Ottawa Restaurant Reviews - or - Where are you eating now?

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    Re: Ottawa Restaurant Reviews - or - Where are you eating now?

    Post by The Silfer Server on Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:40 pm

    Michallica wrote:Take it from an Indian person....the best Indian food in town is a place called 'Little India Cafe' right across the Coliseum theatre. It is a very small place, and doesn't have the presentation of a haveli's or east india company, but the food and service is 100x better than those places.

    It's been in the citizen several times and lineups on weekends are outrageous. I highly recommend.

    I'll definitely have to try that place. But it's usually a good sign for ethnic restaurants when they are frequented by said ethnicity.

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    Post by Riprock on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:11 pm

    Yup, Hell's Kitchen is why I am tempted to try it.

    I've seen recipes to make Wellington (Beef, Pork, etc). And I did use google to try and find a restaurant and got the same one you did, but as you said, it was an old post. Surprised the Keg doesn't have one.

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    Post by shabbs on Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:13 pm

    The Sitar is pretty good too...

    http://sitarindianrestaurant.ca/
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    Post by Riprock on Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:57 pm

    shabbs wrote:The Sitar is pretty good too...

    http://sitarindianrestaurant.ca/

    Since you are in the GTA, have you tried Tandoori Flame in Brampton? Dixie and Orenda I think.
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    Post by shabbs on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:05 pm

    Dash wrote:
    shabbs wrote:The Sitar is pretty good too...

    http://sitarindianrestaurant.ca/

    Since you are in the GTA, have you tried Tandoori Flame in Brampton? Dixie and Orenda I think.
    No I have not... will have to put it on my list...
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    Post by wprager on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:48 pm

    Michallica wrote:Take it from an Indian person....the best Indian food in town is a place called 'Little India Cafe' right across the Coliseum theatre. It is a very small place, and doesn't have the presentation of a haveli's or east india company, but the food and service is 100x better than those places.

    It's been in the citizen several times and lineups on weekends are outrageous. I highly recommend.

    We were doing a group lunch for a 10-year service anniversary of someone in my group, and he selected Little India Cafe. I'll definitely be going back. Unfortunately I've only been there 2 years so it'll be another 8 before I get to pick.


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    Post by Riprock on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:06 pm

    Come to think of it, I think I ate at Little India Cafe once.
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    Post by wprager on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:29 pm

    Dash wrote:Come to think of it, I think I ate at Little India Cafe once.

    I've only gone for lunch, and that's when they server the buffet. I should go for supper and see what the a la carte menu is like. The indian place across from Newbridge/Alcatel (Bombay Masala) was night and day with their lunch vs. supper menu (price-wise, too). Now, if I can just arrange some cheap babysitting.


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    Post by wprager on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:30 pm

    As for Beef Wellington, any good chef would be able to make it. You just have to go to a place where the chef will make something that's not on the menu. The restaurant at the Brookstreet is probably such a place.


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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:47 pm

    wprager wrote:
    Michallica wrote:Take it from an Indian person....the best Indian food in town is a place called 'Little India Cafe' right across the Coliseum theatre. It is a very small place, and doesn't have the presentation of a haveli's or east india company, but the food and service is 100x better than those places.

    It's been in the citizen several times and lineups on weekends are outrageous. I highly recommend.

    We were doing a group lunch for a 10-year service anniversary of someone in my group, and he selected Little India Cafe. I'll definitely be going back. Unfortunately I've only been there 2 years so it'll be another 8 before I get to pick.

    i've surprisingly never done lunch there, only a la carte. but definitely the a la carte has been amazing all times.
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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:51 pm

    wprager wrote:
    Dash wrote:Come to think of it, I think I ate at Little India Cafe once.

    I've only gone for lunch, and that's when they server the buffet. I should go for supper and see what the a la carte menu is like. The indian place across from Newbridge/Alcatel (Bombay Masala) was night and day with their lunch vs. supper menu (price-wise, too). Now, if I can just arrange some cheap babysitting.

    i've never been a fan of bombay masala actually. its good at times but i find very inconsistent. but i agree their a la carte is way better than the buffet.
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    Post by LeCaptain on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:01 pm

    Favourite restaurant in town:

    http://www.siambistro.com/

    The Pad Thai Vertigo
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    Post by wprager on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:38 pm

    Michallica wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    Dash wrote:Come to think of it, I think I ate at Little India Cafe once.

    I've only gone for lunch, and that's when they server the buffet. I should go for supper and see what the a la carte menu is like. The indian place across from Newbridge/Alcatel (Bombay Masala) was night and day with their lunch vs. supper menu (price-wise, too). Now, if I can just arrange some cheap babysitting.

    i've never been a fan of bombay masala actually. its good at times but i find very inconsistent. but i agree their a la carte is way better than the buffet.

    The way I understand it it's two brothers and they've alternated being cooks. Maybe one of them is better than the other.


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    Post by spader on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:04 am

    Petit Bill's Bistro in Westboro has a lobster poutine that's unbelievable. I had it tonight. It's expensive ($15 for an appetizer-sized portion) but well worth trying.

    If you haven't been to Petit Bill's, I highly recommend it. If you're a wine drinker, you absolutely have to check it out. They have an award winning wine selection.
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    Post by LethalLehner on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:32 am

    La Femme wrote:Favourite restaurant in town:

    http://www.siambistro.com/

    The Pad Thai Vertigo

    Agreed. The Pad Thai is excellent there. I have been going for years. I highly recommend Bela's. Excellent italian food especially the lobster and crab stuffed ravioli. One of my favourite places for Indian Food is Host India on Montreal Rd.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:44 am

    dennycrane wrote:Another good burger place is Vera's, found inside the Butchery in Bells Corners. You can get a burger, fries or a hot dog. Pretty solid, again 8-12 bucks.

    Yep...I'll second that. It's on par with Five Guys I'd say. Delicious. Also, you can actually buy the uncooked burger patties (the same that they use at Vera's) in the Butchery and BBQ 'em yourself. I've done that several times now, and they are outstanding.
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    Re: Ottawa Restaurant Reviews - or - Where are you eating now?

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:59 am

    Steak: It's gonna cost you a small fortune but it's totally worth it - Prime 360 (Downtown)

    Burgers: The Works is still my favourite but I really want to try that Five Guys place.

    Sushi: Very pricey much like the steak place I recommended but again these places are worth it. Taste of Japan (West), Festival Japan (Downtown)

    Ribs: Baton Rouge - Also a bit pricey.
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    Re: Ottawa Restaurant Reviews - or - Where are you eating now?

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:22 am

    wprager wrote:
    Michallica wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    Dash wrote:Come to think of it, I think I ate at Little India Cafe once.

    I've only gone for lunch, and that's when they server the buffet. I should go for supper and see what the a la carte menu is like. The indian place across from Newbridge/Alcatel (Bombay Masala) was night and day with their lunch vs. supper menu (price-wise, too). Now, if I can just arrange some cheap babysitting.

    i've never been a fan of bombay masala actually. its good at times but i find very inconsistent. but i agree their a la carte is way better than the buffet.

    The way I understand it it's two brothers and they've alternated being cooks. Maybe one of them is better than the other.

    Best part of Little India: it's one cook. He's the owner and if he goes on vacation, they place closes down. He's pretty serious about his quality.

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