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Allium

87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Ranked #2 of 2,090 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I work close to Wellington so I visit often the lunch. It's pretty good for lunch although I find the service a bit slow for the noon hour rush. I did enjoy dinner at the restaurant more than lunch, particularly their Monday tapas (which I'm not sure still exists)...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We've eaten at some of the best restaurants in Ottawa and Allium is among those few. We visited Allium a Saturday evening and loved it. We ordered the scallops and bread mushroom for starters and the food was excellent. It was presented really well and the taste was amazing. For main we ordered the crab cake and the steak and... More

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Ayr, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visited on Valentines weekend in February. Tables are a bit close together but to be expected with such a small footprint. my wife ordered "blind" - both the appetizer and main. i can't even remember the appetizer because her main was undoubtedly the most delicious food i have ever tasted - beef tenderloin smothered in foie gras. WOW! my... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food is consistently good here and they have a reasonable wine selection. The server was around when needed but we had plenty of privacy otherwise. All in all, a pleasant evening.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited twice in February both for regular menu and tapas menu. Both were very good although a little on the pricy side. I understand this is a "special occasion" type of place but at the prices they charge the food is not up to par. Pretty standard "fancy" fare, everything is cooked pretty well but there is nothing exciting,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Allium is our favourite spot in Ottawa. Delicious food, complex enough to be special but still accessible. I find that with other high end restaurants sometimes chefs try too hard and there are just way too many things going on in a dish. With Allium, everything on the plate and in the dish has a purpose. Service is excellent, never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I've been here many time for lunch. Great value for decent food. Also showcases some fun local artwork for sale. I'd recommend their Steak Frites!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Allium partially based on TA's number two ranking and the fact that the restaurant has been voted into the top 10 Ottawa restaurants for the last few years. Needless to say our expectations were high and unfortunately they were not met. We ordered the Scallops and Latkes Appetizer followed... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is my husband's and I go-to place for a good meal. Unpretentious restaurant with delicious food that never disappoints. Tapas night on Mondays is particularly great as you get to taste lots of their dishes. Always have attentive service and the wait staff is always friendly and happy to offer their opinions and suggestions on food and wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The food was wonderful, the service extremely attentive and an overall excellent experience. I would definitely return in the future.

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