Eating & Drinking

SPOTLIGHT: A visit to Restaurant E18hteen’s raw bar

This story originally appeared in Ottawa Magazine’s October edition. Order your copy here. 

By Anne DesBrisay

It doesn’t happen often that we can sit down at Restaurant E18hteen and say “I’ll have one of everything.” Generally speaking, that would involve much moolah. But the stylish York Street restaurant — now a dozen years old — announced a few months ago the opening of a raw bar.

The concept: everything would cost six bucks. They call it “Five for Six ’til Seven” — that is, five cocktails, five wines, and five raw items all priced at $6 each, available from five until seven weekday evenings in its lounge and on its patio. Seemed to us a pretty good deal, given E18hteen tends to be a pleasant place to spend some time and given we tend to push open its hefty front doors for typically wallet-popping dining. Here was a chance to test the waters for a pittance.

Photography by Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studio
Photography by Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studio