About Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway

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!

237 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 586-9700

Website:
http://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/

Public Transit:
R or N Train to 57th street and 7th Avenue
E Train to 7th Avenue (53rd street)

Executive Chef:
Jack Sinanaj

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

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Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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53% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Empire’s food is always good but the service is not the most polished for a New York Steakhouse. The bar is excellent with good bar tenders and getting food at the bar if you are by yourself or a busy night with a friend is always easy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had the Porterhouse for two and it was incredible! But far too much food for two people, not complaining, it was cooked to perfection, beautifully served and delicious. The service was excellent, polite and professional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Not up to Steakhouse standards, food was good, but service was not.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Horrible experience! We were warned not to go by locals. Worst part of our NYC vacation.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Terrible porterhouse, completely burnt. Sides were fine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I did not bring the mustard I ordered until the end. I got the worst service. I'm aware, Tip comes first by 20%. Worst staff

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had good wine, wonderful steak, great service, spent beautiful time. Thank you for the beautiful memorie in NY !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The pre fixe lunch is a great deal---excellent NY strip steak and good ribeye and utterly delicious tiramisu for dessert!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dinner with my daughter

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food, service, ambiance were all great. The wine was good as well. You can never go wrong with Empire. We were running late to the restaurant leaving ya limited time for dinner and the staff were effective in serving our meal in a timely fashion for us to catch our show. Excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very disappointed with the service and the dessert. The waiters and manager stood around gawking at the female customers rather than focusing on servicing the tables. Our dessert was a price of cake and they served it to us frozen. Very disappointing for the scale of restaurant they claim to be.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Horrible food and steak. No one asked how it was either so we had no opportunity to express. Absolutely awful. Will never go back.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Steak was good but Thanksgiving meal was terrible, especially for the price. Overpriced restaurant for food served... Nothing impressive here.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Average at best premium price. Steak over cooked. Service was ok

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We ordered from the Pre-Theater Dinner Menu. My family chose the sirloin NY Strip steak, filer Mignon, chicken parmigiana and lobster ravioli. All of us were very pleased with the 3 course meals we chose. The deserts we chose were equally fabulous! This is our third time eating in this establishment and we have always been pleased!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Not inexpensive. Got the surf & turf and was surprised at the large size of the lobster tail. I was excited until I realized I needed pliers to seperate the shell and a much sharper knife to cut into that tough over cooked tail. Other than that, we did have to ask for more dressing for the bone dry, $12 plate of lettuce, I mean Ceasar Salad. Won't be back there. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing experience!!! The food was definitely worth the cost. They catered to us and treated us like royalty. The special request made during reservation was honored perfectly and then some! Definitely will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic fantastic fantastic... did I️ say fantastic?! It was such a great dining experience that we are going back tonight!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We make reservations every year to have the fabulous pre-fix lunch or dinner specials . We enjoyed delicious food, beautiful ambience and attentive staff. Definitely an annual event to visit NYC and enjoy lunch at the Empire Steak House.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was amazing! Expensive but worth it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I met here with some out of town friends based on the proximity to my work. They are quite picky eaters however empire has a great menu that appealed to everyone’s taste buds. The service and food were both exceptional and the management and waitstaff made our dinner enjoyable. My friends are looking forward to bringing their family after their show this weekend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely oustanding. Brought my wife here for her birthday before seeing the show across the street. We had the porterhouse for 2 and creamed spinach, porterhouse was the best ive ever had cooked to perfection.
Service was great, the whole staff came over to sing happy birthday to my wife! Definitely one of the better steak houses in the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great place, food and service !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Prime steaks prepared perfectly! Great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was not worth the price - if you want a great meal this is not the place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Ordered Tanqueray martini straight up, extra dry. After 10 minutes waiter returned, referred to our order as "Tangeray" (as in tangerine). Said they were coming. Another five minutes and he asked if we wanted our "Tangeray" with tonic! Tonic in a martini!! He finally brought the drinks, which were not very dry. What kind of a waiter doesn't know what a dry martini is?
As for the rest of the meal, it was so-so.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter was very good. Great salad, but my draft beer was a bit small and my filet mignon, while tasty, had quit a bit of grizzle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I brought a party of 5. We had filet mignon, lamb chops and lobster ravioli from the Pre-Theater Menu. All we very satisfied.Our selection from the dessert menu was cheesecake, chocolate mousse and carrot cake. The whole meal was exceptionally good. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Restaurant had good reviews so I decided to try. Great welcoming service and great table service. I went for the steak and was disappointed with the temperature. I ordered Medium. Only half of the steak was properly cooked. The reminder was undercooked. Server offered to re-cook the remainder, however, by that time I was disgusted with the fact that it was undercooked that I simply asked for the check. High end steak restaurants don't typically make this error and considering there are so many to choose from in NYC, I won't return to Empire.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Convenient location , above average steak but otherwise mediocre. Waiters were rushing us thru the meal . Did not understand why , since it was less than half full.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great and fast service, decent ambiance, and very good steak. Great deal for restaurant week.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I went to Empire Steakhouse on a date with my partner as it was restaurant week, we were right there, and I was too lazy to search for a place.
We had the option of being seated inside (at the bar) or outside, right on the street (which was the front entrance of the hotel).

