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Imperial Hotel

Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA
209/267-9172 or 800/242-5594
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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25 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Imperial Hotel and decided to make dinner easy and just eat in the hotel's dining room. We stopped by the bar on our way to the restaurant where we met Peter, the manager of the hotel, the bartender, waiter, bus boy...he had so many jobs that if he retired unemployment in this county would drop... More

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Murphys, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Eat here on a Saturday afternoon, only one other couple in the place. Service very slow, ordered a couple glasses of wine and the waitress spilled some of my husbands, she said no problem because she had over poured them anyway, I wonder what you get if they do not do this. Had a panini it had about 3 pieces... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We ate here three consecutive nights in October. We had our dog with us so we ate on the patio. They were kind enough to give us the same table each night. I had the lamb special the first night and it was delicious. The service was excellent. The wine was not overpriced. I don't remember what I had the... More

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Olathe, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

It is a bit out of the way (and very dark streets with a lot of construction when we visited), but a nice regional option for dinner. Service was good and the variety of entrees ordered prepared well. I found the pork and mustard sauce very flavorful. Portions looked to be on the small side, but turned out to be... More

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West Hollywood, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I would give the ambience and the service five stars but the food deserves only one star. The food presentation was well done but the first bite was a big let down. Flavorless, not complex in any way. We tried the duck, the halibut, the soup, and the crepes. All of these were disappointing. My guess is they need a... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The dinner my wife and I had was outstanding in every way. The service was excellent. We both had their vichyssoise soup to start with. I had cannelloni, and she had the Mediterranean platter. Dessert was a pound cake with blueberries and raspberries as garnish, topped with whipping cream. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. All of this while seated... More

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This review is for the food only: My sister and I stayed at this hotel and had a very bad experience with the restaurant. Food very plain, overpriced and the service horrendous. I ordered the chicken, which came out with plain white rice, unseasoned vegetables and a sauce with canned mushrooms. Not sure if the chicken was microwaved or not,... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Had eaten here many time in the past but this evening was even better. The bar was packed but almost no one in the restaurant. The service was prompt and very good as was the meal. There is a special during the week but I chose of the menu and was very pleased with the results. Obviously a nice wine... More

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Palo Alto, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

There are not a lot of Bay Area type restaurants in Amador County, but this is one of them. The meals will not disappoint the fussiest foodies. Everything is fresh and prepared to order. Dishes are creative and seasonal, and our requests for low sodium and low fat were graciously acknowledged and carried out. The chef sautéed the chicken in... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were truly looking forward to dinner in this atmospheric hotel but we had a terrible dining experience. We were also guests at the hotel and had checked in earlier but when we arrived for dinner the woman (who we had checked in with earlier) acted as if she was seeing us for the first time. We were seated and... More

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