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Empire Grille - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
114 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

The Empire Grille is a 57th year landmark restaurant owned, operated and existing within the Venus de Milo. Our staff runs a dinner program that emphasizes a great guest experience. Our culinary team strives to give you the most authentic, flavorful offerings in our area with new favorites and classics.

Permanently Closed

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Menu

Soups & Salads

  • Venus de Milo's Famous Minestrone

    • Cup$3.95
    • Bowl$4.95
  • Award Winning New England Clam Chowder

    Four Time Winner of the Newport Chowder Cook-Off & The Boston Chowder Fest "Best Clam Chowder"

    • Cup$4.95
    • Bowl$6.50
  • Lobster Bisque$8.95

    Lobster Tail Meat | Chives | Crostini

    • French Onion$6.95

      House Made Focaccia Croutons | Provolone | Swiss cheese

      • Empire Salad$6.95

        Field Greens | Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | Red Onions

        • Classic Caesar$7.95

          Romaine Hearts | Focaccia Croutons | Shaved Parmesan

          Appetizers

          • Calamari$10.50

            Fried Golden | Garlic Butter | Banana Peppers | Tomato

            • Crab Cake$12.95

              Horseradish Remoulade | Arugula

              • New England Clams Casino$11.95

                (8) Fresh Littlenecks | Buttery Crumbs | Bacon

                • Venus Stuffies$11.95

                  (8) Stuffed Littlenecks | Clam Meat | Chourico | Blend of Spices | Breadcrumbs

                  • Shrimp Mozambique$10.95

                    Gulf Shrimp | Beer & Wine Butter Sauce | Garlic | Tomato | Herbs

                    • Flash Fried Boneless Tenders$9.95

                      Choice of: Buffalo, Thai, Mozambique or Spicy Curry

                      • Lobster Mac & Cheese$15.95

                        Lobster Tail | Mixed Cheeses | Buttery Crumbs

                        • Littlenecks$10.95

                          Tomato | Chourico | White Wine Garlic Butter | Bread

                          • Parmesan Truffle Fries$6.95

                            Shaved Parmesan | White Truffle Oil | Sea Salt | Cracked Pepper

                            • Baked Meatballs$9.95

                              Parmesan | Provolone | Roasted Garlic Ricotta | Arugula Salad

                              • Lemon Pepper Wings$11.95

                                Bone-in Wings with our special lemon pepper seasoning

                                Raw Bar

                                • Fresh Local Oysters on the Half Shell

                                  • each$2.95
                                  • ½ Dozen$14.95
                                  • Dozen$28.95
                                • Little Neck Clams on the Half Shell

                                  • ½ Dozen$8.95
                                  • Dozen$16.95
                                • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$11.95

                                  Five Jumbo Gulf shrimp, house classic cocktail sauce and fresh lemon

                                  • Chilled Shellfish Sampler$14.95

                                    2 oysters, 2 littlenecks, 2 jumbo shrimp cocktail

                                    Hand Made Pizza

                                    • Buffalo Chicken$10.95

                                      Crispy Buffalo Chicken | Bleu Cheese | Shaved Red Onion | Cheddar Cheese

                                      • Traditional Cheese$9.95

                                        Traditional Sauce | Cheese Blend

                                        • Margherita Pizza$11.95

                                          Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil

                                          Venus de Milo Baked Stuffed Lobster

                                          Complimentary Cup of Soup or Petite Salad with the Purchase of an Adult Entree. Our signature dish "best baked stuffed lobster in Southern New England" – Chef Emeril Lagasse. Stuffed with Only Maine Lobster Tail Meat, buttery crumbs and seasonings. Served with drawn butter, lemon. Also, Available boiled, without cracker crumbs.

                                          • Small Lobster 1 - 1 ½ lbs

                                            • Market Price
                                          • Medium Lobster 2 - 2 ½ lbs

                                            • Market Price
                                          • Large Lobster 3 - 3 ½ lbs

                                            • Market Price

                                          Seafood

                                          • Baked Boston Scrod$17.95

                                            Butter | White Wine | Buttery Crumbs

                                            • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$18.95

                                              Lemon Herbed Butter

                                              • Baked Stuffed Shrimp$22.95

                                                Four Jumbo Shrimp | Lump Scallop Stuffing or Five Jumbo Shrimp | Buttery Crumbs

                                                • Scallops Fried or Broiled$19.95

                                                  Butter | White Wine | Buttery Crumbs

                                                  • Lobster Casserole$32.95

                                                    Tail Meat | Sherry Cream | Buttery Crumbs

                                                    • Seafood Newburg$32.95

                                                      Scrod | Scallops | Shrimp | Lobster | Newburg Sauce | Pastry

                                                      Chicken

                                                      • Marsala$16.95

                                                        Lightly Fried | Mushroom Marsala Demi

                                                        • Francaise$16.95

                                                          Egg Battered | Lightly Fried | Lemon Sauce

                                                          • Chicken Saltimbocca$17.95

                                                            Chicken Breast | Provolone Prosciutto | tomatoes | Mushrooms | Marsala Wine Sauce

