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Empire Steak House- East

4.6
664 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 664 people are saying
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4.7
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The a5 wagyu beef was amazing and the service was awesome.

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ArtemioH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, we enjoy all food & drinks, AWESOME

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vipGovernor
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan and the team were great with service.

Menu is complete and meets everyones needs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service’

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Yummy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Expensive. Steak adequate, but nothing special for the price. Everything is a la carte. Old fashioned menu Dark inside. Staff was very pleasant

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AlikiB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The manager was incredible.

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mariow
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was good, I’ve had better but the highlight was the manager Deca. He was very kind and helpful and made the evening that much better. I would go again.

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Hasana
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was by far the best steakhouse I have been to. The sautéed broccoli was amazing will be coming back .

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 31, 2021

Dear Hasana, 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 time at our restaurant and thrilled to hear your high praise! Thank you for the support, we look forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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ShameikaM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful... waiting staff was so polite ESPECIALLY the manager... food was great the setting was great would go back again and again..❤️

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Shameika, Thank you for choosing to celebrate this special occasion at Empire Steak House. Reading about your experience we feel delighted to know you fully enjoyed your time at our restaurant and that the food, ambience and service met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the city. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipFranciscoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They the best I love it

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 31, 2021

Dear Francisco, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your review. It's heartwarming to hear such high praise and to know that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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AMLP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deca and the servers were attentive and amazing. Every aspect of the night was beyond memorable and they greatly contributed to an amazing birthday for my fiancé.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House to celebrate this special occasion and for taking the time to share your review. It's a true delight to hear you had a great time at our restaurant and that the service met your expectations. Thank you for the support, we appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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DwayneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Could have been greeted better but food was good as expected

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Dwayne, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food however it's disheartening to know the service didn't meet your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FrankB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food excellent. Service very poor. Never greeted by waiter and no explanation of menu, specials, etc. Took forever to get food, never refilled waters, had to ask three times for the check. Admittedly, it was Mother's Day and very busy, but a very expensive place like this should have planned much better and done much better than we got.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Frank, Thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and we aim to cater to our guests to the best of our abilities therefore it's disheartening to the service was not to your liking. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us improve and a dedicated briefing has been held with the staff based on your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Service was the best part!!!! Waiter Albert was amazing haven’t had outstanding service like that for a group of 10 ever in NYC.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. It's heartwarming to hear you fully enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for the note on the service, we will certainly pass along the kind words to Albert. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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CBurto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. The spinach was over cooked but staff were very accommodating

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our restaurant for your dining pleasure and for sharing your feedback. Hospitality is very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed the service at Empire Steak House. We take great pride in the food we serve but in the meantime we always look for ways to improve. Your feedback has been shared with our kitchen staff. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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CeliaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse service was excellent food delicious beautiful inside very enjoyable will go back again

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Celia, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your experience with us and the community. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed your time at Empire Steak House. Thank you for the kind words, it's delightful to know the food, service and ambience met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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Yaya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend and we both loved it! Great service, delicious food, amazing ambiance!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Yaya, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing your comment. It's a true delight to hear that both you and your girlfriend fully enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambiance met your expectations. Thank you for the support. Hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend had an amazing experience at this restaurant! Food and drinks were wonderful as well as the atmosphere of this restaurant. Interior and music were really nice. We would also like to mention the service was on point and give special thanks to manager Deca for great hospitality!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. We strive to offer our guests an impeccable dining experience and it's lovely to hear you enjoyed the food, drinks and the atmosphere. Thank you for the note on our staff, we will certainly pass along the kind words to Deca. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! That’s all I gotta say.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for sharing your review. We are glad you fully enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. Thank you for the support and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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DavidJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate at both locations and everything at both was excellent. We will definitely return.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear David, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your experience with us and the community. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at both our restaurants. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at this location and we were not disappointed. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well worth the overall cost.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, It’s always a pleasure to hear from our repeated customers. Thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your comments with us. We are happy to know that the food and service here at Empire Steak House keeps meeting your expectations. Please stop by again. Looking forward to seeing you in the nearest future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a quiet night out. Amazing food, service, and place. Staff is very nice. Building is beautiful.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by and sharing your dining experience here. We are happy to hear our food, 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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JaklinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great service and great people working there , the food was so delicious and was my first time and definitely I will go back again ...

