Empire

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a 14,000-square-foot boutique Asian restaurant and lounge located in the Seaport area of Boston, just steps from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Empire offers a tantalizing menu, stylized interior and ethereal atmosphere that will transport guests to another world. With a capacity of 600 guests and three 40-seat private dining rooms that open up to one large private event space, Empire can accommodate groups of all sizes for receptions and seated dinners.
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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Love coming here when I’m in town!

EM
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was great and we appreciated being accommodated with a table rather than a counter seat. My only critique would be that your food comes out way too fast. Personally I like the dining experience but feel rushed when food hits the table 5 minutes after we order. I also don’t like that things aren’t brought out together. For example, we ordered in intervals so that we could actually stretch out our evening and when we placed our final order of house rice, beef skewers and chicken skewers...the rice literally hit the table in less than 3 minutes. We wanted to enjoy everything together so the rice got cold while we waited for the rest of the food. I love Empire but this is definitely my least favorite thing about it.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We picked this place to celebrate 40th anniversary. After spending $700 we were told at 10:30pm that the table needs to be cleared for other customers. Very rude behavior. The server and management wasn’t polite at all.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The house fried rice was the best I’ve ever had. Tyler was our server and he was awesome! I’m a vegetarian and he made sure everything we ordered I would be able to eat. He was attentive to us and didn’t let us leave unsatisfied. We will definitely be back!

F
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very well run organization It was a pleasure to watch all of the chefs at their individual stations. Every plate was made with perfection. The two head chefs reviewed each dish to ensure the best quality to the waiting customers. In other workds, no plates are handed to the wait staff until the head chefs review and make sure it's right. It was a real treat to watch. The food needless to say is excellent.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect girls night out

BD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, terrific food and awesome energy

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Delicious drinks! Awesome flavors and options. Food is not good though. We ordered the chicken and veggie lo mein and it was full of oil and was basically just noodles, no vegetables. The chicken was pure rubber, the texture was so odd we actually thought it was a mushroom. I hate to say it, it was disgusting. Go for drinks but eat somewhere else before.

R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love food and atmosphere
Nice stuff great for sharing your favorite dish with your friends

MI
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service wasnt great by any means but the food was fantastic as usual.

LM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was extremely unimpressive. We were at the table for 9 minutes before greeted, then she dropped off the specials and said she'd be back. After another 8-10 minutes, we finally had to ask the back waiter to get her for us.

DB
New England
93 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this adorable Asian fusion spot super great food beverages and service!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Empire, especially for sushi unlimited on Wednesday’s. I was introducing a friend to Empire for her first experience there and it definitely did not disappoint.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Mediocre brown sauce on chow foon noodles- bad. Glitch in service caused late food serving.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Boston just for the night staying at the Intercontinental. Two of us ate dinner at the counter for a busy Friday night. Service was very good, accommodating and food was excellent. Food came very quickly for how busy the restaurant was overall. We Took Uber to Empire but decided to walk back to the hotel after dinner. Beautiful evening and city.

AM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I noted in my reservation to have a cozy seat and was seated middle of noisy seating, then a corner table opened up asked to be moved the waiter said no without even checking with the front person takin reservations and gave us a dirty look. The table that I wanted to move to was open for about 20 minutes without anyone seating there. This is the last time I’ll go there. Horrible wait staff

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empire is a fun place to get dinner with Friends, family, or go on a date. It has the perfect blend of ambiance and elegance with that laid back feel! The food was outstanding... some of the best sushi I’ve ever had and the family style portions always make for a fun way to have dinner with friends! As a food blogger myself I will be recommending and going back soon!

KT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The busgirl spilled my drink (broke the glass) onto my son’s pants. They brought us a towel and charged us for the drink. It was very expensive for 4 people - drinks, 4 appetizers and only one entree $300. Not worth it.

RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner great waiters can’t wait to go back again.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Dumplings were amazing!

TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Laura is the best server in the game

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Appetizers were good entrees fair

DC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was quite good and the space was not full. We were seated right away and a waiter showed up shortly after to take drink orders but then it took quite a while to place dinner orders even though it was not busy.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great everything

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The appetizers, cocktails, and ambiance were all fantastic, but a few of us agreed that our entrees left a little something to be desired. I have been to Empire before, and both times I ordered the Singapore noodles. The first time I went, I thought the Singapore noodles were perfect! The second time they didn't seem to have as much flavor. My partner agreed about the Singapore noodles, and also commented that his chow foon lacked flavor. Overall it was a great experience, but I think there is room for improvement.

SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is delicious as always! The price is fair, however can be on the pricy side. Good experience, service was pretty good.

J
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dumplings and Rangoon’s

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, best in Boston.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We didn’t get a table in the end and left for PABU boston- highly recommend

K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went late on a Sunday night so it was really quiet, Fri & Sat they have a DJ so the noise level is pumped way up. We had a great time, ordered the kimchee eggrolls, Sushi cupcakes, and Singapore street noodles all fantastic and generous portions. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked the girl that I like to be my girlfriend and it was a success. Besides that, everything about the place was amazing; the food, the service, literally everything. I had a really good experience.

MG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for the all you can eat Sushi on Wednesdays!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best sushi ever

CS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely a place to check out. Loved the vibe. I would go back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience is top-notch for guys or ladies night out for fun and relaxation. The food quality however is underwhelming and does not justify the price. The sushi roll barely has any detectable amount of fish. The drinks are decent. Would recommend for drinks over dining.

JS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the food , service was fast and great ! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

They cancelled my reservation

RF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlimited Sushi! Very good quality and great selections. Amazing service.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was sub standard especially for the price. We have eaten a lot of Asian food and this was possibly the worst and extremely expensive.

Green Malaysian curry? Green curry is Thai. That should’ve indicated to us that things were not going to be good.

The pot stickers were deep fried. Pot stickers, as indicated by their name, are supposed to fried then steamed.

Not good. Don’t bother. PF Changs is much nicer and better value.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Very loud...pulsing music at 7:30 pm...would not recommend for a date

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