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87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 2,154 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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91% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We both were very curious about all the hype and decide to go on a Friday evening to discover that not only the food and presentation were excellent but the atmosphere was very relax. Two weeks later we went back on a Monday to sample the tapas and were satisfied with the choice of fresh ingredients used and friendly service.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was a little skeptic even after making the reservation and before the meal. The neighborhood and the restaurant itself are not that attractive. Yet, the dishes were nicely presented and tasted awesome as they should be. We ordered the orange tuna as appetizer. The tuna was very fresh and the potato croquettes were fried perfect, the best potato croquette... More

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I dined here last night, courtesy of his twin daughters. We arrived early and the place was almost full by the time we left. Reservations are recommended, even mid-week and on-site parking at rear is limited; otherwise it's street-parking. Our waiter, Lucas, was very attentive and knowledgeable, and we never felt rushed. The menu is rather small... More

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Ottawa, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've heard wonders about Allium, and my husband and I love food so we decided to check it out. Well the first thing that caught my eye was the "surprise menu." I am a curious person, so I needed to know what it was but I am a picky eater so I was very nervous. I set aside all reservations... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I just had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The tofu+vegetable dish is fantastic. However, the surprise item was disappointing. The day I visited, the surprise was chicken breast came at a price of 28$. Though I had no problem with chicken breast being served as meal, I believe they should not charge 28 for chicken while they charge 25... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was nicely received by our soon to be waitress who brought me to my table and promptly served and poured me a glass of cool water out of a decanter while I waited for my guest. The lunch menu and wine list looked great. I asked my waitress her recommendation on wine to go with our preferred starter and... More

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The ambiance and location were charming! We had a window seat and watched the comings and goings of this neighborhood! I had the scallops and they were delicious! TripAdvisor never lets me down.....

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Was super excited to try out this spot after it was rated one of Ottawa's top 20 and came highly recommended by friends. Atmosphere and service were great, however the menu was not very inspiring. If I went back, I think I'd venture to try the "chef's surprise" dish as this item seemed to have the creativity and wow factor... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had dinner with friends. The appetizers were superb (scallops, "mushrooms on toast", and the pea greens salad). Everything fresh and very tasteful. Mains were excellent. My steak was very flavourful and beautifully cooked. All the meals were sized just right, served hot. Atmosphere in the restaurant was excellent. With 2 bottles of wine, starters and main each, the bill was... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The chef is awesome and so is the food. This is a great value. French food you can take anywhere. I'll recommend this for a classy value

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