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Allium

87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Ranked #14 of 2,162 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, Ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

If you like restaurants that pretend to be French foodie so they can rip you off and serve really expensive tiny dishes, go to Allium. $30 for entree of short ribs and scallops that consisted of one short rib and 3 tiny scallops.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was a casual dinner with a friend on a Friday night. Between us we ordered steak and duck breast. Both meals were quite tasty and we enjoyed them. They have a relatively decent wine list - we had a lovely Crozes-Hermitage with our meals. The service was friendly and as attentive as we needed. One thing I don't much... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I brought my family to this very nice restaurant. It's never easy to find a place completely baby-friendly, but they accommodated us well. Service was good and the food was high class. A little pricey but good overall. I recommend.

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Ajax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was trying to decide between a 3 and 4 star review of this place. I opted for the 3...the atmosphere was the deal breaker for me. My partner and I chose this restaurant for our third anniversary recently. We had come from out of town (more than 5 hours away) and were in the city for the week. Our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The selection, quality of the food and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend Allium, especially for their Monday night Tapas menu. Make sure to make a reservation though. It's not a huge place, so it fills up quickly. Nice atmosphere and the desserts are also very nice.

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Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to Allium recently on a Monday for tapas. The restaurant has a spare modern look. It's noisy, because of the acoustics, but not a bad thing. We had a reservation at 6:30 pm. The restaurant was not full, but almost. Service was good. With beer, wine and 5 tapas, our bill was $130. Not bad, considering the creative... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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