ONE18 EMPIRE

4.5
882 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 882 People Are Saying
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Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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vipRyanT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing service, food and drinks. Every time we visit, we are reminded why we love it so much!

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ShandiT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was really great! Drinks were fun and interesting and the food was good. Free dessert for my friend’s birthday was amazing; she said she’d go back just for the goat cheese cheesecake.

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Disha
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great time ! The server was super nice. The food and cocktail were good ! The waiting time was a tad over what we hoped. We did go at the the time when they were switching from brunch to lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Had to stay home for Christmas due to work & spent it with a gf. Very quiet. They put us in the corner when the restaurant was empty which made it feel to quiet almost. Service was good, I had the Christmas special 3 course rib eye & it was more fatty than anything, everything else was good. I can get better food for cheaper price in my eyes.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday , server was great and food was delicious.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our Server Anna was amazing. The menu is limited, but everything we ordered was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was attentive and engaging. He knew the food and wine menu very well. We had tickets to the theatre, and he was very good about getting our food to us to allow enough time to get to our show. The food was delicious! I had the steak which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the chicken sandwich which was huge and tasty! The ambiance was very nice. It’s definitely worth another visit.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! The server was helpful and offered good drink choices.

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TanushaE
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there for breakfast and brunch. And both visits were great. Food and service was 10/10. Prices were reasonable.

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Lori
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I believe this was the 9th time since this restaurant opened about 5 years ago that I’ve enjoyed a meal and a beautiful cocktail. I’m so glad One 18 seems to have weathered the pandemic difficulties and have kept up their quality in food and bar service. I absolutely love the Shareables menu for a pre-theatre bite and Wednesday night’s choices were great… we enjoyed the One 18:Salad - topped with Sylvan Star Gouda, my favourite cheese in the whole world, pickled shallots and smoked walnuts. I could have eaten the entire plate myself and kind of regretted having to share. The fried Brussels sprouts were delicious, especially the bourbon balsamic onion jam - I would love to know how to make this! The white bean hummus with lavash really good, if just a little runny… altogether with our Classic Whiskey Sour and Northern Lights cocktails, we had another great meal. May you continue doing such a great job. I’ll be back, again, and again, and again!

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Watertonite
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service! Good food! Perfect for pre Theater dinner. Good to be able to sit away from the tv!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Anna was an amazing server! Some of the best service I have ever had in Calgary. She is a gem!
“Choose your own adventure” Old Fashioned is fab!

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Eatdrinkandbemerryman
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal and great service. Old fashions like no where else!

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Chantal
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Un peu décevant ce soir. Le service n’était pas au point. Il n’avait pas les choix de vin que nous avions choisi pr deux fois. La nourriture était correcte sans plus. C’était meilleur il y a deux ans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food.

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Bakersman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as always! Great food, friendly staff, and the best old fashioned in Calgary.

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Nick
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

First time here. Slow start, about 30 minutes waiting for drink order. Service seemed to lack training, minimal engagement. Perhaps they were busy and understaffed. Appetizer was very tasty. Mushrooms on toast. Entrees we’re average. Burger and trout. Trout was overdone. Side of veggies were very nice.

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RahulK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would love to see the bar remain open longer

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Adam
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner experience overall. Excellent atmosphere and service. The Trout was delicious, only surpassed by the Old Fashioned!

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Keith
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, drinks were great, and the service was great. Honestly had an amazing night.

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JamieM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and we loved it! Great ambiance, smoked build you own old fashions were delicious and fun experience. Service was friendly. We will be back.

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JulietB
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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RobertF
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. The good was great and we will be back. I will also recommend to friends.

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ZeldaSilver
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Fun menu. Great service. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipPenelopeK
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Our sever was great! Cocktails were great. Food was only ok. Not like it used to be. Person that delivered the food to the table just dropped it on the table and left, very odd. Used to be a destination for their burger. Sadly, not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing drinks. Thank you for the night!

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JeffK
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend the Wagyu beef tartare. Piri Piri chicken Sandwich and roasted mushroom bucatini pasta were very good too. But the cocktails are the star of the show. Order anything that involves their smoked glass approach. You won’t be disappointed

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JOSEPHH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here yesterday (10/24/21) for a birthday dinner and it was amazing. Definitely will come back again!

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Kitty
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was yummy. Drinks were yummy. The service was great!

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SeC1
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place for cocktails - especially anything bourbon or whiskey. Delicious apple style food too, good for sharing

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vipJordanS
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Worst Thanksgiving Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Come here all the time to dine and drink old fashions. Food is always amazing whether it’s dinner or brunch.

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RachelC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great (though portions are small) & the cocktails are amazing!

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RochelleL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a GREAT night. The table side Old Fashion drink is very fun. Great food & service!

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MattB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun!!! Get the premium discovery whiskey flight. The One18 burger was tremendous.

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DavidG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Overall the evening was a disappointment, we booked a table for 6 to enjoy dinner with friends, the day before the reservation we were called and told our table would be on the patio (no problem) though it could get cool and they had only a few heaters, there was also live entertainment to celebrate pride week (again no issue and sounded fun). On arrival we were seated on a sectional sofa around a low table. Not really conducive to enjoying a relaxing dinner! Drink service was very slow as was the food (limited to what could be eaten on your knees so some options not practical ) and one order was wrong… Luckily the evening was pleasant as no heaters were in evidence. Overall not a great experience and it’s unlikely we will return.

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vipAnna
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu but always good!

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Ohmtee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One 118 is amazing. Staff and food were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday eve here!

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vipButterflyWings2
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The ambience and the cocktails were amazing! However we were disappointed with the food. We ordered appetizers, but they never arrived. When the main course arrived, most of the food was cold. Our waitress apologized and offered to swap the cold food, however, at that point, we had been waiting for a while and were quite hungry, so we continued to eat our food as we did not want to wait any longer. We would certainly go back for their cocktails but not their food.

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You can order delivery directly from ONE18 EMPIRE using the Order Online button. ONE18 EMPIRE also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-0299.

ONE18 EMPIRE is rated 4.5 stars by 882 OpenTable diners.

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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