Restaurant e18hteen

4.7
1290 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 1290 people are saying
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LucT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food-wise, quite a different experience from our first visit. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu and 3 of them were fair at best. Those dishes were overly contrived and not very good - e.g., the rock salt added to two of them was too much. We like fois gras, but it was presented as a thick layer on a biscuit that made it unpleasantly heavy. And while the dessert cake was good, the fois gras ice cream was simply over the top and didn't pair well with the cake. It's as if the chef was thinking the more fois gras the better, which unfortunately achieved the opposite effect. Overall it left us with the impression of an unrefined dinner.

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Rebe
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday, it was the best decision. Delicious food and wine, the waiter very friendly and attentive.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was for 4 ppl last night and all of us thought that the food was Fantastic, the staff was very friendly, and the overall restaurant appearance was beautiful!! The fireplace is so grand, we were wowed!! I had steak and it was the best I’ve had in years, I Highly recommended the tenderloin. Our server overheard that my fiancé and I are recently engaged so they brought complimentary cake to the take to celebrate! It was a really amazing meal experience and we will definitely be back!!

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JeanYves
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dining. The food is excellent and the service, friendly and outstanding!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere, service and food were good. During the Christmas holidays, I wish there was a little more Christmas atmosphere.

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JoseeR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a really fantastic experience. The building is so beautiful, and the food and wine was excellent.

I found the portions to be on the small side for mains, but other than that a truly wonderful restaurant.

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Hullois1985
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, this brunch was definitelt the best value for the money, and good amount of food too! We rolled out of there we were so full!

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JohnWP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, was expecting smaller portions for the advertised price set menu but in the end we left absolutely stuffed and very happy.

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GregorioK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for gatherings and small events. Food is [chef kiss]

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Definitely going back.

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JacquesL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An experience to repeat, good food, good wine nice calm atmosphere

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IrenaD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service was horrible and the atmosphere was not great

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Emilie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never be disappointed by going to E18hteen : impeccable service, outstanding food and an ambiance that makes you feel like you're worth a milion bucks!

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KarenJ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazingly wonderful on all accounts! Thank you

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vipVicky
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
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 on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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kerryf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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.

I have to add that unfortunately the wine prices are WAY out of line. The Stags Leap Cab is $100 at other restaurants - and is $165 at e18teen. No way to justify this level of robbery.

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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
6 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

FAQs

Restaurant e18hteen is rated 4.7 stars by 1290 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.