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Empire Restaurant and Lounge

1 Marina Park Dr, Use 55 Nothern Ave for Gps Purposes, Boston, MA 02210-1832
+1 617-295-0001
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Park Dr, Use 55 Nothern Ave for Gps Purposes, Boston, MA 02210-1832
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Purportedly fusion restaurant, but food is very heavy and rather oily. Pad Thai was tasteless. Rock cod was good although vegetables could have been cut to make it easier to eat. Attentive wait staff. Expensive for what you get. Noticed a number if parties were...More

Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with family before I fly home. The service was good and the food was delicious. A bit pricey, but it was worth it.

Thank 839kaleo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this restaurant by accident. The interior is just lovely and elegantly Asian. There is a wonderful chef's counter where you can watch all the wok action. You must try the salmon bites.

Thank 508Ella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, a friend and I came here based on a recommendation of our Uber driver. We attempted to go to Drink after dinner but there was a HUGE wait. Upon arrival, the music was blaring. We are in our 40s and just wanted to...More

Thank ClaraD1976
BigNightEnt, Manager at Empire Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Clara, Thanks for coming to check us out, I'm glad the recommendation worked out! We'd love for you to come back and try the food sometime. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Booked a table for 5 here following a recommendation, really impressed with this place, a wonderful buzzy Bar and pan Asian restaurant. If it was just a place for food you could probably find better but if you want somewhere which has a great atmosphere...More

Thank Gary4407
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here! Service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive, and server was very knowledgeable about the menu. We shared a number of small plates - favorites were the Beef Teppanyaki and Shrim Shu Mai. Very large menu so looking forward to...More

Thank GeorgiaLucy41
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous crowd this place brings in. Only if the quality of food and service would be better. Our wine glasses was smelling of fish. (Oh yes, fishy fishy). When I brought this to the attention of the waitress, she wasn't apologetic. She takes...More

Thank ginuwine
BigNightEnt, Public Relations Manager at Empire Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Ginuwine, Thank you for the review. We are extremely disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We pride ourselves on providing quality food, service and cleanliness and it is clear we fell short this time. We'd love to invite you back in to...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

went to Empire for a dinner with friends, we all liked the environment but food wise it was a tremendous disappointment.

1  Thank Madalena S
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Empire for dinner as a family when we went to the Boston area with my hubby on his business trip. I will agree that this place is a bit pricey but worth every penny. We spent more than we normally would for...More

Thank Wendalynn
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

First time ever un Boston. Many places to visit and some to remember. Among many Restaurant the Empire.

1  Thank Carlos Manuel R
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Park Dr, Use 55 Nothern Ave for Gps Purposes, Boston, MA 02210-1832
    (Northern Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line: Courthouse Station Red Line: South Station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-295-0001
  • E-mail
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.
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