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#12 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
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296 Elgin St | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada (Formerly Elgin St. Freehouse)
+1 613-695-8696
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Smiths Falls, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've eaten there dozens of times. Great food wonderful staff. One of our favorite places for a night out.

Thank CNmd
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been here a few times and loved it every time. The food is always fantastic and the service top-notch. Friendly and laid-back.

Thank Maria L
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok---so I've been prolonging my visit to Town for months and the anticipation was certainly up there. Finally I pulled the trigger and took a friend for dinner. It was her birthday. We scored last minute reservations through an app but I strongly recommend making them in advance. We were seated, greeted and were immediately impressed by the small but... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had dinner there just last week. Was greeted promptly, did not have to wait for the table much. Ordered the seafood stew, I think it was. It was great! They serve bread with it as well, so once you are done with the seafood itself, you can then dip bread into the broth. It's one of the best and... More 

Thank pikpik_tm
Ottawa, Canada
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258 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should have gone much sooner!!! We dashed in to get a bit of supper before a play at the NAC. How wonderful!!! We sat at the bar. They have a real bartender who had her own concoctions on offer - no syrupy drech - real cocktails with flavour and imagination. The food was beyond great. My regret was that... More 

Thank EPottawa
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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service is outstanding. I have ate here multiple times and everytime try their newest dishes on the menu. It's a very small, intimate, cozy place.

Thank Christine3131
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Town comes highly recommended, and it lives up to the hype. The menu is fairly limited, but everything the four of us tried was delicious!

Thank Steffen K
Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I had walked past Town for yrs now and finally went in with a friend, my only regret, was that I waited so long to go! The server ( Emile ) was incredible and it's very obvious he is passionate about food and the items on the menu. My friend had ordered something to share from the menu that I... More 

Thank ChristopherMW
Iqaluit, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I recently had dinner at Town with his mother while on vacation in Ottawa. We had an excellent experience. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and gave a great description of everything on the menu. The restaurant had a great atmosphere. We had a table near the door but did not get cold from the incoming guests because... More 

Thank KRLetto
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went to this restaurant based on the number of good reviews. We waited about 20 minutes for anyone to take our drink orders. After looking at the very limited menu my husband and I decided to share 4 of the small plates. I know small plates are the trendy thing at the moment but after having left many a... More 

Thank suny50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Elgin St | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada (Formerly Elgin St. Freehouse)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-8696

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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?