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Canvas Resto-Bar

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65 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0X9, Canada
+1 613-729-1991
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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161 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this restaurant by accident even though I had driven by it tons of times. A friend invited me to lunch there and I was pleasantly surprised. She loved her selection and I liked mine. My quiche was a little overdone but was still good. What made my afternoon was the restaurant's relaxing atmosphere and excellent service. I felt... More 

Thank AuroraSky
Ottawa, Canada
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420 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The daily special was very nice (as has the food been every time I have visited, I had the daily soup and quiche and it was a nice and light yet tasty lunch.

1 Thank Peter_Bomberg
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Today was my second visit to Canvas for lunch. First thing thought the door we were greeted by the very and helpful staff. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing (which might have been why our lunch lasted almost 2 hours even if we were done eating after the first). The food was great, although I have to admit that... More 

Thank kproud45
Ottawa, Canada
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

On the July long weekend, my daughter, her friend, and I went to Canvas for brunch. It was recommended by her friend who has eaten there in the past. The Holland Avenue location is nice with a small patio and parking on the street. On this occasion, everything went wrong. The first item on the menu was unavailable (yogurt, fruit... More 

1 Thank Lorraine1065
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The only good thing was the server. Went to dinner with a guest on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. We were served our meal with our pre dinner drink. My meal, which consisted of warmed over pasta supposedly served wth a veal sauce. Found a few string of meat and the sauce was mostly canned tomatoes. Obviously cold by the... More 

Thank Louise L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My favorite place for a steak frites, service is courteous and friendly. Great bistro menu, you will not be dissapointed!

Thank Luc B
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Fantastic evening at Canvas. I'll admit to having never heard of this fine establishment prior to tonight, but after this evening, it won't leave my memory and I'll be back again soon. The evening got off to an excellent start with a friendly greeting, and lovely smells emanating from the kitchen. And when a small restaurant is full and you... More 

Thank tashasmr
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I was at the Canvas resto-bar about a week ago with my family and was very impressed with everything. First and foremost, the service was tops! My mother is in a wheelchair and requires a lot of space. Despite being a very small restaurant, the staff was able to accommodate this. We have been to much bigger places that crammed... More 

Thank Meri S
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Had lunch this week, for probably the 5th time in as many years, and was reminded how consistently great the food is here. The menu is small but imaginative, and the prices are all very reasonable. They generally offer a featured $5 wine special which is also good. Service has always been fast and friendly, despite the fact they are... More 

Thank MountainWannatravel
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Small and intimate resto with an amazing menu that they switch up often. Great sharing plate for girls night out, try the Steak Frites or Walleye. Great attention to detail on all the sides as well.

Thank TSBuchanan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-1991

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