The sumptuous Empire Restaurant has a room adorned with chandeliers and marble walls, reminiscent of a royal dining room despite the relaxed jazz in the background. A band plays popular numbers at the front of the restaurant to musically welcome arriving guests. The menu maintains a New Orleans feel, offering dishes such as jambalaya rice, Creole-style fried chicken and grilled red snapper. This is a great brunch for seafood lovers, with a fresh counter full of scallops, crab claws, jumbo shrimp and mussels.