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Restaurant e18hteen, Ottawa, ON

Restaurant e18hteen

4.8
4.8
1324 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
Offering an elevated dine-in experience as well as takeout, Restaurant e18hteen boasts high-ceilings, stone walls and an elegant fireplace sure to impress your eyes. Recognized as one of Ottawa's Top Steak & Seafood Restaurants for the last twenty years, Chef David Godsoe focuses on "Canadian Freestyle Cuisine" and multi-course tasting menus updated weekly. Our dishes are created using only the finest seasonal ingredients brought in by local farmers whom we've cultivated a relationship with over many years. E18hteen’s gourmet experience is perfect for the business professional, the socialite or a romantic diner.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 244-1188

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    David Godsoe

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant 18 can be booked out exclusively or book one of our semi-private areas alone or in conjunction with another area.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ryan: (844) 245-4912

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross Street

    Sussex Drive

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center, a 5 minute walk through the Byward Market.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. H

    H1224

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Ambiance was really good inside the restaurant .. but the bathrooms were incredibly out dated and didn’t reflect the rest of the restaurant. Service was amazing.. our server was incredible I have nothing but good things to say about him. Food was way over priced .. hate saying that it was tasteless but it was. Was really looking looking forward to this restaurant but it was not worth the price tag. Much better restaurants where the food is incredible where your bill won’t be $500 at the end. Was incredibly odd .. and certainly not the restaurants fault but a large table came in about half way through our dinner and the people at the table were dressed and looked like a bunch of strippers. Cheapened the experience. Again.. not the restaurants fault but maybe a dress code would have been a good idea since people can be utterly clueless majority of the time.
  2. BA

    BigAl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and beautiful building. Great food. Expensive wine list but great selection.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of the year. The kitchen staff and service staff at 18 are phenomenal and generous. Delicious food, attentive service, I was gifted a delicious decadent brownie and then had my chosen dessert - I overate - every bite was worth it. Amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening and food was incredible as always
  5. DC

    DaleC

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner at e18hteen yesterday evening. The ambiance is very nice, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Prices are not for the faint hearted but not out of line for a first class restaurant these days. The experience met and surpassed our expectations. We will definitely be back again for other special dinners.
  6. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. I've been before, but this was great - quiet, professional, very helpful and pleasant staff, went above and beyond to make the night feel special. The staff considered my reservation note and incorporated it into our experience. Food was phenomenal, will certainly return.
  7. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar before sitting at our table Bartender, hostess , servers and maitre d served us extremely well Attentive Very good food / presentation Will be going back Have enjoyed this restaurant many times
  8. AJ

    AndreaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! I would love to go back again when in town!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb and steak my partner and I got were phenomenal. Our waiter, Zach, gave great recommendations and made our evening very nice. The bar was a bit backed up, but we didn’t really notice or mind. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cocktails, but the food, service and ambiance made it completely worth it. I can’t wait to have an excuse to treat myself to this place again!
  10. CB

    CarolB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for food service and ambience. I would definitely return.
  11. M

    Mariyam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu for my mother's birthday. Food was delicious and the service was OUTSTANDING! Best service I have ever received! They paid attention to little details, always asked how our dish was after a few bites without ever interrupting the conversation. 10/5 top-notch experience!
  12. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected the Tasting menu with the wine pairing. Every blend of ingredients was designed with creative intent to delight. All the dishes were exquisitely prepared and artfully played. Alex, the talented sommelier, chose an interesting variety of wines. My husband particularly appreciated the South African Syrah with lamb medallions. The decor was elegant, the tables not too close together and the chairs comfortable. The atmosphere was relatively quiet and relaxing. It’s been awhile and I thought good service had disappeared but the service at 18 was impeccable. It was our 1st wedding anniversary and the staff made it special for us. Thank you Alex and team!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had the Chateaubriand
  14. N

    Nitro

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. We have the 5 course tasting menu. Everything was delicious and well prepared. One of our favorite favorite restaurants in Ottawa.
  15. C

    Cole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The giant wooden door opened and we were greeted by a friendly face and sat at our table. The staff were nothing but kind and professional, taking the time to explain what was presented to us. The food was exquisite, the flavours were some that I have never experienced before. The overall experience brought us great joy. I will definitely be keeping this restaurant in my back pocket for special occasions.
  16. J

