Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway

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748 reviews
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Steakhouse
Empire Steak House, conveniently located at 237 west 54 street near Broadway, showcases modern décor in a classy, but trendy atmosphere. The all-white marble bar and sprawling dining room provide an additional air of sophistication. While Empire's steaks are acclaimed for its famous dry-aged porterhouse for two, the rest of the vast menu is equally stellar, featuring a wide range of fresh seafood such as 4-to 5-lb lobsters, Chilean Sea Bass, Salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, towering seafood platters, and much more. The eatery offers a highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages. The Zagat rated restaurant is owned and operated by the Sinanaj family. The Sinanaj’s success dates back to their first restaurant opening of Empire Steak House in 2010. The space is 4,500 square feet and can accommodate 230 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, private rooms available!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday:7:00am - 11:00pm
Monday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00am - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 586-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jack Sinanaj
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
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Public transit
R or N Train to 57th street and 7th Avenue
E Train to 7th Avenue (53rd street)
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Special events & promotions
Strawberries, Cherries and Summer Wine Special! BELLE GLOS, PINOT NOIR. Value of $145 for $95. Enjoy Summer Special Manager’s Selection of Wine your next visit with us!

World Cup Happy Hour! Come watch the World Cup with us and get Happy Hour priced drinks!

Join us for Happy Hour Daily from 4PM-7PM for discounted drinks and $1.50 Oysters!

8oz American Wagyu Burger with fries available at the bar daily for $13.95!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
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What 748 People Are Saying
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JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Hilton attached to Empire. We booked a reservation through OpenTable which was easily done. The staff was friendly and courteous, the food was delicious however, it did take over an hour to get the food. The staff recognized the issue and offered to provide a free drink or some concession for the wait. We would definitely go back but hopefully whatever was causing the kitchen issue would be resolved.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my husband while in New York City. Crazy busy and loud but it was so New York!! We had a blast even though I was hit in the head by a waiter carrying a plate. They did comp me a dessert for that! The food was outstanding!!

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I feel like the food was good,the place was busy and loud. The service is the only issue we had as we waited to be served a long time. It seems like multiple people came to our table not one waiter. We did observe people leaving due to lack of service. It was very tight as our seats were so close to other tables it was hard to get out of them . On the other hand they did offer a comp drink at the end of the night after we spent upwards of $700 .I don’t think i will be back as don’t think it was worth the money spent .

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g
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Was looking for a more intimate atmosphere for a nice dinner. Was like eating at
Grand Central Station. Wait staff was wonderful. Prices were not appropriate for the
food we received. I should have check the ratings before I went.
On the bright side, the location was next door to my hotel.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Unreal steaks. But acoustics are very bad. Waiters running past tables which is unsettling.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The server was very kind. He seemed a bit overwhelmed which had an effect on our service experience.

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b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bartender great server just ok more interested in the big tables we were just two but steaks were great

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The filet mignon was particularly delectable at dinner the other night. Medium rare was exactly how I wanted it prepared and the chef came through. It had a nice sear with that yummy dark char on the top. Not at all dry but melt in your mouth. The filet was very tender, and without hesitation I would visit the restaurant again for a steak. Service was good as the waiters were quite attentive. An enjoyable evening at the Empire Steak House.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiting staff was great, especially the Maitre D’

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F
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Reservation at 7 , didn't set us till almost 8. The place was mayhem. Lots of excuses for slow service. One waiter suggested we go somewhere else if we wanted to eat within an hour of seating. Not a steak house experience. Who runs out of mashed potatoes?
The bathrooms are located in the creepy basement of the adjacent Hilton Garden inn.
Just a bad experience overall. Steaks were good, but sides were bland.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We took our client to dinner on a Saturday evening. First, we notice people were leaving and no food was being served. After an hour we finally got our appetizers and just canceled our dinners. The waiter agreed we may never actually get our food. Although they gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, there was very little interaction with management, which was very disappointing. We never did get an explanation so after 2 hours we left with no dinner and a $250 bill. Won’t be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was as great food with plenty options.

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B
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was poor

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TI
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the most difficult time just entering the restaurant because of their glass doors and the wind, very dangerous!
Service was great, food was great.

There was a private event going on, on the other side of the room divider, it was so incredibly loud I was shouting just to talk with my date.

One other thing, this is only ONE unisex bathroom for the entire restaurant and lobby of the hotel it’s connects to, seems so odd to pay $70. For a steak then have to wait in the hallway of The Hilton Garden Inn lobby to use the one not so clean unisex bathroom.

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TD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant!. Great food, great wait staff. We had a great Thanksgiving Meal their today.

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MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet, lobster, and sides nicely done, professional service, and pleasant, "steak-house" ambiance with dark wood and deep reds, wine bottles prominently displayed!! A great experience overall.

