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

Patio season has arrived in Ottawa!

We are fortunate that here at Absinthe we have two glorious patios for you to enjoy! One in front, perfect for people watching and to see and be seen, and one in back, ideal for laid-back chats and laughing loudly!
All food and drinks available on both patios.

Reservations encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Don't forget to put on sunscreen.



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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