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Absinthe

#7 of 2,197 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-761-1138
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!! 3 course fondue dinner was delicious. The staff was incredibly accommodating and attentive. It was the perfect evening. We will be back.

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3 Thank Bernie H
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried out Fondue night at Absinthe on a snowy Monday in January and would definitely recommend it! Our server was fabulous; she was attentive, very knowledgeable about the menu and has excellent wine suggestions. I would recommend going whole hog and trying all three, OR if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, skip the chocolate and add in... More 

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3 Thank Kaitlyn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have always had delicious food and good service. Good for business lunch and special events. Best steak frites in the city.

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1 Thank 3catnight
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time on a date night with SO on Saturday. Reservation process was outstanding - even a cute thank you note afterwards. Menu was great - The beet salad was to die for, as was the butternut squash soup. I wasn't overly keen on the smoked trout ravioli (too heavy and pasta a little too al dente), but... More 

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Thank leebish0p
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Steak Frites were delicious service was excellent, great wine list and a very good atmosphere.highley recommend it.

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1 Thank Margaret D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal last night at Absinthe: as always, thoughtful and delicious plates, and a great wine list. They have a great system for Table d'hôte, but one can also order à la carte. Particularly loved the lemon tart for dessert: wonderfully zingy.

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1 Thank suzmum
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went out to Absinthe for dinner last night. We both ordered the Steak Frite and a glass of Rioja. It was the most delicious dinner we have enjoyed our together in some time. Everything was cooked to a turn and the best part was there was a nice serving of green beans with it! It was... More 

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Thank Jillian B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere. One of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa! Had dinner with a friend visiting from toronto and we had a great time. I have been there several times over the years with friends and always have a fantastic time.

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1 Thank NC365
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were courteous and attentive. The drinks were great too! It's a bit pricey, but not out of line with other good bistros.

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Thank A123G
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited here for a friend's birthday and was really looking forward to it because I had heard the food was to die for. The atmosphere was tidy and welcoming and we were quickly seated even though it was a busy Friday evening. The menu is not too extensive so I was able to quickly choose my appetizer (charcuterie,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?