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Fairouz Cafe, Ottawa, ON
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Fairouz Cafe

4.5
4.5
1299 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Fairouz Cafe is a modern Middle Eastern cafe and 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. Enjoy a casual lunch with colleagues, a special meal with a loved one, a fun night out with friends, or an intimate wedding or celebration.

Our evening offerings are also available for take-out and delivery. Please speak to your server for more information on how you can enjoy Fairouz Cafe at home too!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–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 private room is bright, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 32 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Romance

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Romance

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  1. DB

    DomB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The food was amazing. The server was dynamic and very helpful with his insight. Great night out!
  2. RM

    RMar

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Good food, staff was not very attentive. unfortunately.
  3. N

    Nicolem

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    3 stars given due to service- came here with friends to celebrate a birthday. Made a reservation ahead of time and noted we were celebrating a birthday. no acknowledgment of such by any staff. To the restaurant - Why bother asking if you are celebrating any special occasion on the reservation form if it truly doesn’t matter?
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and extremely friendly service ☺️
  5. RL

    RLN7

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Fabulous food and cocktails, with excellent suggestions from the staff.
  6. E

    Elan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The service at Fairouz was below acceptable standards. Although we arrived well before the busiest period, with only two other tables occupied, it took over two hours for our main course to arrive. We were brought a complimentary appetizer but that was hardly adequate compensation. The servers were pleasant and polite, but were not at all attentive.
  7. I

    Iain

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The otherwise fairly good experience was badly hampered by the server, who was a frustrating combination of obnoxiously opinionated about our choices and entirely absent while we waited 20 minutes for the cheque. The food was quite good, but his attitude and poor service soured us on the experience.

    Fairouz CafeResponded on November 10, 2022Hello Ian, Please allow us to sincerely apologize! The service that you experienced is absolutely not in line with our values at Fairouz and we are deeply disappointed that it occurred at all. Please know that corrective action has been taken to ensure that this never happens again. We would truly appreciate the opportunity to connect with you to repair some of the damage that resulted from this and can be reached directly at info@fairouz.ca to discuss how we might apologize further.

  8. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was not as good as our previous times: everything was overly sour: the dressing of Fattoush salad, the baba ganoush, even the labneh beside the cake, which made the dessert. The sourness was overbearing because it didn't seem to come from lemon juice but some citrus substitute, which was overbearing. The gesture for our anniversary was very sweet. We have celebrated many anniversaries and birthdays at Fairouz for many years and hope to return for many more. All the Best, Dr. Maria Sabaye.

    Fairouz CafeResponded on November 10, 2022Hello Dr. Sabaye, We are terribly sorry that your dishes presented with an overbearing citrus that you did not enjoy. We have taken some time to speak as a team regarding the preparation of the evening's dishes for the night that you joined us to ensure that the balance that we strive for is properly achieved for each and every service. Thank you for taking the time to let us know and for your kind comments regarding your service.

  9. KC

    KCass

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and lovely special touches, such as acknowledging our celebrations with complementary dessert bites and offering to keep our flowers in the fridge while we ate so they'd stay fresh - the little extras go a long way at Fairouz and complement a beautiful, elevated Mediterranean cuisine.

    Fairouz CafeResponded on November 10, 2022KCass, we would like to thank you for such a lovely review. It truly makes us so happy knowing that our small team was able to make your evening special! Your comments are genuinely appreciated by all of us and we very much look forward to hosting you again. Sincerely, The Fairouz Team

  10. M

    Maar

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service ! Would definitely recommend
  11. G

    Gastronome

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    My wife and I were initially impressed by the restaurant; then, a group of people came in to set up for a birthday party. They were blowing up balloons and popped about 5 of them while doing so. They stood around our table talking, disrupting our conversation, and made no effort to be respectful to other patrons in the room. They were also using the small guest washrooms to change clothes. The food was very good and our waiter was lovely. The Orange Blossom Negronis were terrible. The wines which I looked up (Google is a thing today) were extremely overpriced. Overall the place had a cool vibe but tonight was a disaster.
  12. VW

    ValW

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fairouz has changed the Menu a bit, one has to ask if you want Hummus without the Lamm (not everybody likes Lamm) it should be on the Menu in a Lebanese Restaurant, same thing with the Trio Mezze, one has to request the combination one prefers, seems they want to simplify things for themself at the same time the prices went up by at least 30% since this Summer. We went to Fairouz once every 6 weeks for the last year, it might be less often now. Food was still good, but it seems they might have changed the Chef.