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear Jaklin, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. Here at Empire we pay special attention to hospitality and it’s very heartwarming to see it met your expectations. Thank you for the comment on the food, we are glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipGloriaK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,excellent food , recommend highly

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear Gloria, 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 the food and service met your expectations. Looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipwritegirl435
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was ok, but not a wow. Seared tuna was a bit dry & gray. Not the pretty red in the middle that it should have been. French onion soup was a bit bland in flavor and the cheese on top, which should be the best part, was more like just a simple melted mozzarella. Tomato and Buffalo mozzarella salad was decent. New York strip steak was good - the presentation on the sizzling plate and service by the staff for this item was excellent. Steak was asked to be cooked to medium but was more like medium rare so some parts weren’t desirable for my husband to eat. We were checked on several times by staff, items came out at appropriate times and the ambiance was nice. It was convenient to go there but not sure it will be a first choice next time. The service was better than the food the night we went so we might try one more time. Maybe the restaurant is still trying to regain its footing after these many challenging months. (2020/2021)

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 13, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to share your review. It's heartwarming to hear you enjoyed the service and ambiance however we are disheartened to read your review regarding the food. We take great pride in the food we serve, however we always look for ways to improve and your feedback is very important to us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OsoPardo
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always is a pleasure to have a high quality lunch

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 2, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to know everything met your expectations. It's always a pleasure to hear such great feedback and we hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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DonaldF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy I found Empire. Great food, reasonably priced lunch and incredible service

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 2, 2021

Dear Donald, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing this amazing feedback. It's heartwarming to hear you enjoy your time at our restaurant. Thank you for the comment on the food and also on the pricing. We are happy the food and service met your expectations and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the steak, better than Peter Lugar. Service was good and we got the dessert for free due to out anniversary. Definitely coming back but mainly for special occasions.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your dining pleasure and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. Steak is our specialty and it's a true delight to hear you loved it. We are glad you enjoyed the complimentary dessert and also the service. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 2, 2021

Dear Michael, Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to post your comments. It's a true delight to hear you fully enjoyed the dining experience and that the food and service were to your liking. Thank you for your support, we truly appreciate it. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great! The food was amazing! Definitely coming back again!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on March 2, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing this lovely review. It's a true delight to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. We take great pride in our food and service and we are glad everything met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was my birthday celebration in NYC. The ambiance was great. Staff was superb. The meal was ok. I had a filet, cooked medium. The outside was burned. Inside ok, but flavorless. I had sautéed spinach but again, no seasoning and garlic pieces were huge. I was displeased with the new everything else was superb. The male manager was inviting, friendly and funny. The staff was attentive and caring. My friend and I stayed for two hours because of the warm and inviting atmosphere. Just a shame I didn’t like my meal.

But I would go back, but maybe for a cocktail or dessert.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House to celebrate your birthday and for sharing your review with us and the community. While we are delighted to hear your kind words on the staff and happy to know you enjoyed the atmosphere and the service, it's disheartening to hear about your feedback on the food. We take great pride on the food we serve and we have shared your feedback with the kitchen staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, ESH Management

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joey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place....had the canadian bacon and the burrata as appetizers...porterhouse for 2....mashes potatoes and sauteed broccoli as the entree.. great food ...the service amazing... will definitely be back.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on March 2, 2021

Dear Joey, We would like to thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your thoughts. Glad to hear our appetizers, entrees, side dishes and service were 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 again soon. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really love this place. The steak was delicious. So happy to be able to sit in a restaurant and have a good meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and for sharing this amazing feedback. It's a true delight to hear your thoroughly enjoyed your visit and that the steak, which is our specialty, met your expectations. Thank you for your support, we certainly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! I had the Japanese wagyu rib eye and it was amazing. We where a bit set off at the price for a bottle of mascato, it was a $10.00 bottle in most liquor stores that cost $65 here. We just didn't expect to see the same bottle you could buy almost anywhere for that price.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on March 2, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and thrilled to know that both the food met your expectations. Regarding the wine, our prices are in accordance with the other upscale restaurants in the area. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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JOHN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughter and I had a great time at your establishment. The food and service were an A+. Ardy and Arty, the manager and waiter, really did an excellent job. They also gave us a tour of your new burger joint; hope to see it soon.

Thank you, John

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 2, 2021

Dear John, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for sharing this lovely review. We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time at Empire Steak House and that the food and service met your expectations. Thank you for the note on our staff, we will certainly pass along the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again at our burger house! Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on February 22, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting our establishment for your dining pleasure and for sharing your review. It's a true delight to hear you had an amazing experience and that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service everyone who was there was waiting on the same table when I arrived at 10::11 for My 10:15 reservation .... and when I finally got seated with my fiancé it was 11:43 and the food was nasty and rushed

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for sharing your review. Here at Empire Steak House, we take pride in the food and service we offer, and we pay special attention to guests’ feedback therefore it's disheartening to hear we missed an opportunity to meet your expectations. These are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to adapt and to offer an exceptional service to all our guests. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kind regards, ESH Management

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larlarlar8
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The wait staff could not have been more pleasant or attentive.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear guest, 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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Randall
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever. Great service. Will recommend to ever one if ever in NY

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vipEric
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good steak with service to match.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear Matthew, We would like to thank you for visiting us and for sharing your review with us and the community. It's heartwarming to hear you always enjoy our food and service. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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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 4.6 stars by 664 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.