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Empire Steak House

237 W 54nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6103 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,025 of 11,751 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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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: 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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Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking to be treated like cattle and have dirty place settings on the table... Then this is the place for you. It is never a good sign to see the restaurant pack as many tables and chairs in one space. If I was in a banquet hall; no biggie... But a fine dining restaurant. I would strive... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were recommended to this Restaurant by the Concierge of our Hotel. The waiter spent so much time telling us how fantastic their air box steaks were, but did not listen to what we wanted.My wife's Filet Mignon was served black including soot when medium to well was requested. My medium Sirloin was dry and tough. The... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went with a group and we had the whole back room to ourselves. Servers were very attentive and efficient. We started with platters of shrimp, lobster tails and claws at each table that were served individually. We each had a choice of salad, entree, and dessert. I had a filet mignon that I ordered medium well. I told the... More 

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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous steak, lovely salad and a lively atmosphere made this an excellent dinner choice. The only minor irritation was the waiter talking to other guests in the middle of taking our order, which meant that we had to repeat some of our order twice.

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empiresteaknyc, General Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

Stuart, thank you so much for your're positive feedback. We're glad you found everything to your liking, and we apologize for the actions of our server, we stress to our staff that you are their focus. Please stop by soon so we can make amends! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

First I must tell you I did not have a meal at this restaurant. It is very expensive for a restaurant that is part of a Hilton Garden Inn. I intended to but I had such bad service from the female bartender that it turned me off to the place. I ordered a drink and asked for the menu and... More 

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empiresteaknyc, General Manager at Empire Steak House, responded to this review

We at Empire Steak House apologize that you had such a bad experience at our establishment, and we thank you for your feedback. It will help us prevent any future occurrences and improve service for our other guests and hopefully you one day soon. If you could please provide us with the name of your bartender we could ensure that... More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I have been patrons of Ben & Jack's for years. We decided to try their new restaurant Empire Steakhouse last week. We were welcomed warmly by Jack at the door. Jack showed us around the new restaurant as we were walked to the table by he and the mairtre 'd. Absolutely beautiful decor, gorgeous marble bar and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great steakhouse - the filet was perfection - with great service! Order the calamari, too! Great drinks and nice wine list.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had dinner here on 19 November at the recommendation of hotel concierge (against my personal dining guidelines) and it was average at best. Waiters didn't listen to requests and they got orders wrong. Meals overcooked. For the money, go to one of the big name NY steakhouses. Prices are not that different and service, generally, better.

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Hutto, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were treated to white linen and fantastic service at Empire for breakfast as guests at HGI. The service was top shelf and food/buffet was very tasty and nice portion size. Well worth staying at HGI and eating here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

my ribeye was perfectly cooked , juicy and full of flavor , that's why 4 stars. After seated we waited about 10 mins before somebody showed up pouring water and about another 10 mins before placing our order. Way too much for this type of restaurant. Steak great , service somehow disappointing

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Additional Information about Empire Steak House

Address: 237 W 54nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6103
Phone Number: 212-582-6900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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