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About Restaurant e18hteen

Restaurant e18hteen was named after its unique location in an 19th century heritage building in the By Ward Market Ottawa. Our adaptation of a Modern Steakhouse with a signature “Canadian Freestyle Cuisine” is a destination for local foodies, politicians, artists, celebrities and out of town visitors. E18hteen’s gourmet experience is perfect for the business professional, the socialite or romantic diner.

18 York Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar open late.

Cross Street:
Sussex Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 244-1188

Website:
http://www.restaurant18.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant

Public Transit:
Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center

Executive Chef:
David Godsoe

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant 18 can be booked out exclusively or book one of our semi-private areas alone or in conjunction with another area.

Private Party Contact:
Heather O'Connell: (844) 245-4912

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Restaurant e18hteen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Having made reservations 3 weeks in advance for Christmas dinner with 3 friends from out of town, I was disappointed the restaurant had not informed us that there was a reception of 70 people and a wedding reception taking place at the same time.We were pushed by the standing crowd at our table and we were unable to have any conversation until the party sat down. Would love to have been informed as we would have changed the night. This made a bad first impression. We were compensated with free dessert but it did not make up for their lack ofcommunication. The food was excellent and the service was good. Would be careful if you make a reservation to ask if there is a special event being held. . I would also call them the day of and ask if a special event is happening as they did not share the info with me at anytime even though they called and spoke to me to confirm my reservation. Not good PR.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Service was incredibly slow despite the fact that the restaurant was not full. Food came cold.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great location and atmosphere, but the food was disappointing. We tried the tasting menu and the value just wasn't there. A single oyster, shaved ice between portions, and three blueberries cut in half on the dessert place. For the price, we were expecting much better quality.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wow, unexpected 9 courses meal. It was a last minute reservation but we had a treat. very well done, very well presented and very tasty. we loved it. we took the wine paring at $70 and it was excellent (bio wines).

Definitly a must try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had a lovely evening here with my parents who were visiting me from England. The venue was beautifully furnished, the staff were very friendly and attentive and the wine list was fantastic. The food was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic, the only criticism I would give is that it was luke warm in temperature. Nevertheless the general ambience was lovely and I will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

generally good restaurant
way too expensive for what they offer
plates of fish at $48 is way overpriced
food is good but not michelin star
great service and ambiance

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Just went back to eighteen after almost 15 years. The bar is absolutely amazing. We went on a quite night so the servers and even bar tender was extremely attentive. Taking the time to describe each meal as well as explain our cocktails and make wine suggestions with tastings to ensure we were satisfied with our choice. The portions were well balanced and i must say....the earl grey and orange creme brulee they have on the menu now is to die for!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A perfect setting and ambiance but unfortunately staff is not used to this type of high end restaurant and as such they are unable to make you feel treated as a special guest. It’s a true pity as it could have been an awesome experience and now we’re left with an unpleasant feeling and a very expensive checkout

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

the food was fantastic, prefect portion size to have both appetizer and main and still have room for desert. Service was top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service and food are always top notch!! Thank you once again for a great evening!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our dinner at 18 was one of the highlights of our trip to Ottawa. The space is elegant but not fussy, with a nice sized bar and *very* professional bartenders. My wife and I are both whiskey drinkers typically, but we both tried one of their specialty cocktails and they were delicious. The service was attentive, even when they filled up later in the evening. The highlight was the food, however. We had fois gras and grilled lobster as appetizers, both outstanding (BIG slice of fois gras), and the tenderloin and duck breast entrees. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful food, everything was to perfection. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. The ambience was great too. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent ! Je recommande fortement

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our group supped on oysters, crab cakes, steak and halibut. No complaints from anyone. A great leisurely meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at 18! We were spoiled with wonderful service from Jonah, Hannah and Marc. The tasting menu was incredible and the wine pairings were exquisite! Thank you for an amazing night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Wait staff was attentive without being disruptive

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was my second visit, and most enjoyable again.
The food is excellent. The service is absolutely second to none: courteous, attentive and personalized.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Disappointing : almost empty but could not get a suitable table. Long wait before being able to order. Strange way of serving wine. Food was good (except the fries)

