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Empire Steak House - West 52nd Street
Empire Steak House - West 52nd Street

Empire Steak House - West 52nd Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/index_site.php
  • Phone: (212) 582-6900
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:30pm Lunch: Monday - Satuday: 11:15am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Friday: 11:15 am - 4:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:30pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From corporate events to private affairs; Empire Steak House offers a tailored menu for both in-house and off-site catering. Empire can cater for 1,000+ guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Empire Steakhouse in the heart of New York City's Rockefeller Center is the ideal space to host any event from graduation dinners and birthday parties to rehearsal dinners, weddings or corporate dinners. Our professional staff at Empire Steakhouse is happy to cater to your event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Planner (888) 804-0725
  • Special Events & Promotions: Empire Steak House offers private dining on the mezzanine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Aves
  • Public Transit: E,V to 53rd Street Stop
    6 to 51st Street Stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paid parking across 52nd from the restaurant on the north side of the street.
A word from Empire Steak House - West 52nd Street
In the heart of Manhattan, located in Rockefeller Plaza comes yet another icon EMPIRE STEAK HOUSE. Created by the prominent founders of BEN AND JACK’S STEAKHOUSE, Empire Steak House offers one of the best prime beef dishes out there, the porterhouse. The delicious seafood dishes also deserve a lot of attention, from the fresh Chilean sea bass to the Norwegian salmon, and topping off the menu, a delicious and tender 4 lb lobster. All are complemented with a variety of side dishes such as German potatoes and creamed spinach. Empire Steak House offers a large selection of appetizers, including the cold seafood platter, served family style featuring lobster, jumbo shrimp and crab meat cocktail. So come in and experience a steak house like no other. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Steak was fantastic - almost as good as the original. Steak sauce is pretty close to Luger's sauce. But the menu also has many more options than Luger's. Dining room looks old and dark. Bathrooms are NOT wheelchair accessible, so plan accordingly. Place was empty when I went on a Friday evening - not sure what that says. I asked waiter to let me pour my own water and serve my own steak, but he kept coming by. Guess he was bored. So go for the food, not the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was good, not exceptional , worse than it used to be a few months ago. Some seafod of the "Seafood pasta" was definitely not good at all, perhaps old. Service was good, but waiters were inclined to speak too much with customers."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Don't waste your time or money going to this place."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyable evening, Food was great, Team was accommodating to additional members that joined mid meal. Staff was great and the management team had drinks with us at the end of the meal which was a lovely touch"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our whole experience here was great. From seating us earlier than our reservations to the quality of the food, everything was great. The food itself was top notch. My steak was one of the best I've had in the city. Our waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. What put our experience over the top was the attention to customers from the manager. He stopped by the table to ensure everything was okay and was "hands-on". "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Luigi was the commensurate host. Made dinner into an experience. Recommended without reservation!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Staff was extremely rude. They rushed us out of the table and they took my plate before I had finished. I asked for my steak medium and they brought it well done. "
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "As always superb, outstanding and spectacular Empire never disappoints Best steak house in NYC with the best steaks, seafood and salads.. Leo makes a mean margarita.. Great experience "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Staff was very cordial and attentive. Menu was as expected for a steakhouse. Servings were large. Appetizer and entree would have worked for two. Stuffed portabella was great. Did not order the steaks. Maybe next time"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "one of the best steaks i have enjoyed in new york and service was fanastic "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "7 of us were treated to a great meal and very attentive service. It was not cheap but left an impression that will not soon be forgotten. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had a excellent time at Empire Steakhouse. The food was great as well as the service we will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "A salty, flour-thickened sauce unexpectedly covered an overcooked prime rib. Room looks like the restaurant was an afterthough. Servers seemed to be unhappy with their jobs. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We recently spent a few days in New York City - a mini-honeymoon and a chance to leave the cold winter behind for a bit. On our list of things to do was find a great steak house where we could relax quietly and enjoy a great meal and some good wine. We were greeted by the owner, and our waiter could not have been more attentive. We never had to look up or around when we needed anything - it seems he was always nearby, though we never saw him or felt crowded. We had the Porterhouse for 2 and German potatoes - divine. