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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Bar is open until 2:00am
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:
Our elegant open concept dining room, professional personnel with attention to detail and decadent culinary experience will make your event an affair to remember.
e18hteen also offers two private rooms. The large Wine Room private dining room seats up to 20 guests and the small dining room seats up to 10 guests. The panels dividing the rooms may be opened for a combined capacity of up to 30 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Heather O'Connell: 613-244-1188x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
Restaurant e18hteen Ratings and Reviews
Eighteen was excellent. The food was ve ...
Eighteen was excellent. The food was very good and the service was superb. A little on the expensive side but we were expecting that. Only one small comment. When we asked the waiter for a suggestion for an unoaked Chardonnay, he brought a sample of an oaked Chardonnay. Normally this would not have been an issue except that the person asking had an allergy. Again, this was not huge especially because the person in our party did not specifically mention the allergy. In summary we were very pleased with the experience overall.
Best restaurant in Ottawa! Food was spec ...
Best restaurant in Ottawa! Food was spectacular, decor gorgeous, service impeccable.
Great location, ambiance and service. W ...
Great location, ambiance and service. We had a lovely wine, all guests had fish, and we were permitted to sit and chat for hours!
We went for an anniversary dinner on a S ...
We went for an anniversary dinner on a Sunday, so it was quieter than usual. Cool ambiance. We sat near the huge fireplace. Our server was excellent, and suggested wine pairings for our food that were delicious. I had a kale salad and the duck. Both excellent, duck cooked perfectly. My wife had a beet salad and the lobster and enjoyed both of them. Meal pace was perfect. They accounted for our food allergies, and even made us a special complimentary dessert that was lactose free (usually their complimentary dessert is creamy). They have an extensive wine list with bottles at every price point if you are into getting a bottle with a meal.
It was delicious.. ambiance was perfect... not too noisy... servers were impeccable. Meat was just yummy
Impeccable food and outstanding service. Extensive wine list to match all dishes on the menu. Staff was very attentive without being over bearing. No complaints whatsoever. Will gladly come back next time we are in town from Toronto.
Awesome. Only small negative was noise ...
Awesome. Only small negative was noise level for a business dinner.
Service was impeccable. They were atten ...
Service was impeccable. They were attentive to our allergies rather than making us feell like a nuisance. Lighting, table, music and ambiance in general was beautiful. Room to move and the tables were not jammed together as in many places. The food was tasty and the menu creative. The wine list was broad enough to suit all requests. Would highly recommend 18.
This Restaurant Has Lost Its Way !
Went there for a birthday dinner and overall were disappointed compared to previous years. Quality and presentation of food did not live up to previous visits. Appetizers~ Raviolli was tough and the serving size too small for the price point charged. The beef tartar was good but it's presentation on the plate lacked creativity. The fois gras seemed nothing more than simple duck pate that I could have bought at the grocery store. Overall the appetizers lacked imagination and culinary skill. Main courses- the rack of lamb serving size was too small for the price point charged although it was flavourful. The halibut, duck and scallops were good. The dessert menu was extremely limited and lacked culinary imagination. The service was basic and lacked skill and polish. Overall and at this price point, we felt that this restaurant was in coast mode with a basic menu and service that lacked culinary skill and imagination with little wow factor. We normally do not write these type of negative reviews but feel that it is warranted based on our observation. We hope that it is taken as a constructive assessment for improvement and not just a rant. Hope restaurant 18 regains its culinary mojo in the future.
There wasn't a single thing I tried there that I thought tasted even slightly off, already recommended this restaurant to a friend as a steak lover. Waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great wine pairings with the appetizers and main course.
From every aspect this is a spectacular restaurant. The service is wonderful. The food is unbelievable and the decor is absolutely phenomenal. Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Will certainly go every time we're in Ottawa.
Best restaurant I have been to in Ottawa. Simply outstanding. Server Marc was exceptional.
Great food and service, nice ambiance, b ...
Great food and service, nice ambiance, but fairly expensive.
Did not disappoint. Food and service wer ...
Did not disappoint. Food and service were excellent.
Expensive but worth it. Excellent food a ...
Expensive but worth it. Excellent food and service.
Great place, great food! Amazing find in ...
Great place, great food! Amazing find in Ottawa, did not expect it.
They really pulled out all the stops
Maybe they do this for everyone. Catering the five course tasting menu to our preferences - so smart and so enjoyable. I would recommend this experience to any foodie!
They all try hard
The restaurant is right near the Byward Market and so an easy walk from the Chateau Laurier. Ambience is nice - stone walls, nice big fireplace. We probably erred in having the tasting menu, as I suspect the chef does a fine job on the standard menu items. The tasting menu was fine - standard, nothing special. But definitely overpriced for the quality and creativity. Stick to the regular menu here. The service was efficient, the commentary a bit earnest and inexperienced.
Everything superb... except the menu
This is a classy, romantic restaurant to dine. The service is impeccable. Ambiance is exceptional. But... the food is somewhat sub-par from an otherwise first class act. The menu is limited. Not much that interested me in appetizers (otherwise I would have ordered one) and the principal plates were limited by a lack of choice in vegetable and potato accompaniments. Once the food arrived, it was presented exquisitely. But again, the taste just didn't meet the expectations of a restaurant of this caliber. Management seriously needs to rethink its chef and kitchen. Would I recommend this restaurant? Yes. It will be an enjoyable dining experience on the strength of the atmosphere and service. But it won't be the best plate you've had this year, this month, or this week for that matter. And it should be.
