Empire Steak House- East

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Steakhouse
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Empire Steak House on the eastside, showcases two-raised tiers featuring wrap-around booths, and hand-painted dome. The main dining room seats 140+, and is the ultimate location for all your party and dining needs. While Empire"s steaks are acclaimed for its famous dry-aged porterhouse for two, the rest of the vast menu is equally stellar, featuring a wide range of fresh seafood such as 4-to 5-lb lobsters, additionally our 50th street location offers specialty cuts like the Tomahawk, Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Cajun Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Double Cut Rack of Veal and an exclusive Emperors Steak for Two.The eatery offers a highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages and over 101 scotches to complement every dish!

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Happy Hour Specials

Managers pick of Wine, Beer, Spirits and Mixed Drinks at a special price.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 August 2019

Ends: 30 August 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 6:00PM - 11:00PM

What 499 People Are Saying
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Richmond
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Sorry to say that we were not impressed with the overall experience. The restaurant was relatively quiet, with exception of a party in private area upstairs. That should’ve been our first warning sign. In general you could tell this used to be a cool place with a long history, but a restaurant needs more than that to justify the prices on their menu. The food was tasty, but not remarkable. A medium-rate filet that lacks depth of flavor and a seared tuna that was closer to medium or well than rare (though, to their credit they didn’t ask a choice of “fineness”. A very nice wine selection, with a price that matched expectations. One expect to spend close to $200 for a dinner in NYC, but only if the delivery meets the quality of the expectation. Sadly this meal did not.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 9 hours ago

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious. Empire Steak House is management works with the staff very closely to offer the best of everything, quite sadly we have not meet your expectations. This matter will be addressed immediately and hope you will give us another try in the future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good steak and service was great.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and the service. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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ER
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed with the restaurant. The manager and staff were very friendly and accommodating making sure we had everything we asked for. The food was superb and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is beautiful and very comfortable and would urge you to ask for a booth when making your reservation. I highly recommend The Empire Steak House and look forward to returning for another wonderful meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience about the food, service and our staff members. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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MD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I ordered a steak to be cooked medium to well. My date ordered medium. My date got medium /well and I got well done. The sides were the best part of the meal

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Michelle, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, we will make sure it has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies if we have not met your expectations and hope you will give us another try in the near future. We want to assure you that we are working very hard along with our Chef to keep our food consistent as well as the service to meet your expectations. ESH Management

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was awesome...food was on point !!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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PH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful final meal in NYC prior to leaving for home. EVERYTHING was delicious! Thank you for a great meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Patrick, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience before leaving NYC. We are thrilled to hear that your feedback and hope to see you again on your next trip to NYC! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Service was not great. Everything took so long, waiters didn’t know proper english. The place looked like it was fake clean with little bugs flying around. Food and wine was expensive probably because of the location this restaurant is in. I would suggest everyone to go to a better steakhouse.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Servers were attentive and always there before you knew you needed them. Excellently prepared steak. Only issue is that when taking food to go, they didnt put all the food. About a quarter of the food we had left made it to the to-go plates, which we didnt know until we got home.

CA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful server! The food was delicious. Everyone was very attentive. It was my son's birthday and the staff rolled out the red carpet for him! Top notch steakhouse, we will definitely be returning next time we're in the city!

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch was fantastic, my colleagues and I very much enjoyed our time here. The only issue to arise was when the waiter tried to make conversation on a subject on which he was not well versed.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Helen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Lunch, however we apologize for our waiters interference with your conversation. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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BK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant week menu! The service was incredible. Accommodating and not a single person was pretentious. At the moment I arrived they were understaffed but not a single patron felt as though they were ignored or overlooked. Fantastic staff! I had fears the food would be sparing considering restaurant week. I was again pleasantly surprised. I ordered the bacon and the strip and a side and felt more than satisfied. Protip...try the bacon in their house onion roll from the bread basket. Incredible. They even pointed me in the right direction for a great cigar couple blocks away.

AW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our time at Empire Steakhouse was exquisite and very memorable. The food was superb and service was beyond excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Allie, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. Your remarks are appreciated about the food and Service, thank you for recommendations! We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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V
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

The waiter, Ray was awful and ruined the experience for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was delicious. Our wait staff was so attentive and accommodating to our party.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience in regards to food and service., thank you for your note as well. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was not great. We went for restaurant week. The portions were decent and it was a good deal, but it didn't blow us away.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible, they gave us the worst sitting.The waitress is very rude, he doesn’t know how to smile or make the guest feel welcome. Food come slow and the steak doesn’t taste good. The desserts tastes bad. Won’t come again.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, we will make sure it has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies if we have not met your expectations and hope you will give us another try in the near future. We want to assure you that we are working very hard along with our staff to keep our food consistent as well as the service, we you will give us another chance. MNG

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a dinner during NYC restaurant week. It was more than what we paid! Highly recommended!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Steak was good and food overall was good. Ambience was ok. Was there for restaurant week, but would probably try a different steakhouse for the normal price.

