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Petit Bill's Bistro

) #62 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ French, , Irish
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
+1 613-729-2500
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (18 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, Canadian, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Petit Bill's Bistro has a rather short menu of ridiculously overpriced offerings. The two cheapest main courses are fish & chips and a hamburger with fries, both priced at $21. Other courses were in the $35 range. I was with a group of 8 and...More

Thank Tony G
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you felt us 'expensive' & just to point out the burger is $19, not $21... Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't want to say it too loud... but this place is one of my favorites restaurant in Ottawa. Food is always excellent, affordable and service exceptional. The owners, 2 brothers, recognize you and ensure that you have everything you need! If your go, you have...More

Thank Lorraine B
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, I'll pass the great review on to everyone here! Terry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waitress made an effort to tell us about the daily special and didn't realize it was already sold out. Lobster Poutine cost $19, and I probably only ate three small pieces of lobster meat. Lunch Rice Bowl is one of few Asian dishes on...More

Thank Toroniee T
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you found our prices 'high', lobster isn't the only expensive ingredient in the Lobster Poutine, The Rice bowl has been very popular, it's not necessarily an "Asian" dish, it's a vegetarian option... Take Care Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a light, fast meal and stopped off at Petit Bill's Bistro. The four of us had the seafood chowder (FULL of delicious seafood!), lobster poutine, mussels in garlic and wine sauce and Bill's Burger. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Highly...More

Thank summ3r
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, we all appreciate the positive review! Terry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal with an east cost edge. Great chowder. Had the jigs dinner spring roll and fish and chips.

Thank wcarter0524
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, hope to see you soon! Terry

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Ottawa at least twice a year and we always make plans to dine at Petit Bill's. Great place, wonderful staff and fantastic food. I have to say it's our favorite in Ottawa. Sat out on the patio and enjoyed dinner and a lovely...More

Thank Rxverge
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks again, see you next trip!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

When visiting a new town I always look for comfort food, locally appreciated and a good wine and cocktail menu. Cocktails - Manhattan spot on perfect bitterness, Sazarac cocktail. Stunning. Perfect balance between sweet, bitter and alcohol. So important to have the proper ingredients and...More

Thank Napajon
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much, hope to see you next time you're in Ottawa! Terry

Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was our first visit to Petit Bill's Bistro and we truly enjoyed it. Between the three of us, we had the cod cheeks, chowder, mussels in white wine, crudo, and fish and chips. All was delicious! Good selection of beers/wine. Service was great. Prices...More

Thank CaperJR
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you so much, you're very kind, we appreciate it.. Terry

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had the steelhead trout table d'hôte and it was fantastic. I have never been disappointed with every meal that I have ordered. Service is superb and the food is always delicious. Thanks for another great meal!

Thank MistyGirl99
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you so much, the kitchen does a great job, we're very lucky.. Terry

Reviewed 19 May 2017

First time here for me. Great attentive service. Had the chowder, which was as good as any I have had. It should be as the chef is from the East Coast. Had mussels and cod cheeks which were delicious. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Marc L
Spinks1, Owner at Petit Bill's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for the kind words.. Terry

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We're a 'French bistro with a Newfoundland accent' Fish & Chips, Burger, pasta, Chicken, Duck, Steak..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1, Canada
    (Smirle)
  • Public Transportation: The numbers 2 & 16 stop mere steps away!
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-729-2500
  • E-mail
Description
Petit Bill’s was borne from the family values and sense of everyday “down-home” hospitality our mom & dad showed to anyone who came their way. Our house was THE place where all our friends gathered, be it for Sunday night dinner, Christmas Eve or just a place to be comfortable and safe. As teenagers, the whole family flourished under the watchful eye and guidance from our parents and the acceptance our parents gave to our friends and visa versa.
Today, Petit Bill’s is a homage to this wonderful trait. We are proud to offer great comfort food, succulent steaks & fresh fish and truly homemade desserts. We use only the finest ingredients available and utilize as much local produce and products possible.
We have won numerous awards for our wine list with the crown jewel being the VQA Award of Excellence in 2009 for showcasing Ontario & VQA Wines on our lists. It is this type of commitment to local that will continue to on all of our menus.
We hope you will come by and see us again soon…to paraphase our folks…
“Welcome to Petit Bill’s & welcome home!”
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