Restaurant e18hteen

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1019 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Restaurant e18hteen was named after its unique location in a 19th century heritage building in the By Ward Market Ottawa. Our adaptation of a Modern Steakhouse with a signature “Canadian Freestyle Cuisine” is a destination for local foodies, politicians, artists, celebrities and out of town visitors. E18hteen’s gourmet experience is perfect for the business professional, the socialite or romantic diner.
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SH
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was awesome!! Beautiful ambiance fireplace bar lounge area. Highly recommend as an Ottawa foots eat at!!

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RM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service though comes with the corresponding price. Great spot and will definitely go back.

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NK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Our Server was entertaining and informative. Couldn't ask for anything more.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was absolutely amazing. Always quick to attend to your needs and were very nice about it. Definitely recommend

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance was romantic and the food was exceptional. We had the chateaubriand for two and shared a Caesar salad. We left feeling full and happy. Service was excellent.

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MA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Souper de fin de soirée très agréable. Un serveur parlait français, ce que nous avons grandement apprécié. Cuissons du canard et de l’agneau parfaites. Décor unissant la pierre historique et une rénovation actuelle très réussi.

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Had the 5 courses. Squid ink tortellini ok, the dough crumbled (dry) flavour good. Torchon was a generous portion ( too much), foam, sauces and crumble all too sweet for the foie gras. Duck main was cooked perfectly, seasoned nice, great presentation, missed a little mash or starch with it. Bread pudding is a heavy (un-elegant finish). Good friendly service!

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F
Manitoba
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent - from the service to the food. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Very classy & elegant atmosphere.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner at e18ghteen. The staff were great, and quick. Definitely would go again.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

For the price of the food, I didn't find the taste exceptional. The service was good, but the restaurant was not very accommodating for food allergies (e.g., the other member of my party was lactose-intolerant). I understand that the Winterlude menu came pre-prepared, and so I understand that that could not be modified, but in the future it might be best to have a bit of choice in this menu. For the Winterlude menu, the first course and main course were very good, but the pasty in the dessert course was inedible - very dry and tasteless. Overall, I feel that I would not recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both Lorel (server) and Alex (sommelier) were absolutely wonderful. We treated ourselves to a great dinner date and they treated us like kings.
Will be returning for sure.

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BF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Baked alaska top notch. Really friendly server!

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JG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ate at e18hteen was amazing, from the tartar and octopus to the ribeye steak. Cocktails and wine were on point, service was excellent.

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NC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here. Exceptional food and service

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c
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! Made great recommendations and gave us a phenomenal experience.

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YP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Emmanuel was our server and he did a great job. He certainly make our evening more enjoyable.

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RA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were a little worried when we first arrived as there was a very noisy large party around the bar, but they settled into their tables eventually and it didn't impact our service. Food was good but we weren't really a fan of the tasting menu options as all members at the table are required to order it, which is hard when 1/4 people don't eat one or two of the items on it.

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What an experience. e18theen is a must for foodies. We chose the tasting 5 course menu which was tastefully outstanding. Excellent wine list. Service hors-pair. A must in downtown Ottawa.

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BN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Building is beautiful and the food is outstanding. Will be back again soon!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant in every way, ie food, ambience, service. A Canadian friend had recommended this place and I am so glad we heeded his advice. My family of five had a wonderful evening here and also very much enjoyed strolling around the Byward area after dinner. If/when I am back in Ottawa, I will definitely return to e18hteen.

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S
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was amazing! We especially loved our server who explained the history of the beautiful building to us after dinner.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is now my favorite restaurant in Ottawa. Food was excellent and service was over the top splendid.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, great staff! Would 100% recommend!!

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N
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice place in an beautiful historic setting. The tasting menu is fantastic but the cost will reflect the menu. Worth it with the wine pairing.

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JT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favourites - never disappoints - always great service - friendly service

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OG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was perfec! Only downside was that the lava cake was not runny

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely great food and service. Fantastic as always. Looking forward to my next nightboit for dining.

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was very good. We had five of us for dinner and ordered the Seafood Tower. This was quite good although the shrimp seemed a little soft. The oysters were very good as was the crudité. Actually, the crudite was extremely good.

Our meals were generally quite good although the steak (Wagyu) was of course expensive and not as tender as it should have been for this type of meat. They had a busy night the evening before and were out of other cuts of beef.


Overall, the meal was good and the service was excellent. The wine list is great although slightly over-priced. The dessert was average.

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KM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The interior decor is nice and the greet on the door was good. Style over substance we discovered.

Our fancy gold and glass table wobbled so anytime the fellas leaned on it the whole thing tipped.

Drink service was very slow. Our server didn’t know the menu, he never once asked us if the non wine drinkers needed something more from the bar.

The wine server knew her stuff and was attentive however.

We ordered the tasting menu for all four diners. It was distinctly average. Out of 5 plates only 1 was worth remembering. My husband had to send his main course plate back as he was served 2 over cooked ends of meat. For similar priced tasting menu there are better places to go in Ottawa.

Better for groups and people who are looking for sleek decor.

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SF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful spot for entertaining ! Great food, atmosphere and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice service and amazing food

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was perfect. Nick was fabulous, and he spoke Spanish!
Food was beautiful.
The only slight disappointment was the availability of wines according to the wine list.

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DX
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Merci de nous demnader notre avis.

Nous avons été ravis de renouer avec Emmanuel qui nous a très bien servi d'ailleurs.
Les steaks tartare et en met principal étaient parfaits. La salade César était copieuse et savoureuse, de plus, la morue était exceptionnelle.

Une petite remarque constructive, peut-être pourriez-vous créer des desserts de votre cru et les servir de façon plus créative? Ce serait le "summum".

Nous sommes fans!

Danièle et Shawi

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Caesar salad. Croutons fresh, made in house.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a reservation for 4 on a Monday evening. Restaurant was not busy but they seated all patrons in the same area so the restaurant would not appear empty. We were seated near the fireplace providing a very nice atmosphere. Staff was always available but very courteous, they did not interrupt our conversations but were quickly on had when we wanted them. Food and drinks were top notch. Overall a great experience.

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Loved it! It was our 13th anniversary and this was the perfect dinner.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We don't dine out often, but when we do, we want the best experience possible. Restaurant 18 did not disappoint. From the ambiance to the service to the food, we were made to feel taken care of and it was wonderful. The seafood tower really was a dream come true and one that won't be forgotten anytime soon. Overall a tremendously enjoyable experience worth repeating.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word to describe the meal and experience that we had Saturday night - Spectacular! The food was plated so elegantly, the staff were incredibly well informed, the wine paired perfectly with each course. We had the Chef's tasting and as each course was presented the wait staff explained the dish and the highlights. We had the wine pairing which was also explained in detail. This was an expensive night out but so worth it. My mother, my daughter, and myself were so pleased with the ambiance, the staff, the food and the wine. One course we described as a flavor explosion in our mouths. Highly recommended, we will be back

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MI
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Gin martini I ordered was excellent. It was dry as I like it

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ON
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere, quiet, great for a date night or celebrating a special occasion. Delicious food. It is expensive but I thought worth it for the experience, excellent food, service and ambiance. The only concern is the lack of disability access.

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