ONE18 EMPIRE

4.4
648 reviews
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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 100 whiskeys, ryes, bourbons and scotches served by our seasoned bartenders, ONE18EMPIRE cultivates an engaging and activated bar experience for locals and out of town patrons alike. Along with our vast collection of whiskey, ONE18 EMPIRE will also offer a wide range of craft beers, wine on tap and a selection of whiskey tailored cocktails.

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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:30AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:30AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM
Sat 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM

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j
Toronto
85 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

7 of us enjoyed a late night dinner here. No issues. Food was good. Service was excellent. We would recommend this venue.

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CH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Did have a large group but service was pretty slow just to order. Lunch menu is good value and everyone said food was great.

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KB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely adore this venue. Fantastic ambiance and food. Great for business lunches as it’s quick and the revolving menu is tasty!

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MH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was ok. Drink menu was great. Food menu was a bit odd. Portions were very large. Overall good was very heavy and rich but lacked flavor. Decor and ambiance was great. Service was great as well. Might come back. Was far from a bad experience but was a little underwhelming.

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JT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing!! Hosting some out-of-town friends and they raved about everything...thank you so much!

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KC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best experience. They just changed their menu too and it’s amazing!

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S
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty soup and grilled cheese. It's a smaller portion so good for a light lunch or if you want to share a salad.

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n
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Would recommend, eclectic menu, lots of different choices. Good for foodies and whiskey drinkers

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DP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful relaxing experience with excellent service!

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AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was hospitable, food and drink was amazing. Was definitely a place I'd visit for both personal and work functions

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D
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We decided to try it out before our CPO Concert. Were not expecting anything special. We started with a few drinks at the bar. They have a great selection of whiskey. For supper my wife had the Braised Beef and it was fall off the bone tender. I had the chicken sandwich and it also was fantastic. Lightly battered breast meat served with fresh cut fries.
Both plates better that expected. Will be back.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top two restaurants in Calgary ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😂😂❤️😂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great ambiance, fantastic service. would recommend to friends for a great place to share foods.

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The old fashioned was as delicious as everyone said. I was disappointed by the ambience, thought it would be more intimate, but the tables are very close together and when we walked in and sat down, it felt like we came late to a dinner party as we squeezed in between two parties. The food was good, we had some appetizers: the brisket, cauliflower, and ribs, but nothing was outstanding. Overall, it was good but, based on the high rating, we were a little disappointed.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good stories behind the whiskey and teaching about how to drink and appreciate it. Food was also top notch.

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TC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Quiet, fast and friendly service, food was ok, large selection of whiskey.

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CH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was average. Nothing special. They steak was cooked well, but had no flavour or seasoning, the mash potatoe was very salty.

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MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. I would like to see a greater variety on the menu for lunch.

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k
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal (flavourful, beautifully presented), excellent service (lovely, competent waitress), excellent cocktail (I don't usually drink cocktails but I was glad I tried 1886!).

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KD
Calgary
52 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, great service. Nice ambiance and aroma. Thank you.

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MJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was very good - waitress attentive. I would recommend the Tuna Tataki. Unfortunately my two friends ordered the short ribs, but the waitress came back to say they were off the menu for that night.

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f
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonio was an amazing server! We will definitely be back!

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SS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit there and I will be back ! Very impressed

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m
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We went for dinner, I can see why this place would be appealing for lunch. The food was pretty delicious however, the service was lacking. Waited forever for a menu, drink order was wrong and even after asking for what was missing it never came. Asked for a 5oz glass of wine and he brought a 9oz.. never returned so I could say anything. Wouldn't return.

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TB
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food. Loved wine on tap. Server was fabulous however the person bringing the food from the kitchen was a bit confused. Brought out the wrong order and tried to give our order to another table. However our server rectified the issue promptly and was very apologetic.

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k
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken and waffles is a favorite. None of it gets soggy and it all tastes delicious

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DC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu, service very helpful and attentive as one of our party has an unusual allergy and the chef came out to ensure the food wouldmeet standards. Food was tasty and portions were right. Whiskey selection is amazing, and the whisky date excellent tho on the pricey side. Fairly high noise level, bustling place, but we really enjoyed our experience.

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere. Service was slow, the server that helped us continually let us know we were not in his section although we never met the server who was supposed to serve us. Therefore, the tip went to the one we never saw... we thought that was strange. Restaurant was not really busy...we were there for a late lunch...but perhaps something was going on in the hotel that required restaurant service. All in all, a positive experience.

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F
Calgary
88 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was another great visit with a friendly and attentive service + fresh and delicious food

As it was a Friday, we found that it was very busy but the 2 servers manning the whole area are efficient and courteous.

Our tuna tataki with barley and lentil salad were so good!

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M
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Short rib entree was not that great. Drinks and others were good. Service wasn’t as good as we have had it there before.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the Old Fashion experience and the amazing cheese dip. The burgers were somewhere between Ok and great. I think we were full from appetizers so couldn’t really appreciate the burger. Loved the chicken burger. Great place!!

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MF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and timely for our quick lunch break. I will continue to return to one18-always wonderful service.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

It was really disappointing to hear that the restaurant itself was not able to correct the existing menu that appears online when you look at the website. I am a duck fanatic and I purposely came to your restaurant because it said you had it but when I got there I was told that it is the Marriott who has the authority to make the changes and that they have been tardy at updating it. I was sadly disappointed. It's a nice place but I won't be returning.

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OT
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food and our waitress, Meredith, as she was very knowledgeable about the Old Fashioned drink combos. It was a perfect night and we would definitely come again.

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Wait staff seemed disorganized and disinterested in good service.

The menu looked ok but the food was not nearly as good as the descriptions.

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L
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always happy to eat and drink at One18 Empire... perfect spot before a theatre date. Share plates are just delicious. Service is great and I can’t not have s smoke cocktail.... highly recommend

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C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined at One18Empire before a CPO concert and as a result were early enough to benefit from their happy hour prices. The food, beverages and service were all wonderful in spite of how busy the restaurant and bar were. We will return.

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AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is good, but too much oil in pasta. Can’t finish food due to excessive oil.

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CO
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a long lunch without pressure from the waiting staff. Very enjoyable overall.

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v
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customized Old Fashioned choices are amazing, made table side. Also an incredible whiskey menu including flights if you want to compare a few. Food menu is full of shareable choices, we tried the seared tuna, cauliflower bites and cheese dip, all were enjoyable. excellent service, we will be back.

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