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#73 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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18 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6, Canada (Sussex Drive)
+1 613-244-1188
15:30 - 22:30
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quality of food was not up to par - definitely overpriced. Duck breast was over cooked & small portion. Ribeye was nothing special. Service was great.

Thank Pky L
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Restaurant Eighteen for a Mother's Day Brunch on May 14, 2017. Our reservation was for 11:30. I was seated at a corner while waiting for my husband to park the car. The service was terrible and the food was disappointing. When we served ourselves to the buffet I expected a varied choice for $55.00 per person. Almost... More 

Thank disgruntled651
Edmonton, Canada
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for a business meeting where we took over most of the restaurant. The restaurant is in a heritage building but has great decor. Service was great with an excellent wine list and visible wine cellar. The set menu had most of their favourites including the black cod, tenderloin and lamb. The tenderloin was perfectly cooked. Starters included amazing... More 

Thank Harold C
Immenstaad, Germany
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with the good Canadian friend of mine. When he asked me what I'd like to drink, I asked for Canadian red-wine. What a really great surprise, what fanstatic wines Canada is able to offer! Food is perfect as well. Quite impressive the knowledge of the staff about the wines and the food. I definitely would re-visit that... More 

Thank RudiReist
Westport, Connecticut
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124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 4 business colleagues was good. Tasty food and an interesting and solid wine list in a cool environment in a nice part of town. Nicely done and I'd return.

Thank John M
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This restaurant in the Byward Market area offers consistently good food in an attractive setting. Appetizers, mains and desserts are all nicely presented and tasty. The wine list is good and cocktails are solid. Service is fast, friendly and professional. Ambience is excellent. IMO this restaurant deserves 4.5* so I have rated it as 4 with the following qualifier: Prices... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The place itself is gorgeous. Servers were attentive. Food was quite delicious - though it must be said that one can find comparable quality elsewhere in the city for a bit cheaper.

1 Thank BlackSeaPrincess
Montreal, Canada
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452 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I came here by myself for a quick bite. I sat at the bar. I ordered the beef tartar and it was just mouth watering delicious! It was tasty with an interesting twist. For the main course I had the black cod with the puree of vegetables. It was very nice. Overall nice service from beginning to end. Take note... More 

Thank Nancy L
Ottawa, Canada
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went for Valentines dinner.. 4 course meal. it was okay.. but we wouldn't return. the menu was good, but nothing special. Service was okay but lacked lustre. we chose the paring wine, but it was ridiculous.... just chose a good wine and enjoy. The place is beautiful but it would be better with amazing food... no Michelin stars here.... More 

Thank debby b
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for weekday happy hour. The prices are very reasonable - $5 glasses of wine & select beers, and 50% off the bar menu of snack plates. The beef tartare was well-cut and well-seasoned with a selection of house made pickles on the side. Oysters were perhaps the only disappointment - they were a bit more affordable than usual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6, Canada
    (Sussex Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit can be accessed from the Rideau Center
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-244-1188

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