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Eighteen

#98 of 2,286 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Byward Market Area
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18 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5T5, Canada (Sussex Drive)
Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
613-244-1188
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Today
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming and sophisticated, incredible evening

Came here for our Valentine's Day dinner. Prix fixe menu but it was phenomenal. The service was superb the waiter literally catered to every need. The wine list is very impressive and can be easily paired up with the meal. The food was delicious. Absolutely loved the classic setting, stone walls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
khrys_2117
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was at this restaurant with a group of about 20 business colleagues while on a visit to Ottawa. It was very easy to get to from our Hotel (Westin) as it was close and we could walk. The service, décor, food and wine were second to none. It was a very enjoyable evening. As our group was large, we... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Unfortunately, bad service seems to be the norm in Canada. Coupled with mediocre food, it makes me think twice before eating out anywhere!! The hostess's exact words to my husband & I were: "Are you two planning to have dinner tonight??" Another disappointment. The restaurant looked nice with the stone walls & gigantic door but it fell short on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Came here for our Valentine's Day dinner. Prix fixe menu but it was phenomenal. The service was superb the waiter literally catered to every need. The wine list is very impressive and can be easily paired up with the meal. The food was delicious. Absolutely loved the classic setting, stone walls, and the ambiance. Very classy and romantic. Can't wait... More 

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Quebec
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Back in 2001 when the restaurant first opened, we were regulars. Having moved away from Ottawa since then, I wanted to go back there and see how things have evolved. As it turns out, it is still a great bet when it comes to dining out in Ottawa. Let's first talk about the service. I believe the Maître D' noticed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

On Saturday evening, my partner and I had a most enjoyable meal at this restaurant. On a cold winter night, a fireplace was what I first noticed. This is a beautiful setting, with old stone walls and high ceilings, very elegant, and perfect for a special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious: Royal Miyagi oysters, Hand Rolled Strozzapretti with roasted... More 

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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I had been to eighteen a couple of years ago with a colleague. lovely time. yesterday evening, we arrived, eight of us, for our reservation time and proceeded to wait, and wait and wait. the restaurant was about half full when we arrived and thinned out as we....waited. from the time of our arrival to the time the dinners came... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Eighteen has never failed to live up to our expectations. Impeccable service, great food presentation and a terrific ambience

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The standard is always set high at this restaurant. The service, the food, the wine, ambience. Enjoy this establishment for a great dinner, special occasion or business meeting.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

great service, recommended super wine (even cheaper one than we originally had asked for), exceptional food (meat) - all in all, highly recommended

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Every time we go we are delighted with the quality of the food and service. We had our son't wedding reception there a few years ago and everyone raved about the quality of the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5T5, Canada
    (Sussex Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-244-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?