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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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#143 of 2,269 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS​
12.00
Crab Cake
With roasted red pepper sauce
12.00
Coconut Shrimp
With orange sesame
12.00
Calamari
Crispy with remoulade
12.00
Blackened Seafood or Chicken Fondue
10.00
Chili Roasted Olives, Peppers and Pecans
GUMBO, SOUP & SALADS​
12.00
Soup and Salad
Small 7.00
Large 10.00
Gumbo or Clam and Seafood Chowder
12.00
Signature Caesar Salad Louisiana
Like no other
12.00
Beet Salad
Roasted and mustard confit over arugula
12.00
Warm Spinach and Outaouais Mushroom Salad
BURGERS & PO-BOY'S​
Choice of fresh cut fries, sweet potato fries, house or Caesar salad
12.00
Fresh cut fries
Sweet potato fries
House salad
Caesar salad
Angus Burger
6 oz. Served all dressed with aioli
14.00
Fresh cut fries
Sweet potato fries
House salad
Caesar salad
Chef's Burger
6 oz. Beer battered onion ring, aged white cheddar, bacon and bbq sauce
12.00
Fresh cut fries
Sweet potato fries
House salad
Caesar salad
Grilled Chicken Po-Boy
14.00
Fresh cut fries
Sweet potato fries
House salad
Caesar salad
Seafood Po-Boy
Daily​ selection
10.00
Fresh cut fries
Sweet potato fries
House salad
Caesar salad
Andouille Sausage Po-Boy
CAJUN SPECIALTIES​
14.00
Fish and Chips
Daily selection
12.00
Shrimp and Crab Etouffee
22.00
Mrs. R's Lobster Raviolis
White fish caviar butter sauce and roasted red pepper drizzle
16.00
Jambalaya
Chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp in a creole sauce. Preston (linguine) or traditional (rice)
12.00
Creole Mussels
White wine or cream sauce
FRESH FISH​
Grilled, blackened, seared, or steamed
Served with seasonal vegetables and choice of rice or potatoes
25.00
Grilled
Blackened
Seared
Steamed
Rice
Potatoes
Pontchartrain lemon butter sauce with shrimp and crab +6.00
Shrimp and crab etouffee +6.00
Lobster Tail
6 oz.
20.00
Grilled
Blackened
Seared
Steamed
Rice
Potatoes
Pontchartrain lemon butter sauce with shrimp and crab +6.00
Shrimp and crab etouffee +6.00
Catfish
24.00
Grilled
Blackened
Seared
Steamed
Rice
Potatoes
Pontchartrain lemon butter sauce with shrimp and crab +6.00
Shrimp and crab etouffee +6.00
Line Caught Albacore Tuna
22.00
Grilled
Blackened
Seared
Steamed
Rice
Potatoes
Pontchartrain lemon butter sauce with shrimp and crab +6.00
Shrimp and crab etouffee +6.00
N.B. Aqua Farmed Salmon
27.00
Grilled
Blackened
Seared
Steamed
Rice
Potatoes
Pontchartrain lemon butter sauce with shrimp and crab +6.00
Shrimp and crab etouffee +6.00
N.B. Aqua Farmed Halibut
STEAKS FROM THE GRILL​
Served with seasonal vegetables and choice of rice or potatoes
30.00
Rice
Potatoes
Beef Tenderloin
6 oz.
35.00
Rice
Potatoes
Beef Tenderloin
8 oz.
30.00
Rice
Potatoes
New York Strip
12 oz.
35.00
Rice
Potatoes
Ribeye
12 oz.
50.00
Rice
Potatoes
Porterhouse
22 oz.
65.00
Rice
Potatoes
Kobe Beef
4 oz.
15.00
Rice
Potatoes
Vegetarian Option Pressed Silken Tofu
6 oz.
Rice
Potatoes
Finishes
SIDE DISHES​
6.00
Steamed Rice, Dirty Rice or Coconut Rice
6.00
Spiced Sweet Potato Mash, Garlic Mash or Baked
6.00
Sweet Potato Fries or Hand Cut Pei Potato Fries
6.00
Aged White Cheddar Stone Ground Grits
6.00
Seasonal Vegetables
Steamed or garlic sauteed
6.00
Fried Green Tomatoes
8.00
Sauteed Mushrooms, Creamed Spinach, or Onion Rings
7.00
Small House or Caesar Salad
7.00
Small Portion of Chicken, Salmon, Tuna or Shrimp
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$99
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I have been here a handful of times. Such great potential and it has fallen WAY short of our expectations recently. The kitchen was painfully slow. We waited 1 1/2 hrs for our food! Inexcusable! We had appetizers which were good. Calamari,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MoiraG120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant ambiance is warm and inviting. The food did not live up to our expectations and was a bit of a letdown for prices they charge. Fondue was good Jambalaya on pasta was more pasta and light on the sauce and meat. Expecting...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Islandhopper365
Reviewed February 8, 2019

A friend and I had dinner in this saloon style restaurant in Ottawa's Little Italy District and came away unimpressed. The service was friendly and we could hear oursevles think, thanks to the lack of loud music, but the food was expensive and disappointing. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Faience44
Reviewed January 27, 2019

I had not checked the reviews before booking since a friend recommended this place. Our experience was very similar to some of the reviews already posted. Looks like the owners are not paying attention by reading these reviews! We booked for our anniversary and since...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mango4610
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beyond expectations. Jess and Troy were in the kitchen and the food couldn’t have been better! Kim served us and was phenomenal as usual, we’ve introduced a new couple to the restaurant who will definitely be back again. Food was fresh, vibrant, and just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ccyatesy
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We went with an open mind for dinner but we weren’t impressed. Service was prompt and friendly but the decor and the food did not match up with the cost of the meal. Cobwebs in the lights, stains on the menu, grease spots on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Russjoanne
Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you have a hankering for a New Orleans night out, then this will do the trick. Some classic Cajun dishes like etouffé, gumbo and jambalaya are offered up. But the prices are high relative to the fact that these are stewed classics rather than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Derek H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Went out last Friday with another couple for dinner at 7 pm. The place was half full at most. The server was very good and we had a nice glass of wine. Food came in a nice amount of time and everyone enjoyed their meals....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SoccergodManU
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We returned to the Big Easy with big expectations- unfortunately the meal didn’t live up to the expectations. The meal was good, not great. Service was quick and attentive- our waiter was excellent, providing the best assessment of heat in a dish I’ve ever heard....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jmcdougall9
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time last month. The main reason for visiting was to try the oysters which were very good. The rest of the meal was not as impressive. The food quality was good and the protein in each of our...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Karen G
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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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