Great adult atmosphere....dress code enforced
They were not serving (ran out of) half of what was on the menu. Slow service.
We were the first couple there at 7pm. Ordered beer. Waitress came back and said they didn't have that kind. My husband ordered a different one. Waitress came back and said they didn't have that one, either, though both of them were on the menu. He ordered a mixed drink. I ordered the crab cakes and he ordered the mediterrean mac and cheese. After about 30 minutes, the waitress came back and said that the chef had decided NOT to make the mediterrean mac that night and would he like something else. He ordered the chicken and waffles. Bartender came over and said that because of the order change, she would comp husbands chicken and waffles. After 45 more minutes (more couples came in and got their orders) hubby finally got his chicken and waffles. Chicken was hot but waffles cold. He said he didn't care, he was hungry. I waited until 9:45pm. and still didn't have my food. I was hungry, frustrated and mad. I went to the bartender, gave her my groupon and told her we were leaving to just cancel my food. I will NEVER EVER go there again or recommend it to anyone. It was supposed to be a nice, dress up date night and I ended up having to stop by Wendy's on the way home. If all you want is mixed drinks, then go. But don't expect jazz music either like advertised on their website - all we heard was hip hop. The closest to jazz was an upbeat remix of the Cantina Band music from Star Wars. Menu on the their website was different from what was on the menu inside, too.
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Extreemly SLOW service on a slow night. Never again!
This place no longer exists. I went w/3 friends, that's four of us. I bought 2 coupons on March 4th. I even booked the reservation on 5/14 on Open Table, so they were not in the know either. On the evening of 5/14, w/2/coupon =4, I expected to treat my 3 friends and myself to a nice dinner out. We went, and closed up ! I would like my money back.
Food was So yummy but service was whack but they were nice.
Worst experience ever. Menu is much smaller. Waited over an hour for our food. No life entertainment. Still cleaning floors and stocking bar at 7:30 pm and they are open for business and reservations at 7:00 pm.
Very unorganized place, poor service and menu
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Empire tips its cap to the Roaring Twenties, an era named for its economic prosperity and for the farewell sounds of Earth's last-remaining dinosaurs. To evoke the former, this swanky Vista supper club combines a business-professional dress code with a tapas-style menu that focuses on the more creative dishes of cultural centers worldwide—lobster bruschetta mingles with mahi mahi, sliced brisket, and even jalapeño muffins. But Empire draws in crowds using more than just food. Here are a few other things you can expect:
- Live entertainment: Not only does the staff get into character with costumes, but the whole establishment dons a '20s vibe thanks to live big-band music, torch singers, and the occasional burlesque performance.
- A worthy centerpiece: At the heart of Empire hangs an eight-foot tall chandelier, punctuating the restaurant's Great Gatsby atmosphere.
- Jazz Age decor: An authentic Murderer's Row baseball glove, 1920s boxing gloves, and a Coco Chanel ensemble highlight Empire's collection of relics.
- A snazzy lounge: The second-floor lounge exudes class thanks to a whiskey bar, leather couches, and black-and-white pictures of Al Capone, Babe Ruth, and other icons.
Empire Supper Club