18th & 21st

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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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

  • Scotch Dinner

    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 27, 2021 only

    We are headed back to Scotland again. We have been recently focused on local and stateside bourbon and rye distilleries, but we are going back to the motherland. Briana Savage with Diageo’s Education Team will be joining us to walk us through some amazing Scotches that will highlight a little something for everyone. The fall is the perfect time to drink scotch so why not do it with us! Hope to see you there!

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 688 people are saying
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vipXXXX
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb, the atmosphere and the room were a treat, and the food was excellent. An outstanding evening all around.

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EC19031
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been in about two years. Even better than ever. Excellent menu (seasonal prix fixe was superb) paired with great drink selections. Our server was attentive but not pushy, and gave excellent explanations. We enjoyed the music from the jazz trio but it was soft enough that we could still talk.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, enjoyed it all, live music, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining and it was just as great as the first! The atmosphere is just amazing

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Jason
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my parents 50th anniversary here. The dining room is fun with a jazz club feel. The music was great but a little loud from my table near the front of the room. The food was well presented and tasted good. The service was super friendly and helpful. I’d call it a somewhat expensive evening but a very good time.

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DamionF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue. Live music 5 days a week. Drinks were good. Great Gatsby ambiance. I’d definitely return again.

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vipJayjia
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I was there after covid and the food was still good, place was packed and they still had live jazz.

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vipVigirl
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place...outstanding entertainment! Entrée course took extra long (45 mins) but Chef delivered and apologized and was transparent as to why. Much appreciated. We should've been offered a drink or dessert while we waited extra, but were not. This was only reason I didn't give 5 Stars because the food was superb.

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to see that you had an enjoyable time with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely great dining experience.

To start off - the service was amazing. From the hostess pepper at the front to our server, Leila, everyone was attentive and friendly. Leila was knowledgeable on the menu and was always around when we needed her without being too overwhelming.

The food and the drinks were great. I definitely recommend the filet mignon sliders and then the pork tenderloin + any of their hand crafted cocktails.

I hadn't done all of my research and I didn't know that there would be a live band that night. When we were told there would be at the front door I was worried that I wouldn't get a chance to talk with my guest and the music would be loud and overwhelming in the small space. But I was extremely wrong. The music was the perfect level and helped add to the ambiance and vibe of the space. I was still able to have a conversation without having to raise my voice.

10/10 experience

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing time with us. We are glad to see that our team provided you with stellar service and Leila was so kind and attentive. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Great night!

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind review. We are happy to hear that you had such a lovely time with us. It is nice to know that everything was nice and to your liking. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the perfect place for any occasion. Truly one of the best

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such an amazing time with us. We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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JackS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, the Fred Hughes Trio -- what's not to like???

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks, Jack. It is great to see that you had such a lovely time with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your meals and loved our live entertainment. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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ErinC
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience again at 18th and 21st. Food was well executed. Service was very attentive. Love the atmosphere with the live music. We will be back.

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Erin, Thank you for the feedback. It is nice to know that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are glad to know that our team provided you with stellar service. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment. We appreciate your kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience

18th & 21st
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the cheery feedback. We're excited to see that you had such a nice time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Rhodes
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food selections albeit a bit pricey and friendly staff. Live music and complimentary drink to celebrate our anniversary. Exceeded expectations.

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

We appreciate your feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a nice anniversary celebration with us. We are glad that your meals were wonderful and our team went above and beyond to make your visit so memorable. We will see you next time. Thank you again and have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The live jazz music was amazing!!!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our jazz music so much. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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JBrown
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Thank you for a great birthday dinner!

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thanks for the cheerful feedback. It is nice to see that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to hear that your birthday celebration was wonderful. We appreciate your kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bookclub meeting. Great restaurant. Band was amazing

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a nice book club meeting with us. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed our live music and found everything wonderful. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. Until then, have a good week.

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vipJohnC
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, superb service and food. Great place to celebrate special occasions. Shout out to Leila who was our server, friendly and attentive.

