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Chez Lucien

#39 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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137 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
+1 613-241-3533
11:00 - 02:00
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Maspeth, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got in late on a Friday night and managed to get a table at about 9:30 without a reservation. It was still crowded so I imagine a reservation would be needed if you went earlier. The food was very good, service was great and it just had a comfortable local crowd feel.

Thank JamesL.
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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely homey feel pub, with the friendliest service team! They really make you feel welcome and like you are at home.

Thank Christine3131
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last saturday very busy place, casual nothing fancy but good food. Very busy on a saturday night made resevation for 6:00 got seating 6:40... food is very good party of 6 everyone enjoyed

Thank zizOttawa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Constantly looking for a great "medium" burger...... had many across Canada. Chez's definitely ranks with the best. Flavorful beef. Cooked medium or medium rare if you ask!! Few do this. Will go back again and again!!!

Thank ObeJuan
Ottawa, Canada
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Staff were very friendly. Make sure to make reservations as this place is quite small and busy!! Unfortunately my order was messed up (wrong platter). Fortunately, the meal I received was really good anyways! Burgers were delicious. I will go back to try my original order though haha

Thank Ana100Bella
Williamston, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Delightful place to have dinner on a late winter's night. Nice beer selection, good burgers, and a little jazz.

Thank Susan O
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Chez Lucien is a lovely gem located in the Byward Market (tucked away on Murray Street, East of Dalhousie). While they are well-known for their tasty & innovative gourmet burgers (a definite must-try), they also offer many other delicious options such as daily mussels which are flavourful and well-prepared, seared scallops that won't disappoint and fresh salads . CL also... More 

Thank Lux101
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186 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I had a few hours to kill before catching a train. The first server, being the only one there was awesome and friendly. Then a taller server showed up perhaps a manager or even owner. Well, she proceeded to loudly crap on everyone present about a 30 person reservation someone made which was not to her pleasing. For 30 minutes.... More 

Thank TorontoJose
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312 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stopped for late lunch on a week day. Was lucky to find a parking spot on the street almost in front. There is a parking lot across the street. The place was quiet. We had heard that they had good burgers. It is true. Three of us had them and we all loved them. One grand daughter had a poutine.... More 

Thank PAC168
Arnprior, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

As an avid tripadvisor fan who enjoys trying new spots, I decided to give this place a try. Well, this spot is definitely worth a try, especially their extremely fresh and delicious burgers. I undoubtably recommend the Chez Lucien and Bourgeois Burgers. The service is friendly and very welcoming. Can't wait to return!

Thank 69juice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3533

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