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“Steak shouldn't taste like that” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Rox

The Rox
Ranked #595 of 2,710 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Steak shouldn't taste like that”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

I ordered a salad with grilled steak. I am not sure whether the steak was pre-cooked but it was grossly overdone and just unpleasant. The rest of the salad was fine but couldn't compensate for the small amount of steak offered and its bad taste.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Ottawa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't get the fish tacos”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

I had seen the menu and the fish tacos sounded great, so a coworker and I went there for lunch one day. Unfortunately, I was highly disappointed - the tacos came out and it was basically a frozen fish-stick, which was burnt, with about a half teaspoon of sauce, and shredded browning lettuce in a small tortilla. Very disappointed.

So, we sent them back, and ordered salads. The salad was pretty good, it was just a spinach salad wth strawberries and brie - although it cost about $14 which was a pretty big rip-off, but at least it wasn't a burnt fish stick!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mallory D
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Altea, Spain
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazingly nice staff here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

The staff at the Phi is great. Really customer friendly and the serve lovely fresh food. The coffee is from Starbucks and breakfast is prepared on request so no buffet.

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Thank patjem
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Barrie
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“quick breakie at the Indigo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Very convienent restraunt serving Starbucls coffee :) A little overpriced but the service is prompt and friendly

Visited April 2012
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Paris, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A nice spot inside Hotel Indigo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Great service. Short hours for a hotel bar, IMO. With that said I did spend a few evenings sipping cocktails in the comfy chairs at Phi. I found it more comfortable than most hotel bars, but the prices were a little higher than other places in the area.

Visited March 2012
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