Restaurant e18hteen

4.5
974 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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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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 974 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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MJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Great ambience and location. Halibut way too salty and entrees were cold!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Jason was incredible. It was my wifes birthday and we are new to Ottawa. Our experience was topshelf

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RH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 3rd or 4t dinner at 18th.. as usual just fantastic! YES we will be back again and again for sure..

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FF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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IK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service great, as was the ambience. It is little pricey, fit for a special occasion.
IoanaK

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SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic fine dining resto with excellent service and wonderful ambiance. They arranged something beautiful for our anniversary.

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NW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a good experience in Ottawa visiting there with the tasting course menu. Wine selection was great too.

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LC
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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BR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal and the service wax excellent, I would recommend 18 for special occasions.

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JY
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good. Service was good and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend for meeting with friends.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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DX
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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.

Danièle Cyr

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place with tasty food and delicious tasting menu.

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JD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Super service.

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V
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

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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HV
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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H
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service- lovely experience.

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JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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

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R
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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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y
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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N
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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M
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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PV
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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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V
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

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

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing services and fantastic food. The duck was delicious.

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LZ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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BK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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TW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful in every way

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PG
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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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