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Empire Steakhouse - 237 West 54 Street off of Broadway

4.2
660 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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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Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

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Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM

What 660 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely service, good wine selection, porterhouse was well prepared. A great meal!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I enjoyed dinner at Empire, my husband and I shared the porterhouse for two and it was delicious. The sides were yummy and service was impeccable. Good wine and cognac finished the evening perfectly. I has to pass on the dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

All was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful, attentive service. Steaks melt in the mouth. Very enjoyable.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My plate was dirty , shrimp over cooked and lettuce was brown. Inexcusable for such an expensive restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was just okay. We got the prix fix theater menu which was an excellent value. However, I ordered a crap cake appetizer which was $20.00 for the smallest crab cake I have ever seen. i have lived in NY all of my life so I am used to the prices, however, this was a bit much. I think it is because they are between two hotels and they are used to a lot of tourists. Shame on me for not realizing that. I have been to this restaurant for business lunches and the service has been much better. It did not hurt that they sat my husband and I next to a table of 10 tourists, which were a bit loud.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Friendly staff greeted us warmly at the door. Great bar for pre dinner drinks. The food and service were both excellent. The steak I had was perfectly prepared and beautifully served. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and have all intentions of returning again in the future.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We have frequented this restaurant many times. The food is always excellent. Our family members had : salmon, filet ,sirloin steaks and shrimp scampi . All were delicious
My concern with this establishment is that they advertise on line a wonderful Pre-fix Theater Dinner menu but when you ask to order from it the waiter tells you he has to check with his supervisor if he can give it to us. This happens each time we go. We are given the menu but it differs from the one presented on line. When families are in NYC for dinner and a show it becomes costly. Pre- fix menus are a blessing. The issue should be addressed.
Equally upsetting is the fact that I did not receive my 1,000 points for booking early! Where or how do I get this resolved?

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Late nights for after show. Delicious

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

i had lobster tail.. was very chewy and had no taste. friends had steak... very fatty.
broccoli was delicious. desert was good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excelent restaurant, the service was very nice. The New York Sirloin was superb!

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Extremely disappointing on every level-

I have been to this place a half a dozen times or so since it opened up, but have not been recently. While in the past it was never spectacular, it was always a solid "go to" place in the neighborhood. Today I came with a rather larger party and had a particularly unpleasant experience, that was from my perspective, inexcusable.

Hostess - inept

Atmosphere - terrible
(place was totally empty at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon with bad music playing loudly)

Wait staff - extremely slow, forgetful, & completely inattentive.

Food - mediocre quality, poorly prepared

Pricing - ridiculously high for what they are offering

I'll never go back.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was good , service was superb but the bar could use some improvements. First steakhouse that have been to in a while where they couldn't make a decent martini

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We shared A most excellent tomato salad then porterhouse for two cooked to perfection as we had ask for rare. We took home almost half! Shared a hugh baked potato. My concern is that the restaurant was almost empty. I hope they can stay in business. They are on a street with 3 hotels. I hope the management does PR with the concierges. Service was attentive and efficient.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was Good BUT.......

We arrived for a pre-theatre dinner on a Wednesday specifically due to their PRe-fix Menu found on open table. When we arrived, we were greeted and taken to our table however they did not even mention the Prefix Menu at any time and only provided the Full Menu. We had to ask specifically for the PRe-fix menu and the waiter seemed hesitant to provide stating the "you know the portions are smaller" which we found odd.

THe Lentil Soup was Amazing as was the 6oz Filet.

