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Al's Steakhouse, Ottawa, ON

Al's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
346 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
Classic steakhouse meals define the cuisine at Al’s: certified Angus beef, fresh fish, a variety of delicious appetizers and salads fill the menu. It’s perfectly complemented by classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, and uncompromising service.

Al’s is the first and only restaurant in Ottawa to cook its beef on live charcoal, giving steaks their distinctive signature taste. Al’s famous garlic salad dressing is included on a starter salad with most meals, and is bottled and sold in-house and in grocery stores throughout the city.
Open daily for lunch and dinner Al’s has ample free parking, can host over 100 diners in private events, and features a menu that will satisfy all tastes.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 233-7111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

346 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. I will be returning again!

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  2. CurtisH

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zero complaints. Great place for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 1st experience the wagyu strip was cooked perfectly, the garlic mash was amazing and the server recommended the blueberry cheesecake and we loved it.

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  4. RobertK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak in Ottawa & has been for many, many years. Outstanding food & service.

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  5. RichardH

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This is my third time at Al’s Steakhouse. The service was excellent and timely. It was not extremely busy, nor were there loud talkers, however the music was so loud it was difficult to hear people within our party of four. From a food perspective, I had the 14 ounce filet mignon and I was underwhelmed with the flavour. It was cooked to perfection, unfortunately the flavour was bland and just was not there this time.

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  6. JaneB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing! Our table had steaks, seafood, and lamb chops for mains which were supremely enjoyed. The appetizers and deserts were just as delicious 😋. We will be back!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I thought the fact they offered a candle for a birthday was kind of lack lustre. Most nice restaurants accommodate something for birthdays. Food was good overall though.

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  8. TiffanyZ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you wanna an outstanding dinner experience ( service and food), this is the place to go. Really enjoyed our dinner there worth it.

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  9. Gerardo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, incredible service and the food beyond words. The place to go for good steak and to celebrate special ocassions

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  10. InukDiner1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    I love going to Al’s every now and than, it’s usually amazing with the service. This time was a bit disappointing because we didn’t get what we asked for. However, they took a few items off the bill which was so nice of them. I’d still go back for the food.

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  11. AhmadN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dirty martini. Steak cooked to order. Couch is a little low compared to the chairs and makes it a bit more cumbersome to cut the meat. My first time ...... first of many to come for sure.

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  12. MaryB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zucchini sticks are the best in town. Great spot to relax and enjoy some great food and drinks.

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  13. MeaganBrae

    Manitoba

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tuna salad is great! Went for lunch and it was a quiet business atmosphere.

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  14. FtLawrence59

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Al’s is great. Foid is delicious, service was professional and attentive, and the atmosphere is perfect for a business or casual meal.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing friendly service, food came out fast and so delicious! Would recommend to anyone!!

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  16. KimberlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Easy to book as well.

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  17. LucR

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent last night. The noise from the next table was a bit loud.

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  18. PeterD

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service from this Ottawa institution. Al's always delivers a great meal.

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  19. Nellaz

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so attentive to us. It was our sons birthday. They all greeted us and wished him a happy birthday. So fun. Great food. Highly recommend!

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  20. michaelg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We waited 20 minutes to get a drink and when we got our food it wasn’t cooked. The place was extremely loud but the waitress was nice.

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  21. Jack

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I eat at AL's at least 5-6 times a year. This time our lady friend was not satisfied with her steak but she ate it anyway since she was so hungry. She should have returned it but did not want to make a fuss over it .At 60$ for a filet mignon rare you expect it to be rare not well cooked. I've been to Al's myself since 1975. I have many friends outside Ottawa who have enjoyed their experience.Unfortunately this lady didn't ! She just had to complain after her first bite !!!

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  22. DulcetDarling

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Restaurant was very dark - couldn't see your food to know what you were eating. It took away from the experience. To noisy to talk to the person across the table. They need a sound dampening system. Big food portions and decent prices for a Steakhouse.

