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Empire Little Bar Bistro - CLOSED

257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
+1 757-626-3100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
19 Jun 2016
“"Stay in your lane..."”
18 May 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately as of this writing this establishment ceases to exist. "Word on the street" is because parking isn't ideal; I beg to differ. I believe this place closed because it lost its "identity." It thrived for 15 years when it sat on the corner of...More

Thank NYCdudeInVa
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Little Bar Bistro group has closed this location on Granby Street. A new upscale Mexican restaurant is scheduled to open in this location during the summer of 2016.

1  Thank Chili J
Reviewed 22 March 2016

My wife and I came here for dinner the other night and, like all the others, had a meal that was second to none. Everything from the welcome to the service to the food was all outstanding. The sad part is that they will be...More

1  Thank JimCarroll3
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Should have been going here all along. So awesome. But we were told they are closing after being on Granby for 16 years due to decreased business due to lack of parking. What a bummer.....

1  Thank Yorkdog
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Empire was better before the price hike. Still, the tapas dishes are varied and flavorful, and there is a wide selection of wines and beers. It is not as crowded as days past, but still worth a visit.

2  Thank Lynn1950
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We really enjoy the Empire. The tapas menu is the most varied and inventive of all the tapas places I have been to. Really like the ginger potstickers. The specials are always worth trying. The drink menu is Extensive, if you don't see what you...More

2  Thank dcb4scuba
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Friends always say "give me a little place, good atmosphere and an innovative menu". Well, here you go Norfolk. Dining in the evening I like tapas (small plates) so Empire is always a favorite. The bonus here is that Empire is always surprising me with...More

2  Thank St_Louis_MOD88
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This gem of a restaurant on Granby Street in Norfolk should be on everyone's "can't miss" list. Great food, service and atmosphere...the small plates are perfect for sharing and sampling and the chalkboard specials are quite delicious. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JimCarroll3
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We were at another bar and had been there a while so we asked the bartender where there was another good bar and were told "Empire", even though it was right next door. We were 3 of the only 6 customers in the entire place...More

Thank jeff f
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to a night out with friends and Empire came highly recommended. Our server greeted us promptly and even though we had a large group (13) we were seated immediately. After placing orders for drinks and food the wait started. It took...More

Thank mariediaz7
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Granby St, Hawthorne Suites, Norfolk, VA 23510-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-626-3100
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