1208 WELLINGTON ST WEST  |  OTTAWA, ON  |  613-761-1138

 COVID-19 Message

How ABSINTHE is responding to COVID-19

The health and safety of our guests and employees is of paramount importance. Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and under the directive of the Government and the City of Ottawa, we are temporarily closing our doors until further notice.

We will be offering many of your ABSINTHE favourites as take-out. Please refer to our Take Out page.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thank you

Patrick Garland, Chef-Owner

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Comment ABSINTHE réagit au COVID-19

La santé et la sécurité de nos clients et de nos employés sont d’une importance primordiale. Face à la pandémie sans précédent du COVID-19 (coronavirus), et suite aux instructions du Gouvernemnt nous fermons temporairement nos portes jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Nous vous proposons plusieurs de vos plats favoris à emporter. Veuillez vous référer à notre page Take Out.

Nous espérons pouvoir vous recevoir bientôt.


Patrick Garland, Chef-propriétaire


Welcome to Absinthe

Established in 2003, Absinthe is renowned for its commitment to fine food. The restaurant is a modern bistro, using locally sourced ingredients, prepared in an inventive and sophisticated manner. Enjoy the richness of Absinthe cuisine which features meats, cheeses and produce from eastern Ontario and western Quebec, prepared with classical French culinary techniques.


"Had the best experience at this restaurant. The food was very delicious. I like the fact they had a gluten-free menu available and that the food is locally sourced.
The service was attentive, very friendly and knowledgeable.
I highly recommend Absinthe."

"Excellent food and service. I'm not often impressed by a restaurant, but this one deserves special mention. The staff are professional, well-trained, observant and diligent. I thoroughly enjoyed my choices of escargot, mushroom soup, and roast duck breast, all skillfully prepared and presented. Wine selection was superb. The complimentary pink champagne for our anniversary celebration was a lovely touch."

"The service was excellent, our waitress was warm and professional, and also spoke French. To start we had the assorted cheese plate, which was top notch. I ordered the escargot, smoked tomato soup and duck. It was all delicious, while presented beautifully. They have an extensive wine selection. The atmosphere is inviting and sophisticated. I highly recommend this great restaurant and will be returning in the future!"

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