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Black Tomato

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-789-8123
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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432 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used to be a regular here and went last week for the first time for a few years. The Jambalaya is back - great. It was as spicy and tasty as I remember. Had the french onion soup as well and too much beer - all in all a good night out and I will be back.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Yellowknife, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Black Tomato on a business trip and it was a fantastic meal! As appetizers, we shared the chicken curry bites and the prosciutto and blue cheese pastries, which were both excellent. For the main course, our group had the lamb duo, the scallops, the jambalaya and the stuffed chicken breast. All of our selections were absolutely... More 

Thank Danika J
Easthampton MA
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167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here just outside the ByWard market area. We both had huge burgers, salad and pan friend potato wedges. We were exhausted from walking and did not feel hungry. But the food was simply superior. Most people entered and had dinner. Our server was excellent. The shop is beautiful and by the time we left the... More 

Thank 24thIDTraveller
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were over for dinner prior to a Tom Cochrane concert at the NAC. Server was exceptional! Can't remember his name but young, dark long hair. Excellent beers on tap selection. My spouse had their lamb dish that she was very pleased with. I had the jambalaya which was fierce with spiciness (as server warned). Found it way overpriced however... More 

Thank Martin M
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bourbon cocktail I ordered was delicious. Hats off to the bartender! The hot fresh buns were like my mom used to make and the infused butter was out of this world. My phyllo pastry curry chicken appetizer was a delight to the taste buds although was on the cooled down side. The waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, funny. The restaurant... More 

Thank KLD1959
Seven Sisters, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had soup and salad both delicious and special homemade berry pie. Waiter was great and a lot of fun! Food was great and company even better!

Thank Liz R
Tecumseh, Canada
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went with friends for dinner. 5 of us and we were seated without an issue notwithstanding that we did not have a reservation. The selections were somewhat limited (by my standards) but everyone found something that they would like and enjoy. The server did not flinch when we asked for minor modifications to the dishes. The food came out without... More 

Thank David M
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Picked this restaurant on a whim for lunch and we were extremely happy with the food and service. We made reservations to go back again that evening. Both sittings were wonderful. 👌

Thank Amber M
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The location is great. The food is okay. The bathroom is unacceptable - dirty. The entire place is tired and rundown. We will not return.

Thank Valentine1313
Welland, Canada
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch with my fiance and we both got different burgers. I had the "Big Green burger" and he had the lamb burger. They were both phenomenal and came with great roasted potatoes on the side with garlic aoli and a small salad. The beef in my burger was juicy and the patty was cooked just right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-8123

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