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Chez Lucien

#38 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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137 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
(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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Sherbrooke, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to relax. Always try to sit at the bar and you always find somebody to talk to. The food is good an they offer Quarts of Beer.

Thank Frank W
Atlanta, Georgia
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around the Byward market with some colleagues, saw this place and the only signage was "BAR", so we knew that we needed to check it out. We seated ourselves in the bar area, ordered a beer and a scotch, simple enough. Later ordered the cheesecake which was wonderful. The wait staff were right on top of us, never having... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places where you can still get calves liver and bacon - that in and of itself is a good reason to go to Chez Lucien in my humble opinion. It's a bit dark, it's a bit gritty, and the food is what could best be called "hearty" - nothing fancy here, but nothing scary either. Unpretentious... More 

Thank WJP89
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for its burgers served in big plate with a mountain of fries. Tasty seasoned meat and wonderful service provided by a cheerful waiter. Also if you are visiting Ottawa, Chez Lucien is nicely located very close to the Byward market

Thank Marc L
Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. The place was packed and we had to wait for a table, but only for about 10-15 min. (There was no sign, but you have to wait to be seated.) We got a table by the door at the front (we called it the porch) and it was good. The food was delicious.... More 

Thank Patricia G
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cozy pub in the Byward market never fails to impress me with their food quality. I can never get enough of my favourite burger in Ottawa. Frida & Diego burger but replace the patty with Grilled chicken breast/no tomatoes/add mushroom. If you're not into the whole healthy eating, ditch the salad and get all fries, you will not be... More 

Thank Moe_Abadla
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We'd been for a meal and watched the spectacular light show. We were looking for a nice pub that was chill, not too loud but with a good atmosphere. We got everything we were looking for and more. Not too far from the manic Bayward Market area, Chez Lucien is a hidden gem of a pub. The menu looked extensive,... More 

Thank Maurice R
Gatineau, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I surprised my wife on our 41st wedding anniversary. It is within the walking distance from the market area of Ottawa. A very cozy place for a good food and drinks at night. We had a prior reservation. The place was full by 5:30pm when we got there. People of different ages in couples and groups filled the three stories... More 

Thank Mostafaghfoury
Toronto, Canada
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Met some old friends in this quaint spot for a bite of dinner and catching up. Hubby & I ordered the Frida & Diego and Bourgeois burgers respectively. Both were excellent and cooked to order. Loved the fact that they come with both salad and fries- which were fresh cut and delectable. Our companions all ordered first courses which, although... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

They accommodated our group of 10 people easily. Not too crowded on a Thursday evening, but the lack of air conditioning could have been a factor. Server was nice and efficient, answering any questions and serving our drinks quickly. A good place for watching sports or chatting with friends, but perhaps more suited for the older crowd.

1 Thank luckytabi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (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?