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Von's Bistro

$$ - $$$
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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819 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-233-3277
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a dinner meeting at Von's last night. The food was excellent. Several of my guests had the special lasagna and they raved about it. I had the steak and fries -- steak was tasty, tender, cooked perfectly and the fries were great! The daily special soup, spring rolls and Seafood Putanesca were also very well received. Service was great!... More 

Thank Cindy D
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went there on Sunday March 12 for Brunch and had a very delicious meal. The food was incredible and the service very friendly. Instead of bringing the traditional french bread and butter, they brought carrot bread. So tasty. There were three of us and we each had something different, and we all enjoyed our meals. And the prices were... More 

Thank Kathleen J
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had lunch with a friend during the week. The food was original and delicious. Sandwich options include a salad or fries but offer half and half for a taste of grease and a side of healthy. The wraps are creative in their combinations of flavors and the few fries really did hit the spot. Not expensive and a great view... More 

1 Thank Hungry_Frugal
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I shared a quick lunch on the patio during the summer. The food was good, as was the service. What stuck out is that instead of serving bread to start, we received what tasted slices of carrot cake loaf. It was delicious.

1 Thank PhatEatsNow
Ottawa, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place is an a great location and looks really inviting. We tried it few times and yes it is not expensive, but the food is not that great either. We had brunch there few times and the food was just about average. I think I would not recommend it.

1 Thank Olivia_OTT
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were going to the Roger Hodgson concert next door at TD Place. We stopped in at Von's for a light meal and drinks. Von's is good local eatery in the Glebe -great service and quality food.

1 Thank jwr955
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular at Von's for brunch on Saturdays or Sundays but decided to try dinner there this week. Well I was not disappointed!! The Happy Hour Hor D'Oeuvres were amazing and great prices. Dinner itself was so good!!! You need to try this place when you're in Ottawa!!!

1 Thank Julie H
Ottawa, Ontario
Level Contributor
152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for 20+ years and it is consistently good as is the friendly service.

Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Duncan, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My first night in Ottawa I found this restaurant. Chose to sit at Outdoor patio which was pleasant. My waistress was friendly and suggested the Lamb Pops which were were delicious. I recommended these to some other guests and they were happy with the choice. Service and quick but not rushed.

Thank Jacquelin G
Montreal, Canada
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249 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. Friendly enthusiastic service. Good bistro fare with flair and great presentation. In the midst of the Glebe great location. Reasonable prices. Good choice of on tap beer and wines.

Thank Fred B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-3277

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