The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

4.5
202 reviews
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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 Kitchen 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 and dinner 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Burgers, French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(970) 493-0024
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Philippe Boutinet
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Catering
For Corporate or Private dining events, big or small, please contact Maria Marton, Sales and Marketing Manager at maria.marton@sagerestaurantgroup.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut St. and Chestnut St.
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Parking details
Paid Parking Structure, $6.00 Valet with receipt (day of) from The Emporium.
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Special events & promotions
For Corporate or Private dining events, big or small, please contact Maria Marton, Sales and Marketing Manager at maria.marton@sagerestaurantgroup.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of Old Town, The Emporium is the ideal location to host your next event. Perfect for semi-private gatherings and dinner meetings, seating is intermingled and not always one large table.

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What 202 People Are Saying
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed at the Elizabeth hotel. Grabed a quick breakfast before the fotball game on a Saturday. Food, service and ambiance was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at The Emporium. The ambiance and wine menu were just what we were looking for. We had Bison Bourguignon (so tender and flavorful), Crispy Skin Salmon, and Berkshire Pork Chop - all were excellent and perfectly prepared. The Banana Fosters Bread Pudding was the perfect blend of two of our favorite desserts. We will definitely plan to return to The Emporium next time we're in Fort Collins.

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c
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and the food outstanding. We had the steak tartare, the fritters and the fish soup. It was all very tasty. I would say though, if you are very hungry, this is not the place for you. Small plates. We enjoyed every bite though and we would return again.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, nice ambiance other than quite noisy (just the acoustics of the place probably), good service for a busy night.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was great but it was so loud we couldn’t even have a conversation.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Horrible place for a date. The table is very small, like it was made for bistro sitting for shared plates. It was so loud in the restaurant that we had to yell across the tiny table to talk. The meals were presented pretty nicely however they lacked flavor. They do have an extensive wine list if you are only interested in wine.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love coming here. Atmosphere is wonderful. The staff are great. The owners have there design and menu items dialed in. The food here is excellent!! One of my favorite places.

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A friend and I got together for Dinner. We ordered the duck liver pate to start and were told they are taking it off the menu, so they don't have it. We then sampled the "wine of the moment" . We liked it, so ordered a bottle. After several minutes our server came and told us they didn't have a bottle chilled but could get one chilled down in ten minutes. Didn't offer anything in the meantime. We then ordered mussels and frites and French onion soup. When the mussels arrived, they were very good. The soup, however, was more like tasteless beef gravy with onions..... We sent them back. It was very loud, so not conducive to conversation. Just very disappointing all said. We both expected so much more.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

While our waiter was great.. for the price, the food wasn't quite there as far as portion size and 'tastiness' in measure to the $$. Sure it was fancy, but a little more variety on the menu would be good. I got the steak and frites and finished with bread pudding... the Crown Pub would have been *much* better and substantially cheaper for that selection.

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OD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back for a birthday celebration (our second birthday in 6 months, but we come here regularly for other occasions too). Love the menu, the kids love the ambiance (7 and 10!) This time we were seated near a table of 7 women whose laughter ricocheted off the hard walls -- but it was nice to observe how much fun they were having!

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AR
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The space is beautiful and the service was excellent. We had the cheese/meat plate, the salmon, veal schnitzel, steak frites (tough steak!) buffalo bourgignon and a couple desserts. Average across the board.

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FS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the French brasserie atmosphère! Steak-frites was fabulous!

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Jordan, and he was great. Place can be a bit noisy, so be prepared. But, food and service are fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Emporium is always great! Service is always on point and you cant beat a farm to table type of restaurant. I studied viticulture in college and there wine selection is great. Great option for a fun ambiance and meal! My husbands favorite restaurant in Fort Collins.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The first time we visited this establishment we had a wonderful experience! Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. We recently returned for a birthday
celebration. The food was still fabulous but our server was very poor. I had heard from others that the service was poor. But because our first visit was so wonderful, I thought maybe it was just a bad night for someone. I will return again, but I will make sure I do not get the server we had that night.

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TF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite place in old town!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was overpriced for the quality ($15 for Shrimp Cocktail...5 med grilled shrimp + plus sauce...very bland). The flavors were lacking with the main entrees as well, there just was no wow factor with their food. I'm not too sure what the draw is here, but there are many, many better restaurants in Downtown Fort Collins I would go to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! From service to food!

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EN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good restaurant, decent service, nice location/hotel.

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Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good hotel restaurant. Sunday dinner probably was not the best time to go. Maybe the head cooks got the day off. Great cocktails.
We also ate there the night before, and the food was notably better then - the reason why we returned Sunday night. Sound level is high due to lack of sound-absorbing surfaces, making casual conversation a bit difficult.
Breakfast/brunch was very good. Omelet features awesome Hazel Dell mushrooms.

