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? - Tue, 11/13/12 12:40 PM
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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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Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? - Wed, 11/14/12 12:46 AM
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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? - Wed, 11/14/12 7:41 AM
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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? - Wed, 11/14/12 11:40 AM

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Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? - Wed, 11/14/12 11:57 AM
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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? - Wed, 11/14/12 5:35 PM
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Glad to help!

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Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? - Wed, 11/14/12 7:15 PM
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Any personal recommendations, cavandre?
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Re:Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? - Wed, 11/14/12 10:02 PM
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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? - Thu, 11/15/12 1:06 AM
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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? - Thu, 11/15/12 7:05 AM
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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? - Thu, 11/29/12 12:49 AM
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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? - Thu, 11/29/12 9:53 AM
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Thanks jm,
We will give it a try.  Wonder if there willl be Winterlude skating this year?
dave