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Joe Allen

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326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
(212) 581-6464
Today
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Opened in May 1965 by Joe Allen himself, Joe Allen Restaurant in New York...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Essential for theater goers in NYC

A great place to dine after a play or other theatrical event. They have a superb knowledge of exactly what is on offer on Broadway and exactly when you can arrive after each show. We were two minutes late last night after seeing Penn and Teller at the Marquis last night, for example. Excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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  • Large groups
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A great place to dine after a play or other theatrical event. They have a superb knowledge of exactly what is on offer on Broadway and exactly when you can arrive after each show. We were two minutes late last night after seeing Penn and Teller at the Marquis last night, for example. Excellent lobster rolls when offered, otherwise standard... More 

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Melville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful light dinner at Joe Allen's before our theater date. The service is fast and the menu offers a varied selection of food. Many actors and actresses and theater people dine here. Close to Broadway and it has been in business for many years. A real treat!

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SHELTON, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped here before a show. The drinks were excellent. I had the meatloaf which was just ok. Nothing special. My daughter had the rigatoni and sausage. Very flavorful. We choose the cheesecake which was delicious! My only complaint is the food came out so quick

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Can't be missed for an intimate quiet dinner. As stated, most excellent and welcoming service. The lobster crab sandwich is one I will come back for. Mixed drinks oh so good.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a very nice pre-theatre meal with friends, the service is courteous and efficient. the food is simple but perfectly acceptable for the price tag. An easy option pre-show!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mouthwatering... I've only visited the city twice, but both times I have ordered the same exact meal and been 100% satisfied. The steak was melt in your mouth amazing and that red wine sauce was equally incredible. Location is fabulous and the ambiance is perfect. My first visit was with my husband and we enjoyed a quiet, romantic meal. The... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On a girls' trip we chose to eat at Joe Allen's for a birthday dinner. We were going for a special dinner for the birthday girl, but the menu was somewhat limited.The dinner menu seemed more like a lunch menu. I ordered a lobster/crab roll and chips. The sandwich was small but was very delicious. The homemade chips were crisp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love this restaurant near Times Square. It's old school, below the street spot that has great character and delish comfort food. Great lemon drop martinis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm a big fan of Joe Allen having eaten a number of times at the London restaurant and once at this one in NewYork. It's a formula that works well and there is definitely a theatricality about the place - from the theatre posters on the walls of flop Broadway shows to the two waiters singing 'Suddenly Seymour' when I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to Joe's for over 40 years and it only gets better and better. I adore the burgers and the martini's AND the wait staff. It is truly a one of a kind restaurant and is absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!! We are so lucky to have the original Joe Allen right here in NYC!

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Additional Information about Joe Allen

Address: 326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
Phone Number: (212) 581-6464
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 581-6464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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