The Embarcadero
 

About Us

"The widest selection of oysters in the city... this casual restaurant feels like a pub but tastes like fine dining."

Named after the waterfront district in San Francisco, Embarcadero means "wharf" or "landing place" in Spanish. With the widest selection of oysters in the city, we feature at least six varieties of northern Atlantic and Pacific fresh oysters on the half shell.

Imaginative gourmet offerings are featured daily. For the wine lover, an extensive wine list and a continually changing selection of wines by the glass are available, personally selected by the owner/manager, a member of the International Sommelier Guild.

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The stately, historic red brick house with lovely architectural details features a main floor European-style wine bar, and a second floor Gallery dining room featuring original Asian artworks. Our south-facing brick-paved patio is an ideal summertime retreat.


Group Bookings
The Embarcadero is available for booking private parties. See ourCOCKTAIL PARTIES or SIT-DOWN TABLE SERVICE pages for full details.

Hours:

Mon - Thurs11am - 11pm
Fri11am - 12am
Sat4pm - 12am
Sun4pm - 10pm

Seating to one hour prior to close, may be closed on holidays

book your table:

We welcome walk-in guests, or book online here:
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What's new at The Embarcadero
 

What's New at The Embarcadero

November 2017
Join us for American Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23 we are offering Winter's Free range turkey with all the trimmings, $22/person. Available from 4pm, dine-in or takeout. Pre-orders recommended - please put "thanksgiving turkey" under requests in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your pre-order.

October 2017
Work on South side almost finished

Sidewalks are being installed on the south side of 17th. North side is complete. Access is still only one lane westbound on 17th, it will remain that way until work is complete, likely by the end of October.
PDF Parking and Access Parking and Access

 
Join us for Thanksgiving dinner

Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 we are offering a 3-course dinner menu for $29 per person, along with our regular menus. Turkey with sides only $22. Available from 4pm each day, dine-in or takeout. Pre-orders recommended - put "thanksgiving turkey" under requests in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your pre-order.
PDF 2017 Thanksgiving Menu  2017 Thanksgiving Menu

August 2017
Work on North side almost complete

Sidewalks and street lamps have been installed on the north side of 17th and the construction zone has moved to the south side. Traffic is now one lane westbound only. PDF Parking and Access

July 2017
Sidewalk reconstruction

Road work is completed but sidewalks, tree wells and telephone pole removal is ongoing and traffic is still one lane eastbound only. Pedestrians should walk between the cones on the road as directed until sidewalk construction is complete.

 
Roads fully open during Stampede

Road construction on 17th Avenue is paused over Stampede until July 16, and on-street parking is available on our block. Construction will resume on July 17 with sidewalk construction, removal of telephone poles and tree planting.

May 2017
Road closures over the Victoria Day weekend

1 St SE will be closed at 17th Avenue and detoured to Centre St. One lane eastbout on 17th is open, and both sidewalks remain open. May Road Closure

April 2017
Parking and access during road construction

Road construction on 17th Ave between north and southbound Macleod is expected to continue until September 2017. 17th Avenue is reduced to one lane, eastbound only, and sidewalks remain open.
Parking on the neighbouring streets is still available. PDF Parking and Access

The Embarcadero
 

Our Wine List

Printable version in PDF  PDF Menu to Print

Wines by the glass and taste  Wines by the glass

Beverages  Beverages

Our extensive wine list, personally selected by the owner, a member of the International Sommelier Guild.

Prices do not include GST or gratuity.

Wolfberger Cremant D’Alsace Brut   46

France, AOC Cremant D’Alsace, Traditional method

Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut   97

France, Champagne

Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon 1999   440

France, Champagne

Campagnola Arnaces Brut Prosecco   36

Italy, DOC

Giusti Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut   46

Italy, DOC

Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs   68

USA, California, Carneros region, Traditional method Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Pillitteri Estate Icewine 50ml 2006   13

Canada, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Chateau d’Yquem 375ml 1999   264

France, Sauternes

Alkoomi Frankland River Riesling 2016   47

Australia, Western Australia

Pelee Island Gewurztraminer 2014   29

Canada, VQA Ontario

Sandhill Pinot Gris 2014   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Carmen Sauvignon Blanc 2015   29

