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87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-792-1313
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The girl at the door, welcomed us and hung our coats in the closet. I hadn't been here in some year and the interior is very nice. The service was excellent by a nice young man. We had asked to have the owner/chef sign our "Ottawa Cooks" book, which by the way they are also selling them here, and he... More 

Thank OttawaMarge
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just experienced this delightful restaurant again last week for lunch with a friend. Lovely diverse menu, excellent service, great prices. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great restaurant in the Ottawa area.

Thank HappyCamper155004
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Ottawa and looking for fine food and fine service ( not always easy to find both), Allium in Ottawa's west end is the place to go. We were there the other night ( 4 of us all family members) and thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered from appetizers to mains to dessert. It was all served with... More 

Thank ray r
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Allium last week after a one year absence and really enjoyed our meal. The Mushrooms on Toast appetizer is one of their signature dishes and it did not disappoint. The Crispy Eggplant, a new-to-us appetizer, was different and very tasty. My companions ordered the Pork Loin, prepared sous vide, and reported that it was very good. No... More 

Thank finsth
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allium is worth the extra expense. Whether it be Mondays tapas menu, with the chefs surprise selections or the monthly dinner menu, you will not be disappointed. Great friendly attentive service, good variety excellently prepared and presented!

Thank tedebare2015
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Our first time there with friends yesterday. So the reviews were interesting and worth a drive out to see what this restaurant has to offer. Our reservation for 4 was at 7:00PM. I was a little concerned when I noticed more than half of the tables empty, but being a Thursday, maybe people were coming out a little later for... More 

2 Thank Bucky S S
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I have been a few times over the past few 3 years and have found their Monday tapas night usually very good. However, I do have some general reservations about Allium since in my books, it is about the whole experience package. I have always felt that the space, decor, and ambiance itself is very average. Acoustics never really good,... More 

Thank rockport
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Allium is another restaurant that came highly recommended. The food was decent, if not particularly memorable. Nothing stood out as a dish that I would crave or go back for. One of our group had an allergy, and I was very impressed by the wait staff's attention to that. Not only did she double-check the ingredients of dishes with the... More 

1 Thank Alinum
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Met with some girlfriends for a Friday evening get-together at Allium. Everyone enjoyed their food and all were intrigued by the 'mystery' entree (it was lamb that night). Deserts were also delicious, and you can even get a 'half' portion for some of their signature ones. Great idea! Dining room is small but spacious, with staff easily getting around the... More 

Thank Julie H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

More upscale. Excellent service and excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Service was always prompt and servers clean, we'll groomed, friendly, and knowledgeable. Would recommend. Food was tasty.

Thank Carleigh Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-792-1313

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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?