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Empire Steak House

36 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6103 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,403 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
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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77% Recommend
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1 review
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I ate here last week and wow, what a steak I had a prime rib which was huge and my wife had a fillet which was one of the biggest fillets I've ever seen. Both cooked perfect and tasted amazing and the wine was lovely, the staff top notch and the atmosphere was great, ideal location if... More

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Sudbury, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My first time in New York City with my wife who has been here once before. Looked through a list of restaurants and found the Empire. When we walked in we found the ambiance to be very intimate yet also inviting. The service was the best that we have ever experienced. Having our Porter House steak for two cut and... More

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upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Attended a private dinner function here recently. (Was sponsored, so I cannot speak to price/cost. Menu prices seemed comparable to other NYC steakhouses?). Atmosphere was nice, other than the randomly placed TV in the private dining area upstairs. Appetizers were good, especially the bacon. Yum! Dinner was served very promptly, especially given the size of our group. My filet was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Me & my boyfriend had a lovely meal here one of the best meals ever ..... Service was amazing too we were looked after very well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ended up in this restaurant as part of the "restaurant week". The food was delicious, and we were very happy with the service. Not a straight forward choice for tourists, but a very pleasant surprise.

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I went there on Friday Night during Restaurant week, and when we walked in, we were greeted by the owner, that was beyond fantastic. Though it was packed that night, the owner kept giving us updates and since we made a reservation, we were seating within 20mins. My wife had the lamb chops and I had the... More

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empiresteaknyc, Front Office Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We are so pleased that you had enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again! More

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