Empire Steak House- East

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Steakhouse
Empire Steak House on the eastside, showcases two-raised tiers featuring wrap-around booths, and hand-painted dome. The main dining room seats 140+, and is the ultimate location for all your party and dining needs. 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, additionally our 50th street location offers specialty cuts like the Tomahawk, Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Cajun Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Double Cut Rack of Veal and an exclusive Emperors Steak for Two.The eatery offers a highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages and over 101 scotches to complement every dish!

Special Offers

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!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 October 2019

Ends: 18 October 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-19:00

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.

Wednesday, 27 November, 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 212.582.6900 for reservations and menu information.

Tuesday, 24 December, 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 212.582.6900 for reservations and menu information.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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Daily 6:00PM - 11:00PM

What 510 People Are Saying
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SN
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Calamari and fries consistently excellent. Calamari is always a "melt in your mouth" experience. I decided on the Osso Bucco for my entree which was the special for the night. The meat was tender but the tomato-based sauce that was used to braise it wasn't the best i have had. My daughter's filet mignon was good however much of the outer part of the steak was "burned" even if temperature requested was medium rare. Service was excellent though with servers paying really close attention (maybe too much) compared to the other times we have dined here. Maybe it was the location of the table we were seated at which was toward the front of the restaurant. Empire is still one of the best steakhouses and wish their steak preparation was more consistent.

RM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak we have ever had. Great ambiance and service. From the host to the table staff felt like we were regulars. Top notch

Empire Steak House- East
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Robert, Thank you for stopping by and sharing your dining experience here. We are happy to hear our 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 in the future, Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service overall just amazing!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear Francesco, 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 both food and service met your expectations. Looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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H
London
107 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We preordered 2 live lobster by phone. But nothing!
Even telephone receiver absent today they said.
One of my friend can’t eat meat! Especially amazing they never excuse !
We want leave and change restaurant but already open wine bottle! I ordered Marcham but they bring different one because of sold out I ordered.
Manager always ask us ‘delicious?’
Are you crazy!

JC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We have been in this restaurant several times and always it's been a nice experience. Unfortunately that was not the case this time. The quality of the food was not good and the service was very poor.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 11 September 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure, thank you for taking your time of sharing your dining experience. We are very disappointed to her about your feedback, as a team we take these issues very seriously as we take every step to assure excellence at every aspect. Please accept our apologies, we hope you would give us another try to meet your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you gain in the near future. Sincerely, Management.

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MI
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food=Fantastic
Service= Fantastic
Ambiance= Wonderful

I would highly recommend Empire for a wonderful date night atmosphere!!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear Michael, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and taking your time of sharing your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, It is our pleasure to have met your expectations, would like to than you in advance for your recommendations. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The manager, Deca Nikocevic, is incredibly welcoming. A sincere gentleman.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 27 August 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, It is our pleasure to have met your expectations. Your comments about our manager Deca are welcomed and will be related to him and the staff. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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AG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The greeting was excellent and very welcoming. There was no explanation of sizes or cuts of the steaks when asked the waiter he just shrugged his shoulders !
The waiter made us feel like an inconvenience to him, the new trainee waiter was very helpful and obliging.
Great location and ambiance and one poor waiter.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 28 August 2019

Dear Anthony, We would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated. Our apologies for staffs behavior and will addressed immediately, our goal is to please every guest at the best of our ability. We hope to see you in the near future you in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We loved everything about it except the instant mashed potatoes. We gave our feedback to the general manager about the potatoes and he emphatically denied the use of powdered mashed potatoes. There is no doubt in my mind that they were indeed powdered simply because I make both home made and instant and there is a distinct difference in the taste and texture. Besides, each of us felt the same way and that is NOT a coincidence.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 27 August 2019

Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for dining at our establishment and taking your time to share your experience. Your review and feedback are greatly appreciated, we are sorry that you felt negative about our mashed potatoes. Our commitment to providing best quality of the food is #1 priority, all our dishes are fresh and made from best products available. Mashed potatoes have no powder, made with best Idaho potatoes. We hope to see you in the near future! Empire Steak House Management.