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K
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere and location are great, and the service by Katie was exceptional. The food was good, but not great. Both dishes were pretty bland -bouillabaisse and salmon. The wine special was very good. However, we were bothered by a lot of flies that kept trying to land on our table and in our food, which really took away from a nice, pleasant experience.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Our server was a little stuffy but everyone is was very nice. Tables were not very comfortable and kept sliding on tile floor.

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Denver
96 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I love French bistro ambiance and food so was really looking forward to dinner with the hubs. The entire experience was just off start to finish. Parking was a pain because of an upcoming music festival on the street. Had to wait to be seated until he showed up...even though the place was 1/3 full. Got seated at a table in the midst of the walkway which was wobbly. Server was pleasant enough. Didn't have the ale they'd advertised and the special entrees veal hadn't come so they'd substituted pork. Ugh.

So so bread basket was $8.00. Only the large boule slice was good. Dinner came. I had the chicken which was tasty but realized it probably had msg in it when my esophagus spasms started. No wonder was so tender. Asparagus was tough and grits were tasteless. No spice at all. Had to ask a runner for salt and silverware. No drink refill until asked for....

Pluses are that it's an interesting space with a big open kitchen and a wonderful wine selection and bar. Hope they get it pulled back together because the French marketplace concept could be delightful.

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MN
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hostess was not responding well with our change in number of attendees. We had made a reservation (4) and at last minute we were unsure if everyone was able to make it, so she was insisting on us taking a smaller table than we reserved....we could not confirm if our number was less or not, so we were close to going to the Kitchen instead.

Really miss your Apple Fritters!

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KM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect brunch with the fam. Good was AMAZING.

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S
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The noise level was very energetic and it was hard to hear conversation.

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SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling through from Wyoming and totally enjoyed the ambience, service, food, and breakfast!

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Cool looking place. Too bad the service and the food was not better.

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is nice. Service is good, but the food is too expensive.

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S
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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K
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service, food delicious, and wait staff attentive to our needs. Great experience!

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere and so much more to the Elizabeth hotel. It is a must in Fort Collins. LOVED it and will continue to go back.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience - everything from the service to the atmosphere to the food. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was average. Wine list was great. Service was great.

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DL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

While the building is nice, the acoustics were such that you could not hear others in your party. The food was done well, but nothing one would not see at several other places in Fort Collins.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time back to the Emporium. The first time was for Sunday brunch, and the food and service was top-notch. The Emporium is a great addition to the Fort Collins food scene. The atmosphere is energetic and fun, and they have a nice variety of bar/cocktail and menu selections. We went for a birthday dinner this time. The duck pate appetizer was delicious. We also had the Saturday night dinner special, the Elk Wellington. The elk was cooked to a perfect rare-to-medium rare. The pastry was a little bit underdone, but the two sauces (a wine reduction & a delicate dijon sauce) and the duxelles were well-prepared. The creamed kale on mashed potatoes was yummy. It was fun to pick our wine from the market, with a wide range of regions and price points. We will definitely be back again to try more!

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T
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a life-threatening food allergy and they were so incredibly accommodating! It was a terrific lunch and a great glass of wine. If you haven't been yet, go! It's a great spot!

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Emporium. Prior to dinner, we had a drink up on the rooftop bar, Sunset Lounge. Really disappointed in the service. There were only two tables and it took the server 15 minutes to bring our glasses of wine. She seemed to be more interested in talking to the bartender than her customers. Probably won't return there and do our drinks at the Emporium instead.

I highly recommend the Bison Bourguignon for dinner and the expresso/donuts for dessert. Super yummy!

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CH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the service was outstanding. haven't had such good service in a long time. I had green goddess salad which was very nicely dressed and just right amounts of ingredients mixed together. the beer and onion soup was just okay, not over the top. The steak and frites were well seasoned and the steak cooked perfectly. The diver scallops were good just not seared darkly enough for my taste, and the pea puree under the scallops tasted too salty. The corn side was very delicious. Overall, the wines, red and white house wines were very good. We will be returning to try other items on the menu.

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k
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoyed the food, for the most part. My grilled shrimp cocktail was fair and didn't really pair well with the pickled asparagus it was served with. On the other hand the Pasta Primavera was excellent- highlighting the taste of the fresh vegetables and mushrooms in a light, flavorful sauce. Dessert was the frozen espresso shuffle was fantastic!
This was our second time eating here and we'll probably eat here again but if excellent service is your definition of a great dining experience then take a pass for now. Service is only fair BUT the restaurant is new and I think things will improve.

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