    Johann

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, despite our late arrival service was amazing and food delicious. Thanks for the experience.
  17. UR

    UncleRodge

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you folks for a beautiful meal to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. A very special thank you to our Server Nick!! He was amazing, by far one the best in town!! And thank you for the special touch at the end with the anniversary cake :) Well done 18!!! Roger and Sue!!
  18. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and wine were excellent. Celebrated our anniversary and the restaurant provided us with a special dessert.
  19. D

    Dec135

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again great food great service our waitress took the time to know us and explained each course.
  20. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food and drinks were top-notch. Definitely would recommend and go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! It’s pricey for sure, but still my favorite special occasion restaurant in Ottawa! Location, building, ambiance, food and service are all fabulous.
  22. G

    Guest

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really good time entertaining our guests. Everyone enjoyed the excellent food. It was noisy only due to anevent happening at the same time. Our server Ovi was excellent!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience. Went for cocktails and desert so can’t comment on the food. But the dessert was great!
  24. DM

    DebbieM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully served. Recommend this restaurant
  25. DF

    DFCote

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super accommodating. Food was delicious. We had burrata, tuna tartare that was perfectly portioned. amuse-bouche and bread with tamponnade. Steak and dessert were awesome. Highly recommend for date night.
  26. CS

    ChadrackS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommandé pour vous. Situé au centre ville d’Ottawa
  27. JB

    JeanB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience all around: staff, food, location.
  28. RB

    RogerB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    All was perfect, service, plates and wines. Prices are wildly over the roof!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary last night and it was one of the best dining experiences that we’ve had in Ottawa. The food was fantastic - we started off with oysters that were fresh and flavourful. The Chateaubriand was a new cut for us and it was not only cooked perfectly, it was also tender and delicious. Alex who’s their sommelier was also our server for the evening. His wine recommendations were perfect and everything including the timing of service was on point. Thank you Alex for making the night so special. We will be recommending Restaurant 18 to others and can’t wait to return ourselves.
  30. C

    Carol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Friendly and attentive staff. Lively atmosphere. Will definitely return.
  31. P

    Perth

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, food and ambience
  32. FR

    FrancoisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, great food, excellent service! Value not rated 5* simply because prices are on the high side... but justified and well worth it!
  33. FA

    FredA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, great location and incredible staff. Love the menu and wine choices
  34. AQ

    AndreeQ

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately we could hear what our waitress was saying. We had to ask her to repeat every time. She was the only one that was not bilingual
  35. GD

    GayleD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my experience here very much. The food was incredible, the service impeccable, thank you Nick. The servers are very knowledgeable and they also took into consideration any food allergies or sensitivities. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to go back soon. The chateaubriand was divine.
  36. AS

    AlexS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dishes in the tasting menu were excellently developed and balanced, but the portions sizes were too small. If I'm going to spend $200 for a meal, I expect to be satiated when it is finished and I wasn't quite there after the amuse bouche plus 5 courses. The music was covers of top 40s garbage (e.g,. someone else's recording of a Justin Bieber song), but it wasn't too loud. Sound carried from table to table a little more than would have been desired, but it wasn't unpleasant.
  37. SB

    StephaneB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service as always! I ordered the châteaubriant and it was absolutely the best steak meal I’ve ever enjoyed.
  38. BA

    BenoitA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. The tasting menue was out of their world. Our waiter Jason was also exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant for a great culinary experience. 5 star!
  39. P

    Pierre

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was great. AC was not working Steak was well cook to my liking. We haven’t been in a while, but always fin place.
  40. LS

    LucS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The experience was wonderful, the service impeccable and the attention to detail wonderful. Zach was our server and was very knowledgeable. He made a wonderful recommendation for our wine pairing. Could not have been more satisfied and will definitively recommend this unique restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Restaurant e18hteen is rated 4.8 stars by 1324 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant e18hteen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Restaurant e18hteen

18 York Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Sussex Drive

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center, a 5 minute walk through the Byward Market.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Godsoe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 244-1188

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant 18 can be booked out exclusively or book one of our semi-private areas alone or in conjunction with another area.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ryan: (844) 245-4912

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