We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Empire Little Bar Bistro - CLOSED

257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
+1 757-626-3100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
19 Jun 2016
“"Stay in your lane..."”
18 May 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
All Details
Reviews (100)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 100 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Last night a group of 12 wanted to get together for our monthly meeting for a glass of wine and some eats. Thought that instead of chain restaurant at MacArthur Mall we would try a Granby eatery. Called ahead, they don't take reservations. There was...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

It was not the first visit for me and my friends to this nice little tapas place in Norfolk. We like to stop by for a drink and some food before we go see a show. Usually, the food is good and the service is...More

Thank KryskaTNK
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Late evening last-minute dinner. Walked up from Marriott Waterside. Excellent tapas selection and truly expansive bar selection. We tried multiple items from the menu but my favorite by far was the Braised Pork Tenderloin with Collard Greens. It was worth 3 times what it costs....More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Went for a late night dessert and found a tapas treasure trove. Reasonably priced hot and cold tapas and a fun DIY smores dessert. Smaller place and later in the evening it can get a little crowded. Will definitely go back when in town again!

Thank Katrina R
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Really like this place! The salmon was our favorite and the Brussels sprouts!! The drinks are good and fair prices. The lobster rolls were okay, a bit much celery for one of the members of our party. We will all come back!!

Thank SandSunSurf85
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I visited on a Sunday night before a movie. Very low key and they had Duvel on tap - which is very rare. Nice atmosphere, good food, and attentive staff.

Thank James I
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

The tapas style menu is eclectic and delicious. The beer choices are plenty and geared towards people with a taste for good ones...That's me. Awesome location to grab some food and drinks before hitting a show at The Norva

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The food portions were smaller than we thought, but the food was tasty. The music was a bit loud sadly. The tables were covered with brown paper rather than a table cloth. A different way to dine.

1  Thank Joan G
Reviewed 3 November 2014

My wife and I stopped for a few courses of tapas before seeing a touring broadway show at Chrysler Hall. My wife must eat gluten-free, and, since the menu changes frequently, the chef made a gluten-free menu on the spot for us. Everything we had...More

Thank cfried
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A very nice experience with a warm and friendly staff. The waiter even warned us off a dish that we wanted to order. Try the Herb goat cheese stuffed romas, Pork & ginger potstickers, Spicy tuna sashimi (very yummy), and Watermelon & prosciutto lollipops. Parking...More

Thank VAtraveler1953
Nearby Restaurants
132 reviews
.04 km away
219 An American Bistro
268 reviews
.11 km away
Brick Anchor Brew House
77 reviews
.04 km away
Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar
135 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Battleship Wisconsin
1,134 reviews
.44 km away
831 reviews
.38 km away
MacArthur Memorial
229 reviews
.29 km away
MacArthur Center
131 reviews
.19 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing