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ABOUT EMPRESS TAVERN

Empress Tavern's Chef & Owner Michael Thiemann spoke with Visit Sacramento about the story behind his restaurants Empress Tavern and Mother and shared his favorite spots to eatdrink and watch live music in Sacramento.

Interior of Empress Tavern

"Empress Tavern if four or five times the size of my other restaurant, Mother. It's subterranean. There's no light, and it's a meat-focused rotisserie. It's my nod to the Crest Theatre in a lot of ways. 

The Crest Theatre has been around for a hundred plus years and has been through a few different names. Its original name was the Empress Beauty. 

So I wanted to create something that felt like it has been unearthed, or that it's been open for a hundred years. 

I wanted it to be a carvery with simple, really homely food that's cooked well, with the responsibility of keeping it local."

Interior of Empress Tavern
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