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Hy's Steak House - Ottawa
Hy's Steak House - Ottawa

Hy's Steak House - Ottawa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyssteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (613) 234-4545
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Illey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Connor
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered in the building Monday - Friday. There is no parking available in the building on weekends. There is metered parking available, as well as an underground public lot one block away.
A word from Hy's Steak House - Ottawa
Hy's is one of Ottawa's oldest and most established restaurants. Filled with dark mahogany and centered around our glass encased charcoal fire pit, we offer a wide variety of menu items, specializing in Canadian Prime beef. Our ambiance is warm and comfortable, providing a great sense of privacy and Victorian charm. Whether you're a party of two or twenty, you will always feel like you're the only ones here.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Celebrated my GF's birthday, very classy & upscale. Only drawback, I liked it better when it had a dress code."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "That was our third visit at Hy's & still they didn't disappoint. The food & service is always great although unfortunately, it is getting out of our price range for a meal."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Being from out of town, we make it a point to treat ourselves to a Hy's dinner when in Ottawa. Classic decor and atmosphere, very romantic to dress up for it!, great service and help with wine selection because there is so much great choices! Fun cocktails. The crabcakes appetizer was fantastic, tuna tartare was good. Amazing steaks as always and this time we tried the tomato-based special sauce which was a very good complement to the steaks. Classic cheesecake for dessert, nice end to a great meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Terrific food and great personal service, we were well taken care of by Terri, she was great!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Was looking for a nice restaurant downtown and could not make up my mind with so many choices. Noticed Hy's on Google Maps and thought.....Wow it has been a long time since I've been to Hy's. Was looking for a place where they do great steaks. The ambience was warm inviting and the tables are very comfortable & private. The menu is varied enough and offers many wonderful choices but steak is what they are known for. Joe our server was friendly, knowledgeable and added to our great experience. He made both the salad dressing, salad & steak right at the table which made for an entertaining show. The meal was absolutely deliscious, the steaks were cooked to perfection. We had a wonderful evening and great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "... for making me look like a great boss because my employees felt like they were treated like royalty by your staff."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Service excellent however the food was not so good this time around. Prime Rib was tough, Double cooked potatoes was under cooked, Sautee Mushrooms appeared to be cooked at a lower temperature not browned. Rockerfeller was changed into larger shells not as good as the smaller ones. Caesar Salad was perfect! Not what I expect from the HY's a disappointing meal. Did they change the cook? First time ever I must say in four years a meal did not live up to expectations."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The website said there was valet parking available - there wasn't and apparently has not been for some time. We were given two menus - one had prices $2 per item higher than the other. However, the waiter only charged the lower prices. My feeling is that while the food/service is good, there are many other similar restaurants in Ottawa whose prices are not so extremely high. A Kir Royale cost $16 each - really!! We used to enjoy treating ourselves to this restaurant once in a while but the lack of convenient parking and the ridiculous prices have given us second thoughts."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very slow service. Chatty pleasant waiting staff. Steak cooked perfectly but wouldn't visit again. Would rather go to the Keg, half the price, bigger menu."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best steaks the me and my wife have had! Great service and a nice touch of making the cesar salad right at the table! A great place to spend our 10th anniversary. Thanks to Chris our waiter. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. We loved the place, it was quiet, the food was good and had a good list of red wine. The server was great and very professional. The steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered and they were was very tasteful especially mine with the Hy sauce. Great place to dine in a quiet environment."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The service was amazing. Chris was attentive and accomodating yet not intrusive. The steak was done to perfection. Amazing"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Although quite expensive, the food, service and experience were top notch. 5 stars without hesitation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We are from a city that is well known for it's restaurants, great restaurants should I say.(Quebec City). Nothing against Ottawa, but overall we always been disappointed ..not the same standards. More specifically regarding your establishment : in my eyes, this is a steak house, no doubt about that, one of the best filet mignon I ever eaten in my life, but it does mean to keep aside other AbC of the cooking. Everything but the steak (drinks, accompaniments, dessert) was average, or at least not enough sophisticated, flavored or able to stand out in comparison to great restaurants in other cities. Miss the Wow effect. As for the service, do we need to see how to do a Cesar Salad right next to us...Steak and price are impressive, otherwise..."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Hy's is a great place for lunch. The food is spectacular, good choice of wine and great service. The ambience is beautiful with original décor."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "All dishes were exceptionally delicious....from the warm garlic bread, the salad, the very tender Porterhouse steak, the beef medallion, the wine, drinks and desert. A wonderful experience due to the quality staff (from reception to the restaurant staff) the atmosphere was sensational and enjoyable to be in that setting."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "for a special dinner out I would recommend this place especially for a romantic evening as the setting is dark and cozy. Food selection and service was great. We liked how the salad was prepared and tossed at our table."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "That is how your guests will feel after a meal at Hy's. With the attentive service of server Nancy, the great food and wonderful ambiance, it was an amazing day. And, the celebrity diners in attendance also helped."