The service was A+ from the time we walked into the restaurant to the time we left! The food was delicious. We were celebrating a milestone anniversary and the restaurant made it evening extra special!!
Water girl is the best. She gave some great off menu tips!!
It was a nice quiet restaurant. Portion sizes were quite small for the amount of money that was paid
Reasonably tasty and as long as you are not expecting to be full after your meal, and that it is pricey, it was an alright experience.
Nice for a once-in-a-while fancy meal.
Had the 12 course sharing menu. It was amazing. Lots of food so you won’t leave hungry. Leave lots of time to enjoy the meal, it took us 2.5 hours but we enjoyed the time there. Can’t recommend it enough.
Excellent flood, beautiful restaurant and great service
Service was outstanding. Red carpet experience
Food was exceptional
Will go back
Service was super. The food was very well presented and tasted delicious. The decor is a mixture of old and modern. We would return but only for very special occasions. The food is priced reasonably for the quality but the wines are expensive.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner with a very nice Merlot pair to our entree. Service was very attentive. Highly recommend.
Superbe service personnalisé. Nourriture à la perfection.
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening. Can't wait to go back.
Nice restaurant, very clean, food was cooked perfectly. Expect to pay premium prices, but well worth it. Huge wine selection.
Restaurant is beautiful. Host was very nice as we checked in for our reservation. We were seated right away at a lovely table and received water immediately.
However, after that everything went wrong. Clearly there was not enough staff working to handle the number of guests at the restaurant. Service was incredibly slow. One large table seemed to get all the attention of everyone working in the restaurant that night. Our entrees were lukewarm at best and we waited an awfully long time for them. Also took quite awhile to get our bill when we wanted to leave.
I don’t think we will try this restaurant again. We were both disappointed with our dinner.
Second time at this restaurant, the first time was great, this time was not quite as good, table wasn’t available and made reservations 4 days in advance, my steak was cooked perfectly, my wife’s was undercooked and very fatty. 4 of us this time 2 bottles of wine everyone had steaks cocktails, and desert, the bill was $845 with 20% tip. I never look at prices when fine dining, but I have have high expectations, was a little disappointed , but would go back
Fantastic food. Worth every penny. Oysters, seafood, lamb and wine. Wow!
Beautiful setting inside . The staff were all very polite and made you feel very special. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty and unique.
Lovely place with great service and delicious food. It's the value that is the killer point here. Most of the menu is way overpriced and they play a bit too much the "tiny but good-looking portion" game.
Maybe for a very special occasion, but there are better choices in the area.
The Eighteen has been our favorite restaurant in Ottawa for many years. It continues to be our favorite. Thank for the nice food and the outstanding service!
Overall experience was very disappointing. Impressive building promised a classy high quality evening but failed to live up to expectation. Once seated had to ask to move because of noisy group. First courses of oysters and prawns was good, then problems started. Cod dish was undercooked, and steak was a pitiful serving cooked medium/well done when asked for medium/rare. Desert of angel food cake was as bad a serving as I had seen, deconstructed in a bad way, few bits of cake, few chunks of meringue and a bit of fruit. Dry as a bone, awful. Real shame as staff were good and dealt with problems by taking items off of bill. I could not recommend in the slightest, most disappointing meal of our holiday.
Our experience was amazing. My partner and I came to celebrate our anniversary and chose the Chef's menu, 5 courses. Our waiter, Jason, was great. He gave helpful descriptions of the plates and answers our questions fully. We had enough time between courses and got a few bonuses (like an amuse-bouche and a palette cleaner before the main course). The flavours were divine - I loved everything (apart from the dessert which was mediocre). Definitely pricey but you're paying for an experience!
Food was awesome, service friendly and efficient. Best part was that you didn’t feel rushed while eating our meal. Our first time there, get a feeling in won’t be our last.
Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere. Or server Kate was fabulous, very attentive and careful with my food intolerances. I had the beet salad to start, excellent combo of flavours. Duck for my main which was cooked exactly as requested and super delicious. My mother had the Caesar salad to start and black cod for her main. Both delicious. Great experience overall!
We had a fantastic experience, from the minute we were greeted upon arrival, to the bartender who was very knowledgeable and friendly, to the fantastic waiter and wait-staff that looked after us all evening. Our dinner was just excellent - cooked to perfection and so beautifully presented. Nothing could have made our evening better - excellence is hard to beat!
