D'Arcy McGees - Sparks Street

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69 reviews
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The Largest Irish-Canadian Restaurant Brand. Our warm hospitality welcomes you to a place where you can enjoy the best of both made in-pub food and drink in an atmosphere that encourages sharing good times with family and friends.
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Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately the service was so terrible it ruined our entire experience. Food came out cold, as if it had been sitting waiting to be served. We had to track down our server in order to pay.

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OB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love all the food here! And the staff are always top notch! Friendly and very efficient

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table wasn't great by the ladies washroom, but it was still enjoyable.

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Changes on the menu were a disappointment for me & my friend. The Power Bowl is served with a different rice now. Taste is lacking as per my friend. I had the Mini Yorkies- not as tasty as usual...no creamed corn I think was the difference. Also I was sad to not have my fave Tawse Rose. I tried the other Rose. It's ok but not the 'wow' that I enjoyed with Tawse.
I suppose change is inevitable but I'm not looking forward to going back anytime soon.

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JT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The fish and chips special as always was excellent. We had a great time as expected

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location, pub fare, good for family. When we visited, on a Sat at 5pm, the place was just right to grab a quick bite to eat before going to the NAC (which is right across the street).

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Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For a very busy pub in a small space they do an amazing job on accommodating clients so they do not feel "cramped" . The lamb burger is amazing as are the curried choices and guinness stew!

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CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing wait staff, quick service, good food! I love the gluten friendly menu!!

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a tasty meal of comfort food on a cold winter's evening before attending a show at the NAC. Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed our evening, excellent server and meal, Butter Chicken and Burger was great. Very noisy table near us and right beside Ladies washroom. Bit of an odour when door opened.
Quick service but didn't see any disabled access. Stairs were manageable with use of railing.

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EA
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated quickly, order was placed quickly, Coffee was delivered, as was tea, but the tea pot only had 1 cup of water in it when the pot itself was large enough for 3 cups (at least).

The seafood chowder and the french onion soup were both absolutely delicious!!

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Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food order was slow and we received an apology plus coupons for appetizers on our next visit. The waitress was friendly and gave attentive service.

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WS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have always enjoyed our visit & meals before we go to the NAC. Service is always friendly.

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Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a convenient place to dine when going to the NAC. Great food; lively ambiance; friendly service! Extensive menu so lots of choices (food-wise, i.e.). Wine by the glass choices could be better.

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TP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

D'Arcy McGee's is an Irish Pub so that says it all. It's a fun place to eat and the food and service are typically very good.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent comfort food on a cold winter's evening. Warm and Cozy atmosphere. Will definitely come back again.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and we were in a rush which the server accommodated graciously.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food. Plus, my girlfriend forgot her phone on the table, and when we returned several hours later, they were helpful in finding it for us.

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MG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Reserved because we were taking in a show at NAC. My husbands jaw is still sore from trying to eat the tophat burger. He couldn't chew thru it. Of course by the time he had it replace we were all done and getting ready to go to the show. My other friends shepherds pie he was not be able to fully eat as it was overdone and dry. My fish tacos were pretty good.

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B
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lively restaurant for celebrating a birthday! Wide variety of food choices-large & small plates-meat & vegetarian options. Anything I’ve ever eaten here has been delicious! Wine selection by the glass is limited. I love the Tawes Rosé but would like to see more variety of whites by the glass. But overall I love this place & always choose it for eating dinner before going to the NAC. Also servers are always very friendly & knowledgeable!
And I appreciate the ease of making a reservation with Open Table! Thanks!

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CM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They were 'out' of the first couple of items my wife ordered and then brought the wrong order (mind you it was corrected). Service was mediocre at best.

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N
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is great for pre-theatre dinner, expect friday's as they will not take reservations and I would never take the chance of showing without them. Good food, can be in and out quick.

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T
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot to stop on the way to the NAC. Make sure to make a reservation in advance, even on weeknights.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I ordered the Guinness steak & mushroom pie and discover 2 pieces of steak
Should call it the mushroom pie
Not happy and probably won’t be returning and my husband ordered the Ruben only to be told they didn’t have anymore....really?

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DH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall good but my burger was burnt and not enjoyable

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Location. Good food. Friendly Service. Nice Ambiance. Excellent access to Parliament Hill, the NAC, Canal and By Ward Market.

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JB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value for really good food and a homey atmosphere. I'm happy to recomend it.

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LY
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everybody really enjoyed their meal. Waitress was very informative. We were going to the NAC so time was a worry but all was good-we ended up with lots of time to get to the show.Great time.

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E
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was so average I couldn’t say it was even average good for pub food.

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K
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The noise level from the bar made it almost impossible to talk. A friend and I were there for dinner and we had to shout at each other to be heard. The food was good. The waitress was not particularly friendly, although she was efficient.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Try the spinach and artichoke dip! Is to die for. Calamari is out of the world by the way!

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. A little pricey. A little cramped when busy, some tables too close
Good service.

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N
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We arrived early for our reservations on a busy Thursday night and they found us a table right away. It would not sit 5 - so when I let the front desk know- the young man went out of his way to find a table that fit 5. The service was most excellent as was the food. Would recommend this restaurant to others .

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very congenial and was on top of her game...very attentive even though it was packed before the theatre. Enjoyed the beet salad immensely . Grilled Salmon was tasty as well.

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EG
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good Pub experience with an Irish bent and good selection of draft beer and Irish liquors and “pub grub”.

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NL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waitress forgot to put in our order. The table next to us ordered their meal after us, but had eaten and paid their bill before we received our meals. We were both parties of six. The waitress blamed the fact that the restaurant was busy, but when I went upstairs, there were not many full tables. When the food came, the burgers were burnt and the curries were cold. We were sat in the basement because we were a large group, which is fine. But because our meals took so long, they were putting away the cutlery for the evening. No problem normally, but our waitress and another person decided to do it right beside us and slam the utensils into their slots very loudly. We couldn't even hear one another at this point. To top it off, she charged us for a drink we hadn't received. Once it was corrected and she passed us the machine to pay, there was a total 60$ over the actual bill. Was she trying to get the money for the free burger she comped us? Was she trying to give herself a tip? We chose to this restaurant because we had previously had good experiences, but this time was just deplorable. It would take a lot to get us back there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we booked we asked for a high top, but were brought to a small table in a crowded corner. We sat at the bar instead. There are only 4 high tops, so perhaps they should not offer those online?

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Place is great, the music is a bit loud if you wanna talk but is fine otherwise. Food is delicious.

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WE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, pleasant sevice, relaxing, nice atmosphere.

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OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, great selection, and great service

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