Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway

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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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Happy Hour & Oysters Specials

Managers pick of Wine, Beer, Spirits and Mixed Drinks at a special price.
Oysters $1.50 per person, American Wagyu Burger $13.95 available at the bar only!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 17, 2019

Ends: October 18, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Menu for your family and friends. Enjoy 4 course meal at $74.95 per person. The main attraction is our delicious traditional Turkey dish prepared to perfection. Join us in celebration of Americas favorite Holiday.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us with your family and friends this holiday season and enjoy our special 3 course meal price fixed menu $79.95 per person. For more information, please visit us at www.empiresteakhousenyc.com or call us at 212.586.9700 for reservations and menu information.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us with your family and friends this holiday season and enjoy our special 3 course meal price fixed menu $79.95 per person. For more information, please visit us at www.empiresteakhousenyc.com or call us at 212.586.9700 for reservations and menu information.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were one of two tables at 1pm for lunch. Didn't order wine so that was their first strike against us. The 5 -top table ordering wine wine were given all the attention. The manager checked on them and passed us by. Quite obvious!
No offer for dessert or anything other than water to drink. Our standards are high given that our dgtr who has a degree in Food & Bev Mgmt from JWU and works in a Forbes rated restaurant was with us. Sad! We were visiting from out of state and had eaten there 2 years ago and came back b/c we had a good meal there. Dissapointed. They need to refresh their service staff. We would have tipped better if we, too, were treated like were important to them!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded an hour ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting us and for commenting. Here at Empire Steak House, we take pride in the food and service we offer, and we pay special attention to guests’ feedback. Hearing back about your dining experience we are truly sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations and rest assured such reviews are not taken lightly and that a dedicated briefing will be held with the staff on duty. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Arrived on time for reservation given fact that we had to honor commitment within five minutes per Open Table. We waited at least 30 to 40 minutes for table even with aforementioned reservation. After seating waited further before order was taken. Really disappointed with Japanese steak at $200. Entire evening took more than two and a half hours, and not a good two and a half hours. Our after dinner plan was thrown to the wind as a result.
Really disappointed but mostly just annoyed which is reason for this assessment. Typically when I am disappointed, I just move on without comment...not this time.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded 30 minutes ago

Dear Sally, We would like to thank you for Choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and sharing your experience. We are very sorry to hear that your after-dinner plans were affected by the long wait. Our aim is to cater to every guest on the shortest time possible and to the best of our capabilities therefore we hope you will accept our most sincere apologies and choose to dine with us in the future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service good food and attention to detail!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded 27 minutes ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking the time of posting a review. Your feedback from your dining experience at our establishment is greatly appreciated. Happy to hear we have met your expectations. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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t
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

overall it was ok. Lots of large groups leads to inconsistent service. In our case had to wait for check too long as the waiter was very busy helping with large groups. Ambiance not too great as it is a large dining room. One item of note, both wives were told to use bathroom in nest store Hilton which doesn’t own them. Not too classy.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Thomas, Thank you for visiting us and providing us with your feedback. We apologize for the wait on your check, thank you for alerting the management, we are already looking into it. Please accept our apologies on the bathrooms, our building location only allows us to maintain bathrooms in Hilton. We hope you enjoyed your meal, however, as we cater to our customer and strive for his satisfaction. Please give us another try in the future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak Management

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NS
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered the apple struddel for dessert and it was very dissappointing. It was dry and flavorless and definitely not worth $12. You should remove it from your menu!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Nancy, Thank you for visiting our establishment and taking time to comment. It's disappointing to hear the apple strudel was not up to your liking. We will alert the desert chef and take care of the issue. We hope, however, you'll give us another try in the future. Looking forward to seeing you. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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GS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous dinner! Awesome food, awesome staff, awesome management!!!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 10, 2019

Dear Greg, Thank you for visiting our establishment and taking time to post a comment. We are thrilled to hear our food and service met your expectations! Please stop by again in the future. Thank you for the note on the staff, our employees are always very attentive to our guests. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s time there - wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable service and delicious branzino and filet!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 8, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at Empire Steak house and sharing your experience with us. It’s delightful to hear the food met your expectations. Meat is our specialty and seafood is always the freshest catch. Thank you for the high praise on our hospitality. Our staff values each of our guests and makes sure they receive the best service. Please stop by in the future. We are looking forward to seeing you. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, the meat was outstanding, the waiter wasn’t very kindly, but he got better at the end. The ambient is very good

