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Eighteen

#73 of 2,156 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We made a last minute change from Empire Grill to 18. Best decision we ever made. We had 14 people for a team meeting and was recommended to go here. They were able to get us a reservation and so accommodating. The food was fantastic and the service was even better.

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Burlington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

From the ambience to the last morsel, everything was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive, gladly willing to respond to our questions. We were given an amuse bouche from the chef which was a teasing prelude to our meal. Octopus appetizer was grilled to perfection along with chorizo shavings, so creatively salty a companion. The beet salad was paired... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were in Ottawa recently with family and looking for a special restaurant to celebrate my brothers birthday. We read other reviews on Eighteen and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was extremely helpful and his recommendations were all excellent.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visited this restaurant for dinner. The meals were pricey but worth every cent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and had excellent suggestions. I had lamb which was only two ribs but they were cooked just right and very tasty and meaty. My wife's cod was excellent and fresh and flakey. Our friend had venison which was cooked just... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
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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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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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?