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Empire Steak House - West 54th Street
Empire Steak House - West 54th Street

Empire Steak House - West 54th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 586-9700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday and Monday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday through Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 12:30am
    Serving Breakfast from:
    6:00am - 11:00am Monday - Friday
    7:00am - 11:00am Weekends and Holidays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jack Sinanaj
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: R or N Train to 57th street and 7th Avenue
    E Train to 7th Avenue (53rd street)
  • Parking: No
A word from Empire Steak House - West 54th Street
Empire Steak House, conveniently located at 237 west 54 street near Broadway, showcases modern décor in a classy, but trendy atmosphere. The all-white marble bar and sprawling dining room provide an additional air of sophistication. 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, Chilean Sea Bass, Salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, towering seafood platters, and much more. The eatery offers a highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages. The Zagat rated restaurant is owned and operated by the Sinanaj family. The Sinanaj’s success dates back to their first restaurant opening of Empire Steak House in 2010. The space is 4,500 square feet and can accommodate 230 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, private rooms available!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I took my Fiance here for dinner and when I made my reservations I asked for it to be special and they made sure that it was special for us"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "From when you first walk in the door, you feel welcomed. Jack and his staff go out of their way to make you feel special, as if you had been there 100 times. The steaks are excellent and cooked to specifications. The filet mignion is a generous size ( I either split it with a girlfriend or take half home) and I love the peas and onions dish. The salmon is excellent too, as are the sides. A must try - the Truffle Mac & cheese yummy! You really can't go wrong with any of the choices. I have been there a few times and the staff is always friendly and attentive. There is a nice outside seating near the bar area, perfect for drinks in the summer to catch up with your friends. This will definitely be my hangout wih the girls! ;-)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I want to start off by saying I've never felt more comfortable in any other NYC steakhouse actually restaurant I've ever been in. Went for dinner after an early show with my wife and the food was absolutely spectacular, never had a filet that tender and juicy before. The service was outstanding. I felt like royalty. Definitely my go to spot."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Phenomenal service and food. My brothers visiting NY an wanted a good steak dinner. Good isn't the word. Definitely a top 3 Steakhouse in NYC!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "No complaints about the service. Excellent staff. The steak was a bit charcoaled on the outside. The sides were good. I would give them one more try."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went to see Cabaret at Studio 54 and Empire was perfect location right across the street. Was hoping for ok but we got great. Firstly, the service was outstanding. They knew we were going to theater so they paced our one hour fifteen minute dinner accordingly. The food was terrific! Oysters on half she'll, salads fresh and crisp, amazing grilled tuna steak, astonishing ribeye perfectly cooked, make sure to get side of bacon it's yummy!! They took perfect care of us. Even offered complimentary aperitif but we were already on way to theater! Will definitely return. Kudos Empire!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed eating T this restaurant almost as much as the show. Staff is very attentive. The food is prepared to order and is excellent quality. Prices were high for some of the entrees."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We have eaten at every one of this pair's restaurants. The food is always delicious and we feel so welcome. So nice to find them on the west side."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I found the food to be quite good, the service was attentive and the atmosphere very relaxing. It is also conveniently located."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This steak house was a real find. However it's claim to fame should be the surf (no tiny tails here) in the turf as 67 was a real bargain. The staff here was attractive and open no weird booth reservations for people who never show up, if your their they seat you were you want. If your nice and deserve a good meal just go."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Hosted our dinner for Mother's Day with 10 family members in attendance. Absolutely superb service. Provided a private room for us. Sammy our server was the best. I trusted them to make this family gathering very special for us and they did not disappoint. Everyone was so happy with their food and the service. Can't say enough good things about them."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have never been to this Restaurant and I decided to try it based on the Tv commercials and I could not believe it was really good. I will go back again some time soon. I was told that they recently opened this location and i love how modern inside it was. I dont like dark dreary places like other Steak House Restaurants are in New York City. Thanks for a great dinner. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This was a wonderful place to dine & celebrate my wife's birthday. The steak is the absolute BEST!!! The german potatoes had such great flavor. The wine was great too. I'ma start my wine collection. My wife definitely enjoyed herself. She was surprised when they brought out a slice of chocolate mousse & plain cheesecake. We shared the porterhouse for 3. GO FIGURE!!! LOL!!! A wonderful restaurant. We will definitely BE BACK FOR MORE!!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was empty but it was a Monday night. Food excellent , service excellent atmosphere romantic but very few people."