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Empire Restaurant and Lounge
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Ranked #203 of 3,391 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Cross street: Northern Ave
Transit: Silver Line: Courthouse Station Red Line: South Station
Description: Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a 14,000-square-foot boutique Asian restaurant and lounge located in the Seaport area of Boston, just steps from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Empire offers a tantalizing menu from executive Chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Shrine, Red Lantern, GEM, Scorpion Bar), stylized interior and ethereal atmosphere that will transport guests to another world. With a capacity of 600 guests and three 40-seat private dining rooms that open up to one large private event space, Empire can accommodate groups of all sizes for receptions and seated dinners.
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a delicious meal. Went with the servers recommendations and enjoyed it all. Portions are decent. Prices are no higher than anywhere else in the city. Enjoyed the sophisticated atmosphere. Drinks are good too. Will return.

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Thank carrie0866
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

I dont know what all the hype is about this restaurant but we wouldn't go back if it was free.
This is nothing more than an upscale fast food restaurant. The service was rushed, food just average. Not once did the waitress ask how our meal was. It's all about turning the tables over.
Save your money, there are much better Asian restaurants to choose form.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Had a groupon, so thought we'd give it a try. Parking is tough in this hip new neighborhood in the Seaport district, but not the reason our rating is low. It's a big space, with music throbbing throughout the dinner. The food was ample in serving size, but tasted like a chain that hadn't perfected making asian food. Prices were somewhat high and service was fine, just not a place to go to if you are looking for a nice dinner out with above average asian cuisine. If you're looking for exotic drinks and some appetizers to wash them down, this is your place.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went there with another couple and mostly ordered different things. The waiter greatly assisted with ordering when suggestions were asked of him. The one person who did not ask was disappointed.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went with a friend and had previously bought from travel zoo a $35 voucher that was worth $70 off the final bill. Had some excellent food, sushi portions are on the small side, entrees are very generous. The service was excellent and the server recommended many dishes which we did try. They had Saporo lager on tap which was a nice change. The place is huge and could be noisy but we had a quiet table. I would not want to pay full price but with a voucher, this place is a great choice.

Thank merlincryst
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