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Empire

4.5
889 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dining Hours: Sunday - 5PM-10PM, Monday - 5PM-12AM, Tuesday & Wednesday - 5PM-11PM, Thursday & Friday - 5PM-12AM, Saturday - 5PM-1AM

Bar Hours: Sunday - 5PM-11PM , Monday - 4:30-1AM, Tuesday & Wednesday - 4:30PM-12AM, Thursday - 4:30PM-1AM, Friday - 4:30PM-2AM & Saturday - 4:30PM-2AM

Closed Thursday 10/26/2017
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Phone number
(617) 295-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Long
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet and discounted parking available.
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Public transit
Silver Line: Courthouse Station
Red Line: South Station
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Special events & promotions
For private event please call Kerry Lynch at 617.262.3908 or email kerry@bneg.com to learn more.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

With a capacity of 600, our space is divided into aesthetically distinct rooms including our Bar and Lounge, Salon, Imperial Dining Room, Persimmon Room, three private dining rooms served by a private bar, and an Asian awe-inspiring open kitchen at the heart.

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What 889 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great food and ambiance but indifferent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

After a friend referred us and reading the menu, we were looking forward to our meal. We ordered the Empire roll - which was amazing- but everything after that was just fair. We ordered two cocktails, two apps and two entrees and the bill with tip was $180. For $180, I'd like to be "wow-ed", and we just weren't. We ordered the steamed short rib buns which we oversauced and meh, the black cod which had more baby bok choy than anyone could reasonably eat, plus a bone in the fish, and the short rib entree which, while flavorful, was just okay. The meat was more like sliced steak than tender short rib. Our server and cocktails were great, and the ambiance was fun and upbeat. The food just didn't knock our socks off for what we spent.

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BigTasty (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was very good. Appetizers were the best and impacted our appreciation for dinner. We should have just had more appetizers. Portions were ample and all the food was tasty. Music was a bit loud, and it was difficult to have a conversation with a group of 6.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Always excellent service and excellent food no matter what day of the week you go.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was really good but our hostess? Not so much. There was a confusion in our table and they made us move (and put drinks on the house for that, so I guess that’s nice) and got really edgy for us to leave once we ordered the entree.

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vipFrequentdiner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great! Food is terrific. My party all raved and can’t wait to get back there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Delicious! Great service.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

I had arranged a surprise birthday dinner for my wife and her friends. It turned out to be more than expected. The drinks, food and music were awesome. The staff was so courteous and attentive ins spite of restaurant being packed. They raved about it for a long time after they were done. I would recommend this as "the place" for a good time.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Food, cocktails and table service were very good for dinner. The ambience is very nice and the space is quite large. However, the manager on the lounge side was unaccommodating. There is $50 per person minimum to sit down in the lounge and despite having just had a $500 dinner for 8 on the other side of the restaurant we were told a new minimum would apply. The tables in the lounge remained unoccupied right up until we left at midnight, so no benefit to either party.

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Trask 
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

When we arrived I was really concerned about the very loud music and crowd. So it was a great surprise to get to the dining room, which was comfortable and where it was easy to have a conversation. A rare find!
The server was helpful and available without being intrusive.
The food was interesting and excellent, if a bit pricey.
We had a great time there, I will go back.
Just one thing puzzled me: our entrees were served on normal sized plates but there were large serving utensils on the plates. There was no other plate to serve to, just a normal entree with huge serving utensils stuck in it.....

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