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ONE18 EMPIRE, Calgary, AB

ONE18 EMPIRE

4.5
4.5
986 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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, 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.
  • 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
  • 3 Course Festive Dinner

    CA$68.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    Join us at ONE18Empire for a delicious 3 course festive dinner. Try one of our whiskey inspired and hand crafted cocktails that pair perfectly. What we are offering: Roasted Squash Velouté prairie seeds, brown butter drizzle bourbon balsamic onion jam corn bread fritter Maple Brined Roasted Turkey crème fraiche whipped potato, savory thyme and apple stuffing and confit duck meat roulade, birch glazed root vegetables, traditional gravy, bourbon cranberry compote OR Roasted Alberta Beef Short Rib crème fraiche whipped potato, birch glazed root vegetables, taber corn berbon jus Sticky Toffee Pudding smoked sea salt caramel pumpkin seed brittle soft chantilly cream $68 per person

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What 986 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LD

    LarryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    Marj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  3. SM

    ShaunM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best places I’ve been to.
  8. 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.
  9. JW

    JudyW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 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.
  10. TG

    TaraG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  11. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful new menu. Great food and cocktails.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. JW

    JenniferW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pretty good food in a Marriott hotel. Nice ambience but nothing special.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. CC

    CyndyC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food, drinks! Highly recommend this restaurant
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. T

    Tanya

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Good food and ambience. Service and attention to detail weren’t there. If you like a leisurely cocktail vibe it’s good, but wouldn’t go for a quick business dinner or stop over.
  24. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Appetizer and fish dish were great, burgers were tough and messy, won’t have them again. Drinks were nice
  25. r

    rlivc

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were fabulous. Best martini I’ve had in a while thanks to the vodka recommendation from our server! If you want to do shared plates the charcuterie, brussel sprouts, and truffle fries are awesome.
  26. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a lovely experience. Their menu is unique and delicious! We had the Salt & Pepper squid, Brussel sprouts and the bone marrow. All was outstanding! The Brussel sprouts were a tad oily, but delightful nonetheless. Server was attentive, a wee bit slow, but thats the industry right now, wasn't her fault. The place was packed and we were served in an appropriate time period. Cocktails were next level. Would highly recommend and will go again!
  27. RL

    RicknLori

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent house made old fashions
  28. JK

    JackieK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    Foodie

    Calgary

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    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
  31. EK

    EvelynK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was so sweet!
  33. M

    Mandie

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 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!
  34. CD

    CodyD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 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!
  35. HR

    HeatherR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice lunch menu, limited options but enough variety to please most. Chicken sandwich was huge, should have shared with a friend!
  36. S

    Spicymeatball

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 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.
  37. M

    Micah

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  38. CH

    ChrisH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

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

    DangGent

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 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!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service but not enough food selection

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 4.5 stars by 986 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 11 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, 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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