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Al's Steak House & Seafood

Steakhouse, Canadian
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327 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-233-7111
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Al’s for a family dinner of eight people and honestly, I should have taken notice when their reservation list was on a scrap piece of paper – it was a sign. I want to acknowledge our waitress; she was friendly, attentive and seemed genuinely invested in making our dinner enjoyable. To touch on other good points – I... More 

Thank Sarah R
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night - Remembrance Day. Pre Sens game meal with my wife. As usual, Sam the owner was there to greet us and get us a nice table by the window. Knowing we were going to the game, he offered to speed up service but we told him we would take it slow and easy. I ordered a 12 oz... More 

Thank Dan S
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

there were six in our party. Four of us shared our experience on our way back to the hotel. 2 of them had the rib eye - both commented on the gristle in the steak. the person seated beside me had blue cheese dressing and I looked for the chunks of blue cheese, but failed to see any. one person... More 

Thank WASKingston
Phoenix, Arizona
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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295 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank amine616
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
Steakhouse, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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

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