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Hy's Steak House - Ottawa

698 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Hy’s Steakhouse in Ottawa is an elegant dining establishment focusing on providing fine food and quality service. Decked out in rich, dark wood, the dining room is beautiful and cozy. Dating back to 1955, Hy’s Steakhouse maintains the commitment to excellence set forth by its founder, Hy Aisentat.

Hy’s Steakhouse offers both lunch and dinner menu items. When stopping by for lunch, guests can sample the soup of the day, curried shrimp, shaved New York steak sandwiches or market-fresh fish. Popular dinner items include hand-cut steaks, jumbo lobster tails, baked sea bass and house specialties, like gorgonzola filet mignon and beef Wellington.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(613) 234-4545
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Illey
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Private party facilities
Hy's is the destination for power dining in the business district. This stunning restaurant can play host for any occasion, from the most formal reception to the most casual get together. We can comfortably accommodate up to 36 for semi-private dining.
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Private party contact
Craig Stevenson: (613) 234-4545
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered in the building Monday - Friday. There is no parking available in the building on weekends. There is metered parking available, as well as an underground public lot one block away.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

We want to go one last time because of the closure and we were disappointed.
We went for one of our usual Caesar salads and it didn't have bacon in it. The roast beef dip sandwich wasn't Hy's quality, it wasn't seasoned and didn't taste that great.
The waiter provided slow service.
Just an overall disappointment.
And that wasn't what we were expected or wanted for our last visit.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

We went to Hys for the last Thursday they were open. They obviously running to the finish line. We had been many times before and everything was exceptional, too bad they didn't go out on a high note.

vipOutoftowners (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

The steaks were superb
Veggies Etc were just ok
My martini was a joke. so small that I thought it was a 1/3 portion

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

This Location is closing.

Food was good, but not exceptional. For the high end price, I expected better.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Server tells us an hour later our steaks are being re-done as they had overcooked mine. 5 minutes later we get our steaks. mine is blood red, and my wife's is now well done. We both ordered medium rare. At 57 bucks a steak they should be perfect!! They left my wife's steak under a heat lamp while they cooked another for me. Really was looking forward to a great steak and we both ended up with steaks we didn't enjoy. Bummer!!

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

So sad Hy's will be closing soon. If you can get a table before end of February don't miss it. Top notch, wonderfully flavoured food. Steaks cooked to perfection. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable servers.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2016

Hard to understand why Hy's needs to close on February 27th.
The new landlord will derive zero community support for causing this to occur.
The ambiance of Hy's is hard to match in any other Ottawa restaurant.
Service is very attentive. Food is excellent as expected. Saddened to see a few of my old favorites no longer on the menu. But that's progress I suppose.
Thank you Hy's Ottawa for a fond memory I will cherish!

MaryM (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

So sad this fabulous restaurant is closing. We'll have to travel to visit Hy's is other cities.
The best Filet Mignon, seafood(salmon and halibut to die for), and veggies anywhere. Thanks for the great evenings.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2016

Dinner and service was exceptional. Curtis you were wonderful. Sad to see this place go

jpr66 (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

The meat quality is very good, but overpriced. My striploin was simply grilled and served on a plate with a baked potato. Additional costs for side vegetables, sauces etc. A 14oz striploing is priced at $57. A 12 oz fillet for a whopping $65. Add a sauce for an additional $5 and a side dish of asparagus for $10 and your basic steak dinner is now $80! Add a 9 oz glass of wine for $26. The food is ok, but certainly not high end enough to warrant such high prices.

dontclose (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

This place should not close. It is truly the best restaurant in all aspects.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Food was excellent as always, however the server was very unpleasant and short tempered.

Sensei59 (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

My only regret is that you are closing at the end of February. So sad☹️

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

-Service was fantastic!
-Amazing French onion soup and beef Wellington!

hotmot (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

Great food and outstanding service but completely overpriced. (How about $10 for a serving of corn!!!)

AAAA (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

my overall experience was excellent! would go back again. it's a shame that it will be closing at the end of February. if it relocates would like to know so I can keep this restaurant on my list of favourites.

GlebeGirl215 (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

it was a must try before Hy's closes. Wish we had gone sooner. Lovely dinner, great staff, very knowledgeable. Steak and Lobster, Steak with Crab, Mushrooms were to die for! Excellent wine. Hope they find another place to call home! Will go back if they do!

justin (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

We had a great evening at Hys with fantactis steaks, good starters and desert with fine wine

Michelle (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

Let me start by saying the service was fantastic. I wish the food was too, but it really wasn't. That said, the table side Caesar salad was definitely the best I've had. I wanted it to be the best steak I have ever had too and my expectations were high, but it was dry and over cooked. The potatoes were just potatoes. Not much flavour there. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and still had a good time, but for the price we paid, we expected the dinner to be 5 star. Too bad.

Valouel (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

Service was fantastic as was the food. We are quite sad to hear that it will shortly be closed.