The Emporium

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Inspired, passionate on-point cooking is served up daily at The Emporium restaurant. Using locally-sourced items whenever available, combined with "Fine dining without the attitude service," our goal is to completely transport you to your culinary happy place!

Whether seated in our Brasserie dining room, at our marble-topped bar or on our wraparound patio, you'll want to experience our breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and late night options.

Looking for that ultimate badass burger? We got it.
Just want to relax with friends over perfectly done bowls of mussels and piping hot fries? We got that too.

Located on Walnut Street in Old Town, The Emporium is easy to get to with plenty of street and garage parking available.
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Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We'll have our Brunch menu in service from 8AM - 2PM for all of our friends and neighbors to come and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 at The Emporium. We're offering a 4 course Prix Fixe menu for $65 per person along with a Vegetarian Prix Fixe also for $65 per person. Pair either menu with our optional wine pairing for $25 per person. Kids' Prix Fixe (12 and under only) $35

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 397 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Food is good but portions are small and the prices are very highly for what you get.

KH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and table service were fantastic. The hostess was a bit overly controlling and even though the restaurant was nearly empty around us and we had early reservations she refused to sit us in a more comfortable table for our needs. Someone else stepped in and moved us per our request. The restaurant was still half empty when we left. It seems the hostess practices are disconnected from the rest of the restaurants five star level.

NS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There are very limited appetizers on this menu. Also not many gluten free options they are not even identified. The wine market is the best part of the restaurant. My bison short ribs were a very small portion .

TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful dining experience with the family and part of what made that experience so enjoyable was the friendly and attentive waiting staff. Thank you Kayla.

h
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place in nice hotel. Classy. Parking on street or in garage.

BB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal! We ate here for Thanksgiving. The food was great as was the wine pairing. I love the service here because it's an excellent combo of professional, friendly and unpretentious. Can't wait to come back.

DT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was just fine and we all liked what we had. There were enough choices.

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Food arrived in a timely manner. Seating is very close. Would be difficult to have a private conversation. The service was marginal. Waitstaff seemed uninterested. We have dined at the Emporium a number of times and this is the first time service has been less than excellent.

O
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had great expectations for this meal but unfortunately they were not realized. The onion soup was visually appealing but slightly underwhelming. The flavors just were not as integrated as they could have been.

Those warning signs were truly revealed in the mains. The Coq au van was truly disappointing. The chicken was over cooked, the noodles under and the red wine sauce overly peppery. Very disappointing. The fish and chips (daily special) was a just trying too hard. The batter was heavy and overpowering and the fish was underwhelming (when did real cod come in tubes?).

Decor was modern bistro and the staff were adequate. Kudos to the maitre de for talking the time to seek and accept constructive feedback. Ultimately this is a restaurant inside a hotel with all the attendant problems.

J
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We have dined here several times. The food is always excellent. This time we decided to order happy hour drinks but were informed that if we wanted those, or the happy hour menu, we had to move from the dining room to the bar area. This policy strikes me as ridiculous. Our server offered to seek permission from the manager on duty, who approved our request.

M
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good although I thought it was very pricey. Our service was impeccable. Atmosphere is nice nothing special .

WD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The crab cake Appetizer was very good, served a bit cold though.
Two items not available off the entree menu unfortunately Made us compromise on our choices, for a Saturday night, that was disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for my husband’s birthday. Always great food and friendly service.

CC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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AR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and enjoyed by all three in our party.

ES
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was okay but totally overpriced. It’s also very loud out there so it wasn’t possible to talk, had to yell

KA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. Waitress was GREAT! Seemed very slow to get food, and we had a couple of managers come by to give us "late" updates. otherwise we felt it was a very nice experience for our family reunion.

AW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More of an upscale restaurant. Very stylish ambiance. Not the biggest menu by everything was delicious and the service was amazing.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice evening with very few people in the restaurant; they must have been out to Halloween parties! Perfect for a quiet dinner since it can be noisy in this space.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining with a groups of friends from church (Dinner with Friends). The Emporium made a special menu and made all of our guests feel special.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Muscles no longer on menu. No one in restaurant and service was mediocre. Super salty and presentation poor.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Decor is beautiful
Dinner was good
Service was great
Dessert was amazing
We will be back

BD
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Now that we are in Fall and headed towards Winter, I expected a little more comfort food on the menu.