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the potatoes were a perfect side. We stayed for over two hours, and can honestly say that this meal and experience was one of the highlights of our trip. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We went to Empire for our anniversary. We had calamari, Canadian bacon, steak for two, mashed potatoes and chocolate soufflé for dessert. The service was perfect. They served everything and made sure we had a wonderful experience. I chose them on a recommendation from a friend. Let me say I was not disappointed. It's a great atmosphere and the food is delicious. If you're looking for a quiet place to celebrate a special occasion or just a quiet romantic dinner, this is the place!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Although there was only one other table that was occupied, we waited almost an hour for our food, and the waiter could not have been less interested in providing customer service. When we had questions about the menu, he seemed annoyed, and when our food finally arrived, four out of eight dishes were burned. We were given free dessert and after dinner drinks to make up for our experience, which we appreciated, but it was a staff event and it was very disappointing to have it go so wrong. I've dined here in the evening (this was lunch on a weekend) and had a great experience. Don't know what happened this time. "
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation through Open Table for a party of 5. It was a business dinner. The folks at Empire Steak House were most gracious when we arrived, helped with our luggage (because we had not gotten to our hotel yet), and proceeded to provide a fantastic dining experience for our meeting. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Genuine hospitality, warmth and care from the owner to the busboys with excellent steaks and chops makes this a true neighborhood "gem"! Porterhouse for two is outstanding and a relative bargain compared to other midtown steakhouses. Deserts are also incurably addictive paired with perfect coffee and, typically, a complimentary after dinner/lunch cordial."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great place for lunch - food is pretty good as well. I highly recommend both locations but still to prefer to the 52nd street location."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Nice place, my steak was a little bit too "burnt" outside to be a medium cooked steak. Also, one would expect a quieter environment from such a place but it seemed people feel forced to talk very loudly while eating... Very careful service, and you pay for that."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We picked the Empire Steak House during Restaurant Week because of the choices on the menu as well as the reviews. We weren't disappointed. There was no attitude for ordering from the special menu. The servers couldn't have been more helpful in making suggestions. An appetizer of fried calamari was delicious and more than ample. The caesar salad was okay (nothing special). The filet was excellent and extremely tender. The dry-aged sirloin steak on the bone was really tasty. The carrot cake for dessert was scrumptious! There were several nice choices of wines by the glass (at reasonable prices). The only disappointment was the lackluster bread but this was far outweighed the the rest of the dinner."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We would not return. Despite the fact that we had a 7:30 reservation, we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. To his credit, the manager asked if we wanted cocktails courtesy of him while we waited, which affirmed our belief that the wait was going to be long, even though we kept being told we were next in line. Moreover, the potatoes were fake--they came out of a box. Shame on a steakhouse for serving powdered potatoes. The steak was good, but we've had better. The serving sizes were generous."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We came here for Valentine's Day. And being our 1st trip to NYC where we know service competes with SF restaurants, they did NOT let us down at all. Wait staff were kind and always there when you needed them... almost stealth-like. Food was GREAT from how it was prepared, portion sizes, meeting our dietary needs/wants, everything. They even had red roses for all the women that night - which made me feel special. Their wine list was massive and had great options at all price points. They never rushed our meal and did everything to make the night fun, special, memorable, and tasty. If you are visiting in NYC or live there, give yourself a steak night treat and go to Empire Steak House."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had an 8:30pm reservation and it took 30-40 min before i was seated. Very displeased about that. Then the waiter brought out rolls for the table and they were VERY HARD!! and they tasted stale. The butter was so hard . The waiter hardly ever came back to ask us if we needed anything. The steaks were not well done like we asked for but it took so long for the food we ate it and the food was not even that hot. Once we paid one of the cards had declined and instead of the waiter giving the young lady a min to call her bank he hovered over her as if we were going to stiff him 53$ That was very rude and when i asked him to give her a min he would not move. I would NEVER EVER go to this resturant again nor would i recommed this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for nyc restaurant week and the food was great and the service was good! Highly recommend the filet mignon"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Visited for NY Restauarant Week. They were VERY busy but everyone agreed it was due to the promotion and there is no way this place could be that crowded on a Wednesday night. The ambiance is nice, nothing special; a classic steakhouse look. Service was a bit spotty but again very likely due to the crowd; you could see the stress on the faces of the wait staff and hosts. My wife had the filet mignon and I had the sirloin, both ordered medium rare and they nailed it. Mashed potato side was just OK, a little too buttery for my taste and we also shared a plate of steamed broccoli that wasn't super-crisp like we prefer but wasn't bad either. The new NYY steakhouse is one block down and we'll likely hit that first next time in this area."