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Al's Steakhouse & Seafood

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327 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-233-7111
11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

THis is a must for fine dining. The food, atmosphere, wine and service were perfect. The price was in line w other fine dining venues.

Thank usmc63m
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly service, cozy atmosphere...highly recommend this Ottawa landmark for either business or pleasure...always over delivers!

1 Thank bellgen2002
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I return periodically to Al's Steak House, and over the years, we are always as satisfied as the first time. We had calamars to start with, which were crispy, hot and delicious. Then we had their salad with their to die for garlic dressing. Finally, our steaks were served as ordered, tender, juicy and very tasty. All... More 

1 Thank 276MoniqueE
Toronto, Canada
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294 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I enjoyed my meal at Al's with friends. We came in just before the dinner rush so were seated quickly. Staff were efficient and friendly. The food was delicious, but not the best I had ever had. I enjoyed the stuffed chicken with vegetables while some friends enjoyed their steaks and salmon. Food on the other tables also looked quite... More 

Thank sail29er
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Al's steak house is not a really good steak house. I would rate it as an okay steak house at best. Their prices are too high for the subpar quality of their meats. On more than one occasion I have attended for dinner and ordered the fillet mignon. I received a butchered piece held by multiple strings more than once.... More 

1 Thank amine616
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Super choice for steaks especially. Lovely ambience. Service...excellent. Seated right away even without a reservation (although normally I would recommend reservations to be sure. Great waitress. Professional, pleasant, prompt, spontaneous. We asked reception to call a taxi for us when leaving. Our waitress overheard, said "I'll do that for you", stepped out in the street, whistled (best whistle ever!) and... More 

1 Thank Kathy T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

When Hy,s closed Al,s became a go to place for steak the way you want it not the way the chef thinks you want it . When I nervously asked for 5 ounce filet minon to be well I was relieved there was no judgement by the server with eye roll or hmmm I will see what chef can do... More 

Thank gipsygrrl
St. Catharines, Canada
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

With the closure last winter of Hy’s Ottawa over a rent hike and the slippage in quality of Mamma Teresa Ristorante on my very last--ever--visit there, it was another blow to Ottawa’s upscale eateries that the newly refurbished Al’s Restaurant hit a new low in service even as the food was generally excellent. Things began well at my “poolside” seat... More 

1 Thank S. James W
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

After 40 years of being here it was nice to see and experience the excellent steak. The Striploin is a specialty and was done to perfection. Great atmosphere, food and staff

Thank JL R
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We love having our date night here the service is amazing, the ambiance makes you feel special... This place has been visited by celebrities from all over and had there pictures taken and place on the entrance wall... The steak melts in your mouth accompanied by there cognac sauce that's to die for... Getting hungry just writing about it my... 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
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Seafood, Steakhouse, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?