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Empire Steak House- East

4.4
721 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

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What 721 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family week for son in college

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vipPaulD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SenadT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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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.

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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 …🗽

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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!

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

Best steak you will ever have!

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RosarioA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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

Outstanding service. Food was excellent!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Always amazing food and outstanding service !

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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
35 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
70 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
38 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
1 review
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
44 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.

JE
vipJES1
New York Area
15 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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great atmosphere and the staff was really nice and friendly

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Temily
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We had dinner around 9pm and I’m not sure if it was that we were one of the last tables or what but our food was mediocre for a steakhouse. Baked clams we ordered were horrible and so fishy- we didn’t eat them because they tasted horrible. The waiter was so nice enough to offer another option instead which I really appreciated. We both ordered steak and it was just okay. I usually rave about the steak but it was just ok, nothing great about it and it had so much fat in it. It wasn’t the piece or cut of steak to blame just looked so unappetizing. We didn’t get dessert because we were let down with dinner but once again our awesome waiter went out of his way and brought us out a tiramisu to share. It was really nice of him. The service was great but too bad that the food wasn’t. Because of this experience I probably won’t be returning to an empire steakhouse anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The ambiance was very nice and calm. The restaurant week steak was very fatty I barely had any meat of the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
France
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value steak house with great service.

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DanielM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had great service with food that was well prepared and great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tried to go here for restaurant week and i thought the food was a little above average. Maybe the regular menu would be better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! You have to have the porterhouse steak !

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Cymone
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and portions for the price. We loved it and will go back again

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vipeastsoutalot
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a meal. The reastaurant week menu was fine although only two courses.
Service was really special

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 4.4 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Empire Steak House- East does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/store/gift-cards/.

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.