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The Buzz Restaurant

#173 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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374 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-565-9595
Today
16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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ottawa
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family eats at The Buzz 2-3 times a year, usually for special occasions. The place is great. The service is reliably good. Friendly, polite, attentive. The food is always good. I especially like the lobster ravioli and the chicken curry. We haven't ever done it, but you can bring your own bottle on Tuesday nights. Definitely recommend this place.

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Thank kaberle
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just had dinner at "The Buzz". It was fantastic! Started dinner with a special martini. It was excellent! Then had a curry dish. Even though this is not an Indian restaurant, the curry was superb! Reasonably priced too!

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Thank 1tshambre
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Insipid, pricey, unambitious food with too many adjectives. $18 cheeseburger?!? Curry squash soup with a faint taste of squash and... where's the curry? Not awful, just underwhelming. But the atmosphere is really good for happy hour with the after-work crowd. Service was also just okay.

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Thank Mannemers
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

After going out for dinner my friend and I decided we wanted 1 more drink and something sweet to eat. We walked down bank until we found this place. Martini's were on special for $5 so we decided to try it. Every martini we tried was excellent. The have two desserts, one was a chocolate Guinness Beignet and then the... More 

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Thank Marty M
Vermont
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We wanted to find a gay friendly restaurant in Ottawa. This was recommended by one of the bars. Very good food and atmosphere. Great service at reasonable cost. A definite yes!

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Thank mytr7
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! The service was attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was nice, featuring soft lighting and cool abstract art. The good was tasty. Lots of seafood options :) We will definitely be coming back.

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Thank PhatEatsNow
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Martini night Wednesday. $5 each. Food menu looked good. Apparently they have the best Vegetarian Nut Burger in Center town. We'll come back and try it. Ambience is good. Didn't have Raptors game blaring like everywhere else. Service was fast and friendly. I could see this becoming a habit.

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Thank Thrifty44
Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I've passed this place on Bank pretty much daily for 6 years, always thinking it was a martini lounge/bar, not a super cozy restaurant with great food! So glad it showed up as a suggestion on Zomato, otherwise I'd never discover this lovely place! Great service, wonderful food. Seared tuna in particular was a hit.

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Thank Maria P
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The drink were fine, the duck confit was ok, but the polenta sticks were amazing (maybe cause polenta was a first time for us). The raviolis were even better. Even the butter that came with the bread was tasty! The creme brûlée was perfect, can never order anything for dessert if it's on the menu, but I have to say... More 

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Thank Sandra P
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My cousins and I went to dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was martini night so we indulged and tried a few different ones and they were all great. We shared the calamari and short rib potstickers to start and the we had the steak frites and short rib ravioli for mains. Both were flavorful and well presented. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-9595

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?