18th & 21st

4.8
700 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 Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience.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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Experiences

  • Scotch Dinner

    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 27, 2021 only

    We are headed back to Scotland again. We have been recently focused on local and stateside bourbon and rye distilleries, but we are going back to the motherland. Briana Savage with Diageo’s Education Team will be joining us to walk us through some amazing Scotches that will highlight a little something for everyone. The fall is the perfect time to drink scotch so why not do it with us! Hope to see you there!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 700 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GraceS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s so important to review receipts issued by waiters. Our receipt was $21 more than the actual charges.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Their October menu specials were delicious, and our server, Danielle, was very attentive and professional. Highly recommended!

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vipCaleb
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would recommend this place to anyone!

Great ambiance, amazing drinks, and wonderful food. The three-piece band was incredible and EVERYONE was friendly.

MJ
vipMarkJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great theming! Loved the Roaring 20's atmosphere and live music! Fun "exclusive" feel. Highly recommend but pricey.

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TimK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like to listen to an accomplished jazz trio while savoring delicious food in a subdued atmosphere, then this is the restaurant for you!

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vipAllanW
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the trio performing and the monthly specials.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything about this place was great! Great place for a date night or to take friends from out of town. Food was outstanding as well as the service. The live music was great and just the right volume!

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vipJohnw
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

very nice room, excellent service. Talented entertainment. Too much loud conversation when musicians play.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I mean…like…WOW!

Almost all 5’s here! The Hostess was inviting, beautiful and kind! Danielle was a great server! The ambience was great! The appetizers phenomenal. Only gave food a “4” because the halibut could have been seasoned a little more, but it was still good! And please… have the salads! We tried several delicious! A wonderful wonderful experience! We will definitely return!

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was excellent; music was not good and too loud, ambiance was "blah", seating wasn't comfortable.

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PortiaK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended!!! Everything was great and worth a date night.

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Bobbie
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A unique setting and atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. The music, a jazz 3-piece combo was wonderful and not too loud. And the friendly manager sings along with them to wish happy birthday to patrons who are celebrating. The food, especially the mushroom soup and scallops, was very tasty, as were the specialty drinks. However, the portion served of one entre, the rack of lamb, was quite small. I'll be sure to go back again, but will stick to seafood entrees.

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vipXXXX
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was superb, the atmosphere and the room were a treat, and the food was excellent. An outstanding evening all around.

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EC19031
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn’t been in about two years. Even better than ever. Excellent menu (seasonal prix fixe was superb) paired with great drink selections. Our server was attentive but not pushy, and gave excellent explanations. We enjoyed the music from the jazz trio but it was soft enough that we could still talk.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, enjoyed it all, live music, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time dining and it was just as great as the first! The atmosphere is just amazing

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Jason
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my parents 50th anniversary here. The dining room is fun with a jazz club feel. The music was great but a little loud from my table near the front of the room. The food was well presented and tasted good. The service was super friendly and helpful. I’d call it a somewhat expensive evening but a very good time.

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DamionF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Live music 5 days a week. Drinks were good. Great Gatsby ambiance. I’d definitely return again.

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vipJayjia
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time I was there after covid and the food was still good, place was packed and they still had live jazz.

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vipVigirl
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful place...outstanding entertainment! Entrée course took extra long (45 mins) but Chef delivered and apologized and was transparent as to why. Much appreciated. We should've been offered a drink or dessert while we waited extra, but were not. This was only reason I didn't give 5 Stars because the food was superb.

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to see that you had an enjoyable time with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment. 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An extremely great dining experience.

To start off - the service was amazing. From the hostess pepper at the front to our server, Leila, everyone was attentive and friendly. Leila was knowledgeable on the menu and was always around when we needed her without being too overwhelming.

The food and the drinks were great. I definitely recommend the filet mignon sliders and then the pork tenderloin + any of their hand crafted cocktails.

I hadn't done all of my research and I didn't know that there would be a live band that night. When we were told there would be at the front door I was worried that I wouldn't get a chance to talk with my guest and the music would be loud and overwhelming in the small space. But I was extremely wrong. The music was the perfect level and helped add to the ambiance and vibe of the space. I was still able to have a conversation without having to raise my voice.

10/10 experience

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing time with us. We are glad to see that our team provided you with stellar service and Leila was so kind and attentive. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about it! Great night!

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thanks for the kind review. We are happy to hear that you had such a lovely time with us. It is nice to know that everything was nice and to your liking. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the perfect place for any occasion. Truly one of the best

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such an amazing time with us. We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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JackS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, the Fred Hughes Trio -- what's not to like???

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thanks, Jack. It is great to see that you had such a lovely time with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your meals and loved our live entertainment. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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ErinC
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience again at 18th and 21st. Food was well executed. Service was very attentive. Love the atmosphere with the live music. We will be back.

