The Albion Rooms

4.6
126 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Gastro Pub
Dear clients,
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we will remain closed until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Pulling inspiration from the culture that surrounds us and the history that defines us. We welcome you in to our interactive world of casual dining.
What 126 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlenB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The med rare steak was well done. The elk burger overcooked and dry. Fries were great. No bread served on arrival. Menu selection was skimpy

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful experience at the Albion Rooms! Love the atmosphere, the friendly staff and the food. One of our favorite places to go.

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PaulineS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was good, just not the food. Ordered the charcuterie and fish & chips. The fries were soggy and the fish, hmm... Had better

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Wanderer
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality food and drinks. Really like the patio. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Carte modeste mais très bon ! On y revient.

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NerdyGal
Ottawa
22 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. One of the best Manhattans I have had in ages. Can’t wait to return.

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PatriciaB
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I am a big fan of Albion Rooms taking many guests there over the years. However, I was very disappointed with the summer menu selection. More like pub food than the fine dining I have expected. The website did not give any indication that the menu would be so restricted. We most likely would not have gone if we had seen the limited selection. A suggestion is that you indicate on the website what the menu looks like going forward.
Patricia Baxter

The Albion Rooms
Responded on 27 August 2020

Hello Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Our current/reduced menu has been displayed on our official website since we re-opened in Mid-June. Unfortunately the older menu is still displayed on our opentable page. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm sure you can understand the need to offer limited menu options in the current global pandemic. We strive to offer a fresh and exciting dining experience in a safe and COVID responsible space.

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MarkD
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hide away in the downtown sector. Great vibe and drinks/food. Exceptional staff/service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was so nice, the patio is gorgeous, and they took all the necessary precautions for COVID

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RebeccaP
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Greeted right as we got in, ans very friendly. They had masks and we were seated inside right away (was raining and made a reservation). Ordered 2 glasses of wine which came on time and 2 x elk burgers with fries. The fries were so good, and the burgers had great flavour. My partner stated his patty was a bit dry, but mine was good. We agreed we would come back again for drinks with friends (within reason).

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AndrewD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, handling things efficiently with theor pandemic set up. Patio is lovely.

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JinT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and was particularly fond of their charcuterie board. The host took the time to go through each of the portions of the board for us and was extremely nice to talk to.
There was a nice ambiance seated outside on the patio.
Service was a bit slow and after the initial check to make sure everything's okay after our main plates were served to us, the staff seemed to disappear for the majority of the night making it difficult to get refills and order or inquire anything else.

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MandyD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance as usual, even during COVID. My only minor complaint is that the seats were not very comfortable though we ended up sitting longer than anticipated. Otherwise, great all around!

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Chantalh
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed coming to the Albion Rooms , whether for brunch, drinks or a meal. This last time did not disappoint either. We were warmly greeted on the patio and seated in a wonderful area just for 2. We tried some new dishes, the grilled asparagus was outstanding as was the grilled bitter greens ... all great accompaniments for our steak. Our drinks (Manhattan and Cabernet Sauvignon) hit the spot. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Albion Rooms did not disappoint! Their cocktails are as amazing as ever and their patio menu was perfect to satisfy our cravings. The service is what stands out. We felt safe and comfortable being away from the busy Byward Market and well distanced from the next tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner! Our server brought a special surprise dessert to the table for my partner’s birthday which was absolutely lovely. Great experience all around.

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Jojo
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very unique menu. Great service, calm atmosphere.

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OshawaWanderer
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great find. We loved the sheltered (shaded) patio with well-distanced tables. The abbreviated menu had a number of great choices. Staff were carefully sanitizing everything between seatings. Thanks to server Sara (Sarah?), hiding behind her mask, for taking such good care of us. This might be our new favourite spot in Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I are both vegetarian. We thought the eggplant dish was delicious ! We would happily return if there were more vegetarian options on the menu. There is only one small plate which is vegetarian. It would be great if there were more options for us. You would see us more often. (I know other vegetarians would love the restaurant if there were more options.)

