18th & 21st

4.8
665 Reviews
$31 to $50
Speakeasy
18th & 21st brings something fresh and classic to Columbia, Maryland. Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience. Our food and cocktails reflect the feel of prohibition supper clubs. This not to say we're stuck in the past, but rather that we try and emulate the style of that era. That means beautiful presentation, careful crafting, and perfect pairings to keep your night on beat. Combined with live music, this creates an unparalleled experience for the discerning and adventurous looking for a sophisticated evening. Due to the nature of the experience at 18th & 21st we request that all diners be over the age of eighteen.

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    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 29, 2021 only

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 665 people are saying
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Ellen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely phenomenal....I had the scallops, my friend had the lamb, and both were delicious. She also swore by the Brussel sprouts (I don't eat them). Side of creamed spinach was heavenly. Mac and cheese good too. Great drink selection. They have a neat "add-on" where there's a special menu for theme of the month (or week?). This visit was salmon, which was great, but the salmon cakes were just a trifle undercooked. Great service, great ambience - the live music strikes just the right tone because you can still have conversation or, if you wish, just listen. We are planning on returning. A little bit on the pricey side, but I have paid as much and more for less in NYC and in this area. Probably a great venue for "landmark" events (date night, anniversary, birthdays, etc).

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JackS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been my experience over several years that any Steve Wecker eatery is a quality experience. He management staff, the servers, and certainly the culinary contingent, always rate high in my estimation. Service is professional but friendly, and the food is good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our first visit. We were welcomed with an anniversary card and glasses of champagne. A nice surprise! Hilary, our waitress was wonderful. The atmosphere was very unique, very intimate. Live jazz band was excellent. They acknowledged birthdays and also 5 of us couples celebrating anniversaries, all by name, nice touch! The food was good, my wife had to send her steak back because it was over cooked. At $40, you expect it to be cooked the way you expect. The table next to us sent his steak back twice and ended up getting the salmon. You’d think the chefs could do steak. All in all, an enjoyable evening.

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ChristinaL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. I felt especially special celebrating my birthday and can’t wait to come back soon!!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were shown right in to our seats. The jazz trio – we are big jazz fans – was playing loud enough to hear, follow and appreciate, yet quietly enough that we could easily converse at our table. The food was flavorful and interesting. Portions at first appeared to be small but turned out to be just right. The entire staff was warm, friendly, and patient, especially our waiter, Mikayla, who always seemed to be there just when wanted.

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vipCharlie
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently 18/21 is providing great meals, service and atmosphere. With the addition of a new chef, the themed food selections, from main course to sometimes dessert, are inspired and each time delicious. Our server Shelly was a joy and always great to see Kyle and Steve during our dining. The restaurant is a must for those in the Howard County area.

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LH1966
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and fun theme. We had the tuna appetizer and the scallops entre. Food was delicious! One slight complaint - our entres were served minutes after our app was served, so our hot meals weren't so hot by the time we finished our app. Not a super big deal and I would go back in a heartbeat! Great music and great time!

18th & 21st
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We're excited to hear that you had such a fun dining experience with us. We are overjoyed to see that your meals were amazing and you loved our scallops so much. It is nice to know that you loved our live musical performance and found our composer wonderful. We can't wait to see you again. Until next time, have a great week!

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MaryP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. Loved the ambiance and the service was excellent. Emily was our server. Very attentive and nothing felt rushed even though they were very busy. Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts appetizer. Great drink selection. Loved that they had a peach menu too with seasonal items for every course. Didn’t eat off that menu but liked that there were more options. Only complaint really is the tiny cocktail glasses your drinks are served in for the price we paid.

18th & 21st
Responded on September 3, 2021

Mary, Thank you for the feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your meals and found everything so flavorful and delicious. It is wonderful to see that our team provided with you excellent service and Emily was so attentive and kind. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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JohnN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In our party of six, four ordered the peach month special grouping and two ordered from the al la carte menu. The peach month dishes (of course) each had some form of peaches incorporated, and everybody thought they were highly creative and delicious. Everyone thought all the food and drinks were superb. The jazz group pretty much stayed in the background, and were entertaining without being too loud or intrusive, adding a nice touch to the evening.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

John, Thank you for your feedback. We are charmed to hear that your dining experience with us was wonderful. We are glad to hear that your meals were great and you found everything so delicious. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our jazz entertainment and found everything great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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DanaH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and live music - very expensive

