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The Fish Market Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know about people that gave this restaurant 5 stars and good review; I'm a local and I regularly eat out at least twice a week. I found this restaurant service was not good, waitress forgot our orders and since the tables were so close together she went between the tables and resulted in her butt was next to... More 

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Thank Binh T
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 4 of us... we didn't have a reservation but were seated within 10 min. of our entrance.... for dinner. The average price for each couple was approx. $80. The server was very entertaining and attentive. The food was well prepared and tasted delicious. The atmosphere was conducive to conversation without music being overpowering.

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Saint James City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat here quite often,always good seafood,Never really had a bad meal,try the fish of the day,never disappointed.

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Thank RandyZim
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fish Market in Ottawa never fails to impress. The fish is always fresh and done to perfection. They are always able to accommodate the most complex dietary restrictions. They tell you upfront that they can accommodate any changes you want to your dining choices (swapping sides etc). Attentive to detail. The best main courses and the deserts are awesome.... More 

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Thank mknagai
Saskatoon, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each trip demanded a visit to this once enjoyable restaurant...prices have increased...quality is nothing to get excited about...service was borderline annoying...they wanted to hurry us out the door...won't return...time to find a new place..hope this helps your dining decision!

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Thank cck23
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My in-laws picked this restaurant for their anniversary dinner, having eaten here during their stay in Canada half a lifetime ago, and I am pleased to say I enjoyed it as much as they did all those years ago. Contrary to many reviews I thoroughly enjoyed the food; the sauces for the fish were unusual but perfectly chosen, and everything... More 

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Thank dcnewstead
Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good option to enjoy seafood or fish. All the restaurant is decorated, very appropiate. Gentle and professional staff.

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Thank InmaVazquez6
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was expecting a few more chips than what we were presented with and although the ones that they served were tasty, the meal was very small. Paying 20+ dollars proved that the meals were overpriced. Please consider the amount paid to the portion size of the meals!

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Thank Connie L
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We decided to have nice seafood soupper downtown ottawa, restaurant is cozy, I had Atlantic Salmon my wife Halibut as a main course, food was good however presentation of the plate was very boring, round plate with fish few carrots and small bowl of fries, they need to work on that beside seafood chowder was delicious, calamaris good but small... More 

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Thank ARC1001
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We thought this restaurant would be very good considering the prices and location but I was very disappointed and would not recommend it. The only nice thing about it was the service but if you enjoy good food, try another restaurant. I had the coconut shrimp and the creamy sauce that came with it was bland and tasteless. My entree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3474
Description
Ottawa's first and still most popular fresh fish restaurant has proudly been serving Ottawa locals and global travellers since 1979. Our Canadian Maritime themed restaurant features fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Alaskan crab legs, salt water shrimp, deep sea Scallops, PEI mussels and the best assortment of Fresh Fish available anywhere. Our menu also offers up a lovely assortment of non fish & seafood fare.Our heritage building located in the very heart of the historical Byward Market features three unique dining and bar facilities. In the loft upstairs is Coasters Seafood Grill our casual dinning room offering up "Ottawa's best" fish & chips, and all you can eat PEI mussle specials.In the cellar is Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro Ottawa's original and very popular wine bar. Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro offers live local jazz Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings no cover. Our award winning wine bar features over 300 wines, 80 by the glass, 200 imported beers, an extensive scotch selection and fantastic fresh bistro fare. Reservations are accepted in all three restaurants and large groups welcome. We truly are the fish and wine experts in Ottawa's Capital City! Hope to see you today!

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