DA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food & dining experience. We will be back for drinks & dinner.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow but the waitress was very sweet and I know it got quite busy as we were finishing up with dessert! Not a problem as we had nowhere to be. Best-cooked filet I've ever eaten. Usually I have to spit up fatty hard-to-chew bits and the entire steak melted in my mouth. Amazing. The waitress' dessert suggestion was spot-on, too.

MP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Saturday to get their Wellington special for my husband’s birthday. It’s pricey but I actually quite reasonable for a Wellington from what I’ve heard. It was totally worth it, perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth tenderloin. We had the crab cake for an app, which was delicious with tons of crab meat, not packed with a bunch of filler stuff like a lot of crab cakes. Husband’s cocktail was excellent, and the dessert, which I find are often overpriced crap at restaurants and not worth it, was absolutely delicious. It was the Apple Cider Mille-Fueille. Honestly, first time in a long time that I felt like the money we spent on dinner out was well-worth it. Especially in Fort Collins where I feel like a lot of the “fancier” restaurants are overrated and overpriced for what you get. My husband was extremely happy with his birthday experience, as was I.

LB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

This place was terrible. The food is overpriced, the service is SLOW, and our server was TERRIBLE. My husband ate dinner before coming out with friends for my birthday, and told our waitress he just wanted drinks, not food. The waitress the went and told management that he said he wanted to get “messed up” to put it lightly which was an absolute lie. The management cut him off after two drinks. Luckily, we were able to get the truth out to the management and they bought him a drink to make up for it, but that server should be fired for causing such drama. We will NEVER go back.

PC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, server was MIA for some time. Two plates of food were dropped onto floor when we were being served. They had to be remade.

LC
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere, looking forward to going back!

b
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner. I didn't tell them this in advance, but they knew from my OpenTable profile. We were treated like royalty. I really appreciate the excellent service - we will be back!

CG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was friendly, but we asked the waitress to please space out apps, salads and entrees. She was eager to take the order, but promised she’s hold off on entering entrees for 20 minutes. Lesson learned, if the server takes your order, it’s going immediately to the kitchen. We were rushed at every course as things were flying out of the kitchen.

The food was mediocre at best. We ordered a variety of dishes and weren’t impressed by any of them. The bison bourguignon was not as described. It was a 2 shanks of meat with a giant side of mushrooms. It was not a stew. The Wellington was cooked well, but it wasn’t outstanding. We also tried the roasted chicken. The sides were great, but the chicken is well, chicken.

I’d rate this place as an extremely overpriced mediocre restaurant at best. The food is nothing special and not executed well. We tried a new spot to celebrate a few birthdays, but we won’t be back.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Got there around 9:00pm and they were out of 4 of their 9 offered entry’s. Very disappointing.

The Emporium
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi Joni - Thanks very much for joining us this past Homecoming Weekend. It's true that by 9PM, our Chefs let us know we had sold through four of our most popular dishes. We served over 315 dinners that evening and while we do our very best to ensure we have everything for everyone, we clearly didn't prepare enough that exciting evening. I hope you'll consider us again when thinking of where to dine out . I can be reached directly on my cell at 310.429.7230. Best regards, Jeff

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I rated the ambience lower because the music was more suited for the bar than for having a nice leisurely dinner. The service and food were great though!

BL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Delicious, and very cool space for large and small groups. The service was really slow, unfortunately, even though there were very few people. But such an excellent brunch I'm happy to try again.

c
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. The inside dining is pretty loud, and we've noticed this a few times. We sat outside this time, and it was nice. Wish we could make this a regular stop, but the price point for us is just a little high.

c
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal and wine were excellent. Hostess and server were very personable and attentive. Our only caveat is that the space is noisy (and therefore) not ideal for conversations.

JT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Server was very nice and pleasant. However we had to fill our wine glasses all night. Simple fix that would have made the service top notch.

GK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! Wine selection was very good too

K
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and unique. Nice place to get my niece off campus for a meal.

P
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best burger in FoCo.