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Petit Bill's Bistro

#70 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Smirle)
+1 613-729-2500
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11:30 - 09:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has served the test of time in Westboro. It is, hands down, my favourite in this trendy neighbourhood. It is profoundly satisfying for both the food, the service, the wine list. The Newfoundland connection is the friendly and familial atmosphere of coming home. You are treated as if you were a long lost friend. Comfort food at it`s... More 

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Thank RenataOttawa
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we all appreciate it! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newfoundland hospitality!! Great variety of dishes. Lots of fish. The LOBSTER poutine carries you to "foodie" heaven

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Thank patriciamarianw
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks, we appreciate the positive feedback, hope to see you soon Terry More 

Los Angeles
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful bistro in trendy Ottawa neighbourhood! Decided to try this place based on the Newfoundland meets French fare meal items. Totally delighted and staff are so welcoming! Kids get mini playdoh to play with and to take home with them! We tried the kids fish n chips which was fantastic; the short rib risotto was truly delicious and the cream... More 

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Thank S3551RFlouiseb
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we're so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Newfoundland hospitality meets French gourmet dishes. The main dishes are not the treats worth tweeting about, but the atmosphere of hospitality , service and modern look of a bistro make the whole experience perfect.

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Thank Fara W
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Terry More 

ontario
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879 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent New Years Eve at this restaurant. The food was fabulous, the service super and the atmosphere wonderful. I had duck and it was done just the way I like it. A great spot in a great location. I almost booked again for next New Years Eve as I left, Highly recommended. Keep up the good work,

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Thank ericon991
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks again, we all appreciate it! Terry More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My only complaint after a tasty dinner of burger patty with lentil salad is that the aromas from the kitchen are making me want to over-indulge! I pop into this place when in Ottawa to relive the warmth of my wedding reception held here in July 2014. A perfect solo dining spot on this snowy winter day.

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Thank Lucie K
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for popping in, so happy you enjoyed it! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for both lunch and dinner, I liked it so much for dinner came back again for lunch. Petit Bill's Bistro is a small intimate restaurant located on Wellington Street near Holland. What I liked about this place, was it is non pretentious, has a great wine selection, the staff are super friendIy and the food is excellent. What... More 

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Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, we all appreciate it! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I had a lovely meal out with two girlfriends, just before the real Christmas rush. The staff were incredibly friendly; the food was quite good; the atmosphere full of energy; and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves! I wasn't in the mood for a large/heavy dinner so I ordered the Mussels (with Fennel Cream Sauce) Frites, which was perfect -... More 

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Thank Ottawhere
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive feedback, thank you & hope to see you soon.. Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Two of the four appetizers were excellent (chowder & fish cakes) the lobster poutine had no taste or evidence of lobster and the escargot was simply awful; only taste was lemon. The steak was average at best (bland) however cooked as ordered. The boneless ribs were good when dipped in the sauce however tasteless when the sauce was gone. The... More 

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Thank macmcmillan
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for spending an evening with us, I'm sorry you were disappointed but as I always say, it's better to let us know while you're here, I would have at the very least removed the escargot & the poutine from your bill... Next time, ask for me directly (Terry).. Thanks again More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I live in Ottawa and have heard about this place, but never made it in. I'm going to going back here regularly. The owner makes you feel at home. Great food drink and service. A crib board at the bar. What more could you ask for?

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Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, hope to see you soon.. Terry 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$99
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    (Smirle)
  • Public Transportation: The numbers 2 & 16 stop mere steps away!
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-2500

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