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Fairouz Cafe, Ottawa, ON
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Fairouz Cafe

4.5
4.5
1269 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Fairouz Cafe is a modern Middle Eastern cafe and restaurant in the heart of Ottawa's historic Byward Market.

Decadent dinners, bespoke cocktails, and a uniquely curated wine list - our newly renovated restaurant is the perfect spot for all occasions. Enjoy a casual lunch with colleagues, a special meal with a loved one, a fun night out with friends, or an intimate wedding or celebration.

Our evening offerings are also available for take-out and delivery. Please speak to your server for more information on how you can enjoy Fairouz Cafe at home too!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Laferriere

  • Private party facilities

    Our private room is bright, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 32 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Sussex Drive

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  2. TW

    TiaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. Joshua was so nice to chat with and really took care of us for my partner's birthday dinner. I would definitely return to try some other dishes. Great options for vegetarians and meat-eaters.
  3. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always . Food is delicious, service outstanding.
  4. s

    suzannedv

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, fresh, tasty hand made/home made foods and a breezy patio to enjoy it all. Simply outstanding experience… my 3rd at Fairouz this summer and can’t wait to go back!
  5. MF

    MarkF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent spot for a special night out. The lamb sirloin and kibbehs were outstanding and deserve special mention
  6. JB

    JulieB

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious! I love this restaurant!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Server went above and beyond. He checked up on us numerous times and made sure we were never waiting on anything. The food was so delicious and flavourful. Will definitely go back.
  8. CM

    ChrisM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and courteous service. Food was very flavourful and the presentation was great. We love how well the team works together to give a spot on service . The Feast is a must and serve 4 very well. Always happy to go back!
  9. K

    Kyle

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and decor were exceptional. Unfortunately, the menu prices all changed while we were there - so, what was reviewed while choosing food and having drinks, actually changed by the time the server came for our order, pretty significantly. The dip trio went form 25 to 34, the meat platter went from 95 to 115, etc. Obviously this is a timing issue, everyone shifts prices in time, but we were told "we have been hit by the inflation like everyone else". We will likely go back one day but this particular experience was uncomfortable at times.
  10. DG

    DominiqueG

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service at this restaurant is always on another level and that Is why we decided that this would be the place we spent our wedding anniversary! We know that everything on the menu is delicious and we went with the chef’s recommendation and asked the server to pair our drinks with whatever was coming. There is no words to describe the flavours and colours that we found on our plates. The server, which I cant remember his name is outstanding from his drinks recommandation to his politeness.
  11. CJ

    CJM13

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service. We shared apps, flatbreads, and the fried cauliflower and cannot wait to go back and try more items. Our server had amazing recommendations and was overall fantastic in adding to the great experience. The restaurant was quite warm however.
  12. BA

    BeeA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite spots to bring out of town friends to enjoy a flavourful meal. The food never disappoints!
  13. MA

    MAF2022

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but there was a problem with the wine. We ordered a bottle of Beaujolais and it arrived so warm that it really undermined the taste. All wines need to be stored in an appropriately cool place.
  14. T

    Tassy

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All of the servers were excellent! The space was warm and inviting although a wee bit dark and the tables small The back patio looks beautiful with all of the greenery although the weather was not suitable for outside dining the night we were there. It would be perfect for a private summer gathering. The food was well prepared and tasty, and a little more sophisticated than the usual Lebanese cuisine found in Ottawa. We tried all three desserts and they were delicious - but especially the chocolate halvah cookies. We were disappointed with the watery Pomegranite Margarita (no taste of pomegranite and with a strange, smoky spice mixture on the rim), and the Phoenician Sangria (bland), but the Negroni was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The pistachio lamb chops were my only let down. Lacked flavor, the only real flavor you can taste is the beets and the pickled onions on the side. For $50 i expected there to be a side with the order but it was only the small pieces of lamb. As well as some pieces were surprisingly extremely hard to chew. Otherwise, the grape leaves were delicious and perfectly sour. The fatoush salad was also delicious and the veggie kibbeh was good. The kofta burger was also super flavorful and the Phoenician fries were amazing and packed with flavor. Overall good experience, wish the service was a bit faster.
  16. VD

    VeronicaD

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    To me, this place is overrated, the service was so slow, and the food was ok but dessert ( sponge cake) was terrible.
  17. RL

    RodL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent; we had an assortment of classic Lebanese appetizers (hummus, baba ganoush, labneh) and they were truly next level in terms of taste. Main was Shish Tawook, also excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We loved it all overall and will definitely be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My husband and I went to try this place on our much needed date night as we are new parents. We waited 40 minutes without our drinks or apps. No one even acknowledged us to let us know things are on their away, apologize for the delay or anything. When we decided it was best to leave, it seemed like our waiter hadn’t even punched in our drinks. I’ve never left a restaurant because of service. This was the worst experience ever.
  19. AC

    AnikaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best restaurant we’ve been to in awhile where every dish was exceptional. Highly recommend the trio of dips with the homemade pita as well as the shish tawouk.
  20. MD

    MichelD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything we ordered was well cooked and very good. Excellent restaurant we have visited many times over the years.
  21. MB

    MelB

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to Fairouz is a guarantee that you will enjoy a fabulous meal! The portions are generous and everything tastes wonderful. Most recently, I shared the Phoenician fries, the fried cauliflower, hummus with pulled lamb (so good!), and the beef kibbeh (seasoned with spices that reminded me of a really good "tourtière", which was unexpected, but lovely). The service is also top-notch. I've been to Fairouz three times and every time, it's been such a great experience!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and experience
  23. SY

    SaraY

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    When we entered everything went well as usual and we were seated inside the restaurant as requested.Arabic music and ambiance were pleasant. When the waiter asked us to order, we were not ready to order yet and asked him for a few minutes. Unfortunately, it took 15 minutes and no one took our order and we were looking for someone to help us but nobody was around.Finally, we ordered a bottle of wine and a Fairouz feast and asked the waiter to bring appetizers first. Unfortunately it took 55 minutes to be brought our main dish and no one poured us wine or water. We asked the management and meanwhile the food came. Unfortunately, because the gap between the appetizer and the main course was so long, we couldn't enjoy the main course and I was very embarrassed in front of my guests who came from Toronto. Although the food was as always excellent, but the pleasure of being in the restaurant was very low. The manager came to our table and apologized and gave us a ten percent discount. I thank them for the discount, but I wish we had paid more and had a better experience.
  24. UT

    UrsulaT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we had during our stay in Ottawa. Recommended to us by a Montreal chef. It was amazing.
  25. NH

    NooH

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great! Our sever was great as well but they seemed very busy and were a bit slow. But overall everything was excellent and I'd highly recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty and delicious food with various options. Friendly staff and great service
  27. D

    Daivada

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, although some of the dishes (Cauliflower) missed on taste, texture. Also, would have loved some type of falafel on the menu for vegetarians.
  28. s

    shar

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Get ready for your a fantastic meal!
  29. M

    Mary

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food on a lovely patio. Very pleasant staff
  30. AZ

    AdeaZap

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have such a pleasant experience at fairouz! The food is always amazing and service is outstanding.
  31. R

    Rick

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and couteous service. Homus should come with more than one piece of pita bread…. Did not appreciate paying extra dollars for additional bread!!!
  32. b

    barbarap

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many many thanks for a lovely evening of tasty food.
  33. S

    Scotts

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, the pulled lamb was outstanding and all the dips were really good
  34. MF

    MarieF

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is impeccable and the food is delicious. Will return for sure.
  35. KW

    KellyW

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect patio evening! Indulge in the platter, so much food lots to take home even after the 4 of ate. Delicious 😋 Nice wine list, would love to have some music in background but loved to the lighting
  36. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairouz has amazing food. The appetizers are so different but so delicious. The seared halloumi was incredible. The main course was very good. The fried cauliflower was delicious with the right amount of crunch, savoury with the tahini. Very good food! The server was wonderful. She provided great recommendations and was attentive but not pushy. Highly recommend!
  37. LB

    LynneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant lunch sitting outside on the back patio, in the shade and away from the street, nice and quiet. All of the food was delicious and the service was excellent. The three of us split a dip trio (we chose hummus, baba ghanoush and muhammara); two of us split the Fattoush Salad and Fried Cauliflower for our mains and the third had the Kofte burger
  38. AL

    AtomicLavender

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, delicious authentic tasting food. Perfect place for a business lunch. Outside patio is great. Highly recommend
  39. C

    Candace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was good and friendly, appreciated the waiter and staff taking care to explain the dishes and various ingredients when ordering and when food arrived.
  40. M

    Mehdi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one if our best experiences ever. The food and Mezze we ordered were perfect. The staff were professional, polite, and knowledgeable about the menu. We were there for my wife’s birthday, and after our meal, they brought here a dish with a candle and happy birthday on it. I cannot even think of anything bothering us or unpleasant. I 100% recommend this place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fairouz Cafe using the Order Online button. Fairouz Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fairouz Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-7700.

Fairouz Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1269 OpenTable diners.

Fairouz Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Fairouz Cafe

15 Rue Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sussex Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Laferriere

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-7700

  • Private party facilities

    Our private room is bright, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 32 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387

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