Chile, Central Valley

J. Bouchon Reserva Rose 2016   33

Chile, Maule Valley

Urban Riesling 2014   39

Germany, qBA Mosel

Cavit Moscato 2014   31

Italy, IGT Pavia

Cavit Pinot Grigio 2015   34

Italy, IGT Venezie

Santa Margherita 2016   37

Italy, IGT Valdadige

Suavia Soave Classico 2015   43

Italy, Veneto, DOC Soave

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016   37

New Zealand, Marlborough

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2016   37

New Zealand, Marlborough

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015   31

South Africa, Durbanville

Beringer White Zinfandel 2015   25

USA - California

Sokol Blosser Evolution 19th edition   47

USA, Oregon Proprietary blend

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2015   32

Australia, South Eastern

Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc 2016   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Chardonnay 2015   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

LaForet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2013   45

France, Burgundy

La Chablisienne Chablis Premier Cru 2012   95

France, Burgundy, Chablis - Chardonnay

Cline Viognier 2014   40

USA, California

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 2013   49

USA, California

Ryan Patrick Naked Chardonnay 2013   32

USA, Washington, Columbia Valley

Conundrum White 2013   54

USA, California - Proprietary blend

Stags Leap Chardonnay 2012   74

USA, California, Napa Valley

Alysian Chardonnay 2011   90

USA, California, Russian River Valley

Red Rooster Pinot Noir 2014   43

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Cave Spring Pinot Noir 2014   53

Canada, VQA Niagra Peninsula

Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiére 2009   68

France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise

Alpha Zeta Superiore Ripasso 2013   39

Italy, Valpolicella Corvina, Rondinella

Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012   47

Italy, Chianti Rufina Sangiovese

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015   42

New Zealand, Marlborough

Fonseca Periquita 2014   25

Portugal Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragónez (Tempranillo)

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2015   60

USA, California

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013   53

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Norton Reserva Malbec 2014   35

Argentina, Mendoza

Catena Malbec 2015   43

Argentina, Mendoza

Zorzal Tinto de Tiza Eggo 2014   63

Argentina, Mendoza, Tupungato

Rosemount Shiraz 2015   35

Australia, South Eastern

Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz 2012   50

Australia, South Eastern

Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2013   56

Australia, McLaren Vale

Rosemount Estate G.S.M. 2011   60

Australia, McLaren Vale

Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2007   193

Australia, Adelaide

Wolf Blass Black Label 33rd Vintage 2005   197

Australia, South Australia - Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2005   764

Australia, South Australia

Raven Deep Dark Red 2014   36

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Cabernet Merlot 2014   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Therapy Vineyards Freud’s Ego 2013   50

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Proprietary blend

Stag's Hollow Cabernet Franc 2012   65

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

See Ya Later Ranch Ping Meritage 2014   64

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir 2008   88

Canada, Ontario, VQA Prince Edward County - Unfiltered Pinot Noir

Sandhill Small Lots Two 2005   72

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2005   152

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Calina Carmenere Reserve 2014   33

Chile, Maule Valley

Santa Rita Pehuen Carmenere 2005   125

Chile, Apalta, Colchagua Valley

Château des Laurets 2012   44

France, Bordeaux, Puisseguin St-Emilion - Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Bouchard Ainé & Fils Monthélie Premier Cru Le Mieux Bataille 2001   78

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune - Pinot Noir

Bouchard Ainé & Fils Beaune Premier Cru Clos du Roi 2001   89

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune - Pinot Noir

Chapoutier Hermitage Les Sizerannes 1996   134

France, Côte du Rhone - Syrah, Roussanne, Marsanne

Château la Croix St. Georges 2001   269

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol - Merlot

Domaine les Chevaliers 1985   275

France, Bordeaux, Graves

Château La Lagune 1985   316

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc

Château Canon 1986   364

France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion

Château Beychevelle 1985   412

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac Medoc

Château Pavie 1990   436

France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion

Château Cos d'Estournel 1985   646

France, Bordeaux, St-Estephe

Château Margaux 1995   1450

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc, Margaux

Leone de Castris Negroamaro Elo Veni 2011   45

Italy, IGT Puglia, Salento

Zenato Ripassa 2012   52

Italy, Valpolicella

Argiolas 2009   55

Italy, Cannonau di Sardegna Costera DOC - Cannonau, Carignano, Muristellu and Pascale

