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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I ordered the Jambalya and it tasted like cheap pasta sauce (hunts I believe) with lack of spice and very small slices of meat. This was terrible and a true disappointment. The waiter did not offer an alternative and I was charged full price for something I hardly ate....worst $30 I ever spent.

3 Thank CountryworkingCity
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

My Wife and I went to Big Easy last week for a date night. We were seated right away as we had reservations. I had the 1/2 dozen oysters of the day which were very good. This place was a bit noisier than we expected but after all...It's New Orleans. I would say that the overall price was a bit... More 

2 Thank gilk057
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

If you ever have to choose your last meal, not a bad idea to order from here. My all time faves include the scallops and tuna but the steaks are also worth the price. There is no description fine enough for the tuna or scallops. If heaven has a buffet, please let Big Easy's food be on it!!!

1 Thank KarenLynnHarris
Ottawa, Canada
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245 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

I booked here because I was taking a friend to the Gladstone theater, just around the corner, to do the standard dinner and a show. The service was fast and friendly the food was outstanding, and it was a great beginning to a great evening.

Thank Will G
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We were two couples, out for a casual late Saturday meal. I made reservations. They were pretty full, but made an effort to fit us in, which is always appreciated. Drinks were generous and the liquor is top quality brands. Appetizers included crab cakes, beef tartar served with egg and calamari. Mains included steak for me and the other gentleman,... More 

1 Thank WallStPete
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

As part of a Ottawa skating weekend, we and friends wanted a good steak dinner downtown Ottawa. Reservations for early evening needed I believe. Oysters on the half shell were great, and enhanced by the house-made sauces. Steaks were excellent, dessert was divine and our waiter was able to find a pleasing substitute for the Red wine we chose, but... More 

2 Thank outofsocks
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Been there twice and both times the food was great; ended up having three courses both time. A must visit if you want good food.

Thank Rosanna B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

went with group of people and we shared several appetizers all which were very good. Raw oysters were fresh and priced to market (not cheap not more expensive). Tartar, coconut shrimp, scallops, beef tenderloin were all good. The best was my seafood fondue which was rich and filled with seafood. Honestely best I've have, better than Montreal, Quebec, Maggog. Highly... More 

Thank chris d
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

My first time at Big Easy, Preston street. Not what I expected especially in Little Italy. Good food, friendly staff, I was impressed. The decor, setting and mood was what I expected . A little overpriced for what you get but worth it for a special occasion. I think the Big Easy is average , I was not awed ,... More 

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Naples Florida
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Chose this place through Tripadvisor, went two couples for the first time. The server was excellent, the atmosphere very busy and exciting, the food was pretty good. A mix of steak and seafood, all very tasty, well presented, enjoyed the three bottles of wine.....a fun time!

2 Thank GrammyofTriplets

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-3279
A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?