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Fairouz Cafe, Ottawa, ON
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Fairouz Cafe

4.3
4.3
1428 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Middle Eastern
Fairouz Cafe is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Ottawa's historic Byward Market.

Decadent dinners, bespoke cocktails, and a uniquely curated wine list - our newly renovated restaurant is the perfect spot for all occasions.


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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-7700
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Laferriere
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is warm, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 42 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Sussex Drive
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Sofra (Group) Menu

    $66.75 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sofra (Group) Menu The Sofra Experience is a three course set menu designed to allow our culinary team to invite large groups to our intimate space. This menu can be amended to accommodate allergies and dietary requirements such as gluten and nut allergies as well as vegan requirements. Please include any such requirements in your booking notes. First Course • Hummus Tenderloin, Labneh, & Muhammara with fresh pita • • Marinated Olives • • Stuffed grape leaves • • Duck Pide • • Fattoush Salad • Second Course • Tawook Chicken on a bed of house Tabouleh • • Atlantic Cod served with swiss chard, brackish grapes and harissa • • Roz Asfar • Third Course • Knafeh •
    Sofra (Group) Menu photo

What 1,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,428 Reviews
  1. Lauren

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was friendly. Food came out relatively fast.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was just ok but extraordinarily overpriced for the portion size and quality. $55 for a quarter roasted chicken and tabouleh salad.

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  3. LisaG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for money, especially if you get the sofra. Food was amazing, drinks were great, service was awesome. Definitely worth checking out.

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  4. MyleneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not my first time, and will surely be back. The food is tasty and plentiful. It can be somewhat busy and loud but we did not feel rushed. Highly recommmend!

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  5. Maye

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was greasy and delicious . Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made good suggestions

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  6. HappyDiner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We waited almost an hour for our food. It was not hot when it arrived. It was not the server's fault. She apologized for the long wait. I don't know what the problem is. Too few staff? Back-ups in the kitchen? Regardless, I will not be back.

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  7. Chris

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was very slow. Was told we could have the table for 2 hours which is always fine with us, but we ended up taking 2 hours just because of how slow the service was. Beef kebab came out cold, and is such a small portion for the $40 they charged for it. Same with the pita bread, such tiny pieces of pita. Most of the food was tasty, but the value and service certainly bring it down.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent for wth Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Room was very cold which detracted form my experience but may have been time of year (fall is tricky!) and fact the AC still on despite cooler outdoor temperatures. We were very pleased with food and recommendations made by staff!

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  9. LouC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice atmosphere, a little pricey but worth it.

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  10. AA123

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Had the Fatoush salad, chicken tawook, beef kebab. All delicious. Will be back again soon.

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  11. suzelleb

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Second visit and the service and food were still very good. I would recommend Fairouz and will go back!

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  12. MM24

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Really delicious food. The kitchen was busy, so food was slow to arrive, but that's not an issue if you are having an extended catch-up with friends.

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  13. Linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and wonderful service. They have a lovely terrace at the back of the restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall1food3service3ambience5
    Overpriced for the quality and limited menu items

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  15. marief

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, cooked perfectly, vegetables perfect, beef kabob and lamb dish

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Service was poor on this occasion. There were not enough service staff and waiters. We ended up having to call somebody to serve us. We have dined here many times previously with good service. The food as usual was excellent.

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  17. suzelleb

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was good and friendly. The food was “creative”, tasty and different from prior Lebanese food I ate. The terrasse, in the back of the restaurant is quite large and we enjoy a great summer evening. I would go back anytime!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is always amazing. The drinks are never great, better to stick to wine.

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  19. MikeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I wish the service had been better for our meal. It was a real let down. They are probably overworked and short staffed so I try not to be too picky. I just wish we had been able to order some drinks and have something to smoothe out the waiting on the food. We were left hanging quite a bit. The food was awesome. Just perfect.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Girls night

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  21. ToddS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very tasty. The set course meal was an excellent choice with lots of variety and an explosion of flavours. I particularly enjoyed the duck and fig pide.

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  22. KevinM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 4th time to the restaurant and it has been outstanding each time. The food, the service and the vib has always been great. We would recommend Fairouz to anyone!

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  23. Josiane

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect! Great food and service.

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  24. Zsazsa

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious! We had a lovely table, and I really like the option to choose your own table. We also loved the room and the way it was decorated. The waiter was ok.

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  25. John

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Very knowledgeable table staff provided excellent recommendations and details about the tasty and creative food and drink items that didn't disappoint.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. This was our first time and we’ll be definitely going back.

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  27. Emma

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the food and drink menus got reduce a lot since COVID. The food was amazing. Thank you for the lovely feast😊

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous avons passé une excellente soirée au Fairouz!! Excellent service, belle ambiance et que dire de la nourriture qui était plus que parfaite!! Nous y retournerons et le recommandons fortement!

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  29. Willie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening. Food superb, unfortunately the fish was cold but we enjoyed it nevertheless. Felix our waiter a joy! and knowledgeable. Will be back.

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  30. WendyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food but service was less than attentive. It was great at the beginning but then they seemed to have switched wait staff around and we were forgotten. Trying to flag down other waiters for drinks etc. It was still a lovely evening but could have been better.

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  31. Scott

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique flavourful food in an intimate location. Terrific service.

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  32. JacquesB

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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  33. HeatherD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, unique, flavourful food . We will comeback again. Really impressed

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  34. KristenD

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was amazing. The food was great. I found a little expensive for what was received. The most annoying part of the evening was 2 separate tables had speaker phone calls as they were eating for the entire room the hear. When you are paying 300$ with tip for dinner for 2,I think the patrons should have more respect for others.

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  35. MeganM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was great, lots of gf options and non alcoholic options. Delicious!

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  36. AndreaK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was at Fairouz twice in the winter and loved it. This visit was not as good. I found the Brussels sprouts were burnt and almost soggy - maybe too much tahini. The service was quite scattered. I found it very expensive as well.

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  37. OttawaSpotter

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the back patio. Great food and ambiance. Will be back!

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  38. suzannedv

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. A favourite go-to for family and friends. Highly recommend.

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  39. Joanna

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was appetizing for the price we paid. Portions are very small, for the halloumi we got 4 small cubes of grilled cheese for more than 20$.

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  40. OwenL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food and atmosphere. My wife and enjoyed a nice quiet dinner here our first night in Ottawa. Recommended.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fairouz Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fairouz Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-7700.

Fairouz Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 1428 OpenTable diners.

Fairouz Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fairouz Cafe

15 Rue Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sussex Drive
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Laferriere
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-7700
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is warm, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 42 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387
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