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“Pleasantly surprised!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge

Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge
1717 Carling Avenue | 201, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #81 of 2,224 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Newly renovated and re-opened.
ottawa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to try this restaurant as it was close to her house and offered plenty of parking. Wow, were we surprised when we walked in! Stunning bar area and a newly renovated restaurant.
We were served by a very friendly server by the name of Kim who knew the menu inside out. She highly recommended the lobster ravioli and I was impressed. It was delicious as were the mussel dish and my friends chicken supreme!
Overall we were very happy and plan to return with friends in the near future. Maybe I'll save room for dessert next time...

BTW, the bread was awesome!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“What, No Bread?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Went to the Rose Bowl Restaurant for lunch with a friend. The interior is dark but there is a summer patio overlooking the parking lot. Ordered a lobster ravioli and a chicken Caesar salad. The waitress informed us there was no bread with lunch. They make their own bread but only for dinner. Hey, why not grab a hamburger bun and toss it into a basket? Why not go to a local bakery and buy a dozen buns for lunch? Sheesh, pick up the pace! The food was tasty but for 15 bucks each can we not get some bread? Will not be back for dinner (bread or no bread).

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Aylmer, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice place but WAY overpriced and very greasy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Went for lunch with someone that HIGHLY recommended the burger as the best I would ever have. Didn't even finish the plate. It was SOOOO greasy it was like a heart attack waiting to happen. The fried onions on top were out of the fridge cold. The bread was simply floating in grease. Burger is a nice size, meat is also a good portion but it cooked on a flat top in it's grease and is just plain gross. I will never be back. I'm glad is was a free lunch. I was polite. Had I been there alone or with familly I would have refused the plate and walked out.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Madawaska, Canada
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“meal review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Food of exceptional quality. A bit pricey but well worth the extra cost. Lovely quiet atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Prices go up and quality drops”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

I ordered a medium steak and it was very burnt on the outside and too well done on the inside.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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