Overall the food was incredible, but they need to know there clientle and provide all options they have during pre theatre times as it felt like we were being shaken down to order off of the full menu which hurt an otherwise excellent meal.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great Service. Food somewhat above average. Stay away from fish

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Empire was exactly as it appears, a special occasion destination with high quality food and excellent service. The steaks were amazing,. The truffle Mac and cheese was delicious. The creamed spinach was quite yummy. This resturant was very expensive for us, but worth every penny. Quite good!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Porter house for 2 was delicious-

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was hands down the best meal we had while we were in NYC. Our server, Rob, was wonderfully attentive. When I requested a 1/2 bottle of wine they didn't have in stock, the manager, Ramsey, came out with a substitution. And also a special glass of red wine later in the meal. This was our final meal and we wanted to celebrate a great trip for my mom and her friend's birthdays. We all got filet and/or lobster. Everything was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. It was the best lobster I've had in recent memory. Our meal was leisurely and enjoyable. We didn't feel like we were rushed or hurried, as can so often be the case in this city. I would definitely go out of my way to return here when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Ben was our waiter and all the extended staff were very attentive but not pushy. Although this is a steak restaurant; because it was a Friday in Lent, we opted for the delicious seafood offerings. We shared a cold and a hot seafood medley and they were delicious. These were appetizers but plenty for us to share as our mains. We just topped it with a Burrata and cherry tomato salad. They also make a great Aperol Spritz! We will be back again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best food I have ever had in the city, my husband and I have different It’s food and they were 100% delicious

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and excellent food. The waiter offered suggestions, all of which we enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

needs noise deadening material very noisy to conduct a business meeting..

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We have frequented Empire Steak House many times. The food is always superb. Our family is always with us , with that said, the pre Fix Theatre Menu is always preferable. The meals we selected were: salmon, shrimp and filet Mignon.
They were all delicious. We then enjoyed chocolate mousse for dessert.
Looking forward to our next meal!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Went before the theater. Nice restaurant, lots of tablets but did not feel crowded or noisy; it actually felt like the four of us were the only patrons. We picked from the pre-fixe dinner options, added oysters, crab and some great cocktails .Appetizers were loved by all, steaks Were perfectly done. The staff was attentive; the manager stopped by to say hello. With desserts and coffee, we were served the digestif of our choices compliments of the house. Wonderful setting for a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was incredible. Pricey but worth the money. Very nice hosts and wait staff. Was definitely treated like a 5 star customer.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Steak was not fresh. We had to wait for a while to get it. Waiter dropped food and did not want to let us know that happened until we asked for. Service was good. I think I had better steak in other places. My brother didn't like at all. Sorry to say.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The place was nice and pleasant, the food was to die for we had a great time

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a very good meal for lunch. Service was excellent. Recommendations made by the waiter proved to excellent choices. We were never rushed. All six of us had a very enjoyable meal.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The filet mignon was fatty. I have had better at other restaurants. Filet mignon should never be fatty. The rest of the meal was good, as was the service.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

We went for Restaurant week. The food was excellent. Ordered the Rid Eye and it was delicious and OMG, their Chocolate Mousse cake was heaven. Definitely would go back!

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1.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Steaks were all over cooked. Service was slow even when restaurant was not busy. Cheesecake tasted like it came from a roadside diner in Iowa , a sin for New York City.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. The waiters were friendly. What a hidden gem!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

It is a $$ restaurant in Google map. We came during the restaurant week. Soup, sirloin and ice-cream were all good. Plating was quite simple, but taste was good.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Service not good.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

You could tell the servers were annoyed that it was restaurant week. They judged everything we ordered and rarely checked on us. The food was alright, but I've had better. I did end up getting ill after the meal. Another thing to note is that the restaurant doesn't have bathrooms. You have to use the hotel bathroom located in the lobby. There's only ONE stall, which is ridiculous considering the restaurant was packed. There's a second bathroom located in the bottom level of the hotel. What a mess. I don't recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve been coming to Empire for years. The West location is always energetic and where I go with friends and I food is exceptional. The staff is amazing. I love the East location as well. It’s more quiet, so usually come for a more romantic evening or business outing.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I went for the Restaurant Week dinner and was very pleased with the choices and quality of the food. It is a beautiful restaurant and would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We had an hour and the staff was very accommodating

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall, dinner was great. Room felt crowded, service team was very good. Appetizer came out late, think I was forgotten. Everyone profusely apologized.

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