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The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

American, Contemporary
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816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1832 (Spruce)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went back and had a great meal, drinks were outstanding like always. Prior visit was disappointing, but everyone has an off night.

Thank Stephen B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Brussels sprouts (of all things) on the starter menu. Flatiron steak with chimmichurri (sorry if I am spelling it wrong) and the meatball dish were the hit at the table. Fun drink menu (loved my jele bean) Strong waitstaff. Open air to sidewalk seating, though we chose to eat inside.

Thank caddiewoodlawn
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I just moved to Louisville and was excited to try The Empire. My 22 year-old daughter ordered a burger and I ordered the tuna burger. No exaggeration - we waited 30 minutes or more to get our entrees. Our waiter never explained the wait nor apologized. My daughter took a bite of her burger and stopped mid-chew. She spit it... More 

Thank BackPorchSoap
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Duck Enchiladas, expecting the duck to be shredded in the Enchiladas - sounds interesting right? Well, it didn't come that way. The duck came sliced and on the side of the goat cheese filled enchiladas. The duck was amazingly delicious and the best I ever had, perfectly medium rare and so incredibly tender. The enchiladas were good... More 

2 Thank JYCtraveler
Westminster, Colorado
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

First time eating here but I will be back. Food and service wad great! Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is great and relaxing. Little bit of a wait but not a huge issue.

1 Thank larpy
Silicon Valley
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I went for a business meeting with about 25 people. They had a preselected menu with a few choices -- all were good. I had pork chops. Others had hamburgers and a vegetarian meal. Everyone was happy with the food. There appeared to be enough waiters to help everyone -- but they would go away for long stretches at times... More 

Thank eric95014
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is my second time at the Empire Lounge and Restaurant but the first for my family. We were in the Louisville area for the birth of our first granddaughter. After our visit we all went to the Empire for dinner. I suggested this because I had really enjoyed it on my first visit but they had run out of... More 

1 Thank Harry W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

...Of greatness. My wife & I use to take bets on how the food & service would be, Lousy, Meh, or Terrific. We don't seem to do that anymore because the food & the service have really taken notable, positive strides towards consistency. Now our only concern is if we can get a seat at the bar for inspired cocktails... More 

Thank Kevin R
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Comfortable fifties ambiance with great comfort food. I had a pot roast to die for and my wife had baked chicks cooked in bacon drippings. Everything is reasonably priced and lots of selection of food, beers and wines. Parking was on the street but plentiful. Service was down right fun! Engaging waitress but not overbearing. We will return when we... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This place is so tasty. The kale salad, the tuna and the choices on the menu are all delicious. Wait staff are fun and attentive. The full bar makes creative drinks.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you were pleased with the drinks. Come see us again soon, take care! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1832
  • Public Transportation: One block from RTD bus stop serving both Denver and Boulder.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 303-665-2521
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?