Royal Palace Dining Lounge & Casbah Club

Royal Palace Dining Lounge OttawaI bet you’ve never experienced the ultimate in fashionable dining before! Well, now you can’t! I don’t think that the Royal Palace dining lounge exists anymore, so you’re probably out of luck. The Royal palace, the advertisement claims, was located at 292 Elgin St. in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. That particular address looks like this now and it’s claiming to be some place called “Hooley’s Pub” (right next to Yuk-Yuk’s)

I’m sure Hooley’s is just awesome (I’ve never actually been, myself — but I’m not above whoring myself out and offering to update this post with a stellar review of Hooley’s Pub if someone from the management were to see this and offer a free meal to me and a guest. Send offers to: [email protected]) but, no matter how awesome Hooley’s pub may or may not be, I’ve seen no evidence of them actually ever claiming to be “The ultimate in fashionable dining.” So, it seems, that title must still lie in the firm grasp of the Royal Palace dining lounge — as any rational and reasonable person, I’m sure, would conclude.

I mean, just ask Chazz Palminteri! Isn’t that him shown boogieing the night away with two hot chicks down in the lower right corner of the advertisement? I think that’s Chazz… isn’t it?

So, if you own a time machine and possess the capabilities of traveling back to 1978, and you wish to party the night away with such mega-celebrities as Chazz Palminteri (we think) himself after a relaxing evening of enjoying the ultimate in fashionable dining, we’re sure you’ll want to visit the Royal Palace dinging lounge.

Yes, the Royal Palace Dining Lounge — All the spice and flavor of the exotic Middle East can be yours at Ottawa’s Royal Palace Dining Lounge. It’s just like stepping into a Moroccan souk, without having to pay the air fare.

Downstairs you can enjoy authentic Lebanese food and music while you thrill to the belly-dancing of the Casbah Club. There are two exciting floor shows nightly at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

Upstairs there is a steak house and seafood menu with a wide selection of tempting entrées. Business luncheons start from $2.95. There’s also live entertainment and dancing nightly from  Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., and there is no cover or minimum charge.

So whether you have a large party, up to 200, or just prefer an intimate dinner for two somewhere that is really different , we invite you to visit the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace is open  Monday to Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. Valet parking is available for your convenience. Just call our proprietor for a reservation.

Of course, the Royal Palace Dining Lounge isn’t there anymore. And, from what we can tell, hasn’t been for quite some time. So, unless you do actually own a time machine, I suppose you should disregard all of the above — you’ll never get to experience it. What a shame? The ultimate in fashionable dining, it seems, has managed to slip through the grasp of mankind. From now on the sad species that dominates this big, blue marble will know nothing but substandard dining fare from now until the the end of the universe. The Royal Palace Dining Lounge has become another establishment lost in time.