                                                            • Stuffed Chicken Breast$16.95

                                                              Stuffed Chicken Breast | House Supreme Sauce

                                                              • Chicken Parmesan$16.95

                                                                Crispy Chicken | Tomato Sauce | Provolone | Pasta

                                                                House Sides

                                                                Seafood & Chicken are served with your choice of (2) house sides. Individual House Sides $1.95

                                                                • Seasonal Vegetable

                                                                  • Rice Pilaf

                                                                    • Mashed Gold Potatoes

                                                                      • Baked Potato

                                                                        • French Fries

                                                                          • Pasta with Red Sauce

                                                                            Premium Sides

                                                                            Individual Premium Sides $3.95

                                                                            • Sweet Potato Fries$1.95

                                                                              • Grilled Asparagus$2.95

                                                                                • Delmonico Potato$2.95

                                                                                  • Side Caesar Salad$2.95

                                                                                    Pasta

                                                                                    • Spaghetti & Meatballs$11.95

                                                                                      Three Meatballs | House Made Tomato Sauce | Parmesan

                                                                                      • Local Clams$16.95

                                                                                        Littlenecks | White Wine Herb Broth | Spaghetti

                                                                                        • Frutti de Mari$24.95

                                                                                          Lobster Tail | Scallops | Shrimp | Littlenecks | Crab | Fettuccini

                                                                                          • Lobster Carbonara$24.95

                                                                                            Lobster Meat | Alfredo Sauce | Bacon | Peas | Fettuccini | Parmesan

                                                                                            • Lo Mein Stir Fry$15.95

                                                                                              Chinese Sausage | Shrimp | Stir Fry Vegetables in a sweet & spicy Thai Sauce

                                                                                              • Shrimp Scampi$16.95

                                                                                                Jumbo Shrimp | Olive Oil | Garlic | White Wine | Lemon | Tomato | Mushroom | Capers | Spaghetti

                                                                                                • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna$13.95

                                                                                                  Sautéed Spinach | Ricotta | Tomato Sauce

                                                                                                  Favorites

                                                                                                  • Venus Burger$11.95

                                                                                                    Lettuce | Tomato | Onion | Cheese | Fries

                                                                                                    • 10 oz Sirloin$19.95

                                                                                                      Classic top loin strip | Choice of potato & vegetable

                                                                                                      • Marinated Filet Tips$24.95

                                                                                                        Port wine demi | over rice pilaf | onions | peppers & mushrooms

                                                                                                        • Fried Clams$26.95

                                                                                                          Deep Fried | Fries | Lemon | Tartar Sauce | Cole Slaw

                                                                                                          • Pork & Littlenecks$19.95

                                                                                                            Marinated Braised Pork | Local Littleneck Clams | Garlic | Red Wine Sauce | Crispy Potatoes

                                                                                                            • Fried Seafood Platter$34.95

                                                                                                              Shrimp | Scallops | Clams | Fries | Cole Slaw | Tartar Sauce

                                                                                                              • 8 oz Filet Mignon$29.95

                                                                                                                Mashed Potatoes | Mushroom Red Wine Demi | Whipped Bleu Cheese | Asparagus

                                                                                                                • Fish & Chips$15.95

                                                                                                                  Atlantic Cod | Fried Golden | Fries | Coleslaw | Tartar Sauce

                                                                                                                  • Spanish Paella$22.50

                                                                                                                    Shrimp | Scallops | Littlenecks | Crab | Chicken | Chourico | Sofrito | Tomato Broth | Over Rice

                                                                                                                    • Portuguese Style Prime Rib$18.95

                                                                                                                      Fried Egg | Peppers | Fries | Rice | Gravy

                                                                                                                      • Boneless Beef Short Rib$21.95

                                                                                                                        Mushroom Red Wine Demi | Braised Carrots | Crispy Potatoes | Onion Straws

                                                                                                                        • Italian Platter$19.95

                                                                                                                          Two meatballs | Italian Sausage | Chicken Parmesan | Side of Pasta with Marinara

                                                                                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                                                                          What 114 people are saying

                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                          3.8
                                                                                                                          3.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                          • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                          • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                          • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                          • 3.6Value

                                                                                                                          NoiseQuiet

                                                                                                                          67% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                          1. AH

                                                                                                                            AshleyH

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            This was our first time here. We chose this place because it was in the same location as our event we were attending and we saw a review that their stuffed lobster was amazing, and it was just that. By far the best lobster and prime rib I have ever had. Not only was the food outstanding but our service was just as good. Our waitress was very prompt and friendly and placed our orders right away. Definitely will be returning!!

