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Empire - CLOSED

47 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1, Canada
+1 613-241-1343
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
6 Mar 2016
“closed or re-branding?”
7 Feb 2016
“Leisurely brunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Canadian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
47 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We decided to try Empire for brunch today, and noticed that it is closed, and there is an enormous new sign on the building: "The Red Lion", with an asian symbol of some kind on it. Not sure what is happening to the space. A...More

1  Thank ottawatraveler_11
Reviewed 7 February 2016

My friends and I were struggling to find a reasonably priced brunch place in the Market that wasn't Zacks (no offence Zacks, you're great for late night milkshakes) and we stumbled upon Empire. The restaurant itself is beautiful and I really loved the atmosphere and...More

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Stumbled in here trying to escape the cold for a bit, and ordered some drinks & apps. Highly recommend the Kung Pao Calamari...delicious! Their cocktail menu is streamlined but each drink is amazing. Definitely quality over quantity. Service is excellent, decor has an art deco/industrial...More

Thank Jeannie B
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Empire continuous impresses me with the excellent food and service. The servers are very knowledgeable and professional and make great food and wine pairing suggestions. The drink menu is nice with martinis, wine and other fabulous cocktails available. Has a cool city vibe and the...More

Thank smcs22
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I have eaten here probably 6 times over many years and a name change (formerly Empire Grill). Most of the times I have been here we were in large groups and the service was very good as were all the meals. No hesitation eating here-...More

Thank Al C
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I went with a group of out of town colleagues to the Empire in mid-novemeber and it was fantastic! The full board charcuterie was scrumptious and the steak was perfectly cooked. We were a sizable group, but the staff handled our orders perfectly, without issue.

Thank Sassbrydon
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I recently had dinner there. The room was pleasant and welcoming. Service was helpful. The menu was good if lacking in imagination. The food was good, but not excellent. Overall the value for money is average.

Thank Jazfro J
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It has been some time since I visited the Empire Grill. The last time I found it to high on itself and pricey. We ended up here by chance on a Saturday evening and were seated right away. The room itself was very nice with...More

Thank K-Towner101
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, looks like a pretty cool and casual bar and a nice place to have a drink. I ordered the 48$ rib eye, came over cooked and was really salty. It was well done. Nobody that actually likes steak likes it well done...More

1  Thank 1000islandsdude
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Four of us went for dinner last evening and surprisingly for a Thursday evening the place was very quiet. Our food was served hot and the service attentive with a nice choice of locally crafted beers. Not sure what their specialty is. If it's steaks...More

Thank Bonjours
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1343
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