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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#186 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
+1 613-238-0222
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mill Bay, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightfully small restaurant that offers big flavours in a good selection of tapas. The shrimp with peppers, onion and a spicy tomato-based sauce was yummy and the dish contained a generous number. Scallops are a specialty here and come with a sauce of the day. Plan on two dishes per person and try to make room for a dessert.... More 

Thank Kennedy56
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there Feb 9th for dinner. It's not a big place; I counted 20 seats in the dinning room and room for 8 at the bar. Many regulars judging by how they chatted with servers who were very friendly indeed. Didn't get to try the tapas perse because I had swordfish that one one of the daily specials. Tender... More 

Thank Ottawadh
Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there 3-4 times. Every time I go, I bring someone new and I am always satisfied of my choice. The ambiance: a small restaurant with a dining room and a bar section where people can eat at the counter. Managed by a mother and her daughter. Nicest people who want to make sure you are having a... More 

Thank Jonathan P
Stezzano, Italy
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99 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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

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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 Street North, 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?