Northern California Dining June 03, 2018
This Underground Restaurant In Northern California Is Like No Other Place You’ve Ever Eaten
It’s no secret that Northern California is a culinary paradise. Our region is home to an endless amount of world class restaurants where both the food and atmosphere are absolutely spectacular. And as you’ll see here, you can even find these types of restaurants
underneath Northern California! This little known eatery is one of Sacramento’s best kept secrets. Don’t be fooled by the location of this underground restaurant. The environment is actually stunning and the food is just as incredible. Take a look:
Hiding beneath the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento is one of the most unique dining experiences in the state. Empress Tavern is the place to go for one-of-a-kind American fare, cocktails, and craft beer.
As you make your way downstairs, you'll be in total awe of the elegant and beautiful dining room. Boasting brick walls and large archways, it's truly the picture perfect place for a special date night.
The dining area is impressive, to say the least. It's hard to believe this space used to be two screening rooms that belonged to the Crest Theatre. The restaurant may be located in what is essentially a basement, but the atmosphere is alive.
The environment isn't the only thing that impresses. The menu is composed for meat lovers of all varieties. Executive chef and co-owner Michael Thiemann describes the restaurant's carnivorous vibe by saying "It’s like a steakhouse, but with all meats".
Empress puts a unique spin on classic meat dishes. The Fried Chicken Sandwich may sound simple, but that's what makes it so amazing. Served with shredded lettuce, house pickles, spicy honey, and mayo, the flavors interact with each other beautifully.
Their specialty is meat, and they do it well. On the menu you'll find mouthwatering items such as slow-roasted prime rib, pork spare ribs, sweet onion braised short rib, and lots more.
Be sure to bring a healthy appetite because they don't skimp on portions. And with sides like baked mac n' cheese and whipped mashed potatoes, you'll want to go all out.
Empress Tavern is located underground, but the cozy atmosphere and food selections will make you feel right at home. This is a truly unique experience that you don't want to miss out on.
Empress Tavern is located at 1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Have you dined at this underground restaurant? What a neat place! This restaurant just proves that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Check out our list of
12 Amazing Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurants In Northern California for more hidden gems like this one.