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ONE18 EMPIRE, Calgary, AB

ONE18 EMPIRE

4.4
4.4
958 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American

ONE18 EMPIRE is a whiskey inspired bar and restaurant with a strong focus on shareable, locally inspired cuisine, masterfully paired with our select onsite reserve.

With over 300 whiskeys, ryes, bourbons and scotches served by our seasoned bartenders, ONE18 EMPIRE cultivates an engaging and activated bar experience for locals and out of town patrons alike. Along with our vast collection of whiskey, ONE18 EMPIRE also offers a wide range of craft beers, wine on tap and a selection of whiskey tailored cocktails.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-0299

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Cutler

  • Catering

    Connect with us to discuss catering options. Please call 403-269-0299 for details and join us for your next function

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private dining experience or group function in ONE18 EMPIRE’s McTavish Dining Room. Reservations can be made for groups of up to 20 people and paired tastings, to a private dinner or working luncheon.

  • Private party contact

    ONE18 EMPIRE: (855) 404-6447

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Center Street and 9th Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Street parking or parkades close by.

  • Public Transit

    C-Train stop is within two minute walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Fall Menu Launch

    15 Sept 2022 - 1 Apr 2023
    Our Fall Menu is now available! Stop by and try our inspired menu that is masterfully crafted by our chef and his team. We have an updated lounge and bar menu full of small and tasty items to enjoy with a drink, or come for the full experience and try our new dinner menu that is sure to get your taste buds excited. Our team is waiting to host you for an experience you'll want to tell others about. We are located downtown opposite the Calgary Tower in the Calgary Marriott Hotel! Stay tuned for our new cocktail menu coming later this month. Some new items: - Roasted bone marrow (You can make this a luge and finish with a shot) - Toki cured smoked salmon carpaccio - Alberta beef tartare - Sous-vide lamb top sirloin - Smoked pork belly

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What 958 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RL

    RicknLori

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent house made old fashions
  2. JK

    JackieK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Daniellis was amazing. Food was stellar. Whiskey was great. What a great night.
  3. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They've got a great new fall menu and we tried a couple of new dishes. Excellent food - fresh, creative, and good attention to detail. Creative and interesting cocktails - very unique. Fantastic service from Brad and Moe, professional and fun. We'll be back to try the other new menu items.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Waited almost 45 min for our meal and even though the chef advised us it would be 20 cause he had a big table they overbooked my chicken. It’s wasn’t worth the wait
  5. EK

    EvelynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and especially the dessert (tiramisù). Great selection of wines and of course bourbon! Best Old Fashions!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was so sweet!
  7. M

    Mandie

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    made a reservation for our one year anniversary, being pretty special getting married at this hotel last year. we received complimentary champagne and our server (im at a loss for his name but he had a strong accent and long pulled back hair) was so lovely. he went above and beyond and was just so great. can’t wait to come back!
  8. CD

    CodyD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great old fashions. Awesome service. Recommend all my friends and family here. Great date night spot. Keep up the good work!
  9. S

    Spicymeatball

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    My previous visit to one 18 was nothing short of amazing, this one not so much. I called to add two more guests to my reservation and was told it would only work if we took patio seating, which did not sound like a hardship. Unfortunately they forgot to mention the incredibly reduced menu for both food and drinks. We had two party members who are celiac, and while there were items on the menu that were celiac friendly, they were all appetizers and small bites. I’m sure this would be fine under different circumstances, but we could have gone to a different restaurant if we had been told this. We didn’t notice until later after we had already returned to our hotel, but we were also overcharged for one of the items. We had very slow service even though there were only 4 tables being served. We chose to linger, but it took nearly 2-1/2 hours.
  10. M

    Micah

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so lovely!!! He was extremely accommodating and so friendly! It was a great way to start the night for my birthday.
  11. CH

    ChrisH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu choice, good drinks, a little pricey but worth it
  12. DG

    DangGent

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible experience with knowledgeable staff and delicious cocktails and food. Really a location you can't afford to miss if you're on a night on the Calgary Downtown!
  13. PK

    PeggyK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The waitress we got was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! The food was alright but she made our family’s experience here one to remember :)
  14. WT

    WendyT

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was amazing... and the Old Fashioned drinks were entertaining to watch them smoked and tasted delicious. Dinner was great and the venue is perfect for a group to talk, as many restaurants have music too loud to have a conversation across a table but One18 Empire was perfect. Definately coming back... via UBER so we can have a few drinks.
  15. GF

    GlutenFreeGirlBC

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good gluten free selections. Highly recommend the Pork Belly & Scallops! The whiskey presentation looks really cool if you’re a whiskey drinker!
  16. SS

    SusanS

    Denver

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, George, was very good ! We shared the burger of the day, and the ribs appetizer and they were both great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to meet some colleagues after work and have a beverage. Service was stellar, and quality and choice of drinks was fantastic. Highly recommend!
  18. CS

