There every business trip!High quality service and fantastic food! I go to Ottawa on business 4 times a year and always have dinner 1 night at 18. Never rushed and the food is great!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways pleasantWhat I like about 18 is that their timing is perfect and service is great. The ambiance is perfect and swanky. Food is good, I prefer less salt. Dessert was new and unique. Overall worth the $$$ spent. I will return.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGrad supper at e18hteenThe appetizers and entrees were heavenly. The restaurant had a great variety of appetizers that would suit any taste.
The meal was fresh and used locally/regionally grown products. As usual though with high end restaurants, the plate lacked a good amount of vegetables. I ordered the duck that was cooked to perfection at the suggestion of the server but the three gnocchi balls I received were insufficient. My daughter order the blue-cheese encrusted steak that was definitely noteworthy.
The dessert selection was rather dull and unappealing. No standouts.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outI chose this restaurant as the first of two dinners out on a girl's weekend away. It is a beautiful restaurant and the decor certainly impresses. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable and made excellent recommendations. I would have given the service Five stars but we did wait a long time for our mains. We were enjoying ourselves so it wasn't particularly annoying. The waiter did compensate by offering my girl friend a complimentary glass of wine which he felt suited her meal better than the bottle we had ordered. As well, the manager helped to bring our mains and offered his apologies. The bar area did have one loud group but they depated before our meal was complete. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here 3 times and everyBeen here 3 times and every time has been a fantastic experience. The servers are exceptional and very knowledgeable about the menu. Love the amuse bouche (every time!). One of my favourite restaurants of all time! :)5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprisedFood was excellent as expected, but service was surprisingly genuine and unpretentious. Perhaps the best restaurant in the Byward Market.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale and hip... quality foodSophisticated ambiance. Quality food, great flavors and excellent presentation... at an upscale price... but worth it. Creative octopus appetizer. Excellent medium-rare grilled duck breast with goat cheese gnoccis.
Strong wine list, although it would be great to see a few more choices on the "by the glass" list. Lively York Street location - and easy to catch a cab back to my hotel. Sufficiently attentive service - professional without smothering. Overall a good experience. ($$$ $118 for appetixer, entree, two glass of wine and 18% tip for one diner)5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingWhat an amazing experience. The waiter was the perfect mixture of knowledgeable, funny (without being too in your face), attentive and more. The food was exceptional (ice cream that tasted like caramel popcorn? yum!) but was also quite filling. Unfortunately, it also left a hole in my wallet. I think it was the most expensive diner I have ever purchased (also due to a 75$ bottle of wine - at the low end of the wine menu). To be expected for such a great restaurant at a great location in the market.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Place....Service was classy and impeccable. We were very impressed with the appetizer and liked the main dish. Main dish could have been a bit of a smaller portion to leave room for desert but we were very full by then. Amazing building with lots of caracter...hard to believe that it was a Mexican restaurant years ago.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMColdNous étions près de la porte et c'était froid chaque fois que les gens entraient il y avait une brise de vent!!! c'e fût la seul problématique!!!
Merci beaucoup, le service en francais a été tr`s apprécié!
Natalie5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menuThe menu is small, but the selection is great! Enjoyed the Smoked beef carpaccio and angus beef for dinner. Great location for sitting on the patio and taking in the sites of the Byward Market.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningHad A great evening...the food was great and the service was over the top...would definitely recommend this place when in Ottawa !!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very surprised by theI was very surprised by the service that we were given on the day of our dinner. The servers are fantastic at their job and were very attentive. The food was very well presented. The beef tartar absolutely phenomenal! During our dinner, the GM also greeted and served us our appetizers. Overall the experience was one of the best so far. One of the great restaurants in Ottawa by far!3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceTook my wife to 18 for her birthday on a snowy, Monday evening in late January, so it was relatively quiet.. It was fantastic all around between the service, the quality of the meal, the wine and the nice touch where our waiter brought her a selection of mini-desserts with "Happy Birthday" written out on the plate. This was not planned or expected, though I did happen to drop a hint to the waiter part way through the meal that it was her birthday. We're planning to go back for date night shortly. Can't wait.1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM