New York Post reporter Gary Buiso had a fun item over the weekend about the “Emperor’s Delight,” a five-course New Year’s Eve menu for two being offered tonight at the Empire Steak House on West 52nd Street. The meal starts with two pounds of Osetra caviar and ends with a bill for $10,000 (gratuity not included).
FishbowlNY was curious how the reservations were looking for this privileged, top-end option. A rep for the restaurant at press time tells us that one couple so far has made the gilded reservation.
There are other, more affordable options in play at the Empire today, against the backdrop of 24 hours of continuous Frank Sinatra music. For $89.95 per person, patrons can enjoy the Twilight Menu or, for $250 per person, a Countdown to New Year’s menu.
Ten years ago, Empire co-owner Jack Sinanaj was a waiter at the original Peter Luger steakhouse location in Brooklyn. He has definitely moved up the NYC restaurant ranks and to him, the big-spending couple(s) and all other patrons ringing in 2014 to the sounds of Old Blue Eyes, we wish a very happy and healthy New Year.