Empire Steak House- East

4.4
479 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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!

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Daily 6:00PM - 11:00PM

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were top notch! Highly recommend.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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SN
New York Area
50 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!

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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.

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

Great meal with good service. Great wine list.

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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

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DF
New York Area
4 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.

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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.

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

Staff were fabulous! Food, delicious!
Great experience!

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE this place! Never been disappointed. I've recommended several of my business colleague, with positive feedback. There are so many steakhouses in NYC, but they do it right at Empire Steak.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Waiters are too allover u!! No space

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

nice food , friendly staff, good ambience

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SH
New York Area
340 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic space. Good food. Wonderful service. Food for a crowd with diverse tastes— something for everyone on the menu.

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Professional and attentive service in a refined, elegant atmosphere with wonderful food.

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NI
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spent my 21st here absolutely amazing place, could not have asked for a better waiter. The surf and turf was absolutely perfect and all the sides were delicious. Recommend the Strawberry 54 for drinks

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location in a former opera house and jazz club. Atmosphere is outstanding. Maitre de Deca is awesome, visiting to make sure all good. Amazing ribeye and filet.

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CP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed my Birthday dinner everything was delicious

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B
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very good dinner and the service was excellent. We were in the city for the weekend and just happened to pick the Empire Steak House to eat. We were very pleased with our choice. It is a little pricey but worth it.

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MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great steak impeccable service and would highly recommend this property if you are looking for w great place to sit eat drink and talk.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, great service!

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J
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food with superb service. Prices were reasonable for a steak restaurant in midtown Manhattan.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Waiter was FANTASTIC! Had great recommendations! Food was delicious and staff was on point!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, excellent food. Frank the waiter was absolutely fantastic. Management takes pride in service and satisfaction. Very impressive establishment

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 3 June 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review, and for dining with us! It is always wonderful to hear that our guests are receiving excellent service! Thank you for these compliments - they truly mean a lot to all of us here at Empire. Best, Tony S.

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RS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love, Love this place. Excellent food. Definitely would go back.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 3 June 2019

Good afternoon, We truly appreciate that you took the time to post these kind compliments, and for dining with us! We cannot wait to have you back for another wonderful meal. Best, Tony S.

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E
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Het was heerlijk en de service was goed. Prijslijst op TripAdvisor was van de bar. Restaurant was een stuk duurder.

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B
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Steak was cooked to perfection. Service very nice. But decor is a bit "grand" for a steakhouse and slightly too "plush" for my taste. Overlooking that, the steak was 100% better than Del Frisco.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on 3 June 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for posting your feedback, and for dining with us. Reviews such as yours are so valuable because they help us to better serve our guests. It’s wonderful to read that you are a big fan of our food! We cannot wait to have you back for another great meal. Best, Tony S.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a party of 11 birthday dinner, everyone was very pleased and most satisfied with the food, service and style. In the US Marine Corps evaluation system the highest grade you can receive is NOTEWORTHY. Without question the Empire Steak House deserves a NOTEWORTHY.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Restaurant vide pour le déjeuner. Repas médiocre

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Empire Steak House last Saturday. Our waiter was very kind and offered great recommendations without pressuring us. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very comfortable. One of the best fine dining restaurants in New York City. We will definitely be back!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bone-in ribeye was spectacular. It was matched only by the service. Cheers!

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A
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

お料理美味しくて、ゲスト2人もまた食べに来たいと行っていました。メインウェイターは少し怖くて相性はあまりよくありませんでした。

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was just delicious as well as the apple strudel. The staff was attentive helpful and friendly .
Will definitely go back and recommend.
It was a treat to be in a restaurant where you can have a conversation and not hear everyone else’s

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BS
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This location is our favorite one. Everything was excellent. Highly recommended to everyone. They helped make the evening extra special by accommodating my requests and being understandable when it came to my reservation time being pushed back due to traffic.

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b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

The hamburger was like 1/4 pound advertise 1/2 bun yesterday’s meat dry thumbs down don’t go their

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Empire Steak House. We love the old school New York feel and service. The food was fantastic...our only concern was the noise coming from the upper balcony. There was a private party taking place and our seating was just below the staircase. For the price of our meal it was a bit annoying to hear the partying loud music and noise coming from upstairs. For such a lovely restaurant and venue it did put a damper on the evening. The regular restaurant music was fine...it was just the loud booming music from the upper level that was distracting and did not allow proper communication during dinner. The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating.

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