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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 - 10:00 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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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 

1 Thank JYCtraveler
Westminster, Colorado
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36 reviews
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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.

Thank larpy
Silicon Valley
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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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47 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 

Essex Junction, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went here with family. Had the pork chop with a shared kale salad which was plenty of food. Huge chop that was done to my perfection. We ordered calamari which was not very good ... More fruit slices than calamari on the plate. Would probably say hit or miss for this place.

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

Hi Ann, Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate knowing when we miss the boat on a dish. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Pork Chop, the Surak pork that we have right now is truly the best pork we have ever tasted and plan on keeping it on our menu for the foreseeable future! However... More 

United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Eating with friends. Very friendly waitress. Good choices on menu, disappointed with quality, especially the "special" brownie which was cold from the fridge and tasted as tho it had been stored there uncovered and had picked up other flavors. Plus chocolate like that needs to be warmer for good flavor. Served with half a teaspoon of vanilla flavored sauce and... More 

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

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have an entirely excellent experience on your last visit. We are especially sorry that we did not get the music turned down for you because we are always happy to do so. We're embarrassed that your request did not make it to the right person to turn the music down. Please send us... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Their odd menu was not anything I could understand. The food itself we did not finish due to lack of flavor. Over priced for a below average meal... I do not get this place...... This wannabe a big deal place is ridiculous!

Thank Renee T

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 80027-1832
  • 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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