Nothing is quite as satisfying as a good steak. At Empire Steak House, they have perfected the craft of preparing quality steaks and with a second location recently opened in Midtown, there’s no excuse not to check it out. The establishment was founded by Jeff Sinanaj, along with his brothers, and doesn’t have the typical feel of a steak house. The space is light and spacious, as opposed to dark and wooden, like many classic steakhouses in the city.
Empire Steak House serves the highest quality USDA Prime meats, all of which are handpicked and dry-aged for almost a month. They are known for their signature porterhouse for two, but also have a wide array of other cuts, such as ribeye, filet mignon and New York sirloin. Not only do they do fabulous steaks, but the restaurant also offers plenty of seafood dishes, pastas, appetizers and side dishes. Recently, we attended a tasting at Empire Steak House and were treated to a sampling of some of their top items. Their ribeye was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was juicy, tender and flavorful. We also loved their lobster ravioli and tuna tartare. Both are must-try items on the menu. We also wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy our meats with some potatoes and sauteed spinach on the side, both of which are divine. The food here was so good we had to go back for seconds and luckily for us, it was accompanied by a great wine list that features California’s finest. Oh, and their tiramisu is second to none.
With great quality good, an amazing and charismatic staff to take care of you, and plenty of wine to keep a smile on your face, this is one spot we definitely wouldn’t mind going back to.
Empire Steak House is located at 237 W. 54th Street and 36 W. 52nd Street.