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Eighteen

18 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5T5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-244-1188
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Ranked #141 of 2,155 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Cross street: Sussex Drive
Transit: Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time that we dined here with friends in the past twelve months and we are never disappointed: each dish is a perfect mix of flavors that are very balanced and never overpowering. This evening, our party had seafood and both the halibut and salmon were excellent. This is one of our favorite spots and we will... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were a group of 9 and therefore ordered a variety of items from the menu. Each appetizer and main dish was enjoyed and was so good we wished everyone could taste it! I had the tomato and goat cheese salad and the rack of lamb - delicious! I find it a little difficult to spend this much on a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Birthday party, yeah! Went to Eighteen with a group of 6. On the whole, very good. Service was attentive, waiter was well informed and very helpful. Food for the most part was good. I had the Lacquered Black Cod....delicious. We had one steak returned, over done, it was promptly replaced... Another steak was swimming in sauce. The diner was too... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We wanted to go to the restaurant before chef Walid left for Toronto. A great dinner with awesome service. We have a daughter who is fairly selective and a simple plate of pasta was prepared for her. The restaurant is pricey, but service is very good and food is tasty. The setting is one of the nicest in all of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I needed a break after a rotten week and chose to go to Eighteen, which is right in the heart of Ottawa's historic Byward Market. The first impressions were good - the restaurant, which is on a split level, was pretty full and yet the sound damping worked a treat because we could barely hear a word... More

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

what can I say, I arrived for a second dinner, and tasted the elk tartare (very good) and the 3 lemon dessert (just OK). good wine list, excellent service (it was a late seating at 9pm on a weekday) and good atmosphere in the market area. Pricing seemed ok for the type of restaurant and location

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The manager of this place is extremely condescending, took over 1hr 15 minutes for the appetizer to arrive. No apologies were given, took another 30 minutes for the main course to come. We had a four course meal, there is really nothing bad i can say about the food, in fact it was tasty but it is not worth the... More

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Kanata, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Service great, Rib eye steak and lamb chops , I eat them rare. Perfection in the serving, fish fair,a little overdone. Wine list excellent

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is great. Ask for a table away from the entrance as you will get cold during the winter. Service was ok but servers do not cover for each other. Beautiful building and setting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I wanted to celebrate her birthday and after reading reviews of several other restaurants in the area decided on restaurant 18 and we are very glad that we did. The ambiance is great due to the fireplace, the background music and especially the white table cloths. Our server was very knowledgable in both the food and wine... More

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