18th & 21st

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Speakeasy
18th & 21st brings something fresh and classic to Columbia, Maryland. Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience. Our food and cocktails reflect the feel of prohibition supper clubs. This not to say we're stuck in the past, but rather that we try and emulate the style of that era. That means beautiful presentation, careful crafting, and perfect pairings to keep your night on beat. Combined with live music, this creates an unparalleled experience for the discerning and adventurous looking for a sophisticated evening. Due to the nature of the experience at 18th & 21st we request that all diners be over the age of eighteen.

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Complimentary specials

Wine Wednesdays

Enjoy all wines by the bottle for 50% off the regular price.

Whisk(e)y Tuesdays

20% off all whiskey by the shot every Tuesday night.

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TracieM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Due to Corona Virus, the Try it Out Comedy did not happen and I am truly unhappy with the fact that while I had to buy all of my 6 tickets through Open Table, you all didn't have the courtesy to even acknowledge that it was going to be postponed and a possible date for rescheduling of the event Furthermore, its a non-refundable event and you didn't even reach out to the people who purchased ticket! What crappy customer service!

I would definitely recommend 18th & 21st but I would hope that they stop using Open Table for ticket sales

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The event was canceled & a refund has not been offered. We are waiting for it to be rescheduled.

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vipShazam
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town, carefully packaged for carryout!

18th & 21st
Responded on April 5, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are glad to hear that you love our burgers so much. We're thrilled that you had a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDawnL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meeting old friends

18th & 21st
Responded on March 17, 2020

Dawn, Thanks for the wonderful words. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipNightOwl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I probably don't write reviews often enough, but this begs to be said. Everything about 18th & 21st is balm for the soul in this time of uncertainty and pandemic crisis. Wash your hands and go enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, homemade and comforting (and very delicious) soups, live jazz, gracious hosts and servers who care for guests like cherished friends, and of course, perfectly executed entrees like the exceptional corned beef and cabbage I devoured last night. The chef has really elevated a homestyle meal to culinary heights and I savored every morsel. One of our friends enjoyed a favorite of mine, the paella. My husband loved the gnocchi. We eat there as often as we can, and I also recommend the steaks. For dessert, my husband and I shared a mini pineapple upside down cake, baked in it's own cast iron skillet and enrobed in caramelized brown sugar goodness. Take friends to dinner. Enjoy the comfort and beauty of the dining room, the music, food and drinks, the hospitality and the community. If you're not terribly hungry, stop in for cocktails, wine or beer and charcuterie, cheese, fresh oysters or an appetizer. Just coffee and dessert after the movies?? Go for it!

The owners and staff are taking care to wash, sanitize and keep everyone safe. If you're healthy, wash your hands and go to 18th & 21st.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a great time with us. We are pleased to see that your meals were wonderful and you found everything from our charcuterie, cheese, oysters, and dessert amazing and so delicious. We're glad that our live jazz entertainment was great and you had such a nice time. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service from my server Tia!

Music and food great as always.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We're delighted to hear that our team provided you with amazing service and Tia was so great. We appreciate the kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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NidiaC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our overall experience was good. We would definitely come dine again because the food is very good. The brussel sprouts were amazing. However, we feel the following things impacted our overall experience.

Since this was my 2nd time dining Id put in the notes to sit far away from the band as possible - the hostess led us to a table right next to the band until I asked for a different one - we were accommodated - luckily it wasnt busy but im just not sure what the point of me leaving notes if they wont be reviewed.

The ticket time between each course was long. In addition, we were very disappointed that the Paella was no longer available. We arrived for dinner around 6:30pm, which seemed early to be 86’d on certain items.

the hostess and did manage to refill our water a few times, but then they mustve got busy and we didnt have our waitress refill until the end of over meal.

When our server took our entrees to box them to go she stacked plates on top of the food that was to be boxed to go....overall thats not the best method, especially in a world of COVID-19. In addition, she did not box all the leftover items I did get the lamb, but not potatoes with the lamb. the potatoes were good - i wanted to eat the remaining at home.

It also took awhile to receive the bill in order to close the tab. The waitress did end up apologizing for slow service - said you were short staffed. My first time dining though it was FULL house, on a saturday night, and our waiter was AMAZING. It was NOT a full house - on this night. not even close.

Simply sharing our experience. Again, we look forward to coming back and just want our next experience to be better than our recent visit.

