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Joe Allen

326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-581-6464
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (91 reviews)
“liver” (23 reviews)
“lobster crab” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
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1 - 10 of 711 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided this was the perfect place to eat dinner after a weekday matinee of Hamilton. It's exactly one block away from the theater and we arrived an hour before our scheduled reservation hoping maybe we could be seated...More

Thank phillygirl372
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe All is famous! It has been a desirable spot to eat pre and post theatre. We found ourselves there after seeing Wicked and having wandered up Restaurant Row. Even though it was almost 6 p.m. and we didn't have a reservation, we were greeted...More

1  Thank karenlyn13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner before our plays with 15 family members. We had three different theaters amongst our group and it was close to all of them. Full bar & wine list. Our waiter was a little crabby at first but warmed up. The...More

Thank Dbitz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in before watching Hamilton. Our server was not very attentive and the food was lackluster. It was a perfect distance from the Rodgers theatre and recommended by our hotel concierge as a favorite in the district. We may go back but will not...More

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliable landmark with a genuine sense of place. Good pre-matinee brunch; not cheap but not off the charts outrageous. Comfortable setting. Decent service and food.

Thank publiliussyrus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five adults ate here pre-theater and enjoyed the ambiance, service and food. Good sized portions. The salmon was excellent as was the meatloaf. Salads were also quite good and the prices were also good for my stomach! Although not outstanding and good solid choice. I...More

Thank CityIsle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You almost always see either an up and coming Broadway star or a major somebody in the world of show biz seated at the bar or having dinner here. Whether you are celebrity watching or not, it features great food and drink and it is...More

Thank BrendanCunningham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, cozy, friendly restaurant with impeccable service and delicious burgers! Our server had a lovely smile and easy manner that made us realize she must have been an actress (and she was!). What a great before-theater eatery!

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for its convenient location, but certainly not for its huge menu, which was surprisingly limited. Nevertheless we all found something to enjoy - Grilled chicken and mashed potatoes, Thai vegetarian stew and Strip steak, all very good. The restaurant does not...More

Thank 103PatD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a native New Yorker, I have heard about Joe Allen for years and assumed it was another tourist trap. Went today for lunch before a show and was pleasantly surprised. Great lobster and crab roll preceded by a solid Caesar salad. Great coffee. A...More

1  Thank Jaewriter
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David E
12 November 2016|
Response from Spoon2012 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I would call the restaurant. We were there last November and really enjoyed it. Have fun.
7 November 2016|
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Response from Jim V | Reviewed this property |
I find it usually depends on the day of the week and the time you want to go . Pre and post theatre hours are the busiest for them and the most difficult to get reservations. A week out you should have no issues
6 November 2016|
Response from fastskier | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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