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) #6 of 2,236 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ French, European,
1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-761-1138
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I made a reservation here with the knowledge that Absinthe was known to be a good restaurant so i booked a table for two for my friends birthday dinner. First off, I always check menu's before i go somewhere, and i noticed that their menu...More

Thank SauceGirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this place. The food was delicious and our wonderful waitress could not be more pleasant. I will come again.

Thank Ana W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 3 course meal. Ceviche first course was great. Inventive, interesting, unique. Nice combination of tastes and textures. Salad in second course was really good but the lettuce was cut so large it was awkward to eat. Soup was good but the strange addition...More

1  Thank ken456
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting Ottawa last week, and I reserved dinner at Absinthe, based on TripAdvisor reviews that I had read. This place is a jewel! We live in Toronto and have frequented all of Toronto's top restaurants. Absinthe would easily rank among...More

Thank Irwin035
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous dining experience here! Food was expertly prepared and plated, the braised pork cheeks were simply delicious! Service was great, we had a trainee and a regular waitress, nice wine list as well. Great neighborhood spot!

Thank aquajulesjt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So to start, the food at Absinthe is excellent. This was our third visit to the restaurant and the food has consistently been phenomenal. Unfortunately, the poor service has consistently overshadowed the food. The last time we went to Absinthe, we left seething over the...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone was very happy with their choice (the tuna salad in particular was fantastic, as were the profiteroles, which were devoured in minutes), and while the service quality was good, we spent a lot of time waiting over the course of the evening.

1  Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Valentines Day the staff was very friendly and the service was excellent the food was absolutely delicious. It had a very relaxing and cozy feeling making my husband and I feel very comfortable . We would definitely dine there again and recommend Absinthe...More

Thank duchess642
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant to celebrate a birth day. Overall we were very disappointed. One family member ordered steak to be cooked medium and french fries. The steak was cut in slices which was fine, but the steak was burned black on the...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of my friends took me for lunch at Absinthe on a Monday which was not very busy in the restaurant. The waitress was amazing. She brought 4 or 5 different wines for us to sample before we each chose our wine. Two of us...More

1  Thank Zaiga B
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We have friends coming form Toronto. They have a 9 month old and a 4 year old. Do you mind children?
16 May 2016|
Response from Redbirdie3142 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see them having a problem with kids
Are you open Easter Sunday?
28 March 2015|
Response from Patrick G |
Hello thank you for your inquiry we are closed all statutory hollidays and December 24th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-761-1138
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Absinthe is a Restaurant where you can eat too much, drink too much, put your elbows on the table and laugh out loud... all at the same time and nobody cares. Absinthe is a restaurant of the people for the people.
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