Fairouz

4.7
848 reviews
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Middle Eastern
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Fairouz is a modern journey through the Middle East with dishes inspired by Chef Walid El-Tawel. Located in a renovated Heritage house in Somerset Village, Fairouz possesses a sleek, modern design while paying homage to its traditional foundations. Chef El-Tawel has paired his traditional cooking with local farmers and purveyors while applying contemporary cooking techniques. With a sophisticated wine list and innovative cocktails, Fairouz offers guests a unique dining experience with upscale service in a casual environment.

*Please note that on Sunday and Monday we only offer an exclusive Mezze Menu*
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MT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent choice and quality of food. Server funny and nice.
Definitely on my list of first choice

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MD
Ottawa
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always flavorful, complex and subtle dishes. Excellent wine list for all occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I loved the experience! The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. The servers were amazing and had great timing. They were there when you needed them, but their presence wasn't excessive. We had an awesome night!

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VT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite! This was our second visit to Fairouz and allowed us to corroborate that they can consistently deliver outstanding food. Each dish was a joy, and every a corner of my palate was positively stimulated as we moved from one to the next. This is a highly refined cuisine, with a diverse and broad spectrum of tastes and aromas, which when combined and balanced with masterly subtlety are sure to satisfy the most demanding gourmet.

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AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was the highlight of my weekend! The food and the service was spectacular. Truly fine dining with an easy and relaxed feel. Sat on their front patio which was lovely. They were so helpful and accommodating to tailor the food for gluten free diet. Highly recommend the Lamb main - was cooked to perfection. Definitely going to return and try other options as so many tempting choices available.

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MK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was fine, but the noise level made it impossible to converse with the person across the table. Loud music and amazing loud bar work. Was considering the venue for our next board of directors dinner, but it's out of the question. I won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Apps and sharing plates were very good vegetarian eggplant was ok but not special. Special drinks were great. Service was also great. Left 18% tip bill was 175 for two with three drinks. Felt this was a bit expensive. So good experience but not great for the price.

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NV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, beautiful setting and knowledgeable staff. They were able to accommodate my lactose intolerance. The lamb was one of (if not) the best I have ever tried. We really loved the side of cauliflower! Would definitely recommend going!

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KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, innovative food and beverage offerings matched with excellent service.

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great location in the heart of Somerset village, a short walk to Bank street. The decor is pleasant and the place was quiet while we were there, but it would be pretty loud if the restaurant were full. The server was attentive and friendly, and well informed of the menu and wine list. The food was fantastic. Up market Lebanese, good for a couple's night out.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was AMAZING! Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Joked with us and made us feel like we were old friends.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, it was a great experience. The food was excellent! The cashew pomegranate dip was delicious. The chicken was slightly over cooked but the taste was really delicious. The fried cabbage excited my taste buds. The tahini ice cream bar was tasty! The best service and servers. The ambiance and food presentation was better than expected. They even had a surprise for us at the end for our special occasion. No complaints - definitely recommend this place. PS the menu is halal except for tuna, meat kebabs and the rabbit meat dish.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quintessentially the best Lebanese food I’ve tasted. Two of our 4 guests come from Lebanese background and were completely blown away by the flavour profiles and combinations. We all collectively gave every dish a 10/10 - amazing! And the anniversary macarons were a lovely treat - thank you!!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent, but the fois was okay. I was really disappointed with the salmon and the salad.

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DB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful relaxing environment that serves delicious food. The service is high-class with lots of attention. A must-go place if you go to Ottawa.

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AN
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, so many different flavors. The staff was super friendly and the service was exceptional.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely meal with a delicious and unique menu. Excellent cocktails and good value.

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OS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Small quantities but each bite is delicious. Would be nice to add a few candles on the tables in the evening.

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JI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG. This is the place. Service was wonderful. We went on Sunday where the had a special menu with a tasting menu and you got a great variety of menu items. The tastes were memorable, quality 10 out of 10, and great staff. We will be back.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff at fairouz really made our anniversary a special event. Food was delicious and vegan options were easy to find. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went for anniversary dinner. Busy but not too loud. They gave us a nice card for our anniversary.
Food was excellent.

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a
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Atmosphere delightful. Thank you for the birthday surprise.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit to this restaurant and it was namely to introduce my husband to the wonderful tastes of Fairouz. It will definitely not be our last visit as we hope to continue to enjoy the incredible food, service and setting.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was my second time dining at Fairouz, and it was exceptional! The weather was favourable enough, that we were able to enjoy our meal on their well acquainted patio. As always, the service and food were splendid!

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was incredible. Cocktails very unique and delicious and complimented the food very well. Highly recommend the pomegranate cashew dip.

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EH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Fairouz was perfect! Taylor was our server and she explained everything in incredible detail without sounding pretentious. For the appetizers we had the Mohammar dip which was amazing! The flavours were so on point with a very unique texture that was intriguing and full of Indulgence. The olives complimented the dips very well. As our entree we chose the chicken and paired it with the cauliflower. Both were absolutely perfect! This place is a must-try!!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

In my opinion, this is consistently the best more impressive food establishment in Ottawa.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fairouz delivers once again. The meal started with a variety of delicious and original takes on Mediterranean mezze served with hot fresh pita bread right out of the oven. A bottle of Pinot noir from burgundy matched perfectly with the zaatar crusted lamb with cauliflower and tahini on the side. Only wish they would top up our glasses more often.

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KG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Cool vibes but overpriced for mediocre food. Good service good ambiance.

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MG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Lived up to expectations. Hope to return when next time in Ottawa!

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MB
Ottawa
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service as always was outstanding. The flavours are so well balanced.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always come to Fairouz for celebration. Food is always great. Service is always good.

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food! So inventive! Service could be a bit more professional at those prices.

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MS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service! 100% recommend

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down second to none restaurant in Ottawa. Great middle eastern food; great ambiance; but, above all, great service. Visited the restaurant because of our Anniversary; our table was ready and neat and they received us with a greeting card signed by the staff. At the end of the dinner, they surprised us with a complimentary macaroons dessert with a Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. We love it. definitely returning.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great place to experience Middle eastern food. The service was very thoughtful and quick. The food was excellent and the presentation awesome! I highly recommend!

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MN
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious as usual with the added great service

Thanks

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JM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My absolute favourite restaurant in Ottawa. The sumac chicken and dip platter are outstanding and the atmosphere and service are first-rate.

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KL
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time here. There will be a third!!!

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

This is still a good restaurant but their mezza menu has significantly thinned out and I feel as though the quality of the dishes has also decreased in past years. This used to be a wonderful food experience. Not sure what’s changed or if it was just my most recent experience! The atmosphere is still lovely though.

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