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#125 of 211 American in Ottawa
#808 of 1,707 Restaurants in Ottawa


US$6 - US$27
Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1.2 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

The Waverley on Elgin is a Fantastic place to go ❤️ Superb Menu, Delicious Food and Drinks, Great Atmosphere, and the Friendly Staff are very welcoming and attentive 😊 It’s a Fun place to go whether you want to celebrate a Birthday Party, watch the...Game, or to enjoy a nice meal with a Friend 💕 I highly recommend The Waverley on Elgin 😁 Five Stars from Me! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

The four of us met at 5:30 and the place was empty. The server came from the kitchen and asked us if we wanted drinks but he did so with blue latex gloves. So strange. We ordered drinks and food ... I had the salmon...- it was ok. Not many dairy free options on the menu so I had to ask for the sauce to be removed ... what was left was flavourless. As the evening progressed more people arrived... a big group that made a ton of noise with cheering and laughing and loud clapping. Then as if we couldn’t hear each other enough, the DJ arrived with some serious beats. I have no voice left. If you are looking for a peaceful quiet romantic evening, this is not the place for you. I screamed for a few hours and I feel exhausted. I would expect the decor to be more like a speakeasy ... a sexy place with booths and dim lighting ... a bit disappointed. I like loud music but not while I’m trying to eat and talk to my friends that I haven’t seen in months. We’ve made plans for our next meeting, not at the waverly.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Its 1am and bar closes at 2am. We order drinks from a server after waiting for 20 mins. The server arrives and tells us they cannot make us a chocolate martini as they are too busy to make us a cocktail. Hey...um excuse me ...arent...you a bar?More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Popped in on our way back from the theatre for nibbles and drinks. We ordered the charcuterie plate and, at $21, we had high hopes. These hopes were dashed when a rather insulting dish landed in front of us. Grocery cold cuts and chunks of...grocery store cheese. The gouda was dry and the brie was COLD! Some sort of oily pickle condiment accompanied the unimpressive plate. They are obvious more focused on the party crowd than their food. After ordering our second round of drinks, the Shiraz was lovely, the music cranked up to unbearable volumes. "The party is starting", we were haughtily informed. We cancelled out drinks and scurried out. Not impressed. At all. I guess older folks should just stay at home.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The waitress seated us then left for 10 mins. before she came back to take our order. The restaurant was not busy!! Very poor service & didn’t seem too concerned when we decided to leave. Will never go back & would never recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service. Extended wait for drink, food etc. Food was disappointing; overpriced and small portions. Will never go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The atmosphere was enjoyable, but other then that, it was overall disappointing. The service was poor, and the food was mediocre. It may be more of a drinking place than an eating place, definitely do not get the mussels.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Quality of Food is good - as Long as you like Pub style Food. In case you expect something more Elaborate then it is the wrong place to be.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Was very disappointed with the quality of the food. The ceasar salad had no green leaves at all...all yellow end parts were used. Veggie fettuccine had more liquid that noodles and veggies...cheap dish. We did mention it and showed liquid in plate to our server...who passed our comments but we never even saw the manager or owner come to our table to apologize. While our server was quite affable, we will definitely not return as quality of the food was poor.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The service was great - both friendly and attentive. There was not a great deal of selection on the menu. Looked to be a good place for drinks and snacks. Less good for dinner.

Date of visit: October 2017
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  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3