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“Extremely over-priced.”

Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse
Ranked #170 of 2,773 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $99
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Extremely over-priced.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Seriously, the food is average. The food is not really the issue.

The issue is that the plate of rib eye steak was 40$. If it was great, then fine. But it was just ok. Most people at my table had the same opinion.

Very typical Preston Street overpriced dining.

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Ottawa
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a second visit!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I chose Big Easy's on the basis of previous reviews. My son wanted a good steak dinner for his 25th birthday dinner, and he was not disappointed. The steaks were perfectly cooked, and were tender and tasty. My second son relished the Jambalaya.

The service was fast, friendly and efficient. Reservations were easy to obtain (I like their automated email reminders) and we were seated at a pleasant table. Even though it was a Friday night in the pre-Christmas season, we did not find the restaurant to be noisy.

A second trip to Big Easy's is definitely in order to confirm the first impression.

  • Visited December 2012
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Stratford, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing meal !”
Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

This is definitely one of the better restaurants in Ottawa. Went on the recommendation of a friend who lived there. The food and presentation are exquisite. Blackened chicken and vegetables were delicious. My husband's salmon was cooked to perfection. Will absolutely return for other dishes.

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Brandon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“A Great Night, Thank you Trip Advisor Reviewers”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

So let me begin with a thank you. I would not have found this place were it not for TripAdvisor and its reviewers. And what a find. Our table opted for the evening Table d'hote so did not do a very good job of sampling the menu but each of us had a different version and combination. Everything was wonderful. The salmon was cooked to perfection, moist, firm but not overcooked. The garnish included shredded ginger. One of out party is allergic to ginger so the kitchen prepared a separate garnish to accommodate. If you are staying in the Byward Market area grab a cab and head up here, it is worth the trip.

  • Visited November 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

It was second time we went to Big Easy's seafood and stakehouse. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relax. As always fast and professional service. A bit expensive for families with kids, but I will recommand it to my friends.

  • Visited October 2012
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