    Fairouz CafeResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for your review. Fairouz is certainly changing and it is our hope that these changes will be positive! As with many of our contemporaries, we were forced to pivot during several seasons of unpredictable closures and we shifted our main focus on takeaway and a simplified service to ensure that our staff remained secure in their employment. Now that we have more stability, we have reinvested in the high level hospitality and innovative culinary practices that we have always loved.

  13. JM

    JoanneM

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanks for making our evening very enjoyable and special thanks for the birthday dessert. We will definitely return!
  14. MU

    MeganU

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. We really enjoyed the sirloin.
  15. B

    Bruce

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and experience overall. Would absolutely return and recommend.
  16. FC

    FranceC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Feast and that’s exactly what it was, a wonderful feast. Great variety and all very tasty. The plate of meat was impressive. The Muhammara was a great discovery. I will be back, no doubt, and I will highly recommended it to anyone who asks.
  17. JB

    JulieB

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great like always!!!! I love this restaurant! One of my favorite!
  18. SM

    SherryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our servers were fantastic, very knowledgable about the menu, and friendly. Can't wait to come back next time we are in town.
  19. BN

    BarryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Incredible drinks. Amazing food. Nice ambiance.
  20. KM

    KevinM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe, the service and the food was outstanding. We have been there three times over the last few months and every time the same. They really care about their employees and their customers and it shows. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone!
  21. K

    Karine

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! On my list of go-to restaurants for our Friday Date Night!
  22. H

    Hartley

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really tasty food and our server was so friendly and efficient!
  24. ZA

    ZeinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant in Ottawa. Have been a customer for a few years, highly recommended.
  25. FM

    FionaM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. I always have a great time when I visit.
  26. VP

    ValPro

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our lunch. The service was pleasant, and the food was tasty.
  27. CB

    ChrisB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and wine selection. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and didn’t try to upswell us.
  28. SD

    StefanD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The perfect date night venue. Loved that mocktails were available! Food was absolutely delicious and the sommelier a delight! Will return.
  29. C

    88Club

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The whole experience is worth trying at least once. I think the menu warrants experimenting with dishes outside your comfort zone. Instead of the traditional proteins, try the vegan options. The appetizers are very tasty. If you are not sure you can always go back and try something else off the menu.
  30. MM

    MichelleM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have the meat platter which was very large for two people - lots to pack up and bring home! The platter allowed us the chance to sample many of the menu items. It was stunningly presented and the flavours were extraordinary. Service was also very good and attentive.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  32. TW

    TiaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. Joshua was so nice to chat with and really took care of us for my partner's birthday dinner. I would definitely return to try some other dishes. Great options for vegetarians and meat-eaters.
  33. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always . Food is delicious, service outstanding.
  34. s

    suzannedv

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, fresh, tasty hand made/home made foods and a breezy patio to enjoy it all. Simply outstanding experience… my 3rd at Fairouz this summer and can’t wait to go back!
  35. MF

    MarkF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent spot for a special night out. The lamb sirloin and kibbehs were outstanding and deserve special mention
  36. JB

    JulieB

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious! I love this restaurant!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Server went above and beyond. He checked up on us numerous times and made sure we were never waiting on anything. The food was so delicious and flavourful. Will definitely go back.
  38. CM

    ChrisM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and courteous service. Food was very flavourful and the presentation was great. We love how well the team works together to give a spot on service . The Feast is a must and serve 4 very well. Always happy to go back!
  39. K

    Kyle

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and decor were exceptional. Unfortunately, the menu prices all changed while we were there - so, what was reviewed while choosing food and having drinks, actually changed by the time the server came for our order, pretty significantly. The dip trio went form 25 to 34, the meat platter went from 95 to 115, etc. Obviously this is a timing issue, everyone shifts prices in time, but we were told "we have been hit by the inflation like everyone else". We will likely go back one day but this particular experience was uncomfortable at times.
  40. DG

    DominiqueG

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service at this restaurant is always on another level and that Is why we decided that this would be the place we spent our wedding anniversary! We know that everything on the menu is delicious and we went with the chef’s recommendation and asked the server to pair our drinks with whatever was coming. There is no words to describe the flavours and colours that we found on our plates. The server, which I cant remember his name is outstanding from his drinks recommandation to his politeness.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fairouz Cafe using the Order Online button. Fairouz Cafe also offers 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 4.5 stars by 1299 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-7700

  • Private party facilities

    Our private room is bright, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 32 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387

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