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This was a perfectly good steakhouse meal, with their Peter Lugers-y horseradish steak sauce (though here it's much thinner, so it just tastes like cocktail sauce). The ambiance was very hotel lobby, though, and the service was odd -- waiter had a little trouble understanding us, but then seemed offended when I clarified my order to make sure it was correct, and then again when we didn't want him to put more fries on our plates for us. With so many other great options for steak in the city, I doubt we'll be back, but it was a perfectly good meal and you certainly wouldn't leave unsatisfied if you found yourself in the neighborhood and in need of some red meat and asparagus. (Though the Palm a few blocks away is a better option.)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Steakhouses have to achieve a certain level in NYC to be seriously considered. It's a very appealing room. Standard steakhouse appetizers, salads, beef cuts and sides. Tomato and onion salad was heavier on onions than tomatoes (and onions could have been a sweeter variety). Sirloin steak was chewy and a bit stringy, and despite being ordered 'naked', arrived in 'jus' and salt.( However, as it was not true 28-day dry aged beef, this was beneficial mistake). The baked potato, though, was perfect---true steakhouse variety: immense, with flavorful interior and charred crisp skin.."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This location presents a different, more lively ambiance. Food is the same quality as 52nd St and I think we had a new server since the service was a little slow at times and I was charged for 3 Prix Fixe meals, instead of two. Easily forgiven as everything was corrected quickly and the manager checked in periodically. You can't really go wrong here as even things like the sauteed broccoli are cooked to perfection. I never had cooked broccoli that maintained such a fresh and crunchy texture. If I have to nitpick, the lobster in the lobster bisque could have been more plentiful and slightly less rubbery but it wasn't bad and they could have a bigger beer selection. Huge portions and I leave stuffed every time I'm at Empire."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Looking for a great meal on a Saturday evening before a concert can be daunting. Elegant, relaxing environment with outstanding staff that were both attentive and unobtrusive. Our fish entrees were enormous portions PERFECTLY cooked. I am very particular about salmon. The other entree was grilled yellowfin that was like a well grilled steak, medium rare. Both were moist and delectable. The baked potato was the huge steakhouse kind and our vegetable sides were hot, expertly made and irresistible! Who ever says that about creamed spinach. We could have easily lingered for dessert, after dinner drinks etc for the whole evening as we were encouraged to do by the waiters and host. A must for the next stay in the theater district."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been to many steak houses in Manhattan and this was most disappointing. For the price, there are many steakhouses that are better. I will not go to this restaurant again. Although cooked rare as requested, my ribeye steak was tough and chewy. The sides were ok but again, overpriced."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service and enviro men were nice. However, the food was not up to the quality of the prices. My ribeye was a little over cooked and baked potato seemed as it had been cooked yesterday then reheated for my meal. Furthermore, both lacked good natural cleaver. As a rule if I have to use your special steak sauce, then your steak is not up to snuff. Overall, if you want a nice steak there are better options in NYC."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Best Steak in NYC! Owners Ben & Jack ALWAYS make you feel welcome. Great wait staff and great room. Very extensive wine list also."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food was terrific and service was stellar. We were there early so it was quiet. Great for steak and seafood. We went back for desert and nightcap after the opera, and it was equally good and great service at the bar."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I mistakenly reserved a table at the 54th street location because the address cuts off on my smart phone app. We actually dined at the 52nd Street location. The host called the 54th Street location and sorted it all out for us. It was a Saturday and we arrived just before noon. We were the only customers in the restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was very good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were 12peoples group last night. Their warm service with a sense of distance was great. Food was delicious.Each meat has larger portion as we usually expect, but it also helped out our mood. I recommend this restaurant to my friend, especially for corporate dinner and so on. Their great service would definitely assist party planner!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I have been to many steakhouses in the city and this was towards the top. Although we went for restaurant week we weren't treated any differently. The service was fantastic but a little on the slower side but overall great experience!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Me and my co-worker had dinner here during restaurant week and eveything was great."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very good food. Sat at the bar, and was impressed that the bartender actually remembered me from the last time I was there several weeks ago with my wife. The food was cooked to perfection, the drinks were great. My only small complaint was that room temperature was cold. Then again, its been one cold winter!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I came in here for restaurant week. The food was incredible! Prices were reasonable and the service was great! My servers name was Carlos and he did a great job. I fell in love with their chocolate ice cream! The place looked. Beautifully and romantic . Everyone was so nice. The waiter was not the only one checking on us, the manager did too. I loved it. My boyfriend and I had a great time."