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Empire Steak House- East

4.5
682 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Empire Steak House on the eastside, showcases two-raised tiers featuring wrap-around booths, and hand-painted dome. The main dining room seats 140+, and is the ultimate location for all your party and dining needs. While Empire"s steaks are acclaimed for its famous dry-aged porterhouse for two, the rest of the vast menu is equally stellar, featuring a wide range of fresh seafood such as 4-to 5-lb lobsters, additionally our 50th street location offers specialty cuts like the Tomahawk, Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Cajun Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Double Cut Rack of Veal and an exclusive Emperors Steak for Two.The eatery offers a highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages and over 101 scotches to complement every dish!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 682 people are saying
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cymone
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and portions for the price. We loved it and will go back again

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vipeastsoutalot
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a meal. The reastaurant week menu was fine although only two courses.
Service was really special

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marionf
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed beautiful food here during restaurant week. Drinks are not quite as delicious but that didn’t matter as the service more than made up for it

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vipDLWTOYS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT as always. Food, service and ambience. Never disappoints. Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice. The food came out fast.

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ClaudiaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I have had better steak, I wouldn’t go back to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is only for

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vipGovernor
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empire is always up to the task of serving a great meal.

Great place to meet friends or business associates.

Service is exceptional.

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good snd service excellent. But, like most other restaurant week participants, the options were limited.

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marty
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ,romantic ambiance. Delicious food. Excellent and gracious service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again amazing dinner in Empire Steak house,thank you for be open all time and support your costumers,I know you treat us like a family….thank you for everything

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything and it’s was a vibe
I was very pleased with the experience. Thank you so much for making my 30th a successful and fun filled. Make sure to ask for DECA NIKOCEVIC .

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House to celebrate your 30th Birthday and thank you for sharing your experience with us and the community. It's a true delight to hear you fully enjoyed your visit and that you had such a great time. Thank you for the support, we certainly appreciate it and will pass along the kind note to Deca. Hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our restaurant for this special occasion and for sharing your rating with us. We are delighted to hear you fully enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipGaryT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. Beautiful retro-room. Excellent food and attentive service. Exquisite calamari and hearty shrimp cocktail. Porterhouse for 2 medium rare could have been a touch warmer at center. (My opinion.) creamy cheese cake, yum. The pour on the 1st scotch was less than generous. Better on the 2nd. Still, great experience overall and this will now be my go-to steakhouse.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Gary, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your dining experience. It’s delightful to hear the food met your expectations. Meat is our specialty and seafood is always the freshest catch. We are also happy to know you enjoyed the service. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were great. French onion soup was so good!!!

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YazmeraC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place on TikTok and let me tell you the little 60 second video did not do it any justice . The staff were polite and always there when you needed something. Response time for food was amazing! I definitely recommend people visit this place

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MattC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Yesterday marked my 24th wedding anniversary and first trip to NY in over 20 years. We chose to dine at Empire Steak House over Capital Grill to have a great NY dining experience. I put in the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary which other restaurants have been really flattering with in the past. The food was really good, however the experience was a disappointment. Our server ignored us, forgot to bring us bread, didn’t give us a full table setting, did not check in to see how our food was, did not acknowledge our anniversary and took about 20 min to bring us our check. For almost $600, I really expected a little more and will make a better choice for my next significant event. Had better service in the burbs.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Matt, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House to celebrate such a special occasion and for sharing your feedback with us. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, it's disheartening to know the service did not meet your expectations. We aim to cater to our guests to the best of our abilities and we are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your visit. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The a5 wagyu beef was amazing and the service was awesome.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your dining experience. It’s delightful to hear the wagyu burger was to your liking. Here at Empire Steak House we take pride in the way we prepare and serve food and we are happy to know you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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ArtemioH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, we enjoy all food & drinks, AWESOME

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Artemio, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your feedback with us and the community. It's heartwarming to know you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and that the food, drinks and service met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipGovernor
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan and the team were great with service.

Menu is complete and meets everyones needs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service’

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Yummy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Expensive. Steak adequate, but nothing special for the price. Everything is a la carte. Old fashioned menu Dark inside. Staff was very pleasant

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on July 5, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing your experience. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed our service, it's disheartening to know the menu did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in the food we serve and the prices are in accordance to the quality of the ingredients we use and also similar to other restaurants in the area. We hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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AlikiB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The manager was incredible.