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks, Dana. We are excited to see that you had such a fantastic time with us. It is great to see that your meals were delicious and you enjoyed our live entertainment so much. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible as always!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the amazing feedback. We are excited to hear that you always have such a nice time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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RoyA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great evening! Love the live Jazz band. We both decided to go with the 5 course meal they were offering for $65 which I felt was a good value. Each course was excellent. My only turn off was the dessert. My wife and I did not care for the offered desserts; however our server tried her best to find one that we liked, so I applaud the effort. Highly recommend this restaurant.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Roy, We are pleased to hear such joyous feedback and are thrilled to see that you and your wife had such a great time with us. It is nice to see that your meals were great. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the experience . The band was superb. The food was hit or miss with a few of the items. My food came out barely warm and overcooked.. sent it back and it came out good the second time.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your visits with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the DMV.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear how much you enjoy your dining experiences with us. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

18th & 21st made my birthday special from the little bday cards they hand you to the live band singing you happy birthday!! Nice ambiance. My steak was perfect as well.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that your birthday celebration with us was wonderful. We are thrilled to know that our team went above and beyond to make your experience so memorable. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Patrickf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely great very nice very kind keep training well

18th & 21st
Responded on August 31, 2021

Patrick, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We're excited to hear that our team provided you with amazing service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great environment. Will be back for sure!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We are happy to see that you had such a nice experience with us. We're glad your meals were delicious and our team took amazing care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so wonderful! My husband had the ribeye and I had some amazing scallops! The real star of the show was the amazing dessert “Donut-bread pudding with vanilla ice cream on top”

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback with us. We're so happy to hear that you and your husband had such a great time with us. We are thrilled to see that your meals were amazing and you loved our ribeye, scallops, and donut-bread pudding. We appreciate the wonderful feedback and recommendations. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Charlie
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at 18th and 21st that’s perfect I’m start to finish. We haven’t dined out in a while, but overwhelmed by the staff at the restaurant. First of all it is our favorite restaurant in the area.

But it was so great to see Pepper, Hilary, Kyle, Steve and meet the new chef, chef Daniel. He prepared and absolutely delicious peach inspired prefix five course tasting menu in which each course was inventive and perfection. If you haven’t had the oysters Rockefeller there, make a special trip for them. In one word; Unbelievable!

Also want to say it was fantastic to see Maureen there as well. She is A friend and wife of one of the owners and it was an extra plus that she happened to be dining there that night. Great seeing you again. Many thanks to all.

Hoping to see what chef Daniel brings to the menu during the coming months. BRAVO!!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

Charlie, Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is so nice to hear how much you enjoy your visits with us. We are glad to see that our team always provides you with amazing service and you were able to meet our new chef. We truly appreciate the wonderful feedback and great recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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SteveD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere for pre-concert dining.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thanks, Steve. It is so nice to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are happy to hear that your meals were fantastic and our team provided you with wonderful service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were going to eat at the adjoining tavern type place next door but couldn't reseve a seat thanks to the Jackson Brown/James Taylor show at Merriweather, so we decided to upgrade to 18th & 21st since it was the eve of our 37th anniversary.
Am I glad we did! From the moment we walked in, the hosts & hostesses were congratulating us on our anniversary and our excellent server, Shelly, brought us complimentary glasses of champagne. A 5 minute walk to Merriweather Post Pavilion and back to our car later made for a perfect evening. If you want to do something for a special occasion, let them know and they'll take good care of you. Highly recommend!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 20, 2021

John, Thank you for the marvelous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you and your wife had such a lovely dining experience with us. We are happy to hear that your meals were wonderful and you found everything so delicious. It is nice to see that our team went above and beyond to make your celebration so memorable. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was amazing! I wanted amazing live jazz, great food, and well-made cocktails and 18th & 21st exceeded my expectations! It’s expensive but we’ll worth it in my opinion!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the blissful feedback. We are overjoyed to see that your dining experience with us exceeded your expectations and you had such a wonderful time. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and loved our live jazz entertainment. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMauriceE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, with friendly staff and good music. 18th & 21st is our "go to" spot for a night out. Solid Mixology group behind the bar.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you, Maurice. We are delighted to hear that you always have such a wonderful time with us. It is great to see that our team always provides you with excellent service and you find our atmosphere so great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience! My wife and I had our first dinner at 18th and 21st and celebrated our anniversary. The staff was so friendly, accommodating, got us a card, flowers, champagne, and had the band sing us a song. Emily was an amazing waitress and the sommelier recommended literally the best wine we've ever had! The most delicious steak as well. The band was energetic and added a ton to the experience. 10/10 would recommend and will go back soon!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is so nice to see that you and your wife had such a lovely anniversary celebration with us. We are overjoyed to learn that our team provided you with stellar service and went above and beyond to make your experience so special. We're happy to see that your meals were equally as great and you found your entire experience so wonderful. It was a pleasure to be a part of your celebration and we hope to see you again soon!

