Restaurant & Saloon

Dating from 1879, the historic Imperial Hotel in Amador City offers casual elegance in indoor and patio dining to visitors and local residents alike. The beautiful dining room has original brick walls graced with the paintings of Bay Area and local artists. This family-owned and operated establishment takes pride in featuring organic, locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainably harvested fish and seafood.

To our friends and valued customers:

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well in these challenging times. At the Imperial, we are adjusting to the reality that our normal operations must be put on hold while our community, state and nation battle the COV19 outbreak. For those of you who had planned to visit us from out of the area, we have cancelled all reservations through May 15th with no charge. We will continue to accept bookings for after that date with the understanding that they will be cancelled if the State of California has not lifted the stay home order currently in place.

The Imperial Hotel restaurant and bar will be closed for in-restaurant dining until that order is lifted. Our restaurant is offering dinner for pick up at the hotel, including curbside delivery, between the hours of 4 – 7 pm, seven days a week. Our menu is posted on our Facebook page (@ImperialHotelAmador), featuring many of the same delicious choices that have been on our regular menu as well as weekly specials that we will post on Facebook each Sunday. We encourage customers to order ahead by calling us at 209-267-9172 or emailing Those emailing an order should include menu choices and time for pick-up. We would appreciate payment by credit card at the time of order to minimize the time that our staff will need to spend at the time the order is picked up. Any gratuity that you are able to add will go directly to the kitchen staff that are preparing your meal.

We have intensified our cleaning and disinfecting protocols to protect you and our staff and are following all guidelines from the CDC for hand washing, avoiding touching faces, social distancing and the use of face masks. We are grateful that Amador County has had very few (3) confirmed cases of COVID19 so far and are appreciating our open spaces and clean air even more than usual.

For over fourteen years, we have enjoyed the challenge and rewards of operating the Imperial Hotel, meeting new and interesting people and making many new friends. This new challenge is difficult, but we will “carry on” and celebrate with you when we can once again greet you in person.

Please stay safe, stay positive and WASH YOUR HANDS!

With gratitude for your support,
Mary Ann McCamant and the Imperial Hotel staff

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The menu varies with the seasons and honors the simple goodness of the ingredients in the tradition of the finest California cuisine.

Dinner – Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 5 pm
Brunch – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 2pm (Brunch Menu)

Dinner Menu

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 a careful selection of award-winning local wines and four locally brewed beers on tap.

Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5 pm, brings a mix of locals and tourists enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music and camaraderie … in the Oasis Bar.

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“Unexpected treat was a local music jam session with free popcorn and fruit. Enjoyed some tasty local brews while tapping our toes to the music. … Locals quite friendly and struck up conversations with us. We thought we were simply booking a room for the night but we got a lovely and satisfying experience instead.” – Guest review 8/17/18,

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These popular events are held several times a year pairing wines from local wineries with a five-course gourmet dinner, including comments from the winemaker on the production and characteristics of the wines. Twice a year, a special dinner is held to showcase Amador County wines that win top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in January and the Amador County Fair Wine Competition in July.

Special room and dinner packages available for wine dinner guests.

Add your name to our email list to get notice of dates for upcoming wine dinners.

“Delightful dinner with locals and music! We were in Gold Country for a few days and drove over to Amador City from Sutter Creek for dinner at the Imperial Hotel. We stumbled into a weekly local happy hour at the bar, where folks from the area gather in the bar and local string band musicians jam for an hour or so. It was a friendly and casual atmosphere with good service and food. Fully stocked bar with many very high quality choices.” – B Zigas,