Empress Tavern

Empress Tavern, 1013 K Street, Sacramento

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Empress Tavern
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Average Price: $31 to $50
Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Smart Casual
v 0.4 miles from Sacramento center (as shown on map)
Empress Tavern is a restaurant in downtown Sacramento. The space itself, situated in the basement of the historic Crest Theatre, is eclectic and unfussy with an open kitchen, 170 dining seats, large booths and a chef’s table for private dining. ?The Tavern inhabits a void underneath the Crest Theatre created in 19th century when Sacramento’s street level was raised due to flooding.

Empress Tavern is named for the Empress Theatre which was the original name of the theatre when it was built as a vaudeville palace in 1912.

Empress Tavern Customer Reviews

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Very Good (4 out of 5)

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Very Good - 4 out of 5

Sharon, Folsom Sat, 3 August 2019

Liked: Ambience and sense of history.

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Empress Tavern is #110 of 2202 things to do in Sacramento

4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: 2Klecks, Sacramento, California
Mon 9 Mar, 2020
l We happened to be nearby in downtown and decided to try this place. It is certainly a different atmosphere. Down in the basement under the Crest Theater. Very nice decor of all brick, including the...

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2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: Jreindorp, San Francisco, California
Tue 31 Dec, 2019
l Super loud. Very ?Bro?y and overpriced. Good ideas re the food but not very well executed. Weirdly busy bar with constant stream of people ordering to-go drinks?

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: lynneH4305BW
Sat 5 Oct, 2019
l This was our first visit, and the food was excellent. We had Rib eye and Stroganoff and both were good. We were too full to sample the dessert, but did order one to go. Limited selection on the...

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Empress Tavern 1013 K Street, Sacramento