We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
237 West 54th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-586-9700
Improve this listing
Ranked #2,186 of 11,865 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Aves
Transit: E,V to 53rd Street Stop 6 to 51st Street Stop
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.
Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
West Babylon, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The wait staff and the maître de were amazing! They made our dinning experience wonderful and we will return for other dinners at this establishment

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great service, attentive at every level, first rate food. These guys, apparently with great experience, are putting it all out there

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I visited the Empire Steak House on New Years Eve not expecting to be able to get in however our party of four managed to book a table for 7pm at just an hour's notice. On arrival we were seated immediately and a drinks order was taken promptly. We all went for cocktails which were delicious if a little pricey,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Esbjerg, Denmark
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Vi besøgte restauranten til nytårsaften 2014/2015 og havde reserveret bord. Vi kom lidt for tidligt, men blev hurtigt anvist et bord. Tjeneren havde meget travlt med at vi skulle bestille og der var dårligt tid til at se på menukortet. Trods flere afvisninger fra vores side, blev tjeneren kom tjeneren hvert andet minut for at høre, om vi havde besluttet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

EVERYTHING was FANTASTIC! We were debating where to try for a fantastic NYC steak dinner and once we learned that this was started by ex-Peter Luger people we were excited to try it - without having to get to Brooklyn, we were staying in the city very close to Empire. Huge wine selection and extremely attentive staff along with some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Empire Steak House was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. As such, I selected this venue for our dining experience on my wife's 30th birthday (Dec 19th). We turned up early and had drinks at the bar, it was a pleasant atmosphere and the server was very good/attentive. Unfortunately, the experience went downhill from there. We were taken... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

But, expect to pay for it: $48 is about minimum. Ambiance is crowded, table placed too close together. And, the general feeling is that they want to free it for the next customer. Steaks, though, are cooked just right.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great staff and food is excellent, the waiter and manager took their time to make sure we are comfortable and everything is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our hotel (The Wellington) recommended this steak house. It was really great. The staff and management were very courteous and attentive. One of our steaks wasn't exactly how we wanted and they took care of it and genuinely cared. They also sent each of us a drink to make up for the mistake. It is a small, quiet and quaint... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You absolutely could find another much better place to eat something better with these prices. Don't waste your money and your time.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Empire Steak House also viewed


Been to Empire Steak House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Empire Steak House

Address: 237 West 54th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-586-9700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Empire Steak House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?