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LuciaM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was our second Cabaret night. the performers were terrific and the restaurant was very nice.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 13, 2020

Lucia, Thank you for the nice feedback. We're happy that both of your dining experiences with us were so great. We appreciate the lovely feedback and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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2seekingthebest
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Cabaret on March 9th and once again had a fantastic time. The music was great, the food outstanding and the wine/prosecco was excellent and plentiful. It was a great value with amazing entertainment. This is an event not to be missed.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We're so happy to hear that once again you had a great time with us. We are pleased that your meals are always amazing and everything to your liking. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Katie
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Music is wonderful, staff friendly and knowledgeable, drinks and food are delicious.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 10, 2020

Katie, We appreciate the lovely feedback. It is so nice to hear how much you love your dining experiences with us. We are thrilled to see that our team always takes excellent care of you and are so kind and knowledgeable. Thank you for the wonderful words and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Kristin
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at 18th & 21st. The hostesses and staff were so welcoming. The restaurant was warm and inviting and the live jazz music was incredible. We enjoyed all of our food so much from the appetizers and cocktails to the dessert. Chef Brian was beyond hospitable. We couldn't have asked for a better evening and we can't wait to go back.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 10, 2020

Kristin, Thank you for the feedback. It is nice to hear that you had a good time with us. We are pleased to see that you found your meals delicious and our live jazz music great. We are excited to see that our team took amazing care of you and Chef Brian made your experience so memorable. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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thinkingwoman
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating an anniversary with a party of nine and felt the service was equal to what a party of four would get - in other words we didn't feel neglected! There was something on the menu to suit everyone's dietary needs, and it was also delicious.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. It is great to see that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that our team provided you with amazing service. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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DianeP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really impressive restaurant. From the friendly hostess to the wait staff, everyone was friendly, attentive and really genuinely nice. The food was excellent; the plates were beautiful. Well presented. The music was great; not to loud. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 12, 2020

Diane, Thank you for the nice feedback. We're thrilled that you had a great time with us. It is great to see that our team provided you with stellar service and were so kind and attentive. We are happy that your meals were delicious and everything was so great. We hope to see you again soon!

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rudyk
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dining experience. Great food and service. Next time we will go later and catch the band

18th & 21st
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We're thrilled that you had a nice time with us. We are glad that you found your meals delicious. It's great that you had such a nice and unique experience with us. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Surprise birthday dinner 2 weeks ago and really enjoyed the experience! Entering through Cured threw off the birthday guest! We were then ushered in through the large leather “wall doors” to the sound of jazz playing! The service was great and they have a lot of meal and drink options. They have a few whiskeys on tap so definitely try them! The food was amazing (ordered lamb and fish) and they provided a birthday dessert! Make sure to look up at the ceiling!

18th & 21st
Responded on March 26, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great celebration with us. We are glad to hear that your meals were amazing and our lamb, fish, and dessert great. We're happy to hear that our team provided you with stellar service. We appreciate the kind review and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMikeR
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Music was great. Food was great. A really nice mature spot for foodies, or a special occasion place for others.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 2, 2020

Mike, Thank you for the wonderful words. We are overjoyed to hear that you loved your meals so much. We appreciate the great feedback and nice recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled that you had a lovely time with us. We appreciate the kind words and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

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MichelleE
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This visit was for the Old Forrester Bourbon tasting. The company was good and the food was outstanding. As always the staff is amazing.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 2, 2020

Michelle, Thanks for the feedback. We're happy that you found your meals so delicious. We are thrilled to learn our team provided you with stellar service and everything was great. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipdebsvo
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

18th & 21st is exactly what is needed in Howard County. Jazz music, ambiance & excellent service without having to travel to D.C. or Baltimore. The parking garage makes it even more convenient. You still can have a conversation, even while listening to the music. The food, cocktails, wine list are all good too. The only reason for only 4 stars for food is the entree list is lacking in options, especially fish/seafood/vegetarian entrees. The appetizers list is great and we love the brussel spouts. We will definitely return.

18th & 21st
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous time with us. We are glad that you loved our ambiance and found our jazz entertainment great. It is wonderful to hear our team provided you with amazing service. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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AlexandraB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A mini family reunion that was made extra special by the food, service and especially the music!!!

18th & 21st
Responded on March 2, 2020

Alexandra, Thank you for the kind feedback. We're excited to see that you had a lovely experience with us. We're overjoyed to hear that you loved your meals and found our live entertainment wonderful. We appreciate the nice recommendations and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Sal7657
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

SO fun! The service was fantastic, we let our server know we were not in a rush and she was totally cool with it. I was a little worried about the noise level when the live music began but it was perfect. You could have a conversation without yelling and the jazz trio was outstanding. The menu was limited but still many choices. They need to work on that dessert menu though. Would def recommend!

18th & 21st
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. It is nice to see that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. We are happy that our team provided you with stellar service and you loved our jazz entertainment. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved into the area

18th & 21st
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. We are glad that you had a nice time with us. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Anon
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere
Great service
Wonderful live music
Singing manager/bar tender

18th & 21st
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a fabulous time with us. We're thrilled that you found our live entertainment great and our atmosphere wonderful. We hope to see you again soon!

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JohnN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to 18th & 21st. Overall the food, wine, and service were excellent, but a little bit on the expensive side. Parking was convenient in the adjacent multi-story garage, but that might not be so if it was summer and there was an event going on at the Merriweather-Post Pavilion nearby. My only complaint was that the live jazz combo seemed o get louder as the evening went on, and it was hard to have a conversation without shouting. Overall we were very pleased with our experience, and will go back again.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 20, 2020

John, Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to see that you had a nice time with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your meals and our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBrianP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. it is on the pricey side, but well worth it for a special occasion or a nice night out. service was excellent, as was the accompanying jazz ensemble.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 20, 2020

Brian, Thanks for the wonderful words. It is nice to see that you enjoyed your meals and found our atmosphere so great. We're glad you loved our live jazz entertainment. We hope to see you again soon!

