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“Excellent burgers, friendly service”
Review of Chez Lucien

Chez Lucien
Ranked #40 of 2,736 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent burgers, friendly service”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Chez Lucien is a gem. It is a cozy neighbourhood pub that serves excellent homemade food at a fair price. The burgers are excellent, fries are tasty, and my son enjoyed his spaghetti and meatballs.

The staff are friendly, genuine and attentive - with just the right amount of interaction.

It is the second time I've been to Chez Lucien and it a very popular place with locals - so plan accordingly and make reservations (if possible).

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious burgers, great selection of beers and love the jukebox!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stumbled upon Chez Lucien after looking for a place that would be open on New Year’s Day. We got a table within 5 minutes and the bar staff were incredibly friendly and outgoing. The burgers were absolutely delicious and they had a nice range of Canadian microbrewery beers to choose from. We will definitely be going back to Chez Lucien next time we’re in Ottawa!

  • Visited January 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“Always a favourite”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Chez Lucien is always a go-to spot in Ottawa amongst me and my friends, with great reason! The atmosphere is genuine and relaxed, molded in great part by the fantastic music playing on their jukebox! The food is always great and reasonably priced (meals come with a side of fries and salad...which I always want at any restaurant!), there is a good selection of beers, and I enjoy the layout with multi-level seating! Great food, great music, great company - what's not to love!

  • Visited December 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very noisy but great burgers”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

The burgers were coked to perfection. The fries were just HUMMMMMM with a hint of salad to feel les guilty. The only problem was the noise.

  • Visited January 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always hopping, full of locals, great pub atmosphere”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Loved the jukebox with free selections including Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Although the menu is small, the quality, preparation and ingredients of everything from starters, burgers, main courses and specials to desserts is very good, and unusual combinations as well as pub standards impress. Great atmosphere,friendly staff, good beer selection, and house wines as well as other bar standards. When many places in area were almost empty this spot was hopping from 11 AM on, through well after supper crowd. Most people who came to drink also came to eat. Singles, couples, and families of all ages enjoying the atmosphere at funky Chez Lucien, do not be fooled by the bar sign. Much more than that .

Visited January 2014
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