Empire

4.6
1469 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Asian
Currently offering Dine-In, Takeout and Delivery 7 days a week. For Takeout, please give us a call at 617-295-0001 or visit empireboston.com to place an order for self pick up. For Delivery please find us on Doordash or Caviar.

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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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1469 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table tucked away a bit from the hustle, food was fantastic and generous portions. Drinks same!

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vipbebliss
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. All good food and drinks!

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vipMaryA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Our waitress was personable and helpful with any questions we had. A wonderful experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Love the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to empire for my birthday dinner. The food was delicious. Service was outstanding. I just love it here. I always have a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Will not recommend this place and don’t plan to go back. Waitress was not helpful and very unfriendly.

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vipMaryA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The atmosphere was very energetic. The food and drinks were very good. However, our server was missing most of the time. Just to order additional food we had to ask someone else.

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vipROCO
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We live two blocks away and come here a lot. Tonight was a mess. We had a reservation but waited a half hour to be seated while others who arrived after us got their tables. Once seated, our service was beyond slow and spotty at best. Our server was barely present and we only ended up ordering a couple of appetizers because she never came back to ask if we wanted anything else. When we asked for a dessert menu, we were told there wasn’t any dessert. Kind of felt like they didn’t want us to be there. Very unusual as our previous experience has been great. We will wait for a while before going back, if at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and music!!

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vipMarcK
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Crazy. We ordered and our entrees came in 10 minutes. We told them we wanted the apps first. So they brought the apps immediately followed by the cold entrees. Had to send them back again. Got it right at the end but ???????

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Harry61
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a show at the Opera House

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GeorgeA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We've been overcharged for almost $100. Not sure why they think this is normal.... Very disappointed. Not coming back again.

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FoodRUs
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Came back a week later cause we craved it so much.

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vipFoodie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everything was great. The Salt-N-Pepper calamari was fantastic. The salmon with Jasmine’s rice was so tasty, the New York strip steak was cooked perfect over mashed potatoes. Energy was wonderful, this place never fails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere great cocktails and awesome appetizers highly recommend

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JamilaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I told the waiter I had a seafood allergy and he still brought us rice with shrimp.

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vipBruceJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This was my 4th or 5th time at Empire and it is always good. Food, service, ambiance all top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Hostess staff was unaccommodating and didn’t follow through on seating us as they promised over the phone. I called because were running about 20 min late overall.

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vipBOB4FOOD
New England
55 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food and decor
A little pricey but what isnt in Seaport

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food are good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We did the Tuesday deal where you order from a separate menu for a fixed price (all you can eat). We were pretty disappointed when almost every item was fried and tasted like it was leftover. The dumplings were horrible don’t order them they ate just blocks of meat wrapped in fried dough. And everything else gave us stomach aches.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Beautiful restaurant

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vipKatieP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience2

Hostesses we’re extremely rude and unprofessional. My reservation got messed up and made us wait another 40 mins to be seated when they messed up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was awful!!!! And the food wasn’t fresh. TERRIBLE.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great, drinks were expensive. But we had a fun!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time! Thanks

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vipOsufan902
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Watermelon drink show stopper. Apps were great. Entrees not so great. Restaurant is loud but it’s a good scene.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great. There was a bad smell where we sat but it was taking care by a waitress after we brought it to her attention.

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vipBoston11
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been going to the Empire for years and I was sad to see the dress code nowadays, people in shorts and t-shirts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great. From the hostess to our serve who was absolutely awesome ! The food was so delicious, the drinks were strong and tasty! They had a lounge area and the music was great ! Will go back on our next trip to Boston.

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ElderberryWine
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Not stellar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dani and Jenn made our evening really good! Amazing food and drinks! Great environment

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had dinner with girl friends. Menu is perfect, something for everyone. I love the drink and the sushi cupcakes in Ferris wheel so much . Will be back definitely!

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JoeM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I’ve been here twice. If you aren’t coming here for clubbing or drinking, go somewhere else. The dining area has club-level music volume. Food was gross and over-cooked, on par with a crappy neighborhood Asian spot. Except it was as expensive as a nice meal.

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Ariel
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience per usual, customer service and quality food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Entirely mediocre at every level. Won’t go back unless I happen to be in the area with a friend from out of town who really really wants $26 chicken lo mein and pre-frozen pork dumplings before I have to drop them at the airport.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Shamful service, disrespectful, brought the wrong food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once seated the service was great and food was wonderful. Just the issue with our table not ready and wouldn’t have been ready for another half hour and had to sit in the lounge.

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vipflynnc6
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and great for people watching - even with limited capacity due to COVID regulations. Dinner was yummy but maybe a tad on the overpriced side for the offerings. Waitstaff was attentive, prompt, & very friendly.

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You can order delivery directly from Empire using the Order Online button. Empire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 295-0001.

Empire is rated 4.6 stars by 1469 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.

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