    CShon

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best birthday and dinner Even I went there quite early, but my table was ready so we could have the best dinner without any problem! The servers and other staff were so lovely and kind. and the food was amazing! I will definitely visit again!
  19. JR

    JenniferR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for dinner and drinks with another couple. Had a bunch of shareables and really enjoyed them! The duck wings were the winners, the popcorn was a bit burnt but we sent it back with no issues. The drinks were excellent. The old fashions were fun to configure and watch them make. It’s an expensive place, but the taste and quality reflects said price. Would recommend.
  20. CS

    ChristieS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate at the One Up Rooftop patio and had a really good experience. Our reservation was for the restaurant, but when we arrived they gave us the option of the patio, and the weather was great so we opted to dine on the rooftop. I had the Summer Sin cocktail, calamari appetizer and the burger, all were fantastic. The tomato appetizer with feta was good, but a bit salty. Service was good, but a bit slow, though we appreciated having time to visit and take our time with the meal. We might have stayed longer if the seats had cushions, but the furniture was adequate. Overall it was a good experience and I will go back.
  21. JT

    JuanT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Sat at the rooftop patio. The ambiance was o.k. The food however was lackluster and boring with little taste. The service staff need to start doing their job, not just sit pretty. Honestly, I won't be back here. Too many other better options for restaurants.
  22. J

    Japistani

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived around 5pm for dinner which we'd scheduled prior to an event that started at 7pm on the west side of town. Unfortunately, we waited at a table in the restaurant for nearly 30 minutes without being greeted or addressed by any servers so we walked across the street to Saltlik, where we were seated immediately and served promptly, allowing us to finish dinner and make it to our event on time. On a positive note, I still got the 100 OpenTable points for the reservation! 😂
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The waitress was very helpful and smart. I will go there again definitely Old Fashioned drink was amazing !!
  24. R

    Roxbury

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and ambiance! The old fashioneds are incredible, especially when served by George (who is the man!). Thanks so much, guys. We will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch was delicious! Highly recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes and chef breakfast sandwich.
  26. AC

    AndreeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parfait, très bon service et la serveuse excellente. Old fashion excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Great drinks, great service. This place should get a better venue. Feels like a hotel lobby restaurant
  29. AF

    AnthonyF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Really cool and great place for a drag, appetizers were a good size an were delicious, the steak on the other hand was not, not only was it cold the value and flavour was not there would not order again.
  30. E

    Elte

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    In spite of making a reservation, the folks seemed very confused about it and our table was not ready. We had to wait another 10 mins before it was ready.
  31. c

    carol

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with nice selection of shareable foods. All 6 of us really enjoyed and the fancy smoked drinks were a hit.
  32. FG

    FrancisG

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great brunch menu, nice and clean space (Marriot Hotel). Will definitely come back.
  33. JP

    JamesP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Very accommodating to our group as we arrived at different times. Checked on us frequently but not intrusively. Quite comfortable.
  34. SL

    SharonLovesLocal

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went here for breakfast - I chose it because the menu sounded great and it had good reviews. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the Espresso rubbed Alberta brisket bennies. Amazing! Food was well presented and tasty. Nice quiet atmosphere. I would almost call it a hidden gem because I did not realize it was inside the Marriot hotel. If you get a chance, have a wonderful breakfast here! :)
  35. H

    Hope

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Andy! Would definitely come back!
  36. JC

    JaswantC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is a great place for cocktails.. the old fashions especially. Found food to be an afterthought.
  37. G

    Genebean

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our goto place for after work drinks.
  38. CF

    CarmenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks. Best whiskey sour I’ve had and the old fashioned was excellent. Service friendly and very fast. The food not great. Flat bread crust disappointing. Popcorn dry and no flavour. Burger just average.
  39. KH

    KellyH

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time. Food was delicious as well as the selection of smoked at your table old fashions. Perfect spot to eat and then walk over to Vertigo Theater.
  40. V

    Vikachu

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service wasn't good. Maybe they didn't have enough people?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ONE18 EMPIRE using the Order Online button. ONE18 EMPIRE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-0299.

ONE18 EMPIRE is rated 4.4 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

ONE18 EMPIRE does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for ONE18 EMPIRE

820 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Center Street and 9th Avenue

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking or parkades close by.

  • Public Transit

    C-Train stop is within two minute walk

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Cutler

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-0299

  • Catering

    Connect with us to discuss catering options. Please call 403-269-0299 for details and join us for your next function

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private dining experience or group function in ONE18 EMPIRE’s McTavish Dining Room. Reservations can be made for groups of up to 20 people and paired tastings, to a private dinner or working luncheon.

  • Private party contact

    ONE18 EMPIRE: (855) 404-6447

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