Yes, I would recommend the Bar but I would warn friends that the food description is not always easy to understand. One of my friends had the pull pork sandwich but was not expecting that. Also the meat was way too salty. One of the server did not understand when we asked for “l’addition” which in a restaurant should be a given and the waitress had trouble speaking in French. Having said this I had one of the best tartare ever and the pasta with mushrooms was very flavourful.
This restaurant is amazing. I love that the staff know and can converse about the food and beer. I never fail to be impressed.
Got last minute seats at the bar. Ended up being the best seats in the house because we got to watch the incredible skill and talent behind the delicious dishes. Even though it was a very busy night for them, the service was great and friendly. I definitely plan to go back.
Had a great hamburger with salad and fantastic potato chunks dressed with parmesan cheese - not at all greasy. Also ordered a glass of a sort of rose wine, cannot remember the name but 5oz at $13 was also quite reasonable and very nice tasting.
The carbon capellini was great and the beer outstanding
Amazing food, service and beer choices (wine too). We have never had anything other than great experiences there.
Outstanding evening. Drinks and food were top notch. Highly recommend
Good food. Wonderful beer selection (and wine by the glass) - only downside was the recommended main course had run out!!
I very much enjoyed my first visit. Food was served quickly, hot and the staff did described the content of each serving in detail. For beer lovers the Lupulus offers more than 20 different beers on tap plus a large variety of bottled beers and wine. The place is small therefore high noise level is to be expected. Highly recommended.
Absolutely great food and great service. Alcohol choice is great and price as well.
Yet, too loud if you bring a date. Perfect if you don’t expect talking much then.
One of our go-to spots. Always good brews, service, food, and ambience. Highly recommend!
I was here many times in the past and loved the food! However this time it was so disappointing! New chef? Really would not return.
I enjoyed it so much last week, I went back for a second time in two weeks! Everything was excellent: food, service, atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
We were given a gift certificate for Bar Lupulus and finally made the effort to go. We now wish we had gone earlier. Outstanding food and ambiance. The serving staff were extremely knowledgeable about the menu and were very willing to make recommendations in regards to both food and drink. My wife and I both enjoyed the cocktail offerings. I am a bit of a Manhattan Cocktail aficionado and the head bartender took my challenge and personally delivered to me an extraordinary Manhattan with a unique use of walnut and orange peel. We will definitely return this summer.
Food was great but the noise level detracted from our enjoyment.
Nice cozy place. Beer selections very good. I had the porchetta panini and it was delicious. A somewhat quiet afternoon there, so the noise level was good. I feel it is a bit overpriced.
Service quite good. Food forgettable. Extremely noisy, conversation impossible.
We had one guest that has food sensitivities and you were able to accommodate her.
Very clever menu. Lots of ingredients on every plate. 20 beers on tap + 200+ bottles. Noise level maybe a bit high. All plates we ate were delicious. Super nice and knowledgeable service from Steph. It was an enjoyable night out.
Food was served lukewarm and was overly salted. It was also greasy. We all found our server to unwilling to accommodate menu substitutions. For the price, I would not return.
The Bellwoods beer was great!
The brunch food was OK, but dinner there last time was much better overall.
It is a fun, energetic, and louder place so be prepared.
The server was annoyed and quite cold that did not make for a very pleasant experience.
The carbon noodles were an experiment gone wrong and did not do Carbonara any justice, I do not recommend.
Short rib and Shrimp salad were fine - the shrimp had a retro 'bridge club' vibe. Lovely charcuterie. Limited selection of good wines; huge selection of beers. Cocktails on the list were not appealing that night, but that list does change. Overall it was good, but not 'OMG' great. Service was excellent!
Very nice ambience and servers. Food was delicious
Excellent menu and range of craft beers. Great service too!
This was a last minute reservation, made the night before for Brunch for four people. We were "nervous" about the menu after reading it on-line, as we thought it might be too forward. Our guests are "adventurous eaters" when they travel, and they were very pleased with the choice of venue, the service and food. The service was relaxed, attentive, and appreciated.
The food, while from the Brunch Menu was perfectly cooked and presented, and was excellent.
The noise level was Energetic, not helped by lots of hard surfaces that are too reflective. We did have to speak up a bit but we had no trouble hearing each other over our two hour visit.
We will certainly return to try selections from the Dinner Menu, and have already recommended Bar Lupulus to a friend, as well as family members.
Amazing beer 👌 Incredible service 👌 comically small portions of food for the price. Don’t forget think I’ll be back for food.
Went as a family (3 generations) and the toddler was treated so well.
Fabulous restaurant with a great kitchen. Wine and beer list is extensive.
The menu entries are confusing, it is hard to tell if something is a flavouring or a major ingrediant
First class all around! Very solid spot. Definitely will be going back.
Unfortunately we felt there was too much going on and our server was thinly stretched, our first course arrived without our wine. We did however have the pleasure of being looked after by the owner after a time. Sat at the bar and watched the food being painstakingly prepped. The food was very interesting and visually a delight!
Good beer menu. Too dark to see the food without using a flashlight, which was a shame.
Really enjoyed our lunch. It was a bit noisy so we had a little bit of a hard time hearing one another nut it was very good. I had the pasta special and my guest had the rainbow trout. Will come back for sure.
Am amazing restaurant with a great team. A go-to for foodies in Ottawa! An outstanding dining experience!
This is a great restaurant. The servers know their stuff and the food is interesting without being intimidating. We even had a special non-alcoholic cocktail designed for us by the bartender. The only drawback was the noise level - very "energetic". It won't stop me from returning, however.
Unique and engaging flavour and texture combinations, excellent and thorough service, and extremely lively atmosphere. 👌🏾👌🏾
Went on a bad night WAY too crowded and noisy. Overbooked so service was.slow and food was good not stellar
Great meal...service was friendly and knowledgeable. Very pleased - will go back.
Bar Lupulus has a great atmosphere, perfect for a date. Fantastic selection of beers on tap, staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly. Service was very prompt and our meals which were delicious and beautifully plated were a great value, $18 and $22 respectively! Will definitely be back.
My friends and I had an extremely positive experience on our first trip to Bar Lupulus. What a knowledgeable and friendly staff, as well as absolutely excellent food with some creative and considered flavour combinations. I will certainly be back and would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely evening out.