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Mon - Fri, lunch 11:30am - 4pm; dinner, 4 pm - 10pm; Sat, 11am - 11pm (brunch, lunch and dinner); Sun, 11am - 11pm (brunch and dinner only

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Empire Grill & Tap Room

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Good patio bad food

Sitting on the patio is good but that is the only nice thing about that restaurant. I was there 6 years ago thinking the quality of the food changed, but not really! My soup was cold and the white wine was served at room temp. The mussels were tiny, needed a microscope. Certainly, I am not going there again! If you want to, then go on a full stomach and have a drink only.

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Outdoor patio is not worth the horrible service

Service here is horrendous!!!! They did not have our reservation for our party of six (which granted, sometimes happens). We waited almost an hour to get served *drinks* on a not-so-crowded Thursday night even after we politely asked if our drinks were on their way. The mediocre food was served over 1 1/2 hours later then our server informed my friend that the entree he had ordered was not available. My friend tried ... view more

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Astoundingly Rude Service...and Mediocre/Bad Food! Why Bother for the Atmosphere?

The Empire has the ambiance of an old-fashioned East Coast bar and is located blocks from my parent's home, so I've dined there several times. The food has always been sub-par to bad but not inedible. My experience on Saturday made it my last visit and inspired me to warn others.\r \r My party of 4 arrived right on time for our lunch reservation for the patio. We were shown a table outside near the fountain and ... view more

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Rude people

I have never eaten at the restaurant but got a referral so I called to ask for details about having a private event their and the gal who plans the events (Josie) was very rude. Made it sound like she did not want my business. I was trying to plan a baby shower for a coworker and she told me "" they do not host those kinds of events"" I told her I was not trying to host a typical shower with games and she sighted and... view more

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Rise of the Empire

Ambience! The Empire Tap Room is set up wonderfully! The outside dining area is a cozy patio, while the inside has a long bar and large booths. Thus, you can dine in a romantic or relaxed atmosphere. The service is excellent. Very friendly. The food is the only negative at Empire. It is not bad, just rather pedestrian. The menu is fairly broad, but unspectacular. I had the herb chicken, which was a lit... view more

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651 Emerson StPalo AltoCA 94301

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