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear Luciano, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and taking your time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here and thrilled to know that food met your expectations. Please accept our apologies for the behavior of our waiter, we will address the issue with our staff. Looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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RW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Price Fixed lunch was plentiful, delicious and a great value. I would highly recommend Empire Steakhouse particularly pre-theater matinee.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 3, 2019

Dear Roz, We would like to thank you for choosing to dine at our establishment for your price fixed lunch and taking your time for sharing your dining experience. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. Your feedback is very important, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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EP
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

From start to finish both my husband’s and my dinners were awful. The entire bread basket was stale so we asked for fresh bread. The waiter did bring fresh bread. This begs the question, if they have fresh bread why did they serve us the stale bread first. We ordered the Empire salad which is described as shrimp, bacon, tomato and onion for $25.95. It came with 1/2 of a shrimp for 2 people! My husband had fish that was dry on the ends and ok in the middle. His baked potato was so over cooked and yellow instead of white in the inside. It clearly had been cooked many, many times. I had a crab cake that was all filler. I could go on and on. The manager came by and asked if we enjoyed our dinner and I answered not really. We told the manager and he said he was sorry and offered us after dinner drinks. We were not looking to get anything and really just wanted to leave. We won’t even give them a second chance.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 3, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our establishment & taking your time for sharing your dining experience. Your feedback is being reviewed and we are looking in the areas to improve. We feel bad hearing about your experience but would like to assure you that everything on the menu is fresh and best quality. Our team is looking into your feedback as we are disheartened by your review. We hope you give us another try to improve your opinion on us. Empire Steak House Management

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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was very good and no errors were made.
The ambience is calm, quiet and elegant.

We will definitely return.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Carol, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking the time of sharing your experience. Your feedback is very important to us, it is wonderful to hear about your comments. We will continue to provide exceptional quality of food and service up to your expectation Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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VC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was mixed. Both the scampi and rice and the lamb were delicious. But the creamed spinach tasted odd and looked like it had been sitting around for awhile, while the asparagus was just barely cooked. I appreciated that it wasn't overcooked and limp, but this was almost raw.
The wines by the glass could use some improvement. With all that meat on the menu, you'd think they'd have some heavier, oakier wines.
The Gibson tasted like someone had poured table salt into it. The brine from the onions was awful.
And the prices? 3 drinks, 2 entrees (must purchase each side separately - nothing else on the plate with the entree except the meat), 1 dessert - $210.
So - mixed. Delicious main courses, good ambiance and service -- but poor drinks, poor vegetable sides ($15 each!), and expensive.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at Empire Steak House and taking the time of sharing your experience. Your feedback is very important to us as we focus on all aspects of providing fine dining. We noticed you express some less then great comments. Our team will take a look at all points you made and make improvements as necessary. The pricing is relevant of the neighborhood, Hope you will visit us again in the near future.Empire Steak House Management

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G
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was cooked to perfection, and was delicious. Creamed spinach is the best I’ve had. Great experience!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Gary, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking the time of sharing your experience. Your feedback is very important to us, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Filet & Creamed spinach. We will continue to provide exceptional quality of food and service to our patrons. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of this restaurant is fabulous. The food and service is top notch. They accommodated my food allergy gracefully.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Kim, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking the time of sharing your experience. Your feedback is very important to us, it is wonderful to hear about your great comments and that we meet your expectations. Glad to know the allergy issues where accommodated. We will continue to provide exceptional quality of food and services to our patrons. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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LF
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was remarkable! We had two waiters from Montenegro who were the BEST!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 2, 2019

Dear Leslie, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and the service, your recommendations are appreciated.. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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l
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was here during Restaurant Week and was going to order Mushroom Ravioli (manager said not today, NO Problem) Please make another selection which I did (Filet Medallions). Meal was great and thank you for the going the extra mile. Great for outdoor dining too.
Will return with NO hesitation!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have met your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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CT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great NYC style steakhouse. Been there 2x in a month. Fantastic food, wine and service!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for repeat visits at Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very pleased to have met your expectations with our food, wine and the service from our staff. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we are in New York City. (this is our third time here)

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Michael, We are appreciative Empire Steak House is your choice for your dining pleasure each time you visit NYC and taking your time sharing your experience. Our goal is to meet your expectations with our food, wine and the service from our staff. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We came for restaurant week and the value that was given was great. We enjoyed our time there. The waiter was very attentive.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. It is great to hear that enjoyed everything we have to offer, the staff will be informed of your positive feedback. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited for Restaurant Week dinner menu; very generous options as well as the portion. Good location for theater goers in Times Sq. Will be back for regular steak menu soon.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have met your expectations, our goal is to please each and every guest that visits our establishment. It is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for restaurant week at 4:15 for dinner before the rush hour. Great service and food. Will return