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  23. ChristineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We recently dinned at Al's Steakhouse for dinner due to us looking for a restaurant venue for our upcoming small wedding. Our experience was over the top. The service was on point with the server. The owner that we had the pleasure to speak with, Gloria, was an absolute delight. Our server Carolyn was knowledgeable, incredibly friendly, anticipated all of our needs, was present but not overbearing and made our dining experience flawless. Gloria was accommodating, incredibly personable, generous and hugely friendly while still remaining professional. The food was exceptional. We all enjoyed every bite from the bread & appetizers to the deserts. The only comment I would make about the food is that adding the bone marrow butter for Scott's steak was a bit too rich for him. We wouldn't do that again but the cook on the steak was perfect. The flavor, he felt, was very good so if you like adding a topping to your steak, you probably would enjoy it. My fish melted in my mouth and my soon to be mother in law's chicken, she felt, was perfectly cooked. The restaurant is loud, therefore, if you are looking for a quiet dinner out, it probably wouldn't be your best choice. It is a beautiful restaurant although it is a bit tight with tables which really does not impede on the experience but if you are looking for an isolated quiet table, you might not find it here... that being said, they might have a couple of those. You would need to ask. We will definitely book our wedding at Al's and highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Carolyn, Gloria and the team for such a wonderful evening. We will see you soon :)

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  24. TREY

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Waiter told us about special, steak with scallops. This was not a special price, the waiter failed to mention the price. He basically just sold us on an additional $16 for two scallops. Scallops were not particularly good. Plates as presented were a mush of grey and beige. 8 oz steak was a gnarled up chunk of meat. Tasted ok and cooked well, could have used some more seasoning. Mashed potatoes were bland and pasty. Not at all creamy. $170 for two steaks, two scallops and two salads. Certainly not a good value proposition. We didn’t even have drinks. Will not return.

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  25. Stacey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Server was not attentive to our table at all. There wasn't a busy bar or busy tables as we were the only ones inside - patio had maybe 3 tables filled. Wouldn't go here for lunch again.

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  26. Kanatajen

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ryan was wonderful! As always, the cocktails and food were fantastic!

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  27. PeterD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, well trained attentive staff, excellent value for money. We found it a little noisy, but then I'm 85 yrs old. I unhesitatingly recommend Al's to anyone.

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  28. Cris

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, knowledgeable staff, extremely well priced for the quality of the food. Good wines.

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  29. JoanneB

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as was service Perfect location as close by everything

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  30. JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been dining at Al’s for more than 30 years. I keep coming back because it is consistently excellent. I bring friends and clients because it is always an excellent experience.

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  31. DouglasE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good. We go once a year and are always satisfied

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  32. patM

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Their signature sandwich was mediocre especially at 32$. Quite fatty. And house Pinot at 20$ a pour is very high. Won’t rush back

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Excellent service. Delicious food. Definitely going back next time I’m in Ottawa.

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  34. Fabishum

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have enjoyed eating at Al’s for over 50 years. Service and food were great as always.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal as usual. Delicious steak and lobster. Wonderful anniversary dinner served by a wonderful waitress.

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  36. LucieD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comme à chaque visite nous avons été comblés par la qualité et le choix des aliments et par le service exceptionnel. Merci.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food is delicious but, do not order Wagyu, just order regular steak.

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  38. JohnR

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never had a bad meal here and latest was no exception. Steak prepared perfectly and sides scrumptious as always. Thanks Al's ; you never disappoint.

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  39. TomC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Al's still has the best steak in town. Good to see this Ottawa institution still thriving.

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  40. MichelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The receptionist was prompt and we where seated within minutes The food was very very good As for the service our waiter was great and the rest of the staff will attend to your Table as they pass by Overhauled they made our evening enjoyable

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Al's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 233-7111.

Al's Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Al's Steakhouse

327 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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