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Empress Tavern

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Tue, 4/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re going to an event at the Crest Theatre, the location of Empress Tavern couldn’t be better. Virtually next door and below with its own side access to the lobby. Menu not particularly inventive. Beef Stroganoff was good, Salmon portion was fairly small and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KandJCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is not too great and the staff and food quality is well below their price point. Also, the location is FREEZING. Why would you keep a restaurant at 50 degrees? Doesn't make any sense. Anyways, not a great experience. 2 stars.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rracd15
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

We had an incredible dinner last night - Jordan took great care of us. The fried chicken, bone marrow appetizer, bread, wine - all first rate. We’ll definitely be back!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wendi D
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

You know its special when its down in an old theater basement. Libations were Big Lebowski themed, and delicious. Food was also great. Exposed brick ceiling was spectacular. Staff was SUPER nice. A MUST next time im in town.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nick B
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Stopped in for a quick office happy hour and fond a few tasty snacks as well as some good beer and a great staff. I will be back to try it again next time I am in town!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrHammy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always on the look out for new places we'd like to try, we headed to the Empress Tavern last weekend. First impression - the tavern is in a "cavern" downstairs from the Crest Theatre. Nice bar, nice staff, and excellent food. Great atmosphere, all brick...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IrishRM711
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Good food and service. Atmosphere was nice to start but got obnoxiously loud quick. Definitely NOT for romance or families with small kids

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ltgca
Reviewed October 2, 2018

On a whim I went here before a show at the Crest and it did not disappoint. It's one of the most beautiful restaurants in Sacramento. It is a bit noisy but that adds to the fun vibe. We ordered the rostisserie chicken, a side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hgastellum
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were in Sacramento for a business meeting and were recommended to eat at Empress Tavern for our dinner meal. Boy, were we impressed! The Tomato Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, roasted peach, pistachio's and Burrata was probably the best I've ever had. The wood...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 714galenw
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Great speakeasy-like place. Food is very good. Try the bone marrow with the whiskey shot afterwards. Mac n cheese is excellent, brisket dip and chicken were excellent. Been there twice and both times, Chuck was our server and was outstanding. Great place for a date...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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