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Empire Steak House

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237 West 54th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
E,V to 53rd Street Stop 6 to 51st Street Stop
+1 212-586-9700
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: After the success of our first location on W. 52Nd St., We are proud to...
After the success of our first location on W. 52Nd St., We are proud to bring the Empire experience to a second location. Boasting a sleek, modern design with high ceilings and white marble bar, Empire Steak House on W. 54Th offers a comfortable, trendy experience, without forsaking the high-quality food and exceptional service that we are known for. At 4,500 square feet, it can easily accommodate 230 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as private events. Similar to our original location, our menu features our succulent signature Porterhouse for two, dry-aged for 21 to 28 days for optimal flavor. Other mouthwatering cuts are also certified USDA Prime and dry-aged. Delectable seafood is also available, including our buttery, melt-in-your mouth Chilean sea bass, salmon, and yellowfin tuna. Diners love our side dishes, from German potatoes to creamed spinach. They complement our meat and fish to a tee. The wine lists features more than 235 bottles, including sought-after California vintages.
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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Value

Pre theatre $42.50 4-course dinner dinner served late without pressure. (We were not going to a show). Excellent "bang for the buck". Good steaks and lamb chops. Decent portions but smaller than regular entrees. Nicely appointed restaurant, hit or miss service but STALE BREAD basket. Detracted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Jeri G
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pre theatre $42.50 4-course dinner dinner served late without pressure. (We were not going to a show). Excellent "bang for the buck". Good steaks and lamb chops. Decent portions but smaller than regular entrees. Nicely appointed restaurant, hit or miss service but STALE BREAD basket. Detracted from a higher rating.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We happed upon this place by just walking by and were lured in by the smell of steak. It was clearly classy (and we felt (and were) underdressed). We were however treated as royalty. The service was unmatched, helpful, not pushy. Perfect blend of fine service without interruption of a romantic conversation. Bread...awesome as were crab cake appetizer, Manhattan clam... More 

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NYCRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Kerry, We can't begin to Thank You enough for such kind words. Every guest should feel like Royalty when dining at Empire Steakhouse. We really appreciate you sharing which dishes you particularly enjoyed. P.S We love 'out of the box!' Warm Regards, Empire Management Team More 

prescott, az
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went here because it was next door to our hotel and we didn't want to get a cab. Turned out to be an excellent decision. We both got the pre-theater special which was a three course dinner (choices of app or salad, entree (two kinds of steaks as well as a couple of others and three desserts)...all for $42.00... More 

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NYCRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It means a great deal to us that our patrons leave with such pleasant memories of Empire. We encourage all restaurant staff to pay close attention to detail and we're proud of how it shows in your testimony. Warmest Regards, Empire Management Team More 

Covington, Louisiana
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We made a last minute decision to go to Empire...we wanted to go someplace very close to our hotel (hubby was tired of walking) and, honestly, didn't want the 5 star environment. Empire ended up being a pleasant surprise! The food was very good...steak, potatoes, veg...and cooked perfectly. But, our server - Stefan - ended up being the best part... More 

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NYCRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Richard, We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience while dining at Empire Steakhouse. It is really wonderful to hear that a member of our staff helped to make the evening even more memorable. We hope you will return in the future. Warm Regards, Empire Management Team More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to this restaurant for the first time last night. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. Definitely a must go for a wonderful meal.

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Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, Empire Steak House Management More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was great, but I was not terribly impressed with the service. Restaurant was all but empty through the entirety of our meal.

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NYCRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

We at Empire Steak House would like to thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments into consideration and we would like to assure you that this an exception and not the norm. Service is so important to our team and we hope this does not deter you from joining us again - it would be our pleasure... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Few weeks ago our friends brought us there They said it's their favorite steak house Omg were they right Everything was awesome I started with caeser salad and had file after that Salad was creamy and steak cooked perfect rare Server was very nice He was fun and great at his job Anyway this is mine favorite steakhouse from now... More 

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Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to serving you once again. Cheers, Empire Steak House Management More 

Des Plaines, Illinois
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent food and service. Bonus: restaurant week and we took advantage of the prix fixe menu pricing, what a deal!! Location excellent - near theatres, clubs, bars.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to serving you quality meals in the future. Cheers, Empire Steak House Management More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Service was great. a good breakfast and dinner was again good and very reasonable. We would eat there again.

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NYCRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us for both dinner and breakfast! We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Empire Steakhouse. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers, Empire Steak House Management More 

Oklahoma
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were looking for a steak house tonight and came across the Empire. WOW! What a discovery! Thy have a weekday menu where they serve a three course meal for $38! Yep, salad, entrée, and dessert! We had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and broccoli and it was delicious! The Caesar salad was very tasty and I recommend the... More 

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NYCRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you joined us for NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2015. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again the next time you visit the Big Apple! Cheers, Empire Steak House Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 West 54th Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
  • Public Transportation: E,V to 53rd Street Stop 6 to 51st Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

After the success of our first location on W. 52Nd St., We are proud to bring the Empire experience to a second location. Boasting a sleek, modern design with high ceilings and white marble bar, Empire Steak House on W. 54Th offers a comfortable, trendy experience, without forsaking the high-quality food and exceptional service that we are known for. At 4,500 square feet, it can easily accommodate 230 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as private events. Similar to our original location, our menu features our succulent signature Porterhouse for two, dry-aged for 21 to 28 days for optimal flavor. Other mouthwatering cuts are also certified USDA Prime and dry-aged. Delectable seafood is also available, including our buttery, melt-in-your mouth Chilean sea bass, salmon, and yellowfin tuna. Diners love our side dishes, from German potatoes to creamed spinach. They complement our meat and fish to a tee. The wine lists features more than 235 bottles, including sought-after California vintages.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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