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Al's Steakhouse & Seafood

) #254 of 2,245 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ Seafood, Steakhouse,
327 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-233-7111
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (102 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Steakhouse, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
327 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With the closing of Hy's for good, Ottawa realty does need a good steak house. I though Al's was it. At least by reputation. How disappointing. Poor service. Great bread. Tolerable salad. Awful steak. Drowned asparagus. And french fries which were not at all what...More

Thank Gavin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a while since we dined at Al's and it was nice to see it had been renovated. Our staff were friendly and attentive and the food was good. The escargot arrived nice and hot with a nice layer of cheese on top; the...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

FANTASTIC all the way around (food drinks ,service and atmosphere ) You can tell the difference between a franchise and a Family run Business right from the start. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended

Thank LEWISP53
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had the filet mignon 6 oz. steak done medium. Taste was delicious. Had it with a baked potato and salad with Al's dressing on it. Great atmosphere, friendly waitress, free parking and overall, would go back again.

Thank 2012jat
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I knew Al when there was an Al--more than 50 years ago. The restaurant has now been taken over by kids and grandkids. Major renovations and a new clean look. i go to a steakhouse for steak so I can't tell you about the oysters....More

3  Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I arrived at Al's without a reservation. Tony, who greeted us at the door was very welcoming and accommodating. We sat at the bar looking out towards Elgin. The cocktails selection was terrific and the food delicious! I loved that their menu...More

Thank Jillian B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Judging from all the positive new reviews, I can only hope we were there on an off night... At here recently with several others. Will try to sum positives: - the appetizers were good, including oysters, a soup and the tartare - the renovations are...More

Thank ice_rider
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The completed an amazing renovation back in April and it is phenomenal. My friends and I walked in and greeted with welcoming friendliness. We sat at a lovely table in the main dining area with great buzz coming from all tables around us. The place...More

Thank kimmyshack
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I decided to go here for dinner the last couple of nights, even though I haven't been here in years; but wanted to check the place out since they renovated the place. I've been here two nights in a row now and I must say...More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Having walked up and down Elgin St. it was a pleasure to find a place that wasn't open to the street with loud music and pub-type food. Al's steakhouse is slightly more expensive but it was worth it to have well cooked and presented food...More

Thank Richard M
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 48
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-7111
Now in the business of serving superb meals for over 50 years, Al's proudly offers only certified Angus beef, as well as succulent chicken dishes, seafood, and even hearty lunchtime salads, sandwiches, and filet mignons. And it's all served up by a friendly, knowledgeable staff amidst chic, contemporary decor. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Al's also boasts a conference room that can accommodate up to 130 guests. Reservations recommended. Ample free parking.
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