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Imperial Hotel & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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14202 Old Highway 49, Amador City, CA 95601-0212
+1 209-267-9172
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 14:30
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Morgan Hill, CA
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner reservations at the Imperial Hotel Restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a wonderful time. We arrived a bit early and while our table was being prepared, the hostess served us a glass of wine in the bar. The bar area is beautifully restored, full of charm and elegance - you can just imagine the folks... More 

Thank DQuilter
Sacramento, California
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to this restaurant. Service was ok, and it was quiet enough that you could talk and be heard. The Ravioli appetizer was presented poorly and was of average quality. I had the Steak Frite which was very good, the mashed potatoes were average and the aspargus very good. The apple cake and vanilla ice cream was poorly plated,... More 

Thank John H H
Redwood City, CA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Classic old hotel with a great bar and restaurant. Had breakfast out on their front patio. I stayed across the street in the old Supervisor's cottage. Mid-way between Plymouth & Sutter Creek, so location is perfect.

Thank dominoman
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a charming brunch, the decor, food and service were impeccable and full of charecter. Though dining with kids – everyone found something they liked on the menu. Recommended for travelers who wish to immerse in the vibe of gold rush era towns.

Thank CASD312
Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

After fitting us same day wasn't enough! Their food and service was top notch! Our server had just returned from living in Hawaii and didn't miss a beat on knowledge of the menu and timing of everything. There was a special holiday menu that our husbands had which was dungeness crab chowder, green salad with citrus vinaigrette, bistro steak and... More 

Thank Sue C
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stayed in the cottage. Comfortable bed. Clean. Walls are a bit thin as you can easily hear the tv going in the next room. Included breakfast was just good.

Thank CAtraveler2k
Sacramento, California, USA
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111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and staff handled our group of 18 with care and efficiently. We were seated in a side area with plenty of space between us and other diners. Well done. Good draft beer from Amador Brewing Company. I ate the grilled polenta with onions and mushrooms in an average red sauce, spinach was a welcome side. The bread was... More 

Thank Dave T
Aptos, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The dining room, located in the hotel, has the old exposed brick walls and you can feel the gold rush era. The old bar is also fun to see. My husband really enjoyed his duck but my pasta was overcooked and my salad was drowning in dressing, so I can't rate the food too highly. Service was very good. There... More 

Thank 32345
Auburn, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went in with a small group of couples and each couple got separate checks the house added 20% tip. Well OK but the tip was calculated after 8% tax was added so I guess I tipped Jerry Brown 20% too. These people must think their customers can't do math.

Thank toyota_john
Yorba Linda, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us had dinner on the patio in front of the hotel last Saturday. The village had a wine tasting event and there was an open air auction across the street for a charity event. On another corner there was life music provided with pleasant old songs (incl. Beatles). The atmosphere was great. Our waitress recommended the course of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14202 Old Highway 49, Amador City, CA 95601-0212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Amador City
  • Phone Number: +1 209-267-9172
Dating from 1879, the historic Imperial Hotel in Amador City offers casual elegance in indoor and patio dining to visitors and local residents alike. This family-owned and operated establishment takes pride in featuring organic, locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainably harvested fish and seafood.

The menu varies with the seasons and honors the simple goodness of the ingredients in the tradition of the finest California cuisine. » Sample Dinner Menu Dinner at Imperial Hotel Amador City

The Oasis Bar at the Imperial Hotel is an experience in itself with its antique barstools, old gaslights and creaky floorboards. The bar is stocked with a large selection of spirits and California and imported wines and beers. The wine list features a careful selection of award-winning local wines. Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5 - 6:30 pm, a mix of locals and tourists enjoying hors d'oeuvres and camaraderie ... in the Oasis Bar.

Dinner - Tues-Sun, starting at 5 pm
Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 9:30 - 2:30

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?