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“Great Night Out”

Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse
Ranked #171 of 2,785 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $99
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Night Out”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Dinner with friends last night, would recommend to anyone. The service was great, quick and knowledgable staff, and the place has great ambience. All of our meals were great- especially the Blackened tuna and the Scallops. Will be going back again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Rob R
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Ottawa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Restaurant the Big Easy”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Located in Little Italy on Preston Street. This restaurant has a very good menu of Seafood, Steaks and Chicken. The Crab cakes are the best I ever tasted and I really recommend them.
I had lobster tail wiht grilled root vegetables and it was delicious. It is a must for visitor to Ottawa.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Nickiottawa
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Chelsea, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, outstanding service !”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We recently went with a group of friends - 10 of us total. We had a great time and loved every bite. We ordered a few things at a time and shared as a group so that we could taste many dishes because no one could decide what to order-wanted to try everything! Not one dish lagged behind any other - they were all fantastic! What stood out for me was the seafood fondue, beet salad, jambalaya and the scallops. Our waiter was terrific ! He was patient, very knowledgeable about the food and drinks and had a great sense of humour. I had been in once before and sat at the bar for a drink and apps. The bartender was very busy - the place was packed - yet I felt like my friend and I were the only ones in the place. That's how professional and friendly he was. We never had to wait for anything. The fresh oysters are a must try! Looking forward to many more meals at Big Easy's!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank schatz900
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bc
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“It's a keeper!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I was pleasantly pleased upon arriving at the Big Easy location in Little Italie Ottawa. I was just off the plane from Vancouver, B.C. and I desperately needed a comfy, cozy and delicious place to settle down. It certainly didn't disappoint. The waiter was pleasant and helpful to our needs and the food was wonderful.
I will certainly go back and order fresh oysters again.

Sylvie G.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank lagoune
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good food but perhaps misleading”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went as a group of six people and everything tasted good including scallops, shrimp and lobster. However, one of the items on the menu was $70.00. It was KOBE beef. I just watched "Marketplace" on TV and claims to be serving KOBE beef made by restaurants were deemed to be false. KOBE beef is produced exclusively from Japan and NEVER imported to North America per the Marketplace report. This is truly a case of Buyer Beware. There are many restaurants that sell KOBE products on their menu and this is one of them.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Patricia O
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Leigh-Anne M, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
This is in response to the claim that we are “falsely” selling Kobe beef at Big Easy’s Seafood and Steakhouse. There have been a few news articles lately claiming, that what Canadian restaurants are selling is not true Kobe beef. This is not the case. The ban on importation of beef from Japan was lifted in August 27, 2012. Many of the articles which people are basing their knowledge on are dated back to April of the same year. The ban was initially put in place as a result of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in 2010.

We are in fact importing our beef from Japan, as was noted in a recent article published by Mr. Ron Eade of the Ottawa Citizen. It is true, that the Wagyu (meaning Japanese cow) produced in Kobe is limited in its distribution based on the cattle ranch sizes in the region. Wagyu is the proper name for the Japanese cow that is bred to produce what has become known as “Kobe Beef”. Kobe beef is that made under Japanese law, from Hyogo prefecture in Japan, of which Kobe is the capital.There are various regions in Japan that raise the same lineage of cattle yielding the same quality of beef. Kobe has become the standard, similarly as Champagne has done for sparkling wine. By adhering to the rigid standards and meeting all of the qualifications the beef of neighbouring regions can thus be exported toting that very distinction.

The beef that Big Easy’s is selling to our clientele is of this high standard and therefore the “real” deal. We would never mislead our guests and would be more than happy to go through the details of our beef that we are importing with guests. On hand, at any time, within our establishment we have the certified Health Certificate, Export Quarantine Certificate and Air Waybill to legitimize the product we are selling.

As an establishment, we hold ourselves to high standards and would never mislead our guests by selling an inferior or false product. We would have gladly provided you with all of this information and more detail had you made your concern known to us at the time of your visit. A public forum like this can be very hurtful to establishments and their reputation if facts are misunderstood.

Please refer to Mr. Ron Eade’s blog for further information: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/tag/ron-eade/
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