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Restaurant e18hteen
Restaurant e18hteen

Restaurant e18hteen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant18.com
  • Phone: (613) 244-1188
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 3:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar is open until 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Walid El-Tawel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our elegant open concept dining room, professional personnel with attention to detail and decadent culinary experience will make your event an affair to remember.
    e18hteen also offers two private rooms. The large Wine Room private dining room seats up to 20 guests and the small dining room seats up to 10 guests. The panels dividing the rooms may be opened for a combined capacity of up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Cummins (613) 244-1188
  • Entertainment: Coming soon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sussex Drive
  • Public Transit: Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant
A word from Restaurant e18hteen
Restaurant e18hteen was named after its unique location in an 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant, while excellently decorated, was quiet when we first entered. There were only about 4-5 tables occupied, which should have been our first clue. We ordered 6 appetizers and 2 entrees to share amongst 4 people. Our meal was spaced out over an excruciatingly long 2.5 hour window. We had one amuse bouche, then waited 30 min for our first round of appetizers. Another 40 minutes passed before we got our disappointingly small appetizers. The soup was cold and portions were not worth the exorbitant price. Came away hungry and disappointed. Not worth it. There was little service between meals. It was almost as if there was one chef for the whole restaurant, which would explain why it took so long to serve 5 tables."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Impeccable service, ambiance, wine list and food!!! A little pricy but still outstanding"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had the chefs tasting menu and it was out of this world! We were not rushed and it was a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful about our evening except that our seating section was packed fairly tightly while the restaurant was not full. It helped the staff to have the bulk of clients in one area but it made for a less calm and romantic experience. The table we were given was by the ventilation system and was a little bit chilly over a 3 1/2 hour period (tasting menu). The chairs could also use a redo of the padding since the wood frame hits across the back of your thighs again only an issue after a long visit. These physcal details did not take away from the experience enough to ruin it but if they were to be improved on it would certainly make the evening flawless."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We loved the ambience. Best duck breast and steak/potato pave we have had in Ottawa. Lovely choice of appetizers. We enjoyed the tuna and roasted beet salad. Presentations were memorable. Service was excellent, not rushed nor hovering - ask for Adam. Found a South African wine that we enjoyed over 5 years ago and had not seen on a wine list since. Generous portions and finished with a latte (yummy!). Definitely return for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Four of us celebrating a birthday......as always, excellent non pretentious service with a very accommodating kitchen (food allergies). The food is always elegantly presented and tonight was no exception. Crab cakes, seafood pasta and pea soup for appetizers, all tasty and beautiful to look at!!! Mains, steak frites, cooked to perfection, duck....generous and again, perfectly prepared and halibut, a tiny bit over-cooked but not enough to complain. Our primary server was friendly, informative and accommodating. Not a single complaint in that area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with high expectations because we had heard great things about it from friends. I was not disappointed! Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was wonderful. Decore is dignified modern with enough space between the tables that there is plenty of privacy. Enjoyed everything about the experience and will visit again and will happily recommend this restaurant JB Wichser"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "What a find ... amazing service .... and the food is outstanding .... a must place to go to when in Ottawa .."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had an early diner at "18". The appetizers - crab cake and pea soup were great. The crab meat finely chopped with wonderful seasoning. The pea soup had chunks of pork. It could have been warmer. For entrees, we had sockeye salmon and duck breast. Both were cooked perfectly with wonderful fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised with the food and service and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We live on the next street over and will return. We love our wine and did find many of the selections overpriced. The food was excellent but the lemon dessert had no lemon taste."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We wanted to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary and we were very satisfied. This dinner was amazing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at 18 in Ottawa and the second time that it was outstanding. From the moment you walk into the restaurant until the moment you leave the staff makes you feel special and they are there just for you. My husband and I both had an amazing romantic dinner, thank you 18!!! Best wishes, Barbara"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at Eighteen, and were totally satisfied by the experience. The service was exceptional (Adam, who we will request in future!), the food was cooked perfectly, and the wine & cocktails were exactly what we wanted and expected from a high class restaurant like Eighteen. We look forward to our next opportunity to dine at Eighteen."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "food was average . steak was undercooked and halibut was somewhat tasteless. most items were over priced for the quality. server and the wine were the best parts of the meal. we had tried this restaurant after reading about it in a magazine....not a good choice"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the tasting menu. It was a 5 course dinner and very nice. Our waitress was fantastic, knowledgable, friendly and not "over-the-top"."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was looking for an upscale place serving lobster and steak for my wife and myself. Was pleasantly surprised as the food was excellent and the service friendly and professional. Nice spot, will be back again soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I wanted to take my mother out for a celebratory dinner and couldn't decide on a restaurant. I picked at random off Ottawa's top 20 best places to eat and couldn't have been happier with my selection. The food was cooked perfectly, the service was beyond superb, and the ambiance was cozy yet sophisticated. I would recommend e18teen to anyone."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The steak was excellent and even my husband salmon was excellent. Service was well-timed and friendly. What's great is that you don't feel rush as if when you are done you need to leave. Everything was perfect. Thank yopu"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very good service. Food portion inconsistent. Same dish served to the same table, one almost half the size of the other."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere, attentive service , food was outstanding. Certainly would recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The accoustics are somewhat hard at least for those of the baby boomer generation. I feel that the music could be left out as the sound circulates too much in the restaurant making it difficult to hear the conversation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very good food, well prepared and presented by competent and attentive staff. Will return for a special treat even if expensive"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "this is the second time we go and our food was undercooked... we are not going back there anymore. we used to like this place but it has really gone downhill eversince carmichael left. this explains why they were featured on groupon. the place was rather quiet and not as busy considering it was the eve of a major holiday."