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Empire Grille at Venus de Milo

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75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777-3296
+1 508-678-3901
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New Years Eve! Never at the Venus Again! This place has really gone downhill! I have gone there roughly 5 times over the last 10 years and the food has always been better than this. $75 for what the food is barely edible. The dj the bigger ballroom normally plays upbeat modern dance, hip-hop etc. This year i felt like... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband has his birthday at the Venus Empire Grille. Twelve family members were there including 4 grandchildren. Several of my kids and grandkids have allergies to some type of food. Our waitress was wonderful, especially asking everyone what or if they had an allergy to. She made sure we were all taken care of. Our food was so delicious,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We used to go to the Venus Di Milo for lobster about 2x a year. This time we went to have something different. We found out that they have changed their menu and have a new chef. We were very disappointed in the menu. We were looking forward to their fish dishes and most of them had been eliminated. We... More 

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Stella, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, her grandfather and I went here as it is a favorite of her grandparents. This is THE place to get lobster in the area. No matter how you want it prepared. They both got their's "baked & stuffed" and it is a full lobster with the meat mixed with breading & seasoning and put back in the shell.... More 

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Thank QuahogRob
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food was in small portions. There were no fried foods. Menu changed. Should never have changed the menu. Will not be back. Bill way too high for size of the Meal. Very disappointed

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Thank Betty J
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello Betty- I am so sorry to hear about your experience in our dining room. I understand that you had a frustrating evening, and we value your opinion. We apologize for the change in menu, it is due to the change of leadership in our kitchen. In order to earn back your trust and exceed expectations, I would like to... More 

Warren, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I attended a dinner Saturday evening with a group from our church. I must say first and foremost that I have been attending functions at the Venus since the early 1970's and it remains consistent to this day! Food is always served piping hot, huge portions, super tasty. I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding... More 

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Thank missri1986
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for your invaluable feedback and allowing us the privilege to exceed your expectations! We are grateful for your loyalty and look forward to always fulfilling your venue needs for you and your church. Thank you again for your positive comments and for choosing us. We take pride in your satisfaction! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The new floor manager was awful to deal with compared to the old one that we always dealt with, I believe his name was joey. He always made us feel at home, the new one made us feel like complete strangers. Basically took our name and sat us down. Didn't ask how we were doing or anything compared to the... More 

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Thank mush0823
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello there- I am terribly sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience in our dining room. I understand that you had a frustrating evening, and we value your opinion very much. We apologize for the discourteous behavior you encountered, which is inexcusable. A personable and friendly atmosphere is what we always strive for. We will be sure to make our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I just got married at the Venus de Milo and it was exactly what my husband and I wanted! Of course the food was amazing but on top of that, the people were kind and super helpful during the planning stages and the atmosphere is so elegant and beautiful. Wonderful ceremony outside by the water and a fun dinner and... More 

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Thank Angela J
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello Angela, Thank you for your positive feedback and allowing us the privilege to exceed your expectations! We are grateful for your comments and look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Thank you again for your positive comments and for choosing us for your most unforgettable day. It was our staff's pleasure to ensure everything... More 

Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on A Saturday night kind of late. Before we could open the door a woman opened it and welcomed us in. We were then greeted by a young Gentleman Monty. He asked us if it was our first time, then preceded as we walked towards our table to give us some history. He gave us a few choices... More 

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Thank Colleen01313
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello Colleen, Thank you so much for going into great detail about your enjoyable experience with us here at Empire Grille! It was such a delight to hear all your positive comments and your satisfaction with our hand-crafted food items and staff. We take so much pride in our food and to hear how much you've enjoyed it is what... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

OMG - The baked-stuffed "lobsaa" was the best I ever had. A tad pricey but worth every penny. Service was excellent and atmosphere was pleasant. My date had a baked stuff shrimp dish which she thoroughly enjoyed. Sides of delmonico potatoes and snap peas delicious.

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Thank Charlie H
Monte F, Public Relations Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

Hello Charlie, Thank you for your positive feedback and your review of our baked stuff 'lobsaa'! We are grateful for your comments and look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Thank you again for your positive comments on our service and your satisfaction with our baked stuff shrimp dish. It was our pleasure to ensure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777-3296
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +1 508-678-3901
Description
Elegant, gracious and evolving, Empire Grille is highly acclaimed for its savory, decadent cuisine and sensational beverage collection. We have provided over 56 years of quality service to our guests and local communities through the passion and dedication of our top-notch staff. Whether it be for an intimate occasion, a celebratory evening, or a beautiful dining experience with friends or family, we are here to serve and exceed your expectations through our handcrafted dishes & uncompromising service. With a strong emphasis on seasonality & perfection, Chef Todd Kozaka is always on the lookout for fresh, inspiring ingredients to craft his masterpiece dishes with. We pride ourselves on serving the best seafood catches New England has to offer and bring in the most delectable and freshest ingredients from prestige local markets. Chef Todd's immense culinary talent combines distinctive preparation and cooking techniques that fuse enticing flavors to bring you mouthwatering composed dishes. For your delight, our sommelier-designed wine list is comprised of high value wines that deliver flavor far beyond their cost. Indulge in our array of specialty cocktails, crafted with passion & distinction. Our libations are built around our house-made bitters and feature chef-inspired, intricate garnishes. Each libation is designed to be complex, seasonal, and long.

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