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Petit Bill's Bistro

$$ - $$$French, Seafood,
1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
+1 613-729-2500
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster poutine” (45 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“cod” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daily specials available for pastas and sandwiches. Also soup of the day. I used to work in the area and this was one of my go to’s for a sit down lunch or a dinner with friends. Even though I haven’t worked in the area...More

Thank Ontari0Canuck
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind words.. Terry

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I've been a few times and have never been disappointed. Last time, Saturday March 3rd 2018 there seemed to be a bit of confusion about seating us, not sure what the issue was, had a reservation but asked to sit at another table than the...More

Thank OttawaIrishblueeyes
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you & sorry about the table confusion... Terry

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Unpretentious atmosphere, accessible price point and warm welcoming staff. Thank you Terry for making our evening special. We had the escargot, beef short rib and green curry mussels. 10/10

Thank Brittany S
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you! Terry

Reviewed 8 March 2018

I have eaten here many times over the years and never had a bad meal. I especially liked their hamburger and the fish and chips are superb. Great room and solid staff round out the experience.

Thank Treepug
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you very much! Terry

Reviewed 5 March 2018

From the moment we entered everything exceeded our expectations. From the warm welcome and excellent service, to the friendly and cozy setting, an dfollowed by delicious dining experience. I was with 3 other people and we all enjoyed our meals immensely - sampling quite a...More

Thank U5024PWleslieb
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words, see you soon.. Terry

Reviewed 20 February 2018

The motto of this restaurant is perfectly descriptive of the cuisine, although it could just as easily be "A Newfoundland Bistro with a French Accent". The menu offers both French and Newfoundland fare, often together, and if our mussels and fish and chips are any...More

Thank John12345562
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you so much, we all appreciate the positive feedback! Terry

Reviewed 22 January 2018

A small gem of a place with high standards that merits coming back often. Great lunch specials, outstanding chowder, perfect steak frites.

Thank RichardR33
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks so much, happy to hear you've enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 18 January 2018

Overall our experience on a snowy January evening was good. The table service was excellent and the food was good. My dinner companion had the trout special with the wine pairing. Unfortunately the trout was slightly over cooked which was too bad but the wine...More

Thank Larry W
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you, we appreciate the comments.. Our prices are as competitive as we can make them, no need to go into to detail but rents/property taxes alone are 20% higher than the next neighborhood...

Reviewed 8 January 2018

We celebrated a birthday by enjoying dinner at Petit Bill's. Consistent with our past experiences at this restaurant, everything was top notch, from our initial warm greeting at the door, to the excellent quality food and well curated drink menu, to the outstanding service. We...More

Thank eprit
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for the kind words & happy birthday.. Terry

Reviewed 23 December 2017

Back to the bistro this past Friday, busy day but they managed to get our group in right before the holidays. The food as always was amazing. I know everyone in our party enjoyed their lunch, I had the soup of the day and their...More

Thank Richard P
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you sir! 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$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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 W, 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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