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 our COCKTAIL PARTIES or SIT-DOWN TABLE SERVICE pages for full details.

Hours:

Mon - Thurs 11am - 11pm
Fri 11am - 12am
Sat 4pm - 12am
Sun 4pm - 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

October 2016
Join us for Thanksgiving dinner

Monday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 we are offering a 3-course dinner menu for $29 per person, along with our regular menus. 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 2016 Thanksgiving Menu  2016 Thanksgiving Menu

February 2016
Join us for the Big Taste

March 4 to 13 we are offering 3-course lunch and dinner menus for $25 per person at lunch and $35 per person at dinner, along with our regular menus. Reservations required, please specify Big Taste to help us prep sufficient quantities. The Big Taste lunch menu is available weekdays until 3pm, as well as Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 from noon until 3pm. The Big Taste dinner menu is available from 4pm, but due to timing during a pre-game rush, it is not available until 7pm on March 7 and 9, and 6pm on March 11.   PDF The Big Taste Menu

January 2016
Book now for Valentine's

February 12 to 14 we are offering a 3-course feature menu for two for $98 ($49 per person), along with our regular menus. Reservations recommended.   PDF Valentines Menu

December 2015
New Year's Eve

We are offering a $55 three course menu featured items also available individually, along with our regular menus, reservations recommended.

November 2015
American Thanksgiving

In celebration of American Thanksgiving, on November 26 we are offering roast Winter's free range turkey with all the trimmings - house made stuffing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and pan gravy. $28 per person including dessert. Available all day, dine in or take home, pre-orders recommended.

 
Vine and Dine at Embarcadero!

We are hosting our first ever Vine and Dine - six courses with wine pairings:
1st course: Fresh oysters on half shell - Embarcadero oyster relish (radish, garlic, soya sauce, sesame oil), lemon
2nd course: Carpaccio – beef tenderloin, truffle oil, Dijon aioli, Parmigiano Reggiano, capers, shallots, lemon, garlic crostini
3rd course: Quinoa salad - white balsamic vinaigrette, romaine, cucumber, tomato, red onion, scallion
4th course: Atlantic cod – panko and asiago crusted, tiger prawns, sweet corn, red pepper, mascarpone risotto, smoked paprika oil
5th course: Rack of lamb – thyme and Dijon bread crumb crusted, red wine demi glace, garlic smashed potato, green beans
6th course: Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse - whipped cream, berry compote
$69.50/person, plus tax and gratuity. Choice of November 11, 25 or 30 6:30pm to 9pm. Call Linda at 403-870-9802 or email for tickets

October 2015
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Freshly roasted Winter's free range turkey - sweet potato sausage sage stuffing, maple glazed brussel sprouts, baby carrot, spaghetti squash, garlic smashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pan gravy. Dessert: apple cinnamon crisp - French vanilla ice cream, salted caramel. Available from 4pm Sunday October 11 and Monday October 12 while supplies last. $28/person, dine in or take home. Pre-orders recommended, put under notes in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your pre-order

June 2015
Lunch with a friend and enjoy a free appetizer

Until June 30, enjoy a free appetizer to share (from the menu, up to $16) with the purchase of any two entrees at lunch time (weekdays until 3pm).

May 2015
Customer parking not available after May 18

The parking lot across 17th Ave is being repaved and will not be available for our patrons until further notice. Street parking is still plentiful and there are a few stalls behind the building.

April 2015
Consider our Gallery dining room for private functions

Seats up to 45 people. Customized menus available to suit any budget or event. See our COCKTAIL PARTIES or SIT-DOWN TABLE SERVICE pages for full details.

Feb 2015
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Navigate the interior - lounge, patio and upstairs dining room. Look around inside the restaurant!

Jan 2015
Wines by the Taste

Two-ounce pours from a changing selection of 14 different wines. Preserved with argon gas for maximum freshness. WINE LIST

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.

