18th & 21st

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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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

Specials

Wine Wednesdays

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-9:45PM

Whisk(e)y Tuesdays

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-9:45PM

What 415 People Are Saying
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved into the area

A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JN
Baltimore
2 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 4 days ago

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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BP
Washington DC
3 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 4 days ago

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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BS
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 4 days ago

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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ME
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 4 days ago

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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CR
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 4 days ago

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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AW
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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OT
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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S
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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LG
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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C
Washington DC
61 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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SB
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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DG
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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TB
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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AB
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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JA
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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OT
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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AW
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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TW
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great food and great service, what could be better. The short ribs were delicious!!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 30, 2020

Tom, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It's nice to hear that you had a great experience with us. We're overjoyed to hear that you loved your meals and found our short ribs wonderful. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our music and our team provided you with excellent service. We appreciate the kind review and nice recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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AD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of Restaurant week so it was a great value for amazing food. That was all complimented by the Side Car Duet’s musical entertainment and Jana a pleasant and informative waitress!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We're charmed to hear that you had a great time with us. We are thrilled to hear that you love our restaurant week menu and found our live entertainment so fun. It's nice to hear our team took excellent care of you and Jana was so kinda and informative. We appreciate the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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DL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We will be back again soon.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 28, 2020

Donna, We appreciate the wonderful feedback. It is nice to hear that you had a great time with us. Thank you for the lovely review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the cauliflower!

18th & 21st
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We're excited to see that you enjoyed your meals and found our cauliflower delicious. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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s
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Let me start by saying that almost all of the food was very good. Two couples came here to celebrate two birthdays and we were greeted by a lively hostess and were seated by the jazz band. We found out it was restaurant week which was a nice surprise. However when we checked the Howard County website, the menu listed was completely different than the one presented at the restaurant as well as the price listing. The website stated $32.20 per person and the restaurant was actually $45 and change...big difference, the website should be updated as it is misleading and one can't make an informed choice for dining. With that said, our appetizers and entrees were delicious. We had the Tuna Tartare which was served over seaweed salad and was nicely presented and tasted perfect. We also had the scallops, short rib and monkfish entrees which were all prepared wonderfully. Now for the desserts, the crème brulee was as expected, very good but the free birthday cakes in the mason jars were terrible and a disappointing end to an otherwise fabulous meal...not the way you want to remember your experience. Not to bemoan a free dessert, but if you aren't going to do it right, don't do it at all...that would have been better. The small mason jar had a vanilla type cake with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries. The frosting and berries were perfectly fine, but the cake tasted dry, stale and old. We all wondered where the quality control was for this offering. Maybe just berries with crème would have been better or even a Sara Lee pound cake in the mason jar would have been better. It's unfortunate because that is what we all talked about as we were leaving the restaurant and it could have been so much better. I hope someone sees this review and makes adjustments as necessary. Even if it means offering nothing for the birthday.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals so much. We are glad that you found everything so delicious. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and appreciate the suggestions. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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a
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They Did not read Open table request. They put us near BUSY waiters ordering station near door.
Bad Table!!, Brought wrong appetizer & I had to wait for correct one., Rib eye was very tough and tasted like a rubber band. Finally moved us (requested)...but Hostess moved silverware touching top of spoon. Requested clean spoons ...etc....Will not return!

MP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent & service very good.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 28, 2020

Michael, Thanks for the lovely feedback. We're charmed to see that you had a good time with us. We are thrilled that you loved your meals and our team provided you with great service. We appreciate the nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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CM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific ambiance in the speakeasy! Great trio played in 30 min sets that almost distracted us from the great food! I always look forward to coming back.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the lovely feedback. We're excited to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are excited to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed our live entertainment. We are happy you enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you again soon!

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. The food was great and the jazz really added to the ambiance.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We're excited that you found your meals delicious and our team provided you with wonderful service. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The hostess set the scene with her outfit and behavior, like knocking on the door prior to entering. The light jazz was very relaxing. Food was very good. Our server Kat, was knowledgeable and personable. Her attitude was very light hearted and fun loving. Her suggestions were spot on. We had a wonderful experience and plan on returning.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 21, 2020

Bill, Thanks for the lovely feedback. We're excited to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are thrilled that you loved your meals so much. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our live jazz entertainment so much and found your meals so delicious. We're happy that our team provided you with stellar service and Kat was so great. We appreciate the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with a nice ambience. The menu is great and the prices are what you would expect for a restaurant of this type.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thanks for the kind words. We are glad to hear that you had such a nice dining experience with us. We are thrilled that you found your meals wonderful and everything so delicious. We appreciate the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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PD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cabaret was wonderful

18th & 21st
Responded on January 21, 2020

Peggy, We appreciate the great feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Fabulous food; great music; wonderful service. Just a lovely night out!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 16, 2020

Kathryn, Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with us. We are so happy that your meals were wonderful and you found everything so great. We hope to see you again soon!

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IT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a nice dinner with friends, food is always great, servers are very attentive, and very professional.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We're delighted to hear that you always have such a nice time with us. We are glad that your meals are always delicious and our team takes great care of you. We appreciate the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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MK
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! The smoked Old Fashioned was the perfect start to a memorable meal: wedge salad; tuna/avocado tartare; cream of crab soup (perfection); Brussels (no bacon, but still fantastic); paella (shellfish so succulent it's obscene) and a perfectly prepared filet. Life is good. Superlative service (a shout out to Mark, who was the perfect combination of professional and friendly) brought the experience full circle. We cannot wait to return.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 10, 2020

Mark, Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We're excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are happy that you found your meals delicious and found our tartare and cream of crab soup wonderful and our brussels, pella and filet delicious. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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w
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The three of us started off with the trout appetizer, superb. Our order consisted of the filet mignon, ribeye and paella. The steaks were cooked as ordered and very flavorful, "luv the crispy outside" The paella, very good and alot of it! Ended with the two tarts, doughnut bread pudding and a carrot cake treat. Service was excellent! Very cozy atmosphere with live jazz music.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. It's nice to hear that you had such a great time with us. We are happy that you found your meals delicious. We're glad to hear our trout appetizer, filet mignon, ribeye, and pellas so flavorful and cooked perfectly. We appreciate the lovely feedback and kind recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and extremely pleasant atmosphere. The light jazz was a lovely bonus. Food very good, could have been warmer but tastes were excellent. Loved the half price wine night! Very good place especially for a special occasion.

18th & 21st
Responded on January 10, 2020

Patty, Thanks for the fantastic feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are thrilled that you loved your meals and found everything so delicious. We are happy that our team provided you with amazing service and everything was to your liking. We hope to see you again soon!

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TW
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having Great food, Great Service, Jazz with good friends. What could be a better combination for a Great place to eat? Nothing!!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 9, 2020

Tom, We are happy to hear that you had a fabulous time with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meals and found our jazz entertainment so great. We're happy that our team provided you with stellar service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place upscale phenomenal service great food who could Ask for more

18th & 21st
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had a nice time with us. We are glad that our team provided you with exceptional service and your meals were delicious. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

18th & 21st
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful words. We're happy to hear that you had a good time with us and you enjoyed the atmosphere we provide. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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BE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the music is wonderful and the decor is transforming. You feel like you are in a different era. I highly recommend it!

18th & 21st
Responded on January 7, 2020

Betsy, We appreciate the nice feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meals so much and found our music and decor to your liking. We appreciate the great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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