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Empire Brewing Company

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, International, Albanian, Vegetarian Friendly

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Cup $4.00
Bowl $9.00
Farmstead Chili
Ground local elk, kobe, angus, pork & lamb blended w/ 3 chiles & root vegetables
Cup $4.00
Bowl $9.00
Moroccan Chili,
Our 15 vegetable chili w/ north African spices
Cup $4.00
Bowl $9.00
Lobster Bisque
Topped w/ blue corn croutons
Cup $4.00
Bowl $9.00
Big Easy Gumbo,
W/ chicken, shrimp & andouille sausage, served over steamed white rice
Pico de gallo $+2.00
Guacamole $+3.00
Corn Tortilla Chips
$2 per piece
Blue Corn Bread
Grilled‎ & served w/ local maple butter
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Served w/ herb flatbread
Everything Pretzels
Hot soft pretzels, seasoned like the bagel, served w/ creole mustard
Sweet Fire
Andouille sausage marinated w/ brown sugar & molasses, roasted & served w/ creole mustard
Flatbread Pizza
Topped w/ white truffle oil, local mushrooms, Italian cheese & fresh basil
Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Chips
Tossed w/ fresh rosemary & kosher salt, served w/ sriracha tomato ketchup
Small Mixed Greens
W/ grape tomato, cucumber & carrot dressing choices: balsamic vinaigrette, Thai vinaigrette, ranch or creamy caesar
Small Caesar
Romaine lettuce, creamy caesar dressing, pecorino romano cheese & blue corn croutons
Greek Cobb
Romaine‎ lettuce w/ feta cheese, sundried tomato, carrot, cucumber, couscous, green olive, grilled herb flatbread & balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Thai Chicken
Grilled chicken w/ marinated bell pepper, carrot, napa & red cabbage, scallion & cilantro, served over mixed greens w/ thai-vinaigrette
Calamari Caesar
A large caesar topped w/ fried calamari, grape tomato & blue corn croutons
Grilled Steak
A large salad w/ romaine, blue corn croutons, sundried tomato, crumbled bleu cheese, tumbleweed onion & balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled Margherita Pizza
W/ plum tomato sauce, mozzarella, provolone, asiago & pecorino-romano cheese, topped w/ fresh basil chiffonade
Fried Calamari
W/ pickled banana peppers, served w/ chipotle aioli
Nacho Fondue
A‎ layered dip of corn salsa, farmstead chili, cheddar-jack cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sour cream & guacamole, served w/ corn tortilla chips
Mediterranean Platter
Hummus, couscous, pickled bean, falafel, feta, olive, sundried tomato, tzaziki & herb-flatbread
Hothouse Fondue
A layered dip of corn salsa, moroccan chili, cheddar-jack cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sour cream & guacamole served w/ corn tortilla chips
Truffle Fries
Thin cut fries tossed w/ white truffle oil & pecorino-romano cheese, served w/ lemon-herb aioli
Served Separately
Java Slaw
Thin Cut Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Red Beans & Rice
Mashed Potatoes
(Served w/ a choice of side)
Cheddar Burger
Black angus topped w/ nys cheddar cheese
Bentley Burger
Black angus topped w/ nys cheddar, chipotle mayo, pickle, onion, lettuce & tomato
Chili-Cheddar Burger
Black angus topped w/ farmstead chili & nys cheddar
Tumbleweed Burger
BBQ basted black angus topped w/ smoked gouda cheese, tumbleweed onion & chipotle mayo
Kobe Burger
Local grass fed wagyu beef served w/ lettuce & tomato
Elk Burger
W/ sauteed local mushrooms & swiss cheese
Spicy Pig Burger,
Ground pork burger w/ bacon, nys cheddar, spicy chile-garlic sauce, lettuce & tomato
Veggie Burger
Made w/ black bean, oat, corn, bell pepper, sundried tomato, celery, carrot & onion, topped w/ lettuce, tomato & guacamole
(Served w/ a choice of side)
Falafel Flatbread
W/ hummus, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & tzatziki
Grilled Tofu Flatbread
W/ carrot, couscous, lettuce, tomato & lemon aioli
Feta Chicken Flatbread
Rolled w/ grilled chicken, feta cheese, tomato & caesar dressed romaine
Philly Turkey Po'boy
Shaved roast turkey, pepper, onion, chipotle mayo & Italian cheeses
Andouille Po'boy,
Grilled cajun sausage w/ smoked gouda cheese, creole mustard & tumbleweed onion
Tblt Wrap
Shaved roast turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar-jack cheese & ranch dressing wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla
Fish Tacos
Soft flour tortillas w/ grilled tilapia fillet, sour cream, java vegetables, cheddar-jack & pico de gallo
Prime Cut
Free range & grass fed local specialty meats prepared to chef's choice
Grilled chicken $3.00
Roasted Pasta Siena
Shell pasta roasted in a cheesy vodka sauce
Bayou Catfish Burrito
W/ lettuce, tomato, cheddar-jack & chipotle mayo in a soft flour tortilla, topped w/ creole sauce, served w/ red beans & rice & our moca-heti
Tilapia Amandine
Sauteed fillet w/ slivered almond, served w/ red beans & jambalaya
Cajun Fried Chicken
Seasoned 4 piece served w/ red beans & rice
Shrimp Nola
Spiral‎ pasta & shrimp in a louisiana style tomato-cream sauce
A flavorful rice dish w/ shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage & smoked ham seasoned w/ a blend of cajun herbs & spices, topped w/ our authentic c reole sauce
Big Mamou
Includes: jambalaya, big easy gumbo, shrimp nola & blue corn bread
(A sizzle platter w/ soft flour tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo & shredded lettuce)
Sweet Fire
Marinated andouille sausage w/ grilled onion, bell pepper & cheddar-jack cheese
Chicken Breast
Citrus/soy marinated breast w/ grilled onion, bell pepper & cheddar-jack cheese
Sirloin Steak
Grilled‎ steak w/ grilled & fried onion, mushroom & Italian cheese
Tofu & Mushroom
Grilled‎ tofu & local mushrooms w/ carrot, onion, pepper & Italian cheese
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Downtown Brown
(6.8% ABV) classic brown ale w/ coffee, chocolate & toffee notes
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Liv & Let Rye IPA
(6.6% abv) Rye ipa made w/ malted rye & American west coast hops, dry & spicy
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
(5.8% abv) Unfiltered German style wheat ale, sweet & light, w hints of banana & clove
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
White Aphro
(5.6% abv) Belgian-style ale brewed w/ ginger & lavender
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Black & Tan
(5.2% ABV) black magic stout layered over amber ale
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
(4.2% ABV) skinny atlas kolsch blended w/ pink lemonade
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Empire Seasonal Specials
Ask your server or bartender
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Skinny Atlas Kolsch
(4.8% abv) Flavor of a light German pilsner, crossed w/ a crisp cleanness of an American ale
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
India Pale Ale
(6.8% abv) American ipa w/ intense hop bitterness, notes of citrus & grapefruit
8oz $3.00
16oz $5.00
22oz $7.00
60oz pitcher $18.00
Empire Cream Ale
(5.8% ABV) nitrogen poured, creating an extremly smooth mouthfeel, cascading to a golden color w/ a crisp hop flavor & aroma
Secret Supperclub. Chef Table service. Good and friendly.
US$15 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
International, Albanian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Went there for dinner on a Fri night. Was seated in the back room which was fine and the vibe of the place is very cool. Waitress provided good service, just really had very little personality. I got the steak & frites which was I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Travelkids3
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Went to empire on a stop over in Syracuse. We didn’t eat there but tried their beers and took some with us for the hotel room. The staff is super friendly and the beers are delicious