Beautiful 150 year old building.
Staff were attentive and the food was terrific. The martini's were perfect, and the wine suggestion hit the spot.The Kale salad was unbelievable, as was the Foie gras and steak tartare. The starters were so rich & filling we should have split a main course, so be careful. The blackened cod and scallops were amazing, but they had to roll us out of there, to full for a special coffee or dessert. Wonderful meal!
My evening at Eighteen
it was my girlfriends birthday and we wanted somwhere special to eat and we where not dissappointed! great meal, good presentation. I found it a little too expensive for my budget but was happy I went
Unfortunately, the service was not parti ...
Unfortunately, the service was not particularly strong, which makes it challenging to recommend this restaurant. There are other restaurants in the city that offer more interesting and equally high-quality food while still providing more attentive service (at a less expensive rate). At its current prices, this is not a worthwhile dining experience. (Which is a shame, because it used to be!)
Eighteen is an elegant, modern and intimate place for a romantic dinner. Our anniversary dinner there was perfect. We had a lovely table and an attentive yet discreet waiter. The decor is modern but warm and cozy with thick curtain walls that can close off a space and they also muffle the sound of other diners. The food was fantastic, the black cod was a new taste sensation and the foie gras was wonderful. Everything was lovely and we even received anniversary chocolates at the end of the meal. A gem in the Market.
It was very cold and I caught a cold :( also we were sitting very close to another couple which was very disappointing.. Also one of the plates was not well done and they didn't ask if we want it well done or not!
Valentine's day dinner + wine pairing was superb. Plates were well portioned and each incredible in their own right. The wine and champagne served were all wonderful, too. I normally eat quickly but the food was so delicious I had to slow down and savor every bite.
Food is great - but to be expected for the price. EXCELLENT service though.
Beautiful restaurant, great food and service.
Firstly the good points, blackened cod is to die for! Our waiter was extremely good, first class knowledge, he really added to the experience. It's a beautiful space, and interior is nicely done, appart from the art wich resembled more ikea poster than gallery art. Also the music was not appropriate for the dining experience unless you are into 1980's pop music! Overall I would give the experience the thumbs up, the art is just my personal taste but the music needs to be changed and would be my only negative. I once again can't rate our waiter highly enough and food was delicious and would hold its own we'll in the fine dining international standard. Best meal I have had in Ottawa, and will be back to check out some more of the menu soon hopefully.
Good food, service not so much
I was not pleased to find out that there was a set menu for the evening. Nobody informed me of this when I made my reservation. Also our server was not very friendly initially. She warmed up later on but I was disappointed.
wonderful staff. superb wine pairings.
wonderful staff. superb wine pairings.
The Valentine food menu with the wine pa ...
The Valentine food menu with the wine pairing was exquisite! My girlfriend and I were amazed of the great service we received with Fraser and the knowledge that he had of the wine. He was very helpful and paid attention all evening. It is a night to remember. The atmosphere was awesome! Thanks again for the great evening!
Food was great, only compliant was that ...
Food was great, only compliant was that we were seated close to the door and due to the cold weather it made for an unenjoyable experience as it was VERY cold thoughtout the entire meal.
Good food but...
Went here on FEBRUARY 13th for dinner. We were given the prefix Valentine's Day menu along with a drink menu. Looking at the options we didn't really like what we saw. We asked the server if this was the only menu for the night and he said "absolutely" and nothing else.. We didn't know what to do but going to another restaurant didn't seem like a good idea. So after a while we decided to go for it. The food was good. Not great. Would have enjoyed eating of their regular menu better I think. Each person was $75 and the bill was high. I think the second most I've ever paid for a place before. Seemed really strange to have the Valentine's Day menu on the day before. Would have been funny to see what menu they had for a child. I wouldn't be paying $75 for any child to have this menu. Service and concept wasn't too good at this restaurant but food was good.
One of the greatest meals I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Service was absolutely perfect, wine list went on for days, and the food was superb. Go here!
Lovely heritage location. Service was friendly and staff was well versed on the wine list and menu offerings. Value fell a little short, but the menu was interesting and tasty, although neither our apps or our mains were delivered hot, luke warm at best, which took away from the meal itself. The music choice was out of place for a romantic, century old heritage location (disco mostly on the night we were there).
Loved everything about this place!
We found this place by coincidence and are so VERY happy we did. Would highly recommend it. We will be back when we return to Ottawa.
We've dined here before and always found it good but not exciting. I can't quite put my finger on it, but this time the food had that something special. The atmosphere, as always, is very nice.
I was impressed with our servers knowled ...
I was impressed with our servers knowledge of the wine list
a very enjoyable experience. A little of a longer wait then a normal between apps and main meal. Even though the wine glasses are large, i didn't feel the amount warranted the price. a little more in the glass would have been justifiable for the price.
Main courses were delicious, however des ...
Main courses were delicious, however desserts could use some improvement. Service was excellent. Definitely would go back, for food and service.
Nice atmosphere for a Friday night date
I enjoyed my first visit to e18hteen restaurant. We had an early reservation on a Friday evening, it was quiet and the service wa good. My partner was disappointed in his corn chowder appetizer but my creme brûlée was the best I've ever tasted. Would like to return!
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