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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
The service was very good but was out shined by the quality, presentation and taste of the food.
A very relaxing and enjoyable meal. I recommend trying this Restaurant if you haven't been before. While a little on the pricey side it was good value for what was offered.
Will be back!!
We dined on a night that there happened to be two giant parties there, so I'm wondering if that was why for a large portion of the evening we were ignored. Waiting 40 minutes to get the smallest and most expensive dessert I've ever had the misfortune of ordering is ridiculous and amazingly pretentious. The black cod was the best part of the entire experience. Adding to the frustration was the children running around and being seated by the restroom. The restaurant was not full except for a scattering of a few other couples and the two large parties. A lot of expense for not a lot of food (albeit very good and high quality) and inattentive service.
Our first time at 18 and it was "Ok". Most dishes had potential but lacked seasoning. Steak was over cooked so consider asking one less doneness. Fish (Cod) was very well cooked, probably sous-vide and pan finished but lacked salt. Even the pork dashi, which should have been over seasoned, was very bland. Frisée salade with fried sweetbread was my favourite dish.
We went to celebrate a one year anniversary, and everything was great. I booked with OpenTable, and commented that was the occasion. They greeted us with congratulations, and went the extra mile to bring out a special dessert with "happy anniversary" in chocolate. Eighteen really made our night special.
The ambience was odd, higher end restaurant with dance music. Service was very good but food was very expensive and portions were tiny. I've been to some amazing restaurants worldwide with tiny portions, but the combination here did not work. It definitely was not worth the cost.
Excellent server who was attentive to our needs during the meal. The friendly chef came to our table to greet us. We had met him at another venue where he was demonstrating his talents and he came over to chat with us. Delicious food and beautifully prepared. Complimentary sweet tasting to celebrate the occasion.
My wife and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary here this week. The food was excellent, service was suberb, and the atmosphere was very elegant. The steaks were delicious and the drinks were great. Our waitress was exceptional and was very attentive and showed my wife and I impeccable service on our special night out.
Restaurant e18ghteen is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. The food is always wonderful and the service friendly. On this occasion we went for Easter brunch with our 12 year old daughter. Although all three of us have very different tastes, the choices were plentiful and therefore all of us had a wonderful meal. A special treat for me was the profiterole: it was so fresh it just melted in your mouth.
We had a great evening with family. The little bites offered before the meal are always a hit.
The wine we selected wasn't available so another was suggested and it was awsome.
As always the food was to perfection, the service was fantastic!
Thank you for a great evening.
We had a great evening with excellent service. Had the 5 course taster with wine pairing. All was excellent, except the main course duck breast. Very tough and disappointing. But all else was excellent. However, for about $900.00 total for 4, everything should have been top rate.
We have dined here before and have always come away feeling that we had a lovely evening; unfortunately in this case it was not to be.
This was for a combination birthday /anniversary dinner and when we arrived we found that the original table appeared to us to be cramped so we asked for another table and were very graciously shown to a larger table. This was obviously, in hindsight, a mistake since we were placed beside a large table of eight or so people celebrating (as we were) a special occasion -in their case,the appointment of a judgeship I believe. It was very easy to determine this since their conversations,given the close proximity, were pretty hard to block out.
Our waiter was charming but it became abundantly clear that the larger table was clearly the priority of the evening. Clearly, we should have picked a different evening or perhaps you were short-staffed that evening.The food was very good except the sautéed mushrooms were lukewarm at best.
Up until this evening, I would have had no hesitation in recommending 18 to friends ;now...not so sure.
What a treasure! We drove 2.5 hours from Upstate NY to try this restaurant and it was completely worth it. Our party of six chose the 5 course blind tasting chefs menu and we're so glad that we did. Exquisite cuisine! Thank you to Chef David and our knowledgable waitress, Louree--we had a never-to-forget evening at Restaurant 18. Will definitely be back in the fall! Thanks!
I have always wanted to try your restaurant and I'm glad I finally did. The menu isn't everyday dining but it was lovely for a special occasion. The restaurant's interior is the most beautiful I've ever seen and it was a great touch to our evening. Our waiter and host were also fantastic. Very friendly and helpful.
I had some issues that I communicated to Management, however they never got back to me so I will list them here.
This was for Valentine's Day, so we made sure to make reservations way in advance. Their menu looked great and the prices were very fair.
I get a call a couple weeks before the event, notifying me that there would be a special Valentine's menu, which wasn't a surprise to me as every nice restaurant does this and was expected. The menu looked very nice, but it was very expensive and there were a couple dishes I did not want to eat, but I didn't think much of it because I already knew what I wanted from the regular menu.
Cut to the actual day when we get seated and the staff inform me that the Valentine's menu was the only choice, and there would be no option for anything on the regular menu. So my options were to leave and try to find a restaurant with no reservation, or just accept the special menu and its high cost ($80 per person + tax and tip).
We got seated right next to the entrance so it was extremely cold, and the decor wasn't anything special where we were seated. Just a big fire alarm on the wall, and some industrial piping, whereas every other table in the room had a very nice decor.
The food that I did eat was very good, but not $200 for two people good. In the future I really hope they inform people that the special menu is the only choice, so people can budget their event adequately.
I had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing and the service was good. I felt the servers looked a little to relaxed in their look for the style of restaurant. Messy hair and the green shirts didn't fit the decor of the place. Also the bathrooms left me underwhelmed. The tile on the floor and wall reminded me of an elementary school. And there was no luck on my stall. I feel they could really camp up that space to reflect the restaurant and it would make a world of difference. We sat by the window and it was lovely and the food was so good so although I'm not overlooking these misgivings I would still come back for another meal!
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