Welcome to Amador City … Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant

All restaurant, bar, and hotel guests must observe Covid-19 Safe practices of face coverings and social distancing.


Step back in time to 1879 when the Gold Rush was in full swing, Amador City was a bustling mining town, and the Imperial Hotel opened its doors to prosperous Victorian hotel guests. Today the miners are gone, but Amador City retains its historic character, and the beautifully restored Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant still offers a warm and gracious welcome to visitors to the Gold Country.

Described as “both elegant and whimsical”, with a “rich, seductive opulence”, the Imperial Hotel & Restaurant in Amador City is a place where time does not stand still, but it does slow down. Local residents and visitors mingle over cocktails in the Oasis Bar. Hotel guests sip a glass of wine or cup of tea on the balcony overlooking the town or on one of two native stone patios. A book or magazine selected from the hotel library leads to an afternoon of lazy inactivity. Here for the weekend? Plan to join us for dinner – relaxing, delicious, historic and memorable!

Spend an afternoon visiting the many award-winning, family-owned small wineries in nearby Shenandoah Valley and Fair Play. Browse the antique and specialty shops in Amador City and Sutter Creek. Return to our regionally acclaimed restaurant for a relaxing meal featuring locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainable harvested seafood. Then simply retire to one of our nine handsome air-conditioned rooms with private baths and look forward to a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Dinner:  Wednesday – Sunday, from 4:30pm to last seating at 7:30pm

Please call us for reservations: 1-209-267-9172.
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wine fest poster The Sutter Creek WineFest is returning this year on Saturday, November 13th. 20 local wines, gourmet dessert bites, live painters, art cars, dancers, and music throughout town. WineFest proceeds go directly to support: art classes in elementary schools, free concerts in local parks, and scholarships for rural kids studying the arts in college.


We are gearing up to start offering Winemaker’s Dinners once again, and we are delighted to join with our Amador City neighbor, Holgate Hill, for the first one on Friday, December 3rd. Rob and Cassidy Holgate produce small lot affordable wines grown in the Sierra Foothills. We’ll be pouring their Chardonnay, Rose, GSM, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah for our 5-course dinner. (Rob Holgate, Wine-Shepherd, pictured here)

The full menu is available here, but don’t wait to sign up, especially if you want to take advantage of the rooms available for the Winemaker’s Room and Dinner Package: dinner for two and stay the night in our hotel for $335+tax. Stay a second night for just $125 additional. Dinner only: $95/person.

On January 28, 2022, we will welcome back DiStasio Vineyards for a Winemaker’s Dinner featuring their expanding offering of Italian varietals grown on their designated historic vineyard. The Winemaker’s Room and Dinner Package will be available for this weekend also.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE: 1-209-267-9172 or info@imperialamador.com

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“There is a rich, almost seductive opulence to this brick 1879 hostelry that comes at you in whispers and peeks.” –Sunset Magazine.

Featured in Wine Spectator Magazine as a recommended place to stay and dine in the Sierra Foothills and Gold Country wine regions.

Celebrated by D’Vine Magazine for our Restaurant.

Featured in San Diego Magazine – January 2018!