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

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Prof

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Where to eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? Good source for Ottawa restaurant reviews? Tue, 11/13/12 12:40 PM (permalink)
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.
Dave
 
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    Bonk

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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 (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. ;)
    <message edited by Bonk on Wed, 11/14/12 12:54 AM>
     
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      Prof

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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 (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. 
      Dave
       
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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 (permalink)
         
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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 (permalink)
          That line was just what I was looking for, Cavandre.  Thanks.
          Dave
           
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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 (permalink)
            Glad to help!
             
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              Prof

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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 (permalink)
              Any personal recommendations, cavandre?
              dave
               
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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 (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? Thu, 11/15/12 1:06 AM (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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                    cavandre

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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 (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? Thu, 11/29/12 12:49 AM (permalink)
                      If you like shawarmas, Sharwarma King at 331 Elgin St. has the best I've ever eaten.
                       
                       
                       
                       
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                        Prof

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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 (permalink)
                        Thanks jm,
                        We will give it a try.  Wonder if there willl be Winterlude skating this year?
                        dave
                         
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