We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!


#18 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 276: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Marcel C
Level Contributor
101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner at Allium with another couple. Two of us had the curry duck, one had the chef's surprise (duck confit), and the other had the short rib. They were all very good and very well presented. Good coffee. Service was friendly and efficient. The room however was very noisy.

Thank gripbic45
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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
Level Contributor
151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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.

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

Thank CanadianTravelReview
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
Level Contributor
231 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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
Level Contributor
124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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

Travelers who viewed Allium also viewed

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario

Been to Allium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Allium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?