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Restaurant e18hteen, Ottawa, ON

Restaurant e18hteen

4.7
4.7
1548 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 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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What 1,548 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

1,548 Reviews
  1. BradM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Very knowledgeable, process wait staff. Food was amazing. Cool building. Romantic atmosphere.

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  2. Kathy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our steaks were on the cool side, but still delicious. We told our server and got free dessert.

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  3. CorinneL

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the shrimp and Caesar salad appetizers were not as good as they have been in the past, and one of our steaks was way too rare. Service was excellent though and they comped our dessert to make up for the undercooked steak.

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  4. AlexF

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, best server best ambience i would highly recommend going here

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  5. Brigitte

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I coule say is that it was perfect!

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  6. BillS

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time at this first class, beautiful restaurant. We were a little disappointed in the rack of lamb as it just wasn't as tender as we expected. Everything else was superb!

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  7. Victor

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Atlantic cod and lamb; both were very delicious! Kind service and great ambience, recommend to mark a special occasion. Kind touch with Birthday present

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening out with a loved one.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was excellent I would go again for sure !!

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  10. BernardG

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the special Pearls and Bubbles on Thursday night and we really enjoyed it. We plan to return before the end of oyster season.

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  11. GregC

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue in historic building, hard to match. It was dead quiet, surprising during Winterelude even for a Sunday night. The food and service were good and about fair value for the price, maybe lacking a bit in portion size. My expectations are high as a big eater when paying $29.00 for a salad and $58.00 for a piece of Black Cod. We brought our own wine and paid the corcage fee [$30.00] but still managed to spend $250.00 for 2 people.

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  12. EPICure

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn't hear ourselves think let alone speak over the group of rude idiots at the table next to us. Some people have no concept that others live on the planet. The food and service were excellent. Wine arrived after our meal was served but this was the only mark on a perfect meal. Our waitress Hannah should teach a course on waitressing. She handled the hiccups handed to her with grace and aplomb. I had oysters and tenderloin with the bone marrow sauce, and it was a top ten lifetime for me. My daughter had the duck and it was plentiful and a little heavy (it was duck after all). Her creme brulee was 7.5/10, my Pavlova was 10/10. Cocktails were perfect. I highly recommend a side car and my daughter recommends a corpse reviver #2. The ambiance was perfect. Gorgeous setting. You must eat here.

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  13. Aand

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Considering there were only a handful of tables with customers, the service was slow, and not as attentive as it should have been.

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  14. SallyP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was bland and ambience by the coat rack v sub par for an established highly rated restaurant. Not likely to be back

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  15. MelanieD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jason was fantastic. We had a wonderful experience. Food was in point. The amuse bouche was delicious. Seafood tower was ok but the oysters were very small. Asked for my steak over easy instead of medium rare. Had a good laugh about it. Sever brought out an easy over egg with my steak. It was quite hilarious.

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  16. LisaP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The tables in the back left section that seat 4, are too high. I am 5'11" and it was uncomfortably high. I felt like I needed to sit on a pillow. We did move to a more comfortable table for 2 but then there was not as much privacy.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Beautiful restaurant and lovely wine.

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  18. DenisV

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La température ambiante était un peu fraiche...il fallait gardé le veston...

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  19. Mela

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service attentionné et nourriture délicieuse. Merci 😊

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  20. AndreaG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and th service fantastic. One of the best meals I’ve ever had and the plating was gorgeous. Definitely recommend for a special occasion night

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  21. Shod

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal done to perfection along with the service. The staff were attentive but not overly so and entirely professional and kind. The food was fantastic, from the amuse bouche of foie gras to the perfectly cooked tender chateaubriand, fresh herb salad, le coprin mushrooms and Parmesan potatoes. Topped off with amazing desserts of pavlova and pistachio mousse. All in a heritage stone building. Haven’t eaten this well in Ottawa for some time.

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  22. MarkL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem of a restaurant in Ottawa. Outside of the delicious food, the service is amazing and there is a great vibe. Highly recommend.

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  23. Zeel

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a birthday reservation and we were intiallly seated by the window near the door. I thought it wasn’t the best table for such an event and I asked for us to be seated somewhere else. The food was bland and not worth the $$. Besides that, the drinks were great and the interior was nice.

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  24. Kennethj

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience celebrating my wife’s birthday. I wish I could give service more than five stars, because our waiter was terrific.

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  25. BrianC

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time Saturday night in this beautiful restaurant - seated at a table for two next to the fireplace - the seated foie gras was amazing and steaks cooked to our liking !

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  26. Zoec

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved this place. Delicious food and amazing ambiance. Everything was a 10

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  27. JasonV

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant. The food was great. I was a bit disappointed with the scallops, being from NL. The sauce was delicious, but the actual scallops were just okay. The gnocchi was to die for. Overall it was a great experience. The Alaska black cod was also very good. The best part of the meal was the fact that the kitchen could accommodate one of our party's sodium dietary restrictions. We will be back.

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  28. PaulT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and wait staff were very professional and well trained. We felt we were the only patrons of the restaurant. At the end of the meal the kitchen staff made a non-dairy (spouse has allergy) desert to help us celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  29. DarrenR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all spectacular! Perfectly cooked steaks and innovative sea food options! The building itself is so beautiful.

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  30. DavidD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went for her birthday dinner. We both had the tasting menu and she had the wine pairing. Everything was amazing! My only criticism would be that the beer selection could have been better. If they did a couple locale rotating Taps that would be a nice addition.

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  31. JoanneL

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eighteen is beautiful space. The service was very good, friendly and just the right amount of attention. Our group opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings. This is a five course meal plus an amuse. The food was all delicious and nicely paired. Overall well done however for my taste the inclusion of 2 sweet wines over 5 courses is one too many and of our savoury courses 3 were duck.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love each dining experience at e18hteen!

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  33. ZEENATA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    they made my birthday a memorable one… thank you so much.

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  34. Erik

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual. This is the place to go in Ottawa!!!

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  35. Brigitte

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender made special cocktails based on my request! They were delicious. We had the escargots, oysters, and seasonal vegetables. Everything was delicious!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservations for 5 PM on a Sunday. We were at a quiet table near the fireplace. We checked in and were seated on time. The Christmas music playing in the background was not overbearing and we were able to have conversations easily. The waitstaff was attentive and never had to ask for refill of water and our wine glass was kept charged. The menu has a select number of items, but the chef did an exceptional job with our selections (one vegan and one flextarian). The prices were standard for the level of service and quality of food in the Byward Market area. I would suggest this for those wanting to have a nice evening for special occasions.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tenderloin served to perfection. Wine choices were great and definitely paired well with the food. Dessert was delicious. Pavlova and creme brulée were to die for. Was a little loud do to a Christmas party, but that is not thr fault of the establishment. Wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely experience.

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  38. MichaelB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good for dinner for 2 Very good service and excellent selection of rare red wines (rare regions)

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was exceptional Only disappointment was they did not have the seafood tower available (lobster out) We actually made the reservation to try this so that was very unfortunate

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  40. DeborahO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Cesars salad was not good or well presented. Our 2 main choices were not available. Menu selection was limited.

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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

FAQs

Restaurant e18hteen is rated 4.7 stars by 1548 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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