Fish and Chips at Lapointe Fish
Fish and Chips at Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Lapointe Fish
Foods from Lapointe Fish

2014 Sep 7
Beautiful pics of pretty much the entire menu from chef/owner Jeff Parlardg here:

2014 Aug 5
Schnicken: The Westboro location.

2014 Aug 5
Rice Lover:

Which "old Fratellli's" location is this?

Fratelli (Kanata) · Fratelli (Westboro)
Fratelli (Barrhaven)


2014 Aug 4
We visited the new (year old?) Lapointe restaurant located where the Fratelli was formerly located. The décor has been changed to a more “maritime” and family friendly theme.

There is an extensive menu which took us a while to get through. My husband ordered the Fish and Chips with haddock with traditional beer batter. It came with fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. A crispy breading is available. There is “buy one, get the second one half price” special on Sundays. Everyone loved his fish and kept stealing some from his plate and he only ordered the small but there was a lot!

I ordered the Linguine Pescatore which came with a couple of scallops, several shrimps and lot of mussels, all tossed in a mushroom Alfredo sauce with tasty small chunks of leek. While the quantity of seafood is generous and the dish overall satisfying, I think I will try one of the fish filet dishes at my next visit. I found the pasta a bit overcooked and everything was soaking in sauce bearing in mind that I am admittedly picky about pasta.

Overall, the seafood is very fresh, the dishes well presented and the service very friendly. It is not cheap but the quality of the seafood is there.

2012 Aug 20
Picked up a dozen plus a few oysters from the Byward Market location last week. Malepeque, Gooseberry, and a few other mainly atlantic varieties.

Geared with lemon, fresh grated horseradish, shucking knife and a cooler with some cold ones, I found a nice spot on along the river and throughly shucked the $%!^ outta these while basking in the sunset.

So fresh, so tasty. Paired with the good service at the store, I'm likely to make this a weekly event!

2012 Apr 15
Byward Market Restaurant
Date of Visit: March 22, 2012

I almost ate at Lapointe’s on a trip to Ottawa last August but it was too crowded on that occasion so I gave it a miss. On my recent trip to the capital I hadn’t planned to go there especially but, after a rough day traipsing around Chinatown on the second day of my visit, I didn’t feel like straying too far from my hotel. Tired, but getting hungry for supper, I took a wander down to Byward Market and, when espied Lapointe’s again, I decided to give it a try…

Malpeque Oysters - Rating 5 out of 5
Salmon Pate - Rating 2 out of 5
PEI Mussels and Fries - Rating 4 out of 5

My visit to Lapointe’s was very relaxing and not at all rushed. Instead of having a main course meal, I enjoyed a nice selection of Appetizers whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the evening market out on the open-air patio. The Salmon Pate I had was not very good but the rest of the dishes were excellent and the service was both friendly and efficient.

See a full pictorial review at:

2012 Mar 31
Went to the Bell's Corners location last Friday for lunch. I had the halibut fish and chips. The fish was overlooked and therefore dry. I did not finish it. I had one French fry, they were that bad. The roll was very good. Very disappointing. I had been there a month before and we were both very disappointed. Won't be back. Service was nice, though.

2011 Feb 18

We used to frequent the Bells Corner's location, but of late, it didn't wow. However, the Kanata location was great!

We were there today, on a busy Friday, for lunch. The service was great, the food was awesome and we'll be going back for sure. I had the Jamaican Tuna Sandwich. It was very good, cooked perfectly (not to death, just a touch of pink on the inside) and a bowl of chowder. Not sure what made it Jamaican, but it was still delicious.

Hubbie had the trio of sliders. Salmon, tuna and blackened swordfish - on tiny rolls - with a bowl of tomato and zucchini curry soup. The food came out quickly, our server with the celtic tattoo was friendly, efficient and did her job very well. We will definitely be back to this spot - nice to have found another west end spot for lunch!

2010 Jul 31
AYCE mussels. went in to pick up specials to grill on the barbie and a humble & elderly lady server invited us over for mussels. she was so welcoming. damn. OK. and out they came like a torrent! ignore the accompanying fries and save 1000 calories and also avoid getting yourselves a new bigger arse.

and everywhere when you hear ads for foodstuffz that are sustainable? B.S. nothing ever is. don't fall for the marketing lingo if you don't know what goes on behind the scenes.

same goes with 'local', not everything a resto gets is local. just look at their trash with cardboard boxes from sysco, costco, foodco etc...

