Located at the heart of Rockefeller Center, Empire Steak House is the culmination of years of steakhouse experience the Sinanaj’s have gathered. From their early beginnings at Peter Luger Steakhouse to Ben & Jack's Steakhouse, one on 44th Street and the other on 5th Avenue, it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we introduce our latest restaurant, Empire Steak House.
Founded by Jeff Sinanaj, along with his brothers, owners of the storied Ben and Jack's Steakhouse, Empire Steak House proudly brings the time honored tradition of quality steaks to create the premier Midtown steakhouse. With a combined experience of over 25 years as former Peter Luger waiters, the Sinanaj Brothers are experts at providing the finest dining experience.
Jeff Sinanaj is very much a hands-on owner and is just as likely to be found greeting guests, orchestrating the kitchen's operations, or attending to his patrons.
The menu at Empire Steak House features the same dry-aged porterhouse for two that made Ben & Jack's famous. Because our reputation is based on our steaks, Empire Steak House proudly serves only the highest quality USDA prime meats. We personally handpick the best loins, fresh from the area's best markets. Each loin is closely inspected to ensure the optimal mix of color, fat and bone quality. Once at Empire, the loins rest in our spacious coolers, where they are dry-aged for a full 21 to 28 days.
While Empire's steaks are acclaimed for its famous porterhouse for two, the rest of the vast menu is equally stellar. Empire Steak House features a wide range of fresh seafood such as 4-to 5-lb lobsters, Chilean Sea Bass, Salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, towering seafood platters, and much more. A host of exciting side dishes include German potatoes, creamed spinach, sautéed asparagus, and other favorites. Great desserts round out every meal, which includes Junior's New York Cheesecake and chocolate mousse. Our great food is complemented by an extensive, highly selective wine list and features many of California's most sought after vintages.
While steakhouses are known for their dark and wood-paneled decor, Empire Steak House has a decidedly unique feel. Here, the room features large sweeping windows, and a light, airy ambiance. The architectural lines are long and sleek and contrast nicely with the soft, bright colors of the interior design; a dynamic, artful balance. The backlit bar and upstairs private dining room each provide an additional air of sophistication.
A Note From The Owners
We began in the fine dining business nearly three decades ago. Early on, we learned that a great meal is much more than just the food - it is an experience. This idea came to life for us when we opened Ben and Jack's Steakhouse. Today, as we open Empire Steak House, we do so proudly offering a complete dining experience.
We make every diner's experience memorable by offering a beautiful room, attentive service, and chefs who are obsessed with the ingredients, techniques, and cooking processes they use. This philosophy is central to our success.
We know that the best meal is one that is about much more than food, it is a voyage that revisits old favorites, and also delivers you to destinations you haven't experienced before.
Many of you will visit us for the first time because of the reputation of our steaks; however we are confident that you will come back again and again because of the steaks, service and all that Empire has to offer.
While you are here, we will personally see to it that you feel welcomed, treated graciously and warmly; and that our staff acts as if you are the most important guest we have...which is because you are.
We look forward to serving you.
Jeff Sinanaj and Brothers
Empire Steak House
Mon 11:30AM-10:30PM T-F 11:30AM-11:00PM Sat 12:00PM-11:30PM Sun 12:00PM-10:30PM
Empire Steak House
36 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019