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Empire Grille at Venus de Milo

75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777-3296
+1 508-678-3901
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
5 days ago
“Quick ride from Newport, RI”
17 Oct 2016
“Food always superb and served piping hot! Huge portions!”
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777-3296
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice atmosphere we were seated as soon as we arrived, the wait staff was attentive and the food was very good, my husband ordered the lobster casserole and loved it! It was worth the trip over from Newport, RI.

Thank pamelalQ2006PK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a guest at function last night at your venue. I will start with the positives. The venue is clean, the soup is delicious and take that as a compliment because I usually do not eat soup. The hors d'oeuvres were nice and the...More

9  Thank Lovetraveling97
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Lobster bisque was served barely lukewarm and way too salty and I only had 2 spoonfuls. We ate at the bar and the bartender asked if it was ok and i let him know it was too salty. He asked if i wanted something else...More

2  Thank Lee W
Reviewed 23 March 2017

First time visit-Really Impressed. Great menu selection-had the baked seafood platter, combination of fish, lobster tail, scallops, stuffed shrimp and clams-delicious! Server was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. Will definitely go back.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

First time here as we heard the stuffed lobster was amazing, among other things. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and seated by the manager in the utmost professionalism. Our waitress, Sherri, was everything you'd want in a waitress and more! She...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times, we are never disappointed. There's always a great variety of food options and specials. But the bacon-wrapped scallops are always delicious.

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

With reservations for twelve in the lounge we were seated in the restaurant due to personnel issues. We sat at 6:30. We were served at 8:30. One of our party was forgotten. His meal arrived after the rest of us finished dinner. The waitstaff was...More

8  Thank Jan K
Monte F, Manager at Empire Grille at Venus de Milo, responded to this review

We are very sorry for both the lapse in response to this review and for your experience with us. We apologize for that uncharacteristic service that you received that Saturday. We also regret not being able to give you the privacy of the lounge, in...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband has his birthday at the Venus Empire Grille. Twelve family members were there including 4 grandchildren. Several of my kids and grandkids have allergies to some type of food. Our waitress was wonderful, especially asking everyone what or if they had an allergy...More

Thank judithsilverman
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We used to go to the Venus Di Milo for lobster about 2x a year. This time we went to have something different. We found out that they have changed their menu and have a new chef. We were very disappointed in the menu. We...More

1  Thank BigOldie
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, her grandfather and I went here as it is a favorite of her grandparents. This is THE place to get lobster in the area. No matter how you want it prepared. They both got their's "baked & stuffed" and it is a full...More

Thank QuahogRob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777-3296
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +1 508-678-3901
  • E-mail
Elegant, gracious and evolving, Empire Grille is highly acclaimed for its savory, decadent cuisine and sensational beverage collection. We have provided over 56 years of quality service to our guests and local communities through the passion and dedication of our top-notch staff. Whether it be for an intimate occasion, a celebratory evening, or a beautiful dining experience with friends or family, we are here to serve and exceed your expectations through our handcrafted dishes & uncompromising service. With a strong emphasis on seasonality & perfection, Chef Todd Kozaka is always on the lookout for fresh, inspiring ingredients to craft his masterpiece dishes with. We pride ourselves on serving the best seafood catches New England has to offer and bring in the most delectable and freshest ingredients from prestige local markets. Chef Todd's immense culinary talent combines distinctive preparation and cooking techniques that fuse enticing flavors to bring you mouthwatering composed dishes. For your delight, our sommelier-designed wine list is comprised of high value wines that deliver flavor far beyond their cost. Indulge in our array of specialty cocktails, crafted with passion & distinction. Our libations are built around our house-made bitters and feature chef-inspired, intricate garnishes. Each libation is designed to be complex, seasonal, and long.