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Metropolitan Brasserie

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4, Canada
+1 613-562-1160
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful, a little taste of France. The decor was very comfortable, like an old New York restaurant. The only problem we had that night was the service was slow, they seemed to be short of wait staff that night.

Thank Elizabeth L
Baarn, The Netherlands
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195 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can eat outside or by bad weather or wintertime, also inside. Bit of a French infuence but cozy. Food is excellent and service is good.

Thank MrCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with a group of about 18 with 4 young kids. The breakfast was decent but seemed a little overpriced for what you got. We were not rushed in and out but unfortunately were seated near the kitchen so the servers passed our table about 100 times so a lot of our time was spent keeping the kids out... More 

Thank David A
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not quite sure what happened to this place lately. To us it has always been the go-to place for a lunch or dinner, a place that offered a bit of class and excellent plates. This Saturday, we stopped in the patio for a good lunch and really, the only good thing that came out of it was people watching and... More 

Thank LikeABigPizzaPie
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here two nights while visiting Ottawa. Enjoyed our deliciously flavorful meals made especially enjoyable by our waiter. If you enjoy witty, appropriate banter while hearing wonderful descriptions of the food and given good service, ask to be seated at one of William Kirby's tables (supper only, I think). He will help make your meal a... More 

Thank Jeff B
Burlington, Canada
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went for the first time with colleagues that often go there.very busy spot -- a bit too noisy, in fact. staff were prompt and friendly. food was good and there was a fairly wide selection. prices weren't cheap but not excessive either. more of a "bar" type of environment. they have a large outdoor patio for those nice days.

Thank boxsterbenz
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240 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had lunch out of doors on the patio here recently and throughly enjoyed it. Great weather helped, but the food was quite good and the service was attentive. The moules et frites were excellent, as was the steak sandwich. The restaurant is a bit pricy, but that is to be expected this close to Parliament.

Thank robertwD7057IG
Ottawa, Canada
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202 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend wanted to take us out for a nice meal downtown Ottawa. We settled on the Brasserie, for we had been there several times before, and it was very good. On this evening, the service was as usual very good, but the food was mostly average. We started with the calamari - that was excellent. The batter was cooked... More 

Thank Pat D
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A block away from the parliament buildings makes it handy for a quick lunch. Access is down a set of large exterior steps so handicap access is questionable. Lunch was normal, not special. An irritating and very loud waiter / manager pontificating about his wine skills to the neiborhood table made lunch un-enjoyable. Poor.

Thank John S
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, good food is what you expect at a higher end place. If they can deliver an "experience" you'll never forget, this is magic. Tonight I was with a group in town for a conference - and we had a roaring good time thanks to a waiter named "William" ( I have a picture below). This guy was a riot,... More 

Thank Paul N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-1160

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