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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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Dill Pickle Fried Chicken Burger
Sriracha & lime mayo, house bacon, lettuce and tomato
Pickled mustard aioli, house pretzel bun, applewood smoked cheddar, bacon
Lime coconut broth, crispy vermicelli, bok choy, cilantro
Great service, great food, amazing drinks. They had awesome music playing. It will be my summer patio spot.
The rooftop patio is a gem. Lots of sun. The vibe is great. And the cocktails are indeed amazing!
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.
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.
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
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.
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! :)
Place is nice- great service - cheesecake is amazing!! Butger was goid my chicken was salty and flavourless
Excellent as always!
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!
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
Great little spot. Food menu is limited but all items we tried were delicious. Great handcrafted cocktails
Real lack of ambience. You get the sense its past its heyday.
I have always loved this restaurant but I found the menu very limited now due to Covid.
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!
Great Evening with Meredith our server. All plates were delish and would recommend One18 to anyone!
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.
Great place, staff was amazing and food wonderful as always
The best old fashioneds!!
Drinks, food, and service was absolutely amazing. Will be going back most definitely!
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.
Love the old fashions!
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.
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!
Great place to grab a drink before heading to dinner. Really great staff and selection of old fashions & cocktails
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.
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.
Best old fashioned menu in the city, service 10/10 as usual. Have been before can’t wait to go back again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The staff, food, and especially the Old Fashioned drinks are always amazing. We are very happy to see One18 Empire is open once again.
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.
We ate on the rooftop patio, the food was outstanding and the staff were so attentive.
Food was amazing and the service was the best ! Everything was really clean.
Great specialty drinks and yummy food as always! Very COVID conscientious with tables far apart and servers wearing masks. Much appreciated! Thank you!
Great day great weather happy to be out!!
We had invited a couple to join us for a cocktail and appetizer. They had never been there before and really enjoyed their experience. Well done! Service was good, bacon-wrapped dates and pretzels were good, and as always the Old Fashioneds were amazing!
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 4.4 stars by 809 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.