Restaurant e18hteen

4.4
958 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Steak
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar open late.
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Phone number
(613) 244-1188
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
David Godsoe
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Kimberly Ryan: (844) 245-4912
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Sussex Drive
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Parking Details
Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center, a 5 minute walk through the Byward Market.
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Special Events & Promotions
We host regular wine dinners, welcoming wine makers and exclusive wines from across Canada and the world. Follow along on social media or ask to be added to our e-mail list.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 958 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great place with tasty food and delicious tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great food! Super service.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We were here for our wedding anniversary. My wife has Celiac disease.
The service was excellent and the food was exquisite.

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1.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Wait so long time, food not fresh and too litle, waiter is not friendly

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Excellent service- lovely experience.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Not worth price. Food is average tasting . My dish Was way too salty.

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Food was delicious and perfectly prepared, presented and served. Good advice on matching wine selection to menu choices.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had excellent service from all servers, particularly our main server. The food was also delicious and presented in a unique and appetizing manner.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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...

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was slow and not as attentive as it should have been for the price.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing services and fantastic food. The duck was delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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 .

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellent food/ wine pairing with tasting menu, amazing staff really helpful explaining each course. would happily return next time in Ottawa

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

High end, excellent food and welcoming atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant, particularly for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was wonderful in every way

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Service was great and the staff was very accommodating. This place is definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Staff attentive but a little stiff. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Had an incredible meal this past weekend. Service was excellent and atmosphere and ambiance was fabulous. Gorgeous building.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food just didn’t live up to the price. Beautiful place and good service.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We live out of country. Loved it so much in the past, we brought another couple with us for dinner this time.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Everything was great.
Our steaks were not warm enough but the rest was great.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food and service were both amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Premium pricing but it delivers on quality and experience

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