*Please note that on Sunday and Monday we only offer an exclusive Mezze Menu*
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:00pm-9:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
This is by far the best food I have had in a restaurant in Ottawa after a long long time. Our server “Taylor” was so sweet and knowledgeable that made our experience smooth and memorable. The food was exquisite and perfect. A fantastic place for date and romantic evening. Gets a bit noisy though would prefer if the noise level was a bit moderated. Other than that everything else was perfect.
Excellent meal but the last moments were spoiled by a heavy wine deposit at the bottom of my glass. When I showed the glass to the waitress she said that all bottles had a deposit. Not so but nevertheless the deposit should have been kept in the bottle! They kindly offered to pour a glass from a new bottle but the meal was over with that last mouthful of deposit.
A Taste experience. Everything I hoped for
It was our first time there and would go back for sure if in the Ottawa area. Went on a Sunday night so had the small plates - great experience.
Food and service were excellent, sadly the table beside us was sometimes so loud it was hard to carry on a conversation. Some people have no manners, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.
Each dish was all a revelation. The only issue was that everything was always a bit too salty.
Wonderful experience. Food was great service amazing. Nice selection for everyone - food options, drinks, even take out ice cream!
Perfect in all ways. Delicious food, great service. Recommend +++++.
Love the place and food! I am a big fan of Lebanese food and this more modern/fusion twist to it is fabulous :). Going back in 2 weeks and can’t wait!
We had an excellent dinner at Fairouz! The atmosphere was cozy, service attentive, and food perfectly cooked, spiced, and presented!
Had a fantastic dinner with 3 friends, some from out of town. Taylor was a fantastic server and the rest of the service staff were amazing from the moment that we walked through the door! Very welcoming and helpful. We went with the Sofra menu, letting Chef take control of our options and we were not disappointed! A great quantity and variety of food, showcasing Chef's talents and the local products that they source.
Fairouz once again delivered a unique and elevated fine dining experience. We chose to have the kitchen curate our experience and they did a tremendous job. Service was on point starting with arak mixed table side. Then we were served some dips to start. Fennel and tahini like hummus in texture but with a delightful flavour of fennel, zaatar, and pickled chilies, Muhammara- chopped walnuts mixed with pomegranates - and warm olives dipped in spices, super delicious. Round 2 consisted of savoury katayef, a pancake filled with halloumi cheese and herbs, served with sweet harissa (highlight of the night) and cauliflower topped with tahini and pomegranates. The main course was a mix of grilled meats, chicken was tender and the skin was crispy, lamb kafta was juicy and perfectly cooked, shish kabobs were also delicious. The grilled meats were served alongside a salad of tomatoes, cucumber, and onions finely chopped and mixed with a pomegranate vinaigrette, house made lavash, parsley, pickles, pickled onions, and puréed red peppers and eggplant. Throughout the meal, we were served fresh, warm, delicious pita bread baked in house. Doesn’t get better than that. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique middle eastern culinary experience.
Amazing food and service.
Wonderful experience! Service from Taylor was outstanding. Thank you for another great dining experience.
We were very impressed by the food - very delicately spiced and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent - a very knowledgeable server who took extremely good care of us. The noise level was comparable to that of other similar restaurants, but it was decidedly noisy, particularly early in the evening. Overall, this was an excellent dining experience and I would not hesitate to recommend Fairouz to friends.
Awesome food and experience. Excellent sevice. Will go back!
Delicious meal, and one of the best dining experiences in Ottawa
Great meal. Freash and exciting. A nice break from the French bistro taking over everywhere.
We have been to fairluz before and had a great experience. This time however, the food was disappointing ring and over spiced. Although the food was edible...there is the price we are paying for to consider as well. I am willing to give the restaurant one more chance because of my previous experiences, however the other at our table who it was their first time were not terribly enthused
This is my new favorite dining experience in Ottawa. I tell everyone who lives food, they must go!
Everything was spectacular - the food, the service!
My husband and I loved our food choices - all Lebanese/Turkish dishes. They included fennel and tahini dip with pita, fried cauliflower, and lamb and beef entrees. And we enjoyed the wines that we selected as well. We both felt the food and wines were pricey for the quantity. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our experience and would recommend Fairouz to others.
Lovely restaurant. The atmosphere is great as the restaurant is quaint in decor and size.
This is food you can't make yourself w each bite a wow experience. Wait staff knowledgable & helpful.
Portions were very small for the price. We were charged $3 for Sparkling water from a carafe (ie not very sparkling). The wine portions were very small (I would be very surprised if there was 4 oz in the glass) and at $15 per glass were grossly over priced. Although the food was good and innovative, I would not go back to this restaurant.
Dinner was great! Atmosphere is very nice. While attentive most of the evening, it took longer than expected to get our check at the end of dinner and we were in a hurry so that could have been better but overall great dining experience.
One of my favourite places to go for a special occasion dinner. Food is simply delicious, staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. A bit on the pricier side but I definitely recommend if you want an amazing meal to treat yourself!!
Fairouz is a lovely restaurant with great atmosphere. I dined with another friend. We had the tasting menu and we were in love with everything but the final course. It was a whole roasted trout. The trout was beautifully decorated but I thought it too strong and my diner partner thought it too frangrant. The waitress offered to get us something else, which was nice but we declined. Thankfully the fig macarons and pistachio ice cream brought us back on the right track!
I'm very happy that I found this gem on Open Table for several business groups traveling from Boston. The feedback spread through the conference and by the end of the week, I was asked to make more and more reservations - most people going twice. This isn't a large restaurant, and you get very personal, attentive service. They are sensitive to any dietary needs and make adjustments throughout the meal by preparing special dishes as necessary. The chef's menu changes as the chef's mood and available ingredients change - even two tables may get differing items. Prepare to be indulged and surprised!
Best food in Ottawa. Great for a special occasion although expensive.
Great service and drinks. Very few vegan options, and not very accommodating to dietary restrictions even with notice.
We've been to Fairouz so many times now, and we just keep coming back. While the food is amazing, and I definitely recommend the "Sofra" tasting menu, I am constantly impressed by the attentiveness of staff and the encyclopedic knowledge they have about the food, its ingredients, and their origins. It's clear that the head chef has really taken the time to train them on the details of the menu and, moreover, that the staff have a dedicated passion for the fare that they are serving. The food, as we have come to expect, is just exquisite. It is an elegant blend of Turkish, Arabic, and Persian influences, which pair the old and create the new. This takes true skill and talent, and Chef Walid and Sous-Chef Aydin really show their razor sharp focus on every detail of a dish, yet, at the same time, the ease with which they are able to let the deep historical origin of the dish make its own way in a playful, interesting fashion. We, honestly, can't recommend this place more.
Delicious food, creative dishes, and stellar service. We felt as though we were the only customers they had all night.
I have been to Fairouz several times and have always enjoyed the food. As a vegetarian there are many options. I will never walk away hungry.
Excellent food & service! Special touches for a special occasion.
Brilliant, imaginative food and great service. Highly recommended.
Amazing place ! Great staff . Food was unique and and very yummy
Our dinner at Fairouz was outstanding. The service is always top-notch, the restaurant has such ambiance, and most importantly - they serve some of the best dishes in Ottawa. Every dish blew us away, and the seasonally prepared halloumi was so incredible that I ordered it again for dessert! I highly recommend Fairouz for a date, dinner with friends, a special occasion ... any reason to eat there is a good one!!