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our server was excellent - made good recommendations, was pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at this Hy's location more than half a dozen times to date, and each time we are impressed by the quality of food and the service. The steaks are cooked to perfection and their desserts (especially the cheesecake) are mouth-watering. The service is beyond excellence as far as attentiveness. We visit Ottawa often, and every time we make it a point to dine at Hy's. It's well worth the trip. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed wonderful martini and fabulous oysters Rockefeller at the bar before a superb steak and incredible banana's Foster in the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good food, great service and an atmosphere you can talk and enjoy your company; it doesn't get any better than Hy's."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Unimaginative food that was indifferently prepared. Salad could have come out of a bag and steak might have been microwaved as it was cool on the exterior and hot in the middle. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Hy's because we had received a gift card from a friend. The service was unbelievable and the food was just as great! Rad was our server that night and he was amazing. It was a nice night out but unfortunately it started raining just as we were leaving. Laura, another employee from Hy's, was very kind and gave us an umbrella since she knew we had walked there. All in all we had a great evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The ambiance was just perfect, elegant and romantic. Food was great, the Cesar salad was prepared in front of us, which was a nice touch to see it prepared (and it tasted absolutely delicious). Our steak was cooked just right. Service was excellent! Well-timed and friendly waiter. Great experience. Anita"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husdand said he likes beer, looking for a suggestion, bartender ok beer it is and just gave him a glass. When we were at the table he asked for a refill of the beer but we dont know what kind it was. Server 'asked' the bar and gave him something very different and dark. When we pointed that out we were told the bartender remembers you and this is it.( which it was not). Our server durning dinner didnt seem to care either. I ordered a steak done med. It was well done so I set it aside so the server would see it, however he chose to keep walking past us. We did flag down a lady who was very helpful and got my dinner out to us pretty fast since my husband was almost done his."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very slow service, it took an hour and a half to get our steaks. Staff have a poor sense of customer service. The food was dated and bland."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Average experience including sizing The experience while adequate in other aspects, gave me no reason to return."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Top notch service, combined with the warm ambiance and great food makes this establishment something to keep coming back to."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The filet mignon was exceptionnally tasty! Three days after dining at Hy's, I'm still dreaming of eating another filet mignon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Upon arrival, it was starting out to be a lovely dining experience. We chatted over the wine list for a while and eventually our server arrived. He addressed us very shortly while, leaning against the wall. When he turned to retrieve the cocktail list, we noticed the overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke. Throughout the meal, whenever we were graced with his presence, always leaning against the wall, his menu knowledge was dismal. I was barely allowed to speak long enough to ask a question or place an order before he turned his back. We were not told about the nightly specials and he barely asked, let alone listened, to how we where enjoying our meals. Overall, the great steaks were far outweighed by the rudeness of our server."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Hy's is not inexpensive. The food, service, ambiance is always of the highest standard, we have been going for many, many years and we have very rarely been disappointed. Since it is on the pricey side, we save it for special occasions and they always come through with a memorable experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went to Hy's for the first time because I wanted to have an exceptional night for my anniversary. The environment was nice, very dim. Service was excellent. A few young people were sitting close by and were talking very loud which was disturbing for a romantic night! The meats were very well prepared. It worth it to have this experience, although I may not go back there for the second time as it was very expensive for me!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very good evening and service, Wine and food were very good. As a side note I would have liked to have tried the prime rib...but 16oz is a lot to eat at one sitting. I had the ribs and was just the right amount. My wife's meal was seafood and was the right portion size as well. Thanks for the wonderful time we will be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "An excellent place to take someone special for dinner:)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The steakhouse experience, by definition, is supposed to include great steak, great sides, great wine and great service. At any top tier steak house, the food, wine, service and the price are all supposed to be excellent. Friday night at Hy's in Ottawa, I had a very good, bone-in rib eye but it just did not snap with flavor nor did it have the "melt the your mouth tenderness" of a premium steak. Service, wine and price were as expected."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great dinner amazing food and staff...Rory...great server ...took care if us famously. Wine change from bar to table but otherwise smooth sailing."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went for ealier valentine and a birthday celebration and staff was amazing and accomodating"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Stepping into Hy's is like stepping into a time warp, in a good way! The atmosphere/decor has a majestic and sophisticated feel thanks to the wood, the leather, the brass and the white jackets sported by the wait staff. The food is consistently good, although every time I've been, they seem perplexed when I ask for non-dairy substitutes like plain bread/dipping oil instead of garlic toast and olive oil/lemon instead of butter/sour cream for the potato. It's like hesitation, uh, ok... If you're going, get a steak, any one. And consistently, they make it to order. Place isn't cheap by all means, but worth experience. Staff at front desk always warm, welcoming, cheerful. Grab mints on way out! Deelish! They comped birthday dessert- nice touch!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We ate the best filet mignon and thé service is excellent and the restaurant is very clean even the restroom is a 5*."
    Dined on 2/3/2014