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Empire Steak House- East

4.3
730 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 730 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was perfect!

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Jesus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and service. While they took too long to bring our food (the place was full) the maitre'd came to our table and gave us an appetizer as a cortesy. The food was good. I will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst steakhouse experience ever!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and ambience and close to my office on 51st and Lex for a good steak during lunch and after work. The service was quite slow this time and the dining room was not full at all.

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MarcusB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service! Food and drinks were amazing.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Marcus, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience through this amazing feedback! Here at Empire Steak House, we take great pride in providing top-notch service and food, with our specialty being steaks. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your dining and service experience and that our food, drinks, and hospitality met your expectations. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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BiancaN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and environment was elegant and very nice! I believe he was the manager but he would always check on the tables to see how we were doing and how the food was. The food was so great!! We had the NY sirloin, filet mignon & a side of Mac & cheese and they were all delicious! We went there for our anniversary and it was really sweet that they gave you a celebratory slice of cake. Overall, this is a great place. Can’t wait to try their burger spot next door!

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SUSANH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his 55th birthday. We had a fabulous and well need romantic dinner. I recommend highly going to Empire Steak House.

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vippmbt
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Worst meal ever. Menu grossly overpriced. We have been there before Covid and it was excellent. We were very disappointed.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 1, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your pleasure of dining and for taking the time of sharing your review. We are deeply sorry to hear about your experience, as what you describe is not only far from what strive for, but also really uncommon based on all the feedback we receive from our guests. We would love to have more information on your reservation (date, time, name) so we can look further into the matter with our staff. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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DavidT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going to NYC steakhouses for more than 20 years and the porterhouse that we had at Empire was one of the best that I've ever had. The service was also excellent and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Overall, very pleasantly surprised. We will be back!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear David, We would like to thank you for choosing to dine with us and sharing this great review with us and the community. Reading about your amazing experience, we are delighted to know our food and service met your expectations and allowed you to enjoy a wonderful dinner. Steak is our specialty and we are very proud to hear it was cooked to perfection as we always aim to cater to our guest to the best of our abilities. We hope to see you soon. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Manager was awesome and made sure we were being served well. Steak was spot on! We got the porterhouse (yummy!) portion was generous! Soups and sides were delicious!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your dinning experience. We are glad to hear our food and service were up to your liking as we take great consideration of our guests needs and requests. It is very heartwarming to read you enjoyed your dinning and hospitality experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family week for son in college

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with Empire Steak House and for sharing your great experience with us and the open table community. Our aim is to cater every guest to a perfectly cooked meal with an amazing service. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your family dinner and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipPaulD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in NYC ever. Steaks were perfect!!!Highly recommend can’t wait to return.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Paul, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for sharing this amazing review with us and the community. Reading about your experience, we feel happy to know our food and service met your expectations. Our aim is to cater every guest with a wonderful dinning experience and perfectly cooked food. We are glad to hear you will be visiting us again in the future and we are looking forward to it. hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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SenadT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant staff, great ambient and a very professional service . This is a place where you want to take people out for a night to remember.
Highly recommended!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Senad, We would like to thank you for sharing this heartwarming review with us and the community. We are happy to hear our food, ambience, and pleasant hospitality met your expectations. We take great pride is presenting a perfectly cooked meal, paired with professional service to cater our every guest request and need. thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good vibes and had the best steak I’ve ever had. Very appreciative of the tiramisu on the house to celebrate me and my girlfriend’s anniversary.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Sean, Thank you for choosing to dine us for your anniversary. Here at Empire Steak House we take great care for detail by presenting a perfectly cooked meal and exceptional service. We are very happy our steaks and professional staff met your expectations and we are looking forward to host more celebrations and dinners with you. Thank you for your heartwarming review! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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samedS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff and great food
Beautiful location and classy ambient
From 1-10 I would say 12 …🗽

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Samed, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dinning pleasure and for leaving such a kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinning experience and that both our food and service met your expectations. Looking forward to see you again! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even better!!! My husband and I went for dinner for our anniversary and they made sure we had the best time. We both ordered the filet mignon and it was amazing with the peppercorn sauce. We also ordered the creme brûlée and the cheesecake which were both sooo delicious!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Jessica, Thank you for choosing our establishment to celebrate such an important occasion and for taking the time to share this sweet review. It is always a pleasure to hear that not only the food but our service was up to your expectations. We count with a extensive menu full of items that are rich in flavor, specially in the desserts selections. We would love to invite you to visit us again in the future. Looking forward to see you! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipKate
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak you will ever have!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Kate, Thank you for dinning with us and sharing your experience with this heartwarming review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your dinning and service experience and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. Looking forward to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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RosarioA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Too expensive. But meat was awesome. Thanka

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Rosario, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are thrilled to hear our food and service reached your heart expectations, however our food prices are current with other fine dinning establishments in the area. But our menu is extensive in both for Lunch and Dinner. We would love to have you again and recommend other items on our menu to your preferred liking. looking forward to see you again! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipYummy1
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was excellent!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our establishment for dinner and sharing your amazing feedback! It is a true delight to read that you enjoyed our delicious food and detail centered service, as we try our best to make every guest have a dinner experience to remember. Please stop by again in the future. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend. The food and service was outstanding.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for choosing our establishment to enjoy your dinner and for taking the time to write such an amazing review. It is very sweet to hear that our food and service reached your expectations. we would love to see you again some time soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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KellyKelz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and outstanding service !

