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Petit Bill's Bistro

#76 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Smirle)
+1 613-729-2500
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in Ottawa and have heard about this place, but never made it in. I'm going to going back here regularly. The owner makes you feel at home. Great food drink and service. A crib board at the bar. What more could you ask for?

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Thank suzy189
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, hope to see you soon.. Terry More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant for reasons of time and place and we will go back because of food and service. We were greeted at the door and shown a large closet with lots of hangers for our coats. We had a table by the window in the very pleasant dining room. Our server was charming and when she heard us... More 

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Thank Suzan A
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed yourselves... Yes we're open for lunch, can't wait to see you again! Thanks Again Terry & the staff... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined at Petit Bill's a number of times and have never been disappointed. We have always felt welcomed the moment we walked through the door. The service and food are consistently great, while the atmosphere is vibrant. The dinner menu is varied and appeals to all ages. From the fabulous fish and chips to the steak frites, the freshness... More 

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Thank Barfly-guy
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, we all appreciate the positive feedback! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a special dinner after our first choice fell through, and found the food really good, but we disliked the wine selection, which seems to consist entirely of blended wines. It seems like an odd choice for a somewhat upscale bistro, and as wine lovers, we were pretty disappointed.

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Thank SheilaK01
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post, I'm at a loss about the wine list... Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time there on Friday. We made a reservation for two from 5:30-7:15pm. We were seated at a table for four. In the midst of our conversation, the owner interrupts and says, "you'll either have to move to a smaller table or leave by 7:30. It is Friday you know." We didn't even know how to respond. We finished our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a quiet meal on a Monday evening. The service was attentive and eager to please. The menu is divided between bistro fare and higher end dining and we mixed our meals from the menus. We started with the tuna crudo which was delicious, followed by the moules frites for me and the beef short rib for my wife.... More 

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Thank Tim M
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write, we all appreciate it! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth dinning experience at Petit Bill's and it's been consistently great; the food, the welcoming atmosphere and the fantastic selection of Bourbon and Scotch. What I like most about this place is that they offer a wide variety of dishes on their menu so when suggesting this restaurant to friends as a place to meet up for... More 

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Thank judith201640
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review, we appreciate it! Terry More 

Manotick, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I like this establishment, but my most recent visit was troubling. The food was up it's usual high standards, and the service was great, but the portion size and prices seemed off. My friend had the fish and chips (I think it was $21): I don't know who would be able to put away four pieces of beer-battered cod for... More 

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Thank SaintWilliam22
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us, we appreciate it.. If I may; there is a smaller portion of Fish & chips available @ lunch, it's about 70% of a full order, as far as the Mussels, I'm sorry you felt they were small for the price.. Hope to see you soon Terry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this place because there was parking right out front and we were hungry and tired. What a fortuitous happenstance!! It was Sunday night around 8pm and they welcomed us very warmly. We started with the escargot. I especially loved it because the true flavour stood out with a hint of citrus and white wine (I do not like... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review, Dad would be proud! Terry More 

Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch at Petit Bill's. Had a delicious bowl of chowder and had a small order of bear batter fish and chips! Was absolutely amazing. The service is even better. Highly recommend!

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Thank Tracey M
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much Tracey, it was great to see you girls & your Dad! Terry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$99
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    (Smirle)
  • Public Transportation: The numbers 2 & 16 stop mere steps away!
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-2500

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