Hillebrand Winery Trius Brut   54

Canada, Ontario, VQA Niagara on the lake, Traditional method

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

Lamberti Prosecco Extra Dry   36

Italy, DOC

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco   44

Italy, DOC

Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs   64

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

Pillitteri Estate Icewine 50ml 2006   16

Canada, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Chateau d’Yquem 375ml 1999   264

France, Sauternes

Pelee Island Gewurztraminer 2012   28

Canada, VQA Ontario

Sandhill Pinot Gris 2014   42

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Summerhill Ehrenfelser 2014   46

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley, Pyramid Cellared

Carmen Sauvignon Blanc 2013   28

Chile, Central Valley

Urban Riesling 2013   39

Germany, qBA Mosel

Pieropan Soave 2012   40

Italy, Veneto

Cavit Pinot Grigio 2013   33

Italy, IGT Venezie

Cavit Moscato 2014   28

Italy, IGT Pavia

Santa Margherita 2014   37

Italy, IGT Valdadige

Map Maker Sauvignon Blanc 2014   38

New Zealand, Marlborough

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2015   42

New Zealand, Marlborough

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2013   31

South Africa, Durbanville

Beringer White Zinfandel 2013   25

USA - California

Sokol Blosser Evolution 17th edition

USA, Oregon Proprietary blend

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2013   29

Australia, South Eastern

Sandhill Chardonnay 2012   42

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Viognier 2014   42

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc 2014   48

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

LaForet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2013   44

France, Burgundy

La Chablisienne Chablis Premier Cru 2012   77

France, Burgundy, Chablis - Chardonnay

Seven Peaks Chardonnay 2013   28

USA, California

Cline Viognier 2013   40

USA, California

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 2012   54

USA, California

Conundrum White 2013   54

USA, California - Proprietary blend

Stags Leap Chardonnay 2012   66

USA, California, Napa Valley

Alysian Chardonnay 2011   90

USA, California, Russian River Valley

Red Rooster Pinot Noir 2013   43

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Cave Spring Pinot Noir 2013   44

Canada, VQA Niagra Peninsula

Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiére 2009   68

France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise

Alpha Zeta Superiore Ripasso 2012   36

Italy, Valpolicella Corvina, Rondinella

Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012   51

Italy, Chianti Rufina Sangiovese

Fonseca Periquita 2012   25

Portugal Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragónez (Tempranillo)

Sokol Blosser Meditrina 7th Edition   47

USA, Oregon

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2014   60

USA, California

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013   61

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Norton Reserva Malbec 2013   35

Argentina, Mendoza

Catena Malbec 2013   43

Argentina, Mendoza

Rosemount Shiraz Cabernet 2012   29

Australia, South Eastern

Rosemount Shiraz 2013   35

Australia, South Eastern

Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz 2012   50

Australia, South Eastern

Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2013   53

Australia, McLaren Vale

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008   55

Australia, South Australia

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   1170

Australia, South Australia

Raven Deep Dark Red 2013   33

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Cabernet Merlot 2011   44

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Therapy Vineyards Freud’s Ego 2010   48

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Proprietary blend

Stag's Hollow Cabernet Franc 2012   58

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Small Lots Petit Verdot 2006   64

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

See Ya Later Ranch Ping 2007   64

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir 2008   72

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

Sandhill Small Lots Two 2005   72

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

Black Hills Estate Nota Bene 2008   110

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 2013   31

Chile, Maule Valley

Santa Rita Pehuen Carmenere 2005   125

Chile, Apalta, Colchagua Valley

Château des Laurets 2012   42

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

Joseph Sabon Clos Du Mont Olivet ChateauNeuf-du-Pape 2001   61

France, Burgundy, Rhone Valley - Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

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

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune - Pinot Noir

Joseph Sabon Clos Du Mont Olivet ChateauNeuf-du-Pape 2004   61

France, Burgundy, Rhone Valley - Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Louis Latour Nuits St. Georges 2005   83

