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:
Book table

What's new at The Embarcadero
 

What's New at The Embarcadero

January 2020
Share the love on Valentines!

Enjoy our Valentines Platter for two - two bacon wrapped filets, four baby lobster tails with creamy lobster and rock crab sauce, four Bay of Fundy scallops, six jumbo prawns, roast potato and seasonal vegetables $85. Available from 5pm on Valentines Day along with our regular menus.

 
Order takeout and delivery online!

Delivery charge is $6 within 5 km, call for rates further away from the restaurant. Sorry no online payment yet (coming soon). Order Takeout/Delivery Online

December 2019
Join us for New Year's Eve!

Three course menu $52 in addition to our regular menus
PDF NYE 2019 Menu  View the New Year's Eve Menu

November 2019
Delivery now available!

$6 within 5 km, call for rates further away from the restaurant. Please refer to our takeout menu for items available for takeout (please note items that are best consumed immediately are not available for takeout)
PDF Takeout Menu  View the Takeout Menu

 
Join us for American Thanksgiving on November 28

To celebrate American Thanksgiving, enjoy roasted Winter's free range turkey (7 oz mixed white and dark meat, orange and brown sugar brined), with seasonal vegetables, garlic smashed potato, cranberry pear sauce, sausage apple stuffing and traditional pan gravy for $24 per person. Available all day, from 11am for dine-in or takeout. Limited quantities, pre-orders recommended - please specify "thanksgiving turkey" under requests in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your pre-order.

October 2019
Join us for Thanksgiving dinner

Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14 we are offering a 3-course dinner menu featuring Winter's free range turkey for $32 per person, along with our regular menus. Turkey with sides only for $24. Available from 4pm each day, dine-in or takeout. Pre-orders recommended - please specify "thanksgiving turkey" under requests in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your pre-order.
PDF 2019 Thanksgiving Menu  View the 2019 Thanksgiving Menu

May 2019
Mothers Day May 12

Treat Mom to our Mothers Day dinner feature - Seafood Medley of Cuban lobster tail, scallops, black tiger prawns, PEI mussels, house ground sausage, surf clams, spiced potato, seasonal vegetable $39 - we are open from 4pm until 10pm, last seating at 9pm.

March 2019
Dining Week at Embarcadero March 8 to 17

Enjoy a 3-course dinner for $40! The Big Taste is sadly no more, but we are carrying on the tradition. Available from 7pm on March 10, 12 and 15 and from 5pm all other evenings
Reservations recommended, please specify "Dining Week" under requests in your online reservation, call 403-263-0848 or email your reservation request.
Dining Week Dining Week Menu

June 2018
Dine with your furry friend!

Check out our dog-friendly patio - two tables on the west side, available whenever weather permits. Please note - dogs are not allowed on the main patio.

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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.
**Touchscreen users: If a menu doesn't scroll, just tap on it once.**

Wolfberger Cremant D’Alsace Brut   46

France, AOC Cremant D’Alsace, Traditional method

Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé   90

France, AOC Champagne

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut   108

France, AOC Champagne

Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon 1999   440

France, AOC Champagne

Campagnola Arnaces Brut Prosecco   36

Italy, DOC

Giusti Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut   46

Italy, DOCG

Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine 50ml   14

Canada, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 50ml   14

Canada, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Inniskillin Vidal Icewine 50ml   14

Canada, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Chateau d’Yquem 375ml 1999   264

France, Sauternes

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2015   35

Australia, South Eastern

Alkoomi Frankland River Riesling 2016   47

Australia, Western Australia

Pelee Island Gewurztraminer 2014   29

Canada, VQA Ontario

Prospect Winery Pinot Blanc 2016   32

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Chardonnay 2015   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Pinot Gris 2014   47

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Noble Ridge Stoney Knoll Chardonnay 2016   57

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Noble Ridge Reserve Chardonnay 2014   73

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Carmen Sauvignon Blanc 2018   30

