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#56 of 1 690 Restaurants in Ottawa
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US$8 - US$39
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Canadian
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Byward Market Area
0.4 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation if you don’t want to be disappointed. The restaurant is lovely with great window views to people watch in the Byward Market. Although we didn’t eat a lot, the steak and frites were amazing along with the wine. A...definite go to if you’d like a great steak and excellent service!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Our waitress was very friendly and engaging. Food was delicious (steak sandwich and cod, then creme brulee for dessert). My only minor complaint was that we were the first people in the restaurant. We were seated...at a table for 2 in the middle of the restaurant. A few minutes later a party of 4 arrived and were seated next to us. In this era of Covid, wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to space people out more? Next time we dine here I will request a window table so that we are far removed from other patrons.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

Had dinner at the Luxe . The evening we were there the restaurant was very busy. As busy as it was the service was good and the wine and food were excellent. I had a steak that would melt in your mouth.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

The food was amazing and the wine was delicious, highly recommend this place, prices are a bit up but they are worth it. I had the oysters and they were yummy

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

Our group of 4 adults stopped by for breakfast after returning our rental car nearby. We all had a wonderful breakfast on the patio. Our server was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and the patio ambience. This is a great place to try....We will be back next time we are in Ottawa.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021

My partner and I visited on a Friday night for drinks, and had two delicious rounds. Their whiskey sours are great (albeit slightly more sour than most others I’ve had) and are made with egg whites like a genuine sour should be! The service was...good, the ambience was fantastic. We were seated inside at a table for two and quite enjoyed ourselves. We decided to re-visit the bar for a few drinks on Saturday night around the same time. This time we agreed to being sat outside (which was nice enough but obviously lacked the charm of the inside) despite the inside of the bar being almost empty. This experience was STARKLY different from the previous evening. The restaurant had about the same number of patrons as the night before, but our second visit was marked by some of the poorest service I’ve ever received, borderline rude staff, disorganization, and unenjoyable drinks. We arrived around 11 pm and within five minutes we had our drinks order taken. It then took about 15 minutes for us to receive our drinks. Not great, but we figured (based on the night before) that it would be worth the wait. Nope. We were brought our drinks and one of them was the wrong drink. The waitress put them down and walked away at such a pace that our calling for her fell on deaf ears. Luckily, another staff member walked by us a few minutes later and we flagged her down (to her chagrin). She went to inform the waitress, who came back to see what the issue was. We informed her one of the drinks was wrong and told her the correct order. She apologized, grabbed the wrong drink and left. The wait then began…. It was more than 15 minutes before the replacement drink came (at which point my partner had finished his drink). We were about to get up and leave, as we felt that this was far too long to wait for a mixed drink at a cocktail bar, when my drink finally came out. My drink was dropped off with another apology and an explanation that my particular choice (a three ingredient drink directly from their menu) takes longer to make than most cocktails (????), and once again the waitress was off. My partner had to yell after her that we would just like the cheque. We both left with a bad taste in our mouths and a feeling of major disappointment. I don’t know if they were understaffed or are always super disorganized (and we simply didn’t notice it the night before) but we certainly won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

We were looking for a seafood dinner and found this place. We had the oysters, electric calamari, tuna crudo and garlic shrimp. Everything was really good. Trevor, our server, was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is very nice and welcoming. Very clean too. I...think it was a bit pricy.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

We were in the Byward market and decided to try this place. Even though it is a steakhouse we had chicken and a lobster/shrimp club and both were prepared perfectly. Great seating on the raised patio on York Street to people watch. Overall a great...experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

An acquaintance and I had a a good lunch that was a bit marred by the music blasting over our heads. I had the shrimp and lobster club, which was excellent, while my companion had the steak frites. The coffees were good too.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021

Worst service ever... and manager so unaccommodating. Never going back .. EVER. Was told we could get 2 tables but had to wait an hour. No problem, we waited. Come an hour later, they advised us they had a max of one table per group....Unacceptable.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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No we haven’t, it’s just too much meat lol
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luxe Bistro

Yes, Luxe Bistro offers takeaway services.

Luxe Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4