Excellent and knowledgeable staff with a kitchen that is intent on top quality produce.Menu is well thought out. Service is exemplary, one of the go to tables in Ottawa.
Excellent food and outstanding service!
Wonderful tasting menu. Very knowledgeable waitress who was passionate about her job.
Combine amazing food with incredible service and you have 18. Could not have been happier with my first experience at this wonderful restaurant. Cannot wait to return.
My wife and I ate at e18hteen last night based on many enthusiastic referrals. Firstly, let me say that our server was lovely and knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine list.
For starters I had oysters which were excellent while my wife had grilled octopus which was not. The octopus had been grilled much earlier in the day, lunch perhaps, and was limp and tasteless. Then came the mains. The steak ordered medium rare was medium well and the black cod had absolutely no seasoning. I don’t like much salt but this was like eating water with texture. Both were sent back. It was close to half an hour before we saw mains again. Although vehemently denied by the staff I am fairly certain that the steak was previously frozen because once cut into there was a gelatinous quality that couldn’t be from anything else and at $50 this is not acceptable. In the end we paid close to $400 for a meal that would have been better at the Keg for a fraction of the cost. I will not be recommending the e18hteen.
Hello Libby, I'm am terribly sorry about your experience last night. I would however like to clarify some untrue remarks to insure the integrity of our dedicated hard working staff is not diminished by misguided statements. Our octopus is always grilled to order and we do not serve lunch. Our steaks are never frozen. We only use AAA angus reserve beef. Please contact me directly at email@example.com to arrange something in the future , or to discuss your experience further. Thank you DG
Amazing food and service, as always. This restaurant never disappoints.
Excellent restaurant, very good food. It was our wedding anniversary and they made to us a special dessert homemade. The price of the wine was a little bit to expencive. But overhall we got an amazing experience
We had an absolutely amazing evening at e18hteen. We spoiled ourselves with the 12 course chef’s menu and could not have been more pleased. From appetizers, to mains and desserts we divulged in some of the best food we have eaten! This restaurant blows many top Toronto restaurants out of the water. Everything was perfect.
The Fois gras was the most decadent we’ve had and highly recommend it. Our server was attentive and engaging. We really could not have asked for a more perfect dinner which completed a great weekend away in Ottawa.
I had an issue with my steak being overcooked beyond my selection and it being fatty. The hostess clearing my table at the end noticed I did not finish the steak and asked me about it. She spoke with the Chef and I was offered another steak, however it was at the end of the meal and I decided to pass. So they removed the cost of the steak off the bill. Great customer service and I would return to eat there again!.
The Caesar salad was very mundane, unnaceptable for the price. Ribeye steak was also disappointing,nicely cooked but not flavorful. Overall,felt like we did not get value for the price.
Outstanding staff, big tables so you don’t feel crowded to those next to you, and best food I’ve eaten in a long time. Well worth it!
Everything was super. If we had one small concern it would be the price : $103 for a tenderloin and a striploin. Add the taxes and the tips and we have two rather expensive pieces of meat. But ... they were probably the best we have had in a long time. We would not hesitate in going back being more informed.
Everything was great. My one thing would be the fact that my table was not ready at the time I got there. It’s not a huge turn off seeing as everything made up for the one hiccup
Gorgeous dining room. The food was as beautiful as it was tasty! Brilliant service. Would return for sure. Cheers!
Excellent fruits de mers, morilles et asperges un délices ainsi que l’agneau. Super service, nous avons opté pour le menu dégustation de 12 services. Une belle expérience!
Incredible cuisine with energetic and very well informed and educated staff made this a wonderful dining experience. The ambiance of the heritage building Apostle added to this exceptional experience. I will be back
Nous étions avec des amis et nous avons passé une très belle soirée au Restaurant e18hteen. La présentation des plats était vraiment superbe et la nourriture était succulente. Notre avons vécu une merveilleuse expérience gastronomique. Ce qui a été le plus marquant dans cette soirée, c'est l'excellent service de Laurel et sa collègue sommelière. En plus, ces deux jeunes femmes étaient toujours souriantes. Merci pour cette belle soirée mémorable!