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“Great Burgers! Nice relaxing ambiance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chez Lucien

Chez Lucien
Ranked #42 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Burgers! Nice relaxing ambiance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

If you are in downtown Ottawa - This place should definitely be on your list. The burgers are some of the best I've had (That's a bold statement - but true). The ambiance is quite relaxing and the service is super friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The food is simple, fresh, delicious and decently priced. We frequent this establishment, and are consistently greeted warmly, always receiving superb service no matter the night. We have been coming to this restaurant for years and it has consistently been one of our favourites. The jukebox is a nice addition, adds a little ambiance and plays some great music at a reasonable decibel. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JessNAsh2012
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Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Fun Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This little gem tucked away off Dalhousie away from the regular tourist set is a fun, upbeat place to enjoy good wine or beer and light and imaginative cuisine. Proust and James Joyce on the walls give an idea of the character of the place. We had the fun of spotting a CBC Ottawa personality while there; the clientele is young and mixed. Fills quickly at 5:00 p.m. We visited twice in our week in Ottawa, loved it both times.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank CHMAC1
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Ottawa, Canada
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443 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
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“Noisy but Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great atmosphere, with the floor layout adding a cozy feeling and making the restaurant have a unique flair.

Service was quick, knowledgeable and very friendly and my spinach salad was really good. The cranberries matched the dressing really nicely.

The salmon special was perfectly cooked and had a really nice mix of flavours.

My only complain is as the restaurant filled up the noise level got pretty high making it hard to have a conversation.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Peter_Bomberg
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Cincinnati
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Fun Place with Interesting Burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

This small restaurant is not far from Notre Dame on a small street. It's easy to miss but I'm glad we didn't. The atmosphere is dark, lively, but not noisy. Very friendly wait staff and good food. I had the Salmon Burger with Dill Cream Cheese...They call it a "Salmon Patty" but it really was a piece of Salmon...very good. My wife had the Chez Lucien with Bacon, Cream Cheese and Mushrooms. She gives it 3 Thumbs up. The fries were thin and tasty and there was a small side salad also...$27 incl tip & tax.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank HikingFoolCincinnati
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