Restaurant e18hteen

4.7
1295 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
Offering an elevated dine-in experience as well as takeout, Restaurant e18hteen boasts high-ceilings, stone walls and an elegant fireplace sure to impress your eyes. Recognized as one of Ottawa's Top Steak & Seafood Restaurants for the last twenty years, Chef David Godsoe focuses on "Canadian Freestyle Cuisine" and multi-course tasting menus updated weekly. Our dishes are created using only the finest seasonal ingredients brought in by local farmers whom we've cultivated a relationship with over many years. E18hteen’s gourmet experience is perfect for the business professional, the socialite or a romantic diner.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1295 people are saying
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vipVicky
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to enjoy every aspect of fine dining in a historic building in the heart of the capital this place is for you!

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Seida
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Ottawa! I really loved the food.

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kerryf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was great. But that’s where it ends. Our server had that “I am a little too cool for you” thing going on, reminiscent of 20 years ago. So unnecessary today. They sat us by an ice cold windows and rock wall and put a cheap space heater at our feet. it’s November. In November. Of course it’s gonna be cold. Do something permanent about it instead of making people suffer. The decor? Or should I saw decors, because there’s like five different themes battling it out in there, much to our dismay. Over all, it felt like an expensive throwback.

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VickenA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey, but outstanding service and food. Would consider it in the top 3 restaurants in Ottawa.

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Alden
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to this restaurant for two reasons, three minutes walk from my hotel and it's on the 11th spot recommended by Tripadvisor. I really like the interior design! From hostess to server to busboy were all very friendly and professional. Food was good but not exceptional, price was a little on the high side, but tell me what is not these days? Over all I would give 4 stars out of 5

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service <3 , special night , Zach who take care of us has been amazing

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairing and it was delicious! Excellent service from our server/host and other wait staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Christine
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always interesting food. Expensive, but good value.

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Tunes
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was first rate - with the small exception of the octopus starter, which was a bit too tough for my liking.

The steak and staff was superb, and made up for the starter. My advice would be to choose something different. Would go back for a special occasion.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traditional cooking done with great care and attention to details. Service impeccable and welcoming. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked, rosé as we say in french. Don’t miss it.

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Daniel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our 16 years anniversary and completely enjoyed the experience. The food was fantastic.

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nadinec
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner
Service was A1 and steak …Just perfect
Little expensive… but no regret!!!!

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ClaudeG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good good (The black cod could havé been better); great service.

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NicholasS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dinner. The servce was awsome and i would recommend it to all my friends and family. My birthday dinner was speachlessly good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable everyone was so nice. The food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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LucT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 10, which was too late for the tasting menu - so we asked the chef to make something s/he wanted to, without any restrictions. We were served two delicious courses (fois gras, duck) that were marvelously paired, along with a final cheese platter. We loved the staff's flexibility; Noemi, our waitress, was very personable and engaging.

Overall a wonderful experience, and we'll definitely return.

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vipWatsobd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great wine and food

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairing and all was good.

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simon
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality of dishes, plate presentation, service (Noemi, very special) and ambiance was perfect, in spite the room being large and on several levels, historic stone building with very classy, chic, "of today modern" decor, the feeling was intimate.
Last but not least, if you are a tourist (like we), some of the best hotels in town, as well as the National Gallery are but a short walking distance.


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Dec135
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great food portion was perfect size

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Good service, good atmosphere, good food, respectful of Covid precautions.

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RobertB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place, food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was first class.

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DannyN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the half seafood tower to start. Wife had the striploin and I had the tenderloin for the main. Everything was cooked and presented to perfection. The service was amazing, table was cleared quickly after each course and servers were always attentive to when drinks or top ups were required. Ottawa’s number 1 restaurant by far.

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AudreyD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dining experience every one should enjoy

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, friendly, gracious staff, amazing food- I will dine here again

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JesseV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place has amazing food and amazing staff!! The manager was very involved and we had a blast !! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!

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LinaD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a good quality of service the food was Excellente the meat very tender and the vegetables well seasoned

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PiriyaB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food portions were too small for the price - customer service and explanation of food was excellent. It would have been helpful to receive proper explanation for the 5 course meal before it was ordered as we ended up only truly enjoying the 3/5 meal.

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CarolD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made the reservations for friends visiting from Switzerland who had invited us, and we were all very impressed. A Monday night in Ottawa, the greeting was sincere, the service beyond excellent and the food more than met our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

All was good but the restaurant did not do any birthday special such as small cake. It was unfortunate as was requested

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ktya
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would have expected a better seat not by the door having made the reservation 3 months in advance.

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jenjen
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

wonderful, attentive staff/service and comfortable noise levels...enough noise to be lively, but not so loud you have to scream. the dishes were exciting, beautifully plated, and were overall delicious. they even went the extra mile and served us a special anniversary dessert plate, which was a lovely touch.

the nitpicky part: there was a bit of room for improvement in taste (cod dish was overly salty and the burrata could have used just a touch more acid) but don't let that stop you...the grilled octopus and duck were fabulous, and it's a wonderful place for a special evening! :)

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canadianboomer
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was properly cooked , beautifully presented and tasted good but it was not hot , just warm, when it arrived at the table. The cod and steak entrées were small.

I assume, due to Covid, the staff were new and that was the reason for the communication issues.

The birthday treat offered my husband was 1 lonely plate with 3 raspberries
, 2 very small chocolate treats and 4 forks to share among the 4 of us. Given the reputation of the restaurant, this offering was totally inappropriate.

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KarenR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing! The steak was cooked to perfection & the dessert was mind blowing! Out waiter was delightfully charming & assisted us with selecting the perfect wine to pair with our steaks in our price point. I would strongly recommend 18 to anyone. It is a wonderful dining experience.

JB
JenniferB
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I've eaten in Ottawa, with delicious seasonal vegetables. Great service as always!

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KBB3
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great wine

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PhillipaM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing rib steak you will ever eat, cooked and seasoned to perfection
every time and adding the Béarnaise Sauce just takes things to another level, the mushrooms as a side are perfect and an art form all on their own. The field salad is so good-the jumbo chilled prawns-so well done. Do not get sucked in by the whipped butter that has this beautiful citrus flavour plus salted, and also comes with an oil which has this sweet taste to it... and fill up on bread, it is hard not to. I ate the last few bites of my steak with my eyes closed so I could memorize all the flavours exactly, forever. Manny is the absolute best server we have ever had, Mark is amazing too-all the staff are fantastic. We shared all 4 delectable desserts-again they too were perfection-ugh the crème brulee! My mum, sisters and I had an absolutely amazing experience. I don't know who the Chef is but that kitchen puts out the sexiest food, ever. End of true story.

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Bernie1978
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the 5-course menu and the food was very tasty. Since we wanted to go for Canadian wines there were not too many choices. Very central location.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the whole evening. Chef tasting menu was delicious, and service was top notch. Definitely recommend.

FAQs

Restaurant e18hteen is rated 4.7 stars by 1295 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant e18hteen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/restaurant18.

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.