2010 Mar 11
went there with my family for supperat trim road location
I ate a sord fish with the manhatten chowder for starter. The soup was awsome, the fish was good but overcooked a bit(i asked for med rare) the sauce on the fish was a caper buter and lemon sauce, way too salty and rich for me, overtaking the tast of the fish.

the portion are big( too big for me, after a starter and entrée you are too full), the restrooms are dirty, wich I wasn't impressed

overall a good place too comme to get full without wasting your money

Fish 4



2017 Sep 18
I went to Lapointes in the market yesterday to pick up some fish for dinner. I hadn't been there in ages and I love fresh fish so I thought I'd stop by for a visit. The fish counter is now located on the left hand side of the store and there is now a refrigerated section on the right with prepared meals. I was there late afternoon so the only items they had left were a couple of sushi trays. Further down on the right is a selection of smoked fishes. They have some frozen fish as well including fish, shellfish, and sushi grade tuna. Lapointes is now focused on selling sustainable fish so it's priced accordingly but the fish is very fresh. I settled on a halibut steak which was sizeable enough I got two servings out of it. I ate half the steak last night and the other is going in a salad for dinner tonight. All in all I was really impressed with the selection and quality of fish however the cost will probit me from going there more frequently.

2006 Dec 22
I used to go to Lapointe Fish to buy salmons, shrimps and other fresh seafood. But I have stopped going there for few years already. Their salmons are no longer fresh. I bought more then 2 days old salmon few times and I simply gave up going there. I still remember the smell that filled my kitchen and we ended up throwing away the cooked salmon after few bites. At 5:00 PM, the staff just put all the fishes in a big box and bring them back to sell the next day.

If you are looking for fresh fish, recommend that you try "Merivale Fish Market". They always have fresh fish.

Words of advice: Before you pick any salmon, ask the staff when the fish comes in to the store. The answer will give you a feeling of how fresh the fish is.



2017 Aug 19
The lunch Haddock and Chips ($15) was good! The tartar sauce and fries are excellent. The coleslaw is made interesting by the use of what tasted like celeriac.

The fish itself was cooked a little more than necessary but didn't suffer much from that. The batter was light and crispy (yay) with some addition of herbs (oh no). I'm a bit of a purist and nothing beats a good crunchy beer batter in my books but I could see how this batter might be more appealing to some people.

Also, great patio! 👍

2014 Aug 4
Haddock in beer batter with fries. The fish was big and really fresh and the batter was not thick, which I think is good. Everyone at our table loved this. Is it as good as Whalebone's? Not sure. Would have to try both closer together to compare.

2009 May 17
Love the wide selection of fish for the fish and chips at the market location. I usually go for Halibut with extra tartare sauce and leave the restaurant extremely happy. The batter is light, the fries hot, the halibut fresh. No room for complaints.

2008 Apr 4
Bell's Corners--2 of us came here for lunch on a Friday. We arrived at 11:45 and got the last table—when we left 1 hour later they were still lined up (there were a couple of large reserved tables for company lunches). We both had the fish & chips special, one upgraded to haddock for $2 extra—basic was pollock. Perhaps a mistake was made but we could not tell the difference! I had the cup of clam chowder which was delicious & loaded with goodies but left me overstuffed. Coleslaw was crisp and tangy, chips were not the seasoned style—very crisp and good, and the batter on the fish was crisp and light. Fish was flaky and fresh. 19 year old date noted that “when there are a lot of white-haired people you know it’s a good place”. Service was prompt & efficient—back after about 3 minutes to see if all was good, checked at 20 minutes; asked about dessert & coffee and then brought the bill. Altho’ it was very busy, food and service were excellent and we’ll be back. *Liked the open kitchen.

2007 Apr 3
Blah - no flavour at all. Soggy fries. Not worth it all. This was about 2 years ago when I last ate a Lapointe's. I haven't been back since, so it might be better now - but I won't find out. I did have the fish and chips here about 7 years ago and it was really good - I don't know what happened....

2008 Jul 24
Skate comes in on Mondays and Thursdays. Even if it's not on display, it's likely to be in one of their shipping boxes.

I paid $10.50 for two wings which should easily serve four people, if not six, assuming you're making a nice salad and a vegetable or two.

2007 Nov 16
Nice! Is it a regular thing, or should I call ahead?

2007 Nov 16
Fresh skate is often available at LaPointe's Fish Market...Byward Market location. They'll even get rid of the hooks for you!