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Erin, Thank you for the feedback. It is nice to know that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We are glad to know that our team provided you with stellar service. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment. We appreciate your kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience

18th & 21st
Responded on 9 October 2021

Thank you for the cheery feedback. We're excited to see that you had such a nice time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Rhodes
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food selections albeit a bit pricey and friendly staff. Live music and complimentary drink to celebrate our anniversary. Exceeded expectations.

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

We appreciate your feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a nice anniversary celebration with us. We are glad that your meals were wonderful and our team went above and beyond to make your visit so memorable. We will see you next time. Thank you again and have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The live jazz music was amazing!!!

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our jazz music so much. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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JBrown
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Thank you for a great birthday dinner!

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Thanks for the cheerful feedback. It is nice to see that you had such a marvelous time with us. We are thrilled to hear that your birthday celebration was wonderful. We appreciate your kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bookclub meeting. Great restaurant. Band was amazing

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a nice book club meeting with us. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed our live music and found everything wonderful. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Thank you for the feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. Until then, have a good week.

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vipJohnC
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistent, superb service and food. Great place to celebrate special occasions. Shout out to Leila who was our server, friendly and attentive.

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

John, Thanks for the cheerful feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience with us. We're thrilled to learn that Leila provided you with stellar service. We can't wait to share this with you. Thank you again and have a great week!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Concept of the restaurant as a Speakeasy was very nice. Good live music, nice decor and ambiance. Wait staff was attentive and professional -- very nice job. Ordered the blackened ribeye steak as an entree medium rare. The lighting made it difficult to see, but it tasted more like it was cooked to solid medium and it was a bit dry for my taste. Had the bourbon brownie with vanilla ice cream and found the brownie to also be a bit dry. These are matters of personal preference and my dinner companions all enjoyed their meals immensely, but I felt that the venue (and the cocktails) met a higher standard than my main course (which was the most expensive protein on the menu).

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. It is nice to know that our team took excellent care of you and your meals were great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMikeR
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Piano was kinda loud and music could have been more contemporary, but our meal was OUTSTANDING. Home run night.

18th & 21st
Responded on 1 October 2021

Mike, Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Mike
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

It was a good experience until halfway through dinner. The hostess acknowledged we requested a quiet table for four and put us in one of our favorite tables. Food and service was very good.
However, halfway through dinner the hostess that seated us pushed two tables together right next to us, and then sat 9-10 people at that table. This party had already eaten dinner in the adjourning restaurant Cured and for some reason wanted to be seated in 18th&21st. Now I understand why the staff may have wanted to accommodate the request. However, they did so without regard to the people that made reservations to dine at 18th&21st and were in the middle of dinner.
The group only ordered drinks and never ordered any food. And of course they were loud, shouting across their table for people at the other end to hear. So any notion I had of being seated at a quiet table was quickly gone. Twice, I went looking for the hostess to talk to her about the situation and could find no one at either hostess station. I don't know if the restaurant was understaffed, so that could explain their absence. Fifteen to twenty minutes later I finally saw the hostess leave from behind the bar area back to the front of the restaurant and followed her out there to discuss the situation. I did this at the hostess station, well away from my table and people I invited out to dinner and well away from any other customers, so to not expose others to my discussion and complaint. Despite my attempt to keep this private and away from my dinner guests, the manager chose to come to our table and follow-up on the issue. That forced me to disclose my previously private discussion.
18th&21st attempts to have the appearance and atmosphere as a sophisticated establishment. Maybe the manager and staff on duty don’t know this or forgot. I say this because it seemed like they allowed it to be turned into a Happy Hour type place where groups of people are invited to gather at a table to just drink.

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Ellen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
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).

18th & 21st
Responded on 21 September 2021

Ellen, Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. It is nice to see that you loved your meals and found everything so delicious. We are happy to hear that our team took excellent care of you and everything was to your liking. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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JackS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 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!

18th & 21st
Responded on 21 September 2021

Jack, Thank you for your wonderful words. We are delighted to hear that you always have such a great dining experience with us. We are overjoyed to hear that our team always provides you with amazing service and you enjoy your meals. Thank you so much for the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 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.

18th & 21st
Responded on 21 September 2021

Thank you for the cheerful feedback. We are excited to hear that you had such a marvelous time with us. It is great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us. It is great to see that our team went above and beyond to make your celebration so memorable. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipChristinaL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 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!!

18th & 21st
Responded on 21 September 2021

Christina, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience with us. It is wonderful to hear that everything was to your liking and our team went above and beyond to make your celebration so memorable. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 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.

18th & 21st
Responded on 21 September 2021

Thank you, Thomas. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We are thrilled to see that our team provided you with stellar service and Mikayla was so amazing. It is great to know that your meals were great. We appreciate the kind review and recommendations. We will see you next time. Have a great week!

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FAQs

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

18th & 21st is rated 4.8 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

18th & 21st does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cured1821.com/store/cured-18th-21st-gift-card.

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.