Insider Tips

What to Drink: Martinis are plentiful, but there are also several rare local brews on tap.

Where to Sit: Front-row window seats looking out over Granby Street's busy nightlife are perfect for hanging out and watching the world go by.

Parking: Street parking is metered until 6pm; Garage parking is available 1/2 block away.

The Extras: You can add $10 to any tapas for an entree-sized portion or be adventurous and share three or four different items. The menu changes seasonally.

User Reviews

My husband and I were visiting for the weekend and were looking for a nice, reasonably-priced restaurant within easy walking distance from the Marriott hotel. We found Empire and it was utterly delightful. Service was knowledgeable, prompt, attentive. Small plates (we ordered 4 to share) were varied, imaginative and delicious. It was a holiday weekend so no wait to sit or eat. We liked it so much we went back again our second night. Our check was $35.00 total each of the two meals (no drinks) and we were full. When we return to Norfolk we will return to Empire. Highly recommended. - Elizabeth R., Richmond, VA

I live downtown and this is always a bar that I find myself at. Tasty tapas and great beer collection. I really liked the last location but this is just as nice :) - Kim N., Norfolk, VA

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