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Joe Allen

326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
(212) 581-6464
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Ranked #680 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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82% Recommend
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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a very good casual dinner at Joe Allen after theater. We made our reservation in advance and it was honored right on time. The staff was very friendly, drinks delicious and welcoming staff. The restaurant is small so make a reservation. We liked that we had an option of having a lite dinner or more substantial one. The portions... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This spot really is a great location for an after-theater drink. Walls are covered with posters from Broadway "flops" over the past several decades. Unfortunately- the food (to include appetizers) is just "ok". So, after the play- I recommend you limit yourself to some drinks at this convenient, friendly location.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I last went to Joe Allen's in the 90s but for the life of me, I don't remember it being below street level. I went on a Friday night and it was very busy. The atmosphere was festive but the place is terribly cramped. The food was good but nothing special, and the rushed service is geared more towards pre-theater... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had tickets for a matinee today. I brought my 7 year old niece and my Mom. Did not want fast food but also didn't want to spend a fortune. First we arrived 30 minutes early but were seated right away. The captain and waiter were pleasant and attentive. The menu has omeletts, great sandwiches and entrees. We had a... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Service was great, food was outstanding, and perfect for a romantic type date. This restaurant is a must try if in NY City!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We often go to Joe Allen in London. The good news is that the New York version is equally good and very recognisable to anyone who has been to the London restaurant. The food was very good but best of all was the excellent service. We are in New York celebrating 30 years marriage, this time with out children! Mentioned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I had dinner here after a matinee. My son ordered the grilled chicken. I thought the price was a bit high for chicken, but the menu is limited. So the chicken was amazing and I ended up eating his and he really enjoyed the burger that I ordered. The portions are generous and the service was great.... More

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San Rafael, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a great place to eat before or after the theatre in NYC. The food is very good, not too pricey and the waitstaff is very capable. Very much a fun, theatre atmosphere.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited Joe Allen in NYC last week for dinner with friends. Ordered gnocchi which I had never eaten. It was very good. After dinner we split a chocolate dessert that was also very tasty. Unfortunately I can not remember what it was called, but it was a brownie with walnuts, ice cream, and hot fudge sauce. I saw many very... More

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A quick walk from the theater. We were a little early for our reservation, but got the last table. Our server was a delightful young man from Texas (us too) so we were made very welcome. Great food,great atmosphere. Delicious escargot

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