In China, the flavors and textures of the eight greatest regional culinary traditions date back hundreds even thousands of years. The classic dishes have even been carefully refined across changing seasons, political leaderships and societies. With each reimagining, their sensory experience deepens. Empress M brings these unforgettable regional cuisines together at one table for an exhilarating and impressive experience. You will discover classic dishes joyfully brought to life with innovative touches. Here at Empress M you will travel across geography, culture and history with your senses invigorated and your curiosity awakened.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
The broth in the soup was very bland but overall good. Took a while for us to get our sauces, almost done with our pot stickers before we got the sauce.
Thank you for your feed back on the soup! I let our head chef Peter Wong know and he is correcting that problem. I also had a chat with the service staff about being more on top of the sauces. We appreciate the feed back it only helps grow and improve!! Haley Rose
Mother’s Day dinner at Empress M was lovely!! Food was amazing and outdoor dining was beautiful
The food was great but service seems to be getting the kinks out. They set us in a door way with several traffic disruptions. The service was inattentive and we felt rushed. No water refills, food came out one dish at a time rather than all at once.
The food was good overall as well as the service. The portion was pretty big, if we knew we'd have ordered less
This was our third time there. We really enjoy the food and the service a lot. Some people have commented on the food being pricey: first, the portions are large; second, you can be selective with your choices. Every dish we had....around 10, were delicious (there were 5 of us). We will go back for sure!!
I honestly was not expecting this kind of quality for dim sum in Napa. What a pleasant surprise. They didn’t have too much variety in terms of dim sum but what we did have was delicious, even though pricier than normal (Napa).
Great job. You could you tell they were a bit understaffed but what a good job they did to pull through. Bravo!!
This makes me so happy to read! Thank you so much for this positive review. It was our first Mothers day here at Empress M and I was so proud of our team. We were short staffed like most of the restaurants in Napa right now unfortunately but we are slowly growing our team and we get better each day. Thank you for letting us be apart of your special day<3 -Haley Rose
Great food and very nice servicd
First time trying as a local. Potstickers and spring rolls were cold. Shumai dumplings were hot but came out after main courses. Beef chow fun was tasteless. BBQ pork chow main was just ok. That and two iced teas were $100 including tip. Sat outside, a bit of traffic noise on Silverado trail. Lunch specials Monday - Thursday so might try one more time. Need to step up the food if they want repeat business
Delicious food, great service. It met our expectations and more.
Delicious Dim Sum and attentive wait staff. All was good !
First experience and really enjoyed it!
Outstanding service, dim sum and company. Thanks Empress M for facilitating a great birthday lunch!
We were so glad to find a good dim sum restaurant in wine country. We made lunch reservations which I don't think we needed but we had a nice table in the shade on the patio. The service was good and the dim sum were great
Thank you so much for the positive words. Makes my heart happy we were able to serve you great food with good service! We hope to be able to serve you again soon. -Haley Rose
Very good food. Great service. Fun atmosphere. Really fun experience overall!
This was a mixed bag for us. The food was good. The outdoor courtyard is pretty.. The service was pretty terrible, aside from one waiter (that was not ours, but helped in the end). Our waitress did not know the menu at all and could not answer questions about the menu. Our order was wrong twice. My friend was served 2 things she doesn't eat (it was concealed inside the food so you couldn't tell) for religious reasons, and they were kind of distressed about it. We waited for about 30 minutes for 1 person to get their drinks. The owner came and apologized for the confusion and comp the dishes that were wrong. Then when the bill came were were charged for "extra" correct dish as well as the wrong dishes. When that was brought to their attention, the owner smiled and shrugged and said "they didn't know about it in the back." We just kinda sat there, surprised for a sec and then started to laugh because, what else can you do? Then either a manager or head waitor came over and gave us a 50% discount for our trouble which I felt was pretty reasonable. So all in all, it seems the staff needs some serious training...otherwise the food that we got was pretty good!
We had high hopes for this place. The food was meh, the service was terrible. The drinks were good. 🤷
We won't go back.
Im sorry that you had a bad experience and its unfortunate that you wont give us another shot. Opening a few months ago mid covid has been challenging and we know we have improvements to make. We get stronger everyday so I hope that one day you do come back and try us out again. If you do happen to venture this way please let me know. -Haley Rose
They were out of most entrees. There are several nice rooms with tablecloths, we were seated by the bar with no tablecloth. I ordered the beef chow fun, but they were out of it. I was told they get there beef orders on and Friday and we dined on a Tuesday, go figure!
The staff is pretty rude.
We are very sorry that we were out of items. We are very new and keep getting busier every single week. We keep upping our orders every week but it never seems to be enough. We are very thankful to be so busy and hope that we can gauge our ordering soon. I did look up who served you that day and had a chat with them about your review. I do hope you give us a second chance one day. Thank you for your review it only help us get better and know our areas to improve. -Haley Rose Nelson
Definitely the best dim sum in Napa. Service can be spotty as they seemed short on staff.
2nd time eating here. First time, because of CA. lockdown it was takeout only. This time we sat at the bar and had a fabulous lunch. Dim Sum all the way, great bottle of Pinot. Steve behind the bar was great. Telling all our friends to go (in fact, two already went yesterday and really enjoyed it). Go. Now. Enjoy
Happy that you were able to enjoy dine in service with us finally!! Thank you so much for letting friends and family know about us! Its really appreciated especially since we are a new restaurant. Hope to be able to serve you agin soon:) -Haley Rose
Just dined here for the first time, we did dim sum at lunch and loved it. The staff was lovely and very helpful, the atmosphere is pretty and feels authentic to the culture, featuring images of the Empress the restaurant is named for. One of the owners came over to say hello, which was very nice. Most importantly, the food was delicious. We only tried a few things but everything was fresh and very flavorful, can’t wait to go back and try more items. Great addition to Napa’s dining scene!
Thank you Joyce, super happy to hear that you had a great time! Glad you were able to meet our owner Thomas he is great guy. Cant wait to be able to serve you again. -Haley Rose
Loved Empress M! Food’s delicious and reasonable. The staff is awesome! So glad we have dimsum in town. Can’t wait to go back!!
We cant wait to have you back!! Thank you for the feed back:) -Haley Rose
The Service was great. The food was really good although it could have been hotter.
I will definitely go back!!
We appreciate the feed back! I let our head chef Peter Wong know about the food temperature. Thank you for letting us know any feed back helps us grow and get better. -Haley Rose
Dim sum fabulous. Calamari tasty but too bready. Wait staff super friendly but not attentive.
Hello thank you so much for your feed back. I let our head chef Peter Wong know about your comment about the breading. We are working on getting more staff as we grow so we are able to be more attentive. We appreciate all of your feed back it only helps us get better. - Haley Rose
Our reservation was cancelled by the restaurant at the last minute due to difficulties there. That said, I am not able to review!
Yes unfortunately we had a full system shut down. Our wifi and our point of sales system both were having problems. The last thing we wanted to do was shut down but our hands were tied. We really hope you are able to come join us on a later date. -Haley Rose
Our waiter was attentive and excellent. Food was delicious. Outdoor dining is a bit noisy, as next to traffic on road, but still worth it !
Thank you for your feed back! We agree about the noise and we are installed speakers next to the road to help with the noise and we are hoping to have them up and working soon!! -Haley Rose
Empress M is rated 4.4 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.