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The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027
303-665-2521
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Ranked #22 of 82 Restaurants in Louisville
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spruce
Transit: One block from RTD bus stop serving both Denver and Boulder.
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.
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Dined at the Empire Lounge last Sunday with my in-laws. It was very slow in the restaurant (I'm guessing due to the Broncos loss) but our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. The rustic bread they start you with is absolutely delicious and we had an array of meals and salads brought to the table. Everything was very flavorful and... More 

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Sani G, Guest Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in & for your awesome review. We appreciate your support! More 

Lafayette, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We frequent the Empire when we are wanting a good meal and a good cocktail. The Empire consistently delivers on both each time. We love the energetic vibe of the bar area and we can always find something we love, whether it is their blackboard specials or their season changing menu. In the summer, it is one of the hotspots... More 

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Sani G, Guest Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Usually have fairly good meals at Empire. Nice atmosphere, great cocktails and beer selection. Salads are tasty, especially the kale. This time ordered the beef short-rib special as my entree. Had to send back as it was all visually all fat. Should never have been plated. Service is always attentive.

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We appreciate the feedback very much, thank you for your continued patronage and support & we look forward to making sure you receive 100% satisfaction at your future visits! More 

Superior, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I really like the Empire, though I like it best in the summer so the windows and doors are open & it just feels a little more open and airy. This is an old town, so the buildings are old an small which makes it quaint. The food is really good, I like the Blackboard fish, its ever changing, the... More 

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We appreciate the kind words & feedback, Ross, & hope to see you again very soon. Take care! More 

Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Empire is a great local gathering spot where even non locals feel welcome. Warm atmosphere and a varied menu to suit anyone looking for something light to heart warming. Years ago this was a family Italian place and under new management, they have kept the Italian style and yet yielded to other varied tastes. The wine list could use... More 

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is way overpriced for what you get. The food is okay, the service is okay, the ambience is fine, but those prices are absolutely ridiculous.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Thanks to Empire's invitation to visit their place again, so we did! We chose better this time, I had meatballs and husband had the lamb, both tasted great! Service is excellent as usual. The menu could use some addition, maybe some seafood? The place is packed, so there's something that brings people to Empire, I suggest to give it a... More 

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Thank you for coming in again to see us, Tess, we appreciate your support and feedback! Hope to see you again soon! More 

colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Food looked great on the menu, but definitely was lacking in quality, portion size, and the price was high. The burger was small and overpriced for what you get, the fish was salted beyond heavily, and the chicken salad was inedible. You can the same quality and mostly better food for half the price at five other restaurants within 100... More 

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Sani G, Guest Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Andy, I'm sorry to hear you were not pleased with the quality vs. price of the food. In general, food costs have risen in the nation, but we do our best not to pass that on to our guests. We'll definitely discuss your feedback as our goal is to ensure that every guest's experience is stellar. Thank you for your... More 

Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The quality of the food was poor when compared to the price point. The portions were also small and pricey.

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Sani G, Guest Relations Manager at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Jeremy, thank you for the feedback. Would it be possible to get a little more info from you, such as what you ordered, and who your server was, when you came in, etc? We'd definitely like to rectify this situation right away and invite you back to the restaurant...as our guest, of course. Please email our social account: empirelouisville@gmail.com so... More 

Arlington, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Great drink selection, food is good albeit a bit eclectic. Had a plate of assorted meat, cheese, and pickled vegetables for an appetizer which was excellent. Had the fish special of the day (a dill salmon dish) that was very good. Service was good (had a trainer shadowing an experienced waitress.)

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Thanks for coming in and for your feedback, Chris, hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

Address: 816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027
Phone Number: 303-665-2521
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Louisville
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Contemporary

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