Eighteen is a very nice dining experience. The food is excellent and the service is warm and friendly and very attentive. I'll be back.
We came here for our wedding anniversary. Even though the kitchen was a bit busy, we were still taken care of and had salad and bread for us to snack on. The service was great and we would definitely come back for another special occasion.
Great ambience and location. Halibut way too salty and entrees were cold!
Our server Jason was incredible. It was my wifes birthday and we are new to Ottawa. Our experience was topshelf
This was our 3rd or 4t dinner at 18th.. as usual just fantastic! YES we will be back again and again for sure..
Outstanding food and service. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. The servers were very knowledgeable with the wine and food complimenting beautifully. The wait time between courses was very minimal. Each plate was creative and oh so tasty! I would go back in a heartbeat. It is pricey but worth the money.
The food was excellent, the service great, as was the ambience. It is little pricey, fit for a special occasion.
Fantastic fine dining resto with excellent service and wonderful ambiance. They arranged something beautiful for our anniversary.
Was a good experience in Ottawa visiting there with the tasting course menu. Wine selection was great too.
A must in Ottawa!
The attention to details was the star of this meal. There’s a gentleman in charge of making sure everything is running smoothly which bring a nice meal to a wonderful evening.
The food was perfect and the presentation was flawless and the bartender was knowledgeable and happy to serve us great drinks and wine pairings. We didn’t eat desert because we opted to enjoy a drink from the skilled bartender.
Beautiful meal and the service wax excellent, I would recommend 18 for special occasions.
We have been to Eighteen Restaurant many times and really like the place. However, this time we were disappointed by the food because our main courses were warm, almost cold. We could have mentioned it to our server. We did not because we did not want to avoid being be served re-heated meat. We realize that this can heppen in any restaurant. We will certainly go again. We must say that the person who served us was excellent.
Very good. Service was good and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend for meeting with friends.
The ambiance is great and the service is outstanding. It was our first time there and we tried the seafood entrees. They were fantastic. For the main course, we decided to try their steaks since we're steak lovers and wanted to compare it to the Keg and Moxie's as we usually go there for steak.
My wife ordered the striploin and she enjoyed it. I ordered my favourate medium rare rib eye. I was disappointed. The meat was chewy, under cooked and for some reasons was butterflied. I'm not sure it was even a rib eye. The floor nanager noticed I did not eat it and there was sime chewed-up pieces on the side. I told him I didn't like it and he apologized. He did not charge me the $58 the steak cost. Except for this, everything else was really good. We enjoyed especially the octopus.
I will go back for the ambiance and the seafood entrees but stick to my usual destination for steaks.
Thanks for asking.
Since the 'Somelier' has gone we find that the atmosphere in the service team is less disciplined and at one time misplaced ( a waiter slid on the handrail). The waiter does'nt see that the wine glass is empty, so my spouse poured it himself. Never happened at your restaurant before. A dish for the next table was sent to ours. A little disorganized.
We will wait a while until things settle down and your seasonal menu changes (among our family we have tasted all the à la carte dishes.)
Until we meet again we we wish you luck and courage.
Restaurant was overrated. Food was mediocre especially for the price. Decor is beautiful. Wine selection iffy as selection by the glass was extremely overpriced for the wines carried. Appetizers were best part of the meal. Lamb chops overpriced - price would have been justified if taste and presentation matched the $55/plate - lacked flavour. Not sure I would bring clients here.
Great place with tasty food and delicious tasting menu.
Great food! Super service.
We were disappointed this time around with 18. We had our Wedding reception there in 2016 and could not have been happier with everything. Last year we went back for our one year anniversary and the food and service was outstanding. The staff remembered us, congratulated us and even gave us a complimentary dessert that said “happy anniversary”. This year on our second anniversary the food was not great. Really no flavour and for the price it should be amazing food. The staff seemed to have changed and they did not seem as friendly or professional. They did not remember us which was understandable but for a restaurant of this caliber I would expect more from the wait staff in terms of friendliness and overall experience. We may have to change locations for our third anniversary which is disappointing.
Simply perfection from start to finish. Our server Laurelle was simple amazing and she made the whole experience even better. We did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was simple sublime. Creative flavours and amazing wine pairings - it could not have been any more perfect.
Ambiance was beautiful, the quality of food and drink phenomenal and the service outstanding.
Five+ stars for sure.
We were here for our wedding anniversary. My wife has Celiac disease.
The service was excellent and the food was exquisite.
Wait so long time, food not fresh and too litle, waiter is not friendly
GORGEOUS restaurant, ridiculously delicious food and wine, perfect service and just a really lovely night. But be prepared- your wallet will cry when the bill comes ;) BUT very worth it if you’re looking for a special night.
Excellent service- lovely experience.
Not worth price. Food is average tasting . My dish Was way too salty.
Very disappointed with both the meals (cold and over cooked) and the amount of time to receive our entrees (70 mins)...
We have been to Eighteen 5-6 times in the past but this was a poor experience.
We will go one more time but for the price the expectation is for a high quality, tasty meal.
Food was delicious and perfectly prepared, presented and served. Good advice on matching wine selection to menu choices.
We had the 5 course tasting menu, it was excellent and so were the wine pairings. It's always different, but each dish was exceptionally well prepared and full of flavours. The duck breast with jus was the best I've ever had (its usually a little tough and rubbery), it was meaty and the duck jus really complemented the excellent St. Emilion wine selected for it. We'll be back as we have been there many times before.
We had excellent service from all servers, particularly our main server. The food was also delicious and presented in a unique and appetizing manner.
e18hteen is an absolute gem. Yes, the final bill will make the average diner do a quick double take but only for the briefest of moments, and that's because the quality of service and food is outstanding. At e18hteen, diners are treated better than anywhere else and the food is exceptional. Most highly recommended.
Because of a function being held in the restaurant at the tim of our visit, the service was somewhat slower than it has been in the past. Those serving us apologized but...
The food was excellent. The service was slow and not as attentive as it should have been for the price.
Amazing services and fantastic food. The duck was delicious.
We have eaten here before but it was not busy our first visit and we had great service.
This time the restaurant was busier but not full. The service was awful.
The only thing that came out fast was thd wine and we waited over an hour for our mains .
Great food and cocktails. The service was friendly but very slow. It took 3.5 hours to get through dinner and the restaurant was not at all busy
Excellent food/ wine pairing with tasting menu, amazing staff really helpful explaining each course. would happily return next time in Ottawa
A great evening with friends. This is a lovely place for special occasions. Ambiance, food and service are always welcoming and sophisticated. A special dessert was a surprise at the end of our anniversary dinner. Lemon tart was fabulous.
High end, excellent food and welcoming atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant, particularly for special occasions.
It was wonderful in every way
It is a very beautiful and classic restaurant within the Ottawa scenery. Unfortunately, we were for lunch, but on Sundays they only have brunch, which is basically a buffet. I was there to try some dishes from the main menu, but had to settle with the brunch instead. That is why I am giving a conservative score, since I couldn't taste the restaurant at its best. Needed to say, though, that the waiters were very attentive, and tried to do the most of the occasion after knowing that we were anticipating a very fine meal, which buffets usually aren't. If I ever go back to Ottawa, I will definitely would go for dinner and try that lobster and truffles that got my attention from their website.