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Petit Bill's Bistro

#48 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa}
€€ - €€€French, Seafood,
1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
+1 613-729-2500
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster poutine” (43 reviews)
“cod” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
French, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a bad spot if you don't mind waiting for your food. Excellent service and friendly environment for anyone looking to bring a date!

Thank Chris O
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, appreciate the kind words, I'm a bit surprised about the 'wait' time.. Terry

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious but the servings rather small for the price (at least, the wedge salad and scallops were way too small). A table of very loud men spoiled the evening for us.

Thank Francine459
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry that you found the portions small...& we would have been more than happy to have moved you, ask for me by name next time,, Terry

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best food and kindest service on Richmond Rd... and that's saying a LOT! We've loved our dinners here both times so far.

Thank Patrice S
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much.. Terry

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been at Petit Bill’s for a number of years so we’re pleased to see it’s still thriving. We chose the “all you can eat” mussels with each of their sauces. All were excellent and the mussels were perfectly prepared. They offer a...More

Thank IanMumford
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words.. Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small restaurant. Their menu is varied and interesting. We shared the spring roll and it was delicious. The special was a smoked chicken and smoked Gouda Mac and cheese and it was totally yummy. The chicken tagliatelle was also amazing. Portions are very generous....More

Thank Mishka01
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much.. Have a great day Terry

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon Petit Bill's last Saturday night for a light dinner, and were very happy with what we experienced. A menu with lots of bistro choices, and both of the entrees we picked were unusually well-crafted. Reasonable too. A good list of beers. Friendly...More

Thank Mark16
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks you so much for the kind words, hope to see you soon Terry

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter and her partner along with my three old granddaughter Harriet took me out for dinner here on Saturday night. They had never been before but the owner had given my granddaughter some playdough when they had walked by one day. We were greeted...More

Thank Norm H
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words, I'll pass it along to everyone! Terry

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner here with relatives. Our meals were excellent and the service great. The owner was very attentive and friendly. I had the scallops dish with spinach in a caramel sauce which was very tasty. For dessert, we had their...More

Thank Sickmoose
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you so much, so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit.. See you Soon Terry

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Quick friendly service. Loved the vegetarian Pecan burger. It was excellent. I want the recipe. I would go back again and I gather by the fact the restaurant was almost full on a Wednesday night, most people do go back

Thank Lesley P
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much, hope to see you soon.. Terry

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have been going to Petit Bill for many years, but had not returned in two years. Still as good as ever. Moule et Frites were well put together, and the Lobster Poutine was still a 'dream'. Was nice to be able to eat outside...More

Thank marc_natalie
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much, it's been a treat to have the patio all of September! Terry

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We're a 'French bistro with a Newfoundland accent' Fish & Chips, Burger, pasta, Chicken, Duck, Steak..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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 W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, 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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Description
Petit Bill’s was borne from the family values and sense of everyday “down-home” hospitality our mom & dad showed to anyone who came their way. Our house was THE place where all our friends gathered, be it for Sunday night dinner, Christmas Eve or just a place to be comfortable and safe. As teenagers, the whole family flourished under the watchful eye and guidance from our parents and the acceptance our parents gave to our friends and visa versa. Today, Petit Bill’s is a homage to this wonderful trait. We are proud to offer great comfort food, succulent steaks & fresh fish and truly homemade desserts. We use only the finest ingredients available and utilize as much local produce and products possible. We have won numerous awards for our wine list with the crown jewel being the VQA Award of Excellence in 2009 for showcasing Ontario & VQA Wines on our lists. It is this type of commitment to local that will continue to on all of our menus. We hope you will come by and see us again soon…to paraphase our folks… “Welcome to Petit Bill’s & welcome home!”
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