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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (21 reviews)
“dirty rice” (14 reviews)
“oysters” (26 reviews)
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Seafood, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I obtained a gift card for this restaurant & went with my boyfriend on a Friday night. We arrived around 7pm & we able to be seated right away without a reservation. It is a smaller restaurant so I would suggest making a reservation on...More

Thank CMR686
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been there 8 times now and it has always been above average or excellent. Tonight Jacob was at the bar and served us at the tables adjacent to the bar. He was amazing. The pan roasted calamari with the garlic...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Easy's is one of my absolute best restaurants in Ottawa, The food is always good and the choice is absolutely top notch if New Orleans/Louisiana/creole cooking is what you are looking for.

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the concept and atmosphere. Nice big private booths to dine in. Great music playing as well. The cocktail list is impressive. A friend who loves bourbon was drooling at the list. The menu itself is unique. Here’s what we had: Calamari - good but...More

Thank jeff_finlay
Reviewed 27 January 2018

First time there. We arrived and there was no obvious place to put our coats/scarves, or an offer to take them, so our things sat on the seat with us. Started off with a glass of wine and a cocktail that was decent. Impressive bourbon...More

Thank beacon_fire
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Big Easy on Preston has been around for awhile. All restaurants ebb and flow. Right now is a true up-cycle for this respected local. Chef Jess is a true cut above. You need many ingredients for a truly great restaurant. First and foremost... exceptional food/Chef....More

1  Thank Lawrenceok
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I went to this place for anniversary. Even I mentioned that, everything was just normal and no particular attention. I wanted to have Kobe steak but they said they did not have any because it does not sell. The only reason I went there is...More

Thank Me M
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place!!!! We went as a family to celebrate a milestone birthday for our daughter, the food, service were outstanding! Hubby and daughter shared oysters and loved them!!! The chicken and steak dishes were really good! Must visit!

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This place used to be our #1 but it's just not consistent anymore. The steaks are always cooked incorrectly and the jambalaya is so different from day-to-day, sometimes with a strong nutmeg or cinnamon taste. This was the only place I'd eat a steak in...More

Thank lisalisa114
BigEasysManagement, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

I'm very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experiences over the past while but can assure you the founding management has been put back in the kitchen and invite you to come in to give us chance at redemption. I promise you will not be...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Big Easy to celebrate my son's university graduation and acceptance into a Masters of Economic program. The food was great and the service excellent. Thanks to our server Tasha who went out of her way to make the...More

Thank Karen S
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Jo-Anne B
6 July 2015|
Response from Leigh-Anne M | Property representative |
We do have a patio that seats up to about 18 people. We hope you will come check it out! Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-3279
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A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.
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