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Imperial House Steakhouse and Lounge

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8:00 PM
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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $50
CUISINES
American
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
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$5.95
Chicken Quesadillas
$4.95
Five Rolled Tacos
(served w/ Guacamole)
$3.95
Basket of Fries
$4.95
Potato Skins
(6 pcs. )
$5.95
Chicken Wings
(8 pcs. )
Our cocktail lounge features dancing & entertainment Friday & Saturday. Come listen & dance to all your favorite hits.
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

I ordered the Cowboy Bone-in Ribeye. It was fantastic. The steak was top quality, perfectly grilled and seasoned to perfection. Also had the yummy baked potato. We shared a top notch shrimp cocktail, plump, fresh & generous portion. This dinner rivaled the top steakhouses in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ellekat2016
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Very limited menu. The bio of the chef has more words than all of the descriptions of the food (good for you. You went to a high school I never heard of and CIA and figured out that heat cooks steak). They wanted $ 15...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank wxzzy
Reviewed December 25, 2017

The service is fast and the waiters are formal and curtious. The steaks are huge 16 ounces so we ordered a rib eye to split and an Alfredo pasta with chicken. The steak had flavor but was very chewy. They just recently change the menu...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank C C
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Today, me and 20 friends visited this place of HELL! The manager Dave, after 3 hours of waiting for our food came out from hiding in the kitchen and told us after complaining about our food not being ready after waiting 3 hours!!! He said...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Chio K
Reviewed June 17, 2017

For years my husband and I have walked past The Imperial House across from Balboa Park. We thought it was a Chinese food restaurant just because of the name. We decided to try it out as an early Father’s Day celebration on Wednesday evening. It...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Mytravelbucket
Reviewed June 11, 2017

This time we went to the Imperial House for a full dinner. The new executive chef was very eager to please and engaged often (maybe too often?) with our table. He's made the decision to focus on what his existing customers like, which is primarily...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank diinslc
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We have found our go to restaurant when we want a special dining experience. We brought our friends there last night and they were impressed by the ambience, the food, the impeccable service. The tables are elegantly set with beautiful red high back chairs creating...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank William G
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Felt fished in and disrespected at this place. It's unfortunate, really since the food was pretty good but my experience was ruined because of two events. First, I called in first to see if they'd honor my coupons before choosing to dine there. Lady stated...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Anna_Jo0712
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The worse bartender ever!! This ghastly excuse for a bartender should not work with the general public in a service capacity. My fiance and I went out with a group of friends on Saturday night. We have heard great reviews regarding the ambiance at this...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Imperial House is best described as an old school supper club right down to the tux-dressed waiters and red booths. We dropped by twice, once for cherries jubilee (flambe) and once for a drink while walking out of Balboa Park. Both times the experience was...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank diinslc
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