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Absinthe

#4 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-761-1138
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17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The evening ticked all the boxes--great food, attentive and professional service, and a sense of personal touch throughout the evening. The menu is not as broad as one might find elsewhere but we'd much rather go somewhere where every choice is imaginative and excellent. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank greenwilliam750
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Absinthe many times and always have stunning food and impeccable service. Highlly recommend for a date night, business meeting or out with friends and family.

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Thank Christine3131
Ottawa
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Absinthe for lunch. We were seated so quickly and front and wait staff were so friendly. The place is so beautifully decorated. We orderdered the lunch special with mushroom soup (good but a bit sour), the roasted chicken with potato salad (chicken was sooo delicious and the salad was plain, and the creme brulle was the best... More 

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Thank Afcan
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was wonderful, food, restaurant ambiance, service. In fact service is probably the best I have experienced in any restaurant. Staff are happy in their work and this reflects in their attitude towards customers. We will return.

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1 Thank disallusioned01
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed liked loved ones and treated with great care while being presented with absolutely delicious food from start to finish - what a gift in the heart of our neighbourhood!

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1 Thank susancprosser
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Absinthe a few weeks ago to celebrate our Anniversary. We had a gift certificate and it was our first time there. We couldn't have been happier with the service, the food, or the atmosphere. We were greeted with champagne because of our Anniversary, followed by an amazing meal (one we later tried to re-create... More 

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1 Thank akps321
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A totally wonderful experience! Charming and classy decore, the friendliest and most accommodating service and the food!! Most definitely the tastiest in Ottawa or maybe on this planet! We took the seafood appetizer which was delicate, yet overflowed with mouth-watering flavours..the mushroom soup was robust and so creamy..My steak with horseradish was beyond divine..My son and his wife took the... More 

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Thank Magdalena G
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, accommodating staff and absolutely amazing food...our dinner experience was super.

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1 Thank Margaret Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love Absinthe. I've been going since its earliest days and the quality of the food, service and experience has never flagged once. My favourite and go to dish is their steak frite served with green beans, followed by creme brûlée. It's one of my favourite treats!

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1 Thank Nic F
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for our reservation with an extra person and the staff moved tables around to accommodate us. It was all done without any fuss and made us feel very welcome.

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1 Thank Susan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-761-1138

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