Dolmades Greek Delight
       
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Dolmades Greek Delight

Neighborhood: Downtown/CentePrice Range: Average
7.1
Based on 17 reviews


460 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa/Gatineau

Tel: 613-565-5554

Categories:
Greek


This small restaurant has wonderful atmosphere and is a nice, warm place to eat on a cold day, with piping hot radiators.





    
 

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taylor
2014-Jan-01
11:51:35


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Good (83.10)

Visited on 2013-Dec-21
What's the point of good food, if it's cold?
I realize there are challenges delivering food in our climate, but it's 2013 and there are many thermal solutions out there. As I said in my previous review, this place can disappoint at a times.

The last two orders from here looked delicious, but were stone cold. I thought the first time was due to the cold snap we had and overlooked it, but when it happened again, I was cheesed off. Have you ever tried eating cold calamari? It's like eating soft breaded rubber bands. I would have warmed it up if it didn’t mean deconstructing the platter. It’s not like I could send it back or I would have. I was hungry, so I ate what I could.

No matter how fresh etc. your food is, it sucks when it’s cold and having to pay over $20 for it, just adds insult to injury. Looks like I’ll be taking a break from here for a while or at least until it warms up.
-- taylor
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westendgirl
2009-Apr-23
22:37:45


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Occasional (9.00)

Don't get the moussaka.
If you're looking for excellent moussaka with tasty eggplant, well spiced and topped with a delicately seasoned (hints of nutmeg) bechamel sauce, then don't even consider this place. C1 was a nasty textured lump of cardboard with absolutely no seasoning topped with tasteless something sauce (some people calling it cheesy must have had it before they cheaped out on ingredients). I couldn't eat more than a few bites... The potatoes were the highlight of my lunch.
-- westendgirl
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pistol
2008-Jan-23
11:24:20


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Regular (26.00)

Very good & fresh delivery food
Usually not a fan of food deivilered (except pizza). However, this place manages to deliver very good quality food and tastes fresh - like it was just made. Also, the prices are very reasonable. Have had a variety of dishes and never have been disappointed. Recommended!
-- pistol
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kmennie
2006-Jul-25
01:48:42


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Regular (45.00)

re. "The vegetarian moussaka is a pile of mush covered in a cheesy sauce" -- I disagree. The menu claims it's topped in 'béchamel' -- perhaps; whatever it is, I find it creamy and more flavourful (albeit not cheesy) than 'béchamel' suggests. Mush, no. It's what keeps me ordering (have only had take-away). It's great for vegetarians. The plain tomato and feta pseudo-salad sounds dull and seems pricy for what it is, but it's usually fresh and tasty; simple stuff done well.

Especially given some aggressively non-vegetarian Greek places in Ottawa, I really like this stuff. The potato and rice sides _can_ be a bit bland, but that's about the only bad thing I can say. The tzatziki and dolmades are also quite tasty. Thoroughly recommended by me, anyway.
-- kmennie
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yogaboy
2006-Mar-16
16:34:53


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Novice (2.00)

This was a great place, but burnt to a crisp last fall. They have re-opened to some extent on Bronson (can't remember the cross street, but might be Gladstone). Their seafood salad was awesome, huge and delicious. We miss them!
-- yogaboy
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miked
2005-Feb-12
16:27:32


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Regular (29.10)

Great food (big *ss portions). Our server was very friendly. Price was great too. Gotta replace those washrooms tho..
-- miked
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linguine
2004-Nov-22
18:09:58


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Novice (2.00)

It's hard for me to rate Greek food -- any Greek food -- a 2, but in this case I will, partly because recently they've reduced portions *dramatically* and partially because it was never very good in the first place.

Now, I should preface this by saying that I've been to Stephos in Vancouver. Many, many times. But Dolmades was on the next block from my apartment, so I was prepared to deal with pretty much whatever quality of Greek food I could have at such a convenient distance. After maybe *a dozen* meals from there, we finally gave up. I had guests over and they couldn't finish their dinners. It just wasn't appetizing. Mushy stale rice, disappointing calamari. Just none of it very good. Ottawa isn't a great restaurant city, but Dolmades doesn't chalk up even here. They do have great service and really want you to like their restaurant, but that doesn't make up for the food.
-- linguine
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jaydensmommy
2004-Jun-11
15:25:49


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Novice (3.00)

This is some of the best food I have ever been addicted to!! The price is right, service is good and food is wonderful. Try the club pita with lots of sauce...mmmmmmm!
-- jaydensmommy
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(Carol)
2004-Jan-21
15:57:24


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Newbie (1.00)

Love this food! We have it delivered OFTEN.
-- (Carol)
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pmc
2003-Jul-07
22:44:56


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Novice (2.00)

This IS the best greek food in the city...the best I've ever had...service is ok. The food makes up for it, though! Awesome.
-- pmc
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Nilgun Gumus
2003-Mar-24
19:13:07


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Novice (2.00)

Offering a take-out and delivery service as well, Dolmades is exceptional at preparing delicious dishes, skewers of choice, lamb chops, and the sandwiches, wow, a great spot for a quick and healthy lunch, owners are very friendly!!
-- Nilgun Gumus
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(sally)
2002-Jul-30
20:25:28


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Frequent (23.00)

Fantastic food! Reasonable prices also. We order delivery from this restaurant and they are fast and the food is always fresh. We are regulars of Dolmades and recommend this restaurant to any who take interest in Greek food. Generous portions are also a plus!
-- (sally)
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bmann
2001-Nov-17
17:48:27


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Occasional (8.00)

The service is fast and friendly, and the atmosphere is really nice. Unfortunately, this is "fast food Greek". Nothing particularily exciting is on the menu. The vegetarian moussaka is a pile of mush covered in a cheesy sauce. The cergel brochettes are pretty much beef souvlaki with a different, peanut-y sauce, and the beef was very tough. For what you got, the price was pretty average -- if I had paid less, I would have been more forgiving of the food. However, we had a half liter of the house Greek red wine that was very tasty, and only $10.
-- bmann
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