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Phi Bistro & Bar

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Canadian, Pizza
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123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9, Canada
+1 613-216-2909
16:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 04:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Regina, Canada
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night and did not want to leave the hotel. I ordered a burger with a beer. The burger was very good, and would recommend you try it, as it is hearty and very filling. The beer selection was poor, and the local taps are not worth trying. Service over all was average, and should have been better with... More 

Thank DrGreg1963
Boston, MA
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only reason I can see to eat here is if you are staying in the Hotel Indigo and don't want to go somewhere else. The menu is limited, food is OK but not great, and the service is glacially slow. If you are staying in the hotel and your expectations are low, it will probably be fine. Otherwise I'd... More 

Thank MikeBOS
Lee H, Manager at Phi Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

MikeBOS, thank you for your review of Phi Bistro, in Hotel Indigo. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Our team tries to ensure that every guest that dines with us has a favourable experience. If there are problems, we do our best to rectify them before the guests leaves. This type of feedback helps... More 

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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I ate here for breakfast after a night’s stay at the Hotel Indigo. I ordered the Traditional Breakfast ($12) with bacon while my wife had the Healthy Start (also $12). We washed it down with Starbucks coffee ($2.05pp). The service was quick, the quality of the food was great and the prices are, in my experience, reasonable.... More 

1 Thank MerelyATourist
Management response:

Thank you for your great review on Phi Bistro, located in Hotel Indigo. I am glad to hear that you had such a great experience at breakfast in our restaurant and that you shared it with others. We look forward to having you back at the hotel soon, as well as at Phi. Regards, L Hebb Food and Beverage Manager... More 

Defiance, Ohio
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Phi Bistro is located within the Hotel Indigo on Metcalfe St. It's conveniently located and the hotel offered coupons ($5.00 off) to Phi every day that you go without using housekeeping (reuse towels and linens). Without the coupons, Phi can be rather pricey but the food is worth it.

Thank mboulis2016
Management response:

What a nice thing to say! Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Phi Bistro. We pride ourselves on having the best staff and great food. We look forward to having you return soon to our restaurant. Regards, L Hebb Food and Beverage Manager Hotel Indigo More 

Strathroy, Canada
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I enjoyed breakfast of waffles and eggs/bacon during a recent stay at Hotel Indigo. The food was excellent and the customer service is great!

1 Thank packingandunpacking
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast at Phi Bistro, in Hotel Indigo. We have gone through some changes in the last couple of years and appreciate feedback to let us know that we are moving in the right direction. We look forward to you returning to Hotel Indigo in the near... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This 'bistro' is part of the indigo hotel and is the simplest place to get a quick breakfast. We had a evening meal one night which was very nice and had our breakfast there on two mornings, it's nothing special but it was good food and good service and not expensive.

1 Thank Adrian S
Toronto, Canada
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923 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Truly the service for the breakfast buffet was outstanding. The eggs tasted like cardboard but they were edible. Smoked salmon was nice. Bacon needed to be extra crispy. Great selection of fine cheeses.

Thank FirstClass001
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you thought the service was outstanding. We have taken note of your comment regarding the eggs and have come up with new ways to ensure they are fresh when we have breakfast buffets. We look forward to having you return to Hotel Indigo and Phi. Regards, L Hebb Food... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great french toast. A bit light on the fresh fruit. Service was prompt and the server was friendly. Great place to eat quick if you want to get out and tour the city.

Thank ultrareviewer5000
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

For dinner, the menu is limited but has the options of salads, and chicken, burgers, steak, and salmon entres. The portions are adequate and they are flexible in substitutions. It took a bit of time to get your meal even though there were only 3 tables. I ordered the salmon dinner where the vegetables were grilled and well presented but... More 

Thank Bev182
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163 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I ate there after a long flight and had an excellent chicken burger, reasonably priced with great service. Breakfast was also very good with a nice selection and gain, reasonably priced.

Thank patsychom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Canadian, Pizza
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
16:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
16:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
16:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
04:30 - 23:00
04:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-216-2909

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