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#20 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
5:30 pm - 9:30 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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Alinum
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were here in August 2016. The cocktails were great, the food was fantastic and the service was top notch. The menu changes frequently and I'm sure you won't get bored at this restaurant

Thank JamescK8812GU
Ottawa, ON Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a few friends and had their small plates (which is all they serve on Mondays). We were not disappointed. Everything was very tasty and well presented. We had the heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms on toast, roasted cauliflower and cheese, calamari, etc.... Good selection for meat eaters and vegetarians. Would certainly go back and try their full menu.

Thank mtrottier
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No fuss. Just really really good food. Despite its modest appearances, the food is absolutely perfect. Decent portions and wonderful food.

Thank Geoff H
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Met a friend after work and shared the "surprise" appetizer and each had the "surprise" main. Both were amazing. The combination of flavours was incredible. The server and other staff were very attentive. This is one of my all time favourite Ottawa restaurants.

Thank 18Nancy58
Ottawa, Ontario
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Our daughter gave us a gift certificate to Allium for our 35th anniversary. Was not sure what to expect from this highly rated restaurant in Ottawa. It was fantastic! Excellent food, very beautiful in presentation and the choices were unique. All this and the quality was first rate at reasonable prices. We both had a starter, main and dessert along... More 

Thank AnneOttawa12
Ottawa, Canada
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279 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

great service.....the food was very good and would visit again.....book a table as they get very busy at lunch.....

Thank carol w
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Casual dining in a cozy atmosphere, attention to detail, and excellent cuisine are consistently obvious in this small bistro/dining gem.

Thank Marcel C

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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
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?