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Petit Bill's Bistro

#53 of 2,257 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$French, , Irish
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
+1 613-729-2500
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Canadian, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped into this Bistro for a drink and a snack on a Saturday afternoon, just after the lunch rush. Service was very friendly and the boss checked in with us a couple of times. I had a beer flight and the waitress chose 4 beers...More

Thank TreadmillTina
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Boy it was a beautiful day on the Patio...thank you so much. Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic evening at Petit Bill's Our 2nd visit, and certainly won't be the last. Service was excellent. Had seafood chowder (to die for) and shared several appies... the jigs spring roll (ah the taste of NL) Crab cakes (could have eaten 10!) Cheese plate...and...More

Thank Marlene L
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, see you soon! Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go to this place all the time when I worked nearby. I've never been disappointed with the food. They have a decent wine menu too. In the summer you can sit out on the patio and people watch. Run by 2 brothers...More

Thank Ontari0Canuck
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much! Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the flavours to the warm and friendly service, everything was stunning. Cod cakes to die for, fantastic arctic chat with risotto and a generous helping of bouillabaisse, with a fragrant and tasty broth. Only wish that the rouille toast had been spicier... Stay away...More

Thank pebouse
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for the kind words, we all appreciate it.. Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good, including cod tongues and a few other specialties from The Rock. Bill's burger was a hit too. It was a busy, chatty place with no music to compete with the talk. Service was OK, but not great.

Thank Paul K
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you & happy you enjoyed your meals, sorry that you found the service off, we have no excuse for that.. Terry

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (kids 10 and 13) visited last Wednesday for dinner and we were truly impressed with the food and service. The restaurant was busier than normal for a weeknight from what they said and the owner approached every table on the floor...More

Thank OKYaz
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, you're very kind & understanding.. Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very nice butternut squash & coconut soup. The daily specials were great, rack of lamb just the way it's supposed to be, juicy tender and not overcooked! good wine pairing and nice desert The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and friendly service

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Terry

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, great service but I found it quite pricey for the portions that they served. $20 burger... ? The lobster poutine looked good but was served in a bowl the size of a saucer.More

Thank Mark H
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We can only address your complaint about our pricing by pointing out that we use local beef, the burger comes loaded & not to quibble but the burger is $19 not $20..& the price is on par with other places in the neighborhood...Lobster poutine is...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Just always perfect. Been here at least a dozen times and have loved each visit. Right from when you walk in you are greeted with a welcoming smile and the comfortable feel sees you right through til the end of your visit. My dad had...More

Thank yuratowel
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much! See you soon Terry

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice dinner on the terrace with friends. Service exceptional and charming Food good. Our group had gravlax, cod, and scallops. All delicious.....however scallops much too sweet. Would have loved vegetables with that meal. Small plate.....was still hungry after.

Thank Marthe L
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much, Terry

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We're a 'French bistro with a Newfoundland accent' Fish & Chips, Burger, pasta, Chicken, Duck, Steak..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
    (Smirle)
  • Public Transportation: The numbers 2 & 16 stop mere steps away!
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-2500
  • E-mail
Description
Petit Bill’s was borne from the family values and sense of everyday “down-home” hospitality our mom & dad showed to anyone who came their way. Our house was THE place where all our friends gathered, be it for Sunday night dinner, Christmas Eve or just a place to be comfortable and safe. As teenagers, the whole family flourished under the watchful eye and guidance from our parents and the acceptance our parents gave to our friends and visa versa.
Today, Petit Bill’s is a homage to this wonderful trait. We are proud to offer great comfort food, succulent steaks & fresh fish and truly homemade desserts. We use only the finest ingredients available and utilize as much local produce and products possible.
We have won numerous awards for our wine list with the crown jewel being the VQA Award of Excellence in 2009 for showcasing Ontario & VQA Wines on our lists. It is this type of commitment to local that will continue to on all of our menus.
We hope you will come by and see us again soon…to paraphase our folks…
“Welcome to Petit Bill’s & welcome home!”
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