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

John, Thanks for the cheerful feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience with us. We're thrilled to learn that Leila provided you with stellar service. We can't wait to share this with you. Thank you again and have a great week!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Concept of the restaurant as a Speakeasy was very nice. Good live music, nice decor and ambiance. Wait staff was attentive and professional -- very nice job. Ordered the blackened ribeye steak as an entree medium rare. The lighting made it difficult to see, but it tasted more like it was cooked to solid medium and it was a bit dry for my taste. Had the bourbon brownie with vanilla ice cream and found the brownie to also be a bit dry. These are matters of personal preference and my dinner companions all enjoyed their meals immensely, but I felt that the venue (and the cocktails) met a higher standard than my main course (which was the most expensive protein on the menu).

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. It is nice to know that our team took excellent care of you and your meals were great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMikeR
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Piano was kinda loud and music could have been more contemporary, but our meal was OUTSTANDING. Home run night.

18th & 21st
Responded on October 1, 2021

Mike, Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Mike
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was a good experience until halfway through dinner. The hostess acknowledged we requested a quiet table for four and put us in one of our favorite tables. Food and service was very good.
However, halfway through dinner the hostess that seated us pushed two tables together right next to us, and then sat 9-10 people at that table. This party had already eaten dinner in the adjourning restaurant Cured and for some reason wanted to be seated in 18th&21st. Now I understand why the staff may have wanted to accommodate the request. However, they did so without regard to the people that made reservations to dine at 18th&21st and were in the middle of dinner.
The group only ordered drinks and never ordered any food. And of course they were loud, shouting across their table for people at the other end to hear. So any notion I had of being seated at a quiet table was quickly gone. Twice, I went looking for the hostess to talk to her about the situation and could find no one at either hostess station. I don't know if the restaurant was understaffed, so that could explain their absence. Fifteen to twenty minutes later I finally saw the hostess leave from behind the bar area back to the front of the restaurant and followed her out there to discuss the situation. I did this at the hostess station, well away from my table and people I invited out to dinner and well away from any other customers, so to not expose others to my discussion and complaint. Despite my attempt to keep this private and away from my dinner guests, the manager chose to come to our table and follow-up on the issue. That forced me to disclose my previously private discussion.
18th&21st attempts to have the appearance and atmosphere as a sophisticated establishment. Maybe the manager and staff on duty don’t know this or forgot. I say this because it seemed like they allowed it to be turned into a Happy Hour type place where groups of people are invited to gather at a table to just drink.

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Ellen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely phenomenal....I had the scallops, my friend had the lamb, and both were delicious. She also swore by the Brussel sprouts (I don't eat them). Side of creamed spinach was heavenly. Mac and cheese good too. Great drink selection. They have a neat "add-on" where there's a special menu for theme of the month (or week?). This visit was salmon, which was great, but the salmon cakes were just a trifle undercooked. Great service, great ambience - the live music strikes just the right tone because you can still have conversation or, if you wish, just listen. We are planning on returning. A little bit on the pricey side, but I have paid as much and more for less in NYC and in this area. Probably a great venue for "landmark" events (date night, anniversary, birthdays, etc).

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Ellen, Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. It is nice to see that you loved your meals and found everything so delicious. We are happy to hear that our team took excellent care of you and everything was to your liking. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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JackS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been my experience over several years that any Steve Wecker eatery is a quality experience. He management staff, the servers, and certainly the culinary contingent, always rate high in my estimation. Service is professional but friendly, and the food is good!

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Jack, Thank you for your wonderful words. We are delighted to hear that you always have such a great dining experience with us. We are overjoyed to hear that our team always provides you with amazing service and you enjoy your meals. Thank you so much for the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our first visit. We were welcomed with an anniversary card and glasses of champagne. A nice surprise! Hilary, our waitress was wonderful. The atmosphere was very unique, very intimate. Live jazz band was excellent. They acknowledged birthdays and also 5 of us couples celebrating anniversaries, all by name, nice touch! The food was good, my wife had to send her steak back because it was over cooked. At $40, you expect it to be cooked the way you expect. The table next to us sent his steak back twice and ended up getting the salmon. You’d think the chefs could do steak. All in all, an enjoyable evening.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. It is great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us. It is great to see that our team went above and beyond to make your celebration so memorable. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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ChristinaL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. I felt especially special celebrating my birthday and can’t wait to come back soon!!

