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Fairouz

4.6
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1026 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Middle Eastern
Fairouz is a modern journey through the Middle East. Located in a renovated Heritage house in Somerset Village, Fairouz possesses a sleek, modern design while paying homage to its traditional foundations. We have paired 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1026 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jenny
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was tasty but small portions, service was outstanding with Alexander. We was so considerate and fun. We were four girls enjoying a special birthday and he made us feel so welcome even though we were being loud and enjoying ourselves so much, maybe too much! We had a blast with the service of the whole restaurant. Everyone was so sweet and they made the birthday girl feel special, with a card and a special cake! Thank you Fairouz!

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EliasK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food good service and large variety of wine.

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MichaelW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. The food was excellent and the service was amazing and imaginative. We shared the 4 person sharing plate and loved it - lots of food for a very reasonable price. And the bartender made up a cold night tea cocktail for us that was perfect.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Felt very safe. Good distancing between tables. Staff are excellent. Food was plentiful and delicious.

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Bidoun973
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Canadian cities are full of restaurants offering some generic menu of supposedly 'Arab' dishes that everyone seems to stick to - the same mezze items, a mandatory shish tawouk, lamb and beef dish. I was expecting Fairouz to be different from all the reviews I read. I was underwhelmed by the menu and its execution. The spin on muhammara was alright maintaining the flavors while colonizing it with cashews. It was more like eating chopped cashews dressed with some dibs-rumman (pomegranate molasses). I was excited about eating the classic fried cauliflower as I was super homesick but this turned out to bland. The cauliflower was not browned enough and the tarator (tahini sauce) was missing desired tanginess. My beef was chewy and near cold, sitting on a bed of cold ezme. It came with saj that was dry and cold. Saj should be warm and soft. I couldn't eat it. The lamb sandwich was the only dish that was satisfying but again it came with kale tabouleh that was orphaned in terms of flavor.
Service was painfully slow from the time it took to be seated and to order.
Maybe this food works for people unfamiliar with the cuisine but as someone from the Arab world where restaurants display tremendous sophistication in revisiting traditional dishes, this restaurant completely missed the mark.

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Esspoe
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This meal was fabulous. Every dish we ordered was delicious. Really nice melding of flavours. Great service.
They removed several tables to allow for social distancing. Upside - we felt comfortable/safe. Downside - you lose some ambiance/vibe, but que sera sera. It’s the time we are in.
Highly recommend!!!

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aroc01
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor space. Delish food. Awesome wine selection. Friendly and knowledgeable staff provide laid back place to enjoy a meal with friends.

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Suzie
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The kale taboulé was too acidic for my liking, and the pulled lamb sandwich had a spicy sauce on the bread that I didn’t care for. I did not think it went well with the lamb.

For the fried cauliflower I’ve had better.

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Carole
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expérience culinaire très intéressante, les parfums de cette cuisine! Un délice! À un prix très raisonnable, dans une magnifique maison. Service attentif, impeccable tout en étant tout à fait convivial ! Bref a recommander ++++

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ChristosC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly a jewel in Ottawa. No other place can compete with the flavors you'll experience here. Its a homerun every time and the service is awesome. Do yourself a favor and overindulge, experience as much as you can, its worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and tasty food. We went to celebrate our anniversary, and were pleased with the service, the hand written note, and the treat at the end.

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TylerW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely great service. Felt so comfortable. Great Ambiance.

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SamMB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Falafel fries and chicken main were delicious. Hubby found his pulled lamb sandwich a bit sweet. Service was good, not as jovial as you would expect pre-pandemic, but this is our new normal! Tables were appropriately spaced, we were never near other diners. Everyone wore masks coming in and out. Bathroom was clean. Fouf cake was amazing. It's a must try!

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KarineD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Une très belle soirée en amoureux sur la terrasse du restaurent. La viande est savoureuse!!! Un très bon repas.
Merci!

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DianeF
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, good food, excellent service.

