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Empire Steak House- East
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cajun Bone-In Ribeye Steak
Steak was perfect!
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.
The worst steakhouse experience ever!
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.
Outstanding customer service! Food and drinks were amazing.
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.
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!
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.
Worst meal ever. Menu grossly overpriced. We have been there before Covid and it was excellent. We were very disappointed.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Family week for son in college
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.
One of the best meals in NYC ever. Steaks were perfect!!!Highly recommend can’t wait to return.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very professional staff and great food
Beautiful location and classy ambient
From 1-10 I would say 12 …🗽
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.
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!
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.
Best steak you will ever have!
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.
Nice place. Too expensive. But meat was awesome. Thanka
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.
Outstanding service. Food was excellent!
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.
I would highly recommend. The food and service was outstanding.
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.
Always amazing food and outstanding service !
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.
Excellent food and courteous staff. I would definitely return for a future meal.
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
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.
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
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.
Steak is poor quality. Baked clams are tasteless. Bread was cold.
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
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
Incredible food and service! Would recommend 100x!!
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!
always good. never disappoints. Our favorite steak house in new york city
The food was just okay, but the vibe of the place is cute and staff was nice!
Great food and great service!
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.
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
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.
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
It was amazing
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 !)
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
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 :)
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
the sirloin steak was delicious - cooked as i had requested -
the service was excellent, friendly waiter and captain -
i will definitely return
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
Food was amazing and staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Wait staff was very accommodating, atmosphere was great and it’s location is convenient. Will definitely revisit Empire again.
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.