K
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and fun waiter. The meal combo which included an app, entree and dessert was a great value.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on August 23, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time of reviewing us. Your ratings of dining experience are greatly appreciated, as we strive to offer best of everything possible from the minute you walk through our doors. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, we ordered fro the restaurant week dinner menu, the boneless rib eye steak great flavored but received it medium instead of medium rare. The penne pasta was a bit bland. The French onion soup was very flavorful and delicious!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Very friendly and attentive. Great food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

NS
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Our main dish arrived no later than 5 minutes after our appetizers were served so we had to choose between letting our appetizers or our main dish sit on the side and get cold. Of course, we chose to eat our steak plates right away but that resulted in our appetizers getting cold and saugy. What was supposed to be a relaxed meal ended up being rushed and disappointing.

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent; Sirloin, Salmon and Lobster Ravioli. Service was amazing.

CA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Amazingly delicious food. They cooked everything just they way we asked.

p
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were most pleasantly delighted in this choice. What excellent service. And the food was as good as you could ever expect in a steakhouse. I will indeed go back again. I found the value for the dollar to be more than acceptable. I'm a happy dude.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

The food was not good, the steak was too oily, I can grill better steak at home, the waiter was super nice, however they did not accept my dining point, because the food I ordered was from the restaurant week menu.
I wish they have mentioned it somewhere, so I did go with another option.
I am totally not happy with the dining experience there and not going back.

EA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner in nice atmosphere. My family & I enjoyed or dining experience.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for restaurant week today for late lunch. To our surprise, it is not crowded. They treated us as VIP. The service is superb.

I had sizzling thick cut Canadian bacon for appetizer. My husband had Caesar salad. I love my bacon. Never had a thick bacon as thick as this, served on sizzling hot plate. My husband loved the Caesar salad.
We both had the medallion fillet mignon for entry. It served with mushroom wine sauce. With mash potatoes and broccoli as sides. The fillet mignon is so tender, we loved it. It is two 3 oz medallions. I can only eat 1 portion since I want to save room to add a desert. We shared a New York cheeses cake. It was delicious. We feel every thing was perfectly delicious. We definitely will return when we return to visit NYC in the future.

The staff was great. The manager came to our table made sure everything is ok. When we left, every staff served us thank us, very polite and grateful. It really made us feel we were appreciated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Empire Steakhouse sees NYC Restaurant Week not as a chance to show people what they can really do but instead as a means of extorting every possible extra penny from a crowd of people looking to experience something special.

NH
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service and yummy steak!

M
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All was as expected-again. Wonderful greeting at the door, wonderful wait staff who could not be more accommodating and a delicious meal as expected. Had the bone in ribeye that was prepared exactly to the temperature requested but with just a bit too much fat, just a bit.
We had to jump out to a show at 54-Below so no time for dessert.
Sent off with two handshakes and waves from the wait staff. All in all a real solid 4 & 5 star visit.

BR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent! The food was good but nothing special for the price. The oddest thing is they do not have a restroom in the restaurant. You have to go into the hotel next door where there is a single restroom in the lobby for the hotel and restaurant customers to use.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant for my daughter’s 16th Birthday before a Broadway show. We were seated in a beautiful, quiet table. The service was fabulous with many people attending including the host. The dinner was outstanding - the fillet mignon and the sirloin steak were cooked to perfection. The wait staff all surprised my daughter with the singing of happy birthday. The entire experience was outstanding.

Unfortunately, the power went out throughout Manhattan at the end of our meal and we were unable to use a credit card to pay. We had cash but the owner insisted the meal was on the house. They were so apologetic- of course it was not their fault! The entire city was in blackness!

We would give this restaurant 5 stars even without the generosity of the entire staff but the way that they handled the entire experience was totally unbelievable and out of this world. Many thanks! From your guests from Toronto!

TC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The complete dining experience was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant and would ask for Giovanni to be your waiter. I’ve been to outstanding establishments and this is one of the best. The service, ambiance and food were above expectations. I’m very happy with my choice in this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work for a major hotel chain.and I send allot guest here for dinner

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roberto the GM was amazingly friendly and generous.

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