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Chez Lucien

#36 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-3533
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Look for the unobtrusive sign and modest entrance with the neon "BAR" sign or you might miss it altogether! What a great little gem of a place! Simple bar menu of 5+ burgers/sandwiches, but great portions! The Bourgeois burger was huge and delicious with the pear, brie and carmelized onions-I had to cut this big boy in half (saved half... More 

Thank cdnfirechick
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and given the queues out of the door the food should be something special. However I have to say that I find other customers' enthusiasm for this place hard to understand. We had a wonderful waitress who managed to serve with a smile despite the over an hour wait for food. When it came, it was underwhelming. A... More 

Thank att6
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were 6 looking for a place to talk and snack after a movie. Chez Lucien looked to be too crowded but a table was found for us upstairs. Service was excellent as was the beer. The food was the surprise. The menu was varied. The quality was very good and the price was excellent. Our table had a variety... More 

Thank NickKetchum
Sydney, Australia
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888 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A delightful small cosy restaurant with seating at the entrance, at & beside the bar, downstairs & upstairs where I sat. A friendly place & the jazz from 6pm-7pm was great. My meal was excellent & nicely presented. Staff were friendly & attentive. I'd come here again.

Thank Clio H
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great little spot for a beer and a burger Got the nachos and they were really good even though they were 20 cad. Burgers were excellent and the beer was cheap and cold Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a small joint and good food

Thank octriptaker
Delta, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had a burger and beer at Chez Lucien and would recommend the Chez Lucien burger. Nice size burger with fries and salad. Cozy atmosphere and good beer and nice staff.

Thank G S
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a tasty light dinner. Entered this place and it was completely full. Bar spot opened up quickly so there we sat. Excellent bar atmosphere. Ordered appetizers and wine. Previous reviewers recommended the scallops of we thought we would try them. Absolutely fantastic!!! Also ordered Brie and phyllo pastry with salad and it too was outstanding!!! Would highly... More 

Thank von2von
Shelburne, Vermont
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Place looks like a small bar from the outside, and feels a bit "worn" upon entering. But sit at the bar and watch and listen to regulars arrive and you start to feel at home. And the burger was one of the best I've had in years. Clearly has a strong local following, will definitely return on next trip to... More 

Thank Mike R
Ottawa, Canada
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a great bar, restaurant, hang out, local pub ...you name it. My 20-something has been loving it for years but it never looked like much. We were so wrong. The feel of the place is energy, happy gathering, noisy but friendly. The service was exceptional - wait staff, bar staff, the guy that clears plates - they were... More 

Thank EPottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is so good! I've been going here consistently for the past 4 years. Pretty good service, vhill atmosphere but my goodness... Their burgers are to die for! I always get the chez Lucien burgers with cream cheese and bacon. So good! Also it comes with fries and salad! Awesome choices on tap for beer as well!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3533

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