Empire Biscuit

Empire Biscuit

(Now Closed)
Comfort Food Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BretonApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The hype has (finally) died down since they opened. For a little more than $10 you can try both a sweet and savory biscuit. I like the Savory Character and Benton's Bacon, Egg and Cheddar! #nyceats
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. Classic sausage & gravy is my favorite. Other notables include The Bright Crew (oxtail!!!) and Your Mother's House (maple syrup butter + pumpkin pie spread) with bacon added. Noms
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    Favorites include the signature Backyard Ham and Egg biscuit sandwich, the chocolate & cayenne Butter with coffee whipped cream Kiki biscuit and the super-crispy spicy fried chicken sandwich. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJanuary 7, 2016
    Empire Biscuit’s menu boasts a biscuit with roasted duck fat as well as Cape gooseberry and apricot jam, Gorgonzola and nutmeg butter, and candied mango jam. Read more
  • Heena
    HeenaJuly 26, 2014
    If you love biscuits and jam - they have it all! Homemade. Open 24/7. I loved mine with good old plain butter! (P.S. Try their habanero sauce - spicy!)
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxFebruary 2, 2014
    Best entree sandwich is the country style with the pork sausage gravy. Best dessert sandwich is the 'Ben and Karen' (piced and Candied Pecan Butter with 24-Hour Apple Butter) on all-butter biscuit.
  • Ashley 🌵heart icon on user image
    Ashley 🌵July 5, 2014
    Amazing! Must try... Went with 3 of us and everything was good! Worth the trip. (OJ was very delicious too) will be coming again b4 we leave
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 25, 2013
    24-hour quick-service spot for biscuits and biscuit sandwiches. Plain biscuits and biscuit sandwiches are great—just keep your order simple.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikMay 29, 2014
    BEST BISCUITS! Their bacon, egg and cheese biscuit is AMAZING. I also love their Lemony Susan. Fast service. 24/7!
  • Albert T.heart icon on user image
    Albert TongDecember 6, 2014
    #nom biscuit spot. House made pork sausage gravy was my favorite followed by fried chicken and sausage patty w/ egg. #NYC
  • Jessie L.
    Jessie LiuNovember 10, 2013
    The Scotch Egg sandwich is amazing. In general, the default biscuit provided is the lard biscuit. If you prefer a more salty/buttery taste, you can request a butter biscuit.
  • Liza
    LizaAugust 20, 2014
    The "Jason and David Biscuit" - Roasted duck fat and thyme butter with apricot and gooseberry jam - super yummy and buttery!
  • Will S.heart icon on user image
    Will SchollApril 1, 2015
    Fried chicken biscuit with ranch is otherworldly delicious. Add house-made pork sausage gravy to get freaky.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Empire Biscuit brings something undeniable to the table with its cheekily named biscuit sandwiches like "The Fancy Pants," made with foie-gras butter and preserved lemon-cabbage jam. Read more
  • Brian O.heart icon on user image
    Brian OrceMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Jonathan (owner, bearded dude) is the nicest dude on the planet. Blue Bottle coffee and great comfort food. 24/7. Do it. I want them to thrive in the EV.
  • Cesar R.heart icon on user image
    Cesar RazuriOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Post workout treat: The fried chicken biscuit and the sausage biscuit and gravy. Holy yum! Oh, and eat them quick so they don't get cold/soggy.
  • Apex T.heart icon on user image
    Apex TacoMay 31, 2014
    Delicious and addicting. I've been in the city for ~2 months and have visited almost once each week. Runny egg on the spicy gumbo, mmm...
  • Marc
    MarcOctober 31, 2013
    Tasting Table says: "24-hour E.V. spot... Choose from country-style biscuits made with lard, or an all-butter version, and opt for toppings such as maple butter, pumpkin pie spread or pimento cheese"
  • Kat V.
    Kat VJanuary 13, 2014
    Seriously, try the snuggah boo. Goat cheese and fruit, Sooo delicious. Also ask about the sides. The black Eyed Peas are fantastic!
  • Lisa K.heart icon on user image
    Lisa KarmelAugust 30, 2014
    Love the chicken biscuit! The jalapeño sauce is delish, but the habanero sauce will literally put your mouth on fire. So good!
  • Taiowa W.heart icon on user image
    Taiowa WanerFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I have never had a bad item here. The chicken biscuit is amazing. Stop by frequently as the menu changes.
