Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews?

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Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews?

We travel to Ottawa five or six times a year to skate on the canal during Winterlude or take in the Tuplip Festival in Spring and to bike around the Rideau Canal during Summer.  We have sampled a number of places in the downtown Byward Market but would like to locate recommended eateries and find a source for current restaurant reviews?  Any help out there?  Thanks in advance.
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    Bonk
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 00:46:01 (permalink)
    I've always used the Ottawa Kiosk...I think it's ottawakiosk.com. 
     
    I like Johnny Farina's for casual Italian about 1/2 mile south of Parliament. And if you're there on a Wednesday try Hooley's on Elgin -- the entire menu is half price that day.
     
    For more upscale I'm a huge fan of Empire Grill near Byward Market, but you said you've frequented that area so you probably already know that.

    Ottawa's awesome -- I got married there last year. It's not really an American tourist destination, which is one of the reasons I like it so much. It's small enough that you can walk everywhere but big enough to have great food and incredible bars. At least by my standards. ;)
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 07:41:26 (permalink)
    Thanks, Bonk,
    We have seen the Empire Grill but never ventured in.  Will have to try it.  Our favorite place is Saigon in the Market, I think on Clarence.  Their lunch special can't be beat.  Everytime we try a new place, we end up with , "pretty good but not as good as Saigon."  Canal Ritz is fun during Winterlude. 
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 11:40:30 (permalink)
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 11:57:23 (permalink)
    That line was just what I was looking for, Cavandre.  Thanks.
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 17:35:46 (permalink)
    Glad to help!
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 19:15:20 (permalink)
    Any personal recommendations, cavandre?
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/14 22:02:11 (permalink)
    Oh yeah, I forgot about The Clock Tower. It's a microbrewery that has good food and great beer. There are three locations (or is it four?) including one in Byward.
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/15 01:06:06 (permalink)
    On Albert, between Bay and Leon, there is the Scone Witch.  My wife and I had breakfast there last year and we thought the scones and jam were delicious.
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/15 07:05:56 (permalink)
    David Guccione

    Any personal recommendations, cavandre?
    dave

    I've never been to Ottawa.
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/29 00:49:26 (permalink)
    If you like shawarmas, Sharwarma King at 331 Elgin St. has the best I've ever eaten.
     
     
     
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    Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? 2012/11/29 09:53:19 (permalink)
    Thanks jm,
    We will give it a try.  Wonder if there willl be Winterlude skating this year?
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