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The Buzz Restaurant

#184 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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374 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-565-9595
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth visit and what a disappointment compared to previous experiences (earlier visits were more than 2 years ago). The ambience is still pleasant and friendly; however, the "Buzz Steak Frites - AAA 6 oz hand carved petite filet steak" ($28 before tax and tip) was a disaster: the steak was significantly overcooked beyond the medium-rare that was... More 

Thank Paul B
Athens, Greece
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really enjoyed our evening out in this charming spot. The food was absolutely delicious including dessert. The service was also exceptional.

Thank svobos
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our family eats at The Buzz 2-3 times a year, usually for special occasions. The place is great. The service is reliably good. Friendly, polite, attentive. The food is always good. I especially like the lobster ravioli and the chicken curry. We haven't ever done it, but you can bring your own bottle on Tuesday nights. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank kaberle
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just had dinner at "The Buzz". It was fantastic! Started dinner with a special martini. It was excellent! Then had a curry dish. Even though this is not an Indian restaurant, the curry was superb! Reasonably priced too!

Thank 1tshambre
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Insipid, pricey, unambitious food with too many adjectives. $18 cheeseburger?!? Curry squash soup with a faint taste of squash and... where's the curry? Not awful, just underwhelming. But the atmosphere is really good for happy hour with the after-work crowd. Service was also just okay.

Thank Mannemers
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

After going out for dinner my friend and I decided we wanted 1 more drink and something sweet to eat. We walked down bank until we found this place. Martini's were on special for $5 so we decided to try it. Every martini we tried was excellent. The have two desserts, one was a chocolate Guinness Beignet and then the... More 

Thank Marty M
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We wanted to find a gay friendly restaurant in Ottawa. This was recommended by one of the bars. Very good food and atmosphere. Great service at reasonable cost. A definite yes!

Thank mytr7
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! The service was attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was nice, featuring soft lighting and cool abstract art. The good was tasty. Lots of seafood options :) We will definitely be coming back.

Thank PhatEatsNow
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Martini night Wednesday. $5 each. Food menu looked good. Apparently they have the best Vegetarian Nut Burger in Center town. We'll come back and try it. Ambience is good. Didn't have Raptors game blaring like everywhere else. Service was fast and friendly. I could see this becoming a habit.

Thank Thrifty44
Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I've passed this place on Bank pretty much daily for 6 years, always thinking it was a martini lounge/bar, not a super cozy restaurant with great food! So glad it showed up as a suggestion on Zomato, otherwise I'd never discover this lovely place! Great service, wonderful food. Seared tuna in particular was a hit.

Thank Maria P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-9595

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