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18 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5T5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #127 of 2,162 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Restaurant details
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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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Three stars is labelled here as "average", but really, this was a very inconsistent experience. Some parts very good, some not so good. We ended up here after the restaurant we had booked had to unexpectedly close, so this was an unplanned visit. The restaurant was able to accommodate us, and the waiting service from the completely black-clad staff was... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the restaurant with a group of 45 people. We had appetizers and cocktails before the meal. The servers were very attentive, serving the appetizers on trays and taking drink orders. We were given choices of one of three appetizers, entrees and desserts for the meal. I chose the rare tuna appetizer, the black cod entree and a lemon... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went using a Groupon coupon. From the beginning to the end the service and the food was impeccable. I had the blackened cod. My goodness I have never had a better pice of fish in my life. It was amazing. The appetizer and dessert were just as fantastic. This has to be one of the best restaurants in Ottawa.... More

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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went there alone for dinner with no reservation. The seating outside was attractive, and indeed I really enjoyed this experience: the fish was cooked to perfection, great wine by the glass, very light and sweet desert ... and a real expresso. Service is perfect. Will come back again ... with friends and colleagues to discover the interior ...

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Montreal, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
191 reviews 191 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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