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Restaurant e18hteen
Restaurant e18hteen

Restaurant e18hteen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant18.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to 18 for a romantic dinner and decided to try the foie gras, oysters and duck. Overall the food was tasty. The duck was quite good (the crust on it was very flavorful). The cocktails could have been a bit better. We ended the meal with a ginger cake with mint ice cream (highly recommended) The ambiance, the waiter's knowledge of the food, and the service really added to our evening."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We chose 18 for our 5 year anniversary and were impressed from start to finish. They gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne to start. The wine list is very extensive, my only complaint about the wine had more to do with the service - and this is just a personal preference - but quite a few times the services walked by when our glasses were empty and did not top them up. The appetizer portions are definitely on the small side, but very delicious - we had the tuna. Main courses were outstanding - we had the strip steak and the cod - both VERY good. Crème brulee for dessert was served with home made chocolates on a plate with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. It was the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night out!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I brought in some guests from Italy. Both foodies - one owns a restaurant. They were impressed with their rack of lamb. And our waitress had some classic university training in Italian which made them very comfortable. Plus she had very good wine knowledge and was an all around gem to be with. Bellissima!!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "It was the best restaurant experience I ever had in 5 years in Canada Food excellent staff friendly and really comfortable"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When you are rating a restaurant you want to be sure that you do not become too generous in your praise lest no one believes you. But 18 is one of those that requires an alltogether different scale. The ambiance, food and service were all 5 * . We had the tasting menu and my guest did the wine pairing with it. You could not ask for a better way to test the skills of the kitchen and Chef. They came through with a wide array of dishes and the team that served the table were able to describe each of them in detail. The wine was appropriate to each dish.I might have preferred to have the palate cleanser at a different point in the meal but without doubt it was an evening that my guest and I thoroughly enjoyed."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We were greeted rather coolly by an inexperienced young hostess. The sauces that accompanied the oysters was too salty. The crab cake was so salty that I returned it to the kitchen. We received the wrong bill, with charges almost three times the actual costs. What a disappointing evening at a restaurant that has such a good reputation."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My wife and I visited restaurant 18 for the first time. We wanted to celebrate her birthday and after reading reviews of some of the other restaurants nearby we chose 18 and were glad we did. The ambiance is great due to the fireplace, the background music and especally the white table cloths. The food was great as was the service. Our server was very knowledgable about the food and also the wine."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "18 has a very nice decor and is generally a very nice dining experience -- food quality is excellent and the decor is upscale but we found the service (at least that of the waiter) to be lacking. Although water was served within a minute of sitting down, it took almost 5 minutes for a drink order and it was nearly 15 minutes before the drink was in my hand. The apps were very nicely presented (I had tune, she had mushrooms) and were quite tasty although overly salty for my taste. Again, it was a good 20 minutes after we ordered before the apps appeared and the restaurant was about 75% filled. I had the cod for my main and my partner the Angus rib-eye and these were very good choices -- perfectly cooked and very nicely presented."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have been to Eighteen numerous times and found our last dining experience to be our least favorite due to the undercooking of a filet mignon not once but TWO times. We were patient but very upset that our daughter was eating by herself eventually and we were awaiting ordering dessert until the kitchen tried to get the meal right for us.. The unfortunate situation was handled by the waiter and manager professionally by not charging us for the filet and by paying for a dessert. We would give Eighteen another chance because of their professionalism and we did enjoy our appetizers and desserts"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Had a lovely time at Eighteen for my partners birthday dinner. The wait staff were attentive but not pushy, knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was amazing - recommend the lobster and duck. A very comprehensive wine list as well. Take someone here you want to impress!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We've been wanting to go to e18teen for quite awhile and decided to celebrate two birthdays there recently. We were greeted warmly and were treated to wonderful service and excellent food. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was our first time going to Restaurant 18 which was recommended to us by a few friends and coworkers. We were celebrating our 10 year relationship and we loved every minute of our visit including a special little anniversary surprise from the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Fantastic, knowledeable staff. Great food - delicious art on a plate!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We went to Eighteen for my wife"s birthday. We were not disappointed. Excellent from start to finish. The service, the ambiance, the food were all excellent. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes early and although there were plenty of tables, we were given a table next to the bar area where it was loud. Although the food was good and the waiter was attentive, our first visit to this restaurant was not memorable. For the cost, I would not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The menu was interesting, the food was delicious, but the stellar service is what put the cherry on top of an outstanding pre-show dinner. The oysters were fresh and succulent, the steaks were fine and perfectly prepared, the wine list and selection of cheeses were masterfully composed. Bravo! My only regret is not having the time to linger (we had tickets to a great show)."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I took my sister there for her birthday. The food was scrumptuous, the service impeccable. Definitely a variety of menu items for any appetitie."