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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.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar open late.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant or a heated underground public parking lot is located directly beside the restaurant
Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
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
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
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.
We went to e18hteen last evening for my wife’s birthday and had a wonderful dining experience. The food and wine were superb, the service excellent and the attention to detail top notch. Through our OpenTable reservation they were aware that it was a special occasion and the Manager, Mark, personally greets us and offered a complimentary dessert to celebrate. All in all, our experience confirmed once again why e18hteen is our favourite restaurant for special occasions. We will be back again soon!
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.
Although we had visited this restaurant a few times before, we were disappointed with our last experience. The front section was cold, the service quite slow considering that there were very few people. My partner's dishes were good while my "steak/frites" was far below what it should have been, especially considering the price. Over the years, I had many "steak/frites", here in Ottawa and other Canadian cities, and this one was the worst I ever had.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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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