ONE18 EMPIRE

4.5
811 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Beginning February 11 a maximum of 6 people from the same immediate household at may dine in and no movement is permitted between tables. Visit alberta.ca for up to date information on current restaurant restriction.

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.

Support ONE18 EMPIRE during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 811 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio setup at OneUp! The cocktails are fantastic and the food was excellent!

NH
NatalieH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, amazing drinks. They had awesome music playing. It will be my summer patio spot.

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Shell
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The rooftop patio is a gem. Lots of sun. The vibe is great. And the cocktails are indeed amazing!

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vipTanisW
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time celebrating my birthday. Kid friendly, exceptional food and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a night out, cool drinks (but they do take a little long to go to the table). Would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining dining experiences I have had in a long time! Our server was exceptional and offered outstanding recommendations. We were genuinely impressed with her knowledge and service skills. The food was also exceptional and I am excited to try more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was out quick and tasty. Whiskey selection and knowledge of the staff was second to none. If you live Old Fashions this is a must when in Calgary

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JayD
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service! The old-fashioned drinks menu was great, especially the way you can customize the drinks. The whiskey menu was very limited though. The ambience was just ok too.

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LindsayB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on our date night. We had Rita as our server. She was honestly the best! She was kind, energetic , attentive and had such a good positive vibe about her. She made our night complete !
Food was good, we shared a bunch of appies and left feeling full!
Ambience is fun and also fun to people watch! We will be back again! :)

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vipjjzms
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Place is nice- great service - cheesecake is amazing!! Butger was goid my chicken was salty and flavourless

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Michelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

DD
DougyDougerton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chicken burger I had was amazing, and our waitress did a great job on serving us! I wasn't a big fan of the caeser salad but, the everything else was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The drinks were well put together the food was ok ( For 20 dollar burger) I was hoping for more creative taste but the server was good

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EdmMama
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot. Food menu is limited but all items we tried were delicious. Great handcrafted cocktails

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Maxamus
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Real lack of ambience. You get the sense its past its heyday.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have always loved this restaurant but I found the menu very limited now due to Covid.

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Darren
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to One18 Empire to try out the old fashioned cocktails and fell in love with the bacon wrapped dates. The old fashioned's are great but so is the food!

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ChristopherG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Evening with Meredith our server. All plates were delish and would recommend One18 to anyone!

Chris

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Snowyowl56
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at One18Empire. Friendly staff, unique cocktail experiences and a nice menu. Although we REALLY enjoyed the food, we realized later that night and the next morning there appeared to be an inordinate amount of salt in what we had (the Valentine's prix fixe menu). Although I heartily recommend a visit, be aware and drink lots of water afterwards! This restaurant is affiliated with the Calgary Marriott Hotel and makes a great companion to a stay there.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, staff was amazing and food wonderful as always

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kathc
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best old fashioneds!!

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Caitlin
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food, and service was absolutely amazing. Will be going back most definitely!

JM
vipJayMan
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant earns bonus points for an excellent goat cheese cheesecake, served in a jar, with an amazing smoothness to match the delicious flavour. Unfortunately, the signature rib-eye steak did not present as having been dry-aged for 30 days, coming off as tough, sinewy, and over-cooked. And the appetizer (chips and dip) could have used more chips.

I suspect Empire earns its positive reputation from the range of whiskies and their presentation. The food? Overall, meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the old fashions!

JG
JosiahG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This venue is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys old-fashioned cocktails. Their create-your-own old fashioned is a great experience, picking all the ingredients and watching the server smoke a barrel for your glass is amazing. My partner had never had an old fashioned before, and now they want to make them just like this restaurant did. Food menu was limited (due to COVID im sure), but the dill pickle fried sandwich was amazing. Service was very fast and attentive.

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vipBear
Calgary
59 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible meal. We tried the pork belly lettuce wraps for the first time, they were incredible and so spicy !! Hope they will be on the summer menu 2021!

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MeganK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to grab a drink before heading to dinner. Really great staff and selection of old fashions & cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was nice. The food was very flavourful. One of the dishes had a lot of jalapeños which we could not eat, so it would be nice to know in advance that it’s a substantial part of the dish. The burger was good, however, the patty was a bit overcooked to my taste, but I still enjoyed it very much. The side tomato salad was the highlight of the meal - simply delicious.
The service was really good as well. It took a bit longer than normal for the bill, otherwise - great work!

It would be helpful to know in advance that the menu options are limited. I asked if it was a reduced food menu (as it’s a normal practice these days), and was told that it’s just a normal menu. Maybe would be good to mention it on your OpenTable page.

Thank you! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Great food and drinks as always. ONE star to the shady server who decided our two $25 Smoke Brick Half Chicken orders were each $47 on the bill. Double check your bills before you pay.

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Danny
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Best old fashioned menu in the city, service 10/10 as usual. Have been before can’t wait to go back again.

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Alicia
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The rooftop patio really is a beautiful space, but we left early to go somewhere else. It's just too bad about all the wasps. Please, please install some traps up there.

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Wanita
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great to be able to sit outside with so much space between tables. The service was excellent and we enjoyed some great cocktails. The menu is somewhat limited, but it was a great experience overall.

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the rooftop patio. My only complaint would be the uneven stone floor. I had moved my chair and the leg fell inbetween two bricks and I tipped sideways. I have a knee injury so it could have ended up bad.
We ordered the Old Fashion and we were impressed! Food and service was excellent! They didn't have apple whiskey but the bartender made me an apple whiskey cocktail which was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful patio and service was very attentive. Had a couple of cocktails which were underwhelming, especially given the price. Was expecting a better flavour profile rather than just tasting like sorta alcoholic juice. Also had the build-your-own Old Fashioned which was much better and the little display of smoking the glass table side was a nice touch.

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GlennP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It took 30 minutes to receive our drink order.
Our steak needed to be re-fired because it was overcooked, but the second steak was on the verge of being overcooked as well. I didn’t say anything because I was so hungry.

Smoked chicken was appropriately named ‘Brick’ to describe its dryness.

Pork belly Lettuce Wraps were the highlight. Great combination of savoury and sweet and the basil complimented the refreshing lettuce.

We will give them another try when the restaurant moves back inside.

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Bakersman
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food, and especially the Old Fashioned drinks are always amazing. We are very happy to see One18 Empire is open once again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Didn’t realize we were sitting up on the terrace outside, it was nice but was a bit chilly when the sun went down. Food was ok, had better but overall good experience.

JL
JazminL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the rooftop patio, the food was outstanding and the staff were so attentive.

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GabrielaP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was the best ! Everything was really clean.

SE
vipSandE
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great specialty drinks and yummy food as always! Very COVID conscientious with tables far apart and servers wearing masks. Much appreciated! Thank you!

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 4.5 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.

ONE18 EMPIRE does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://calgary-marriott-downtown.myshopify.com/products/one18-empire-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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