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The Buzz Restaurant

#175 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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374 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-565-9595
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mannemers
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Marty M
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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!

Thank mytr7
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Germaine D
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

Thank Thrifty44
Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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 

Thank Sandra P
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Have been to the BUZZ six times this winter. Service is intellegent and engaging. The boss is in the kitchen - and offers innovative eclectic dishes from : duck to tuna to short rib ravioli - to pecan burgers and fresh salads. Have enjoyed every visit - drinks and dinner. Atmosphere rises from exposed clay brick walls bedecked with tasteful... More 

Thank ScouterChris
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Went on a Sunday evening - it was quiet and if you bring your own wine the corkage is 5$, which is donated to charity. We had a great time and great service - the dishes we chose were tasty and divers.

Thank wendy l

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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
International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?