The service was good. The waiter was attentive and patient. The appetizers were good, nothing spectacular.
The sirloin steak and filet mignon were both really small (but that may just be the restaurant week menu) and very tasty.

The mashed potatoes were excellent. The dessert was alright (it was really heavy). We had the chocolate mousse and the tiramisu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went here for restaurant week, and was not disappointed. Great deal for a steak. Service was a little slow, but understandably since it was busy. Plus, the waiter comped a round of drinks for us because of it, so really not a big deal. Highly recommend the Cesar salad or calamari both were delicious!

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Was greeted by the hostess when we walked into the restaurant. Waiter was attentive. Once he informed us that another waiter would take over we rarely saw him. So, we were left to our own devices. The food was so-so. Once you serve me instant mashed potatoes I'm through.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The good is pretty good, and very much meat and potatoes. The environment is suitable for a business dinner

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Wonderful restaurant and a great place for entertaining clients. I would certainly go back again and I would request Raymond as my server. Great guy with a great knowledge of wines.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Visited for restaurant week. Outstanding service with charming, adorable and attentive staff, and the food was delicious. Needless to say the price was right. We would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

小バエが沢山いたのが、問題だった。
それ以外は非常に良かった。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The rib-eye steak was not that great which was disappointing. The salmon was good though. My husband's meal was incorrect and then took long to come so the waiter was nice enough to provide us with free drink to make up for it. Overall I would try eating here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My friend and I attended Empire during the Restaurant week in NYC and were gravely disappointed! For the appetizer I had the mozzarella and tomato (affectionately known as caprese - but not listed on the menu as most decent restaurant details) and it was just meh...a 3/8ths inch thick slice tomato completely over shadowing the paltry mozzeralla slices on the plate...my friend had the eggplant parm which was ok but not hot...it came out very quickly which obviously means it wasn't fresh. The entrees were terrible...we both ordered the filet mignon, medium rare...and we got was down right diner/dog food...on a cold/room temperature dish, we both received an "ice cream scoop" of the world's blandest luke warm mash potatoes...yellow/under cooked/cold/unflavorful broccoli..and the worst filet mignon i have ever seen and tasted anywhere. The filet was burnt and completely dry and had fatty niblets around the main piece. The food looked lost in the large white diner plates we were served. We returned the plates for a second try and it was worst that the first. I explained this to the maitre'd (twice) and he seemed baffled...his lack of words or rebuttle basically gave credence to everything I said. Lastly the dessert was ok. We had the chocolate mousse and tiramisu...nothing too fancy with a a small ice cream scoop of whip cream with a dime size sliver of strawberry, with the pastries on a thin grid of chocolate syrup...again they came out quickly and seemingly not fresh. The restaurant did the right thing by taking the entrees off the bill but they did charge me $9.95 for a bottle of San Pellegrino. I've always thought restaurant week was a time for them to shine and get the masses to revisit well established venues with great food. Empire Steakhouse served a lackluster dinner with secondary/tertiary cuts of meats and veggies on a $42 prix fix menu making for a highly disappointing dining experience for foodies of all types.

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