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“Great food but don't go here if you're in a hurry”
Review of Absinthe

Absinthe
Ranked #10 of 3,155 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Absinthe is a Restaurant where you can eat too much, drink too much, put your elbows on the table and laugh out loud... all at the same time and nobody cares. Absinthe is a restaurant of the people for the people.
Reviewed September 29, 2009

Visited Absinthe a few weekends ago with my girlfriends, for a 7:00 reservation. By 7:15 they had already run out of one dish. Most of us had the table d'hote, which is a great value. It took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, then another half-hour after that to get our mid-course. My venison was fatty (how is that even possible?) but otherwise the food was delicious. I would go again but only if I was prepared to spend 2.5 hours at dinner.

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Reviewed July 10, 2009

Absinthe is a gem! One of the best meals I've had in a while. The food is inspired and it's ethos is seasonal, local, artisanal and organic, so the menu changes daily. Had the pleasure of enjoying a wine paired tasting menu and it was phenomenal! The atmosphere is chic and modern with a cool vibe. The service was great, friendly and informative. Everyone takes pride in the food here. Most memorable: Mariposa duck breast and morels, Seared tuna and steak tartar. The desserts are not to be missed: Warm Dark Chocolate Fondant, Créme Brulée, Organic Maple Tart, & Profiteroles...each one decadent and delicious. Absinthe is now located at 1208 Wellington St.
My compliments to the Chef!

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Reviewed January 30, 2009

We went here last weekend. It was good, but my boyfriends thinks it's overrated. We have had better. And the owner was there with a group of his guy friends. They were very loud and were using the "F" word freely. Not very classy that's for sure.

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Reviewed April 29, 2008

Great food, good wines -- decor needs some work

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Reviewed March 18, 2008

A great little restaurant - I just recently discovered and everything was good: the drinks, the service and of course the Food

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