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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#184 of 2,191 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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222 Lyon St N, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
+1 613-238-0222
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Stezzano, Italy
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97 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the night with my friends for my wife bday. Had a great dinner, everyone was satisfied with the food and wine. Had a special of the day. Nice fish and soup. The other ordered different tapas such as scallops, prawns and more seafood. Definitely going back there anytime soon. Really liked the restaurant style too.

Thank Wolly36
Ottawa, Canada
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137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

SHHH! Stop sending people here! We used to be able to drop in and now we need a reservation. The food here is focused on tapas style. Five plates shared between the two of us gives us lots of variety and a good dinner. Select you favourites and they will be brought out in the order that allows for the... More 

Thank Nancy_Eric
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The atmosphere and food were okay, but I believe overpriced for what we ate. Although we arrived before other customers, we ended up receiving service after these other people arrived. At one point we sat for more than 15 minutes waiting for someone to bring us some food. And we ordered what was on the menu - nothing special and... More 

Thank JayDee613
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great menu, warmth atmosphere and small cozy place. loved it !! In the heart of Ottawa For those of you staying at Albert at Bay Suite hotel it's like 5 min walk

1 Thank Gaetan G
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We are always happy to return to this restaurant since the service is excellent and the food is fantastic. We have tried 75 % of the food on the menu and every time it is good. The two ladies who run the place are excellent hosts. Make sure you make a reservation since this establishment is small and cozy. You... More 

Thank Joanne W
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and I enjoyed. The place is small and quaint and made up of two rooms. One room has the bar and the other room is the restaurant The food was good along with the service. We tried 5 dishes and were not disappointed in any of them. Really enjoyed the garlic shrimp. My only complaint... More 

Thank Audrey E
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

had the oyster dish, don't remember the name of the dish but it was very filling and tasty. The server, Kathy was very attentive and made useful suggestions. This is a moderately priced restaurant. spent about $37 for a drink, plate of oysters and a bread basket

Thank Marsabeba
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We called the restaurant about 20 minutes before we wanted to be seated and were invited to come by. We were greeted in a very friendly and welcoming manner and ushered into their intimate dining room. The staff made us feel very welcome and attended to us promptly. The menu was explained perfectly without being overwhelming. Our questions were answered... More 

Thank Simon S
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have to agree with other reviews, that the service and atmosphere are outstanding. I ordered the mushroom croquettes, but they were 99% potato, so did not enjoy them. The scallops, thought, were the best I have ever eaten.

Thank Firsttri
St. Albert, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this restaurant by chance, and I'm very glad that I did. Excellent selection of tapas with kind and attentive service in an intimate, cozy, and very charming environment. You have a feeling that you're dining in a someone's home. Great food and a varied menu selection (my companion and I shared several plates), and the prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Lyon St N, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-0222

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