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Ms. Kelz, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for dinning with us and taking time to share this amazing feedback! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dinning and service experience and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. Empire Steak House would love the opportunity to host dinner again for you in the future. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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Andash
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and courteous staff. I would definitely return for a future meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Andash, We would like to thank you for stopping by and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. It's heartwarming to hear you enjoyed the food and the service and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They lack hospitality, expertise, safety, honesty, and welcome. I had a table of two with a bill close to $500. They poured my wine I ordered into a broken glass. My waitress was not knowledgeable of menu food options. The chefs gave me lobster bisque with huge lobster shell in it. The bronizo I ordered without capers came with capers never to be replaced. Albert, the manager, added an 18% gratuity to a two person table, the reservation was for four but was reduced to a party of two. Albert lied to me and told me it was the restaurant policy to add gratuity because of the money we spent there. After I noticed the inappropriate gratuity, I said I was going to leave a Yelp review of my experience then he apologized, took the original receipt, and gave me a 10% discount and removed the gratuity (only after I said I was leaving a review) I felt judged and not welcomed. Albert, rushed us from the beginning before we sat down saying the kitchen was closing when though we had a 9pm reservation. I told him I was insulted the that 18% gratuity he had put on my bill for a party of two, and that I’m a 20% tipper even to a waitress that didn’t deserve it or one that did not even crack my fresh black pepper I asked for. She’s sweet, she just needs training.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting us and for commenting. Here at Empire Steak House, we take pride in the food and service we offer, and we pay special attention to guests’ feedback. It’s disappointing to hear we missed an opportunity to meet your expectations and our management has been alerted about your experience as we aim to cater to our guests to the best of our abilities. We hope you visit us again in the future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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QMB1
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall very good steak house. Service was very good except they were very understaffed. Quality of steak very good. Unfortunately under staffing due to Covid.

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GakuS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Steak is poor quality. Baked clams are tasteless. Bread was cold.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Gaku, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for sharing your experience with us and the community. While we are happy to see you enjoyed the service and ambience, it's disappointing to hear the food was not to your liking. Steak is our specialty and our seafood is always the freshest available from some of the best seafood purveyors in the city. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipMensuraCec
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Mensura, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad you found everything to your liking and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! Would recommend 100x!!

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vipSometimeNYC
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to Empire since the pandemic began and I am happy to say that everything about our experience was worth the trip. We started with the Calamari and the taste and freshness is consistent. The squid itself may have been smaller than in the past. We shared a bone-in ribeye and the filet mignon. The ribeye is my favorite and it was perfectly seasoned and cooked. We had a side of the steak fries and it’s always perfectly done. Expensive fries but always amazing! The ambience and service are always excellent- it’s quiet with servers singing the occasional birthday song for a few guest tables. Empire is a gem! It I s our family’s favorite steakhouse in Manhattan!

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vipDLWTOYS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good. never disappoints. Our favorite steak house in new york city

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Elle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just okay, but the vibe of the place is cute and staff was nice!

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WesleyC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Lunch

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vipNick
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Came for restaurant week and added a few items off the regular menu. Thick cut bacon was great, but steak was underwhelming (perhaps it was because it was from the restaurant week menu). Staff was very nice and service was great.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Nick, Thank you for visiting our dining establishment and taking time to write a comment. Here at Empire Steak House we strive for the best service and we are happy to see it met your expectations. However, it is very disheartening to hear about the steak did not meet your expectations. We take pride in the food we serve and always look for the ways to improve. Hopefully you’ll give us another try in the future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything about the experience was above estimations. Best service I've received this far. Food was very fresh and seasoned well. The staff had excellent communication skills about special requests, meal prep and more.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at Empire Steak House and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. We are happy to hear you found the food well prepared and service fast and efficient. Hospitality is very important to us and it's a true delight you enjoyed your dining experience. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cozzy and elegant place. Food was simply amazing and service was great. They even stopped us on our way out to call us back and give us a free drink and cheesecake as it was my birthday. Highly recommended. Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had ( porter house, mac cheese and creamed spinach !)

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear William, Thank you for choosing our establishment to celebrate your birthday and for taking your time to share your experience. It's a true delight to hear such a high praise and to know you enjoyed celebrating this special occasion at Empire Steak House. Looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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VKVK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Albert(manager) was extraordinarily nice- it was my brother’s b-day and he made sure we have a great time! Would love to visit again :)

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and taking your time to share your experience. It's heartwarming to hear you and your brother enjoyed your visit and that the food and service met your expectations. Thank you for the note on Albert, we will certainly pass along the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipjudithv
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the sirloin steak was delicious - cooked as i had requested -
the service was excellent, friendly waiter and captain -
i will definitely return

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Judith, Thank you for dining at Empire Steak house and sharing your experience with us. It’s delightful to hear the food met your expectations. Steak is our specialty and we are happy that it was cooked exactly as you requested. Thank you for the high praise on our hospitality. Our staff values each of our guests and makes sure they receive the best service. Please stop by in the future. We are looking forward to seeing you. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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NirmalaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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vipJES1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very accommodating, atmosphere was great and it’s location is convenient. Will definitely revisit Empire again.

Janet Spampanato

FAQs

Empire Steak House- East does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Empire Steak House- East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 582-6900.

Empire Steak House- East is rated 4.3 stars by 730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.