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BrianS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is beyond amazing. The front and waiter were great. Always making sure we were taken care of without feeling overwhelmed. The food was fantastic as well. The appetizers were awesome. The entrees were delicious. The dessert were good. Overall, a great restaurant. We are very much looking forward to coming back.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you, Brian. We are delighted to hear that you had a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to hear our team provided you with stellar service and were so kind and attentive. We're happy that your meals were great and you found everything to your liking. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMauriceE
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this venue - the food, the jazz, the friendliness of the staff. Good times!

18th & 21st
Responded on February 20, 2020

Maurice, Thank you for the kind feedback. It's nice to see that you always have such a good time with us. We're happy you enjoy your meals and love our live entertainment. We appreciate the lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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CheesenRice
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a first time visitor I was impressed. The seating was tight but comfortable. Our server was very attentive although a mistake was made on a steak order where one diner did not get the steak she requested, it was given to the other guest at our able but by the time the mistake was realized, the other diner was already enjoying it so I guess it's best to double check your order to ensure your steak is medium well and not well done. I would go again as there were other items on the menu worth trying.
Additionally, the parking could not be better. We were just a short distance from the car to the door of the restaurant so it's convenient that way.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for sharing your visit with us. We're glad that you had a wonderful first time with us. It is nice to hear that our team provided you with great service. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAllanW
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials ( wild boar!)
Wonderful evening, a consistently exceptional experience

18th & 21st
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. It is nice to hear that you had a good time with us. We're thrilled that everything was great. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with couples

18th & 21st
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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Suzie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambience for an evening out with good friends. Music is not so loud that you can’t hear your table discussion. Flounder was good, not great. lamb and Brussels sprouts and cocktails were great.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 11, 2020

Suzie, Thanks for the lovely feedback. It is nice to hear that you had such a good time with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our live entertainment and found our ambiance wonderful. We appreciate the kind review and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipLikeGoodFood
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our party of four were first-time diners. We enjoyed everything about the experience- food, service, and music. We plan to make it our “hang” on a weekly basis.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback. We are thrilled that you and your party had such a great first time with us. We're happy that your meals were wonderful and you found our live entertainment great. We are glad to see our team took amazing care of you. We are so excited to hear you will be joining us again. We'll see you soon!

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vipCharlie
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our evening was perfect! Great food, music and service( kudos to Emily). This night was made even better by a long chat with Chef Brian to chat about his creations as well as the opportunity to taste one of his new dishes which we cannot wait to enjoy again (TOMATO PIE) and an oh so decadent chocolate devils food and ganache desert.
This is a hidden gem in Howard County. At the risk of not being able to get a reservation, I must recommend if you haven’t tried this outstanding restaurant, please go to enjoy a true dining experience.

Thanks again chef Brian, Emily, Kyle, Emily for making the evening a wonderful as it always has been in the past.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 11, 2020

Charlie, Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are thrilled that you always have a marvelous time with us. We are glad that our team always provides you with excellent service and Chef Brian is so amazing and kind. We appreciate kind review and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to eat and listen to some music. The food is good and the service is great.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 11, 2020

Steve, Thanks for the fabulous feedback. It is nice to hear that you loved your time with us. We are thrilled your meals were wonderful and our team provided you with great service. We hope to see you again soon!

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DeanG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Wonderful food and experience. We'll be back again and will bring friends so they can enjoy it with us!

18th & 21st
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dean, Thanks for the awesome feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a nice time with us. We are overjoyed to see that you loved your meals and found everything wonderful. We appreciate the kind review and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipTomB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal at 18th & 21st! Tried some new dishes and we were blown away by the taste and presentation. Can't wait to go back again soon!

18th & 21st
Responded on February 5, 2020

Tom, Thanks for the lovely feedback. It is nice to hear that you had a good time with us. We are thrilled that your meals were amazing and our dishes blew you away. We appreciate the marvelous feedback and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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ABBYK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a really fun and unique experience. The ambiance is comfortable and fancy and I love the idea of a speakeasy. Make a reservation for sure. The service was wonderful, the food all homemade and divine, and the live music was delightful. Still, it's easy to carry on a conversation.

18th & 21st
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a fun dining experience with us. We are thrilled that you loved our live music and our team took impeccable care of you. We appreciate the kind review and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJADN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

18th & 21st
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We're elated to hear that you had a great time with us. We are thrilled you loved your meals and our team provided you with excellent service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

18th & 21st
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again!

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vipAllanW
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on! Filet mignon slider outstanding

18th & 21st
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We're excited to hear that you loved your meals and found our filet mignon sliders delicious. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

18th & 21st offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (667) 786-7112.

18th & 21st is rated 4.7 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

18th & 21st does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cured1821.com/store/cured-18th-21st-gift-card.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.