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Empire Steak House

#2,264 of 11,897 Restaurants in New York City
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$$$$
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 101
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place for steak in Midtown

I had lunch at Empire Steak House during restaurant week. I entered this restaurant by coincidence, so I did not know what to expect. I ordered lentil soup, fillet, and cheesecake. The soup was good, the fillet was very good and the cheesecake excellent. Something to note is that I ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Sweden
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sweden
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I had lunch at Empire Steak House during restaurant week. I entered this restaurant by coincidence, so I did not know what to expect. I ordered lentil soup, fillet, and cheesecake. The soup was good, the fillet was very good and the cheesecake excellent. Something to note is that I ordered the fillet with sauce on the side, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed everything! Awesome steaks! Fantastic service, our waiter, Faty, did a really great job! To many options of desserts! Very good!

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we opted for this rest. based on it's location to the theater showing Cabaret.The wait staff were very nice and professional and it was downhill from there,overpriced for what it is,the food was avg. I had dry grizzly lamb chops.they ran out of choc mousse cake at 7:30PM! wouldn't return...very disappointing

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West Babylon, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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New York City, New York
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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

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6 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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San Francisco, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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.

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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: 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?