Empire Steak House- East

4.3
448 reviews
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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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What 448 People Are Saying
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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant vide pour le déjeuner. Repas médiocre

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Empire Steak House last Saturday. Our waiter was very kind and offered great recommendations without pressuring us. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very comfortable. One of the best fine dining restaurants in New York City. We will definitely be back!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bone-in ribeye was spectacular. It was matched only by the service. Cheers!

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A
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

お料理美味しくて、ゲスト2人もまた食べに来たいと行っていました。メインウェイターは少し怖くて相性はあまりよくありませんでした。

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was just delicious as well as the apple strudel. The staff was attentive helpful and friendly .
Will definitely go back and recommend.
It was a treat to be in a restaurant where you can have a conversation and not hear everyone else’s

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location is our favorite one. Everything was excellent. Highly recommended to everyone. They helped make the evening extra special by accommodating my requests and being understandable when it came to my reservation time being pushed back due to traffic.

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b
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

The hamburger was like 1/4 pound advertise 1/2 bun yesterday’s meat dry thumbs down don’t go their

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Empire Steak House. We love the old school New York feel and service. The food was fantastic...our only concern was the noise coming from the upper balcony. There was a private party taking place and our seating was just below the staircase. For the price of our meal it was a bit annoying to hear the partying loud music and noise coming from upstairs. For such a lovely restaurant and venue it did put a damper on the evening. The regular restaurant music was fine...it was just the loud booming music from the upper level that was distracting and did not allow proper communication during dinner. The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating.

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was decent not great. Had much better filets from Empire West. Service was crap, our server was snotty and very unremarkable.
The place is beautiful and has a cool vibe.

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DP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Empire. Service was outstanding Food was delicious typical premium steakhouse fare. One issue, I had ordered my bone in sirloin medium well, with just a little pink, but came out closer to the rare side. I hate sending meat back to cook further as it then comes back too well done in most cases.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Despite booking, the restaurnat was close for private event without any sort of communication

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It is expensive but service and food are great. Enjoy

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j
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Solid wine list. A pricey spot to celebrate but worth it for the special occasion. We were a party of four and everyone left happy. All plates were enough to share so we got to sample every dish brought to the table. Not a bad item on the menu.

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MJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Empire! Frank was a sensational waiter. Looking forward to next year's visit!

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SB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic New York Steakhouse. Great food, service and hospitality. Loved every minute.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mr Hamit and Mr. Decca were beyond friendly and helped me and my fiancée in the best way possible. It was an absolute delight being in Empire Steakhouse and I can't wait to go again. Thank you guys

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd time there & I can never get enough. The food is beyond amazing & the ambience is wonderful

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The waiter was hard to understand and did not understand us brought me the wrong steak and left everybody else's dinner and they were done eating and then I had my steak brought to me after everybody was done and didn't offer any real kind of compensation so I will not rush to go back

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was impeccable as usual. We ordered the steak for three and it was cooked to perfection. Our waiter Alen was fantastic. Definitely worth the trip. We will definitely be back again.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on February 20, 2019

Dear Lance, Thank you for choosing to dine at our establishment and taking your time to share this beautiful feedback with us. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed our food as well as the service and that everything met your expectations. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, pre fix menu was a little pricey, but was able to avoid by ordering fro. Regular ala cart menu. Wonderful and thoughtful and attentive staff and amazing food

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PB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

we had an 8:30 reservation but waited 25 minutes for a table. The restaurant is too crowded for my taste. After dinner they gave us two glasses of wine to make up for the table being late.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was ON POINT. Well done Empire!!! :)

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WG
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the restaurant for Restaurant Week. There were many choices, unlike at other restaurants. Great wine choices at reasonable prices. Great service too. Lovely evening. We will be back.

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RP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent was seated immediately and the waiters were great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overall disappointing experience. Maybe I am a steak snob but this is by far the worst of the nicer steak houses I have been too compared to Del Friscos, quality meats, old homestead, keens, palm, capital, sparks, Lugers, Bobby Vans, Ben and Jacks, Wolfgang’s all far above this place. They strip steak tasted like something from a diner that was microwaved. The service was incompetent and disconnected from what was going on in the restaurant. I would never come back here again especially in NYC when there are 20 other steak houses worth going to.

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AZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Restaurant week disaster. Waiter not enthusiastic about restaurant weekend and then moved to service large party and never came back. Food was forgotten about and came out after other peoples and not warm.

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MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely time and thought the food, ambiance, wait staff, service, and overall everything about my lunch there was excellent

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our night at Empire Steak House was great! The staff are always very friendly and if ever they make a mistake (which isn’t often) they are quick to fix it. We will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a first at a steakhouse for me and we had a great experience overall.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly a wonderful experience, excellent service, food, and environment.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My friends and I ate at Empire for Restaurant Week. It was Superbowl Sunday so it was pretty empty. The food was OK, and small portion sizes, so definitely not worth their regular prices. The service was incredible though, very speedy and courteous waiters. The place is gorgeous.

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Y
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Inattentive, rude staff, dirty and worn-out cutlery and plates, the meat was burnt and tasted bad. Horrible choice.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After one waiter took my order, the other one came by a few minutes later asking if I was ready to order, it was not even busy at the time (I got there before 12pm)

Food wise, the quality is ok for the restaurant week price

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j
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the food was amazing, I thought it was a bit pricey. Also having to buy the potato and vegetables and salad separate I felt was wrong. For the price someone pays for the meat I think the others should be included

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were very good and my guest was very satisfied with them. One unlucky thing was that we had to wait for 15 mins or more until we took a seat although we made a reservation. But manager apologized for that couteously (some places never do that..) so the dinner was very satisfactory overall.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was bland. The drinks were good at the bar. It was over crowded and extremely loud. The seats are too close together .

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends for Restaurant Week. They have many options to choose from, and the food was delicious. The service was also great. Our waiter Franklyn and everyone else were very nice and attentive. I definitely plan to return.

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for Restaurant Week Winter 2019 with a few coworkers. Interior decor is really nice and gave off a nice fine dining ambiance. Booths looked comfortable, have some regrets not requesting one. Chocolate mousse cake was very delicious.

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