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Empire

4.5
892 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.
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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What 892 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbgourmand (New England)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Empire is more of a scene than a restaurant, intentionally so, probably. It is large but nicely decorated, very dark, with thumping background of pop music and a club vibe. If you are looking for good Asian food, however, this is not the place to come. Dishes were pretty expensive and not very authentic or even well prepared. I would come back to go to the bar, but not for dinner.

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viphdskifreak (New England)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience. The cocktails were excellent. We even had a scorpion bowl and it was enormous :)
The duck dish and lo mein were excellent. The chicken Bao was outstanding.
Our server did great keeping up with us.
Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipFamilyGuy (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and ambiance but indifferent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 295-0001
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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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Executive chef
Kevin Long
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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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.

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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