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ONE18 EMPIRE, Calgary, AB
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ONE18 EMPIRE

4.4
4.4
1004 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Theatre Ticket - Complimentary Item

    Multiple dates available
    Please present your theatre ticket for Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Lunch Box Theatre or Shakespeare Company when seated to receive complimentary Honey Truffle Chips and Onion Dip for the table. Your theater ticket must be valid for the same day you are dining at ONE18Empire, and please inform your server if you have limited time to dine so they can inform kitchen and every effort can be made to ensure quick service.
  • Valentines Day Special - 3 Course Romantic Dinner

    CA$49.50 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come and enjoy a romantic dinner for 2, with 5 star service. Choose your level of romance and tailor the experience to your needs by choosing one of our available add-ons. Our menu consists of the following: Smoked Scallop Crudo fermented tomato, compressed cucumber vierge, salmon caviar, nopal ~ Sous Vide Chicken Roulade bacon and oyster mushroom fricassee, pearl onion, apple butter, saskatoon berry demi, rye barley OR Vanilla Bourbon Braised Bison Short Rib celery root agnolotti, maple butter glazed heirloom carrots, grilled endive, hazelnut oat crumble ~ White Chocolate Raspberry Cake chocolate cinnamon mousse, chocolate tuile, aerated white chocolate ** DUE TO BUSINESS VOLUMES EACH SEATING IS ASSIGNED TO 2 HOURS **
  • Dinner Date and Skate

    CA$50.00 per person

    Dec 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2023
    Dinner Date and Skate - Use our private rooftop ice rink when booking a reservation. Guests must join us for dinner and order food and drinks totaling $50 per guest to be eligible to skate on private skating rink. Skating is dependent on weather, if conditions are not favorable to skate guest will be provided with a voucher to book at a later date. *** 10 guest limit for any hour of skating *** Can book in one large group OR Multiple reservations can book but not exceed limit of 10 guest for the ice rink at any one time. IMPORTANT INFO In order to book this deal, guests must make a reservation with ONE18Empire and call and confirm a time slot for skating. Every guest MUST sign a waiver before they skate! We do not offer skate rental

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What 1,004 people are saying

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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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Portion size was great and pretty tasty. Restaurant was not very busy. Service staff started out kinda ‘meh, why are you here’ kinda feel but it picked up to an average positive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was absolutely delicious! We really enjoyed the cocktail menu as well. But the service was sub par at best.
  3. C

    Colton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very friendly staff. Will be back in the near future
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so amazing
  5. MF

    MeryllF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a date and skate night and it was lovely. The food was great ! Skating rink way smaller than expected but fun overall
  6. B

    Bear

    Calgary

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven’t been you need to go. One18empire is my favorite restaurant in the city. It never disappoints. The food is such high quality and the prices are so reasonable.
  7. JA

    JAMIE

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were good but the service was spectacular. Our server was above and beyond great.
  8. TR

    ToluR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The duck wings and bone marrow were delicious. I would dine here again.
  9. J

    Jo05

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    University Graduation Celebration
  10. J

    Jddalman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We arrived on time for our reservation and where greeted and sat right away. Our server came to the table right away and took our drink order. Drinks tasted fantastic! We had gnocchi and burgers and both hit the spot! Top notch services and we will definitely come back!
  11. P

    Paucruz

    Morelos

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Fue una noche normal , a pesar que que decía que sería experiencia ya que era noche de navidad, solo había una señorita atendiendo las mesas fue muy tardado , esperamos como 15 min a que llegara algo de tomar y la comida esperamos como una hora para que nos llevarán la comida, y cuando llego estaba fria .
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Christmas dinner was ok
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing first experience and will be returning often. The squid makes the whole experience worthwhile.
  14. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    wonderful restaurant located inside the marriott. Great taste!
  15. H

    Hershey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was amazing and the drinks were really good. Sadly the food wasn’t great. They limit their dinner menu which sucks as I look before I go to the restaurant to know what I want. They should defs mention you can only get snacks and a unseasoned burger for diner. But if you want good vibes and good drinks than it’s your place to go
  16. KA

    KoumudiA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brad helped us a lot by giving right suggestions and taking care of belongings and gave an excellent service
  17. JM

