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Fairouz Cafe

4.4
1083 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!

Support Fairouz Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1083 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and delicious food. I wished I could have tried more dishes because everything on the menu looked amazing! Cocktails were tasty as well. Overall a great experience at Fairouz.

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Besa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. I loved the food. It is very unique . Service was great.

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Sally
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Food came cold to the patio. Manakeesh were dry and would break into crumbs when you take a bite. This restaurant is not true to delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, it was flavourless. 0/10 overall

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Falcon
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

While the food taste good. The portion sizes are really small and expensive!
It’s kinda of fusion of middle eastern somehow mix of many regions But I can not call it authentic tradition food.

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Asai
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, great price, location was also easy to find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Amazing flavours and presentation. Helpful wait staff. Recommended.

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And514
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was well-prepared and a unique take on Mediterranean cuisine. The outdoor patios were nice, and the service very attentive.

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Joanne
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The three dip appetizer with pita is a must when going to Fairouz! It is so tasty!

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veggies4thewin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with attentive service and a laid back atmosphere. Very impressed for Ottawa standards. Don't forget to try the Sloane tea, yum!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Unfortunately, we found the lunch menu was quite limited.

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Soom
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food wasn't tasty nor spiced well. Nice place though.

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Salon97
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

J’ai mangé plusieurs fois au restaurant Fairouz sur la rue Somerset et il est évident que vous n’avez pas le même chef ni le même mixologue , toutefois ça reste bon mais pas à la hauteur de l’ancien Fairouz

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mituls
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always make sure to visit Fairouz when coming to Ottawa from Toronto.. always great to have their sharable food w friends & family. Very affortable price value & high end food.

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Rozie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Fairouz Cafe - this was our first time, and it exceeded our expectations. Great ambiance and staff, and unbelievable delicious food!
Will return without a doubt.

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Aural
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We enjoyed every morsel of food. The staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back soon.

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ChantalD
Ottawa
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chose Fairouz for an early birthday celebration and this spot was the best! Not our first time dining at Fairouz and will not be our last. Every dish was exceptional and the service was beyond perfection. Our waitress was so knowledgeable and attentive. Thank you for an amazing dinner. Of note were the extra little touches to highlight my birthday. Was nice to celebrate outside of the house this year despite the pandemic.

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CaraC
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, great ambiance. Table beside us was incredibly loud but that was not the restaurants fault haha. Good Covid precautions. Absolutely recommend for a nice dinner out (celebration, date night etc)

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TonyaB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is second to none. It is my favorite Ottawa restaurant. The bartender also brews really nice and different cocktails that work perfectly with the food.

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FaisalS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great staff. The bar manager was very friendly and an overall delight. Ps. The baba ganoush Was to die for!

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Kimleng
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive. Will be returning to try more menu items.

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DavidW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I dined at Fairouz Cafe for her birthday. She has eaten at a lot of local restaurants and this was her choice for a birthday dinner. I now know why. I loved the food and the service was excellent.

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ChantalN
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairouz is simply amazing. The food is great and the service is phenomenal.

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Joshv
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mindblowing food, nice atmosphere, would go again in a heartbeat

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KenniG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, drinks and ambiance. Highly recommend one of the best spots in Ottawa!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good experience will recommend it

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Mika
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved everything, the food, the ambiance, the fantastic music and an amazing staff. I’m going back and I’m sending lots of friends there to. Extremely satisfied.

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JbidT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was perfectly seasoned and very tasty! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Took over an hour to get food though, and with hungry kids it dampened the experience. The portions were also very small and I didn’t like that pita was not complementary and we had to pay 1.50$ each peace of tiny peace of pita. When i say tiny i mean tiny...like the size of your palm.

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ctadros
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Compared to other Lebanese restaurants in Montreal food is ok. Presentation is nice. Taste ok. Pricey. They charge for the pita bread. Wine is overpriced. The service was very good.

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MartaW
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had dinner last week with a friend. We were warmly welcomed and asked to check in via QR code. We were seated in a lovely booth by the fireplace. The service was excellent; our server was very well-versed in the wine selection and recommended the perfect pairing for our meal. We felt very safe and very well cared for, the menus are also done by QR code. The food, as always, was amazing with a lot of delicious flavours I don't get to taste often. We ordered the three dips, and two meat dishes (lamb/beef) and it was all very satisfying as a full dinner for two. Good portion sides for the price. I even ordered a second cashew dip to bring home, and gobbled it up the next day. Highly recommend!

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Eric
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my girl there for our first date, love it! Would highly recommend this place.

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Fadi
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were very impressed, the staff, the food and the atmosphere exceeded our expectations! great experience and we will be back. Thank you fairouz.

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EvelyneB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Fairouz. Great food, magical ambiance et courteous service. The decor is Middle Eastern chic and the atmosphere is warm and contemporary. The food and drinks were very good. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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yanO
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, Terrific service and beautiful decor. We came to Fairouz for our anniversary and left with such an appreciation for this place. Haloumi, fatoush and meat plates we're all absolutely terrific. Staff was super kind, respectful and took the time to check in with us and make sure everything was to our taste. Beautiful decor and fireplace (with a soon to be breath taking terrace out back). They even took the time to write a small card congratulating us on our special day.
Thank you to everyone that made this night unforgettable and for everyone considering Fairouz, do not hesitate, you can feel their heart is in every plate and they are truly passionate about their craft.

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AmelieA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

We had a good experience overall: the staff was amazing and the décor beautiful. The food was a big disappointment however: the meatballs an hummus were drenched in cumin, the bread was poorly baked, and the fried undercooked. We payed $400 for our dinner (with a $195 bottle of champagne), and were left somewhat unimpressed and unhappy. We might come again for a quick lunch, but definitely not for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service from Alex. We keep coming back here for a good meal. Many wonderful cocktails too.

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Anthony
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is no better place for upscale Middle Eastern cuisine in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, but beyond the specific cuisine, Fairouz offers exceptional and friendly service, a great wine list (with lots of natural wine options), and a unique ambiance. Highly recommended.

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AbeDarwiche
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was divine. The food was delicately chosen from across the Mediterranean and really showed the Lebanese cuisine properly throughout each meal. The house cocktails were really good and showcased the various essences of the region. The ambiance was lovely and the decor really takes you to a beautiful scene in one of Beirut’s heritage buildings. The staff were friendly and a big shoutout goes to Alexandre for being so kind and so welcoming. He truly made our experience lovely. I would definitely come back again. Thank you for that special night.

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SofiaM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Je recommande vivement ce restaurant au marché by.
Les plats sont délicieux, l'accueil est chaleureux et l'ambiance est cosy.
Quoique j'aurai aimé que des chansons de fayrouz y soit diffusé vu qu'il porte son nom!

Mais en général, très belle expérience à refaire sans hésitation!!

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Yasmin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Love the ambience! Service was fantastic!

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-7700.

Fairouz Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

Fairouz Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fairouz.ca/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.