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Al's Steakhouse, Ottawa, ON

Al's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
421 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 3 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 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

421 Reviews
  1. SoulSisters

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Presentation of the lunch filet was underwhelming, the plate looked blah, lacked colour

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  2. ashleya

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always amazing dinner, food and service is top notch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a very underwhelming experience. Its an expensive restaurant that for my son and I did not live up to the hype. Despite the restaurant being pretty much empty—food was just ok. In fact we felt the greens in our salads were probably from the day before as many leaves had brown edges & were wiltedPlus not enough dressing. Jumbo shrimp cocktail was overpriced. Steak was very thin. Mashed potatoes were good& rice was good. Don’t bother with the “famous” coconut cream pie wait staff gossiped by our table for quite a few minutes in a huddle😩
    Al's SteakhouseResponded on May 14, 2024
    Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your experience, not what we want to hear. If you could contact me by text I would love to get in touch and see if we can change your mind about Al's and improve your experience with us. Justin- Manager 613-863-5142

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, service was slow but probably due to how busy it was .

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  5. AlanL

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal at an Ottawa institution. The service was perfect. the food delicious. the setting very modern yet classy. Only drawback....very expensive place to eat. If for you a restaurant is about the food, you can eat elsewhere just as well. If you're more about service and experience and money is no object, then definitely a great choice

    1 person found this helpful

  6. MariaB

    Ottawa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Al’s is one of my favourite restaurants! The food and service are fantastic. I highly recommend it !

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  7. ShelleyL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, friendly, relaxed, professional, delightful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service matched the food. A great meal experience!

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  9. JoelL

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It's an institution! Get the steak; go one size up from whatever you're thinking of. Skip the 'frites' and go for their veggie option. If you're looking for quiet, book outside of peak hours. It isn't an intimate setting; you'll hear and see everyone in the restaurant when its busy.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely night at my birthday in this restaurant. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had, everything was perfect.

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  11. KevinM

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal!! Really enjoyed the food and service.

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  12. RussM

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit but won’t be our last. Excellent food and service. Owners and management super friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend! Thanks

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  13. StefanieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibe and good food. Good value for going out these days. We were a group of 6 for a birthday diner

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fav place for steaks! Best service and great ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A splendid meal for our anniversary… our steaks weee great, and the restaurant gave us a complementary piece of their coconut cream pie for our anniversary. Al’s is always a winner!

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  16. GaryV

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although one of the most expensive restaurants in Ottawa it is worth every penny. I have been eating at this restaurant since 1970 - always excellent service and food prepared as requested.

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  17. LuigiM

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of the best steaks I've had. (20oz bone-in) Service was excellent for a very busy restaurant and we felt right at home. Definitely try the steak tartare and the zucchini sticks.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was top notch. Food was fantastic and lived up to the hype. The Charcoal grill really gives the steak a nice flavour.

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  19. Amaelle

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it all expect i took the seabass and it was fishy like strong smell but it tasted so good. Everything was 10 out of 10 and I know i spent a lot this morning for lunch but i'm planning on coming back tomorrow so if you guys could give me the same lovely server, that'll be very appreciated ❤️

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another absolutely phenomenal experience at by the far the best steakhouse in Ottawa. I had the tomahawk steak with brussel sprouts and sautéed onions. Highly recommended.

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  21. Natalie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely evening. Food was great and atmosphere was lovely.

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  22. ColinK

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for business and casual. An absolute Ottawa, staple. If you want to steakhouse, this is the place to go to.

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  23. wayne

    Manitoba

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. Had a New York which was overcooked to medium ordered medium rare but it still had a great taste.

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  24. ShawnC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service. Moderately expensive entres. Food quality was very good. Cheesecake dessert was excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the steak was cooked with an over powering charcoal taste so the meat itself could not be tasted. We could not eat either of our steaks.

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  26. Derek

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Introduced my sons to a "classic" steakhouse yesterday, and Al's was it. Has all the requisite trappings of a classic vintage steakhouse. Service was brisk and friendly. Food was cooked to specs. The sides were voluminous but nice! Good selection of wines. The staff were happy to help pack up what we didn't finish. Overall - a great evening. Would definitely recommend it!

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  27. Spooner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only does Al's give you the best Steaks in Ottawa, everything else on the menu is fantastic as well. You can tell this is a family business from the attention to detail and incredible service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience. I ordered the 20oz Bone-In Rib Steak with the Daily Vegetable (in this case, brussel sprouts). I ordered a side of garlic rice as well, along with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. I was pleasantly surprised, it also came with roasted garlic 👌 I can honestly say the first bite of my medium rare steak reminded me of Wagyu A5. I was blown away. The brussel sprouts were stupendous, the garlic rice was excellent and the sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions were exactly what I was hoping for. My friend got the 10oz Black Peppercorn Filet Mignon. We tried Chop Steakhouse last month with the intention of trying Al's next to compare the. Chop was amazing but we both agree that Al's takes the cake. I think it's safe to say it's the best steakhouse in Ottawa. Highly recommend.

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  29. RAAA

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was top notch. Amazing for a date!! Have been craving the lamb chops since :))

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service struggled a little this time, but food is delicious as always.

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  31. FredA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, amazing service, kind of cramped, and very loud

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  32. JessicaT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great portion sizes, tasty food, great cozy ambiance! Perfect date night location

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  33. AnnM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice service, food was great, even the kids were happy. Lighting a little low.

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  34. DAVEL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bone marrow was fantastic, and the filet was expertly cooked and seasoned perfectly. Awesome birthday dinner

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  35. JasmineB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Husband had the steak and I had the Fisherman's stew and both were absolutely delicious! Big portions, complementary bread and pickles, nice ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. Wonderful date night place. My favourite when in Ottawa.

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  37. mrbig

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was great and the service was stelar

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  38. MaryJane

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Eating out is expensive and Al's is no exception. I always enjoy the food and it is consistent. However I find it's gotten very expensive. The cost of the wine is crazy. I still enjoy going, but will likely go for lunch instead of dinner. Also the dining room was way too noisy.

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  39. Jackr

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food 10/10 Waitress 8.5/10 Dinning experience 10/10 Recommended to other 9.5/10 Was changed for sharing plate that came with house Salads for me and my wife. No salads ever came. My asked me not to say anything as everything else was fantastic. Besides being charged for salads that never showed up it was a great time.

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  40. SharonJ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Al's Steakhouse is always outstanding. I still miss their Bells Corners location - when going out for dinner, it was always the restaurant of choice. A little harder to get downtown, but still worth the trip!

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FAQs

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

Al's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 421 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 3 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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