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The ambiance was good for a group. The service was excellent. Waitstaff very polite and attentive. Good door greeting. I had the Fried Calamari - 2nd best I've had - First was in Rome, Filet mignon with mashed potatoes and broccoli..a RW staple. Tasted excellent size of filet was a tad on the small side. Pretty Good mushroom sauce. Tiramasu dessert delicious but a supermarket sample sized portion was ridiculous. Don't know whose idea that was. Tasted just like what I cook at home. I am an excellent cook, but this is the first time I got my own flavors at a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Being fans of the 'Peter Luger' type steak but never being at Empire's sister establishment, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this new restaurant. Shrimps were giant-firm-properly chilled. Crab cocktail-large lumps. Steak done as requested and German potatoes filled with onion & flavor. A mishap with our wine was handled immediately (an appropriately). In addition, management even went over-board with gratis dessert as an apology! The 'French' service needs to be polished to strike the proper balance between 'elegant' and 'obtrusive'. If you live in the neighborhood-you have a gem. If you are visiting NYC and are near W54th you can bet on a great steak."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First, the tablecloth had an enormous grease spot on it and though I pointed it out, nothing was done--except I was thanked for saying something. Next, the lobster spaghetti was served with a big plop of spaghetti topped with a sprawled lobster in its shell; there was no way to eat it without making a mess; we asked for it to be taken out of the shell; it was. Finally, I asked for a glass of red wine and chose an Amarone without knowing the price: $34.95 FOR A GLASS. Yes, $34.95! At least we should have been told the price: we weren't. Think twice before going. We won't return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Recently opened and not very busy on the night we went. We were more than half hour late and a third of our party did not show up but nobody gave us any hint that that would be an issue. The service was excellent plus. In fact I have been in NY more than 15 years and this must be the best I ever had. The portions were bigger and the beef more tender than Luger's, Wolfgang or Ruth Chris and perfectly cooked to order. Seafood platter was very fresh. In conclusion, if you want Luger+ quality without the obnoxious service and attitude I strongly recommend Empire. Definitely moved on top on my list."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "For Saturday evening at 7pm, the restaurant was just beginning to see the dinner trade, with many more wait staff than customers. The steaks and sides were excellent and we felt tended to constantly....except when it came time for the check. After declining dessert and coffee, we seemed to become invisible to our waiter and the other staff, waiting thirty minutes to get the waiter's attention and request the check. He seemed surprised that we asked! It made for an awkward end to a very good and expensive dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was good. The waitstaff was attentive without being annoying. I had the calamari (delicious), the shrimp scampi (ok), and cheesecake (good). My date had the canadian bacaon (good), the kobe burger (good), and tiramisu (delicious). My only complaint is that I dined here during restaurant week and had to ask for the restaurant week menu."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Had a group of 14 and the service was great. Besides the meal being impeccable one of our guests left their bag behind and one of the servers literally chased us down 4 blocks away to give us the bag back. You don't get service like that in a lot of places."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were sat at a very small table that could barely fit our plates, we were also sat along the walk way which the table was so small i was being bumped by everyone walking by, this was the waiters. I was very displeased with the sitting arrangement, there were plenty of bigger tables available that couldve accomidated us. i was here on a date with mypregnant wife, and it took 2 hours for us to get our first appetizer. Not only that but customers that were sat after us received thier food quicker then we did. Me and my wife are very ddisappointed and will not be returning to this establishment. It was a date that felt ruined by lack of professionalism you would expect in such a restraunt as this one."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was possibly the best dining experience I've ever had. The owner was there and was very interactive with my girlfriend and myself. We had a great Valentine's day here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here with my wife on valentine's day, fried calamari was entirely too greasy and served with what seemed to be ketchup. Steak was pretty good however they did not cook it to specification we both ended up with well done. German potato was great. Desert was also not all that great, the red velvet cake is nothing but a sponge cake dyed red, pecan pie is ok however the ice cream that came with it had a hair in it. Service was atrocious, took a very long time to even bring the bread basket, waiter forgot my drink and we had to wait a really long time between course changes and also took forever to come and check on us after we got our main course. This would have been OK at about half the price but not at what it was."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent steak. Onion Rings superb. Salad with Bacon very tasty. As good as it gets!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I chose Empire Steak house because I was looking for someplace close to the theater we were going to. It had pretty good reviews and was able to seat us when we needed to. I was disappointed when we pulled up because I saw it was associated with a hotel. Usually those places aren't that great. We had about an hour to eat and then walk to the show. We let our waiter know up front we were on a bit of a time constraint. We ordered a salad and the filet mignon. The steak was surprisingly very good. It was cooked perfectly. They served it on a hot plate.The service was good and they were friendly. I was impressed with it. Is it the BEST steak I've ever had in NYC - no. But it was very good and I would go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014