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was very good, I had the duck and it was very tasty. My boyfriend had the steak which was good but nothing special. Good thing it was for a special occasion as it is quite pricey

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

What a pleasant evening!Everything was top notch!2 days after still remembering how good the food was!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is a spot to go to for a special occasion. The stone walls, high ceilings and decor give it a beautiful atmosphere. Food choices are very gourmet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have dined here on a few occasions now. The decor is beautiful with the stone walls, and online reservation system is so convenient. Service has been good each time. In all honesty though, the food is never actually as great as I anticipate. It is always good, and the menu has things you don't get just anywhere, but for the cost and location, I expected better.
Also, an easy fix of something that brings your restaurant from a 5* experience to a 3* is the toilet paper!! Why do you cheap out on the toilet paper???! Please, if nothing else improve the quality of your TP for your customers who are paying a lot to dine with you!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Mike was our sever and he was fantastic, I absolutely loved all his selections and recommendations. We really enjoyed all the food and the prompt service, I would for sure go back next time I'm in town.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 17, 2017

J'ai été agréablement surprise par l'originalité et l'excellente qualité des repas. On se serait cru quelque part en France.
Excellent service également, expérience à renouveler absolument !!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Pleasant experience in Ottawa. Staff was very attentive to my wife's dietary issues. Some might consider the menu a little pricey but the value and portion size were outstanding. Well worth the visit if you are in Ottawa

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We came to Ottawa for our second wedding anniversary and made a reservation without recommendation or reading much about the e18hteen. Great service, amazing food, very romantic and just a great overall experience. Restaurant is beautiful and the food was excellent. I have a background in culinary, vichyssoise was perfect. Can't say enough about this place.

They made our anniversary super special and had a surprise at the end of the meal for us as well!

Very very minor gripe, our corner table seemed to be the only table with light shining directly on over it...nonetheless amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Restaurant wasn't busy at all for a Friday night. We were the last table by 10pm . Food quality was average considering the price. Third time here and still feel the same about it. I ordered the duck and half of it was tough to chew. Great wine drink selection , quiet ambiance if you're looking for a low key night.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The ribeye steak was better the last time we ate at Restaurant 18.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. The service and food are top notch and I highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The sommelier, Sam, was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful. He made our dinner an exceptional experience.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The restaurant was good, but the food and the price was a bit too high based on the portion.

Ambiance and service was great! We got the chefs 5 course meal but we expected it to be better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was very good, service was great, menu was limited.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The Chef and waiter were extremely accommodating. They went out of their way to make an item that was not available for that day, available to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The service was very good but was out shined by the quality, presentation and taste of the food.
A very relaxing and enjoyable meal. I recommend trying this Restaurant if you haven't been before. While a little on the pricey side it was good value for what was offered.
Will be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We dined on a night that there happened to be two giant parties there, so I'm wondering if that was why for a large portion of the evening we were ignored. Waiting 40 minutes to get the smallest and most expensive dessert I've ever had the misfortune of ordering is ridiculous and amazingly pretentious. The black cod was the best part of the entire experience. Adding to the frustration was the children running around and being seated by the restroom. The restaurant was not full except for a scattering of a few other couples and the two large parties. A lot of expense for not a lot of food (albeit very good and high quality) and inattentive service.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Our first time at 18 and it was "Ok". Most dishes had potential but lacked seasoning. Steak was over cooked so consider asking one less doneness. Fish (Cod) was very well cooked, probably sous-vide and pan finished but lacked salt. Even the pork dashi, which should have been over seasoned, was very bland. Frisée salade with fried sweetbread was my favourite dish.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. Our waiter made three recommendations, that were very good, including the wine and appetizer pairings. It was a very nice evening and we plan to come back for the next special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food is perfect, services are good. Overall is really good experience. Recommended for all event.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The staff was very friendly and at tentative, good at paring wine with your meal. The food was good and presentation nice but for an appitiezer I ordered Scallops and for $19.00 there were 2 (TWO) scallops on the plate.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Awesome expérience!. Besides excellent food and wine, waiter checked if allergies!

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