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87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Ranked #18 of 2,195 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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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Tapas (Monday) night at Allium is a personal favourite, and a consistent winner. Dishes are creative, very tasty, and are great for sharing. Always satisfying, and a great night out. They have changed the menu somewhat, which means that some of the old favourites no longer exist, but still a great place for a satisfying meal.

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Vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Everything was good - a bit better than average. Better than average service, tapas, atmosphere. Good - but could be better for the price point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to this great little restaurant, we heard allot about it in the past and decided to make reservation for 4 to discover, the food was good, a constructive suggestion, the menu selections requires more balanced foods not as versatile as we expected. The presentation is exceptional, and the taste absolutely wonderful; Another favourite restaurant destination on my... More

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were visiting Ottawa for the weekend and came across Allium on the TripAdvisor app. Made reservations for the Saturday night. Staff was very friendly. Decor was warm and modern. My husband had the spicy Caesar, which comes with a garnish of bacon, and had no complaints. I ordered the tuna and the waitress was very informative.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My boyfriend took me there for dinner on my birthday this summer and oh wow was it even tasty! Lovely staff that are super nice and helpful and they menu is out of this world. Especially the blind options which we, of course, had to try and my boyfriend was quite impressed! This is definitely a place to try out!!... More

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Montreal, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place has been praised by gourmet friends, so we were impatient to try it. This restaurant, on a mainly residential side street in a up and coming neighborhood, is small with a large section at street level and a smaller upper section at the back. After being seated in the first section, we realized that the level of noise... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to Allium based off a recommendation from another restaurants bartender, and let me say, they were spot on. Food was delicate, bursting with flavor, yet nothing overly complex. Great drink pairings offered by our server. We will be visiting this place our next trip to Ottawa.

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ottawa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to Alium on Monday night for small plates. The restaurant only serves this treat one night a week. We were five and ordered six plates. Every one was outstanding, delicious and creative. They varied from a sirloin poutine to scallops, crab parfait and tempura shrimp to name a few. The next surprise was the bill, so inexpensive we... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've been a patron of Allium for several years (pre-dating the fire that caused them to close for a while) and my last half-dozen visits have all been on Mondays which is tapas/small plates night. Tapas night is awesome in its own right but my most recent visit was on a Saturday night. That meal reminded me of why I... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A friend invited me and my friend to that restaurant yesterday. On our way there, we joked that for a boys night out, perhaps we should have chosen a restaurant that served chicken wings and nachos, not fancy bistro. But boy am I ever happy he took us there instead of going for chicken wings and nachos. My friend and... More

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

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