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One18 Empire

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
820 Centre St SE | Se, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5J2, Canada
+1 403-269-0299
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (16 reviews)
“crab dip” (4 reviews)
“honey bourbon” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
820 Centre St SE | Se, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5J2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staying at the Marriott for work, my colleague and I would stop each night for a drink before heading to our rooms. On the second night, Paul, a totally rockin' guy from behind the bar suggested to me that I try the "New York Sour"...More

Thank Rick Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not often you see an actual bar man mixing drinks with passion and skill. These guys are just amazing to watch. Great scotch menu Very tasty food. With original itemsMore

Thank 8thwunder
DavidB22590, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear you had a memorable experience with us. We really do have a passion for whiskey and cocktails and are always looking to improve on our whiskey and cocktail knowledge. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High expectations from the reviews on here so we were very disappointed. We had three sharing plates and they were all just so heavy - even the Caesar salad. Not fine dining at all. Waitress was delightful however.More

Thank John C
DavidB22590, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am disappointed to hear you had short of an exceptional experience while dining with us. If there is anything else you would like to discuss or go into more detail with regarding your time with us please feel free to contact me at David@one18empire.com....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food here was excellent. I recommend the Three Cheese Dip, which was a generous bowl of gooey cheese heaven layered with fried cheese curds. Also the made to order Old English is not to be missed, where they serve it table-side, filling...More

Thank JimmyBig
DavidB22590, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for providing us with feedback so we can continue to grow as a restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our table side old fashioneds as we really pride ourselves in our whiskey cocktails. If there is anything else you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a unique restaurant. I liked the decor. Service was very attentive. It seems more about whiskey more than about food. Having said that, the fried cauliflower was very tasty. The bacon wrapped dates were also good. My companions' salads were average. I enjoyed the...More

Thank Ross T
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We a thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us. The smoked cocktail you are referring to is our old fashioneds. We smoke the glass on an old bourbon barrel stave as all bourbon is made in brand new charred American white oak...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic restaurant with good selection of high quality food. Staff was very friendly and the service was rapid. They have a very specific way of preparing your Bourbon - we did not try yet. So, we have another good reason to come back.More

Thank SAMLadvisor
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We look forward to being brilliant hosts for when you do come back to try our old fashioneds! We always love getting feedback from our guests good or constructive as it helps us grow as individuals and as a restaurant! If there is anything else...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a surprise birthday party thrown here for me and it was a great experience. The staff was amazing and fun to interact with. They went out of their way to make sure things were special. Did a bourbon tasting flight with the group lead...More

Thank CalgaryFun_and_sun
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable birthday party! We had a wonderful time hosting your group and getting the opportunity to educate your group on the wonderful world of Whiskey with a focus on bourbon! We look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that this was one of top ten restaurants in Calgary. When we arrived the restaurant was absolutely full and lively, thankfully we booked in advance or there would be no chance of a table for walk-in guests. But when it came to...More

Thank lonestar64
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am disappointed to hear you did not have anything short of an exceptional experience while dining with us. While we love getting positive feedback is the constructive feedback that allows us to grow as individuals and as a restaurant. If there is anything else...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zack at the bar was awesome! We only had drinks and appitizers, but the service was great. The restraunt/ lounge had a comfortable and sylish atmosphere. We will definatly try the resteraunt for dinner next time we are in Calgary.More

Thank Claire C
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at ONE18 EMPIRE. We are very passionate about what we do and love getting feedback. I will reach out to Zach to provide him with your feedback! If there is anything else you...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

I went to this restaurant with a girlfriend this week and we had an old fashion prepared on a barrel with smoke...ahhh...can't describe, go try it! The scallops on cheesy polenta is amazing as well as the cauliflower bites. I will be back again and...More

Thank picco0
David B, Manager at One18 Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your dining experience. We love to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you also enjoyed our old fashioned program. With that said if there is anything we could...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Centre St SE | Se, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-269-0299
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Description
Located in vibrant Downtown Calgary, ONE18 EMPIRE is a whisk(e)y-inspired bar and restaurant with a strong focus on sharable, locally inspired cuisine, masterfully paired with our select onsite reserve.ONE18 EMPIRE fosters a communal atmosphere for its guests through an array of chef-created dishes designed for sampling and sharing in a unique and spirited local setting. With a focus on the art of storytelling, the staff seeks to engage patrons in ONE18 EMPIRE's rich history by showcasing how these stories have influenced the design of our cuisine and beverage offerings. Keeping pace with the city, ONE18 EMPIRE welcomes guests around the clock offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining options.
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