  • Anil D.heart icon on user image
    Anil DashOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be afraid to start with the fundamentals; butter on an all-butter biscuit is a great intro to the menu.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUAugust 29, 2014
    Founded by an NYU alum, this biscuit joint has everything that a 24-hour restaurant is never traditionally associated with. Believe us, it’s worth the walk. Read more
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    The 24-hour biscuit emporium has hit its stride, providing a beacon of hope for anyone suffering 4am drunchies and craving a warm, flaky biscuit sandwiching a Scotch egg. Read more
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornJuly 12, 2014
    Biscuits are crazy good and the filler puts it over the top. Sausage gravy and pork with sucatash. #fooditude
  • TYree
    TYreeNovember 29, 2013
    Really enjoyed the food here but IMPORTANT "eat in" the biscuits are hard as rocks and not as flavorful if they get cold. Empire to change to an insulated type of packaging to keep them warm.
  • Raphael L.heart icon on user image
    Raphael LangenscheidtAugust 7, 2015
    The biscuits are great, but the place lacks vibe. Get the fried chicken and try a sweet biscuit as well.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 29, 2013
    Fried chicken & bacon butter: Empire Biscuit is the 24hr biscuit emporium you've been waiting for. Read more
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PinolaMarch 24, 2014
    Awesome staff and delicious food! Perhaps a bit overpriced given the size of the sandwiches, but I'd still recommend it.
  • April W.
    April WallogaNovember 10, 2013
    Decent biscuits, but not near the buttery moist taste I was hoping for. Size is average. One could easily eat two with fixings - bacon, fried chicken, egg, different flavored butters and jams.
  • Edward S.heart icon on user image
    Edward SeborSeptember 20, 2015
    Before this seasons rush of fried chicken sandwiches this was the ultimate fried chicken fix for late night. Pricier than you think
  • Jason W.
    Jason WeldonDecember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Country biscuit and sausage gravy is where it's at, but don't be scared to explore the menu. It's all good.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 19, 2015
    The 7.8 is a criminally low rating for such a tasty spot. The poblano sandwich my girlfriend bought me kept well over night which was surprising
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Ana Marie 💃February 10, 2015
    Amazing for breakfast and late night. Fried chicken biscuit is my go to.
  • Janet C.heart icon on user image
    Janet Caputo KarpNovember 4, 2015
    Get a honey butter biscuit late-night & add a plain one (uncut) in your order for the next morning. You'll thank yourself.
  • Elichai F.heart icon on user image
    Elichai FogerDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are kosher inquire about the lamb-ham and lamb-bacon. Also anything without meat.
  • David C.heart icon on user image
    David CoronadoSeptember 8, 2014
    Their Biscuits and Gravy are a classic. Try the Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich too.
  • Citi Bike
    Citi BikeMay 3, 2015
    There's always room for biscuits, especially Empire Biscuits! Park your Citi Bike one block north at E 13 St & Avenue A. Get one of everything.
  • Allie S.
    Allie S.October 31, 2013
    Really delicious bacon, egg, and cheese on a biscuit. Only complaint is the bacon could have been crispier.
  • Mandyheart icon on user image
    MandyDecember 7, 2013
    Like actually terrible ?? Take the JMZ one stop into Brooklyn for a fried chicken biscuit at 3 dollars cheaper and a thousand times better at Pies and Thighs
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceApril 4, 2015
    The product and price match is thoroughly disappointing but the variety and interesting food ideas makes up for it. Average spot but good to grab a quick bite.
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerSeptember 19, 2015
    The pork and onion sandwich tasted like onion and the egg sandwich tasted like salt. The biscuits are ok, but elevated with their jams. Skip the savory options and head to the sweets!
  • Erin H.heart icon on user image
    Erin H.May 12, 2015
    Delicious late night bite. Literally can't go wrong with any option.
  • Serena W.
    Serena WNovember 17, 2013
    Given its namesake, was really expecting better biscuits. Biscuit was dry and flavorless. Thankfully, the fried chicken was tender and nicely flavored with 5-spice and star anise flavors.
  • Ari F.
    Ari FApril 17, 2014
    Noting to write home about. The biscuits are good. The complicated filings overshadow the biscuits. Best to stick with the simple ones.
  • Caleb F.
    Caleb FernandezNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly customer service. Great biscuits. Go for the chicken biscuit. Obviously.
  • Sara .heart icon on user image
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾April 4, 2015
    The grits. The fried chicken. Goat cheese biscuits. Drunk food. Love this place.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole F.November 22, 2013
    The spicy fried chicken biscuit was good. A cool place w dope staff
  • Katie C.heart icon on user image
    Katie ChildressNovember 23, 2014
    Best biscuits and gravy you can get above the Mason-Dixon Line.
  • gagan s.heart icon on user image
    gagan singhDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Goat Cheese and Black Pepper with Pineapple and Thyme Jam!
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