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Allium

87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Ranked #20 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hands down my favourite restaurant in the city. Excellent service, great wine list, and above all the food is always delicious. The menu is always changing and I find the food is both creative and delicious. My friends and I keep coming back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went there for lunch and had the tuna tartar as an appetizer and the pork tostadas as a main course. The tartar was delicious and the flavours were really well balanced. The tostadas were good, but not out of the ordinary. My friend had the scallops and shrimp which were cooked perfectly. The waiting time to be served was... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ate here based on TA reviews. Ordered wine and they shorted me on my glass because it was the end of the bottle. Said they would return to top it but waited 20 minutes and had to ask to get a full glass. Bread provided was bad - not crisp and seemed liked cheap baguette. Starters were ok - fried... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went for lunch with a few colleagues several weeks ago. I had long heard about this restaurant and was happy to finally have had the opportunity to check it out. Unfortunately, the menu was not very large particularly for a vegetarian or even a pescatarian. Though the sandwich that I ordered was tasty, it was quite skimpy in terms of... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one of Ottawa's best restaurants, as far as I'm concerned. I had the short ribs and scallops the other night ....absolutely divine. Our waitress was lovely and attentive but not invasive. Everything was perfect. Monday night tappas is a real treat. I highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

small portions, good service, good food. Menu choices are seasonal. The restaurant is small, in a converted house yet nicely decorated.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we last re-visited this restaurant we were pleased to see that the menu had in fact changed - they claim a different menu monthly. Unfortunately, the menu may be suitable for those that do not have a gluten-free dependency, it did not for those that do. The servers were (not quite) happy to accommodate. Too many trips to the... More

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Allium makes some of the most delicious creations I've ever tasted! We attended a wedding reception here, tapas style, and got to try many different dishes... all of which were absolutely amazing! They're so creative and know just what spices and sauces to use to bring out the flavour in everything! Wish we lived closer and could eat here all... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've gone to tapas night (Mondays) at Allium 3 or 4 times now. You can tell by the packed restaurant that it is definitely a hit. The tapas menu will change but a few favorites will remain such as the flat iron steak and the fries. When we went this week there was a poutine on the menu and we... More

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In terms of fine dining in Ottawa, I don't think Allium can be beat (yes I have eaten at Beckta too). We ate there one of our last days before moving from Ottawa at the end of June with another couple and had a culinary treat. I was treated to delicious seared scallops and fried prawns as my main but... More

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