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Allium

#26 of 2,157 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Bistro
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87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Sunday
Closed
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best steak ever!!

Friendly service and a-ma-zing steak with cale and veggies. The beef carpaccio also to die for! The beer menu is also nice, different brands than the usual canadian commercial brands. The blueberry sorbet was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Brasucas
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Toronto, Canada
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Friendly service and a-ma-zing steak with cale and veggies. The beef carpaccio also to die for! The beer menu is also nice, different brands than the usual canadian commercial brands. The blueberry sorbet was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Although décor is important to some diners my wife and I set our priorities on the quality of the food and service set against price. In this regard Allium comes out as one of the very best restaurants in the Ottawa area. We had three courses and all were creative, beautifully cooked and served by very pleasant, professionally attentive staff.... More 

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Ottawa Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lunch, Dinner, Tapas. This restaurant hits all the marks. The food and service is simply impeccable. Alliium is our go to place for Monday night Tapas or special occasions. But also for lunch and a weekday dinner. The chef's surprise app or main is terrific.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Three of us celebrated our daughter's birthday at this, her favourite restaurant. It was awesome. My husband & daughter shared the Orange/grapefruit salad. It looked lovely & tasted even better than it looked. My husband had the scallops which were so beautifully presented they looked like an art installation. The taste matched the look! Our daughter ordered the bacon wrapped... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We keep coming back to this restaurant. Never disappointed. The food is amazing, presented in a creative way. Quite an interesting wine list. The service was excellent, expert with a smile.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great food, good service and reasonable prices. Great wine as well. Order blind and let Chef surprise you!

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Ottawa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Unsure what has happened to this well-established restaurant. We have been big fans (and client's) of this place for several years. Always had excellent meals, good value with superb service. The last time we went was a letdown, but we thought it was an "off night". Last evening, worsened this experience. The quantity and quality of food has really declined... More 

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Ottawa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've been to Allium twice and loved it. The atmosphere is cozy and was a great date place. The food was amazing and the wine just as tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Loved, loved, loved Allium! - for the price I'd rate it above Gezellig. It's become a favourite in our household. For my first visit, I had the blind appetizer and blind main course (chef's discretion), and each was both creatively constructed, AND delicious. The calamari was the best I've ever had. I'd like to know what spice they put in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I go to those restaurant all the time and we have yet to be disappointed with any of the meals we have gotten. As the price is relative to many higher end restaurants we use this as a great place to go for special occasions. We went for New Years and we both can say it was... 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: Bistro
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?