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Al's Steakhouse, Ottawa, ON

Al's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
59 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Public 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 59 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Romance

  • Ottawa

    Special Occasion

  • Ottawa

    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

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  1. F

    Foodies

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall very good. One thing that would make it over the top, would be a more engaged hostess. I had indicated that we were celebrating birthday and the hostess had not informed our server.
  2. M

    Michaelangelo

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible restaurant in the heart of downtown Ottawa! Nightime during weekends can be busy and a little noisy, but week days are great and the food ALWAYS exceptional!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Overpriced for over crowded, very noisy environment. Used to be a nice place to entertain, but prices have increased so much value is not there.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a great night out with my wife and my parents to celebrate Father’s Day. I had the snails as a starter then the 16 ounce New York medium rare with the blue cheese butter and a side of mushrooms which all were prepared perfectly and the butter was not overpowering the flavor of the meat. Our reservation was at 7 PM so it was a little noisy when we arrived but by 8 o’clock things quieted down. Great night out and I would recommend this place 20 really looking for a good steak dinner.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service - unpretentious food. A classic for steak dinner.
  6. AO

    AnikaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I came with my parents to celebrate graduating university and we had a great time - food and drinks were delicious and service was spectacular.
  7. NM

    NathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, and service was excellent as well. Will be recommending to friends!
  8. HR

    HeleneR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met all expectations. Steaks cooked to perfection. Service friendly, attentive and efficient. Will go back.
  9. AC

    AileenC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! Service is also top notch! Would highly recommend.
  10. m

    mikec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the ambience on the patio was peaceful and colourful , great place to eat.
  11. C

    Cinderella

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great outdoor patio space. The salad was excellent but the main meal of steak would be at a 2 star level for quality Would recommend Al's as far as great location.
  12. JG

    JohnG

    Kent

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a last minute booking and we were offered a good table in the window. Their menu offers a great choice. The quality of the steak was the very good and the table service excellent and great value.
  13. P

    Pickleball

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I am an Ottawa native that had never been to Al's . I had the Wagu (Australian). It was very good, although slightly bellow my expectations as people rave about this method of raising beef. We were informed , after the meal , that it should served close to rare vs med rare. I wish this was discussed when we ordered.....
  14. MH

    MichaelH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 59th Birthday and we also have been on our Wedding Day and Holiday occasions.
  15. JF

    JonF

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Ottawa. Everything was exquisitely prepared, from the steak (as you'd hope!) to the garden salad and my wife's mocktail. It's the first time I've left full and wished I was hungry enough to go right back in. It's expensive, but easily worthwhile if you want to treat someone special.
  16. c

    coryj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fantastically consistent! Great food and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great ambience, great everything. As well, the server picked up on the fact that it was a special occasion and asked if it was a birthday and provided a complimentary dessert for my son whose convocation from University of Ottawa we were celebrating today.
  18. S

    Shayla

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The waitress was mediocre. She didn’t smile or introduce herself and took so long to greet the table. The food was very bland. The only thing that was tasty were the oysters and the steaks. We got the sea bass and cod and both were bland and poorly seasoned. They were paired with the same generic rice served with most dishes which had more flavour then the fish. Not worth the price, plenty other seafood restaurants in downtown Ottawa with a much better menu.
  19. S

    Stella

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Food excellent. Service very poor. Unbelievable noise level. Staff very pleasant and apologetic. Took half hour to get drinks. Steak ordered medium rare came blue by even the admission of the supervising hostess who took it back to kitchen. Wine and drinks very good
  20. J

    Jack

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    After some 45 years there,I must admit that the overall meal last night was not too great. The salad wasn't as fresh as usual and the steaks were not that warm. For 400$ ,I expected the usual great service and meal . I wasn't (we all 4 at our table !!!)
  21. TA

    ThomasA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely family dinner. Everything was great from the drinks, to the appetizers, main course and the desserts.
  22. HL

    HelenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hello, We think the salad would benefit from fresh sliced or quartered tomatoes, not cherry one. Steak was beautifully cooked but a bit bland, flaccid. Still very good. Merci.
  23. FM

    FergusM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Classic Ottawa steakhouse with well deserved reputation that has stood the test of time.
  24. MG

    MarieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner at Al’s Steakhouse. We received great service, and even a free dessert. Nice place for a special occasion or if you’re ever in the mood for some good steak.
  25. TA

    ThomasA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fantastic special occasion place! The waitstaff are superb and the food is amazing! Love it!
  26. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do it. Get Steak. Now go, book your table. Minimum 50 chars.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent - steak cooked perfectly. Great service. Does not disappoint
  28. FL

    FrancisL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    For the price, I was hoping their rib steak would be tastier. Very little spice, and not spread on the steak evenly. Caesae salad had no capers and/or anchovies Mushrooms were cold, steak was tender, but semi-warm at best, stuffed baked potato wasn’t warm either. I’m not sure what their excuse was, cause the restaurant wasn’t full either. The server, Grace, was very nice and professional though. Ambiance was good too. Overall, I was trying to stay positive during the experience, as I wanted my mom to have a pleasant anniversary dinner, but I must say I’m a bit disappointed to see what the standards have become for $100/person meal :(
  29. RW

    RichardW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, we came at a busy time due to the recent storm in Ottawa, the team were stretched but did a great job of fitting us in as well as maintaining a very high level of service throughout the meal. Food was very high quality. A lovely evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business meal with a customer. Great food/ service. Staff very knowledgeable about food and drink. Location was laid out well.
  31. ND

    NinaD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect perfect perfect service beyond expectation for a first visit! Will be back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Server didn’t come to check on us at all or offer to top up our drinks etc.
  33. J

    Justin

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Was busy on a Monday night. Amazing service, management and food was 10/10
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love this restaurant! The food is excellent! The steaks are amazing!! The desserts are fabulous!!
  35. JL

    JeffL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. The dining room was very warm. We may do a window seat or patio table next time!
  36. DL

    DerekL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner. Fantastic steak and sides. Brooke did a great job serving. Good value and nice wine list.
  37. F

    Fred

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was even better, my wife and I always look foward to going .
  38. SE

    ShawnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience with one of the best steaks I’ve had in a while.
  39. FC

    FrancoiseC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and delicious meal. However! Our reservation was for 6:30 and the dining room was not crowded but by 7- 7:30 the rooms filled and the level of noise from large tables was very loud and we left before desert. We will return but will choose a less crowded hour.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The wagyu steak did not impress in the least! It did not melt in our mouth and the creaminess was not there either. The steak was suppose to be the highlight of the meal, but unfortunately it was over looked by the baked potato and creamed spinach! The staff and the ambience were lovely but not worth the price of wagyu! Im afraid it was a big disappointment! I don’t think Al would approve!

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 59 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public 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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