Restaurant e18hteen

4.6
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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RobertB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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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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.

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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
7 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was amazing and very attentive. Food was delicious but it was a bit on the cold side. Great ev to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious staff was extremely friendly. Very polite our waiter made sure we wore taken good care of We will definitely be coming back. Our experience was phenomenal. Thank you for this experience

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StephanieL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came in to celebrate our soon to be born son and we had the best time! They made our special event extra special and for that we are so very grateful. The food was amazing, cooked to perfection.
We will definitely return and bring our friends and family ❤

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

For a 90$ seafood platter I would expected a way better quality food. The seafood weren’t fresh at all. The crab was very salty. Lobster wasn’t good. The steak was amazing tho.

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AudreyH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and professional! Thanks for making our trip so special

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NatalieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is always great and the food consistently good.
After 18mths away, it was great to be back at this restaurant.

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

e18hteen was excellent. The service was outstanding. We went for our wedding day dinner and the care and attention paid by the staff was very touching. We will be going back based on that alone but, our meals were also amazing and worth every cent. 10/10.

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RLML
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Unfortunately I did not find my experience to match a top rated restaurant in Ottawa. The attention to detail which is what makes an experience was lacking.

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TarekA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, amazing service and food, heading there again for sure

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio so there was a considerable amount of noise from the street. The service was completely out-of-this world outstanding. The drinks were absolutely top notch and the food was excellent. A wonderful night out to celebrate our anniversary.

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Kanatamom
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was expecting the meals to be more expensive but think the prices have gone a little too high.
$53 for fish is a lot.
It was great as usual, although my husband's steak was a little dry - again when you pay $50+ for a meal you want it to be as close to perfect as possible.
And $20 for a glass of wine is honestly outrageous.
But we still love it there.

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Cathy
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Restaurant extrêmement décevant. Le seul point positif est le décor. La cuisine est très ordinaire voire mauvaise et hors de prix. Quand c’est au point qu’il faut payer pour du pain, c’est vraiment exagéré. Au total un restaurant prétentieux à éviter.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waiter is charming and enthusiastic, food was hella great. I’d highly recommend the lamb rack and strip loin.

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thay
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I was not happy with my steak. It did not look appealing.

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ShelbyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I never ever post bad reviews - in fact, I avoid even reading them and usually take other’s reviews with a pinch of salt! However, I wish I had spent more time looking at the reviews for Restaurant 18. My new husband and I decided to visit to celebrate our honeymoon here. We both ordered the tasting menu. For $120 a person, I am currently starving. The service was mediocre - we were not asked how our meal was, how we were doing, etc. 3/5 courses were so small and not worth the value of what we paid, average at best. Those courses did not even taste great. The final two courses (the duck and dessert) were actually nice, but the poor service and lack of seasoning in our whole meal really brought the experience down. The restaurant did not even acknowledge the fact that we were there to celebrate an important milestone, while the table behind us had exceptional service and even received a special anniversary dessert. I never come to a restaurant expecting free food, but a simple friendly conversation with the staff at any point during the meal from the moment we sat down to the time we left would have been appreciated. $400 later and I am not impressed.

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Isabel
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Le vin suggéré était parfait. La nourriture un peu cher pour le niveau.

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vipPerth
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very gracious dining

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SarrahL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every way. Our server Zach was extremely attentive and friendly. Food was phenomenal.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the dood and wines. The ambiance and decor were very fitting for the space. The COVID protocols were very good.

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vipSeanH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, impeccable food presentation and quality.

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JacquesP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belle expérience gastronomique. Notre serveur, Émanuel connaît bien les vins et a su bien nous conseiller. Tous était délicieux et les portions, parfaites. La petite attention au dessert, en l’honneur de notre anniversaire de mariage, a été appréciée.

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AleemK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Must mention Casandra our waitress was excellent. Will be back soon

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Emilie
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time customer, made reservations for my boyfriends birthday. The service wasn’t on par with the $$ of the menu. The waiters weren’t checking in regularly, one of them walked off in the middle of us asking questions about the different sauces that came with our seafood tower. I’m not sure I would be back, spending 225$ On dinner for two and receiving mediocre service at best is disappointing.

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Restaurant e18hteen is rated 4.6 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.