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$$ - $$$French, European,
1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-761-1138
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (61 reviews)
“duck” (55 reviews)
“dessert sampler” (17 reviews)
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French, European, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Absinthe twice in one week. Each time the food was superb and the service unobtrusive. Had the delicious duck both times. Second time was cooked more and came with many times mushrooms but as tasty and satisfying. The salad is one if the...More

Thank Resto613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ambiance and could actually hear ourselves talk, contrary to many restaurants these days. The service was efficient and inobtrusive. We all enjoyed our salad appetizers. Two people had duck and loved it, although one had to settle for magret as they had...More

Thank Summum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Creative menu, attentive staff and well prepared food. This is one of my "go to" lunch locations as you can have a business conversation, (tables are well spaced) and the noise level is very low....More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

birthday supper for my son at Absinthe last night. Fantastic experience from start to finish. Front staff were exceptional: super friendly, professional, funny, attentive. Extensive cocktail and wine list...the tuna appetizer and duck entré were mouth-wateringly delicious! Can't wait to go back! I have never...More

Thank osuzanna56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice fine dining for a special occasion, table #10 offers privacy. Food is delicious from appetizers to desserts.

Thank BijouOttawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Monday evening for a 60th birthday party and were served by Mitch and Laurie. As we arrived we gathered around the bar. Immediately I was impressed with the selection of draught beers. If you want a Coors Lite or a PBR,...More

Thank Breadcool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed a terrific lunch at Absinthe with a friend. Service was friendly and efficient yet unobtrusive. The lunch special (spicy salmon burger) was delicious, and presentation was a feast for the eyes. Well-priced and excellent value. Highly recommended.

Thank debdebruijn
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! Found it randomly and decided to try absinthe. We had an absinthe cocktail with chartreuse (the last word) it was so delicious and we finally decided to have dinner there because the food looked so good. I had the burger: fabulous, excellent meat, the...More

Thank joak3
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Nice food. Nice place, Nice service. And they offer profiterole for desert ! Always happy with this restaurant.

Thank YingBernardFrancois
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had heard so many great things about Absinthe.... we were grateful that we managed to get a table without reservations on a busy Saturday evening. The waitress was super friendly. My husband and I chose the daily special which consisted of a salad, boeuf...More

Thank Coco370
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Julie A
September 30, 2017|
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Response from nolikewinter | Reviewed this property |
I hope not!! Why would you want to take a pet to a quality restaurant?.
May 16, 2016|
Response from Redbirdie3142 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see them having a problem with kids
March 28, 2015|
Response from Patrick G |
Hello thank you for your inquiry we are closed all statutory hollidays and December 24th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-761-1138
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Absinthe is a Restaurant where you can eat too much, drink too much, put your elbows on the table and laugh out loud... all at the same time and nobody cares. Absinthe is a restaurant of the people for the people.
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