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Metropolitan Brasserie

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Byward Market Area
French, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4, Canada
+1 613-562-1160
08:00 - 00:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is consistently good with their food and service. Always go there when I am in Ottawa and it never disappoints. They know how to poach a perfect egg.

Thank Garry L
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all meet for time and the place was quiet for breakfast @10:00 am the day after boxing day. We all had something different. It took afair amount of time for the food to arrive but we all enjoyed the food. The prices were not too bad for being in the market area.

Thank Lawrence177
Vancouver Island, Canada
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257 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for a late breakfast as it was close to Chateau Laurier where I was staying. I was the only patron at 9 am so service was excellent. Perfectly done poached eggs and very tasty country sausages. Good coffee. I was very pleased.

Thank Harry J
Prague, Czech Republic
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a Paris-style bistro in Ottawa, this is the place, including the decor but especially the key items on the menu, e.g. Onion soup and croque-monsieur.

Thank MAF17
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and our daughter had dinner here 2 wks ago and regret it! Food had no taste. My husband ordered Bouillabaisse and received some sort of stew with a whole lot of tasteless liquid ($28.00). I had the Swordfish Romesco (the hazelnuts were rancid and tasted horrible for $27.00. My daughter's meal was just ok (Mussels &... More 

Thank Customer744
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had previously come here for apps with a friend and loved everything. So I came again for dinner with my husband and another couple. Our apps were good, but our mains were just average. I had the featured special short rib. The accompaniments were good, but the short rib itself was a bit dry. The duck confit was a... More 

Thank PhatEatsNow
Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I had not been here in quite some time, but when the restaurant we hoped to go for dinner was not available, we dropped in. A warm welcome and great service, but the food ranged from mediocre to poor. A classic selection of French bistro fare, I think the menu has been the same for year, so you would think... More 

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Dartmouth, Canada
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The menu is available on the restaurant's web-site. I found the menu pretentious and the food mediocre. My chicken was overcooked and dried. My vegetables were overcooked and unimaginative. The wait staff however were very attentive and friendly. Also, be aware that the tip is automatically included in the bill. I was disappointed and am not likely to return the... More 

Thank deaglekl
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Close to Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. You will often find politicians and staff in this French Bustro style restaurant. Sit at the bar and chat with a stranger or take a table and enjoy a cocktail and tasty food. I recommend the short rib. I also recommend the Sucre a la creme for dessert. If you're lucky you... More 

Thank Rosemary1938
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Chateau and wanted to grab a nice dinner somewhere close. Steps away we found the Metropolitan Brasserie. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was one of the best meals we've enjoyed in Canada. The ambiance is simple brasserie style, but the food is excellent. Our starters of onion soup, and mushroom leek soup were rich,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-1160

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