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mariow
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was good, I’ve had better but the highlight was the manager Deca. He was very kind and helpful and made the evening that much better. I would go again.

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Hasana
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was by far the best steakhouse I have been to. The sautéed broccoli was amazing will be coming back .

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 31, 2021

Dear Hasana, Thank you for choosing our establishment for your dining pleasure and taking your time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant and thrilled to hear your high praise! Thank you for the support, we look forward to having you back. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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ShameikaM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful... waiting staff was so polite ESPECIALLY the manager... food was great the setting was great would go back again and again..❤️

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Shameika, Thank you for choosing to celebrate this special occasion at Empire Steak House. Reading about your experience we feel delighted to know you fully enjoyed your time at our restaurant and that the food, ambience and service met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the city. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipFranciscoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They the best I love it

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 31, 2021

Dear Francisco, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your review. It's heartwarming to hear such high praise and to know that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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AMLP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deca and the servers were attentive and amazing. Every aspect of the night was beyond memorable and they greatly contributed to an amazing birthday for my fiancé.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Empire Steak House to celebrate this special occasion and for taking the time to share your review. It's a true delight to hear you had a great time at our restaurant and that the service met your expectations. Thank you for the support, we appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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DwayneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Could have been greeted better but food was good as expected

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Dwayne, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food however it's disheartening to know the service didn't meet your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FrankB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food excellent. Service very poor. Never greeted by waiter and no explanation of menu, specials, etc. Took forever to get food, never refilled waters, had to ask three times for the check. Admittedly, it was Mother's Day and very busy, but a very expensive place like this should have planned much better and done much better than we got.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Frank, Thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and we aim to cater to our guests to the best of our abilities therefore it's disheartening to the service was not to your liking. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us improve and a dedicated briefing has been held with the staff based on your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Service was the best part!!!! Waiter Albert was amazing haven’t had outstanding service like that for a group of 10 ever in NYC.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. It's heartwarming to hear you fully enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for the note on the service, we will certainly pass along the kind words to Albert. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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ShiebaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and amazing service!

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CBurto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. The spinach was over cooked but staff were very accommodating

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our restaurant for your dining pleasure and for sharing your feedback. Hospitality is very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed the service at Empire Steak House. We take great pride in the food we serve but in the meantime we always look for ways to improve. Your feedback has been shared with our kitchen staff. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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CeliaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse service was excellent food delicious beautiful inside very enjoyable will go back again

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on May 24, 2021

Dear Celia, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your experience with us and the community. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed your time at Empire Steak House. Thank you for the kind words, it's delightful to know the food, service and ambience met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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Yaya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend and we both loved it! Great service, delicious food, amazing ambiance!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Yaya, We would like to thank you for visiting Empire Steak House and for sharing your comment. It's a true delight to hear that both you and your girlfriend fully enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambiance met your expectations. Thank you for the support. Hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend had an amazing experience at this restaurant! Food and drinks were wonderful as well as the atmosphere of this restaurant. Interior and music were really nice. We would also like to mention the service was on point and give special thanks to manager Deca for great hospitality!

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing this lovely review with us and the community. We strive to offer our guests an impeccable dining experience and it's lovely to hear you enjoyed the food, drinks and the atmosphere. Thank you for the note on our staff, we will certainly pass along the kind words to Deca. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! That’s all I gotta say.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our establishment and for sharing your review. We are glad you fully enjoyed your dining experience and that the food, service and ambience met your expectations. Thank you for the support and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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DavidJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate at both locations and everything at both was excellent. We will definitely return.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear David, Thank you for choosing Empire Steak House for your dining pleasure and for sharing your experience with us and the community. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at both our restaurants. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at this location and we were not disappointed. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well worth the overall cost.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, It’s always a pleasure to hear from our repeated customers. Thank you for visiting our establishment and sharing your comments with us. We are happy to know that the food and service here at Empire Steak House keeps meeting your expectations. Please stop by again. Looking forward to seeing you in the nearest future. Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a quiet night out. Amazing food, service, and place. Staff is very nice. Building is beautiful.

Empire Steak House- East
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by and sharing your dining experience here. We are happy to hear our food, service and ambiance were up to your liking. Here at Empire Steak House we pay special attention to hospitality and it’s very heartwarming to see it met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you in the future, Kindest Regards, Empire Steak House Management

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FAQs

Empire Steak House- East does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Empire Steak House- East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 582-6900.

Empire Steak House- East is rated 4.5 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.