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#27 of 2,199 Restaurants in Ottawa
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87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-792-1313
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allium chef use and preparation of each ingredient in each dish is outstanding. I had the chef surprise appetizer and the mix of pork bellies, tuna and fresh supporting ingredients was delightful. Same held true with the surprise main. Service is attentive, informative about each dish and pleasant. Hats off to the staff for your consistency in excellence.

Thank folkbrucie
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service throughout the meal was great, and atmosphere was great. The bread served wasn't as fresh as i'd have liked, but the flavoured butter was good. Ordered charred octopus to start, the octopus was a bit chewy but overall a good plate. For main, we ordered the scallops and the duck breast. Scallops alone were delicious, perfectly cooked, great flavour.... More 

Thank SauceGirl
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little gem in Ottawa. Great food, amazing plates, foodie worthy of anyone who knows great food. Lovely decor and clean.

Thank Maverick_spd
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner (my best friend and I) at allium. We had a window seat and everything was delicious. Service was prompt and attentive. I loved the food and wine we chose. It's a little higher end for price and we couldn't get a 7-7:30 seating although there were 10+ tables empty between 7-8pm that night. But... More 

1 Thank Sarah P
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The food was so delicious! We were there on a Monday and enjoyed their tapas menu. Small restaurant that provides a comfortable seeing for a date. Secretive was excellent, wouldn't have changed a thing. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Rosanna B
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

I had read about this restaurant and was looking for a new restaurant to us for a birthday event. We were extremely impressed. Our son thought the "meat and potatoes" dish (steak) was the best he had ever had. The scallop curdo had a very fresh and creative taste. The chicken and scallop dish was definitely a repeat option. And... More 

Thank rjdixon5419
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious, the service the most courteous and the ambiance totally perfect. We had ceviche, eggplants, calamari, duck, fries and a sweet something for desert. The wine was perfectly paired and gluten and dairy free diet was accommodated for one of us. I recommend this restaurant any time but on Monday nights it's special!

Thank Marthe L
2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Saturday. We both had the spiced yam soup (which came with a delicious little taco). He also had the braised pork and scallops main and I had the "surprise" main which ended up being osso buco in a philo pastry. Both dishes were amazing! I highly recommend this place.

Thank Natalia S
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a few friends. We were seated to our reserved table promptly. Staff were friendly, and our server was also a sommelier, so she had great wine recommendations. The squash salad was amazing, and the steak tartare was, as well. Buttermilk pie was a great dessert. Would go back anytime.

Thank paradoxifl
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

My parents brought us to Affirm to celebrate my wife and I 5th anniversary. All four of us had never been there and we were very impressed from start to finish. Plates had some many different flavours and portion were perfect. We will definitely return.

Thank yamartin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?