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Allium

#22 of 2,309 Restaurants in Ottawa
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87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place!

I had heard a lot about Allium from friends, and finally got to try it. We went for dinner with another couple, and we each ordered appetizers and mains. The food was very well prepared and amazing, and the service was up to par. Would recommend coming here for dinner for sure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
R J
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard a lot about Allium from friends, and finally got to try it. We went for dinner with another couple, and we each ordered appetizers and mains. The food was very well prepared and amazing, and the service was up to par. Would recommend coming here for dinner for sure!

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Thank R J
Ottawa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been twice in the last 8 months and both times we were beyond impressed! As Ottawa is fortunate to have so many excellent restaurants, we wanted to try something else the last time but could not resist a return trip, and we were not disappointed. The service again was top notch and the food impeccable.

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Thank SunMoreSun
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, the menu offers a surprise for the appetizer and the main, which i picked, and was delighted with calameri and shrimp and for the main, scollops and shrimp... it was delicious! great coffee too!! service was excellent.

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Thank twin411
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the surprise appetizer and was not disappointment!! They have a small selection of craft beers which is nice to see. The fried chicken with foie gras was very good. We very much enjoyed our time there.

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Thank aserre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the surprise menus. My husband ordered the surprise appetizers and main and he was very happy with his meal. The service was impeccable. It's nice and casual setting. I will be back when they change their surprise dish.

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Thank rocxie L
Kingston, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise. Just a few steps North on Holland off Wellington. Great service, food is fresh and well presented. Wish we had discovered it some time ago. It has been there for 11 years.

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Thank joebloggins13
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Allium last night when a relative from out of town was visiting. It got good reviews here and by word of mouth. Love the idea of the secret special- where you put yourselves in the hands of the chef. My husband chose that route for both appetizer and entree and he wasn't disappointed. The description by the... More 

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Thank Babs621
nyc
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347 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely done. Enjoyable evening. Nice, simple menu options. Well presented and tasty. Upbeat, energetic atmosphere. Worth a visit. $200Cdn for 4 with wine.

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Thank burnsinny
Bedford, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Ottawa for the weekend and family members from Ottawa chose the Allium as it is one of their favorite places to eat. The menu is interesting and a bit pricey given the serving sizes. My appetizer was tasty but not what I would call excellent. For my main I had the surprise and I must say I... More 

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Thank Susan R
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is always excellent, wait staff attentive and the food is promptly served. I have always gone on Monday Tapas nights since I find it's the best way to try many different dishes in a small format. I highly recommend a visit to this exception... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-792-1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?