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gtonyg81
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a great family dinner here. Burgers were really good, nice beers, good desserts, friendly atmosphere and good service. A good option if you are in the nearby and want to have typical American meal

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MkJupiter
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My 14 year old and I had the pleasure of visiting Empire and I got the cool mom of the year award! It's has a hip, happening atmosphere and the food was really stupendous! I had loaded nachos and my daughter had the pizza -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shogan831
Reviewed December 9, 2018

It's kind of trendy but I have a fondness for the Empire. They have a very interesting food selection and I always enjoy my meals when I go there. The service is okay as well. The stairway down to the restaurant which is basically in...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We are out of town helping Family and went on a well needed date night. Actually found the place after getting a haircut in Armory Square the day before. Brunch was incredible! Great food, Perfect service, and live music. The menu definitely has something for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Allalone1
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Sunday for brunch. You have to try the blue cornbread with maple butter. They give you 3 huge pieces. There is enough there for 6 people to share. The huevos rancheros was room temperature when I got it, but it had good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rholer
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A group of friend were going to the Landmark theatre for a show and after reading lots of reviews we decide on the Empire Brewing Company. Also our favorite restaurants in the area weren't open on Sunday evening. The food was decidely average. Some meals...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank snowyelaine
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I'll start first off with saying I get it it was a busy weekend and a busy time however this was ridiculous. We were told the wait could be an hour but so is everywhere else so we stayed. What seemed like everybody in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank funtravelerfoodie
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Place has a cool atmosphere and nice bar area, not loud at all. Then again it was lunch on a Tuesday and it was pretty dead. Had the Big Manou and it was just okay. Noodles were a tiny bit overdone and the gumbo wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Hello! The game will definitely be playing on the bar TV's. If not, please ask the bartender to turn it on and they will be happy to help. Cheers! Hope to see you Friday.
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