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Restaurant e18hteen

894 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar open late.
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Phone number
(613) 244-1188
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Godsoe
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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.
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Private party contact
Heather O'Connell: (844) 245-4912
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Cross street
Sussex Drive
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Parking details
Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant
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Public transit
Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 894 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food and good service. Meal was enjoyable. Thanks

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We went for my birthday after researching for a 5 star meal. I was not let down on any level. The staff was spot on with ....well, everything. It was special and 5 stars from start to finish.

We had the Duo Duck and the Duo Lamb. Fantastic. My wife is not a lamb lover and she loved the meal. Yes, that good.

We'll go again

MollieW (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was amazing and the staff went out of their way to ensure it was a beautiful night for us , always a stellar experience

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

For the price of the meal, Eighteen did not meet my expectations.

I took my wife to Eighteen for Valentine's Day. It was a Tableau Menu and we optioned for the wine pairing.

The wine pairing was to include a glass of sparkling wine to start our night, we never received our glass of wine.

My wife ordered Foie gras for her Starter. When she received it the food was frozen.

The rest of the dinner went very well but was overall disappointed with my experience.

Michaelangelo (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Service impeccable, de loin un des meilleurs de la région sinon du pays !!!

SueB (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely loved our evening here. Celebrated our wedding anniversary. The service was fabulous, the property is beautiful and the food was delicious. The oysters were amazing. My only negative would be that the main course could have been hotter -- we both had steak. Otherwise the flavours, presentation and creativity were perfect. Thank you.

CharlyT (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to eighteen for the first time on a Saturday night. The ambience is great, and all the food is very expensive, which is fine as long as you get the rewarding feeling of a fine dining experience. The server seemed frazzled most of the night, he took a long time to come take our order after we had closed our menus, and then once we ordered, my date's first meal choice was sold out. The food was very good, but we were disappointed that the server seemed too busy to come around to fill our wine glasses from the very expensive bottle of wine we ordered, so we had to pour ourselves...These are just a couple of things that I don't expect to happen when going out for a 300$ dinner for two in this city...

JanV (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It is a rare occasion indeed for our family of 5 to find a restaurant that manages to completely satisfy everyone's expectations for every course of a three course meal. Over the weekend Eighteen managed to do that and more. The crabcakes, carpacio, Caesar and beetroot salads and a steak tartare starter done to perfection with AAA beef (chopped - not minced) raised everybodies expectations and the superb cod, lobster, duck, lamb and pasta maincourses finaly just proved the point that Eighteen is in a class of its own.

The elegance of the setting in addition to the neatly dressed, attentive and courteous server at our table rounded off the picture of fine dining done right. We will definetly be back soon.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

High expectations that we not met. Food was not great - had to send steak back for being undercooked. Crab cakes were bland.....very pricey for not great food.

Patty (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a marvellous dinner experience. The food and service were perfect. It's our favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Cant wait to go back.

JimB (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

A high quality restaurant, with a lovely atmosphere. menu selection and choices were a bit heavy, and weak on the vegetarian side of things. Complementary appetizer was a nice touch.

FrancineL (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Didn't like the place we were seatead just beside the door & the rack of coats it was cold , at the price that we paid it was not a good location should not be a dining table in that space good only to hang your coats. My husband plate was good it was the lamb but I took the lobster it was so tiny and the taste was so plain , it's much better at red lobster and the plate is full & half the price. Your place is too much expensive for what it's worth!

StephanieG (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I've planned a surprise date for my husband, we were there for 3:30 and totally enjoy our night! Staff was gentle and welcoming, wine waiter was amazing and new is product. Food was very good and plates were special! Nice ambiance, good music and good vibes, nice cocktails, The look of the restaurant is warm and original. I totally recommended it!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Really lovely experience. Amazing service and great food. You will have a ice evening here!

vipLuv2go (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fabulous dining experience from the cocktails to desserts! Best foie gras ever and best steaks ever. Highly recommended!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My children (age 20 and 16) and I had a great time dining at e18ghteen. The food and service were great even though the tables were full.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

My family enjoyed a memorable evening out at Restaurant Eighteen. The service was professional yet unpretentious. The sommelier was so knowledgeable and fun to learn from. The meal was delicious and impressive. We all loved the warm atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very great. Lots of flavour and ingredients presented in a very nice way.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great Food, Drinks and Service.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

All round very good and in a great location, service was unobtrusive but excellent