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My BF and I went for my birthday. He had the tuna appetizer and I had the pork belly, both were absolutely delicious. We had the blue cheese encrusted strip loin and the tenderloin, again both meals were scrumptious. For dessert was the chocolate rocher, which was the perfect end to the meal"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This resto is exceptional! Seriously - if you haven't tried it yet - what ARE you waiting for? The menu is just mouth watering and the actual dishes are dizzy-ingly delicious. I have been here three times and I'm always amazed at what comes out of the kitchen. The server's knowledge of wines is good and the wine list is pretty great too. The oysters are always very fresh and the accompaniments are not overpowering. Highly recommend if you are looking for an exceptional place to eat in Ottawa - which is hard to find in the Capitol!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Ate at e18hteen with my girl for our anniversary. Food was superb (plating, seasoning, composition, steak was cooked as ordered), service was really excellent (well informed with insightful recommendations). While more expensive than other restaurants, it's well worth the expensive to celebrate a special occasion. In short, e18hteen is highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant we've been to in our life. It is expensive,but worth every penny!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "18 is a pricey restaurant so I fully expect excellent food & wine and outstanding service. Such was the case for the food and wine ... they both lived up to expectations. However, there were a number of areas where 18 fell short on service / experience."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Everything was excellent that evening : the food, the ambiance, the service, the wine. Yes the restaurant is expensive, but it's all worth it. A thing to do at least once a year."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Eighteen for his birthday dinner. This was our first time at this restaurant and we were very impressed. The service was warm and friendly and the food was excellent. For an appetizer, I had the crab cake and he had the duck consomme. The crab cake was very good and his consomme had nice pieces of duck in it. Our main courses were duck and black cod. The duck was very tender and the serving was generous. He really enjoyed his cod and it was also a generous serving. We were stuffed so we skipped dessert. Our server brought a plate with a candle and Happy Birthday written in chocolate with a few chocolate pieces. A really nice touch."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I've been to e18hteen with my wife, once on the night I proposed to her and again with friends to try the blind menu, and on December 2 for my mother's birthday, as I wanted to treat her to a fantastic meal. On all three occasions we have been more than satisfied. What makes e18hteen truly special to us is the combination of excellent flavours, sizeable meal portions, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have and would recommend again that any of my friends try the culinary experience that is e18hteen."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "This is by far the best restaurant I've tried in Ottawa. Our waiter suggested a few dishes which really went beynd our expectations. I had the elk tartare as an apetizer, and then my main dish was the wild boar. The deserts were also very tasty!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We enjoyed a great lobster with an exquisite wine choice. The chocolate desert was heavenly"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We had been wanting to try the 18 for sometime but always ended up in some other restaurant on the market. This was definitely an excellent choice. The place fills up on weekends, so we booked 2 weeks in advance for a Saturday 7:00 PM dinner. My only negative comment would be that the choices for wine by the glass could be improved slightly. Our waiter (I can't remember his name) was extremely informative on menu items, specials of the day descriptions, super attentive and made an excellent wine suggestion to accompany my meal ! The rest of the staff are also awesome and contributed to an amazing evening. Some may find it on the pricey side, but well worth it!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food is always very good at e18hteen, and our server - Elizabeth - was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive, and full of good advice."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Third time here while visiting Ottawa. Food, setting and staff are excellent. Highly recommend. walking distance to Chateau and Westin."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Voilà une bonne bouffe un peu cher mais sympathique... Une très bonne ambiance beau décors entourés de personnes intéressantes et avec une carte des vins bien représentative du monde."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We had a lovely evening recently at Eighteen. The atmosphere was nice and were bowled over by every single morsel of food we tasted. The service was friendly, attentive and informed. Definitely a high recommendation - and we look forward to being back soon."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Great food! The ambience was nice with curtains to allow for more intimate group settings. The amuse-Bouche was fantastic (Tuna Tartar)"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This was our first visit. In order to appreciate what the restaurant had to offer, we took the Blind Tasting with wine pairings. We can honestly say we weren't disappointed with our meal. Four different kinds of fish, foie gras and boar. The wine served was perfectly paired to raise the food taste. The service was nice, but for the price tag, it could have been better. Little attentions from one server would have made the experience nicer. Overall, we strongly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Our meals were terrific - both appetizers and mains. The service was very good and the room is beautiful."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Eighteen is an excellent experience for intimate dining or a moderate group. The swordfish and the black cod were delicious. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Ask for the table in the front by the fireplace especially on a cold damp Ottawa evening."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Excellent restaurant would go back and recommend it without any hesitation. Little expensive, however it is worth every penny."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We chose Eighteen for two reasons: It was our anniversary and we wanted something fancy, and we had a coupon from the Entertainment Book. We are on a tight budget but love to dine out, so this worked beautifully. They surprised us with dessert and a special message of congratulations. The service is tremendous and the food is to DIE for! We couldn't have asked for anything more!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "The young man that served us was top notch! The food was excellent and the ambiance fitting the occasion."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I come to Ottawa for business 3 times per year and each time I make a reservation at this restaurant. The food is excellent and predictably great. The steaks are prepared beautifully and are flavorful. The salads are delicious. Great wine list. Great place to read some magazines or bring friends. Thanks"
    Dined on 10/11/2013