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“Good food terrible atmosphere” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Grillades

Les Grillades
Ranked #173 of 2,709 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Les Grillades, Come visit us at 111 Colonnade Road where you can experience a taste of the Mediterranean. Try our variety of meats grilled to perfection on real charcoal, and our delicious variety of authentic home style appetizers. We promise you a meal to remember!
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food terrible atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you grave Lebanese food and not fast food this is the only restaurant left in Ottawa since Farrouz on Sommerset closed. The food is good and plentiful with all the standards on the menu. All dishes come with hummus, rice and salad and with an appetizer can be shared.
The service is friendly and efficient in this family run restaurant.
The place needs a remake, however. It is hot in the summer, the place needs a new place. Even a paint job won't do.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ottawa
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent food - but food takes long to cook”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite Lebanese food places. Even though it's not close to home, and there are plenty of other Lebanese restaurants close by - we prefer Les Grillades. The BBQ chicken is so tasty and tender, it just melts in your mouth.
Because they make food fresh to order, and this place can get busy, it does take long from the time you order your food to the time it arrives (30 minutes for main course entree). But we usually order appetizers as well.

The decor needs improvement (it very dated), so do the washrooms. Other than that - Highly recommended.

Note: You have to walk up to the second floor so this place is not wheel chair friendly.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Tasty Lebanese BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have been here a few times now and have always left satisfied, and with a full belly.

Halal BBQ is Les Grillades specialty. They have a variety of chicken, beef, and lamb BBQ options. I've tried both the beef and chicken shish kabob, which I would recommend. The lamb chops are also quite good. This past time, I tried the soujouk (spicy ground lamb and beef) which was fine, but I probably will not get it again.

The entrees are a good size, and they bring out pita, garlic sauce, hummous, and turnip before the main meal arrives.

Potential problems: We went with two vegetarians, who could only eat off the appetizers menu. One of them didn't seem to pleased with her cold moussaka, but the other seemed satisfied with her lentil soup and bhaba ghanoush. Also, sometimes the service can be slow but we had no problems this past visit (and there were 11 of us!)

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ottawa
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent Charcoal Grilled Chicken and Lebanese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

We always have the 1/2 chicken (or whole chicken if its the family) dinner. The chicken is always tender and juicy and its rare to find a place that still uses charcoal. We always order a bunch of appetizers as they are excellent. My favorite is the green beans. They always bring you plenty of pita bread for dipping / wrapping and refill it on request.

The decor is really quite basic, service is generally good but can be a bit slow at times. But the quality of the food is what brings us back again and again.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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