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Yesterday's Restaurant & Prlr

#1,181 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
#1,280 of 2,322 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Byward Market Area
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152 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 235-1424
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average Restaurant

Went to this restaurant a few times in the summer of 2011 I sent in Ottawa. It's in a good location and has average food and service. If you go during a slow time, the service is pretty good but they don't handle crowds well. It's old and lives up to its name. Went here on a first date, with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
Sarah E
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went to this restaurant a few times in the summer of 2011 I sent in Ottawa. It's in a good location and has average food and service. If you go during a slow time, the service is pretty good but they don't handle crowds well. It's old and lives up to its name. Went here on a first date, with... More 

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Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I ordered the burger with mushrooms and swiss and if not for the condiments its a pretty blah burger. On the other hand the clubhouse was excellent. Fries were good. Both our glasses had lipstick on them which guaranteed free pop and free dessert !! :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

went with a friend for a quick bite...i ordered nachos...if you wanted beef or chicken it was an extra $4.95...so i ordered beef. well....i got ripped off on the beef...they put a 1/4cups worth. The beef was so small that we could hardly see it on the plate...there was no guacamole...the cheese was hardly melted...it was tasty but not to... More 

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canada
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59 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Turned up with a small group looking for a nice place for supper as advised by our Hotel......big mistake.....nobody wanted to greet us let alone seat us let alone give us a menu let alone.....actually let alone do anything.....servers were rude, abrasive and did not make for a fun tile, when food did arrive it was basically thrown at us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I used to go to this restaurant 30 years ago. We were in Ottawa and happened to pass by. I wanted to revive my memories but read the bad reviews and was hesitant. We went anyway. I had sausage and penne pasta. He had pepper corn chicken. We both enjoyed our meal. Very good portions. Lovely waitress. Quick service. It... More 

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ottawa
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went there today with my coworkers to celebrate a Christmas Lunch. The restaurant is very nice, the decor and ambience was above average. Our server was friendly, smart, quick, but not intrusive. We all ordered the same club sandwhich and it was excellent. This will be our 'go to' venue from now on. I highly recommend. I saw the... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This was by far the worst experience I've had in a restaurant, probably anywhere on the planet. This place is very well located in the business disctrict on a street that hosts events like ribfest, caribean festival and for the purpose of this review, the Poutine fest. Thousands of people line up at chip wagons to get a Poutine, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Sat in the Centretown Tavern section. The food was good, but the a bit overpriced drinks. The waitress was extremely slow, did't get menus until 30 minutes after we sat down, and once we order it took forever.

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London
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Went here while there was a demo of cars and music. This was a great stop. The food is reasonably priced and the staff proficient but very busy.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had lunch there on August 3, Saturday. We ordered appetizers and main course at the same time. It took almost 45 minutes for both to be served to us. Probably because of the street fest on Sparks Street thus with many patrons especially on the patio. But inside was not even half full so there was no excuse for... More 

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Address: 152 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 235-1424
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area

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  • Address: 152 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 235-1424

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