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Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway

4.6
1077 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipDiningRoswell
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter refused to accommodate food allergy issue with a simple and easy request, instead indicating they could not make any changes to the menu. The request was so simple - to modify vegetable sides - and he refused. Despite having a reservation for a table, they seated me at a bar high top table. This seemed like it would be fine, except they had one of the two front doors propped open so that every time someone came or went from the restaurant, freezing cold air blasted the bar area and the inner door would slam super loudly. This restaurant is a wanna-be fancy steakhouse. The food was mediocre, prices were sky-high, and the service was terrible. Avoid this restaurant - there are so many better choices in New York.

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RayL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was impeccable. Will return when next back in New York

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DianaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 for Thanksgiving dinner and we loved this place! Great food, service and value!

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HaisuZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good, steak is the best, worth the price

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SChuven
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steaks we have ever had. Everything was top notch.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience with us and our beloved community. Here at Empire Steak House, we take great pride in providing top-notch service and food, with our specialty being steaks. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dining and service experience and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. We hope to see you soon for a great dinner! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipkelvinc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Not very good breakfast buffet. Felt like I was in the lobby of a Holiday Inn Express that included a buffet breakfast for free in the price of your room. Not a nice restaurant. It was not advertised in advance it would be buffet style - and a cheap, not well-presented or cooked buffet that that. Would not recommend or return.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on November 4, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are truly sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. However our current Buffet Breakfast options are what is offered as an additional package to the guests staying within the adjacent hotel. The advertising and approval of items is mostly handled by the hotel as well. But fret not, we will take this feedback into consideration to better ourselves. Hope to see you soon. Kindly, ESH Management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was phenomenal, aged almost 30 days. Melt in your mouth with such a good flavor. Rate it the best we’ve had. Service was exceptional. Definitely worth a splurge and experience.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for dinning with us and sharing your experience through this lovely feedback! Here at Empire Steak House, we take great pride in providing top notch food and detail entered service, with our specialty being steaks. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your dinning and service experience and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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AristaW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Empire Steak House for my Birthday and it is definitely an unforgettable experience.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Arista, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to dine with us and for the lovely review. We are happy to see that our food and service reached your expectations, specially for this special occasion! thank you for the supportive thoughts. We would love to host any future special occasions for you. Looking forward to see you again. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Employees were friendly and kind. Portion sizes were generous.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to write this heartwarming review. It is a pleasure to hear that our service and food reached your expectations. Empire Steak House aim is to carefully cater to every guest request and need. Thank you for the supportive patronage. We truly appreciate it. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipslcfoodie
Salt Lake City
54 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went in search of the best burger in NYC and it did NOT disappoint. It was seriously one of the best burgers we’ve ever had. Onion rings were excellent too.
Salad and bread left something to be desired. And can’t speak for the rest of the menu. But if burgers are your thing, be surprised by the one burger on this steakhouse menu.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to dine with us and for sharing this amazing review with the open table community. Empire Steak house aims to please even the most delicate palates, with our top notch steaks, ingredients and service. We love to hear you enjoyed our Burger, as we can confidently say is one of the best in the city. Thank you for the support. We hope to see you soon! Kindly, Empire Steak House Management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as usual but the menu items are very pricey. Was hoping to have a fixed price menu like I’m August when we last visited the restaurant and Nyc.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your thoughts. Glad to hear both the food and drinks were to your liking. It is a true delight. We would like to add that our menu prices have not changed much since August but sometimes we have available pre-fix menus that could be from Restaurant Week or from special holidays! However, our menu is extensive and we would love to recommend other excellent items we have. hope to see you soon! Kindly, ESH Management.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spend quality time with my wife

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Guest, We are thankful for your kind words and lovely review! Here at Empire Steak House we take great care of our customers, catering perfectly cooked meals and providing excellent service to make every dinner experience memorable. It is very heartwarming to hear our food and service was up to your expectations and allowed you to enjoy such a fantastic dinner with your loved ones. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for dinning with us and sharing your experience through this heartwarming feedback! Here at Empire Steak House, we take great pride in providing top notch service and food, with our specialty being steaks. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your dinning and service experience and that our food and hospitality met your expectations. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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vipNyamichi
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation was great. The branzino fish delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The manager/host that sat us was very rude. We eat at the restaurant all the time (which is usually empty), and he wouldn’t let us sit in the main dining room because he was “concerned about the way I was dressed.” I had on a decent sweater and shorts for an early dinner reservation. He started to walk towards the dining room and then tried to move us to the bar area without really saying why. Then, I requested to sit inside because the front is completely open to the outside, and it was too cold for the other person in my party. He then mentioned my dress, which was not great but not terrible, and put us there.

He also was abrasive about vaccine cards and IDs, but he was wearing his mask around his neck even with signs everywhere to keep them on. It’s a shame because the food is good. He could’ve handled the whole situation much better. Very disappointing.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on October 29, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a regular and loyal costumer. We are deeply sorry to hear about your experience, as what you describe is not only far from what strive for, but also really uncommon based on all the feedback we receive from our guests. This concern will certainly be discussed in our regular meetings. As we follow Covid guidelines, all of our patrons are required to be vaccinated to enjoy indoor dinning. Kindest Regards, ESH Management.

