18th & 21st

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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 27, 2021 only

    Back by popular demand, Ewan Morgan joins us for a journey through the many faces of Scotch Whisky. He will be here to teach you all about that wonderful world of whisky. We will start with soft and delicate and work our way up to big and brooding. It is the perfect way to welcome this year that hopes to bring us all back from the brink to a sense of normalcy once again! A Three course dinner paired with neat pours of delightful Scotch.
  • Valentine's Day

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Join us for a fabulous evening on Valentine's Day. Enjoy Chef Brian's Four Course Pre-Fixe Menu. Seatings available at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. We have allowed 2:15 minutes for your reservation due to the Governor's regulation that all diners must be out of the restaurant by 10:00pm. Beverage service is not included in this price. Menu will be posted on our website at cured1821.com
  • Rabbit Hole Whiskey Dinner

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 24, 2021 only

    Join us for another Whisky Explorer's Club dinner featuring the whiskies of Rabbit Hole Distilling. It's an evening not to be missed featuring a fabulous three course menu paired with neat pours of some of Rabbit Hole's amazing whiskey. Rabbit Hole is relatively new to the scene but has left quite an impression on the world of whiskey in a very short time. It's an evening not to be missed.

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 494 people are saying
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Dache
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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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.

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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
4 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
11 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
2 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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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

A very nice jazz band only played for 5 songs in the hour-plus that I was there. Bad choice to go on Sunday night. You were out of food. We came for steaks and they were out of most cuts. One in my party had the skirt steak. It was so overcooked that it was not worth eating. Beers on tap were not listed. The drink I ordered (Smoking jacket) was so sweet that it was not worth drinking. I have been to the restaurant before and had a good experience. This was not that. After the Sunday nights experience, I cannot in good faith recommend your restaurant.

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MarianneB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the dinner club. Live music really added to the overall experience . A must restaurant for that special night.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 30, 2020

Marianne. Thank you for the fantastic feedback. We are excited to hear that you had a great time with us. We are happy you enjoyed our live entertainment and found everything to your liking. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! The service is wonderful to include the owner Vince who came to our table. The food was the absolute best we have ever had. The atmosphere and music are so very romantic. It’s our favorite restaurant by far!!!

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to see that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are thrilled to learn that our team provided you with amazing service and you enjoyed the atmosphere we provide so much. We appreciate the kind review and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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RonW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Absolutely a FANTASTIC experience! The 5 piece band was awesome. You will not find better ambiance anywhere. My only critique is that some of the most popular menu items were not available.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks, Ron. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are glad that your meals were great and you found the atmosphere we provide great. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Foodielife
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the entire experience was stunning. The food, staff, and music was amazing. This will always be a special place for us.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the fantastic feedback. It is nice to see that you love your dining experiences with us so much. We are happy to see that our team always provides you with amazing service and you love your meals. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWE INSPIRED, FABULOUS DINING EXPERIENCE

18th & 21st
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We're delighted to see that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We appreciate the great recommendation and review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipcarlj
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the room and the atmosphere. The music was wonderful

18th & 21st
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We're glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our entertainment and found our atmosphere delightful. We appreciate the kind review and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

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joep
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal service, quality food, great cocktail crafting and valued event

18th & 21st
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful words. We're charmed to see that you had such a lovely dining experience with us. It is great to hear that your meals were great and our team provided you with stellar service. We appreciate the nice recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Happy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The quality of food is outstanding and the level of service is impeccable. We've never been disappointed with the live entertainment offerings. The depth and breadth of local talent performances is impressive, as is the variety. Customers are made to feel welcomed and appreciated. Wait staff are attentive without being intrusive. The ambiance is delightful and the attention to detail is considerable. You truly feel like you're in a supper club located in a major urban area without the chaos that can occur in "downtown spots." We're so happy to be able to return to 18th and 21st.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous time with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your meals and found everything so delicious and flavorful. We are delighted to see that our team provided you with stellar service and were so kind and attentive. It is great to see that you enjoy the atmosphere we provide and had such a great time. We appreciate the lovely recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and entertainment were fabulous. A hidden gem in Columbia.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you, Paul. We're delighted to hear that you had such a nice time with us. We are thrilled to see that you loved your meals and found everything delicious. We appreciate the fabulous feedback and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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natcolb65
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere outside is great. The drinks are great and the salmon is amazing!!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are happy to see that you had a lovely time with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your meals and found our salmon so delicious. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJosh
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. Fantastic food, service, and live music. Followed good covid safety procedures. Wonderful experience.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 24, 2020

Josh, Thank you for the fabulous feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you had a marvelous time with us. We're happy to hear that your meals were great and you enjoyed our live entertainment. We appreciate the wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipCharlie
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like seeing old friends after being away for a long time.
Our first indoor restaurant after 7 months was our favorite in the area. 18th and 21st is an incredible place where you can have a wonderful meal, enjoy a skillfully mixed drink, sit in one of the most beautiful dining areas in Maryland and hear a fantastic Jazz trio - all just a short drive away.
We were inquisitive on how the current health crisis would effect our dining. But the staff was well prepared and followed all recommended guidelines. Tables were distanced. PPE in place. Well done guys !

Our food was terrific. The shell bowl was a standout. Just an appetizer but I could have made a meal out of it. Scallops, paella, carpaccio and key lime tart finished out our selections. Each delicious!

But just as important; Pepper, Kyle, Steve and our incredible server Hillary all took the time to talk laugh, joke and welcome us back to their dining experience.

Can’t wait to come back again !

18th & 21st
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had such a nice dining experience with us. It is great to see that you loved our live jazz entertainment and you found everything so great. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your meals and our team provided you with stellar service. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

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

18th & 21st is rated 4.8 stars by 494 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.