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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Empire Grill & Tap Room

651 Emerson St. (University Ave.) Send to Phone
650-321-3030
A popular place for outdoor dining, either under the ivy-covered trellises at lunch or under the stars on balmy nights.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Empire Grill & Tap Room Restaurant Review

: This is a popular place for outdoor dining, as you can sit under the ivy-covered trellises at lunch and beneath the stars on balmy nights, the glow of candles adding a romantic feel. Deep-fried calamari, crab cakes or steamed mussels start a meal on a high note. We like the house-smoked pork chop at dinner; a sandwich version is offered at lunch. You can also order pizzas, sandwiches or pastas, and there's a good wine list. The weekend brunch features many favorites such as Belgian waffles, a variety of omelets and fresh fruit.
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