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Service was very very good. Went for Restaurant Week. I had fried calamari as the appetizer, and it was a good portion. For the entree, filet mignon which was well worth it. It came with broccoli and mashed potatoes, both were unexceptional and reminded me of public school lunch sides. Good thing I ordered sauteed spinach as an extra side as it was delicious (although had to pay extra). Each member of the table had chose one of each dessert, all of which were okay, and nothin write home about. Prefix also included tea and coffee."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his bday march 6th. They had alot of choices for their restaurant week menu. The bottle of wine was inexpensive but great. We had a reservation for 8:30 took us about 20 minutes to be seated. The staff was great. The salmon was cooked just the way I liked it. The waiter did spill my water accidentally while serving us. They did mix up our sides as well but the food was great. At the end they sung happy bday to my boyfriend. He enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Place was great. Great food and service. Really enjoyed my evening here and would definetly go back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The receptionist was too busy worrying about being cold and standing in the corner than to actually greet people. I booked my reservation at 8. The incompetent receptionist (3/6/14) told us the wait time was 15 min, which we werent too happy about but it was reasonable. 15 min later, she seemed to have forgotten about us, then she says another 20 min. This is not proper customer service. Finally,the manager took us to our seat. He said hi to every guest and is the only reason Id come back. The waiters were nice, the food was decent. Waiting 40 min. to be seated was unacceptable. Went to Smith and Wollensky today, and was seated instantly. The proffesionalism of their recepetionist/waiters were the level i expected you guys to be."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Just left Empire Steak House on the last night of Restaurant Week. All four of us were THOROUGHLY disappointed. They rushed us like I've never experienced. Hovering over the table, serving the food WAY too fast. Even when mentioned it, they still did it. Plus the food wasn't good. Filet Mignons were fatty. Servers didn't know which were the ones that was ordered rare, medium rare, and medium and servers didn't care. Realize they are busy for Restaurant Week but if you're thinking of going there, DON'T - it was awful. There are so many other steakhouses in NYC that are so much better. Thankfully the company we were with was GREAT but the place itself - NEVER AGAIN! AWFUL!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you're into steak or good food in general make a trip here. I went for Restaurant Week lunch and was impressed by the list of options they offered. Tasty filet mignon and the chicken parm looked good too. Will be back for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "NYC restaurant week began... I did not have a chance to visit any restaurants. At the last minute, me and a friend made reservations and the rest is history. The wine was to die for. The filet mignon was tender and the cute of meat was amazing. The service was fast yet friendly. I enjoyed every minute of dinner. I will go back :-)"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Lunch at Empire Steak House was enjoyable. Food was delicious. Service was first class, atmosphere pleasure ,great value. Would come back again."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Had dinner with girlfriends to celebrate someone's birthday and decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week. We have been to Empire Steak before during Restaurant week. They have many selections and their steak and lamb chops are delicious. There are seafood selections as well. Service is very good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I tried it for he first time thinking restaurant week...it should be better than Normal since the point of it is to get people to dine and come back for other occasions like anniversary birthdays etc First the hostess was nice. We were seated right away even we came half hour early. The whole time we didn't get a smile from the server. Our appetizer tasted great and were rushed to finish. Main course came in very very small portion but we were not inform of that prior to ordering . We asked for medium rare for our meats. We gat a medium and a well done which I did not expect to see in a nicer manhattan restaurant. We did not get an apology from he server or the manager. Actually the manger went to every table except mine Very unprofessional"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I went in for restaurant week. Everything except the steak was good. My steak was thin, over seasoned, and overlooked. I guess I won't be coming in again for restaurant week."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food excellent, service excellent, but too noise on the day we visited. Way too much people because of the winter restaurant week."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great time! Staff was friendly and welcoming! The food was plentiful and tasty."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "As a guy I visit a few steakhouses during restaurant week. Notably, Empire Steak House has bacon in appetizer menu which is not too common for restaurant week. The meat I had was filet mignon with heavy mushroom source. It was delicious, but I normally prefer rib or porterhouse with little source. I need to come back to conclude my review of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/3/2014