France, Burgundy

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

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune - Pinot Noir

Louis Jadot Beaune Clos Des Couchereaux 1999   93

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune - Pinot Noir

268 Château LaGrange 1998   159

France, Bordeaux, St. Julien

Chapoutier Hermitage Les Sizerannes 1996   179

France, Côte du Rhone - Syrah, Roussanne, Marsanne

Château la Croix St. Georges 2001   269

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol - Merlot

Domaine les Chevaliers 1985   

France, Bordeaux, Graves

Château La Lagune 1985   316

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc

Château Beychevelle 1985   318

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac Medoc

Château Leoville Barton 1985   344

France, Bordeaux, St. Julien

Château Leoville Barton 1986   358

France, Bordeaux, St. Julien

Château Pavie 1990   436

France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion

Château Longueville 1988   453

France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion

Château Canon 1986   467

France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion

Château Cos d'Estournel 1985   1321

France, Bordeaux, St-Estephe

Château Margaux 1995   1680

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc, Margaux

Château Margaux 1986   1680

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc, Margaux

Leone de Castris Negroamaro Elo Veni 2011   43

Italy, IGT Puglia, Salento

Zenato Ripassa 2010   51

Italy, Valpolicella

Fratelli Urciuolo Aglianico 2005   52

Italy, IGT Campania

Argiolas 2009   53

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

Lunae Niccolo’V Riserva 2001   54

Italy, Colli di Luni DOC

Gomba Barolo Sori Boschetti 2008   72

Italy, Barolo DOCG

Zenato Amarone 2008   92

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   33

Spain, DO Rioja

Tridente Tempranillo 2013   34

Spain, DO Castilla y Leon

Juan Gil 2010   43

Spain, DO Jumilla Monastrell

Seven Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2014   28

USA, California

Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2012   31

USA, California

Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012   37

USA, California

7 Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   39

USA, California, St. Helena

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   49

USA, California

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2011   52

USA, California, Paso Robles

Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2011   53

USA, California, Sonoma County

Conundrum Red 2012   55

USA, California - Proprietary blend

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2013   57

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2012   64

USA, California, Sonoma County

Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2011   69

USA, California, Napa Valley

St Francis Behler Merlot 2009   102

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Buehler Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006   105

USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

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 2005   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 April 2016, 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 August 26, 2016. Subject to change almost daily.

ALL ABOUT OYSTERS  PDF Menu to Print

Raspberry Point   2.83

New London Bay, PEI

Salty clean flavour with a sweet aftertaste

Malpeque Large Premium   3.98

Malpeque Bay, PEI

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

Malpeque Small Choice   1.97

Malpeque Bay, PEI

Irish Point   2.30

Rustico Bay, PEI

Suspension grown, salty clean flavour

Shiny Sea   2.32

New London Bay, PEI

Salty with a subtle sweet finish

Lucky Lime   3.29

New London Bay, PEI

Unique salty flavour from algae influence

Pickle Point   2.84

Hope River. PEI

Cage grown on the north coast, salty clean flavour

Paradise   1.96

Deep Bay, Baynes Sound, BC

Briny with a cucumber finish

Paradise Cove  2.24

Deep Bay, Baynes Sound, BC

Larger, meaty version of the Paradise

Stellar Bay   3.12

Baynes Sound, British Columbia

Plump meat, lightly sweet finish

Chef Creek   1.96

Baynes Sound, BC

Salty-sweet flavour

Kusshi   2.69

Baynes Sound, BC

Smooth round shell, sweet finish

Effingham   1.97

Effingham Inlet, Barkley Sound, BC

Plump meat, briny with lettuce-like 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.

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 8 people.

 

BY EMAIL

To request reservations for groups of 9 or more, for times unavailable online, or if the online system is not working. We will reply to confirm within one day.
PLEASE USE THIS QUICK FORM.

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 - Thu 11am - 11pm
Fri 11am - midnight
Sat 4pm - midnight
Sun 4pm - 10pm
Dinner seating to one hour prior to close