Eldon's

4.4
42 reviews
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Farm-to-table
Farm-to-Table establishment with a strong focus on local, organic and ethically raised products.

Bookings for 6 people, or greater please contact the restaurant directly.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced and lack of taste. The quality of the product is very good

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A
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Ottawa! Menu is simple (and yet with an impressively nice selection of options) and food is fantastic. Great value and and atmosphere. Service was incredibly attentive. Will certainly be returning.

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KM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great. I will definitely eat here again!

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z
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice place to go, with great fresh food, and innovative cooking! Great location :) and friendly service!

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, food and service. Small
Plates were great!

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G
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Liked several of the small plates. The mushrooms was delicious, the scallops was too much cream, very little scallop. The asparagus tart was good but overwhelmed by the cheese. The service was excellent

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food flavorful but served lukewarm - not enough choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All great, will be back.

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KM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate an early dinner at Eldon’s. Everything was great from our drinks to the food to the service.

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed by your pricing. Received an online menu May 7. I was looking forward to an item priced at $22. When we arrived on May 8, actual price was $32. You may have been better to honour the online price if you were interested in a repeat customer.

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CD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mélange de saveurs sans pareil. Truite fumée maison un vrai délice, savoureux sans être trop salé. Oeufs pochés doux tout à fait crémeux. Belle présentation. Utilisation créatrice de pièces de vaisselle antique et rétro. Fleurs fraîches et bouteille d’eau plate décore la table et crée un accueil chaleureux.

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BS
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first tried a dish by Eldon’s at Taste of the Glebe. So good. We visited last weekend and were not disappointed. The food is fabulous and the interior is very relaxed and friendly. The owners are a young couple who are obviously putting everything they can into this restaurant. They deserve to succeed as this place is a true gem.

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TD
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the special which was thin sliced scallops with beautiful fresh sliced vegetables with a yogurt dressing and some olive oil. The sangiovese was good and my daugther had their special spicy rum mint cocktail.

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Would recommend for lunch. Not dinner. Service was slow. Food was tasty but not extraordinary. Menu was very limited. Not cheap.

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KH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I went to eldons to celebrate our birthdays. We had delicious cocktails. Service was great. Attentive but we did not feel rushed. Our appetizer was a special, smoked trout rillette. It was very tasty and an amazing value! We enjoyed all our mains (chicken and dumplings and pickerel with grits). The only part of our experience that was disappointing was desssert. The beet chocolate cake was neither beet or chocolate. It reminded us more of carrot cake.
Overall we had a great evening. Thank you Eldon’s!

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TB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard about Eldon’s from listening to D is for Dinner on CBC. We had to try it. Well what an amazing experience! Service was amazing and the food was out of this world. I had their Chicken and Dumplings and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. So delicious! My husband had the steak and he said it was “melt in your mouth” delicious! We both had dessert and coffee. We definitely would recommend Eldon’s for any occasion. We definitely will be back. Thank you.

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JM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutrly amazing experience. Quaint setting, not too loud, not too quiet, stellar food and outstanding service. Made the meal.and the evening so enjoyable and I can't wait to go back again!

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This cozy restaurant has a small but delicious menu with extremely well executed dishes for a reasonable price. Great service as well. Will be back!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, dessert outstanding! Server was kind and unobtrusive.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, I love the owners and the food is incredible and wonderful local ingredients

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a pretty nice experience. You don't get very much food (excluding 1 or 2 dishes) but the quality is really good. Service was good. They took our coats and hung them for us. That was really nice and unexpected. I'd give it about a 4 stars. Hmm.. Maybe 3.5ish.. Though the food is good quality, it's not going to "blow your mind". If you get the apple tart don't bother trying to eat the pastry. unless you want to lose a tooth. Lol the filling itself was nice though.

