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Allium

#25 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Bistro
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87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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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  • 123
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 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
Consistently great!

The food is always great! Service is equally good. Ask for a table near the front where the atmosphere is better than the tables near the back. Lunch prices provide amazing value! I love the Steak & Frites at lunch. Desserts are amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
myshka
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Ottawa, ON
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Ottawa, ON
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food is always great! Service is equally good. Ask for a table near the front where the atmosphere is better than the tables near the back. Lunch prices provide amazing value! I love the Steak & Frites at lunch. Desserts are amazing!

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to Allium 3 times. Once on Tapas night, once for dinner, and once for lunch. Not only have I never had a bad meal, but I've never even had a bad plate. Fabulous consistency of food. The service is also quite good.

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Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here loads of times and it never disappoints. Good all the time, but the Monday night tapas is exceptional. Don't hesitate.

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a good meal on Monday June 22, tapas night. Portions very small like tapas are but still smaller. Asparagus salad, barely two bites for 3, scallops a bit overcooked, flatiron steak very good but undercooked...was blue and we were not asked what level of cooking we wanted and shrimp were good. Although we had informed the reservation that one... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A local friend brought us to this restaurant to get us away from the Market downtown. What a great idea. The food was very good with reasonable portions, and a nice range of flavours. I would suggest that you save room for dessert: the Banoffee Pie is not to be missed. In addition to the food, I was very impressed... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food is absolutely excellent. You have to keep room for dessert as it is really good too. One of my favorite restaurants since I discovered. Highly recommend it. The food is so tasteful! Try it!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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40 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Allium

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

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?