18th & 21st

4.9
533 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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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

  • Tenth Ward & Catoctin Creek Whiskey Dinner

    $130.00 per personPrepaid

    Apr 28, 2021 only

    We are thrilled to be hosting yet another spirits dinner in our Whiskey Explorers Club events series. Join us Wednesday, April 28th in 18th & 21st. We will be featuring neat pours of six different Whiskies from Tenth Ward and Catoctin Creek. Chef Brian and his team have put together an amazing three-course menu to pair with these spectacular offerings. Pre Paid Reservations are required for this special event.

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 533 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! Great service and great atmosphere!

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vipAllanW
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely lovely. great food, great service, great music. all in a safe and beautiful setting

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vipCmrr
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a relaxed live music setting surrounded by exquisite decore

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vipAngB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a fantastic evening! Everything was 5 stars from the beginning. Food was outstanding. Excellent service. Great wine suggestions. Music was fantastic. Our 2nd visit in as many weeks and both times were perfection. The brussels are a must-have!

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MichaelK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with capacity limits, the atmosphere was still vibrant. The food was prepared perfectly; one order of lamb, one order of scallops and one ribeye. Service is always top notch, attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We will continue to go back as often as we can get babysitters.

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Happy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th & 21st is a gem of a place. The quality of service is outstanding, surpassed only by the quality of food. The menu options are thoughtfully designed to ensure meal preparation exceeds diners' expectations. The wine list offers a variety of good selections without being overwhelming. Staff are gracious, knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. We've been delighted by the performances of local jazz talent. We will be returning soon.

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vipAliciaC
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Easter Brunch with live jazz music and yummy food. It was great that dinner specials were available too and we enjoyed everything we ordered. We will be back soon!

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vipMargaret
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great food, cocktails and wonderful ambiance. John Chordy, Blake Meister and the other musicians were fantastic!

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TiffanyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue let and exceeded my expectation , the music selection from the live band , added to the ambiance. The decor the food was exquisite, the drinks were even better , the over all experience made me feel like I was a celebrity .

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je011
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although our waitress was extremely friendly and nice, she didn't seem as well versed with all menu items and a bit inexperienced to work at this type of restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff made us feel so welcome. It felt like they were waiting for us. The food was awesome and everything was perfect.

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robertb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, wait server forgot our very first appetizer and brought entree which was no big deal but I was craving the Carpaccio big time.
The rockfish had a nice crispy skin but was cooked too long as you cut into it and it was dry/flaky instead of moist flaky.
The lamp chops and ribeye were succulent as was the Scallops.

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vipRandall
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special evening highlighted by the music of Sarah Jones, an outstanding smoked cocktail for two, an amazing ribeye steak and lobster entrees, and Mark’s outstanding service. Only just shy of perfection as the delicious oysters Rockefeller could have been broiled just a bit longer.

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michelepouliot
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved celebrating our birthday at this restaurant.

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YolandaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the energy of this venue. Great food, ambiance, and customer service. This venue makes you feel as if you are VIP the entire time. We celebrated 2 birthdays at this venue on in January and one in March. The venue felt safe with practicing social distance and spacing of tables. Hands down, this is the place to dine!!!

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WalterdB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place that Columbia has to offer for patrons with discerning tastes

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GSPP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food quality, and ambiance. A must-try for anyone in the area. Perfect for date night or anniversary evenings.

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LeeandPeko
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambience, the jazz quartet provided a nice atmosphere. Quality and presentation of food are great, definitely recommend the steaks, brussels sprouts, and the desserts. The bar tender knows his wines and bourbons, and provided good input in selection to accompany entrees. Servers were outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all the way around... COVID safety, food, drinks, MUSIC, servers... EVERYTHING!.. this was our first visit, and will definitely be back SOON!

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sush
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Exceeded our expectations. Food was great and the music was great. Really enjoyed our date night. Will definitely be back.

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RobertW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the 18th and 21st the food was outstanding the music was great and the service was the best

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UlyssesH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time for my wife and I. A true gem in the area and we will be making this one of “our spots”.

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Socialmom
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice live music...not too loud where you can still hold a conversation.
Lobster with ravioli delicious eventhough sauce was a bit too salty n lobster slightly overcooked n pricey for quantity of food. Would not recommend rockfish as it smelled very fishy when placed on the table. This is the second time rockfish was fishy smelling....need to source this from somewhere else. Lamb specials were very good. Charcuterie tray was a bit skimpy on the cheese portions. Great atmosphere n service overall but pricey for some entrees.

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JustinU
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent date night spot. They have nailed the 1920's speakeasy vibe. Food was fantastic, drinks were well-crafted and balanced. Music (there was a live jazz band playing) was also excellent. I will be back.

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OrlandoB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered a Filet, one of their higher end selections, and it was overcooked and tough. I was extremely disappointed.

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CoreyH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an unforgettable evening which includes great food, LIVE sultry jazz music, a very mature crowd, great ambiance and a professional staff team.... well look no further. 18th & 21st offers all that and then some. But don't take my word, book a reservation and share your thoughts as I have. I can't wait to go back in a few weeks so I can get another dose of ELEGANCE & FUN on a BUDGET!!! - CuJo

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Tayy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with delicious food and drinks!

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vipRichMD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there on a Friday night and they had a smooth jazz ensemble playing live, but they were not too loud. We were still able to talk. The "speakeasy" décor was also very nice. This is a very nice choice for a special evening out!

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vipFinediner123
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great and attentive service..good food

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vipTerryM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food and drink, and the live background music was a great addition. A really terrific place to dine.

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Kells
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food...music was perfect and set the tone for the amazing experience!

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DarrickW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made sure my lady had a wonderful birthday! Everything from the hostess to the check! Well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome per usual

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Would def recommend. If you are going with a group rec a table in the back otherwise you are on top of the band and it's louder

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ErikaB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, the band was awesome, the ambiance was even better!

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Mook
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food + great music = unforgettable experience! The staff and environment were top notch. Looking forward to my next visit already.

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MeginJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing anniversary dinner here. It was such a great dining experience from the food to the service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
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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vipMiascott
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The pianist was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful, But I was a little disappointed that 2/3 things on the menu that I wanted to order were unavailable because the kitchen “ran out”. The menu is also relatively small so I didn’t have much of a choice anyway, however the scallop dish I ordered ending up coming out amazing.

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vipElleJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! What else can I say? My dinner companion cleared a table when needed, even sang & played the piano to keep the vibe going while the band took a break. The band our night was amazing & played selections that set a fitting mood. We had an amazing time & both decided that we’d be returning without question!

FAQs

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

18th & 21st is rated 4.9 stars by 533 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.