Gomba Barolo Sori Boschetti 2012   76

Italy, Barolo DOCG

Zenato Amarone 2011   97

Italy, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Guado Al Tasso 2007   154

Italy, Bolgheri DOCG

Michele Chiarlo Criumviratum Barolo Riserva 1997   185

Italy, Barolo DOCG

Antinori Solaia 2007   441

Italy, IGT Tuscany

Montecillo Crianza 2010   28

Spain, DO Rioja

Juan Gil 2010   47

Spain, DO Jumilla Monastrell

Tridente Tempranillo 2013   47

Spain, DO Castilla y Leon

Seven Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2014   28

USA, California

Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2014   33

USA, California

Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   37

USA, California

7 Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   39

USA, California, St. Helena

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   43

USA, California

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2014   53

USA, California, Paso Robles

Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2011   41

USA, California, Sonoma County

Conundrum Red 2012   47

USA, California - Proprietary blend

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   60

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2012   64

USA, California, Sonoma County

St Francis Behler Merlot 2009   102

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Beringer Bancroft Ranch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006   125

USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Cabernet Sauvignon 2006   133

USA, California, Sonoma County

Armstrong Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007   165

USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain District

Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011   201

USA, California, Napa Valley

Phelps Insignia 2000   341

USA, California, Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Opus One 1998   371

USA, California, Napa Valley

    As of February 2017, subject to change
The Embarcadero
 

Oyster List

The largest selection of fresh oysters in Calgary
Daily featured oyster $1.25 each

PRINTABLE LIST   PDF Menu to Print

At least six varieties of northern Atlantic and Pacific fresh oysters on the half shell.
Selections as of September 17, 2017. Subject to change almost daily.

ALL ABOUT OYSTERS  PDF Menu to Print

Malpeque choice   2.40

Malpeque Bay, PEI

The world famous Canadian, oyster, salty with a mineral finish

Raspberry Point   2.83

New London Bay, PEI

Salty clean flavour with a sweet aftertaste

Pickle Point   2.84

Hope River, PEI

Salty clean flavour with a sweet aftertaste

Lucky Lime   3.04

New London Bay, PEI

Unique salty flavour from algae influence

Shiny Sea   2.32

New London Bay, PEI

Salty with a subtle sweet finish

Irish Point   2.30

Rustico Bay, PEI

Suspension grown, salty clean flavour

Golden Mantle    2.26

Jervis Inlet, Sunshine Coast, BC

Sweet melon-like finish

Fanny Bay   2.22

Baynes Sound, BC

Plump meat with clean salty finish

Denman Island   2.20

Georgia Straight, BC

Plump meat with medium salt and cucumber finish

Kusshi   2.91

Baynes Sound, BC

Smooth round shell sweet finish

Sawmill Bay DD   2.92

Desolation Sound, BC

Large, plump beach oyster, deep cup with a stronger, fuller flavour and a briny finish

The Embarcadero
 

GROUPS: Sit-down table service

The Embarcadero is available for booking private parties. A full range of a/v and presentation equipment is available. Customized menus can be used - just choose four or five entree selections in the desired price range, and we can draw up a menu for your function complete with company name and event.

The upstairs Gallery Dining Room is ideally suited for functions of up to 45 people: for birthday and retirement parties, Christmas or holiday dinners, Stampede breakfasts, stags/stagettes, wedding rehearsal dinners and small wedding receptions. Private room bookings subject to availability. There is no separate room charge, but minimum food and beverage purchases are sometimes required to book the room privately at times when we expect to be full. Click HERE for a panoramic view of the room.

  • Main floor, seats up to 22

  • Upstairs large table, seats up to 24

  • Upstairs multiple tables, seats up to 45

  • Upstairs small group, one end, seats 10 to 16

Custom menus for dinners and luncheons have two advantages. The food arrives faster as the selections can be anticipated in advance, and the cost is within a desired budget - useful if one person or company is hosting, due to the wide range of menu prices.

