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₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, European,
1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-761-1138
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (61 reviews)
“duck” (50 reviews)
“dessert sampler” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing! Found it randomly and decided to try absinthe. We had an absinthe cocktail with chartreuse (the last word) it was so delicious and we finally decided to have dinner there because the food looked so good. I had the burger: fabulous, excellent meat, the...More

Thank joak3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food. Nice place, Nice service. And they offer profiterole for desert ! Always happy with this restaurant.

Thank YingBernardFrancois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard so many great things about Absinthe.... we were grateful that we managed to get a table without reservations on a busy Saturday evening. The waitress was super friendly. My husband and I chose the daily special which consisted of a salad, boeuf...More

Thank Coco370
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and wine selection but overall pricey. Service was nice not to pushy. Two of us had the pork wrapped in bacon and my husband had the steak frite. Very tasty would recommend

Thank Dadulo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only ever been here for lunches and it's great if you want to spend some time and are not looking for something fast and less expensive . The food is very good and very tasty. Service is also good. The restaurant is very...More

Thank bonniebart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went for dinner, ordered the 3 course table d'hote and dessert sampler. All of the courses were delicious, especially the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin on rutabaga puree. Great hanger steak here, and lovely service.

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the duck, my guest had the char. Both were excellent. The decor is very pleasant and the ambience very lively. Quite a pleasant choice for a special evening.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my wife here for a surprise birthday dinner and once again opted for the succulent pork cheeks, which were as gorgeous the second time round as they had been when we first had them. She had the duck and very much enjoyed it....More

Thank Faience44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I feel like having a truly great meal, I book a table at Absinthe. The food is always beautifully presented and delicious . And fresh! locally sourced, the wine list, though not huge has a very good selection of wine. The service is perfect...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant dinner with a friend. We both had the Mariposa duck which was delicious. The service was excellent. My only complaint would be that my single glass of wine relied on our server's judgement and was not an exact measure.

Thank 44Rosita44
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Julie A
30 September 2017|
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Response from nolikewinter | Reviewed this property |
I hope not!! Why would you want to take a pet to a quality restaurant?.
17 May 2016|
Response from Redbirdie3142 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see them having a problem with kids
29 March 2015|
Response from Patrick G |
Hello thank you for your inquiry we are closed all statutory hollidays and December 24th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Absinthe is a Restaurant where you can eat too much, drink too much, put your elbows on the table and laugh out loud... all at the same time and nobody cares. Absinthe is a restaurant of the people for the people.
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