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly Recommend

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Raina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food is great. At the end, we waited 30 minutes to see a dessert menu, as we were ignored after a large group came in. No apology or even acknowledgement of this negligence. Of course, it's understandable that a large table may take more time, but they should not take all of your attention ... especially as you're nearing the point of sale with diners who had been there at least 45 minutes prior to the other group's arrival. We were going to spend more, but decided to take our money elsewhere. I will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone else.

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Chuck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went here for the sole purpose of trying the waygu beef. To say the least I was not disappointed with the burger. Definitely one of the best I have had and the creme brûlée dessert was incredible. The staff was very attentive and did a great job with service as well. Will definitely return on my next visit in NYC

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James
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was everything a great steak should be..tender and melted in your mouth, seasoned perfectly, cooked to perfection (medium rare), beautiful sear on the outside. Crab cakes, were amazing! The sauce they put on top of them was very tasty! Creamed spinach was hands down the best we’ve ever had! The service was top notch! Overall one of the best dinners we’ve had!

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear James, We would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant and for sharing this amazing review with us and the community. Reading about your experience, we feel delighted to know the food and service met your expectations. Steak is our specialty and it's heartwarming to hear it was cooked to perfection as we always aim to cater to our guests to the best of our abilities. Great to also read you enjoyed the service and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, ESH Management

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vipTK719
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Empire Steakhouse West. The dining room is absolutely gorgeous. My salad, branzino and tiramisu were all superb - and the service was outstanding. I look forward to going back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. The service was incredible. The food was fresh and delicious. Great service and attentiveness. Rate it a 10.

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AlexanderV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The staff wasn't very accommodating to put my wife and I in a booth because of their limit to only put parties of 6 in them - we were the only ones in the room and they had 3 booths open. The food was not much better than I could have gotten at texas roadhouse for quadruple the cost. Not worth it in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try this place during restaurant week. Everything about the place was great. The service, from the waiter, then The manager Checking in on us.
Will go back to enjoy their full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Cordial waiters

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Marlena
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the steak was amazing the place was so romantic will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and enjoyed everything about the restaurant and food.

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PeggyLou
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for restaurant week dinner. The food was delicious, particularly the steak, potatoes and the salmon, and the portions were generous. The cocktails were a little heavy on the ice but tasted good. The cheesecake and coffee were ok. The service was top notch. The atmosphere is very nice. I would dine there again.

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LouisF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant week luncheon.The only disappointment were the restrooms thru hotel lobby and only one shared bathroom.

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vipmrsC
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Good points: service was swift. Salad was dressed nicely. Bad points: server wore his mask as a mouth/chin strap. Not good. Tomato chunks on salad were just a red item. Horrid tomatoes. Bread served is an embarrassment. Poor quality and stale, as well. Restaurant Week the problem? Does management think this meal would entice me to return? Never. Salmon was prepared well and a good size portion. Broccoli was ample and fine. The other side: instant mashed potatoes? Instant? Simply insane and unacceptable. Chicken parm was certainly a pre-breaded, chicken slab. Not a pounded fresh chicken breast. Pasta and sauce were fine. It made me wonder if there is an Executive Chef checking anything served. Then the final straw: there is no bathroom in the restaurant and instead you're directed to the attached hotel's one-for-all restroom. Outrageous. I really felt cheated. Go anywhere else. Stay away from this place.

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David
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The seating was bright and sunny, but neither felt fine dining, nor clubby steakhouse. Felt like cafe or trendy $$ brasserie.

The calamari I started with was not bad, but a standard lightly-dusted type they'd order frozen from Sysco - probably no additional seasoning.

I was brought a larger water glass eventually, I assume after a decision that I'm drinking my water-no-ice too quickly.

My original, empty water glass - and the gentleman's empty glasses on the table in front of me - remained for my entire stay - until I said (of mine) "Why don't you take this."

The list of wine by the glass at $16 had nothing interesting. ALL glasses were $16 - including the Malbec which I ordered! No offense, but a Malbec by the glass at $16?Otherwise a Bordeaux blend; an unfamiliar pinot noir. I felt safer with a Malbec.

After all that, I expected a disappointing steak, but the steak was sublime. A simple, probably 12 oz Sirloin. Great cut, expertly cooked, tender in the mouth, lightly salted - perfect.

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vipRickyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was super!

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Kiera
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend.

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Hola
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for NYC restaurant week, food was ok. The steak was over cooked but they changed for us. Because the food quality wasn’t impressive so it’s just ok!

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ShaunaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and i had dinner here for our anniversary. Beautiful ambiance, great staff, food was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Empire Steakhouse my family and I enjoyed every minute and the food was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit this establishment. I wish I could give them 6 stars

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vipLloydL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Started with the Caesar salad and the Empire platter. Then had the porterhouse, hash browns, creamed spinach, sautéed onions. Finished with the cheese cake and strudel.

The cheese cake was very good. The steak was ok but nothing special. Everything else could have come from the diner down the block - perfectly fine but nothing to write home about.

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JamesL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere -excellent service-delicious food.

Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by and sharing your dining experience here. We are happy to hear our food, service and ambiance were up to your liking. Here at Empire Steak House we pay special attention to hospitality and it’s very heartwarming to see it met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future, Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway is rated 4.6 stars by 1077 OpenTable diners.

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