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“5 out of 5” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Absinthe

Absinthe
1208 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
6137611138
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Ranked #60 of 2,222 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: International, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“5 out of 5”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Servers - excellent.
Food- excellent.
Atmosphere - fun.
We've eaten there a few times and the food has always been great. We've brought a lot of friends who have also become return customers.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great jazzy place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great place to go for dinner before a show at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The atmosphere is warm and relaxing. It was busy with the after work crowd, but the service was excellent. It was attentive without being silly, the food was well prepared and extremely tasty. The neighbourhood is great for an after dinner stroll. This place is the whole package without any of the pretention.

  • Visited May 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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Roma
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant in Ottawa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I made a reservation at Absinthe Cafe for a social dinner, about 35 people, coming from different countries for a scientific meeting in Ottawa. The manager was very helpful and flexible in organizing the menu. Great food, fresh ingredients, well prepared, and also a nice atmosphere. Good wines. To be recommended, as one of the best choices in Ottawa!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ontario
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487 reviews 487 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
“I visited at lunchtime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

They serve up a really good lunch time menu the food is great and the portions are generous. It tends to be a little quieter at lunchtime than it is in the evening. If the restaurant is full then it can be a bit loud The service is good and the atmosphere is good.

Visited November 2012
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Ottawa,Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Worth the detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stylish restaurant in a trendy neighbourhood and an incredible value for money considering the quality and imaginative cuisine. Went for lunch one day (very busy) and dinner on an other night. Both time service was friendly and first class. Very relaxed atmosphere. Wine list is limited, but a lot of good choices. Definitely one of our new favourite in Ottawa.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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