Empire Steak House- East

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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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Happy Hour & Oysters Specials

Managers pick of Wine, Beer, Spirits and Mixed Drinks at a special price.
Oysters $1.50 per person, American Wagyu Burger $13.95 available at the bar only!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 17, 2019

Ends: October 18, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Menu for your family and friends. Enjoy 4 course meal at $74.95 per person. The main attraction is our delicious traditional Turkey dish prepared to perfection. Join us in celebration of Americas favorite Holiday.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us with your family and friends this holiday season and enjoy our special 3 course meal price fixed menu $79.95 per person. For more information, please visit us at www.empiresteakhousenyc.com or call us at 212.582.6900 for reservations and menu information.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us with your family and friends this holiday season and enjoy our special 3 course meal price fixed menu $79.95 per person. For more information, please visit us at www.empiresteakhousenyc.com or call us at 212.582.6900 for reservations and menu information.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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What 519 People Are Saying
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EM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior meal, Daniel and team did a great job-birthday celebration was fantastic. Perfectly cooked steak, lamb, and lobster. Friday night not to crowded, so we had a nice booth and the wait staff was an A-Team. Will definitely recommend and return.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate such a special occasion and for taking the time of sharing this amazing review. We are thrilled to hear the food, service and ambiance met your expectations. Meat is our specialty and the seafood is always the freshest from some of the best food purveyors in the city. Thank you for you note on the staff, we will certainly pass along the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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BE
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been there many times. Always great !!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear Bob, Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your dining pleasure and for taking the time of sharing your review. It's delightful to hear the food, service and ambiance met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage and hoping you’ll visit us again in the nearest future! Looking forward to seeing you, Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you day, the entire experience was outstanding.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 7, 2019

Dear Gordan, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for taking the time of sharing such an amazing review with us and the community. It's delightful to hear the food, service and ambiance were to your liking! Thank you for appreciating what we do best here! Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic. Sam was great host

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 4, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our restaurant and for taking the time to share with us your review. It's heartwarming to hear that the food, service and ambiance was up to your liking. Our staff is professionally trained and we aim to serve each guest with the utmost respect they deserve. Thank you for your note on Sam, we will certainly pass along the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! Steaks rival any steakhouse in the city!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 1, 2019

Dear Chris, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and thank you also for taking the time to share this amazing review with us and the community! It's delightful to see that the food, staff and ambiance were up to your liking. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future! Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious steaks

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 30, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your dining pleasure and for taking the time of sharing with us your review. Here at Empire Steak House we take great pride in the food we serve and the quality of service we offer, so it is always a pleasure to receive a great feedback. Steak is our specialty, thank you for appreciating what we do best here. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service is very good, thanks to Daniel for his attentive work and recommendation

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 25, 2019

Dear Nabz, Thank you for choosing our restaurant and for sharing with us your experience! We take pride in our food and service, and pay special attention to feedback here. We are so glad you liked Daniel's service, we will certainly pass along the kind words! Hope to see you again in the nearest future. Kindest regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 24, 2019

Dear Carlos, Thank you for visiting our establishment and taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We greatly appreciate your review and are glad to see we have met your expectations! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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SN
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari and fries consistently excellent. Calamari is always a "melt in your mouth" experience. I decided on the Osso Bucco for my entree which was the special for the night. The meat was tender but the tomato-based sauce that was used to braise it wasn't the best i have had. My daughter's filet mignon was good however much of the outer part of the steak was "burned" even if temperature requested was medium rare. Service was excellent though with servers paying really close attention (maybe too much) compared to the other times we have dined here. Maybe it was the location of the table we were seated at which was toward the front of the restaurant. Empire is still one of the best steakhouses and wish their steak preparation was more consistent.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting and commenting. We take pride in our food and service, and pay special attention to feedback here. Thank you for your praise on Calamari and Osso Bucco. It’s disappointing to hear the sauce was not up to your liking, the chef is looking into it. Meat is our specialty, we're glad you enjoyed your Fillet Mignon. Our staff has been alerted about the outer part, however. We hope you visit again in the future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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RM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have ever had. Great ambiance and service. From the host to the table staff felt like we were regulars. Top notch

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 8, 2019

Dear Robert, Thank you for stopping by and sharing your dining experience here. We are happy to hear our service and ambiance were up to your liking. Here at Empire Steak House we pay special attention to hospitality and it’s very heartwarming to see it met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you in the future, Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service overall just amazing!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear Francesco, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and taking your time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here and thrilled to know that both food and service met your expectations. Looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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H
London
107 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We preordered 2 live lobster by phone. But nothing!
Even telephone receiver absent today they said.
One of my friend can’t eat meat! Especially amazing they never excuse !
We want leave and change restaurant but already open wine bottle! I ordered Marcham but they bring different one because of sold out I ordered.
Manager always ask us ‘delicious?’
Are you crazy!

JC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been in this restaurant several times and always it's been a nice experience. Unfortunately that was not the case this time. The quality of the food was not good and the service was very poor.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 11, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure, thank you for taking your time of sharing your dining experience. We are very disappointed to her about your feedback, as a team we take these issues very seriously as we take every step to assure excellence at every aspect. Please accept our apologies, we hope you would give us another try to meet your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you gain in the near future. Sincerely, Management.

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MI
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food=Fantastic
Service= Fantastic
Ambiance= Wonderful

I would highly recommend Empire for a wonderful date night atmosphere!!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on September 2, 2019

Dear Michael, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time of sharing your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, It is our pleasure to have met your expectations, would like to than you in advance for your recommendations. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Deca Nikocevic, is incredibly welcoming. A sincere gentleman.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, It is our pleasure to have met your expectations. Your comments about our manager Deca are welcomed and will be related to him and the staff. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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AG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The greeting was excellent and very welcoming. There was no explanation of sizes or cuts of the steaks when asked the waiter he just shrugged his shoulders !
The waiter made us feel like an inconvenience to him, the new trainee waiter was very helpful and obliging.
Great location and ambiance and one poor waiter.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Anthony, We would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated. Our apologies for staffs behavior and will addressed immediately, our goal is to please every guest at the best of our ability. We hope to see you in the near future you in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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V
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We loved everything about it except the instant mashed potatoes. We gave our feedback to the general manager about the potatoes and he emphatically denied the use of powdered mashed potatoes. There is no doubt in my mind that they were indeed powdered simply because I make both home made and instant and there is a distinct difference in the taste and texture. Besides, each of us felt the same way and that is NOT a coincidence.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, we are sorry that you felt negative about our mashed potatoes. Our commitment to providing best quality of the food is #1 priority, all our dishes are fresh and made from best products available. Mashed potatoes have no powder, made with best Idaho potatoes. We hope to see you in the near future! Empire Steak House Management.

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p
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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 on August 23, 2019

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
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good steak and service was great.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 22, 2019

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
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 22, 2019

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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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak dinner!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on November 12, 2019

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our restaurant and for taking the time of posting such an amazing review! It's delightful to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambiance met your expectations. Steak is our specialty, thank you for appreciating what we best do here. Please stop by again in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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 on August 22, 2019

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 August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 22, 2019

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
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 22, 2019

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 August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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 August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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 August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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 on August 22, 2019

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 August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 22, 2019

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 August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 22, 2019

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
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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 on August 23, 2019

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 July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 23, 2019

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 July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
67 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 on August 23, 2019

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 July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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 on August 22, 2019

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
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch! Highly recommend.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on August 22, 2019

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 July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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