                                                                                                                          2. AB

                                                                                                                            AnnaB

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                            Valentine's Day dinner at this place was so deeply disappointing. I had been looking forward to having the famous Seafood Newburg only to learn that it was not available due to a limited menu for V Day. Why take one of your signature dishes off of the menu on a day like Valentine's Day?? It makes no sense! I ended up having the baked scrod which was dry, and inundated with cracker crumbs. I had 3 or 4 bites, and then gave up on it. The waiter/waitress service was mediocre, to say the least. Our table was a party of 6, and the waitress who I might add has worked there for 35+ years made 3-4 different references to how she was spending too much time at our table, and 'I hope I don't get fired'. ??? She was merely taking our drink orders when she started making these comments. Our drinks arrived well after she took our order. Our food took 45-60 minutes to make it to the table. Our reservations were for 6:15. We didn't leave until after 9. This was such a crap experience. The prices do not match the substandard service that is offered. :( I'll never go there again.

                                                                                                                          3. CF

                                                                                                                            ColleenF

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Our waiter, Michael was excellent. It was a busy evening (Valentines), but the food was excellent and was delivered promptly. We are always very satisfied at Empire Grille.

                                                                                                                          4. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                            Food was absolutely disgusting. They charged over 60$ for a 1 pound stuffed lobster that tasted frozen and fishy. The stuffing was ritz crackers. Nothing was good and tables around us were complaining. Martinis were 10$ and were half-sized. I am a big foodie and would urge anyone to NOT go here, ever.

                                                                                                                          5. J

                                                                                                                            John

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                            Hate to judge a restaurant on New Years eve but they could have done a better job. Baked stuffed lobster was good. Prime rib came out cold and had to be sent back.

                                                                                                                          6. VG

                                                                                                                            VivianG

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            First time and not the last time I will be at the Empire Grille. The atmosphere was great, service awesome, food spectacular. I am already making plans for my next visit!

                                                                                                                          7. A

                                                                                                                            Ann2

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We recently celebrated my sister’s 75th birthday. Our waiter Michael A was very attentive and went out of his way to make the day a fun event. Food was excellent. The experience was improved because the Empire Grille has staff that help deliver food and clear the tables preventing the patrons from waiting excessively.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 14, 2019

                                                                                                                            Ann, thank you for the splendid review! We always try our hardest to please our guest and are glad you received quality service. We will be sure to let michael know he is doing a good job. Hope to see you again soon! -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          8. GV

                                                                                                                            GioV

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            We have eaten at Empire Grille several times, especially the baked stuffed lobsters. This time, the amount of lobster in the stuffing was significantly less than historical experiences and at $70 per lobster it was way overpriced. Staffing was too light in proportion of waitstaff to patrons. Waitress was not very attentive, partially as a result of scheduling as she was spread out too thin. We purposely scheduled reservation at 4:30pm to avoid the Thanksgiving Turkey crowd. Patrons near our table were ignored for too long prior to taking their order and one couple was served their soup and almost immediately were served their turkey dinners. Overall very poor experience. We will not return.

                                                                                                                          9. DD

                                                                                                                            DeniseD

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                            I was very disappointed with what the menu actually was vs. what was on Venus website. It was a Sunday lunch that my family and I was looking forward too, only to find that the menu was completely different!! The Venus is nothing like it once was. Will not be going back anytime soon.

                                                                                                                          10. DH

                                                                                                                            DeanaH

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We were seated right away with our reservation. our waitress was amazing in recommendations and personality!. Food was delicious.

                                                                                                                          11. EK

                                                                                                                            EileenK

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We sat at a round comfy table and enjoyed prime rib, appetizers and dessert! Our favorite and very experienced waiter, Michael provided us with top notch professional service! Always the finest dining experience when Michael is our waiter. He’s patient, attentive and always a pro. Brady was a really pleasure. He also was very patient and accommodating!

