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The Rowan

915 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W5, Canada
+1 613-780-9292
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pork pie” (14 reviews)
“trout” (20 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
915 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heading to a Football game at TD Place and wanted to take my husband to supper celebrating his birthday. Lansdowne Restaurants don't take reservations on game day but Rowan does and it is only about two blocks north on Bank. Menu is not huge but...More

Thank Z0ltar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was very good with fresh local ingredients presented well in a variety of dishes. I opted vegetarian and had a delicious meal, although not crazy good. The dahl was a bit dull, but the accompanying sides quite lovely. My husband's trout was just ok,...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of were looking for a meal before a RedBlacks game and didn't want to go to the generic restaurants near the stadium. Expectations were high when I realized this spot is the same owners as Fraser Cafe, which I love. It didn't disappoint. I...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Outstanding service from our waitress, Tori. The food was good and overall, good value in a laid back atmosphere.

Thank G M
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, and truly great service! I recommend the benny and the French toast, but everything I & friends have tried has been great.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have had lunch and dinner several times at the Rowan over the past couple of years and it has always been good. The food is well prepared and on the last occasion in particular, the service was especially attentive and friendly without being annoyingly...More

Thank Hanna H
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Well the Fraser brothers definitely know the recipe for another successful restaurant, serving incredible food at The Rowan on Bank Street. My wife and son visited for lunch on a Friday afternoon. We were able to park right in front of the restaurant, which was...More

Thank NicJem
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch today at The Rowan and left very impressed. This really shouldn’t have been a surprise given the owners’ reputation with the Fraser Café. In some ways The Rowan is a “skinnied down” version of its brother restaurant. The menu is somewhat smaller but...More

Thank IanMumford
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The restaurant is fairly small with dark decor. We had a reservation but I don't think it's normally necessary. Our perky server brought us to our table and quickly gave us water and menus. She was knowledgeable about the day's offerings and answered our questions....More

Thank escapewinter
Reviewed May 1, 2018

After living in New Zealand for a while and getting acquainted to having brunch every day of the week, I really missed a good brunch like I had there and The Rowan offered just that. Eggs on toast, with classic sides was just what the...More

Thank Kristen M
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April 14, 2017|
Response from Kyle D | Property representative |
Our menus for lunch, dinner, and brunch are all available and current on our website. thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-780-9292
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