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Al's Steakhouse, Ottawa, ON

Al's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
171 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
Classic steakhouse meals define the cuisine at Al’s: certified Angus beef, fresh fish, a variety of delicious appetizers and salads fill the menu. It’s perfectly complemented by classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, and uncompromising service.

Al’s is the first and only restaurant in Ottawa to cook its beef on live charcoal, giving steaks their distinctive signature taste. Al’s famous garlic salad dressing is included on a starter salad with most meals, and is bottled and sold in-house and in grocery stores throughout the city.
Open daily for lunch and dinner Al’s has ample free parking, can host over 100 diners in private events, and features a menu that will satisfy all tastes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 233-7111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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What 171 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

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  1. PF

    PascalF

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    2ieme visite a ce restaurant, première en 2021 , pour cette 2ieme visite (29 janvier 2023) = déception, mon premier steak mal cuit ( médium/bien cuit au lieu medium rare ) et 2ieme steak refait mais avec beaucoup de gras et de ''tirailles'', pour le prix exigé c'est innaceptable! De plus aucun êrsonnel ne parlait francais , dans une ville bilingue = innaceptable aussi!
  2. SS

    SoulSisters

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our “go to” restaurant. My husband likes they continue to have no fuss appetizers eg French onion soup, escargots and the best zucchini sticks. Cocktails are a little on the pricey side but in-line with other restaurants
  3. L

    Lorenas

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The receptionist was very rude, unwelcoming and it’s a réplétive experience at this location
  4. DH

    DanielH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful and elegant evening of dining in a charismatic atmosphere. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable assisting us in our understanding of the menu and our choices. We will definitely be back. Lastly price point was excellent and the first timers will be our last!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We’ll definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday!! Amazing❤️🎉
  7. JS

    JimS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! A landmark restaurant in Ottawa!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  9. CK

    ConnieK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it has been many years since I have been to this restaurant. The service & quality of food is second to none!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was really nice, food was amazing. Time between meals were a little lengthy at first but reduced as the night went by. But service was nice our waitress was even nicer
  11. DM

    DonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and service was excellent as always. One of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and seated immediately. Host and Server tended to all our needs , ensured we had lots of food and drink throughout the night and checked us out quickly so we could catch the show at NAC. Food was excellent and the service was very attentive and fast! Will be heading back to Al’s again!
  13. SG

    StephanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food and our server - well she was OUTSTANDING. Thanks for a great time with my Sister .
  14. CP

    CeeP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was our first time there. We had no trouble parking. Note, they do have parking in the back although it isn't advertised too well. The ambience is very chic and nice inside but it is very dark. Your eyes may actually start hurting, as it did for 2 of our guests. The food was good - I enjoyed my lambchops. We did see a mouse in the restaurant scurrying at the table beside us and walking around - when we notified the staff about it, he seemingly didn't care. Not sure if they were used to it or not. The restaurant was going to close, so that was our cue to leave.
  15. KM

    KristaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jamie provided amazing service in an already wonderful atmosphere.
  16. HM

    HorlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an excellent time at Steakhouse. All the service was correct, especially the incredible food.
  17. SK

    SofiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Al's Steakhouse never disappoints for a quality meal with great service. We will definitely be back again and again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Son’s 16th Birthday
  19. IP

    IanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the city. Amazing food and an incredible staff who makes you enjoy the night start to finish
  20. S

    Sophie1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went there for my birthday- loved it - the vibe was lively- the food was amazing- it’s my new favourite restaurant in Ottawa!
  21. GW

    GordonW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were excellent but we found the ambient noise level made conversation difficult.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sarah was amazing with recommendations and the over all experience
  23. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We were a party of 6 and we all agreed the lighting was very poor. Steaks were either overdone or under done
  24. K

    Kanatajen

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection, as always. Our server was polite, friendly, efficient, and gave us great suggestions. Lunch was delicious!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit after recommendation from friends. Tried the bone marrow and the Wagyu beef. Steak was excellent and cooked perfectly.
  26. AL

    AnitaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great place to meet with friends, the meal was so scrumptious!! Highly recommend!
  27. R

    Rach

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner, good for date night or with friends. It was a bit loud so you might have to speak louder than usual in conversation. The food was great and portions were big but the pricing is different on the menu than what was charged. Other than that, great service and delicious meal.
  28. PB

    PfB67

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place to enjoy a meal. Steaks are delicious and cooked to perfection. Service is excellent and courteous. It was noisy with dialogue but that’s because the place was packed-always a good sign. Nice traditional touch too that the manager drops by the table and asked how things are. This restaurant is an Ottawa gem.
  29. KS

    KristaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our table in the bar area. Our server was on point - he was excellent, didn't rush us.
  30. KA

    KatyA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corinne was awesome
  31. AC

    AshCahill

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Classic steak restaurant.
  32. J

    Julie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Steak wasn’t that good. Appetisers and cocktails were great, but I expected the steak to be better. It was chewy and considering the price I was a bit disappointed. I’ve had much better steaks for cheaper. Staff was attentive but didn’t seem coordinated, we had three different members of staff come to check on us in five minutes and we only got our bread after the appetisers. Don’t get me wrong, it was good overall and our server gave great drink recommendations, but I just expected better steak from a pricey steakhouse.
  33. ND

    NinaD

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be here when i visit Ottawa :) my favorite steakhouse
  34. E

    Emma

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    delicious!
  35. 1

    1234

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was out of this world incredible. Was not a single thing we ordered that we did not absolutely LOVE. Can't wait to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at the restaurant. And I really like me it ! The food was great and the service excellent !! It was my graduation celebration and the restaurant gave me a slice of blueberry cheesecake as a gift ! That’s was very sweet of them ! I will go back for sure !!
  37. R

    Regular

    Ottawa

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Fisherman’s stew/ Bouillabaisse!
  38. S

    Silvergirl

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a business meal-
  39. NL

    NoemiL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Came in for my mom's 49th bday with my dad, fiancé, brother, and his girlfriend, there were 6 of us. The appetizers were delicious we had coconut shrimp, oysters, and crab-stuffed mushrooms. The wine and drinks were great too. Our server was very polite and attentive and the ambiance was nice with lots of people talking and celebrating other occasions. The place was very loud though, so if you're looking for somewhere private and quiet, I don't think this is the place. Where the real disappointment came from was our steaks. My brother and his girlfriend had the steak salad and lobster linguine which they were happy with, but the other four of us each had steaks. All of them were not cooked as we asked. We ate all our food, but we were just genuinely surprised and disappointed at the quality of the steaks. I ordered medium but it came medium well on the inside and extremely well done on the outside. All I could taste was charred BBQ. It was so bad I had to get a peppercorn sauce, but it was still hard to eat. Both of my parents' rib eyes came completely unseasoned, they had to also order a peppercorn sauce to try to make the steak better. My fiancé's lamb chop usually comes soft and fall-off-the-bone tender, but this time it was well done which he was very disappointed about. Not to mention, we all chose the vegetable side dish which was broccolini this time, and it came completely flavorless. Mine in fact arrived mildly cold. A couple of years back we all used to enjoy coming to Al's, but since then, the quality of the food has severely gone down. This is the second time in the last couple of months that my parents come here and are let down by the food. They even used their gift cards that they were given by the manager on their last visit. It's evident Al's isn't what it used to be. You could definitely go to moxies or milestones to find a better steak than here.
  40. F

    Foxfoody

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little bit noisy but the food and the service were excellent. Will be back for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Al's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 233-7111.

Al's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Al's Steakhouse

327 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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