Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Premium Prix Fixe at Empire Steak House

By: Finance Foodie

Empire Steak House, owned and operated by the Sinanaj brothers (former waiters at Peter Lugers), recently opened a second outpost a few blocks from their original 52nd Street location in Midtown. After hearing through the grapevine about their $45 three course prix fixe surf and turf lunch, I knew I had to check it out - after all, it would be a shame to pass up such a good deal on two of my favorite foods.
When I arrived, I noticed the location had a trendy yet relaxed atmosphere - complete with a luxe marbled countertop bar and sparkly chandeliers. When I sat down in my sizable leather chair in the ginormous dining room, I immediately felt at ease. My surf and turf started with a bowl of soup (which was non memorable), but I knew I had have a slice of the extra thick Canadian bacon from the dinner menu ($5). It was just as delicious as the one served at Lugers (juicy, rich and just the right amour of crispiness on the crust) - and as an added bonus, no need to make the arduous trip to Brooklyn!
My main course was a 10 oz lobster tail and a medium rare 8 oz Filet Mignon, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli. The lobster was plump and exquisite when dipped in the bowl of warmed butter. But the real star of the show was the soft and buttery piece of USDA Prime meat. Tender and full of flavor, each bite melted on my tongue and filled my stomach with a sweet warmness that was extremely comforting.
Surf and Turf
The classic slice of carrot cake I had for dessert rounded out my afternoon of richness.  Bottom line: if you are looking for a hearty and high quality "splurge" lunch at a good price, look no further than Empire Steak House.

Empire Steak House
237 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-9700

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