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.

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

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.

imperial hotel and restaurant in amador city - evening photo of saloon

“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.

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“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,