Restaurant e18hteen

4.6
1002 reviews
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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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RA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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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RB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No doubt this is a costly place however if you're looking to celebrate something special in your life, Restaurant e18hteen won't disappoint you! The service was wonderful; the staff was pleasant, attentive and efficient; the atmosphere was lovely and the food was absolutely delicious.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

No good service with the girl with red hair. To expansive d’or the value and the food in 2 plate was unaceptable

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k
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

always a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend the 18 to all those visiting Ottawa. The restaurant is well situated (in the heart of downtown) and warmly welcoming staff make the diner a very nice evening.

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LC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience for our 3rd year wedding anniversary, absolutely loved it! The service was amazing throughout, our server even got us craft cocktails that weren't on the menu yet. The food was spectacular begin to end, super tasty drinks, and stunning building inside and out -beautiful ambiance. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or a fancy evening out. Dinner was pricey but was worth it, they definitely know what they are doing at restaurant Eighteen

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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
9 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
Ottawa
2 reviews
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.
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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
5 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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