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Empire Steak House

36 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6103 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,386 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Aves
Transit: E,V to 53rd Street Stop 6 to 51st Street Stop
Description: In the heart of Manhattan, located in Rockefeller Plaza comes yet another icon EMPIRE STEAK HOUSE. Created by the prominent founders of BEN AND JACK’S STEAKHOUSE, Empire Steak House offers one of the best prime beef dishes out there, the porterhouse. The delicious seafood dishes also deserve a lot of attention, from the fresh Chilean sea bass to the Norwegian salmon, and topping off the menu, a delicious and tender 4 lb lobster. All are complemented with a variety of side dishes such as German potatoes and creamed spinach. Empire Steak House offers a large selection of appetizers, including the cold seafood platter, served family style featuring lobster, jumbo shrimp and crab meat cocktail. So come in and experience a steak house like no other.
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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked to restaurant from Manhattan Club where we were staying 4 blocks away. The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived. We took advantage of Restaurant Week which was good value for $38. My steak was cooked just right and mash potato was creamy. I loved the creamed spinach.The choices on the menu was extensive. We would go... More

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Guatemala city
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking for a good steak house and a friend recommended. We arrive and we were welcome by a friendly waitress. This place was packed it had the really New York ambiance. Our waitress was so helpful and accommodating with my mother's special request. The food and the steaks were so delicious that when I think abut it,I want... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner here! We were lucky enough to eat outside as it was a nice evening. The staff was very friendly! The steaks were amazing! We enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner. If you are seeing Cabaret a perfect pre show spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I decided to try Empire Steakhouse for dinner meetings with clients, after hearing about it from a client. I must admit as a regular to what are considered the best of thr best in the city, Empire is now my favorite steak house in NY. Yes there are a few places out there that have great steak, but besides eating... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was staying at the Sheraton and was looking for a 'Famous Steakhouse' within walking distance. The Empire was recommended. The Floor staff are excellent. They really understand how professional service is. I had arrived at about 9pm so i was one of the later patrons in terms of sitting and having a meal. My waiter really looked after me... More

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birmingham UK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Made us feel very welcome despite being obvious tourists in a business place. Food was stunning - steak was succulent, tuna was the best I'd ever had and my wifes seafood pasta could have fed a family of 4. Great service - efficient without being overbearing in any way. Great value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful meal and excellent service. Our waiter recommend the right portions to share as they are very generous.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the best.... both the meal and service were excellent and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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Rochester Hills, MI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on a recommendation from our hotel concierge. We split a 16 oz filet mignon. It was cooked to perfection and was mouthwatering delicious. The staff service was impeccable. Would love to return for another wonderful dining experience in the future.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Mouth-watering steak!! The food was unbelievable and the service was excellent also. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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