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Christina, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience with us. It is wonderful to hear that everything was to your liking and our team went above and beyond to make your celebration so memorable. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were shown right in to our seats. The jazz trio – we are big jazz fans – was playing loud enough to hear, follow and appreciate, yet quietly enough that we could easily converse at our table. The food was flavorful and interesting. Portions at first appeared to be small but turned out to be just right. The entire staff was warm, friendly, and patient, especially our waiter, Mikayla, who always seemed to be there just when wanted.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you, Thomas. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We are thrilled to see that our team provided you with stellar service and Mikayla was so amazing. It is great to know that your meals were great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We will see you next time. Have a great week!

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vipCharlie
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently 18/21 is providing great meals, service and atmosphere. With the addition of a new chef, the themed food selections, from main course to sometimes dessert, are inspired and each time delicious. Our server Shelly was a joy and always great to see Kyle and Steve during our dining. The restaurant is a must for those in the Howard County area.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you, Charlie. We are excited to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We are glad to see that your meals were amazing and you found everything so delicious. It is great to hear that our team provided you with amazing service and Shelly was so kind. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LH1966
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and fun theme. We had the tuna appetizer and the scallops entre. Food was delicious! One slight complaint - our entres were served minutes after our app was served, so our hot meals weren't so hot by the time we finished our app. Not a super big deal and I would go back in a heartbeat! Great music and great time!

18th & 21st
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We're excited to hear that you had such a fun dining experience with us. We are overjoyed to see that your meals were amazing and you loved our scallops so much. It is nice to know that you loved our live musical performance and found our composer wonderful. We can't wait to see you again. Until next time, have a great week!

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MaryP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. Loved the ambiance and the service was excellent. Emily was our server. Very attentive and nothing felt rushed even though they were very busy. Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts appetizer. Great drink selection. Loved that they had a peach menu too with seasonal items for every course. Didn’t eat off that menu but liked that there were more options. Only complaint really is the tiny cocktail glasses your drinks are served in for the price we paid.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 3, 2021

Mary, Thank you for the feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your meals and found everything so flavorful and delicious. It is wonderful to see that our team provided with you excellent service and Emily was so attentive and kind. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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JohnN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In our party of six, four ordered the peach month special grouping and two ordered from the al la carte menu. The peach month dishes (of course) each had some form of peaches incorporated, and everybody thought they were highly creative and delicious. Everyone thought all the food and drinks were superb. The jazz group pretty much stayed in the background, and were entertaining without being too loud or intrusive, adding a nice touch to the evening.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

John, Thank you for your feedback. We are charmed to hear that your dining experience with us was wonderful. We are glad to hear that your meals were great and you found everything so delicious. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our jazz entertainment and found everything great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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DanaH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and live music - very expensive

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks, Dana. We are excited to see that you had such a fantastic time with us. It is great to see that your meals were delicious and you enjoyed our live entertainment so much. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible as always!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the amazing feedback. We are excited to hear that you always have such a nice time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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RoyA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great evening! Love the live Jazz band. We both decided to go with the 5 course meal they were offering for $65 which I felt was a good value. Each course was excellent. My only turn off was the dessert. My wife and I did not care for the offered desserts; however our server tried her best to find one that we liked, so I applaud the effort. Highly recommend this restaurant.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Roy, We are pleased to hear such joyous feedback and are thrilled to see that you and your wife had such a great time with us. It is nice to see that your meals were great. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the experience . The band was superb. The food was hit or miss with a few of the items. My food came out barely warm and overcooked.. sent it back and it came out good the second time.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your visits with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the DMV.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear how much you enjoy your dining experiences with us. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

18th & 21st made my birthday special from the little bday cards they hand you to the live band singing you happy birthday!! Nice ambiance. My steak was perfect as well.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that your birthday celebration with us was wonderful. We are thrilled to know that our team went above and beyond to make your experience so memorable. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Patrickf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely great very nice very kind keep training well

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Patrick, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We're excited to hear that our team provided you with amazing service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great environment. Will be back for sure!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We are happy to see that you had such a nice experience with us. We're glad your meals were delicious and our team took amazing care of you. 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 688 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.