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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We were very impressed with ONE18 Empire! The food was perfectly cooked. Every item on our plates, from the bacon-wrapped dates to the 16ox Rib Eye was delicious and full of flavour.
Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu AND the drinks. She introduced us to Old Fashioneds and we had a great time.
The restaurant was very busy, but I never felt I couldn't hear my wife from across the table, as in the case in some of the other popular places.
We will definitely be back!
The food was great and the staff was friendly. It was an amazing experience and they made celebrating my friend's birthday dinner a wonderful time!
Great place with the option to either have a quiet dinner in the dining room or catch a game at the bar. Cocktails are on point. Kalli and Rita were great servers!
I ordered the winter roast root vegetable salad with chicken. It was the most unappetizing meal. All white vegetables, no colour and no taste. A red beet would have helped with colour. There was supposed to be a vinagrette dressing, but could taste no vinegar at all. I asked the waitress for more vinagrette and what she brought tasted of oil only. My friend had the ribeye and enjoyed the meal. We had dessert and both enjoyed.
We (2) ordered different salads which were OK but not great compared to their price. The bottle of wine we shared was good but expensive. We each had a whiskey cocktail, nicely presented, but $15 each (2oz.) .
Had a great experience watching sports in this establishment. Our waitress Rita was exceptional!
Where do I start. The food was great and the drinks were excellent. But what really made our day was your wait staff. Specifically Rita and Kalih. They were on time with every item we asked for. By far the best service that we have received. Great Job ladies!
Food, ambience, cocktails were all fantastic. Service was good, however we were left waiting in between getting seated, ordering and once finished eating. Also, I have a gluten sensitivity and our order was not adjusted as per request and had to be sent back a few times over the course of our meal.
We had a great time!
The stuffed prunes as an appetizer were wonderfully innovative; highly recommend the Steak Tartare and also the Duck Confit. Our server was excellent and his recommendations were dead on. We look forward to returning.
Great cocktails, as always, but we must have hit an off night on the food front.
The charcuterie board consisted of a vast amount of extremely fatty Italian ham, and a generous serving of 4 near-identical hard cheeses. The ham had been sliced then re-formed into a substantial clump. It took us for ever to separate it. Not that it was worth it.
The cheeses were just plain dull.
Some delicious tuna had been hit by the most pungent wasabi known to man.
It was possible to avoid the wasabi, but only just.
Honey-bourbon chicken wings had the consistency of day-old tarmac. Too long under the heat lamps.
We have enjoyed eating at 118Empire on previous occasions.
On this showing, it would be cocktails only in future.
Give the kitchen a shake, guys.
Wonderful lunch options, including for vegetarians. Size of dish was a bit small but taste was amazing!
I ate at 2 of the top rated restaurants in Calgary in addition to One18 Empire and this was the best meal I had. Our server, Colwyn was AMAZING. The steak was also perfect. Will definitely be back on my next trip. THANK YOU!
Oh yeah, and get the custom Old Fashioned--they smoke on different barrels right in front of you and you can pick whiskey and bitters to customize your drink. Great experience.
The services were impeccable! Ordered the best combination of black walnut old fashioned and the one18 house burger! They were perfect! The dessert sticky toffee pudding was also excellent! A very nice and enjoyable evening!
Service was slow. Food was mediocre (I left 3/4 of my meal and nobody asked how it was or why I didn't eat it). Drink order was incorrect. Atmosphere was odd. There were people enjoying the 24 carat whiskey experience right next to shoeless gentleman. There were hipsters enjoying a Friday night out and a family birthday celebration complete with little kids. Then there was a visit from the Gang Suppression Unit of the Calgary Police.
The first day of the new menu was the day of this visit. Not a lot of main courses for the non adventuresome types (like me). Food was good (not great) but the selections were very limited.
As previously stated, this has become our favorite pre theatre venue. Food and service were all up to usual good standard
Fantastic date place!
We made a reservation here since it was close to our hotel and knew we did not want to go far after a long travel day. It filled our needs perfectly, we had a good meal consisting a a few shared plates and some wine. We did not try the custom smoked whiskey cocktails but enjoyed watching the table-side preparation for the people near us. It is more of a bar atmosphere here, our table was quite small. Service was a little slow, it was early and the place was not crowded.
Have been here before, but last visit was about a year ago. The menu seems updated and it was fantastic! The Old Fashioned cocktail made table side was a neat experience. We started with the grilled Octopus which was fantastic, highly recommend! 2 of us then split the Chicken 3 Ways (full size), and it was easily one of the best meals and best value meals we have had eating out in a while! This was plenty of food for 2 of us as big eaters. We are already planning our next visit it was that good!
Was a wonderful meal and exceptional service.
Te food is always exceptional, the service is friendly and the setting is great!
Ordered the $20 pick two items for lunch deal. I had the tuna crudo with barley salad and my gf had a steak sandwich with fries. My tuna was fresh but the sauce was very tart. Less sauce next time please! Fries were amazing and my gf enjoyed her steak. Will return to try other items.
Amazing food/drinks with exceptional service! Will definitely be coming back soon!
Excellent dining experience! We celebrated our anniversary with a few customized Old Fashion, with a unique and creative "DIY" option. Our appetizers were rich, delicious, and well presented, and our main (chicken three-way) was flavorful, and very well portioned and plentiful for the two of us.
The food was top-notched, but it's complimented by excellent customer service delivery. Our server was very engaging, informative, and helpful throughout our dinner.
Amazing hashbrowns. Very tasty food. We'll be back
Waitstaff was amazing, drinks were out quick, and overall a great experience.
Great as always
Great service! And those hash browns!!!!
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.
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!
The food was delicious. space looked great. Antonio was very knowledgeable and gave us great service ! The tartare he recommended was amazing !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Guests mentioned they had a fantastic steak lunch that was just enough food and that they would be back again.
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
A wonderful experience. Our waitress was sensational and very knowledgeable of the menu and the amazing selection of handcrafted cocktails!