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.
We have reservation at 8:30pm. But we wait for another half hour to have our table. That’s the only thing that bother us.
I liked that they were very cautious with the food preparation i.e allergies. Great ambiance, beautiful venue but the food seemed a bit over priced.
The Service was great and the staff was very accommodating. This place is definitely worth a visit!
Celebrating the U-Grad of a special friend.
The ambience, service and fare were prefect for the occasion. We were seated in cozy stone-walled corner adjacent to the lovely fireplace and a window with a view of the Byward Market; wow!
Champagne, aperitifs, wonderful entrees and mains, digestifs, the server surprised my guest with a special dessert commemorating her graduation, specialty coffees... all YUMMY!
It's difficult to imagine how the evening could have been better.
Beaucoup d'thanks to e18hteen!
Great food and ambiance. Staff attentive but a little stiff. Would go again.
Food was amazing. We had the duck (two ways), and the lamb (two ways).
The bread was also light and crispy. Normally, I'm not to take interest in the bread basket, but the baguette was light and crispy.
Had an incredible meal this past weekend. Service was excellent and atmosphere and ambiance was fabulous. Gorgeous building.
The food just didn’t live up to the price. Beautiful place and good service.
Serving staff were accommodating and friendly. The hostess was somewhat frosty upon arrival, not very welcoming. Caesar salad had zero flavour, almost as if an ingredient had been omitted - could not finish. Oysters were bland and salty. The lobster served with the pasta entree was tough, chewy, hard to cut and the filling in pasta was cold. Crab cake appetizer was tasty but not heated all the way through, either. Extremely disappointed overall. Highly overrated. We were offered complimentary dessert but chose to forego and instead ordered room service back at our hotel. The restaurant was also very cold temperature-wise but could have been our specific seating. Nice decor and ambiance.
Eating at 18 was an excellent experience. The food quality and quantity was a great value and the staff were incredible helpful. Food presentation was exceptional. It was our anniversary and they presented us with a special dessert. Well done.
We live out of country. Loved it so much in the past, we brought another couple with us for dinner this time.
Service was impeccable, as well as the food. Was there for a birthday dinner, and was treated to a birthday dessert which was so nice. It was very quiet (we were the only table in there) from 5pm-7pm which was a little awkward, so i'd recommend going for a later time. It was designed really well, we were comfortable at our table. Would go again for sure.
Everything was great.
Our steaks were not warm enough but the rest was great.
The service was amazing, great flexibility with food allergies, creative on how to present each course. Last but not least the food was excellent! Overall very nice experience and will go back for sure.
The food and service were both amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Premium pricing but it delivers on quality and experience