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on October 4, 2019

                                                                                                                            Glad to hear about the great service from Michael! We will make sure the message is sent down. We hope to see you again soon!!! -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          12. AS

                                                                                                                            AlanS

                                                                                                                            Miami

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on September 25, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Excellent food and attentive service. Lobster was exceptional.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on September 29, 2019

                                                                                                                            Thank you very much, hope to see you again soon!!! -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          13. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            Everything at Empire is always delicious. Service is great and so is the atmosphere. Quickly becoming a favorite of ours!

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on September 1, 2019

                                                                                                                            Glad to hear about your pleasurable experience! We look forward to seeing you soon! -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          14. JG

                                                                                                                            JeffG

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great server, though sorry not to remember her name. The au gratan potatoes were under cooked. I had the frutti di mari, menu description stated it would include crab & muscles but those were missing, and no mention of it. I didn't push it. Manager came by & checked on us, nice touch.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                            Jeff, thank you for the review. We do apologize for the cold side and the missing items on the frutti de mari entree that you had ordered. We will make sure our menus our updated and hope you have a great experience when you dine with us next. -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          15. LA

                                                                                                                            LisaA

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                            Overpriced stuffed lobster. Food came out cold had to send back. Waiter was not very attentive. Had several people taking care of us. Not even sure if the waiter knew we sent back our food.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                            Lisa, I am sorry to hear about your overall experience when you dined with us. If you could please contact us at your earliest convenience at 1(508)-678-3901. So we could resolve the poor service you received. -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          16. AZ

                                                                                                                            AnthonyZ

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great experience i got the 3 1/2 lb baked stuffed Lobster and it was superb. Service was impeccable and the owner came to our table and was very personable great guy. Wife had a pizza lol it was also good. Will return.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                            Anthony, thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you dine with us again soon!! -The Empire Grille Family

                                                                                                                          17. D

                                                                                                                            Dick

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Lobster a MUST (forget the price & enjoy) Highly recommend

                                                                                                                          18. PM

                                                                                                                            PamM

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                            We often eat the 3 lb lobsters when we dine at the restaurant. The 3 lb lobsters were sold out so we had the 2 1/2 lb lobsters which cost $65.00 each. They definitely weren’t 21/2 lb lobsters. They were much smaller. We had them stuffed and there was hardly any lobster meat in the stuffing. It was Father’s Day and there were 3 of us. We feel we were ripped off. It was a very disappointing Father’s Day celebration. I’m surprised how they over booked the restaurant. We had to wait 1 and 1/2 hours to get our food. The waiter was excellent and he tried to be helpful. If you ever want us to dine with you again you will compensate us. Pam 401-272-3576

                                                                                                                          19. R

                                                                                                                            Rose

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 25, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                            Horrible dinner. Waitstaff have no personality. The food took forever to come out. My husband's fish was cold. My prime rib was the worst beef I ever had. The sour cream was rancid, the green beans were overcooked. The whole place smelled of stale oil. The only decent thing we had was the minestrone soup. We couldn't even catch anyone for a refill on water. We will never go back.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on June 6, 2019

                                                                                                                            Rose, om behalf of the Venus and the Empire Grille I would sincerely like to apologize for the experience you had with us. If you could please reach out to us at your earliest convenience at 1(508)-678-3901. Sincerely Cam, assistant dinning room manager

                                                                                                                          20. L

                                                                                                                            Lover4food

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            43 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            43 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Good food but kitchen was slow so we waited for food.

                                                                                                                          21. DR

                                                                                                                            DanielleR

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Rob our server was fantastic. He made great recommendations upon hearing our requests. Although it was a very busy Mother's Day Sunday and we could see him going non-stop. He was consummately pleasant, did not make us feel rushed, showed no stress and made it an extremely pleasant dining experience for a special day!

                                                                                                                          22. GC

                                                                                                                            GinaC

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 10, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            Service was overbearing at first, then we were ignored for take out order and bill. Waited 35 minutes

                                                                                                                          23. L

                                                                                                                            Librarules10

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 3, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            It was my friends and I 1st visit to this restaurant. Worse experience ever for all of us!!! We literally thought we were on a hidden camera show or part of an episode from Bar Rescue. 1) We waited over 45 minutes for our drinks to come 2) Our appetizers came out almost an hour of waiting 3) Then told us one of the items we ordered ran out and gave us an item we didn’t order 4) When the rest of our order came out, they proceed to tell us t a few sides we order it ran out. Really?! You’re telling us now? One of our meal never came out. 5). The manager came over. We told him what of a hot mess experience we were having. He did absolutely nothing to better the situation. Saying sorry to us and having a talk with the kitchen staff is a little too late, dont you think? He said he was going to the kitchen to check on my missing meal. Apparently, he went into hiding because he never came back to our table. I never received my meal. It was a nightmare and embarrassing. There is absolutely no communication between the staff whatsoever. Very unprofessional all around. We felt undervalue as a customer on how the situation was handled.

