Empire is more of a scene than a restaurant, intentionally so, probably. It is large but nicely decorated, very dark, with thumping background of pop music and a club vibe. If you are looking for good Asian food, however, this is not the place to come. Dishes were pretty expensive and not very authentic or even well prepared. I would come back to go to the bar, but not for dinner.
We had a great experience. The cocktails were excellent. We even had a scorpion bowl and it was enormous :)
The duck dish and lo mein were excellent. The chicken Bao was outstanding.
Our server did great keeping up with us.
Looking forward to our next visit!
Food and service was outstanding!
Great food and ambiance but indifferent service.
After a friend referred us and reading the menu, we were looking forward to our meal. We ordered the Empire roll - which was amazing- but everything after that was just fair. We ordered two cocktails, two apps and two entrees and the bill with tip was $180. For $180, I'd like to be "wow-ed", and we just weren't. We ordered the steamed short rib buns which we oversauced and meh, the black cod which had more baby bok choy than anyone could reasonably eat, plus a bone in the fish, and the short rib entree which, while flavorful, was just okay. The meat was more like sliced steak than tender short rib. Our server and cocktails were great, and the ambiance was fun and upbeat. The food just didn't knock our socks off for what we spent.
Food was very good. Appetizers were the best and impacted our appreciation for dinner. We should have just had more appetizers. Portions were ample and all the food was tasty. Music was a bit loud, and it was difficult to have a conversation with a group of 6.
Always excellent service and excellent food no matter what day of the week you go.
The food was really good but our hostess? Not so much. There was a confusion in our table and they made us move (and put drinks on the house for that, so I guess that’s nice) and got really edgy for us to leave once we ordered the entree.
Always great! Food is terrific. My party all raved and can’t wait to get back there.
Delicious! Great service.
With a capacity of 600, our space is divided into aesthetically distinct rooms including our Bar and Lounge, Salon, Imperial Dining Room, Persimmon Room, three private dining rooms served by a private bar, and an Asian awe-inspiring open kitchen at the heart.View Private Dining Details