18th & 21st

4.8
507 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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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Experiences

  • Irish Whiskey Dinner

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Mar 17, 2021 only

    Join us for a Saint Patrick's Day special event at our Irish Whiskey Dinner. We have put together a three course menu with some of the best Irish whiskies you have never heard of and some that you may not see again. If you often think to yourself that Irish Whiskey is only Jameson, there is a whole new world to explore. We hope you will join us as we hopefully open your eyes to the depth that Irish whiskey brings to the game. The dinner is $125 per person and pre-paid reservations are required.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 507 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic meal! Very nice selection of wines and cocktails as well. Live music with the ambiance provided for an enjoyable evening.

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FayeHernandez
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed my Valentine’s Day experience with my girlfriend! Will go here again for drinks. Cocktails were yummy!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and support staff was first rate. I will be back soon. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the atmosphere of an old supper club. Music suited everyone’s tastes. Was quiet enough to be able to hear each other at table. Food was excellent. Service was great. Would definitely go again.

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KatlynG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here and loved every minute of it. Extensive wine and liquor list, great cocktails and the food exceeded expectation. Our steak was perfectly cooked which isn’t easy since my wife likes med-well. Perfect spot for a date night or special occasion.

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abbya
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good dinner, Everything was fantastic. The décor and ambience was top notch. Music good. Will definitely be returning.

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KellyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

It was restaurant week in Howard County, NOT the best time to try a new restaurant in my opinion. My friend and I ordered from the pre-fixe menu and got pork shank and tuna steak. Both were over cooked to almost be inedible. Neither of us had the heart to send them back, so definitely no left overs to take home. I would try again, while not in pandemic, but not during restaurant week for sure.

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PaulC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect, from ambiance, service, food and drinks.

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KhiraC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I LOVED the ambiance of the restaurant. Live band was amazing and food was tasty. Kind workers and was a great place to celebrate my birthday!

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stephenm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the ambiance and beautiful decor, phenomenal music and exceptional food made for a perfect evening.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 25, 2021

Stephen, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at 18th & 21st. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Vince Culotta Managing Partner

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Mika
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good, a bit on the pricey side. Atmosphere was chill with live entertainment, perfect for a romantic date.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 25, 2021

Mika, Thanks for your review of 18th & 21st. We are delighted that you found your time with us perfect for a romantic date. We are sorry that you may have felt the value wasn't quite up to snuff but we appreciate the glowing marks in all other areas. We do hope that we will see you again soon. Vince Culotta Managing Partner

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DeonJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service

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JimSlav
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th and 21st is THE classiest restaurant in Columbia and perhaps Howard County. Classy, yet not "stuffy" or "snobby"...very relaxed and friendly. Go dressed like you're going to a nice dinner, but you don't need to be "formal" if you don't want. The food quality more than meets expectations for its style and price bracket. The staff is impeccably professional and thorough, yet even on a very busy evening they make it a point to stop and chat with customers. The live jazz featured quality local talent that was a very good match to the atmosphere--energetic but not too loud to hear your companions at your table. When we were there, they played newer, more abstract tunes as well as classic jazz standards. But most of all, the food and great service (and, not to mention the largest whiskey selection in Howard County) will bring us back for our next splurge...:)

18th & 21st
Responded on January 19, 2021

Jim, Thanks for the glowing feedback. We are thrilled that we've created an atmosphere that you feel so comfortable in. We want all of our guest to feel comfortable and welcome and it seems we've achieved that in your case. Thanks for noticing the acoustics. It's something we worked very hard on. We will also keep on working on growing our whiskey selection. We aren't ones to rest on our laurels. Vince Culotta Managing Partner

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Dache
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, music and service, we loved everything.

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ToniP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a classy place but just need more appetizers added to the menu my birthday guy had very limited options but other than that Perfect

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JimK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! The food was absolutely delicious, the service was professional, the ambiance was perfect, and the live jazz band was the icing on the cake! A fabulous place to go for a night out on the town!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 19, 2021

Jim, We are glad that you had such a great time with us. We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for our guests and we are thrilled that you felt that was the case. We hope to see you again soon. Vince Culotta Managing Partner

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Alex
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very safe place to eat indoors! We had the Pan Seared Diver Scallops and the Poached Lobster - both of them were delicious. We have to come next time for the Grilled Lamb T-Bones. Elegant, great ambiance, pianist is excellent. Prices are just right.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 19, 2021

Alex, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at 18th & 21st. We are over the moon that you had a great experience and felt safe doing so. This is such a difficult time and we work very hard to follow all protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We hope to see you again soon. Vince Culotta Managing Partner

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved the food and atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Kimi
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great music! Will definitely return.

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vipJW20
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was excellent. Nice music.

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Mike
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I highly recommend this place and it has been great for my wife and I to enjoy a quiet dinner, where we can relax and enjoy a great meal. We dine here at least once a month and have continued to do so during the pandemic. The food and service are excellent. I usually have a steak, which has always been prepared exactly as I request. I also have the creamed spinach which continues to be a favorite of mine. The wine list is good and we have enjoyed a bottle of wine or Old Fashioneds with dinner. The live music presents a perfect background.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas event. Delicious food and cocktails.

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RonW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charlie Brown Christmas dinner, 3-course meal, was EXCELLENT! Full of fun with the trivia and the band was superb. High-End, upscale dinning at its best. Great cocktail choices as well with all staff properly masked and tables distanced. Can't ask for more than this!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and music was great. The restaurant was way too bright which completely kills the mood and tone of a jazzy prohibition style speak easy.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very nice and quite place for a great occasion. The life music was a good mode setter. Food and service was outstanding 10/10

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vipLanceH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted a nice meal for date night. Had been meaning to try this place for a long time. Great atmosphere, very cool place. Waitress was great, super friendly and quick. Nice live music. Food was great. Good beer selection. Unreal whiskey menu. Had the mushroom soup, rockfish, lamb, and dessert. Everything was solid. Will definitely be back.

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vipVlad
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of the best experiences in Maryland.

18th & 21st
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are thrilled that you found everything so amazing. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipThomas
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live jazz band is always a perfect touch. Not to mention the amazing menu and cocktail list. We have been there 3 times and will continue to visit every chance we get!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance and food very much!

18th & 21st
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your meals and found our atmosphere wonderful. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Mike
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was again outstanding. Every time we dine here the food is cooked to perfection. This visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday and she can't eat dairy, so finding a dessert can be very difficult. Understanding this they quickly poached her a pear. The excellent staff and great food is a reason to visit and keep coming back.

18th & 21st
Responded on November 3, 2020

Mike, Thank you for the fantastic feedback. It is nice to see that you always have such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are happy to hear that your meals are always great and cooked to perfection each time. We're delighted to see that our team always provided you with stellar service and go above and beyond to make your visits with us so memorable. We appreciate the kind review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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resheedaw
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was fantastic! Great place for a romantic & relaxing date. Food is prefect!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is nice to see that you had such a good time with us. We're overjoyed to learn that you enjoyed your meals and found our atmosphere so romantic and relaxing. Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. See my full review on Yelp

18th & 21st
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. It is nice to see that you had such a great time with us. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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MelissaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my anniversary and the service was amazing from start to finish! We received a complimentary champagne toast and even a shout out from the jazz band playing. Food was delicious and the ambience was great. Thanks to all of the staff for making our night extra special!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 27, 2020

Melissa, Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are happy to see that your meals were wonderful and you enjoyed our live jazz entertainment. We're glad to see that our team went above and beyond to make your anniversary celebration so memorable. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant, and I was treating my niece and her fiancé to a special dinner before they move to Virginia.

Love the food and music and ambiance

18th & 21st
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you love your dining experiences with us. We are thrilled to hear that you love your meals so much. We appreciate the wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday

18th & 21st
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are glad to hear that you had such a nice dining experience with us. We appreciate the kind review and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

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SylviaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with the feeling of being transported back in time to the 1920s. Great music with great service and a large array of whiskey with the best whiskey wizard!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 11, 2020

Sylvia, Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our live entertainment and found our whiskey array great. It is great to see that our team provided you with stellar service. We appreciate the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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MelissaB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, very helpful with food suggestions and patient with my group when half of us arrived an hour late. The atmosphere was very chill and relaxing and the food from apps to desserts were all delicious!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your meals and have such a wonderful dining experience with us. It is great to hear that our team was so kind and took excellent care of you. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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noelaa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place like how it has a private section for dinner the server was very nice food soo good. They need more variety to satisfy the diverse crowd

18th & 21st
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the nice feedback. We're excited to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. It is great to hear that our team provided you with stellar service. We are glad that your meals were wonderful and everything was so delicious. We appreciate the nice feedback and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipeshfoodie
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

three dishes entrees not liked by our party of 5. One was the salmon entree. Salmon was overdone and dry, sauce on collards greens was terrible, sweet potatoes had no flavor. Meatloaf was not great, didn't like so many mushy peas on it. Desserts were good except of my Apple Fritters. They were greasy and had an odd mint flavored sauce on them which did not go well with them at all. Great ambience and music and excellent waitress.

18th & 21st
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment and found our atmosphere wonderful. It is great to see that our team provided you with excellent service. We appreciate your feedback. 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 4.8 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.