                                                                                                                            Empire Grille - Permanently ClosedResponded on May 10, 2019

                                                                                                                            On behalf of the Venus I would like to apologize for the experience that you had. The night that you dined with us was extremely busy but that was no excuse for the quality of service that you received. I can assure you all the staff was spoken too and that i was in fact not hiding from your table but trying to assist other employees. As for bettering the situation we had asked if anything could be exchanged but was told no. The meal, drinks and apps were also taken off the bill. My apologies.

                                                                                                                          24. T

                                                                                                                            Trishm

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Our server was excellent. The baked stuffed lobster tasted fresh and loaded with lobster meat. Sides were served family style and were plentiful.

                                                                                                                          25. KM

                                                                                                                            KellyM

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            I would recommend this restaurant if you want a good meal. Clam chowder was very good. Had Prime Rib which was good too. Still feels like a function hall though. Could use a makeover but was there for the food. Would go again.

                                                                                                                          26. SG

                                                                                                                            ShawnG

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                            Disappointed

                                                                                                                          27. H

                                                                                                                            Howardk

                                                                                                                            Tampa

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Service was great. Food was ok, but over the last 30 years coming to your establishment, the portions have gotten smaller. The 2 1/2 lb lobster use to be stuffed with lots of lobster meat. Seemed very little compared to over the years. Thank you for your understanding.

                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 8, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            Food was amazing !!!

                                                                                                                          29. CF

                                                                                                                            ColleenF

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 1, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            As usual everything was excellent. Norma is a wonderful waitress.

                                                                                                                          30. RA

                                                                                                                            RAP86

                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 24, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                                            It was a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not busy. We had not been here in several years. Our server, Norma, was outstanding. Our stuffed lobsters and prime rib were excellent. A great dining experience.

                                                                                                                          31. MC

                                                                                                                            MikeC

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 24, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Stuffed lobsters and the minestrone are absolutely delicious, but anything else on the menu is subpar. The sticker price on my ‘small’ lobster caused me some momentary stress, but to their credit I did feel like I ate 3 lobsters, and the recollection of the seemingly endless meat and a very generous amount of melted butter, put me back at ease. If you love lobster and don’t mind paying a little $$$, this is your destination.

                                                                                                                          32. c

                                                                                                                            cindym

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            The empire Grill has excellent food. My baked stuff lobster was absolutely perfect. I was with a party of 6. In that party one person had a 3.5 pound stuff lobster, a 2.5 pound stuffed lobster and a 1.5 pound stuffed lobster... all were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was cozy and the the rest of the people in the party ordered Prime rib, and seafood disk Paella. Those dishes were also cooked perfectly - i was told and they were very happy. The service was outstanding and the waitstaff was both knowledgeable and polite. This was for a 80th birthday dinner and I could not of picked a better place. I will be back again.

                                                                                                                          33. AM

                                                                                                                            AmandaM

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 16, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            Service was slow . Disappointed in the food. Went with family that has never been unfortunately will not be going back.

                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 16, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Overall it was a pleasant experience. The food and service was good. The atmosphere seemed to be a much older crowd so the noise level was low. The minestrone soup was delicious but could have been hotter. I would go again.

                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            good environment food was good wine was great

                                                                                                                          36. MA

                                                                                                                            MichaelA

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Jumbo lobster was excellent!! Didn’t like the additional $3 charge for each person for delmonico potsto

                                                                                                                          37. M

                                                                                                                            Monte

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 10, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            Incredible food and service. Everything had good flavor and the food came out in a timely manner.

                                                                                                                          38. B

                                                                                                                            Beth

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 27, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                            There is no where better to get the baked stuffed lobster in all of New England and I would expect anywhere at all! They also have great size choices and you can get them just steamed if you prefer. If only they were open on Monday and Tuesday. The place needs to be brought into the 21st century for ambiance and they need BIG tvs at the bar. Would really have a huge impact on the number of diners.

                                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 19, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                            It was lame

                                                                                                                          40. AA

                                                                                                                            AAKC

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                            Went for Year's Eve dinner ,service was a little slow but once we got the meals they were really good the general manager and our servers were attentive to us not getting on meals on time. But overall it was a great night thank you will definitely return in the future

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