The Empire Grill is located inside the Venus de Milo Restaurant and Banquet facility in Swansea, Massachusetts. After passing by the restaurant on multiple occasions, Mike and I finally decided to stop by.
Because I am a vegetarian (and most of the entrees are meat based), we decided to stop by on a Friday night for 1/2 priced appetizers at the bar. On Tuesday-Friday nights (4:00-9:00pm), The Empire Grill offers half priced appetizers if you sit at the bar.
The Greek themed decor including the mythological murals were very nice. However, the restaurant did seem to be catered to an older crowd (I didn’t notice any younger diners). The bar area was completely empty on a Friday night, which was pretty strange. Drinks were very expensive ($6 for a draft beer).
I ordered a bowl of Minestrone soup and had to send it back – who puts meat in Minestrone?! I have never seen this before! We ordered a few other appetizers including: mozzarella sticks (too dried out), Margherita pizza (very good), salads (nothing special), buffalo wings (boyfriend like them), and Clam Chowder soup (Mike though it was pretty good).
Overall, I would skip The Empire Grill in Swansea. I didn’t enjoy the lack of vegetarian options, the overpriced drinks, or the older atmosphere.
The Empire Grill inside the Venus de Milo
75 Grand Army Hwy
Swansea, MA 02777