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Chez Lucien

) #38 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ American, ,
137 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
+1 613-241-3533
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
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11 - 20 of 309 reviews

Reviewed July 4, 2017

I lived by here for years and go back every time I am in town. Friends I brought there made it a mainstay for themselves as well. Amazing scallops, escargot, steak, hamburgers--they do everything well. Great choices on tap and for wine. A juke box...More

Thank JamesSPC
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

I was there for a late lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I had their vegetarian chili, garden salad and a pint of local microbrew. The consumables were all excellent and I happily devoured them completely. The service was prompt, friendly, and just the right...More

Thank chakli13
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We went on a holiday, which may have been part of the problem, but there weren't enough service staff and they ran out of poutine early in the evening. The food was ok, not great. The wine list was pedestrian. We were in town for...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

This place is located in the Byward Market, which is usually packed to the gills in the evening. So we were pleased to arrive at Chez Lucien without a reservation and easily get a table. We were placed on a kind of balcony overlooking the...More

Thank Introvertica
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Stopped in on Saturday afternoon for a pint and some food while travelling through Ottawa. We sat at the bar and was promptly served by a very friendly bartender who went over the choice of beer on tap and in bottle. The menu has a...More

Thank 2SkiAndGolf
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Seriously, one of the best down to earth, places that I've been to in some time. Had an absolutely amazing burger with a side poutine - go big or go home. The burger was huge, so I cut it in half and took the other...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed May 12, 2017

So this is essentially a pleasant place for a pub style experience. I think the problem is the name. You infer from "Chez Lucien" that you are going to get a more bistro experience. It has a very minimal wine list, the menus are in...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

The 1st time I attempted to try the restaurant, there was a long line up during dinner time. That is always a good sign. I went again the 2nd time for a very late dinner at 11 pm since the kitchen closes at midnight. The...More

Reviewed May 5, 2017

Yet, another first time experience. Small but quaint. It was busy and upstairs was noisy. If you expect to have a quiet evening of conversation, it's probably not your place. The waitress was friendly and the service very good. Burgers were excellent, although maybe just...More

Thank excobra_driver
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Got in late on a Friday night and managed to get a table at about 9:30 without a reservation. It was still crowded so I imagine a reservation would be needed if you went earlier. The food was very good, service was great and it...More

Thank JamesL.
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Please google it.
January 15, 2016|
Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, use my own data.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 613-241-3533
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