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Eighteen

#71 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Byward Market Area
Canadian
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18 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6, Canada (Sussex Drive)
+1 613-244-1188
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15:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 22:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank debby b
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank lisaE1989JJ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a meal to remember at this restaurant. We had the chef's tasting menu. Most pleasant experience! The chef ability to marry different flavors is awesome! Impeccable service, pleasant environnement, high quality cuisine!

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Thank elizabethdV9927XI
cornwall, ontario
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant is elegant and excellent-from the exciting food to the attentive service to the unique decor. My husband and I loved the lamb, and the J Lohr wine. The Amuse-bouche was a delightful surprise.

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Thank arlonipper
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was well plated and full of flavour. Great variety of items to chose from so you will not be disappointed. Romantic atmosphere, quiet and comfortable. Service however was a bit slow. Arrived at 7:30pm and restaurant still had seating available but it took a very long time (50mins) to get our food after we ordered especially since we just... More 

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Thank hockeymom24seven
Ottawa, Canada
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429 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The issue we had relates to some of the service and wine pairing not to the food on it's own. We went here to celebrate an anniversary and they did give us an incredibly romantic table, next to the fireplace. It was very quiet and nice, and some of the staff were super friendly and remembered this was a special... More 

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Thank Peter_Bomberg
North Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In Byward market on York Street. Great decor inside, with a wonderful menu and wine list and we had excellent service. Very good food. Our group had the black cod and everyone loved it. I had a Caesar with duck, which was excellent and the crab cakes, also very good.

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Chelsea
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A superb place and great food! One of the best restaurant in Ottawa! Well located! Downtown! Well decorated! Very good drinks!

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Thank Jean-Daniel B
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

made an online reservation, added a note about it being my sisters birthday and arrived on time. our waitress had 6 other tables and it was a quiet evening. after 40 minutes without even had our wine order taken , we walked out. the server was surly and unkind and I wished I never booked here in the first place.

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King City, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Appetizers: Mushroom Risotto (cold but ate it) & we sent back our Foie Gras as it was stone cold in the middle. Then our Rib Eye Steak came out over cooked and cold to the touch. When we complained to our waiter he essentially sneered at us. We left without eating our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 51 - USD 51
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:30
Monday
15:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
15:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
15:30 - 22:30
Thursday
15:30 - 22:30
Friday
15:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?