G
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit the Empire Steakhouse.

Menu is plentiful and meets everyone's desires.

Service is good and staff are pleasant.

Enjoy your dining

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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TD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We expected an expensive evening... but this was way overpriced. The steak was also over cooked. For $270 they should get the steak perfect

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Teresa, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, this mare has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies about your steak being over cooked and hope you will give us another try in the near future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were top notch! Highly recommend.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded a day ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining destination and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to meeting your expectations, thank you for your recommending us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful room. Gracious service, attentive but never obtrusive. Delicious, perfectly prepared food. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The biggest Tomahawk ever,yes and I finished all....was so delicious.Very impressed ,service very attentive ,can wait to go back ..Thanks for great dinner.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! We love our USDA Prime Tomahawk hand picked by our Chef in-house dry aged to perfection as well as other cuts that we have to offer. Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and outstanding service!

I would recommend The Empire for any occasion!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. No complaints.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your special occasion and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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SN
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I decided to try something new in our quest for outstanding steakhouses in NYC. Empire Steakhouse did not disappoint. The fried calamari was exquisite...melts in your mouth and comparable to the best calamari we have had in the world ever - which was in Rome, Italy. My daughter had the Filet and I had the Bone-in Ribeye. My ribeye was amazing! Juicy and flavorful. I enjoyed every bite. My daughter loved her Filet. Both portions were large and so we took the steaks home which by the way we enjoyed for another meal two days later. Even the side of steak fries was excellent. We had no room for desert but we will certainly return for another meal at this East side gem!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Guest,Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience you had at our establishment, your feedback is very important. So glad to hear that everything was enjoyable as we strive to offer an exceptional dining experience to every guest that walks through our doors. at your next visit our manager will prepare our signature desserts for you and your daughter. Looking forward to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse MNGM

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BR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

They were planning a private event. Totally ignored. We have 4-5 people wait on us so they would ask the same questions. Requested wine with my dinner never arrived. Wait staff was totally preoccupied with upcoming event. Very disappointing.

FW
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Great meal with good service. Great wine list.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Franklin, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure. Your ratings and comments from your dining experience are greatly appreciated. We are grateful you enjoyed the service and our wine list. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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I
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we arrived it was a great experience , we were treated and seated right away.
Started with the grilled Octopus which was outstanding.
The lobster ravioli and filet mignon were just just as good.
They were nice enough to bring a slice of cheesecake for our anniversary .
Service was excellent

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Guest,Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience you had at our establishment, your feedback is very important. So glad to hear that everything was enjoyable as we strive to offer an exceptional dining experience to every guest that walks through our doors. Happy Anniversary. Looking forward to see you again for any upcoming occasion! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Managment

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DF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Beef is NOT grass fed as advertised. Meat was good...but not grass fed.
The 'oxygen' based preservative is used on the lettuce and left terrible aftertaste.
Cannot abide sweet steak sauces.
Service and ambiance were impeccable. Perfect.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Deborah, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very seriously. There must be misunderstanding as we dont serve Grass Feed Beef (only USDA Prime dry aged corn based feed Beef) Steak sauce is homemade, sorry you did not find it enjoyable but it is an option for you to used it, all ingredients are listed. We hope that you will give us another try in the near future. Kindest Regards, Management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Restaurant,great food,great food,great atmosphere. Overall 100/100. My wife and I visited NYC and this place made our visit more than perfect. Thanks to all the staff,keep it up. All the best.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure with your wife while visiting NYC and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations. it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again at your next visit! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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RB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were fabulous! Food, delicious!
Great experience!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 11 hours ago

Dear Robyn, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE this place! Never been disappointed. I've recommended several of my business colleague, with positive feedback. There are so many steakhouses in NYC, but they do it right at Empire Steak.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Edith, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience, we are very happy to have meet your expectations. Please inform us of your recommendations as we are grateful of your kindness. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Waiters are too allover u!! No space

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Julie, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, please accept our apologies about our waitstaff performance. We will address your issue at our daily meetings to prevent this from happening in the future. We hope you will give us another try in the future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

nice food , friendly staff, good ambience

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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SH
New York Area
349 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic space. Good food. Wonderful service. Food for a crowd with diverse tastes— something for everyone on the menu.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Sharon, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience, we are very happy to have meet your expectations. it is our with pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Professional and attentive service in a refined, elegant atmosphere with wonderful food.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations, our staff will be very happy to hear about your remarks. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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NI
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spent my 21st here absolutely amazing place, could not have asked for a better waiter. The surf and turf was absolutely perfect and all the sides were delicious. Recommend the Strawberry 54 for drinks

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear Noah, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet your expectations with food and the service as well as cocktails. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Happy 21st birthday from the entire staff. Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food!

KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location in a former opera house and jazz club. Atmosphere is outstanding. Maitre de Deca is awesome, visiting to make sure all good. Amazing ribeye and filet.

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