Empire Bar and Grill restaurant

16 Main Street, Swords, Swords

North Co Dublin

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Cuisine:
Steak

Price Range:

€€

21 reviews
4 stars - based on 21 reviews
Enjoy the Empire BARS GRILL VENUE a premier destination for dining, cocktails and entertainment. Empire is a shimmering yet hip setting for dining options, distinctive cocktails and eclectic music. 7 nights, a carousel of live music and DJs bring eclectic beats to Swords.
Empire opens from 12 noon Monday to Friday. EMPIRE serves a lunch menu featuring soups, sandwiches and light bites.

The restaurant at Empire serves a superb menu daily from 4pm with signature dishes such as prime fillet, fresh scallops & fresh salmon.

Every Saturday and Sunday we serve Brunch. Saturday from 10am - 2pm, Sunday from 11am - 2pm. Followed by a traditional Sunday Roast menu with all the trimmings.

The place for glamorous, sophisticated dining and cocktailing in North County Dublin.

Empire is open 7 days a week with late bar Thursday - Sunday. Night life with custom mixed live music and brilliant live bands. Select a wine from an extensive wine list or sip on one of Empires most distinctive cocktails.

Empire is the ideal haven in which to sip, savour and socialise.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat10:00am - 9:00pm
Sun11:00am - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
150 people

CUISINES
Casual Dining, Steak

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Accept major credit cards

Empire Bar and Grill reviews

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Empire Bar and Grill

keithclarke70849025
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 14th April 2017 (visited 1 April 2017 )

One of the worst experiences we have had in a dublin restaurant. The service was appalling and the food was average and overpriced. Won't be going back.

Empire Bar and Grill

The Hungry Chef
Dublin
38 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th March 2017 (visited 7 March 2017 )

Highly recommended. Very nice waiting Staff also.

Empire Bar and Grill

liz_darcy
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th January 2017 (visited 28 January 2017 )

Star rating to go with previous review

Restaurant response:
Thank you Liz.

Empire Bar and Grill

liz_darcy
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th January 2017 (visited 28 January 2017 )

Went here last night for food and drinks along with 6 friends. What a disappointment. Food and service was absolutely terrible. We waited 40 minutes for our order to be taken. When food did arrive it looked like it was 7 kids portions on the plates especially the fish and chips was tiny. Extra side had been ordered and arrived when we were just finished eating. Struggled all night to get waiters attention to order drinks also. Wasnt great on previous visit but decided to give it another chance. Price we paid for the food we got was outrageous. Defo wont be returning :-(

Restaurant response:
Hi Liz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on menu pages for Empire. If you would like to have a discussion with us about this please e mail us your contact details on info@empirebars.ie We are sorry to read that you didn't have an enjoyable experience. Kind regards Empire Management

Empire Bar and Grill

ffdarcy95441349
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 29th January 2017 (visited 28 January 2017 )

Lovely decor and atmosphere but don't go here for something to eat. nSeven of us went for dinner last night. To start with, we had only bookwd for 6 but a last minute addition joined us, staff were less than impressed, even though we were happy to bunch up in the booth, it was a struggle to get them to bring an extra place setting. Bad show that they couldnt cope with one extra guest. Service overall was dreadful. Not enough staff. We were 40 minutes waiting for someone to take our orders and eventually got served 1.5 hours after our reservation time. Impossible to get attention of staff rushing past us. My fries arrived about 20 mins after the main course, after struggling to remind two waiters. Main meals were tiny, fish portions about half the size of other pubs or restaurants and served with what could only be described as a smear of mushy peas on the plate. I had grilled chicken salad which was about half a chicken fillet. My friend got a steak which was tiny and served on a few spinach leaves and a spoonful of mash, no veg. Even though we all had starters and mains all of our group finished everything and we're still hungry. Food quality was good but portions tiny. Nobody asked us if everything was okay with the meal. In future we will eat elsewhere. nProbably won't get a response here as they only tend to react to positive reviews.n

Restaurant response:
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us on menu pages as well as trip advisor. We are sorry to read that you didn't have a good experience. We take time to reply to each and every one of our reviews, as you can see from Trip Advisor, Menu Pages and Google reviews. We would be delighted to have a discussion with you about your experience if you would like to mail us on info@empirebars.ie Kind regards Empire Management

Empire Bar and Grill

ajsaoirse57249411
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 25th July 2016 (visited 23 July 2016 )

Went out Saturday 23 of July for my wife's surprise 30th birthday party.nHad reservation and paid a deposit thought everything would be grand until we got refused entry by door staff no reason at all point blank refusal family and friends left standing in main street swords management wouldn't even speak to us ruined my wife's surprise disgraceful place.

