Petit Bill's Bistro

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A French Bistro with a Newfie accent...down-home comfort, highlighting local farms and sustainable fisheries...located in the heart of "Epicurean Row" in the beautiful West Wellington Village at the corner of Wellington & Smirle, just three short blocks west of the Great Canadian Theatre Company.
We specialize in fresh seafood, great steaks, an award winning wine list and fresh-juice classic cocktails and all things bourbon
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I tried several wines while there, however, failed to find one that I could actually enjoy. Needs a more extensive wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but won't be the last. Really good. The seafood chowder was incredibly fresh and delicious.
The duck confeit was fantastic. High quality meat with awesome spinach.
Clocktower pumpkin ale was one of the best beers I've had in a while.

F
Foodieforlife
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly service. Lively ambiance..we will definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary and the staff was super nice and very attentive. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

VF
VisitingFoodie
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at Petit Bill Bistro, and I was not disappointed. The food and the service were excellent, and the prices are reasonable. My friends had the special and were pleasantly surprised at the cost. If I have one complaint it would be that the menu is small.

JP
JPHUPE
Puerto Vallarta
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine offering needs improvement.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petit Bill's Bistro has it all. A cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. Exceptionally tasty food. Attentive, efficient and pleasant servers. We love the warmth of this restaurant. Five star food without a sterile atmosphere. And while all five people in our party ordered something different, everyone agreed on one word to describe their food -- outstanding! We'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2012
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance and welcoming nature of the restaurant slightly exceeded the results on the table. But we enjoyed the evening sufficiently that we'd definitely go back when next in Ottawa, because YMMV.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were great at Petit Bill's Bistro. Obviously a popular spot, the restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Sunday evening. The atmosphere was inviting and casual, and not at all pretentious, which we really enjoyed. We will be back!

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Barbie
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual the food and service were just right! The pesto spaghetti squash was amazing with the roasted cornish hen. Try the chili chocolate brownie for a surprisingly great finish to the meal. Apparently the Blue Ice dessert was a perfect pairing of ice wine and blue cheese. Salads were lovely and the rabbit was delicious!

NG
NerdyGal
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2012
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This is my second time at Petit Bill's and had an enjoyable dinner. It is nice to be able to order a junior portion of the steak frites.

KF
KristiF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Petit Bill's was good, but as a vegetarian, I probably wouldn't return. I found "the vegetarian option" (Vegetarian Napolean) to be tasty, but it was way too pricey for what it was (a few lawyers of random vegetables such as a piece of mushroom, slice of pepper, slice of zucchini, etc.). This meal was $21, and I was still quite hungry by the end. I actually had to eat again once I got home.
There should be some sort of carb that goes with this snack-- rice or
something?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best chowder I have ever eaten. Thick consistency a welcome change from the more common liquid version. Also, I liked having real bacon in my Caesar salad as opposed to the usual fake bacon bits.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place for a meal, I had the duck while my husband had the steak. Both dishes were very flavourful, well presented and most enjoyable. We did not try any desserts but the meal was very good and we would definitely go back again.

A good choice of wines by the glass, half litre or bottle.

We visited on a Tuesday night and it was almost full, good atmosphere and lots of return customers from the sounds of it. Happy we found this place in our new neighbourhood.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly, quick service. No problem with special; requests. Nice variety of very tasty food. Definitely returning for Newfoundland night as early Christmas present for the family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two out of town couples met for the evening meal. The food was excellent and well presented. The service was good. The menu provided excellent choices. I recommend Petit Bill's Bistro to anyone eating out in Ottawa.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is ALWAYS above expectations!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have visited Ottawa from Australia and wanted to take out some guests to eat somewhere special. Petit Bills was fantastic. It was the best meal I have eaten in a week of 'fine dining' in Ottawa. Great selection - something for everyone and every meal was cooked to perfection!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here recently with a group of friends and the food and service were once again excellent. I highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Bill's a few times now. Menu is excellent, cocktails, wine list included. I highly recommend the pistachio chicken! Great atmosphere for a family meal or a dinner with your loved one.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food, nothing more. Menu is very original and interesting, but the actual quality of the cuisine served is not as inspiring. Service more than adequate, and owner was present to make sure that everything was up to par.

NG
NerdyGal
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal topped off with a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free brownie. Yum!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there in a party of five. I had the soup of the day, a delicious Manhattan style clam chowder, and then the steak frites. Steak was cooked to perfection (rare). Other people in our party had the tuna and avocado salad that was heavenly, and the baked cod (well cooked, nicely presented) and the arctic char (again, a visual and tasty delight). We had the Hart and McGarry Cab Sauvignon, which was just marvellous after having been aired for about 30 minutes. Service was efficient and friendly. I will go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was for 6PM and we spent a leisurely hour and half over dinner - never felt rushed or neglected by the serving staff. The food was very tasty, my steak done exactly as ordered although it could have been a little warmer. Overall, a very pleasant evening!

J
vipJenn
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Everything else was adequate if not sorta forgettable, to be honest. But the bread pudding is the best Ive ever had.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2012
Overall2food2service4ambience4

i was there before and really enjoyed it.

went for lunch and was disapointed
had the clam chowder- not to my liking

then mussels
i found them dry and quite small and the bouillon overpowering
everything else was great
maybe i will have better luck next time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2012
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seafood chowder was wonderful. The scallops were sitting in way too much maple syrup and bacon almost hard to identify--would not order again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first experience and not my last. I very much enjoyed the quiet table we asked for and the food and service was great. A bit pricy for lunch though!
Thanks !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a treasure. What a great Bistro! Everything was prepared perfectly and i am particularly picky. I was completely surprised and am so pleased to have tried it. Bravo Petit Bills! We will be back often.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. I arrived early, yet was able to enjoy a glass of wine and browse a collection of magazines before my lunch guest arrived. I have always enjoyed my time at Petit Bill's and will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been eating at Petit Bill's for some time now and have always enjoyed the experience. Terry and Randy run an excellent restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

P
vipPatti
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable meal as ususal. Very friendly, and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, warm and inviting atmosphere. We love coming to this restaurant and especially the "Newfie" nights!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to have diner with friends! Good food and the service is excellent !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My dining partner had seafood chowder and I had the salad of the day with spinach, beautifully grilled salmon and goat cheese. Both dishes were delectable and nicely served. I recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience1

very noisy restaurant, difficult to have a conversation. Good food, but lacking any ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a great meal and evening. The cold clam gazpacho was excellent as was the pan-fried cod and chips. Our host Terry Fitzpatrick is always most welcoming and friendly. Our fave restaurant in Ottawa!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for a party of seven with one person who had extreme allergies- the staff were very accommodating and took great care to ensure her dietary restrictions were met. Three of our party were also celebrating our birthdays and they graciously provided free dessert to all three of us! The food was outstanding and the portions were very generous. In addition, they mix a mean martini. I would enthusiastically recommend Petit Bill's to all my friends and colleagues!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, good service - nice atmosphere but very loud accoustics - with a couple of larger tables nearby it was hard to hear each other

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Petit Bill's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 729-2500.

Petit Bill's Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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