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Petit Bill's Bistro

#50 of 2,237 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$French, Seafood,
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
+1 613-729-2500
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster poutine” (43 reviews)
“cod” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and her partner along with my three old granddaughter Harriet took me out for dinner here on Saturday night. They had never been before but the owner had given my granddaughter some playdough when they had walked by one day. We were greeted...More

Thank Norm H
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, I'll pass it along to everyone! Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner here with relatives. Our meals were excellent and the service great. The owner was very attentive and friendly. I had the scallops dish with spinach in a caramel sauce which was very tasty. For dessert, we had their...More

Thank Sickmoose
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit.. See you Soon Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick friendly service. Loved the vegetarian Pecan burger. It was excellent. I want the recipe. I would go back again and I gather by the fact the restaurant was almost full on a Wednesday night, most people do go back

Thank Lesley P
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, hope to see you soon.. Terry

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Petit Bill for many years, but had not returned in two years. Still as good as ever. Moule et Frites were well put together, and the Lobster Poutine was still a 'dream'. Was nice to be able to eat outside...More

Thank marc_natalie
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, it's been a treat to have the patio all of September! Terry

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped into this Bistro for a drink and a snack on a Saturday afternoon, just after the lunch rush. Service was very friendly and the boss checked in with us a couple of times. I had a beer flight and the waitress chose 4 beers...More

Thank TreadmillTina
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Boy it was a beautiful day on the Patio...thank you so much. Terry

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another fantastic evening at Petit Bill's Our 2nd visit, and certainly won't be the last. Service was excellent. Had seafood chowder (to die for) and shared several appies... the jigs spring roll (ah the taste of NL) Crab cakes (could have eaten 10!) Cheese plate...and...More

Thank Marlene L
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, see you soon! Terry

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I used to go to this place all the time when I worked nearby. I've never been disappointed with the food. They have a decent wine menu too. In the summer you can sit out on the patio and people watch. Run by 2 brothers...More

Thank Ontari0Canuck
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you very much! Terry

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

From the flavours to the warm and friendly service, everything was stunning. Cod cakes to die for, fantastic arctic chat with risotto and a generous helping of bouillabaisse, with a fragrant and tasty broth. Only wish that the rouille toast had been spicier... Stay away...More

Thank pebouse
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks you for the kind words, we all appreciate it.. Terry

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Food was really good, including cod tongues and a few other specialties from The Rock. Bill's burger was a hit too. It was a busy, chatty place with no music to compete with the talk. Service was OK, but not great.

Thank Paul K
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you & happy you enjoyed your meals, sorry that you found the service off, we have no excuse for that.. Terry

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our family of 4 (kids 10 and 13) visited last Wednesday for dinner and we were truly impressed with the food and service. The restaurant was busier than normal for a weeknight from what they said and the owner approached every table on the floor...More

Thank OKYaz
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you so much, you're very kind & understanding.. Terry

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We're a 'French bistro with a Newfoundland accent' Fish & Chips, Burger, pasta, Chicken, Duck, Steak..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
    (Smirle)
  • Public Transportation: The numbers 2 & 16 stop mere steps away!
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-2500
  • E-mail
Description
Petit Bill’s was borne from the family values and sense of everyday “down-home” hospitality our mom & dad showed to anyone who came their way. Our house was THE place where all our friends gathered, be it for Sunday night dinner, Christmas Eve or just a place to be comfortable and safe. As teenagers, the whole family flourished under the watchful eye and guidance from our parents and the acceptance our parents gave to our friends and visa versa. Today, Petit Bill’s is a homage to this wonderful trait. We are proud to offer great comfort food, succulent steaks & fresh fish and truly homemade desserts. We use only the finest ingredients available and utilize as much local produce and products possible. We have won numerous awards for our wine list with the crown jewel being the VQA Award of Excellence in 2009 for showcasing Ontario & VQA Wines on our lists. It is this type of commitment to local that will continue to on all of our menus. We hope you will come by and see us again soon…to paraphase our folks… “Welcome to Petit Bill’s & welcome home!”
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