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Joe Allen

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326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-581-6464
12:00 - 23:45
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Sun 11:30 - 23:45
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 23:45
Wed 11:30 - 23:45
Thu 12:00 - 23:45
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant and reasonably attentive waitstaff. Seated in the corner which was nice for a couple. Arrived at 4:45 with crowd building by 5:15. Open table reservation. Strip steak medium rare was thin-ish, medium instead of medium rare and great French fries. My wife had delicious scallops and small portion of Brussel sprouts. Dessert: warm apple crumble pie. So so. Service... More 

Thank pncboy85
Trenton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe Allens is one of NYC more famous landmarks when it comes to restaurants. It is located on restaurant row, down the steps under a green awning. Don't try to get in for lunch or dinner without a reservation unless you want to try your luck getting a seat at the bar which is also generally full. The menu is... More 

Thank 353kroe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal after seeing a Broadway show. We were able to get a table without a reservation and even though they were busy it did not show in their service. We were immediately offered beverages and a fresh pot of coffee was brewed for my husband. The scallops were pan seared perfectly. The waitress was also kind enough... More 

Thank mkjpost2003
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people here were so friendly and helpful. We came here a couple of years ago because the restaurant we loved to go to had closed. They were able to fit our party of seven in at the last minute and we really loved the food, especially the red wine reduction served with the steak. I came back last month... More 

Thank Deanna E
Tartu, Estonia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says. Service was good and everybody were nice and friendly and polite. Nice people. But the stake I ordered was just average. Nothing really special, nothing much wrong. Included insane amount of fries though. :D

Thank Marko J
Boston, MA
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a disappointing, rushed, unappetizing meal. There was nothing special about the food and I would say the meal was not at all tasty. The service was fair and the front entrance people are a bit arrogant. I would not go back.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Pleasantville, New York
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592 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've passed Joe Allen's by for many years - not sure why but I won't any longer. I always thought it was just run of the mill. Not so. The cuisine is standard American - meat an potatoes - with a couple of exceptions. I ordered the escargot and the liver. Both were superb. The escargot was as good as... More 

Thank Hugh B
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit when in NYC and order the steak tartar. It never disappoints. We had a 10:30 pm reservation for 5 and the place was packed. They booked it for the following week but quickly found a table to accommodate us. Crab and Lobster roll was a hit as was the chicken sandwich. Waitress was excellent. Will return on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our supper here. Very good burger and chicken sandwich. Nice room and ambience even though quite quiet when we were there. House red was pretty ropey and couldn't finish it, which is very rare....

Thank TheShuffs
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly I love the atmosphere and the history of this place. All posters on the wall. Staff is courteous. Dishes are good. A friend brought me there and we spent a beautiful night. It is a place well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-6464
Opened in May 1965 by Joe Allen himself, Joe Allen Restaurant in New York City has always aimed to serve good food at reasonable prices. With a casual, yet professional ambience, Joe Allen Restaurant is ideally located for several Broadway theatres, making it a great choice for a meal before or after the show. Joe Allen Restaurant in New York is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and also serves brunch on Sunday. The regional American menu changes daily and offers a wide range of choices. Accompanying your meal, the wine list features carefully chosen selections from around the world. The bar also stocks an impressive array of imported and draught beers.

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