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The Empire Lounge & Restaurant

) #18 of 68 Restaurants in Louisville $$ - $$$ American,
816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1832
+1 303-665-2521
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“pork chop” (5 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
816 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1832
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner last Saturday evening (reservations recommended for busy times!). Cocktail and wine selection were good. We enjoyed the tempura shrimp appetizer and shared the calamari salad between all of us, it was plenty. The chicken and shrimp bucatini was pleasantly spicy...More

Thank cyndismith2002
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Se sat at the bar and had very good service. Organization was great (at 5 pm), where the bartender did the ordering and drink service while a food runner delivered our happy hour stuff promptly. Mini mac and cheese ($6) was a full meal, and...More

Thank johnnie52190
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great local restaurant with very friendly service. Sit inside or out with low or high chair seating inside. There is also a bar area. Burgers are great. Limited selection, and a bar plus menu. Good stop for a quick meal with friends or business colleagues,...More

Thank DRS69
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place on Yelp and what really caught my eye was the variety of happy hour food & drink that was available. We ordered the HH mac n' cheese, salmon fritters & brussel sprouts. The mac was outstanding. The sauce for the salmon was...More

Thank Nikki L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at the Empire now and again since it has opened typically because it is located near my home.  The first time I went there, I ate a few bites of my hamburger and it was so salty I could not eat it. When...More

Thank bellacolorado
Cofoodgirl, Owner at The Empire Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Bellacolorado, I am sorry to hear that You have had a poor experience at the Empire. I would like to know if you have more details about your server. Our servers are not trained to give you a blank stare when there is an...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

2  Thank dei0
Reviewed 14 January 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...More

2  Thank CinciPatron
Reviewed 4 December 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.

5  Thank wendymunz
Reviewed 3 December 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...More

1  Thank Christina N
Reviewed 17 October 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
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22 February 2017|
Response from Lexilooloo618 |
Hi, We offer happy hour everyday 4-6 in which we have some great deals on drinks. Check out our happy hour menu online for all the details. We hope to see you soon! Cheers, The Empire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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: +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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