The Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar

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Details & Description

Restaurant type

  • Wine Bar,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Oysters,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Atmosphere

  • Casual Fine-dining,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
208 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1H4
Useful Information

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

Restaurateur Heesung Kim launched The Embarcadero in 1995, naming the wine and oyster bar after San Francisco’s waterfront district. She wanted to capture the vibe of the California city’s waterfront dining zone and its love affair with Asian fusion cuisine. Her aim was to add some much-needed variety to what was then a steak-and-potatoes dining scene. Located a block away from the Scotiabank Saddledome, the restaurant is a popular spot with hockey fans.

The two-storey converted brick mansion retains a homey feel. With stained-glass windows, the large upper-floor dining room is filled with natural light. The casual fine-dining restaurant serves a variety of dishes from the popular Atlantic lobster served with lemon herb butter to rack of lamb with a thyme and Dijon mustard breadcrumb crust. The seasoned flame-broiled eight-ounce AAA Alberta filet mignon is another of the most popular entrees.

Oyster lovers can choose from six to 14 varieties of fresh North Atlantic and Pacific oysters. The icy oyster platter is topped with one of each oyster variety available on a given day, and a specially priced daily oyster feature is also on the menu.

Read the story of The Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar

Ratings & Reviews - The Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar

How would you rate this business?
August 3, 2020

This is one of my favourite places in Calgary! So good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2020

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was fun and welcoming. The service was great despite being slammed on a covid Monday night.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 14, 2020

Really great restaurant. Every dish ordered was absolutely delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2020

Amazing as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2020

My neighborhood go-to, the food is always great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2020

First time coming here for dinner. I had been looking online for a place to go for oysters and stumbled upon embarcadero. Read the reviews which were great and decided to give it a try. We requested patio seating and when we arrived we were very pleased to see a romantic little patio. We ended up ordering 20 oysters, seafood chowder, mussles and the steak special. Everything was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be coming back again soon for another night out. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2020

We had a great time. Definitely coming back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2020

Excellent food!! We will be back!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2020

Great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2020

Visited Embarcadero for a "fancy lunch" for my birthday - our experience was amazing! At first, I was unsure; the restaurant itself has been around since 1994 and you can definitely tell the building has seen its years. But like any good food enjoyer, I put my modernized expectation aside and fully melted into their vibrant & vintage vibe. Our lovely server was friendly and attentive, but also gave us our space to enjoy each and every one of our of our delicious plates. We ordered at least 2 dozen oysters; Embarcadero's variety was plenty. I also enjoyed the fact that they were offering oysters grown from a variety of environments (oysters grown from a suspension system vs. oyster beds). We ordered their Arancini (perfect creamy & crunchy combo, paired with a delectable truffle aioli was seriously YUM) as well as their prawn gnocchi (which at first glimpse I was unsure about but after first bite I was satisfied). The prices were more then reasonable, not to mention, they ever so graciously promo'd my creme brûlée as a birthday treat. Highly recommend to visit Embarcadero - we will most definitely be going back!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 25, 2020

Excellent food and large portions esp. if you are looking for fresh oysters and seafood. Always has an oyster special for $1.25. The baking is done in-house and desserts are delicious!! You wont be disappointed!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2020

Our server was great

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2020

The gentleman that attended to us was so pleasant, funny and accommodating! Thank you so much and we will definitely be back as the food was outstanding!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2020

Great time at The Embarcadero - no better place for Oysters in Calgary - period. My sons birthday dinner was a wonderful experience and he was beyond pleased with the filet mignon and we all loved the creme brûlée. Be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 20, 2020

Really love your fresh oysters!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2020

Our server was fun and very helpful! It was our Anniversary and as luck would have everything was perfect. We’ll be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2020

Great food, great service, great ambiance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2020

We were served by the owner , $1.25 . Oysters great food great service , the patio was great music was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2020

Everything we had was delicious, the oysters, onion rings, fries and wings!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2020

Lovely meal with great variety of oysters and seafood at very reasonable prices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2020

amazing as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Service, food, and ambiance allowed us to forget about the social distancing - it was a lovely evening. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2020

The food is always delicious! Although our server was brand new last night she and her trainer were very good and very nice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

It was a great meal and the a great dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

The restaurant was amazing. The food was great and it was just the right portion. The service was also great. We didn’t have to wait in between meals. And our server was amazing. She was nice and friendly!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

Food was great and the service was excellent plus

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2020

Overall it was amazing and compliments to the Chef. Our dinner and pairings were outstanding. We will come back to try the fresh oysters for sure!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2020

Server was great but the food was just not the best. We did the Calgary food and wine menu and I have to say the soup and the main was just above average or below as far as flavour. Dessert was better. I was very disappointed after seeing all the reviews online. Won't be coming back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2020

Excellent home cooked food at reasonable prices. Juan is very attentive and informative about the food and told my friends and I the food made from scratch.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2020

The YYC Food and Drink Experience tasting menu was incredible, great value for the price!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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