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Le Poisson Bleu, Ottawa, ON

Le Poisson Bleu

4.8
4.8
59 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Join us on Wednesdays for 2$ oysters or Sundays for 30% off on select wines!
We are now accepting reservations for our first brunch! Beginning May 14th (Mother's Day) we will be doing service from 10am until 2pm Sundays only. Menu coming this week!

Located in Ottawa's Chinatown, this hidden gem specializes in nose-to-tail and aging sustainably caught fish.
Chef Alex creates a dynamic menu where fish is butchered in various styles usually reserved for red meat. With a fun cocktail list and a rare wine selection, Le Poisson Bleu is a perfect spot for a date night or casual drinks and snacks. Whether you are seated at the bar or the hidden back patio, there is always a new experience.
A small, intimate, award-winning restaurant that invites you to come experience something new in the nation's capital.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French / Canadian, Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 656-1638

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Bimm

  • Neighbourhood

    Hintonburg

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Innovative

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Innovative

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

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  1. DanielleV

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This will forever be my favourite spot in the city for a night out. Excellent atmosphere, kind and knowledgeable staff, and amazing menu.
  2. KatrinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal on May 25th was outstanding start to finish, beginning with the sea urchin ( positively ethereal) the delicious cavatelli and Mackerel XO, all of which showcased their seafood component brilliantly and were plated attractively . We ordered three delectable swordfish mains, generous in portion and impeccably fresh , that were also novel in their preparation ( corn crust) and flavour combinations ( highly original and flavourful). The wine list is well curated. A special mention to our server ( May 25th and a young lady with a charming English accent), who was both knowledgeable and helpful.
  3. Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Service, food and setting were great. Tight squeeze between tables and our neighbouring customers could have been better.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience. Unique seafood and wine with a knowledgeable sommelier and friendly staff and owner. Will be back next time I’m in Ottawa
  5. NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tout était parfait. Ambiance, nourriture, service, J’aurais aimé plus de choix au menu 20 mai 2023
  6. Siddhartha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and ambience! Will be back soon!
  7. BrentW

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, perfect wine pairing recommendations. Thank-you for a great evening!
  8. rolfcarlos

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A slice of MTL in the Centretown. LPB never disappoints: playful and attentive staff, consistently outstanding food, a well-curated natural wine list. And thankfully, they always keep the lights down low after dark.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner had came in for an amazing brunch this past Mother’s Day. Our lovely server was fantastic and super friendly. Their plate sizes are worth it for the price that they had for that day and was so yummy. Would recommend anyone looking for a relaxed place to have a well worth brunch!
  10. StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Chloe for serving us. Such wonderful service. The entire crew especially was so accommodating and helpful. My mom is very picky when it comes to restaurants but every dish that came out she enjoyed. Will be back in no time!
  11. OccasionalDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious but the lobster risotto was a bit too salty for our tastes. Nice little restaurant.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Trout crudo was delicious and the piri piri sea bass for 2 was phenomenal. Service by Anthony was pitch perfect. And the background music was notably great.
  13. nicole

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent but noise level was too high. Difficulty in hearing each other talk
  14. Telly

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall experience was enjoyable. Food and drinks were delicious.
  15. JenH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the best meal we have had in a while it didn’t not disappoint we almost ordered the whole menu. We were there quite late the staff was super sweet and accommodating. Highly recommend and we will be back!
  16. AuntieFi

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very enjoyable space, delicious food, great service.
  17. Nathan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ah it was alright. Went for the oysters but there was no cocktail sauce, yes you heard me right, no cocktail sauce at a seafood restaurant. There also wasn't tobasco. Instead there was this other cumin based sauce that they were really proud of but honestly it just does not work with oysters. At least the price was good on Wednesdays ($2 oysters)

    Le Poisson BleuResponded on April 27, 2023So let me get this straight, you came into a place that is selling 2$ east coast Canadian oysters at a loss during an east coast oyster shortage. You ate only oysters, and leave a two star review because you didn't get ketchup to put on them? I am honestly at a loss, you realize you can ask for that stuff right?

  18. DaveL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable first visit to a great addition to the Ottawa scene. If you love fish, and creative preparation, you will love this resto. Service was great and food superb. Beer lovers will be left a little wonting for choice but there are some solid options. We can't wait to return.
  19. Breac

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dinner. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable.
  20. yasmeeng

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piri piri Sea bass was delicious and service was amazing!
  21. DanW

    Atlantic Canada

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like the sound of: - a cocktail served in a shark mug - seafood steaks - excellent selection of wines by the glass... ... this is definitely your kind of place.
  22. Megatron

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening out, food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. One of my favourite neighborhood spots!
  23. Iggy

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Excellent dish, but overall a very small menu. Wine list could be better, with some questionable wine choices offered. Great ambiance, wonderful desserts and good service.
  24. nomnom

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Poisson Bleu is constantly innovating new and novel ways of preparing fish. On this occasion we shared the trout crudo (easily my favourite dish in the city right now), fluke ceviche which was bright and fresh, and a whole branzino in Piri-Piri sauce - everything was fantastic. The duo of eclairs, one with Caramelized fish scales as a topping, were brilliant.
  25. GraceD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my foodie boyfriend here for oysters and some apps and a couple drinks to celebrate something, and he said it was ‘to die for’. We will be back.
  26. Centertowny

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and atmosphere. Outstanding food that is interesting and innovative. Best seafood in the city.
  27. RochB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food (in terms of feshness and quality) and good service (however, waiters need to be taught to not rush the wine poor, as much is lost in splatters on the table). Wine list needs to be expanded a bit, for both red and white. Our white wine was very good and served at the appropriate temperature. As for the atmosphere, the acoustics are awful. And when loud music is added, it is difficult to hear your guest. For that reason alone, we will not return, but make no mistake, the food is very good.
  28. Holly

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! Loved everything, from the exceptional food and cocktails, wonderful service, decor of the place. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Ottawa.
  29. EricL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great food and excellent service. We will return soon
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal here. Awesome service! We have already recommended it to our friends and family!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a meal! So delicious! Service was top notch. Great music.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service top notch! Fish was delicious and service was very attentive- would go back:)
  33. Carphil

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, awesome smorgasboard, superb wine, excellent decor.
  34. SeanY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Friendly staff Good vibes Ambient noise is noticeable
  35. SharonM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant was charming, the waiter attentive and helped my husband walk to the car. The food was fine, if overpriced but the NOISE level with the music, a little too much for me
  36. EmilieA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience. Great food, great wine, excellent service!
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Always the best service! Wonderful staff and great food.
  38. OutandAbout

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance were fantastic! Highly recommend the mackerel and salmon. Will definitely return when we’re visiting Ottawa.
  39. AnnieG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you’re a fish lover, you must try Le Poisson Bleu. Innovative dishes, great service and relaxed atmosphere. Our table of four all enjoyed the food, with our favourite being the fish beignets. We will definitely be going again!
  40. Foodie

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    bones and scales in sea bass=not a good idea! Way too dark, tea light only glow so hard time seeing our food and reading menu - tables too crowded - music too loud - cold blasts coming in with every new customer arriving - limited choice of wines & all pricy - failed to list walnuts in crepe flambée dessert description - appeared as though too many staff floating around - very disappointed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Poisson Bleu is rated 4.8 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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 8 times today
Google Map for Le Poisson Bleu

610 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5K4

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Hintonburg

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French / Canadian, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Bimm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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