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Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

3.7
23 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Creative Cuisine
In the Byward Market, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill offers the right blend of a modern uptown atmosphere with contemporary cuisine. From starters to main dishes, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill offers excellence in contemporary cuisine.
Enjoy a quiet lunch or join us for dinner and drinks. On Friday and Saturday nights enjoy listening to the DJ spinning. The eleven large screen TV’s make Blue Cactus a perfect place to watch the game!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon-Wed:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat:
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(613) 241-7061
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Esguerra
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Private party facilities
Whether you are celebrating with a small cocktail party, corporate party, or wedding, take advantage of the superior quality of Blue Cactus. Our event planner will eliminate your questions and stress while comfortably walking you through the process of planning your gathering.
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Private party contact
Ida Firestone: (613) 866-9189
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clarence Street
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Parking details
Plentiful street and public lots in surrounding area.
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Public transit
Transit stops in surrounding area.
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Entertainment
DJs play every Friday and Saturday Night starting at 8:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 23 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

When ready to order, they decided to tell us the kitchen was closed. Food was coming out the the kitchen all around us.
Drinks were just ok

Got free popcorn

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Matt (Manitoba)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Great service. Just wish the portion size was a bit more based on what it costs.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Well, here it was Christmas Eve in Ottawa. My sweetie and I were looking for a nice place to have a romantic holiday dinner. We book this restaurant because it was in walking distance and looked like a nice place. Sadly, although we booked our reservation through open table, the restaurant was closed! I might not be exaggerating if I said that it ruined our entire holiday. OK, I am exaggerating. But what a bummer, Right?

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KayLee (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Server was friendly. Fettuccine Alfredo was excellent. Chicken Fajitas sadly were dry. Paella only adequate. PB&Chocolate dessert was rich and decadent - 3 of us ate it - could have shared with more. Yummy.

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OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Table non nettoyé à notre arrivé à celle-ci.
Musique très forte pour heure de repas.
Menu cocktail WOW ! But for food.... ;-(
Super serveuse !!

Vos employés ne semblent pas heureux ! Nous pouvons le ressentir en tant que client !

Bref je retournerai pour cocktail mais pas pour manger !!

HA oui !!! Les toilettes étaient infectent !!!! Vous savez que nous pouvons présumer que si les toilettes sont ainsi les cuisines ne sont pas mieux !!!

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MarthaM (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

I was really disappointed in my dinner at Blue Cactus. We met out of town friends for a Sunday dinner, but the music was so loud that we couldn't really visit. The server agreed to turn the volume down a notch, but either he forgot or one notch was not enough. In any event, we still couldn't hear each other or the server. Why do restaurants think ultra loud music qualifies as "buzz" ? Given the noise and the indifferent food, I would never go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

I reserved using open table 3 hours in advance and when I arrived they had no reservations for me. Guess they don't keep updated lists. Was not impressed. They should not be using open table if not live.

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3girlsout (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Very accomodating -excellent waiter (Mike) and efficient service on a busy evening. Loved the tuna salad!

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OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Crazy busy weekend in Ottawa where other restaurants lacked blue cactus picked up in service quality and price!

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Used to love this place years back when I went to school in Ottawa. But seems to have changed over the years. Felt like we were at chain restaurant like Kelseys. Service was lacking and food was just fine. Probably chose somewhere else before returning.

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