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Bay Street Bistro

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Byward Market Area
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160 Bay St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X8, Canada
+1 613-234-1111
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:15 - 13:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Been here with my family a couple of times . Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. A chill place in Ottawa. Try their pastas :)

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Thank BandOTown
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

I've been going to this restaurant since 1993, and I've introduced family, friends and business associates to it. The staff have always been attentive and friendly. Whenever there has been a problem, the staff were apologetic, and the kitchen refired the meal without question. Prices are moderate, and the Sunday brunch is well-attended. Unfortunately the restaurant will be closing its... More 

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Thank BriDov
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Service, and quality was simply diapointing. Their seafood are simply not eatable due to lack of fresheness. Had A single bite and try to speak to waiter about this situation, but waiter doesn't care for it either. I would never go back or feed my child from this restaurant. This restaurant qualifies for THE WORST RESTAURANT of the year. I... More 

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Thank 정아 윤
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Ive ordered appetizer for mussle with wine sause, and main for 8oz steak and shrimp, chicken fingers and fries. Deep fryer clearly haven't changed oil causes chicken finger to be overly darken and mussles were just terrible. Scent of mussle makes just not eatable. I tried many simular restaurants but this perticular one is just TERRIBLE. McDonlad's chicken nuggets and... More 

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Thank Tomas P
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Good food, decent prices. Attached to the Albert at Bay. Had some sea food which was good. we have been down late at night for nachos a few times and they were very good. Nice patio in warm weather too.

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Thank Parttimetraveller072
Prague, Czech Republic
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is literally inside the hotel so you do not need to get dressed for outdoors. Very nice breakfast and brunch place.

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Thank MAF17
Grimsby, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This restaurant was adjacent to our hotel. So, one evening when it was raining, we decided to have dinner there. The service was good and the food was Okay.

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Thank Roadster97
Clarksburg, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Staying at the Albert at Bay Suites, this was the biggest disappointment. The steak was tough, the potatoes cold, the peppercorn sauce watery and tasteless and the salad they sent went untouched!

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Thank jlk l
Brampton, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Had 3 different meals, 3 different days and only walked away with 3 reasons to never eat there again. Service was poor 2 out of 3 visits. The staff looked annoyed that they actually had to work. For our Sunday Brunch that was included with our hotel packages we had to wait for the cooking staff to come and cut... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We were visiting Ottawa and stopped by because it was nearby, had a patio and live music. This was our second time. My husband and I shared a burger. Early the next morning we both had bad stomach cramps followed by a lot of time in the bathroom. Totally ruined our weekend. I called to let them know on Saturday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:15 - 13:30
Tuesday
09:15 - 13:30
Wednesday
09:15 - 13:30
Thursday
09:15 - 13:30
Friday
09:15 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Bay St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-1111
Description
We invite you to visit the Bay Street Bistro and Chef Pat Montemurro for a taste of fine contemporary Italian cuisine...Hungry for lunch? Try the all-u-can eat Italian Feast of pastas, pizza and salad or the Sunday Brunch featuring delicious Prime Rib and much more... Or, for an evening of in suite dining, call for room service...For lunch, brunch, dinner or drink, the Bay Street Bistro is just off the lobby to serve you... Ottawa-style....

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