Chef Duncan Grant creates an ever changing menu that focuses on seasonality and keeping things fun amidst an upscale environment.
Our beverage program showcases a selection of wines by unique global producers with an emphasis on small production. Our cocktails focus on precision and the use artisanal Mexican spirits. All of our beverages have been designed to pair with our cuisine.
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Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 2:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Incredible experience we loved the 7 salsas presentation! The smoked black cod was equally cool and delicious! We loved the tacos and Margaritas I had the pineapple and my wife had the cucumber. Very fun pre show date!
Great space. Great service. Strange menu. Had lamb chops.
Disappointed on the execution of the food. The meat in the tacos were dry and the tamale tasted muddled and was not good.
Not worth the price, plus my friend was trying to order more than one order of tacos (because the portions are small), and the waiter made a comment about it being too much. We left hungry.
Great 3-course lunch special. As usual, the desserts are worth the price of admission. The cabbage salad was also a super-suprise. Never would have ordered it, but Gabriel convinced us, and rightly so.
Food was overpriced and the quality was not great. Short rib was chewy, tacos were dry, and charged extra for chips. We had our apps for about 15 minutes before we even got our drinks
Excellent food, service, ambiance. Highly recommend! We will return.
My go to midtown lunch!
Delicious and great service!
Great experience. Unique mex type of dining. Chic atmosphere.
Waiters where very upright and the food was very expensive. We are not regular people from midtown and they immediately noticed and were rushing us. As I didn’t order a cocktail (I cannot drink alcohol) no one refilled my glass of water. I ordered a $39 main dish, so I didn’t deserve being treated as a cheap costumer. The lamb chops were delicious though, but the crab nachos were completely overpriced and pointless.
Excellent . Innovative midtown restaurant. Nice staff
Fabulous food, fabulous server. The chopped salad, queso w peppers, and fish taco were great and that banana dessert is amazing.
This was my fourth time to Empellon Midtown with my husband and the entire experience from the food to the drinks to the staff was exemplary. The smoked black cod may be my favorite dish of all time and the halibut and the skirt steak were out of this world. I've said this before in various reviews but with so many restaurants in NYC -- I rarely if ever go back to the same place twice let alone four times but Empellon is worth it. Gents, the name of our table captain, has to be one of the nicest most elegant people ever and he and his wait staff team just made the experience even better. We took some good friends with us this time and they too that Empellon is a place that they need to visit again.
The food was amazing.
Too noisy for middle age clients
Food extremely below expectations
The food was extremely overpriced
I was placed «under» the stairs, which one often is when being only one person.
Considering the hype for this place I was underwhelmed. Food and drinks were good but not worth the overinflated midtown prices. The flan was decidedly not good.
Me and my wife had delicious meals at Empellon. I don't ever say this ... save room for dessert. Very creative and tasty. Prices are pretty high there.
I come to Empellon every time I am in NY. I relish the guacamole, but something was very different, in a non-positive way, with the taste and color of it this time.
The young lady who attended me was not very friendly nor attention orientated.
I love Empellon, so I will be back. Hoping that this was just an odd-off day.
Excellent service, delicious food, and the most beautiful environment combine for a very special restaurant experience. Very impressed by the incredibly friendly and helpful service, including the terrace greeters. We had such a memorable meal, and really enjoyed the attention paid to us as we celebrated a friend's birthday. The staff made us feel so welcome and appreciated. Eating our dessert outside was a fantastic end to an amazing night. Thank you!
Tasty good food but pricey. I’d want to be amazed and craving a return visit here, for the $10-$12 tacos, small $21 bowl of basic guac, and $18 drinks, but I’m not. Hostess and servers were extremely attentive. Not overly loud. If I wasn’t footing the bill, I’d return.
Spectacular food and amazing service from friendly people. We went to experience the Avocado dessert... and the rest of the menu did not disappoint. Loved it!
The food was good, but the menu was somewhat limited. It was also very noisy.
Excellent service and food! The fish tacos were amazing! Be aware it is very loud, so this isn't really a restaurant if you plan on conversing with anyone at your table!
Locale alla moda e curato nell'ambiente, cucina gradevole di buona qualità con forte impronta messicana
Great food but very expensive $18 for a small cocktail is too much
This was our third time visiting Empellón Midtown and it was just as amazing as our first two visits! The food here is outstanding and the service was excellent as well! We were treated to several complimentary dishes from the kitchen which was a very nice surprise! The tacos here are delicious and the guacamole is out of this world! One of the true highlights is the smoked cashew salsa. Just, wow!! If you’ve never been to Empellón you are missing out on one of the best dining experiences in NYC. Get there! :)
Great experience from the food, decore and service. I would recommend others to go as well.
Lunch was delicious. The staff was very attentive and helpful in selecting a delicious entree.
Great experience. We had a great time during the birthday dinner. The food was awesome. The service was very attentive and caring. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
Tasty but overpriced
Great option with the Prix Fixe. Service was fantastic and prompt. Would definitely take clients for lunch again.
Very loud. Too loud. Great service. Good food.
Excellent dining experience all around. Service, food, quality, ambience - it was my first time, and I will certainly return!
We shared the guacamole and the Wagyu beef fajitas, as well as each had one margarita. The Wagyu beef fajitas cost $22/ounce with a four ounce minimum. We shared 8 ounces. Between that and the guacamole, we were full. While very expensive, the Wagyu beef fajitas are well worth their price if you are a beef eater. My suggestion would be to undercook the beef. You can always put it back on the hot skillet to cook more. I highly recommend the beef fajitas. You will not be disappointed.
High quality dinner in a beautiful room
So delicious. 7 sauces to start, delicious tacos...Whatever you eat, don't miss the avocado dessert. it's heaven.
Delicious and interesting tacos. My favorite was the pastrami taco with sauerkraut and mustard seed salsa. The sleeper hit was the dessert. We tried both the avocado (lime flavored ice cream in the shape of an avocado) and the pineapple with bee pollen and chamomile ice cream. Great experience and I will definitely be returning!
Desserts were terrible which leaves a bad impression in your mind at the end of the meal. Lunch menu was good but not not great considering the price.
Food is excellent ! Good place for diner! However hostess make us wait 30 min to be seated with reservation and lot empty tables available on the dining floor She never mark on open table that we were there .