Restaurant response:
Sorry to read about this, have you been speaking to a manager about this? If you would like to get in touch you can e mail us on info@empirebars.ie and we can give you a call back. Kind regards

Empire Bar and Grill

Names85
Dublin
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 03rd July 2016 (visited 22 June 2016 )

Empire is our favourite place to eat. Everything we have tried so far has been absolutely delicious. The service is completely flawless. The staff are constantly conscious of every person at every table. And the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, makes it very hard to leave! We usually dine with a person in a wheelchair and Empire could not be more accommodating to us, making everything smooth even if they have to go completely out of their way. We have found this to be hard to find in Dublin, and completely changes the dining experience for a person with a disability. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

Restaurant response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to review EMPIRE. Delighted to hear you are regulars here with us and that you have been happy with the standard of service on all occasions. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, Fionnuala

Empire Bar and Grill

vincent.hooper64963082
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 06th May 2016 (visited 29 April 2016 )

Four of us had a meal and drinks at this establishment last Friday, 29th April 2016, found floor staff to be very impatient and disorganised and considering we had a 15 minute prior wait for our table were quite disappointed by this clear show of blatant bad manners. When the starters arrived we were all shocked by the meagre portion sizes, especially considering the City Centre price charged. Worse was to follow as the two sirloin steaks advertised as being 10oz were simply nowhere near their description and it would have been a complement to brand them 6oz. We will not be returning to this place again and are only sorry we did not refuse to pay for what we received but decided not to let the incident upset our rare night out.

Restaurant response:
Good afternoon, We are most surprised to read this review. If you wish to provide us with your e mail address we can furnish you with numerous comment cards about our staff and their excellent polite manner and customer service skills. Secondly, we don't buy 6oz steaks, our steaks arrive to Empire vacuum packed and clearly marked 10oz. On the night of Fri 29th of April the General Manager and Group General Manager were on duty and would have happily discussed any issue you may have had with you. We feel that these comments are untruthful. Thank you, Empire Management Team

Empire Bar and Grill

corr.deborah1
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 04th March 2016 (visited 26 February 2016 )

Hi thank you Menupages we had a fantastic meal here tonight, staff so explanatory about the menu very friendly and helpful. The main course was delicious and the dessert to de for. We would definitely recommend the Empire. Many thanks

Restaurant response:
Hi Thanks for taking the time to write a review for EMPIRE. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed he meal and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to EMPIRE again soon. Regards EMPIRE Management Team

Empire Bar and Grill

bivers56

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 06th February 2016 (visited 29 January 2016 )

booked a table for two which was in a very busy area with people walking by constantly. Partner got sirloin steak €25 which was tough and I got duck which was even more tough! waiter brought us steak knife to help cut meats. Gave one free as a result of my complaint. €80 for this meal with bottle house wine wont be returning.

Restaurant response:
Hi there We are sorry to read that you didn't enjoy the experience at EMPIRE. We hope that you will consider coming back to us in the near future. If you wish to discuss this further please just mail us on info@empirebars.ie . Kind regards EMPIRE Management Team

Empire Bar and Grill

guinnessman
Dublin
81 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 13th January 2016 (visited 17 December 2015 )

There is a steak special for 10 euros. They don't seem to advertise it anymore but if you ask for it - it is available. I recommend this as value for money and the setting of the new style pub is great.

Restaurant response:
Hi , thanks so much for the review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at EMPIRE. We do have our Sirloin Steak for 10 euro available , all day Monday and Tuesday and 12-4 Wed Thurs and Fri. Again thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Reservations

Empire Bar and Grill

Names85
Dublin
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 14th December 2015 (visited 26 November 2015 )

Empire is our new favourite place to eat. Everything we have tried so far has been absolutely delicious. The service is completely flawless. The staff are constantly conscious of every person at every table. And the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, makes it very hard to leave! We usually dine with a person in a wheelchair and Empire could not be more accommodating to us, making everything smooth even if they have to go completely out of their way. We have found this to be hard to find in Dublin, and completely changes the dining experience for a person with a disability. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

Restaurant response:
Hi Thank you for taking the time to log on and write a lovely review for EMPIRE. We are delighted to read that you feel very well looked after here in EMPIRE. We strive to provide excellent food and customers service at all times. We look forward to welcoming you all back to EMPIRE again soon. Kind regards Avril Marketing and PR EMPIRE Bars Grill Venue Swords

Empire Bar and Grill

gaoife
Dublin
25 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:75%

Reviewed 18th August 2015 (visited 8 August 2015 )

Visited with a large group, the meals were good value but the food was average. I ordered medium steak and there was no red in it at all! The onion rings were massive and very stogy it would have been much nicer with stringy crispy onions. Desert was good. The table was in the middle of the bar so as the night went on it became impossible to hear anyone talking.

Restaurant response:
Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review for EMPIRE. We strive to provide excellent food at all times at EMPIRE. We hope that you will try out EMPIRE again soon. Regards EMPIRE

Empire Bar and Grill

guinnessman
Dublin
81 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 12th August 2015 (visited 11 August 2015 )

Very enjoyable lunch and recommended. I will be back as it is affordable and value for money.

Restaurant response:
Hi , thanks for taking the time to write a review for EMPIRE. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards

Empire Bar and Grill

lorna.christie5

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th July 2015 (visited 9 July 2015 )

Really enjoyable. The staff are attentive and friendly. Food was really delicious

Restaurant response:
Hi, thank you for the review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Avril Marketing and PR

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