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Empire Little Bar Bistro

257 Granby Street, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
(757) 626-3100
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A very nice experience with a warm and friendly staff. The waiter even warned us off a dish that we wanted to order. Try the Herb goat cheese stuffed romas, Pork & ginger potstickers, Spicy tuna sashimi (very yummy), and Watermelon & prosciutto lollipops. Parking isn't that bad as there is a garage a block or so away.

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Hollins, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We dining here as a family outing while in Norfolk. We enjoyed our meal, although it was pricey (as expected for a la-carte tapas dining). The menu seemed a little short compared to other tapas places that I've visited. I would have preferred to see a few more "traditional" tapas items, such as a Serrano ham and cheese. Service was... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant and excellent food. Great variety and portions. Great wait staff. Highly recommend. We visit at least once a mont - we are locals. Parking is a little tough - some street parking but there are garages. Be careful of taxi parking - they will tow.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were in Norfolk unexpectedly and picked this place based on recommendations. It was nearly empty on a weeknight and service was slow and not very friendly. The food is good, but nothing spectacular. Some dishes were virtually tasteless (polenta cakes, crab rolled in zucchini with tomato sauce) others good but not very aggressively spiced (shrimp with garlic). I don't... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a modern day, American pub for tapas... I went last night, and the food was excellent. Beer selection is tremendous. People were nice, and the ambiance is really good. A bit pricy for the food, but it was excellent food!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

From my time living there to coming back and vacationing, I always make a stop at Empire! Drinks are always spot on as is the food. Trendy, fun, energetic.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here the other evening. It was an absolute pleasure! Fantastic food that was perfectly prepared and a server who could not have been better. For appetizers my wife had a lobster salad while I enjoyed a delicious curry chicken salad with pears and baguettes. We shared an order of pot stickers and a fillet... More

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Fruitland, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I stopped here after a concert and were looking for some late night food. We loved being able to sample several plates for our meal. Each plate was not a disappointment. We had everything from a goat cheese, roasted garlic and peppers, and olive tapenade spread to clams to tuna sashimi to boursin and artichoke mac &... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a great Tapas Bar. Great selection of Belgian and German beers, including Augustiner Edelstoff. Food is really excellent and reasonably priced. A great place to meet with friends after work.

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North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I recently went to a concert at the Norva in Norfolk. We were walking around trying to find a good place to eat when we stumbled upon Empire Little Bar Bistro. We shared 5 tapas but really LOVED the Buffalo Fried Oysters with Blue Cheese Gnocchi and the Bacon Wrapped Dates with a Balsamic Reduction. Liz, our... More

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Additional Information about Empire Little Bar Bistro

Address: 257 Granby Street, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
Phone Number: (757) 626-3100
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Tapas

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