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Chez Lucien

#41 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-3533
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! My boyfriend and I recently visited this restaurant for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised by how amazing it is. I do wish there was a bit more selection on the menu but that's really not a big deal. My boyfriend and I ordered the nachos as our appetizer and they were so crunchy,... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Ottawa, do not miss the chance to eat the best burgers in Ottawa at Chez Lucien. Its exterior is not very nice, granted, but as soon as you step through the doors you'll forget its outside appearance and will enjoy the best burgers you ever ate! Anyone of their burgers are recommend, as they have a wide variety... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I am sadly discovering, it is hard to find a decent burger these days, including at establishments like Chez Lucien who are known for their burgers. Chez Lucien is a bar cum restaurant a little outside Ottawa's downtown core and the service was pleasant throughout. I ordered their namesake Chez Lucien burger, which you'd think they could make in... More 

Thank Faience44
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But certainly worth the few extra steps. We had a very nice lunch here last week. We were looking for something a little different and were happy to have stumbled onto this place. My impression was that all the rest of the customers were locals, but we were certainly treated well. Very good service and food.

Thank Jmike715
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Look for the unobtrusive sign and modest entrance with the neon "BAR" sign or you might miss it altogether! What a great little gem of a place! Simple bar menu of 5+ burgers/sandwiches, but great portions! The Bourgeois burger was huge and delicious with the pear, brie and carmelized onions-I had to cut this big boy in half (saved half... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and given the queues out of the door the food should be something special. However I have to say that I find other customers' enthusiasm for this place hard to understand. We had a wonderful waitress who managed to serve with a smile despite the over an hour wait for food. When it came, it was underwhelming. A... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We were 6 looking for a place to talk and snack after a movie. Chez Lucien looked to be too crowded but a table was found for us upstairs. Service was excellent as was the beer. The food was the surprise. The menu was varied. The quality was very good and the price was excellent. Our table had a variety... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

A delightful small cosy restaurant with seating at the entrance, at & beside the bar, downstairs & upstairs where I sat. A friendly place & the jazz from 6pm-7pm was great. My meal was excellent & nicely presented. Staff were friendly & attentive. I'd come here again.

Thank Clio H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot for a beer and a burger Got the nachos and they were really good even though they were 20 cad. Burgers were excellent and the beer was cheap and cold Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a small joint and good food

Thank octriptaker
Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Had a burger and beer at Chez Lucien and would recommend the Chez Lucien burger. Nice size burger with fries and salad. Cozy atmosphere and good beer and nice staff.

Thank G S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?