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.

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Ratings & Reviews - The Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar

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March 5, 2021

Server went over and above to make our entire experience the best that it could be. Food was excellent too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2021

Excellent selection of oysters Flat bread Excellent beef carpaccio Excellent service A little bit too noisy for couples OK for younger crowd

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2021

The service so nice. I love this restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2021

Everything was exceptional.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2021

Absolutely loved it! I will 100% be coming back, its an amazing bar with a great menu and some of the best staff I've ever met/seen at a restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2021

This is my favourite restaurant, I am always so happy with the service. Our server is amazing. He really is one of the best parts about visiting. The food, incredible! Always sooo delicious. I recommend this spot to anyone AND everyone ahah! Choices for everyone, chicken, seafood, vegetarian - the oysters are the best in the city! I could rave about this place all day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2021

Out server was amazing! Knew everything we had ordered the last time we were there! Delicious every time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2021

Wonderful food and service as usual. Especially the oysters!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2021

Food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2021

I was honestly extremely disappointed. My husband and I come here A LOT, and this was the first we have been so let down. I ordered the stuffed sole, and my first plate had a hair in it. The second plate I received had very undercooked vegetables. When I explained my disappointment, I asked if they could comp my meal or at least give us half off, the manager refused and offered free dessert. The only dessert we wanted was out! So they knocked $9 off the bill. My meal should have been free after finding a hair! My husband and I are so upset, we may not come back. And that’s unfortunate, as we come here for all our special occasions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2021

Embarcadero always delivers. Great taste on food and beautiful oysters. This time even quite a few options on special recommendations!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2021

Best oyster bar in town. Greets selection and service was fabulous. Wine list is good too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2021

the food is always good and oysters were fresh. been here many times and never been disappointed

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2021

Great oysters. Our servers is fantastic. We have been to the restaurant several times and she remembers what we eat, drink and is very knowledgeable about the food and oysters. She is very good and makes us feel very special. Great place to go with friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2021

Very Knowledgable waiter, very attentive.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2021

Always such a great experience at embarcadero :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 11, 2020

I love the variety of oysters they have and there’s always a special. I love their pickled veggies to pair with the oysters. Best oysters and lamb in town!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2020

Best value for the dollar. Consistently great food and service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2020

All of the food we recieved exceeded our expectations. The oysters were particularly amazing and served with all of our favourite accompaniments! The service was excellent and timely and our server was very personable. I will recommend this place to all my friends who visit the city. This place is definetly a highlight of Calgary!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2020

We were really looking forward to some good seafood but both the scallop and shrimp appetizers were over cooked. We ended up leaving instead of taking a chance on entrees.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

December 5, 2020

Our waiter was awesome!! And the feature oyster was such a good deal!! Couldn't resist and will be back again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2020

For the 4th time we enjoyed everything from the excellent service to the succulent food! Marie Anne is the Best for her warm welcoming service! When it will be possible to seat with our family and friends, we will be back! Thanks to our so far favourite restaurant in Calgary! P.S.: We are kind of picky people when it comes about what we eat!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2020

Our go-to for date night always! Food and service are excellent. Never disappoints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2020

Awesome food, location and service!! We will return. Bacon wrapped scallops and duck was so good!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2020

I love coming here, the food is always so good and our server was amazing as always! I’ll recommend embarcaderro to anyone !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2020

Excelent services, environment, very knowledgeable servers and the most important the food for American thanksgiving amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 21, 2020

Great food, value and service. The staff is attentive and professional.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 21, 2020

I love this place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2020

My go-to neighbourhood resto for fresh oysters and great food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

Generous portions of delicious food esp. the oysters and the daily special. Our server, MaryAnn is ever so pleasant. Do support this great little business !!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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