Empellon Midtown

4.6
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1010 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
Empellón is our flagship restaurant located in midtown east. Empellón serves contemporary American cuisine with Mexican influences and a distinct New York City point of view.

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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Overpriced and tasteless. Waiters were great.

v
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service even gor a big group. Nice drinks and wines. Keep coming here !

n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. So aware of our dietary restrictions.

w
London
86 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location somewhat difficult to find - It is not on Madison but around the corner. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our meal and the service. Strongly suggest that items be shared since flavors are BIG and it might be hard for just one person to make use of the generous (not inexpensive) portions. Will happily return if opportunity presents itself.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic the chef was hitting on all cylinders . I had pastrami tacos they were sick goos

DP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I would like to especially thank the hostess for giving us a table in the back where the noise level was manageable to have a conversation. The food was more like a nouveau riff on Mexican food but every dish was delicious in an individual way.

C
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice experience with an interesting menu. I was dining with people that had dietary restrictions, but it was no problem for them to modify the entrees to fit. Friendly staff in an interesting environment.

The cocktails were a bit pricey but again, very interesting.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Small portions, the salsas were good.
Aged prime rib made me sick after. Wayyy too expensive. Wouldn't go back. Not worth it at all

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Super noisy and loud - can they put some noise dampening cloths around??

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Glad to come back after a year! Can’t wait to be back !

ZQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible desserts, creative genius by the chef and generous manager.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Empellon!

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BL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tortilla chips with 7 salsas delicious!! (All but 2 most spicy which I couldn’t eat...). Brussels sprouts and yams - would order again! Cucumber margaritas were awesome - glass rim coated with spicy salt - really good!! Masa-stuffed clams were quite good - although not a lot of clam flavor. And the halibut was good, although a little over-cooked.

CD
New York Area
9 reviews