ONE18 EMPIRE

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CAN$30 and under
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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. 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 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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Daily 8:30PM - 11:45PM

What 700 People Are Saying
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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hashbrowns. Very tasty food. We'll be back

m
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

TT
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! And those hash browns!!!!

AS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant features a customized old- fashioned menu, where you select from a wide variety of woods for smoke, bitters and bourbons, which the server then mixes tableside. Really enjoyed the experience! Food was good, too.

I
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our first time there and we found the food was delicious! The foi grois donuts was our favourite! The atmosphere was great, our server was friendly. The only negative was that the food took awhile to come out. We ordered the whole chicken, in which the server told us it takes about 30mins for it, but they don’t bring out the other foods until everything is ready. We thought if you order appies they would bring that out first, but they wait till everything is ready to serve. We would definitely go back!

OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. space looked great. Antonio was very knowledgeable and gave us great service ! The tartare he recommended was amazing !

C
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been wanting to come here for a while and we were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. The noise level was low which we really appreciated. The whiskey sour is excellent.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A group of six of us attended One18 Empire for a staff event. The atmosphere was great, it was a good place to have a small meeting. Great vibe, good food and excellent service. We would most definitely go back.

F
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server Rita was fun and enthusiastic. Unfortunately the food was lacking. Ordered the heirloom tomato salad with chicken add-on. Salad was delicious but the chicken was very bland and dry. Salad is definitely worth ordering, but recommend skipping the chicken.

MA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

118 Empire is a must do in downtown Calgary! 118 Empire is on my list of go to places when I visit Calgary. I've visited the restaurant three times in the last year and it always impresses. The "old fashioned" selection is fantastic and the staff makes sure to craft a delicious cocktail that aligns with your preferences. The food is also great. The large plates are very generous and the smaller plates are perfect for sharing. Whatever your food choice. 188 Empire aims to please. Tasty cocktails, yummy food and wonderful service! Highly recommend.

M
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful menu full of surprises...craft cocktails made table side, accompanied by dishes that are wonderful to share...a real gem, and unique dining experience

CL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests mentioned they had a fantastic steak lunch that was just enough food and that they would be back again.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken sandwich I've ever had! I'll be back for that sandwich again. Our waitress was super awesome too. Really friendly and bubbly. Loved the place

JR
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Our waitress was sensational and very knowledgeable of the menu and the amazing selection of handcrafted cocktails!

MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Fruit flies were swarming our drinks and food for our whole visit. The experience will deter me from returning.

y
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome dining experience! Service is always top notch. Will keep coming back for sure!

E
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Initially started coming here enticed by OpenTable bonus points and it's now become a regular spot for friends and colleagues lunches. Vanessa provides great service, as do all the servers. The restaurant even pulled off a large group reservation in their private dining area on one hour's notice. The rooftop patio is the best open air spot on Stephen Ave - great views of the Calgary Tower in a chill environment away from the street level crowds and noise.

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Weird combination of restaurant and bar location. Servers seemed disinterested and menu uncreative. Sorry.

SB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and we sat on the new rooftop patio, which was fun.

HM
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at noon. It was timely fresh and delicious. I would eat there everyday if my office was closer. The ingredients were fresh and seasoned perfectly. The devilled egg on my cobb salad had the creamiest yoke I have ever seen and it was flavoured with something fresh and delightful. I loved it. I also loved the pickles, the dressing and the pork belly. 5 stars are not enough.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef tartare had the perfect amount of truffle and the customized old fashion was definitely a highlight for us. Well for sure return with more friends!

TK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun spot. Great food right in the ground floor of the Marriot Hotel

KB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The whisky selection here is top notch. The price on the food for lunch was high but the burger special (available in the lounge only) was a good value and fantastic burger. We visited on a sunny day as we saw advertising about their new rooftop patio but were disappointed to find it closed as it only opens on occasion. All in all a great spot for anyone who loves custom made Old Fashioned's or whisky in general.

F
Calgary
99 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and service is awesome! Another great lunch from ONE18!

MT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique meal, amazing flavor mix.

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M
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is average; but the service has been really friendly the two times we've visited.
The highlight of this restaurant is the bourbon! They make it an experience, you get to choose the wood for the smoke, and do it right at the table (the sphere-shaped ice is a nice touch, too)

ES
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely brunch, service a little slow but we were in no rush and the staff were very friendly.

AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food. the other burger was incredible, fries were so good.
old fashioned was amazing.
service was superb.

D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are 2 things you must order when you go to One18 Empire, the bacon wrapped dates and an Old Fashioned! You won't go wrong with anything from the drink and food menu. We also receive great service whenever we go.

S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bourbon bar and good for after dinner drinks.

j
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing service and impeccable food!! Love this place!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Really missed the seared tuna, please bring it back!

H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good but not enough selection.
Focused on whiskey and they do have a great selection of them.

DN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing evening eating the delicious food. We took it slow and never felt rushed by our fantastic server, Jamie. Each course was delicious, we really enjoyed the chicken 3 ways. Our server was knowledgeable, prompt, and very personable. We’ll be back!

C
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Get service, great venue.

Menu was small and limited, a lack of gluten free options for our 2 friends with GF intolerances.

Overall great place, food was expensive for what was small ‘tapas style’ dishes.

A larger menu would attract me back in the future

OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great night out!

DO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good price and excellent server. A perfect spot for a business lunch. We will be coming back.

p
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal no matter what i order. Staff is also friendly and attentive.

y
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our favourite lunch venues when my friends and I gather for our once a month get together.

The food is always freshly made and of great quality!

Vanessa was our server again and she was excellent as ever! She’s always smiling and always helpful!

I’ll be back again this Sunday for a friend’s birthday lunch!

CH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location. Very close to C-Train and the Convention Centre. Prices are good. Quick service.

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