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Black Tomato

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-789-8123
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really nice lunch at the Black Tomato. Nice terrace in back for outdoor dining. Lots of interesting menu choices. Fresh salads and lunch specials. The BBQ sauce on the "Pork of Yore" sandwich was very good and recommended. If we had more time, would have liked to eaten here again. Maybe next time in Ottawa.

Thank Nelson T
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for dinner, not expecting much and not really wanting much, but after seeing the menu, ended up going for three courses - the dessert was good, but the baked brie as a starter, and pan-seared stuffed chicken breast as an entree were absolutely delicious! The service was great, and the food amazing - would definitely go back!

Thank Alexander737800
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The big green egg really makes an amazing burger! The food is great, the decor is charming and comfortable, and the background music was completely enjoyable. The staff is wonderful and kind and answered all of our (numerous) questions with cheer. Great beers on tap, too. Excellent spot.

Thank Donna M
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wandering around Ottawa's Byward Market my friend and I happened upon this delightful restaurant. An eclectic menu and interesting liquor and craft beer list drew us in. I was very impressed by the selection of bourbon available. Our waiter suggested one that I had never heard of, Basil Hayden. Loved it! Our food choices were also excellent. I highly recommend... More 

Thank LarryB19451130
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had the smoked gouda burger and it was noticeably better than any burger in recent memory. Most of my table also had burgers and liked them. The squash soup was also excellent. Worth the price.

Thank The M
Sarnia, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Anniversary dinner. Food was fantastic, décor was warm and inviting. Staff were attentive albeit very quiet. Would certainly come back!!

Thank WSVacation
Kingston, Canada
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us decided to have dinner here the other night. Lots of local beer and drink selections available. Staff were attentive and very personable. I had the pan seared scallops and pulled pork that was full of flavour, friends had salmon and steak and everyone enjoyed their meals. Not over priced in my opinion and a great pace to... More 

Thank Rob R
Coventry, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We came here in search of local craft beers and weren't disappointed! At least 20 on tap and they change regularly. Really good stuff! Bar staff were really friendly and welcoming - we had a good chat and they also recommended other places in the city for an evening out. The food looked great too but we'd already eaten -... More 

Thank Alan_SAFC
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A group from our conference went to the Black Tomato for supper. The waiter was helpful and entertaining as well. The service was quick and efficient and the food was well prepared, tasty and well presented. The selection of local beers and wines added to the whole experience. We will definitely come here again when in the city.

Thank 2Greys
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went to The Black Tomato today. Service took forever. Over 45 mins to get a cup of coffee which was so lukewarm when it arrived that it was not enjoyable. Ordered their signature burger. Took over an hour for that to come! The burger was overdone and the bacon was burnt. Not an enjoyable meal.unlikely I would ever go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-8123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?