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Ron (46) Rochester, New York | February 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
We stopped there in late January with the Finger Lakes Beer Trail winter Passport. My 2nd time here. We ate/drank at the large bar. Food was good. Their house beers were mostly good.
cratez (185) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2013| Updated December 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
When I visited: Late September 2013.
What I had: Hop Harvest and India Pale Ale on tap, two orders of Sweet Fire Fajitas (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), Chocolate Lava Cake to split, a couple of white wines for my partner.
What I liked: Attractive interior, plenty of space between tables, efficient and welcoming service, delicious food, both beers impressed (esp. the Harvest), fair prices, our server gave us the addresses of nearby craft beer stores when I asked where I could get a good haul.
What I disliked: Nothing.
Would I go back? For sure. Empire is an ideal spot for dinner and drinks if you happen to be in Syracuse.
Overall Rating: 82
cfrancis (82) Ottawa, Ontario | November 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went here for dinner with the wife. Awesome ambiance being in the basement and exposed brick everywhere. Tap list is all Empire brews but everything that I had was great. Food was above average as well. Everything is locally sourced and delish.
mjpeterson812 (9) Ohio | October 20, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Recently stopped here on our way up to Nova Scotia. My wife found this place via TripAdvisor.
Nice selection and variety of beers on tap. I had the IPA which was really nicely done. Very hoppy with plenty of citrus and pleasant bitterness. Food was excellent. My wife had the elk tenderloin and I had the Sweet Fire fajitas, which have andouille as the meat...very unique and so very good. We had to wait about an hour for a table on a Friday night but worth the wait. Our server was laid back yet attentive. A couple reviews we saw said this place could get noisy but sitting in the side room, it wasnít bad at all. A great local spot!
AirForceHops (108) Epping, New Hampshire | August 15, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in for a late night snack and a beer flight on 19 July 2013. We order the Truffle Fries and they were tasty. But letís face it, we really wanted the beer. The brews are very average with no real standouts. On the positive side none of the brews had any problems. If I had to pick one place to go in Downtown Syracuse this would maybe be the third place I would choose.
MaBeer1972 (84) Taunton, Massachusetts | September 17, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A big, noisy place in a basement of a brick building. Loved the atmosphere. Decent selection. Got a saison and then a rye ipa. Decent stuff, but not mind-boggling. Big menu, lots of selection. Got the catfish burrito. Sounded good, but was a bit overdone with too much lettuce and the tortilla was cold. Iíd be willing to give it another try if I was ever in the area again.
Radek Kliber (201) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 25, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Not as busy as other spots. Average to good service with average feel. Nothing out of ordinary. Decent prices.
Boutip (60) Gatineau, Quebec | July 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is located in the older (and nicer) part of Syracuse. Large pub located in the basement of a building with a large bar and loads of seating area. Place was mostly deserted in the middle of the afternoon during the week but I can see how this place can be packed. Large selection of tap (around 12 or 13) so it is always possible to find something you will like. Food was quite good and the kids enjoyed their lunch which was quiet cheap by any standard (one adult lunch, three kidís lunch + dessert + two pints for less then $35). I would definitely stop by again.
AleWife725 (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple visits. Beer can be pricey and place can be mobbed, but yet I still stop. They always have at least one "omg, I have to try that" beer. The first time was a beer made with concord grapes (wow, was that grapey!) and the second time was a wit made with lemon peer, ginger, and lavender. These guys donít skimp on the flavor! I do like this place a lot, and I will keep going back to see what they create next.
Mickey42 (3) Syracuse, New York | June 18, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good place to get a local brew..if you can get a table.
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