    JessicaM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was good but all of our food was cold and there was a long wait for our meals to arrive.
  18. LD

    LarryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. No issues and will certainly be back.
  19. M

    Marj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening for a party of six. We loved the atmosphere because we were able to have a great conversation without shouting over loud music. Our table was set to the back and it was almost like a private room. The server was spectacular, she was very engaged in making our group feel looked after. The drinks were fantastic and we loved watching the presentation. The food was delicious.
  20. CS

    CandiceS

    Edmonton

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A great little stop for a drink and a snack between events for me. I loved that the adjoining lobby also had live music which made for pleasant entertainment.
  21. SM

    ShaunM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my manager and co-work from Montreal and Toronto for Old Fashions and Dinner. The server was amazing, the food was great and ambiance was outstanding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a little dinner with the husband for his birthday. Just the 2 of us. Wanted something close to his work. This is just a couple blocks. Menu looked good and we could both have a few options no problem. Server was very sweet and kind. She made a special moment with a little birthday cake for him at the end too. The old fashion menu is great and a nice experience. Would definitely go back for a nice dinner and casual atmosphere in the lobby of the Marriott.
  23. G

    Gabrielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch! Lots of room and cozy atmosphere, not too busy. Will come again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server forgot our order twice, forgot to put our orders in so food came very late. When we got our meal it was cold and we were late to our show at Theatre Calgary because of it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best places I’ve been to.
  26. EK

    EvelynK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is fabulous as the food has complex flavors. Old fashions are their signature but they have a great selection of beers and wine.
  27. JW

    JudyW

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They have an extensive whiskey cocktail menu which they are known for. I don't drink whiskey but watching them make the smoked cocktails at the table is always an enjoyable experience. I had the sweet potato gnocchi and it seems a bit undercooked. The gnocchi were a bit dense rather than light and fluffy but the dish was tasty. My friend had the burger which was tasty. I will go again and the ambience is nice for a night out with friends.
  28. TG

    TaraG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  29. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful new menu. Great food and cocktails.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Drinks were amazing! Food was good but chicken sandwich was not the best.
  31. r

    richardm

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Brought clients here for a business lunch. Server wasn’t the most organized and service was inconsistent. When I received my bill, I was significantly overcharged as my server charged me for an item that wasn’t available on the lunch menu. Felt I couldn’t bring it up in front of clients,so I paid the bill as presented. Sent a message via the restaurant’s website, outlining my issue. Had not received a reply. Hence, this negative review.
  32. TM

    TylerM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great time. Everything from the initial greeting to the service and food. I will recommend this place to everyone.
  33. JW

    JenniferW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pretty good food in a Marriott hotel. Nice ambience but nothing special.
  34. A

    Andrea

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious and our server was diligent about ensuring our dishes were safe for someone with a serious allergy.
  35. K

    Kriscou

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this spot. Best old fashioned in town. Great food, nothing disappoints ever. Servers and bartenders are friendly and helpful.
  36. L

    Larry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service is fantastic. Anna was very nice. The food was great.
  37. CC

    CyndyC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food, drinks! Highly recommend this restaurant
  38. LS

    LindaS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The server we had was terrible. The coffee came tepid at best so we reordered and it was pretty much the same. We were told that’s how warm it comes out of the machine. Hard to believe unless the cups were ice cold. After that we never saw our server again. She avoided our table. She instead stood by the bar for a fair bit of time and put drinks two at a time (as they were made), onto a tray. There was a larger group apparently and while she could have been seeing to her other tables she instead stayed at the bar for 10-15 min. Finally I got up and went to bar to ask for our bill and the other server said “sorry, she’s really busy with another table”. Maybe she can’t handle more tables? Not impressed with the lack of service.
  39. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Chef made a fabulous meal.
  40. VB

    VickieB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a go to whenever we're staying in Calgary. Drinks are a bit pricey (to me anyway). 9oz white wine is $19.00 and a Manhattan is $22.00. We didn't have food this time around but it's usually very good. Nice atmosphere. Lively. Bartenders are very engaging.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff 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 1004 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Gluten-free Options, 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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