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“Excellent food - but food takes long to cook” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Grillades

Les Grillades
85 Holland Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 792-3224
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Ranked #258 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food - but food takes long to cook”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite Lebanese food places. Even though it's not close to home, and there are plenty of other Lebanese restaurants close by - we prefer Les Grillades. The BBQ chicken is so tasty and tender, it just melts in your mouth.
Because they make food fresh to order, and this place can get busy, it does take long from the time you order your food to the time it arrives (30 minutes for main course entree). But we usually order appetizers as well.

The decor needs improvement (it very dated), so do the washrooms. Other than that - Highly recommended.

Note: You have to walk up to the second floor so this place is not wheel chair friendly.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ottawa, ON
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tasty Lebanese BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have been here a few times now and have always left satisfied, and with a full belly.

Halal BBQ is Les Grillades specialty. They have a variety of chicken, beef, and lamb BBQ options. I've tried both the beef and chicken shish kabob, which I would recommend. The lamb chops are also quite good. This past time, I tried the soujouk (spicy ground lamb and beef) which was fine, but I probably will not get it again.

The entrees are a good size, and they bring out pita, garlic sauce, hummous, and turnip before the main meal arrives.

Potential problems: We went with two vegetarians, who could only eat off the appetizers menu. One of them didn't seem to pleased with her cold moussaka, but the other seemed satisfied with her lentil soup and bhaba ghanoush. Also, sometimes the service can be slow but we had no problems this past visit (and there were 11 of us!)

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Charcoal Grilled Chicken and Lebanese Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We always have the 1/2 chicken (or whole chicken if its the family) dinner. The chicken is always tender and juicy and its rare to find a place that still uses charcoal. We always order a bunch of appetizers as they are excellent. My favorite is the green beans. They always bring you plenty of pita bread for dipping / wrapping and refill it on request.

The decor is really quite basic, service is generally good but can be a bit slow at times. But the quality of the food is what brings us back again and again.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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