Our only disappointment was that our bill came to $250, and were charged $1.50 for each of the 3 additional pieces of pita we ordered for our dips. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a restaurant before that charged for bread when you spend $30 on dips.

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Sophie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, and a wonderful patio! We will definitely be recommending Fairouz to our friends and family!

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LyndseyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, warm and helpful staff, and a lovely setting on the front porch. Can’t wait to return, very soon!

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Karen
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service at this restaurant was great. Portions are moderate size and you leave feeling satisfied after having a quality meal. Definitely recommend!

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JarrettS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible birthday celebration at Fairouz! Outstanding service from our server and absolutely delicious food! We had an issue with our family coming from out of town who were going to be late, while the head hostess did sound a bit stressed on the phone she was able to make it work and we are very grateful for that! Very impressive menu especially in light of Covid-19 restrictions. I would say it was fairly expensive but the level of service makes it worth while.

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Nathalie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Very ordinary... over rated i think. Small menu and expensive for no reason.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Very enjoyable experience. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are phenomenal at Fairouz...nice drink menu as well...every visit is enjoyable!

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Peter
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Depuis environ un an ce restaurant sert une nourriture passablement fade. Le poulet était ennuyeux de même que le pain qu'on m'a servi. La seule chose qui fut bonne fût le vin blanc. Ce resto n'a rien à voir avec ce qu'il fût il y a trois ou quatre années.

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Danielle
Ottawa
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, cocktails and food, as always. Great options for vegetarians and meat eaters. Looking forward to visiting the patio again soon.

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RobertH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice experience. The food was full of flavour and very interesting. The service was professional. For the quality of food and portion we found the pricing to be very reasonable.

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Annie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and service ! The lamb was so perfectly cooked. We enjoyed this meal!

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GillesD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great variety of vegetarian dishes and great service.

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our first time and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

This was my wife’s birthday dinner with our sons and their girlfriends. Food was amazing. Our server was one of the worst I have experienced at a highly rated restaurant. She only seemed interested in explaining the menu and speaking to my eldest son and his girlfriend. We ordered both white and red wine. I wanted to taste test the white and after saying it was fine she took the bottle to younger end of the table to offer it to those who wanted white, she totally skipped asking my wife and only realized after putting the bottle back in the chilled holder. I asked for a clean glass to have the red wine she took my dirty white glass and didn’t bring a clean one back. After over 15 minutes I had flag down another server to bring me a glass and they brought it straight away. As the meal progressed she came to our table less and less. The other table staff were very good and brought anything we asked for right away. Even getting our bill was a chore as our server decided to spend almost 20 minutes chatting with another table who had already paid their bill. As a birthday celebration.it is a shame that such a poor server tainted such amazing food. We hope to return someday, but hope that the quality of service is addressed.

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blankal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good but the level of service outstanding. I have IBS and had difficulty digesting some foods; the server was very concerned, even sent us a supervisor who communicated with the chef and bend over backwards to accommodate me out of her own volition.

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Stevegoddy
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. A bit pricey for the portion sizes.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and food! Staff remembered us from previous occasions which is very nice and shows that they really value their customers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, nice ambiance

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Rick
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service in English and in French!!

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LovelyFood
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish is prepared and plated beautifully. The flavours combine perfectly. The staff is informed, helpful and attentive. It can be a little bit difficult to hear once the restaurant is full, but this is a sign of how loved the place is. Favourites right now: the muhammara, carrot tahini, artichoke, asfar rice, cauliflower and chicken. Every dish has happily adored flavours for my Middle Eastern palette, with innovative twists that delight while respecting the culinary origins of each plate. Fairouz is always a win for me and I love bringing friends here to try it!

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KeelyD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing experience! Our server gave us great wine recommendations! The food was absolutely delicious! I will be coming back!

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Teeara
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice. Good was great.

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SumikoY
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Their waiters and waitresses are well trained.

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CaroleR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a nice experience, good food and excellent service. We found a little pricy but it was a treat!

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WayneB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic. Thanks very much for a great evening.

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