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

The mushroom starter was excellent. However, there was not much variety for food or drink, the lights were up too high, the chairs were cold and uncomfortable (my husband folded up his sweater to sit on), and the steak was tough (we both ordered medium rare) and only came with a few starchy vegetables and nothing to soak up the sauce. I wanted to love this place and do hope it sticks around (with necessary improvements) as I’d hate to see another independently owned and operated business go under in the Glebe. Changes to ambiance and food are a must though!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful farm-to-table dishes and cocktails. The chicken and dumplings were divine.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Eldon’s twice and was very impressed both times. The food is fantastic with creativity blended with tradition all the while making use of high quality, local ingredients. I have tried the chicken and dumplings, pork shank, as well as the barley salad (how is this barley so good?!) and it is all great. You really can’t go wrong on the menu. I really respect what they are doing at Eldon’s and I hope it becomes the successful restaurant it deserves to be.

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L
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food. Small plates. Excessive delay -an hour from order to get order.. They brought bread after we asked for something to snack on and then brought a few appetizers while we waited for our orders.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ma première visite au ELDON'S.

La nourriture était excellente. Ma truite cuite juste à point, mes légumes délicieux. Mes amis ont aussi apprécié la qualité des ingrédients (steak etc.) et la préparation soignée. Les portions sont justes suffisantes mais le prix raisonnable et approprié. Le décor n'est pas très luxueux et fait un peu cafétéria mais c'est sympathique et on s'y sent à l'aise. Pas trop bruyant, on peut entretenir une conversation et relaxer même si le resto est plein. Il serait quand même avantageux de réduire le niveau de bruit avec des panneaux acoustiques.

Tout est cuisiné au fur et à mesure ce qui ralentit considérablement le service. Il serait sans doute avantageux de précuire certains aliments lorsque la qualité peut être préservée. Vous pourriez ainsi accélérer le service. Il y avait du vin de bonne qualité sur le menu.

Nous avons eu une serveuse très gentille avec un français impeccable. Merci pour service impeccable en français! Dommage que le site web, le menu soient en anglais seulement et que les autres employés étaient tous incapable de s'adresser a nous en français.

Globalement très bien.

Daniel M.

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OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a team that is simply working hard, delivering the best they can and totally focused on local - it is great. This place will not win restaurant of the year so if you are looking for the next big thing - this is not it. BUT, if you appreciate local food with a focus on fresh, great flavours and served simply by friendly knowledge staff, you will like this. The dumplings are superb. The Apps are amazing. Small but solid wine list. One of my favs in the hood.

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PG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great variety. Great presentation. Great service. This restaurant seats less than 30, and you never feel rushed or wait too long for food or drinks.

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CH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and friendly service. Will definetly visit again to see what the Chef has on the menu.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance and concept. The food needs a little something extra, but was yummy just not extraordinairy and well presented. The service is good but needs to be more passionate and make durations. Menu needs to change or have a special given how small it is if you want returning clientele.

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

Trout main was delicious but the three main ingredients were at different temperature i.e. Brussels sprouts were hot, squash warm and fish room temperature.

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PB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Amazing flavours, simple but elegant presentation. Great quality for a fairly good price. Beautiful decor. This is a keeper! We will be back.

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DL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is excellent! Our food was flavourful and we enjoyed our meals in a lovely environment. You must try the maple syrup pancake latte!

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j
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The spot is cute and the food was simple but tasty, local-focused. The wine list, however, was disappointing and they don’t have a broad cocktail selection yet, so we went elsewhere for dessert and after-dinner drinks.

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OT
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, food was excellent. I'll be going back.

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CH
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We eat out often so I found the menu kind of typical. Well executed, just nothing jumped off the page.

Still worth a visit! Adorable decor and service was great.

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SH
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dinner at Eldon's. It's a great new addition to the Glebe, with tasty food and excellent service. I will definitely be returning, especially for the charred carrots which I highly recommend!

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MS
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was outstanding. Each dish was original, fresh and beautifully plated. The service was exceptional and we loved the decor.

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n
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eldon’s is my new favourite Friday night hang out. After a busy week of work, it was a great place to have Dinner and reconnect. The atmosphere was laid-back and casual. The cocktails were innovative. And the food was amazing and a great value. My partner had the chicken and dumplings that were cooked to perfection and I had the butcher cut steak which was tender and flavourful. We will be back soon!

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k
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2Nd dinner visit. Love their chicken and dumplinga - real comfort food, plus peaches with crumble is a perfect small desert treat

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