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Empire Little Bar Bistro - CLOSED

257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
+1 757-626-3100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Jun 19, 2016
“"Stay in your lane..."”
May 18, 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
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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...More

Thank global-engineer
Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 -...More

Thank jenmark14
Reviewed July 6, 2014

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...More

2  Thank TravelingFoodie319
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!

1  Thank Petronius X
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.

1  Thank 1fundiner
Reviewed March 22, 2014

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...More

1  Thank JimCarroll3
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,...More

Thank Aimee1228
Reviewed November 19, 2013

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.

Thank Jonny1280
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...More

1  Thank Wilhelmina0723
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Buffalo fried oysters with blue cheese gnocchi! Amazing. Like a party in my mouth. Bacon wrapped dates. Thai pot stickers. All terrific with a tasty beer selection.

Thank VJC8523
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-626-3100
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