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p
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Sorry to say that we were not impressed with the overall experience. The restaurant was relatively quiet, with exception of a party in private area upstairs. That should’ve been our first warning sign. In general you could tell this used to be a cool place with a long history, but a restaurant needs more than that to justify the prices on their menu. The food was tasty, but not remarkable. A medium-rate filet that lacks depth of flavor and a seared tuna that was closer to medium or well than rare (though, to their credit they didn’t ask a choice of “fineness”. A very nice wine selection, with a price that matched expectations. One expect to spend close to $200 for a dinner in NYC, but only if the delivery meets the quality of the expectation. Sadly this meal did not.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious. Empire Steak House is management works with the staff very closely to offer the best of everything, quite sadly we have not meet your expectations. This matter will be addressed immediately and hope you will give us another try in the future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good steak and service was great.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

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

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ER
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed with the restaurant. The manager and staff were very friendly and accommodating making sure we had everything we asked for. The food was superb and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is beautiful and very comfortable and would urge you to ask for a booth when making your reservation. I highly recommend The Empire Steak House and look forward to returning for another wonderful meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience about the food, service and our staff members. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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MD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I ordered a steak to be cooked medium to well. My date ordered medium. My date got medium /well and I got well done. The sides were the best part of the meal

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Michelle, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, we will make sure it has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies if we have not met your expectations and hope you will give us another try in the near future. We want to assure you that we are working very hard along with our Chef to keep our food consistent as well as the service to meet your expectations. ESH Management

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was awesome...food was on point !!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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PH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful final meal in NYC prior to leaving for home. EVERYTHING was delicious! Thank you for a great meal.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Patrick, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience before leaving NYC. We are thrilled to hear that your feedback and hope to see you again on your next trip to NYC! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Service was not great. Everything took so long, waiters didn’t know proper english. The place looked like it was fake clean with little bugs flying around. Food and wine was expensive probably because of the location this restaurant is in. I would suggest everyone to go to a better steakhouse.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Servers were attentive and always there before you knew you needed them. Excellently prepared steak. Only issue is that when taking food to go, they didnt put all the food. About a quarter of the food we had left made it to the to-go plates, which we didnt know until we got home.

CA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful server! The food was delicious. Everyone was very attentive. It was my son's birthday and the staff rolled out the red carpet for him! Top notch steakhouse, we will definitely be returning next time we're in the city!

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch was fantastic, my colleagues and I very much enjoyed our time here. The only issue to arise was when the waiter tried to make conversation on a subject on which he was not well versed.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Helen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Lunch, however we apologize for our waiters interference with your conversation. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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BK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant week menu! The service was incredible. Accommodating and not a single person was pretentious. At the moment I arrived they were understaffed but not a single patron felt as though they were ignored or overlooked. Fantastic staff! I had fears the food would be sparing considering restaurant week. I was again pleasantly surprised. I ordered the bacon and the strip and a side and felt more than satisfied. Protip...try the bacon in their house onion roll from the bread basket. Incredible. They even pointed me in the right direction for a great cigar couple blocks away.

AW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our time at Empire Steakhouse was exquisite and very memorable. The food was superb and service was beyond excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Allie, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. Your remarks are appreciated about the food and Service, thank you for recommendations! We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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V
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

The waiter, Ray was awful and ruined the experience for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was delicious. Our wait staff was so attentive and accommodating to our party.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience in regards to food and service., thank you for your note as well. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was not great. We went for restaurant week. The portions were decent and it was a good deal, but it didn't blow us away.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible, they gave us the worst sitting.The waitress is very rude, he doesn’t know how to smile or make the guest feel welcome. Food come slow and the steak doesn’t taste good. The desserts tastes bad. Won’t come again.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, we will make sure it has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies if we have not met your expectations and hope you will give us another try in the near future. We want to assure you that we are working very hard along with our staff to keep our food consistent as well as the service, we you will give us another chance. MNG

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a dinner during NYC restaurant week. It was more than what we paid! Highly recommended!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 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 meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Steak was good and food overall was good. Ambience was ok. Was there for restaurant week, but would probably try a different steakhouse for the normal price.

