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“Wonderful pre-theatre dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Absinthe

Absinthe
Ranked #5 of 2,710 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $37
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful pre-theatre dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

A busy spot with good food and lovely service. Started with a lovely soup followed by stuff chicken. The soup had wonderful rich flavours, the chicken was good but didn't change my life the hash browns softened a bit under the weight and moisture of the greens. Our waiter was absolutely delightful. A good night out all round.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“5 out of 5”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Servers - excellent.
Food- excellent.
Atmosphere - fun.
We've eaten there a few times and the food has always been great. We've brought a lot of friends who have also become return customers.

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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250 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great jazzy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great place to go for dinner before a show at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The atmosphere is warm and relaxing. It was busy with the after work crowd, but the service was excellent. It was attentive without being silly, the food was well prepared and extremely tasty. The neighbourhood is great for an after dinner stroll. This place is the whole package without any of the pretention.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Roma
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant in Ottawa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I made a reservation at Absinthe Cafe for a social dinner, about 35 people, coming from different countries for a scientific meeting in Ottawa. The manager was very helpful and flexible in organizing the menu. Great food, fresh ingredients, well prepared, and also a nice atmosphere. Good wines. To be recommended, as one of the best choices in Ottawa!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ontario
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937 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“I visited at lunchtime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

They serve up a really good lunch time menu the food is great and the portions are generous. It tends to be a little quieter at lunchtime than it is in the evening. If the restaurant is full then it can be a bit loud The service is good and the atmosphere is good.

Visited November 2012
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