Chile, Central Valley

J. Bouchon Reserva Rosé 2016   33

Chile, Maule Valley

LaForet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016   45

France, Burgundy

Urban Riesling 2018   39

Germany, qBA Mosel

Cavit Moscato 2017   31

Italy, IGT Pavia

Cavit Pinot Grigio 2018   34

Italy, IGT Venezie

Santa Margherita 2018   35

Italy, IGT Valdadige

Suavia Soave Classico 2017   43

Italy, Veneto, DOC Soave

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018   37

New Zealand, Marlborough

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2018   41

New Zealand, Marlborough

Sokol Blosser Evolution 21st edition   47

USA, Oregon Proprietary blend

Cline Viognier 2017   40

USA, California

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 2016   49

USA, California

Stags Leap Chardonnay 2016   74

USA, California, Napa Valley

Norton Barrel Select Malbec 2018   35

Argentina, Mendoza

Catena Malbec 2015   43

Argentina, Mendoza

Zorzal Tinto de Tiza Eggo 2014   63

Argentina, Mendoza, Tupungato

Rosemount Shiraz 2017   35

Australia, South Eastern

Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz 2015   50

Australia, South Eastern

Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2016   56

Australia, McLaren Vale

Rosemount Estate G.S.M. 2011   60

Australia, McLaren Vale

E & E Black Pepper Shiraz 2014   173

Australia, Barossa Valley

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

Vintage Ink Rebel Red 2017   38

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

See Ya Later Majors Block 2015   45

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Therapy Vineyards Freud’s Ego 2017   50

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Proprietary blend

Cave Spring Pinot Noir 2017   53

Canada, VQA Niagra Peninsula

See Ya Later Ranch Ping Meritage 2017   64

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Stag's Hollow Cabernet Franc 2014   65

Canada, VQA Okanagan Valley

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2005   152

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

Santa Rita Pehuen Carmenere 2005   125

Chile, Apalta, Colchagua Valley

Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiére 2009   68

France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise

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

Alpha Zeta Superiore Ripasso 2015   33

Italy, Valpolicella Corvina, Rondinella

Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015   40

Italy, Chianti Rufina Sangiovese

Leone de Castris Negroamaro Elo Veni 2011   40

Italy, Chianti Rufina Sangiovese

Sartori Ripasso 2016   51

Italy, Chianti Rufina Sangiovese

Guiseppe Campagnolo Amarone 2015   76

Italy, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Gomba Barolo Sori Boschetti 2015   76

Italy, Barolo DOCG

Valle Reale San Calisto Montepulciano 2011   127

Italy, Central Italy, DOC Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

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

White Cliff Pinot Noir 2017   40

New Zealand, Marlborough

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2018   42

New Zealand, Marlborough

Fonseca Periquita 2014   25

Portugal Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragónez (Tempranillo)

Montecillo Crianza 2015   32

Spain, DO Rioja

Juan Gil 2014   47

Spain, DO Jumilla Monastrell

Tridente Tempranillo 2015   50

Spain, DO Castilla y Leon

Seven Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016   28

USA, California

Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2015   33

USA, California

Bogle Merlot 2015   47

USA, California

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2017   48

USA, California

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017   53

USA, California

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2017   58

USA, California, Paso Robles

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015   62

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2015   66

USA, California, Sonoma Valley

Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2016   97

USA, California, Sonoma County

Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2012   65

USA, California, Napa Valleu

The Prisoner 2017   126

USA, California, Napa Valley - Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Cabernet Sauvignon 2006   150

USA, California, Sonoma County

Armstrong Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007   165

USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain District

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015   190

USA, California, Napa Valley

Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011   201

USA, California, Napa Valley

    As of January 2019, subject to change
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Oyster List

The largest selection of fresh oysters in Calgary
Daily featured oyster $1.25 each (house rules may apply)

PRINTABLE LIST   PDF Menu to Print

At least six varieties of northern Atlantic and Pacific fresh oysters on the half shell.
Selections at January 23, 2020 - subject to change almost daily
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Malpeque choice   2.13

Malpeque Bay, PEI

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

Raspberry Point   2.86

New London Bay, PEI

Salty clean flavour with a sweet aftertaste

Lucky Lime   3.32

New London Bay, PEI

Unique salty flavour from algae influence

Joyce Point   2.70

Cortes Island, BC

Plump meat, salty mild flavour

Fanny Bay   3.00

Baynes Sound, BC

Plump meat with clean salty finish

Sun Seeker   3.45

Desolation Sound, BC

Grown using a floating bag system, plump meat with sweet and salty finish

Kusshi   3.30

Baynes Sound, BC

Smooth round shell sweet finish

Sawmill Bay Gold   2.85

Desolation Sound, BC

Beach oyster, stronger, fuller flavour with a briny finish

Read Island   2.70

Dunsterville Bay , BC

Deepwater oyster, plump with mild flavour and a sweet finish

Sawmill Bay DD   3.45

Desolation Sound, BC

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

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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 40 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 40

  • 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.

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Groups: Cocktail Parties

The upstairs Gallery Dining Room is ideally suited for functions of up to 40 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 also available. 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.
Reserve NOW

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


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