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We decided to go with the 5 course chef's choice (everyone at the table must participate), and we're glad we did. Each course had great presentation and most importantly tasted incredible. We started with beef carpaccio, followed by prawns and pasta, lobster, lamb and dessert. We also chose the wine pairing option, which was fun and introduced us to some great wine and a Greek dessert wine we would have never ordered ourselves."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "While the food was outstanding, I found the service to be sadly lacking. The waiter was not attentive, he took quite a while getting to the tables and we felt like he was rushing us and not really interested in serving us or any other tables for that matter. It was very disappointing given the reputation of 18."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Having been here before previously, we expected the same quality as we had previously enjoyed. Alas, on a slow evening our fish was dry and our starters did not win raves."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nothing but superlatives. One of the best dining experiences, and not just the superb food, but the whole experience, you will find in Ottawa. We had the blind five-course tasting with pairing. I don't even wish to spoil it by trying to find suitable words.. Not inexpensive but so well done; quality, quantity, design, localvore, FRESHNESS, attitude and knowledge. The servers and manager appeared to be enjoying it as much as we were as it was unfolding. Highly recommended if not out on a budget or if looking for something quicker before some other activity like a show. This IS your show as well as dinner. Aces. Marco"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had reserved a table at the restaurant for a special occasion and we were really glad we chose this location. The menu is very interesting and there are only great options to choose from. We went the blind tasting with wine pairing and were really amazed by the quality of wines and services. There is always a special twist to the meals and they are masters at matching wines that enhance the food. It had been a while since we had such a great experience. We loved the wines so much our waitress prepared a list of the wines we had. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "we were married at e18ghteen three years ago and come back every year on our anniversary. The exceptional service is what drew us to e18ghteen as a wedding venue and they continue to impress us every year. When we arrived, not only did they remember us and our anniversary, they brought us complimentary champagne in the silver champagne flutes we had accidentally left behind on our wedding night three years ago! Although they have had changes in their chefs in recent years, the food continues to be excellent. I would highly recommend e18gtheen to anyone looking for a special dining experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I live in Ottawa and have been to all the "good" ones. There are more and more great finds in Ottawa but e18theen remains one of my favourites - great for special occasions. The service is very attentive (had the same waitress we had the last time we were there - I hope they keep her!)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took my son for his convocation celebration. We ordered the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Our server explained that the menu is made up on the day - everything was outstanding. Cold crab cake, followed by a beautifully cooked piece of halibut with rhubarb, chili and cucumber sauces for topping and toasted lentils. Then beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan and wonderful wild mushrooms. The main was a perfectly seared duck breast with morels. Dessert was a dark chocolate flourless cake with cashew butter and edible flowers. Service was fantastic, and the wine pairings, both white and red, were perfect. This was among the best meals I have ever eaten, anywhere."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Being an unapologetic snob about seafood and remarking casually that Ontario doesn't know what to do with it (BC born and raised, this chick), I will say the black cod was the finest seafood I have ever had in my life. Absolutely delicious, every single speck. The amuse bouche was a little....well, small, and I'm not sure I'd consider it a course in my 3-course meal, but it was well-paired. All things were good, the service was really very attentive, and overall I would rate this worth the money. At least for the cod."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband had a sirloin steak. It melt in the mouth. I had the lacquered black cod. It was so fresh and also melting in the mouth. The chocolate marquis and the mint ice cream was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a 6:30pm reservation and it was well after 10 when we left. The waiter was very attentive but water and bread for the table took forever to come - different person. also asked for more bread, got it after a wait but then no butter! After ordering the meals took a long time to come and with the slow water and bread we were getting 'uncomfortable'. They seemed to have a rule that bread was only brought after the amuse-bouche? That said, the food was very good to excellent - but pricey."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant overall but my husband was served a rib eye steak full of gristle. It couldn't be cut with a steak knife or chewed. The restaurant took his meal and glass of wine off the bill and since I am a small eater he finished my plate, but it is hard to understand how a restaurant of this calibre could serve meat like that. My filet and my daughter's lamb were perfect."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "E18hteen is pricy, so it isn't a restaurant I would go regularly to, but it is great for special occasions. The server was very professional, the food was amazing. The ambiance is perfect for a dinner for 2. There wasn't much noise, we could carry a conversation. My wife is pregnant and they were able to accommodate to her food restrictions without a problem. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "great food and service - tends to be noisy even if few people in restaurant"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had the most wonderful food experience with my friend. The service was impeccable (thank you Adam!) and the food was absolutely outstanding. Would recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind paying extra for a fantastic night out."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I don't like small prints. I missed the part that we only add two option Cod and steak ! When we arrive there was new small prints. We had to orders drinks in order to get the deal ( it's 10-14$ on glass or martini) and the HST was not included . What HST not included an other 15$ Still we order our food and it was excellent. For the appetizers the mushrooms consommé was very tasty. My wife had the tomato salad and it was ok !. The Cod was fabulous. Cooked perfectly, it was melting in the mouth. My Angus steak was excellent, cooked perfectly. I would have eaten something else espicially during BBQ season. I cook perfect steak my self. Crème brulée was perfect and the chocolate fudge dessert, was very rich ( not my favorite). Great experien"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We ordered the $46 lobster entree, and added some fries - they looked so good! However, we received the fries after we finished eating our lobster. This was really disappointing - given also that we waited a little bit to start eating the lobster thinking the fries would come... I even had to tell my husband to start his plate. We were not going to waste a $46 meal on $8 fries (yes, $8, for French fries... that's another thing...). Fortunately, we were not charged for the fries nor the coffee, but I was very disappointed with that beginner's mistake."
    Dined on 5/23/2014