G
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit the Empire Steakhouse.

Menu is plentiful and meets everyone's desires.

Service is good and staff are pleasant.

Enjoy your dining

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 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 meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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TD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We expected an expensive evening... but this was way overpriced. The steak was also over cooked. For $270 they should get the steak perfect

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Teresa, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very serious, this mare has been looked into it. Please accept our apologies about your steak being over cooked and hope you will give us another try in the near future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were top notch! Highly recommend.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 22 August 2019

Dear Mark, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining destination and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to meeting your expectations, thank you for your recommending us! Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful room. Gracious service, attentive but never obtrusive. Delicious, perfectly prepared food. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The biggest Tomahawk ever,yes and I finished all....was so delicious.Very impressed ,service very attentive ,can wait to go back ..Thanks for great dinner.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 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 meet your expectations, it is our pleasure having you dine with us and hope to see you again very soon! We love our USDA Prime Tomahawk hand picked by our Chef in-house dry aged to perfection as well as other cuts that we have to offer. Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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OT
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and outstanding service!

I would recommend The Empire for any occasion!!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 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 meet 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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. No complaints.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your special occasion and taking your time sharing your experience. We are very happy to have meet 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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SN
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I decided to try something new in our quest for outstanding steakhouses in NYC. Empire Steakhouse did not disappoint. The fried calamari was exquisite...melts in your mouth and comparable to the best calamari we have had in the world ever - which was in Rome, Italy. My daughter had the Filet and I had the Bone-in Ribeye. My ribeye was amazing! Juicy and flavorful. I enjoyed every bite. My daughter loved her Filet. Both portions were large and so we took the steaks home which by the way we enjoyed for another meal two days later. Even the side of steak fries was excellent. We had no room for desert but we will certainly return for another meal at this East side gem!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Guest,Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience you had at our establishment, your feedback is very important. So glad to hear that everything was enjoyable as we strive to offer an exceptional dining experience to every guest that walks through our doors. at your next visit our manager will prepare our signature desserts for you and your daughter. Looking forward to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse MNGM

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BR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

They were planning a private event. Totally ignored. We have 4-5 people wait on us so they would ask the same questions. Requested wine with my dinner never arrived. Wait staff was totally preoccupied with upcoming event. Very disappointing.

FW
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Great meal with good service. Great wine list.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Franklin, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure. Your ratings and comments from your dining experience are greatly appreciated. We are grateful you enjoyed the service and our wine list. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Management

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I
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we arrived it was a great experience , we were treated and seated right away.
Started with the grilled Octopus which was outstanding.
The lobster ravioli and filet mignon were just just as good.
They were nice enough to bring a slice of cheesecake for our anniversary .
Service was excellent

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Guest,Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your wonderful experience you had at our establishment, your feedback is very important. So glad to hear that everything was enjoyable as we strive to offer an exceptional dining experience to every guest that walks through our doors. Happy Anniversary. Looking forward to see you again for any upcoming occasion! Kindest Regards, Empire Steakhouse Managment

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DF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Beef is NOT grass fed as advertised. Meat was good...but not grass fed.
The 'oxygen' based preservative is used on the lettuce and left terrible aftertaste.
Cannot abide sweet steak sauces.
Service and ambiance were impeccable. Perfect.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Deborah, thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the time to share your dining experience. We appreciate every feedback and take them very seriously. There must be misunderstanding as we dont serve Grass Feed Beef (only USDA Prime dry aged corn based feed Beef) Steak sauce is homemade, sorry you did not find it enjoyable but it is an option for you to used it, all ingredients are listed. We hope that you will give us another try in the near future. Kindest Regards, Management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Restaurant,great food,great food,great atmosphere. Overall 100/100. My wife and I visited NYC and this place made our visit more than perfect. Thanks to all the staff,keep it up. All the best.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 23 August 2019

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

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