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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#191 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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222 Lyon St N, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had the oyster dish, don't remember the name of the dish but it was very filling and tasty. The server, Kathy was very attentive and made useful suggestions. This is a moderately priced restaurant. spent about $37 for a drink, plate of oysters and a bread basket

Thank Marsabeba
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called the restaurant about 20 minutes before we wanted to be seated and were invited to come by. We were greeted in a very friendly and welcoming manner and ushered into their intimate dining room. The staff made us feel very welcome and attended to us promptly. The menu was explained perfectly without being overwhelming. Our questions were answered... More 

Thank Simon S
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to agree with other reviews, that the service and atmosphere are outstanding. I ordered the mushroom croquettes, but they were 99% potato, so did not enjoy them. The scallops, thought, were the best I have ever eaten.

Thank Firsttri
St. Albert, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this restaurant by chance, and I'm very glad that I did. Excellent selection of tapas with kind and attentive service in an intimate, cozy, and very charming environment. You have a feeling that you're dining in a someone's home. Great food and a varied menu selection (my companion and I shared several plates), and the prices are... More 

Thank UrbanCritic
Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We decided on a whim to find a Tapas bar and found this gem here on TripAdvisor. We where welcomed by Tracy our waitress who by herself lifted our experiance with her charm. The food was fantastic and mouslings we had rank among the best we have ever had ( and we have had a lot :) ). The atmosphere... More 

Thank Doraldur
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I rarely take the time to write a negative review, but this time I unfortunately feel like I have to: we went there based on the great reviews we saw here... And we were very disappointed. We waited for a long time (but the lady serving us was nice I must say), the food was not good and it was... More 

Thank Anne155004
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

222 Lyon Tapas Bar is a tiny restaurant with only a few tables. With its intimate atmosphere and warm, welcoming staff, one feels as though they are eating in a Spanish home. We ordered many, many items from the menu and all were delicious. The Spanish Tortilla was excellent as were the prosciutto wrapped dates. And while the food wasn't... More 

Thank Lasirena37
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Finally we decided to give the Tapas Bar a try and were not disappointed. Great vibe and welcoming atmosphere. Cozy intimate feeling of inclusion. Good food selection for vegetarians. Will definitely go again.

Thank Julianna30
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been numerous times and absolutely love this place. Highly recommend the spinach artichoke dip, chorizo, and the prosciutto wrapped dates. Will definitely be back!

Thank Nathan D
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had been twice before. The previous draw was the Catalonia style spinach which had been removed from the menu on our last visit. The restaurant walls are hard surfaces, creating dreadful echos. It was so noisy the last time we went I could not hear across the table. The server was rude. She actually scolded me "Why did you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Lyon St N, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-238-0222

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