The Empress Room - The Fairmont Empress Hotel
Father's DayWhen picking a restaurant for a special event one of the most important things is ambiance, friendly service and selection. The Empress Room had all of these details and more. My father felt relaxed and enjoyed his meal without feeling out of place since he normally likes casual dining. That in itself was a gift. As for me I loved the ambiance and the variety of choices, the staff were very accomodating and helpful. It made the visit all the more special. Well worth another visit.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience was amazing andThe ambience was amazing and the service was really good. The only thing that could be improved was the Eggs Benedit on the buffet, the yolks were hard and the muffin was really hard to cut, it looked like they had been sitting there for a really long time and they were cold, our reservation was at 10.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service combinedExcellent service combined with great food in a lovely old fashioned atmosphere.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA historic spot for a specialA historic spot for a special occasion diner. Food was good and while expensive not overly for the location.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperbfood was devine, the chef was very sweet and knowagable
attmosphere was excellent.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbreakfast fit for a queenBrought my mother here for her 85th birthday breakfast and could not have chosen better. Truly our neighbourhood gem. The breakfast menu is a joy, plus there is breakfast buffet during the summer season. Arrived first thing and was able to park out front facing the lovely Inner Harbour, even better than valet parking. Then a drive home around Beacon Hill and the waterfront. Piece de resistance, staff brought out a sliver of chocolate gateau with a ribbon of white chocolate on which was written Happy Birthday! We have celebrated countless birthdays at the Empress, but this was truly special. Thank you!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable from the momentEnjoyable from the moment we walked in. Great food, amazing woodwork, and excellent service.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerWe had dinner here for our 10th anniversary - the service was excellent, our waiter very knowledgeable. The salads and desserts were the highlights of the meal and we appreciated the Happy Anniversary white chocolate decorations in the latter. A lovely meal and a great way to celebrate.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEmpress Hotel Dining Room ImpressesDining room is beautiful and the service excellent with nice, unexpected touches to celebrate our anniversary.
Duck main course was prepared perfectly as was the filet mignon.
An terrific dining experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceI thoroughly enjoyed my time there. We asked for the Royal Table; however, after finding out it was only a "service" and had little to do with the food menu we were a little disappointed. Also, there is an extra charge for the royal table service which was not mentioned in the ad so that was also a surprise; however, having the chef prepare a course at our table was very nice and interesting. It was also a nice surprise when our desert was served with a little "happy birthday" note written on a strip of white chocolate. Overall a very nice special occasion experience and the chef who prepared one course at our table was extremely entertaining, informative and a very nice person. His performance made the entire experience worth the price.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM