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“Great Steak”

Al's Steakhouse & Seafood
Ranked #440 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Canadian, American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Now in the business of serving superb meals for over 50 years, Al's proudly offers only certified Angus beef, as well as succulent chicken dishes, seafood, and even hearty lunchtime salads, sandwiches, and filet mignons. And it's all served up by a friendly, knowledgeable staff amidst chic, contemporary decor. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Al's also boasts a conference room that can accommodate up to 130 guests. Reservations recommended. Ample free parking.
gatineau
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

They know how to cook a steak to perfection. Price is reasonable and service is good. A good place to share with friends and family

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I've been going to this restaurant for well over 30 years. It has NEVER disappointed. The food is fantastic, and the service is attentive yet unobtrusive.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Geoffrey L
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Rockland, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Service was not good, food, not very average, ambiance very cold.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We did not enjoy our supper out re: my birthday. Even with reservations, we were placed in a service area...not pleasant.

Visited January 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not up to the billing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Second time at Al's in about a year and it was a special night. Nice that we got a fantastic table, (better than Bob Rae who was eating nearby!). But the overall meal was quite disappointing. It was just steak house average. Nothing over the top and everything seemed a bit factory churned. I also remember some amazing bread or garlic rolls from a few years ago - but they were no where to be seen.

Visited July 2012
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Thank DPP222
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Ottawa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Consistently good. Reliable. No surprises.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Al's has been around since the late 1960s. Not much has changed in that time. That's the good news. Really. They do what they do very well - primarily steaks. They can manage rare for me, butterflied (that's sliced in half and grilled to death or to perfection, depending on your point of view) for one friend and the in between range of doneness for others. And, they can produce this variety at the same table at the same time. Also, for those who don't want a huge steak, they have a 5 oz. filet. Al's is not cheap, but if you're looking for quality and want to know that you can count on the food being consistently good seven days a week, this is your place. Accompaniments: house salad with Al's delicious salad dressing (warning: garlic), potatoes/rice and indifferent vegetables. One tiny cloud - the rolls are served cold.

  • Visited November 2012
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