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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Restaurant e18hteen Ratings and Reviews
Three long time friends had a wonderful ...
Three long time friends had a wonderful meal in a lovely restaurant that did not require us to shout to have a conversation. The server was excellent and helped us with choosing several dishes that could be split between two or more of us. Gave us lots of variety. Thanks.
3 people dined. 2 had halibut, overcook ...
3 people dined. 2 had halibut, overcooked and dry and pieces were slightly different in size. 1 had pork, expected to have it presented on the bone. Deserts poor selection, and rice pudding was like rice soup.
I would not recommend this restaurant, very disappointed by food quality. I was so looking forward to a properly cooked piece of fish.
We had a bad gut feeling from the start ...
We had a bad gut feeling from the start as tge place had perhaps 4 couples in it- not a good sign. We were visiting from Manitoba and thought it would be nice to have a special dinner out on our anniversery (we married in Ottawa 12 years ago). Everything grossly overpriced which is fine but then it better meet expecatations. My wifes casear had no taste of Anchovy, Garlic nor could you taste Parmesan cheese ( I could see that clearly on the salad so suspect it was either cheap stuff or past its prime). My lobster bisque had a couple of pathetic pieces of lobster in a luke warm broth. Our mains were equally lacking, overcooked and brings to mind the story of the Emperors new clothes. As a result, we ended up not eating our mains and left for another restaurant. Sorry but starting to believe review websites are mostly filled out by the staff from restaurant.
We found the well-configured old bank bu ...
We found the well-configured old bank buildng a delightful environment. The meal was really excellent and downright interesting...but the real delight was the canadian cheese selection. Worth the trip to Ottawa! We would encourage anyone to make the trip.
It was a beautifully appointed, and very ...
It was a beautifully appointed, and very friendly spot - we had made a special request for an Anniversary, made on-line and the server had been told, as we received a special dessert with congratulations.....very impressive!
Lovely meal, lovely atmosphere, and exceptional service!
We have regularly celebrated special occ ...
We have regularly celebrated special occasions like our wedding anniversary at Restaurant Eighteen. Each time, we come away totally satisfied with the food, the service and the value for money. A great place for fine dining.
Our evening at Restaurant e18hteen was d ...
Our evening at Restaurant e18hteen was deligthful. Attentive service, delicious food. Creative combinations and each bite was filled with various pops of flavour. the steaks were so flavourful and cooked to perfection. My duck dish was tasty and deligthful.
This was a fantastic restaurant with sup ...
This was a fantastic restaurant with superb food and a charming atmosphere. We each ordered a steak dinner with tasty sides and were impressed with the generous portions. It is well worth putting this destination at the top of your list of restaurants to try!
This supper was very deceiving , I had ...
This supper was very deceiving , I had grilled octopus and black cod a meal that I had a few times before,well the octopus quality was low and was burned black not eatable, took instead the foils gras torchon which was good, the black cod was Ok but the way they prepare it before with the skin and a different taste much better. Me and my guests meal was not a WOW factor, our server came and told me that they didn't charge the octopus well no surprise their but I was surprised that I was not offered a free something.
Outstanding service. When the waiter rea ...
Outstanding service. When the waiter realized we were francophone, he immediately spoke to us in French although this was not his first language. He was very attentive to the rhythm we ate so that our courses did not arrive too fast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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