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

How would you rate this business?
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

November 13, 2020

Greg was absolutely amazing as always! Food was perfect and oysters were incredible

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2020

Beat place ever. Always a go to and looking to return soon

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Best place to have oysters in the city. Always fresh and great variety. Highly recommended if you are a oyster lover.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2020

Delicious as always!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2020

Food is consistently fantastic. Service (Greg) is amazing!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2020

Always great food. A nice little hideaway near downtown.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 23, 2020

Our server was amazing and entertaining and super friendly. He made out experience even better than I had expected! The food was insanely delicious!! This place is now on my list of top 3 favorite restaurants in the city!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2020

Best place in the city for oysters!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2020

Excellent service and delicious food. I was skeptical because the reviews seemed to good to be true but everything was superb. My favorite was the seafood gnocchi.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2020

Food was amazing as well the service, really loved the timely service at the table. The lady server helping us was very kind and made the evening happy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2020

Very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious! I had BBQ ribs. The server was very welcoming and polite.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2020

Server was lovely and food was great! We were a bit unlucky to be seated by a yelling mom and two cute kids. It was a bit tricky to have a conversation. Should have asked for a more private table.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2020

Unbelievable food here. Oysters are great, had the Arancini and Chopped Duck for appetizers both were excellent! The curry lamb shank is to die for, so tender and fresh. Maryanne was friendly and efficient, highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2020

Everything was top notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2020

Food was great as usual. Took quite long to come out even though there were just 2 tables seated in the entire restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2020

amazing food, excellent service and super cute location!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2020

Great time, the oysters were excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2020

This is a lovely place. My friend and I like the prices and the menu items. The $1.00 oysters were a huge success with us and I’m already planning to come Bach this Thursday with another oyster lover. The calamari was a bit too salty but great texture. I recently moved from B.C. to Calgary and this place will be on my restaurant rotation bare none! We also had a lovely and attentive server.. See you soon!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2020

Our server was beyond excellent. I forget his name unfortunately but we were downstairs if that helps! He was super friendly and professional. Food was AMAZING as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2020

We wanted to have a nice meal out on a dog-friendly patio. There are lots of "pub spots" in town but we wanted to dine a bit more upscale and WOW! did we discover a gem in Embarcadero. We enjoyed a delicious seafood meal, fresh oysters, and a great bottle of wine on a cozy patio with our pooch curled up at our feet. Service was fantastic. Hope they keep dog-friendly patio open on nice fall/winter days... we will for sure be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2020

Always amazing food and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2020

Great as always! Family loved the food. Lots of food at such a reasonable price!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2020

The service was amazing and the food is my favourite in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2020

Great lamb shanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 7, 2020

The atmosphere inside is more of a bar than a restaurant which is why I rated it 3 stars. However, the food itself was spectacular and service was very well presented. I definitely would sit on the patio next time as that atmosphere is more exotic.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2020

Great food for the price! And serving size is ample! We hope to have this wonderful place keep on doing what they do and hope you all support it. Not too many restaurants like this.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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