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“Delicious but a bit expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hy's Steak House

Hy's Steak House
170 Queen St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-234-4545
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Ranked #144 of 2,154 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: O'Connor
Description: Perfectly grilled Canadian Prime steaks, cold martinis and warm hospitality. A relaxed, refined atmosphere. You deserve to visit Canada's Premier Steakhouse. We are Hy's, and proud of it, since 1955.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Delicious but a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place for a fancy super. The way they cook there steak is very good, fancy, and creative. The food is a little expensive however very good. I would certainly recommend this place.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I visit at least once a year. Usually to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We actually took our son with us the last time we visited, now that he is 15 he can appreciate what fine dining has to offer. I am often surprised that other "families" choose to bring their children so young. In my view until you hit a certain age you cannot appreciate or give the right attitude required to dine in higher end restaurants and wish others would hold the same values. Often you see toddlers or barely 8 year olds at places causing a stir and ruining for people out to escape the children or just trying to enjoy a romantic adult ambiance.
That said aside our son's first fine dining experience with us was like all our previous experiences-AMAZING. Our son has a great palate and love of food-his mom is a chef after all :) and thought the lamb was superior. As per usual my steak was amazing and tender as you expect the filet to be but again as usual cooked to perfection! My boyfriend really enjoyed the porterhouse and the service is ALWAYS amazing. We will be back again for my birthday shortly !!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“good food, service, a bit expensive for what you get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A few friends and I went to Hy's in December 2013. We went there on a Friday night with reservations. When we arrived, we were greeted and someone hung our coats for us in the closet. We waited for a while in the bar until our table was ready. The service was good but nothing outstanding. The food selection was great. I ordered a filet mignon with aside of double baked potatoes (a baked potato that had its inside mashed, then re inserted into the potato and baked again.) I also ordered an extra side of mac and cheese. There was a waiter who came by with a tray of sour cream, butter, bacon, etc as toppings for the potato. My steak was done right, and it was very delicious. If you order salads, the salad is prepared right in front of you. The ambiance was very nice and elegant. However, to me, the taste of the food was only a bit better than the Keg (however, the prices were a lot higher.) The restaurant would be nice for an occasional treat but I don't think the high prices are that worth it for the food. (I would pay the extra price just for the nice ambiance.) The service was just average and I was not given any outstanding service at all.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful evening !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We rang in the new year at Hy's Ottawa and had a wonderful evening. Food was excellent as usual and staff and atmosphere very very nice.
We look forward to going back in 2014.
Leslie

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Overated and Outdated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Five of us went to Hy's for what I hoped would be a traditional , classic steakhouse experience.

Silly me!

From the tawdry faux Victorian decor to over priced wine list, everything about this restaurant screams ...well I am not sure as it is diffciult to tell what kind of restaurant it wants to be .

I had the pepper steak. Below average cut of meat . My requested medium rare wasn't. The " sides" consisted of limp fries and dodgy veg.

One week later ate at The Keg in North York.

Save your money and drive to toronto if your only option is Hy's Ottawa.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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