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#17 of 2,169 Restaurants in Ottawa
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87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was UNBELIEVABLE! We had the shrimp and crab tapas for an app, steak for dinner and some custard for dessert. Everything was just amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank cellar82
Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried all of the appetizers. Each was visually appealing, artistic and delicious. I was impressed with everyone's courses and good wine pairing selections by the staff. The salmon main course was superb. Dessert was a delicious banana & chocolate creation. The ambiance was also very pleasant for a night out. DEFINITELY recommend this restaurant in future trips.

Thank ccmitchellusa
Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a business dinner with a mid sized group. Didn't expect much due to its location. Was surprised as to how good the food was. The décor is eclectic. The service modern and relaxed. The food was mid-priced considering it is on the higher end. The selection of food, in keeping with the décor, was eclectic.

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Thank CanadianTravelReview
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being new to the city, I looked up multiple reviews for the best restaurant to try. Not only did Allium come up several times, but it was strongly recommended to me by my co-worker. First time I went on a tapas night (Mondays) on a date night. Pricy, but delicious tapas and great to try a little bit of everything.... More 

Thank Lilyxo1
Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef provides one surprise selection which you don't see until delivered depending on what is fresh and available. It is routinely excellent and includes a number of meat and vegetable items.

Thank 273tc
Cornwall, Canada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two couples my first time there - there's not. I ordered the surprise (NOTE: they will not tell you what is eg. seafood or beef etc.) so you have to be a bit daring. It was excellent a beef tenderloin and a braised rib ($34.00) and you certainly did not walk away hungry. We got the at 5PM so not... More 

Thank pwuchief
St. John's, Canada
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211 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monday night is small plate or tapas night at Allium. We shared quite a few, probably 75% of the menu and most were excellent. It appears that tapas night is also the night the chef tries new things (which makes sense) and you may get a plate or two that makes you scratch your head but I must say even... More 

Thank NLtrout
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I loved the food, service, and the company of my friends but found as the room got busy with lunch patrons the noise level in the room rose to an uncomfortable level. I had to shout at my friend across the table and if there was music playing in the background I could not hear it. This definitely detracted from... More 

Thank Chickadeedee51
Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Eleven ladies had an outstanding lunch at Allium. Top marks for the service. The server was able to assist two members of our club with severe food allergies to make selections. She also offered to assist anyone needing help getting down the steep stairs to the washroom. Our choices were absolutely delicious and everyone was pleased. I would especially recommend... More 

Thank escapewinter
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want trendy this place is it, however it comes at a cost. I had a "meal" of yellow fin tuna which was tasty but there was more white plate showing than tidbits of food. There was less food than an appetizer plate. Price $16. coffee $3. I was not impressed! My friend chose the garden salad and did... More 

Thank Dierdre A

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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 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 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?