CUSTOM MENUS

Generally, the courses are available as follows:

  • Cocktail appetizers in a variety selected beforehand in quantities from $6 to $10 per person,
  • Starter course (usually soup or salad),
  • Entree from a list of 4 or 5 choices pre-selected from the menu,
  • Dessert either pre-selected options or a variety platter.

Guests would be presented with a customized, half-page menu with company name and event and list of choices. Depending on items selected, the cost of this option ranges from $20 to $70 per person.

Prices for items are as per menu prices, and are charged as ordered. We do this because there can be a wide range of prices for the desired items, and for hosted events there is no benefit in a uniform price per person as long as the overall cost fits within the budget.

We can adjust portions and selections to have fixed per-person prices for non-hosted events if necessary. For group bookings, items other than those on the menu can be arranged, subject to availability of product and sufficient notice. Including starter, main course and dessert options.

See the PDF below for sample custom menus in various price ranges. An assortment of cocktail appetizers may be added to the courses shown. Custom menus also available to suit any budget or occasion.

The Embarcadero
 

Groups: Cocktail Parties

The upstairs Gallery Dining Room is ideally suited for functions of up to 45 people: for birthday and retirement parties, Christmas or holiday dinners, Stampede breakfasts, stags/stagettes, wedding rehearsal dinners and small wedding receptions. Private room bookings subject to availability. There is no separate room charge, but minimum food and beverage purchases are sometimes required to book the room privately at times when we expect to be full.

Stand-up cocktail-style service is available for up to 100 people upstairs. A selection of finger foods is specified, or alternatively, we can suggest a selection for you based on your budget and style of gathering. We would develop the budget for a cocktail-style function based on the following:

  • Food selection
  • Beverage style (open bar or limited selection)
  • Number of invitees
  • Duration of the event

Typically food for about half the expected number of attendees will be provided at the outset and replenished as consumed, and are offered on trays as well as arranged on side tables. Beverages can either be ordered at the bar or servers can take orders from the floor.

Food and beverages are charged as served. Generally consumption is higher with full service of food and beverages. A typical budget for a 2 to 3-hour evening function is $15 to $30 per person for food, and an average of two drinks per person or 12 in beverages. tax and gratuity is additional.

reservations
 

Reservations:  3 Convenient ways

NOTE! WHEN DINING PRIOR TO AN EVENT: If everyone orders at about the same time, food may take up to an hour for the last few tables that order. Please allow for additional time to dine prior to events. We recommend at least 2 hours prior to the start of the event for hockey, 2.5 hours prior to concerts or Stampede events. Pre-event bookings for large groups only accepted if group is having a meal, i.e. reservations not accepted for drinks & apps.

BY PHONE - 403-263-0848

ONLINE

Instant confirmation, for reservations of up to 6 people.

 

BY EMAIL

Please fill out the form below to request reservations for more than 6 or for times unavailable online. We will reply to confirm forthwith.
 

DATE

TIME

NUMBER IN PARTY

FIRST & LAST NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

RESERVATION TYPE

Dining, not prior to events
Business meeting/seminar
Party/celebration

PLEASE NOTE below if selecting one of the following:

Pre-event: Hockey
Pre-event: Concert
Pre-event: Other (describe below)

Pre-event bookings for large groups only accepted if group is having a meal, i.e. reservations not accepted for drinks & apps.  Large groups require additional time to dine prior to events.  We recommend at least 2.5 hrs prior to the start of hockey, 3 hrs prior to concerts.

SPECIAL REQUESTS

Private room
Custom menu
Birthday/Special Occasion Cake

Please note for liability reasons you cannot bring your own cake

Projection Screen
LCD projector
Overhead projector
Microphone
Other (describe below)

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contact
 

Contact The Embarcadero

Please contact us if you require further information. You can make reservations by phone or online via our RESERVATIONS page.

 208 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1H4

  403-263-0848
manager@embarcadero.ca



Hours:

Mon - Thu11am - 11pm
Fri11am - midnight
Sat4pm - midnight
Sun4pm - 10pm
Dinner seating to one hour prior to close