The wine selection is good but very pricey! A smalll glass of wine costs at least $13. I would like there to be a choice of 5 or 8 oz. glasses of wine and a respectable house wine at a more affordable price.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent! I was sad to hear the scotch egg is no longer on the menu... the atmosphere is really nice and the service is great.

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PhilS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

It wasn’t awful but I was less than impressed overall. The reservation said it was for a celebratory night with my wife, and I had preordered a bottle of wine. We got there and nothing was set up, we were sat at a table surrounded by little kids (Not sure why an expensive restaurant like that had so many kids at 8:30 at night but three of the tables surrounding us had five kids between them), I had to re-order the wine since nobody was on top of that then it turns out that the wine I asked for (which had significance to my wife) was all out. The charcuterie and appetizers we had were quite good, the entrées were so – so, dessert was not worth the money.

At that price points I have been to a dozen better restaurants in Ottawa… We won’t be attending that one again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration with my friend. Service and food was outstanding. We’ll defend be back!

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. A bit on the pricey side when compared to comparable quality elsewhere. Overall great experience.

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Albion room was fantastic, from the ambiance to the food! Also the portion sizes were great - definitely felt full after this meal! We will be back!

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vipSooO
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent ambience and amazing food. Accommodated a special menu for us, given I mistakenly thought the Valentine’s Day set menu was for all weekend. Amazing flavours and excellent wine pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Since leaving this restaurant, I’ve told everybody about this place. I’m definitely going back and will recommend this place for everyone’s downtown dining.

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aquarianna
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent Charcuterie and farm-to-table menu options. Small plates or full entrees, something for everyone. We enjoyed trying some new things - the elk burger and “seed to sausage” bacon was delicious. Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner - loved the new menu! Always a great atmosphere and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Just in for a drink, but what a beautiful drink it was. Able to have a quiet conversation. Comfy chairs and unobtrusively efficient service.

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tweevster
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was great but service was lacking. Our waitress rarely came over and seemed not to care about our table. Our hostess was way more helpful and way better attitude.

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DIANEC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there at 2pm on a Sunday for a girls brunch. It was quiet and we had a lovely table with excellent service. We all enjoyed our meals: The Albion was delicious, as was The Smoked Fish (large wedge of smoked salmon), and Potatoes, Bacon & Eggs, all with an amazing presentation. We all loved the Signature Cocktails. They were interesting and delicious. We will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic craft cocktails, great service, excellent food. Worth the visit.

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SamH
Ottawa
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Enjoyed my New Year's Eve dinner here. However, we were first disappointed when we requested a window seat and were told all the empty ones were reserved but they all remained empty during our entire time there (and we had reservations too). The charcuterie was good but I did not like my main dish at all. My date's meal was overly salty. I was looking forward to their cocktails but I was honestly disappointed by the menu so I ordered a glass of wine instead.

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AlyK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Christmas Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I had a great brunch with my mum and sister - the menu had some creative and delicious options! I have loved Albion Rooms for lunch and dinner but this is definitely amazing for brunch as well!

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Nathalie
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La nourriture était excellent, le service agréable et l'atmosphère très relaxante, parfaite pour un brunch

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MichelF
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent place to have a calm and relaxed dinned with friends. We were there as a group of 3 couples, and the ambiance reminded us of a cozy scene from the series Friends. The kind of place you want to just sit, relax and enjoy the evening with good food. This was our second visit to the Albion Rooms and we will definitely return.

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DuncanG
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and awesome service. No complaints at all. Would highly recommend to friends/family.

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WestWellie
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

How does the restaurant deal with problems? One meal came with hot meat and stone cold vegetables. Kitchen dealt with problem promptly, not just placing plate in microwave, but replating the sides.
Cocktails were a highlight.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Incredibly slow service! There was a giant party, but they should have had adequate staff. Took 20 min to get a drink. Not once during the meal did our waiter check in on us. The fools gold cocktail was not good (like a weak old fashioned with pineapple juice). Overall, spent $$ and over 3 hours for a charcuterie board- not worth it.

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The Albion Rooms is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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.