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The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

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816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027 (Spruce)
One block from RTD bus stop serving both Denver and Boulder.
303-665-2521
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Louisville, Empire Lounge and...
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Louisville, Empire Lounge and Restaurant offers seasonal, classic American bar food and inspired handcrafted cocktails. Featuring local, organic ingredients whenever possible, award-winning Executive Chefs Jim & Connie Cohen use a mesquite wood fired grill resulting in dishes that have an incredible depth of flavor. Empire recently received Zagat ratings that places them in the top ten restaurants on Colorado’s front range. Bar, lounge, dining and private party options available.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sat over heater so very warm, but kale salad is delicious.

Went here with family. Had the pork chop with a shared kale salad which was plenty of food. Huge chop that was done to my perfection. We ordered calamari which was not very good ... More fruit slices than calamari on the plate. Would probably say hit or miss for this place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Ann C
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Essex Junction, Vermont
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Essex Junction, Vermont
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went here with family. Had the pork chop with a shared kale salad which was plenty of food. Huge chop that was done to my perfection. We ordered calamari which was not very good ... More fruit slices than calamari on the plate. Would probably say hit or miss for this place.

Helpful?
Thank Ann C
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate knowing when we miss the boat on a dish. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Pork Chop, the Surak pork that we have right now is truly the best pork we have ever tasted and plan on keeping it on our menu for the foreseeable future! However... More 

United States
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122 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Eating with friends. Very friendly waitress. Good choices on menu, disappointed with quality, especially the "special" brownie which was cold from the fridge and tasted as tho it had been stored there uncovered and had picked up other flavors. Plus chocolate like that needs to be warmer for good flavor. Served with half a teaspoon of vanilla flavored sauce and... More 

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Thank TravellerBD
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have an entirely excellent experience on your last visit. We are especially sorry that we did not get the music turned down for you because we are always happy to do so. We're embarrassed that your request did not make it to the right person to turn the music down. Please send us... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Their odd menu was not anything I could understand. The food itself we did not finish due to lack of flavor. Over priced for a below average meal... I do not get this place...... This wannabe a big deal place is ridiculous!

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Thank Renee T
San Francisco, California
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199 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We had dinner here the night before Thanksgiving on the suggestion of our future daughter in law from San Francisco. It was INCREDIBLE! Our server, Terry Anne was attentive and accommodating. The decor was funky and interesting but the very best was the dinner. We started with the Mac and cheese and fried brussels sprouts which were so delicious. Our... More 

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1 Thank tattersall_12
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're so glad that you were impressed with everything and hope that you'll come see us again very soon. Have a great day! More 

Jupiter, Florida
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I liked the vibe of this place and was excited about having a drink there but not sure how the food would be. I finally tried it during happy hour and the food and prices were awesome. It was mid day on a Sunday and I enjoyed their outdoor seating. I returned during the week and sat inside their bar... More 

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1 Thank MaruchyX8
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed our happy hour specials and food. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again - take care! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Dinner with hubby and a friend. We started off with the deviled eggs and they were delicious. Then we all ordered burgers, but mine was the tuna burger! Everyone enjoyed their meal, cooked exactly the way we each wanted. It was a relaxed yet nice atmosphere. There were parties of "girl's night out", families and groups of friends. We will... More 

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1 Thank lkabernathy
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the deviled eggs and burgers and that everything was to your taste. We'll be looking forward to your next visit, take care! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The Empire was able to take our large group with only a few hours notice. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was well above our expectations, total raves from the whole group. Our company will most definitely return. Thanks Empire!

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1 Thank DcAlex84
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad we were able to make your experience worthwhile, Alex. Thanks for the kind words and I hope you'll come see us again soon - have a wonderful day! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

It seems like this place used to have a more interesting, creative menu. Had a burger because nothing else jumped out at me. The price is $12.50 for a burger and some rather average fries. Cheese is extra, and even grilled onions are extra. By the time you're done it's one of the most expensive burgers around. Not likely to... More 

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Thank RBTRAV
Superior, Colorado
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have been to Empire a few times and the first thing that comes to mind is the feeling that we may be bothering the wait staff. Never felt warm and fuzzy here. Second the food I have ordered had been average. I had a salad with grilled salmon on it and it was quite pricey for the size of... More 

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1 Thank ARVColorado
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

I want to start by thanking you for your feedback, we are so disappointed to hear that you have had nothing but lackluster experiences with us. Our goal is always to make our guests feel warm and fuzzy when they are here. We can only improve when we know of our mistakes, and we appreciate the opportunity to learn from... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was recommended to get the Hoisin Ribs and that was a good recommendation for sure. Loved them. We also enjoyed the calamari and the kids really enjoyed their meals too. Fantastic. I would definitely go back!

Helpful?
Thank Lisa S
Sani G, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words, Lisa. I'm glad you enjoyed the Hoisin Ribs and calamari - great choices! I hope you'll come see us again. Have a wonderful day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027
    (Spruce)
  • Public Transportation: One block from RTD bus stop serving both Denver and Boulder.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 303-665-2521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Louisville, Empire Lounge and Restaurant offers seasonal, classic American bar food and inspired handcrafted cocktails. Featuring local, organic ingredients whenever possible, award-winning Executive Chefs Jim & Connie Cohen use a mesquite wood fired grill resulting in dishes that have an incredible depth of flavor. Empire recently received Zagat ratings that places them in the top ten restaurants on Colorado’s front range. Bar, lounge, dining and private party options available.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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