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MINDYM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely loved it, everything was wonderful. Service, food, ambiance & loved Pepper, the hostess.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are delighted to see that your meals were so great and you found dour atmosphere great. It is nice to know that our team provided you with stellar service and your meals were great. Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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CindyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peach month did not disappoint! We got the 5-course meal and EVERYTHING was fantastic! The service and music were fantastic too! This is our favorite restaurant in Columbia!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you, Cindy. It is great to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us. We are charmed to hear that you enjoyed our peach month special so much and found your meals amazing. We're thrilled to learn that our team took excellent care of you and made your experience so wonderful. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice time with us. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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LoLo
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food!

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere we provide and found your meals delicious. We hope to see you again soon!

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Beck
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us reserved a table for my husband's 75th birthday. We were treated kindly with a celebratory flair. The food was fabulous, the jazz pianist was perfect in every way, the ambiance was extra-special, and the service was delightful. It was completely memorable.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you, Beck. It is nice to hear that you had such a wonderful celebration with us. We are glad to hear that your experience with us was so great and our team provided you with stellar service. It is nice to hear that your meals were excellent and you found everything to your liking. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipHungryAF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing bar and bartender. Excellent server and hosts. Unfortunately, the bus staff in hospital surgical masks completely ruined the experience. Why not have innocuous black or team masks?

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you had such a lovely dining experience with us. It is great to know that our team provided you with wonderful service and you enjoyed your meals. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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GregM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My pork entrée was a little disappointing..... Small, sliced and overcooked.
But that being said the overall experience was marvelous, simply marvelous. And oh yea, you gotta try that fudge brownie dessert.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Greg, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to see that you had a great time with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your meals and found our fudge brownie dessert amazing. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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RJ72921
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Minor steak temperature issue which was kindly resolved. I would definitely come back.

18th & 21st
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you had such a nice time with us. It is great to see that our team took amazing care of you and made your experience great. We appreciate the kind review and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Michters bourbon tasting

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to see that you had a nice time and enjoyed our bourbon tasting. We appreciate your kind feedback and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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TimothyN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for great food, great ambiance, music and service to match then you’ve found it!

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you, Timothy. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous experience with us. We're so happy to see that you loved your meals and found the ambiance of our establishment so great. We appreciate the wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a nice time with us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your meals and our team provided you with excellent service. We appreciate the lovely feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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DavidM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren’t expecting the experience. It’s experience we will definitely try again

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you, David. We are overjoyed to hear that you had a phenomenal experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that we impressed you and you will be visiting us again soon. Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Jazzman
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the dining rooms was comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the entire dining experience.

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a great time with us. We are delighted to see that your meals were amazing and you found our ambiance so relaxing and comfortable. We appreciate the lovely feedback ad hope to see you again soon!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic time, enjoyed the whole experience. Made for a wonderful birthday surprise.

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful birthday celebration with us. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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AshleyH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The band, the concept, the decor amazing. Service was wonderful! The only issue I had was that I saw 2 other parties get their entrees before us and they were seated after me. The waitress apologized and soon after it came out. I would definitely go again.

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thanks, Ashley. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a nice time with us. We are glad to hear that our team provided you with stellar service and you enjoyed your meals. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and hope to see you again soon!

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BrianS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and specialty drinks were excellent. The service was fantastic as our server was not hovering over us, however, our water glasses were never empty nor our completed plates stay on the table long. We never felt rushed. We plan to return soon!

18th & 21st
Responded on July 30, 2021

Brian, Thank you for the blissful feedback. We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. We're thrilled to see that your meals were amazing and you loved our specialty drinks. It is wonderful to hear that our team provided you with stellar service. We appreciate the kind review and hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

18th & 21st offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (667) 786-7112.

18th & 21st is rated 4.8 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.