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The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027 (Spruce)
+1 303-665-2521
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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Washington, DC
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three dishes and three satisfied customers. The food was good and the server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank dei0
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Great find! We made a reservation at the recommendation of a colleague and really enjoyed it. The menu is small and didn't have a common theme, but everything our group of six ordered was great! The cheese board was superb, and the Brussels sprouts were absolutely amazing! My pasta was delicious, although salty (in a good way) to bring out... More 

1 Thank CinciPatron
Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Menu has a good offering for business and for family dining. They are able to service large groups without an issue and find ways to solve problems if a very special request is made.

2 Thank wendymunz
Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

If you want to pay $18 for this dinner, come here! I appreciate all the love and organic ingredients that the manager attempted to justify pricing with but maybe some things you just shouldn't be okay with. Calling this dinner is insulting. So disappointed that my hometown of Louisville has a restaurant that think this is okay. My daughter's macaroni... More 

Thank Christina N
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding once again . The pan roasted chicken was melt in your mouth and loved by several. The shrimp special was also a big hit. Looking for a refreshing drink try the Mule.

2 Thank KBonar
Englewood, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ventured to Louisville to check out Old Town and decided to try The Empire. The service was excellent. Our server, Alex, was delightful and very knowledgable. She suggested a great bottle of wine that complimented our delicious dinner. We shared a calamari salad that was excellent and I had the pork chop to follow, which was... More 

2 Thank CLT1929
Brentwood, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to visit The Empire for a business dinner while in the Louisville area. It was a warm summer evening, so we were able to dine al fresco. I was impressed with the drink menu, which featured numerous creative selections as well as all the classics. The dinner was fabulous as well, I enjoyed the risotto which... More 

1 Thank BrentwoodBear
Denver, CO
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

2nd visit this past weekend on our "date night" and it was as good as the first time. PEI Mussels in coconut broth were excellent, especially with lots of fresh crusty bread to soak up the excellent flavor. The crispy calamari salad was also really good and the house zin was perfect. Open to the street and with tables streetside,... More 

1 Thank renoshad
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

1 Thank Stephen B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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.

1 Thank caddiewoodlawn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
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
  • Public Transportation: One block from RTD bus stop serving both Denver and Boulder.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 303-665-2521
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?