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NY
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food at Empire Steakhouse. Classic steak house menu with some twists. And only thing that matters: great steaks (and fab hash browns, spinach, bacon, ...)

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice dinner, excellent steak, average sides and appetizers. Good choice of wines. Beware for the gratuity being already on the bill without clear indication tric. Bill above average in relation to food and sphere

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RF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our server was so-so, not very attentive. One guest in our table ordered a steak cooked medium, but it was clearly well-done. He called it to the server's attention and he was starting to say things like, it's a tad overdone, but... He offered to do something about it half-heartedly. The manager came by and fixed it for him by giving him a new steak, cooked medium.

Overall, the lobster is subpar and my steak was medium rare on the inside, but well-done on the outside. It's a pricey restaurant for the type of food they offer, but overall, I would not recommend this place if you're hankering for a good steak and seafood meal of good quality. It's in a good location by the Theatre District, but other than location, I don't see any other circumstance to recommend this restaurant.

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was cold so was the coffee. Service was not a tentative

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The bread was cold and it felt like it was 2 days old. Then the server never told us the specials they had. We ordered our food which was 2 steaks and they just weren’t good at all the side dishes tasted like they warmed up in the microwave. After dinner we ordered dessert which was not fresh at all it was so bad and the dam coffee like who Service that coffee it was bad that we just wanted to get out of there. After spending over $300 we had to stop at McDonald’s On our way home.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Late with main course. Informed once after a long wait that main course was coming “soon”. Even had to wait to get the tab!

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great ambience. Excellent steak and sea food. Thank you

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H
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the pretheatre dinner and it was absolutely delicious . The waiter was extremely kind and we were never rushed. Would absolutely return whenever I have to go to theatre.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious filet mignon and creamed spinach!!

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f
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service! Steaks were perfectly cooked and flavored. We will return on our next visit!

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AD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined there pre-theater , arriving at 5pm for a 7pm show. We were a group of 10. We seated promptly, service was very good. One order of a vegetable was forgotten until we brought it to the waiter ‘s attention, hence the VG rating vs outstanding. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. I had a Cesar salad which was a little lackluster, not much dressing so not much taste. However , my fish entre was cooked to perfection. Definitely a great option for dinner before a show.

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M
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bone in Ribeye steak was the best I’ve ever had, along with the seabass main plate. The portion sizes of the side dishes are generous and delicious. Best steak house in the Times Square region!

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G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were here a year ago and were very disappointed. NOT THIS TIME!! It was GREAT! Food was excellent, service friendly and professional. Definitely plan to return!

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SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best steak house in NYC which is certainly reflected in the top end pricing for dinner. Great staff, great food in a great location!

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S
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good,experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to there with my family from my home country, and we had a good time for a late dinner after the broadway musical.
But they charged double (twice) payments to the credit card. (My mother noticed it on the statement.)
As it was a special day for us, I disappointed about that double.

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TS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really friendly, efficient waiter. Took care of all our requests. Sat next to a huge group, so noisy. But the food was fantastic and I’m glad this place was close enough to walk from our hotel.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a nice meal on our last night in the city.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent efficient and delicious

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G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Disappointing

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KC
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Empire Steak House is absolutely the best! Carl and I travel from Hawaii 6000 miles to Empire Steak House. We enjoy and savor every minute of our superb incredible delectable dinners! Giovanni Kurtaj creates a masterful dining experience at Empire Steak House as precise as time itself. Remzi, Ardian, Butrint and Rob are of the finest unique qualities as every morsel of delectable food and each exquisite drink refreshes and nourishes all our senses. We thank Empire Steak House for their marvelous hospitality! We shall return with gladness in our hearts and cherish every moment in time at Empire Steak House NYC!

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GE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

港区40代夫婦
NYには隔年で遊びに行っている
普段から週2でフィレを食している
肉食というほどでもないが
健康を考えて外食はなるべくシンプルな調理法の食事を心掛けている

NYでお気に入りは安定のMOMAの
the modern

今回初めてこちらのempire steak houseのwestとeast両方合計3回利用

east50stの方はレセプションの女性も白人ビジネスマンにばかり媚び媚びで
観光客への対応が最悪だったが
こちらの店舗はホテルの1F
しかもタイムズのすぐ傍なので
観光客向けでフレンドリー

比較的リーズナブルで
東京なら一人2-3万レベルのステーキ(フィレミニオン)が半額くらいで食べられる

お店のソースは好みでなかったので
ソルト&ペッパーだけで頂いたが
肉そのものが熟成されていて
充分に美味しくいただけた。
個人的にはわさび塩や
ガーリックチップ&醤油のみで頂ければ最高だと思った。

次回もまた利用すると思う。

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CM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelled steaks. Very good service.

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful steak and salad and appetizers. Everything was perfect.

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