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CITYRestaurant: The Senate Ottawa
The Senate 4.5

The Senate

ByWard Market
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About Us

Ottawa owned & operated sports tavern dedicated to providing sports fans with an exceptional experience in sports entertainment & classic pub fare. We would love nothing more than to host you and your friends for your special event. Whether it is a birthday, staff gathering, sports team or just a bunch of friends out on the town! Give us a call and we'll do our best to make you event unforgettable!

Our Specialties

Homemade burgers, Fresh cut fries, Sea salt Miss Vicky's Fish and Chips.

Amenities and more

Capacity: 100 We accept:  Master Card, Visa, AMEX, Interac, ATM machine
Great deals on wine, beer and bar rail every weekday from 3pm-6pm.

Reviews for The Senate Restaurant

4.5 with 100 ratings on OttawaRestos

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5.0

Watched the Canadian juniors hockey vs Sweden. The smoque house food is always good. The service was impressive. Bartender was on her own with over 30 patrons & she was great. Didn't miss anyone. Ran the whole place with some really good kitchen staff. I recommend the smoque platter.View more

Dec 29, 2023
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3.0

Too noisy,very very noisy , & prices are so mad 13 people for Christmas party most of them don't drink alcohol & 80 % of the group ate burgers , cost us about 1250 CAD, 6 wings for 21 & tray of nachos 28 dollars just as an example , won't go there no more,View more

Dec 17, 2023
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4.0

Food is mad over priced.here but a triple was 11 bucksView more

Dec 12, 2023
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5.0

I've been coming here for fair drink prices for a while. In the past I wasn't compelled to stick around long because the environment wasn't the best vibe. However, they have fixed the issues I had to an incredible proportion. The environment feels much more inviting & friendly. I came in before the Friday night rush with my boyfriend to try food for the first time tonight. Alex was our server & he was awesome! I asked for a vodka lemonade & while they had no lemonade, he made some from simple syrup & lemon juice & it was soooo much better than any vodka lemonade I've ever had. We had the try 4 platter with coleslaw & cornbread. It was all so delicious. I always thought that this was just a place for fair priced drinks; I was absolutely wrong & look forward to trying one of their burgers in the future.View more

Dec 08, 2023
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5.0

This is the BEST restaurant in Byward Market. Staff is friendly & food is great. Olivia exceeds expectations as a server, ensuring drinks were always full & creating an amazing atmosphere with her positive attitude. This is my new regular spot!View more

Nov 30, 2023
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4.0

The senate is always my go to place in the market. Affordable triples, great atmosphere, good music & amazing service. The server/bartender with the accent, Jesse, is quick, efficient & quite welcoming. The fact that he always remembers my unique drink order is a lovely added bonus. Liv is another great staff member. She's so kind & an excellent server/bartender. I definitely recommend this place!View more

Nov 20, 2023
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5.0

I love this place. I live in the Byward Market, & Senate Tavern is one of my favourite places. The General Manager is one of the most fantastic people ever. The bartenders are all great. Special shout out to Jesse, Laura, Clarissa & Alex. Love this bar, excellent service & good times always 👌😀View more

Oct 24, 2023
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5.0

Great spot for drinks & karaoke on Tuesdays.View more

Oct 07, 2023
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The final count was 42 wings

But the bottleneck was last call in the kitchen, I could’ve dummied 20 more easilyView more

Sep 21, 2023
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5.0

Came here on a busy night. We got a table on the patio with our puppy. Waitresses made the whole place amazing. Super sweet, attentive & caring. Ensured we were well cared for & served. The food was excellent as was the ambiance but I must say I have not experienced as excellent customer service as we had on the Wednesday night we went. Absolutely amazing service. 👏View more

Sep 05, 2023
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5.0

Amazing experience. Asked for the Big Sleazy. Great service, the staff was very welcoming. Had an amazing time.View more

Aug 29, 2023
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Melina
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1.5

The service was ok but not great. When we first got there, we waited for quite sometime to get seated, no one approached us waiting until another person walked in just starting their shift & helped us. The wings were good, all the other food was terrible. Menu said fried chicken & waffles, not boxed chicken fingers & frozen waffles! I specially asked if the grilled cheese was real cheese not like kraft singles in those little packs. I was assured it was real cheese & really good... nope, it was processed cheese slices. Fries are not great, frozen bag fries. Extremely disappointed! It was all boxed, frozen crap... definitely won't be back.

Aug 07, 2022
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Yann
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4.5

Was perfectly chill, really appreciated the spot to enjoy the premier league game

May 31, 2022
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Daisy
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4.0

We were greeted at the door & the staff were very friendly & courteous. Our server made sure we had our glasses full & checked if we were ok quite often 🙂. We would definitely come back here again if we visit Ottawa. Good place to watch the hockey game!

Feb 02, 2022
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Gilles
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5.0

The Senate, either on Clarence or on Bank, is always an enjoyable experience.

Dec 18, 2021
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Dave and Mary
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4.5

Good location, good food, relaxed atmosphere, great staff. We like this place

Nov 17, 2021
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Rob
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5.0

Great vibe, friendly professional staff & great food. We had the chicken strips the fish & chips. All was very good, especially the fries, they were amazing!

Nov 17, 2021
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Dave
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5.0

Great to be out. Food & service was perfect.

Nov 17, 2021
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Clint
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5.0

Great nachos. Service was great thanks to Jess & everyone was safe. Glad I found this place!

Mar 26, 2021
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Brent
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4.5

Great service!! Waitress was very accommodating.

Aug 17, 2020
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