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“Not a favourite”

Fitz's Classic Grill
Ranked #1,566 of 2,840 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our group is always trying to find solid Sunday Brunch choices and decided to try Fitz’s Classic Grill.

First impressions: Carpet. Obviously this is no indicator of how the food will taste but the food needs to be outstanding for me to get past carpet in a restaurant.

There is also an odd, non-related Paris theme. Not sure what that’s about.

I’ll start with the good:
* We had reserved a spot and got seated quickly
* The servers were friendly and when we told them that 2 of us needed to get served quickly, the obliged and we got our food and bill in record time
* Overall - Fitz’s customer service is great.
* Affordable

Now for the bad (or underwhelming cause there were no real ‘bad’ things):
* Menu is ho-hum: Regular breakfast fare - eggs, bacon, toast - I had a BLT and that’s exactly what I got: BLT; it comes with coffee or tea but no sides. It was neither bad and nor memorable.
* The decor and furniture has seen better days. And again - Carpet? Really? This falls into the salad bar without a sneeze guard category.

Bottom line: If you want an affordable, friendly breakfast with the usual choices, you’ll be fine here. If you’re looking for something a notch above, go elsewhere.

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Thank Carol_Eh_Ottawa
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Purchased groupon, called to confirm reservation (Wednesday evening). The two staff were great, meeting all our needs. Food was exceptional. Small restaurant when compared to Pub's but was "homey". We (two couples) enjoyed the atmosphere and view of Richmond Road traffic on a winter night. Group had four different meals (steak, chicken, ribs\wing combo\ baby back ribs and everybody complimented the staff on its presentation\timeliness and portions. We plan on going back in March to celebrate my friends wife's 70th birthday.

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Thank DanielLynch1949
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We just got back from using our groupon and we were disappointed. Firstly, it was a motel's diner and not a restaurant. Our booth was covered with black stain of gums. The waiter was nice but did not really know the food. We tried the Sea & Land and Fillet mignon & Shrimp. The waiter did not know if the steaks come with sauce or not so we ended up paying $4 extra for a small cup of sauce. The fillet mignon was cooked right but the sirloin was overcooked. The shrimps were supposed to be sauteed for one plate and grilled for the other but they were both sauteed. Besides, when we finished our salad, there was a dog running from the hotel to the diner. Fifteen minutes later, there were like dozen young girls in their pyjamas get in, they were all over the place, playing and chatting and we tried to finish our diner and got out of there as soon as we could.

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2  Thank Simba-Begin
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We bought a groupon and made a reservation which was easy to do. When arriving at restaurant we noticed it was attached to a BestWestern hotel facility. While walking in we noticed a strong musty smell, not a food smell. It had been renovated so it looked nice and more contemporary but no one greeted us at the door, even though there were three employees behind the bar, no one made eye contact with us or just a smile for an uncomfortable while. There were three tables with diners mostly the place was empty and when making the reservation the associate told me it was their busy time. We waited long enough and walked up to the bar to which we again waited for some kind of service. Now there was only one associate behind the bar and he looked at us and told us to sit wherever we like. When I said we had a reservation and a groupon he then told us we had to sit in a designated area to which we followed him and he left. The waitress was knowledgable and pleasant but she never gave us water and served other diners water. I would not go here again as the food was average not outstanding, the service was questionable and the atmosphere although was contemporary but not inviting.

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5  Thank ETOILE555
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