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#18 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
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87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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264 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank carol w
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 July 26, 2016 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 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

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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
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: 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?