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Joe Allen

326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
(212) 581-6464
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Ranked #507 of 11,350 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Sandwiches and light meals I.e meatloaf,hamburgers, fries and lots more. Friendliest bartender and hostess. Make you feel like family even on your first visit. Bring friends and enjoy.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I make at least one trip a year to New York for a Broadway show or two. Every year we have a post theatre supper afterward and Joe Allen has been our favorite for many of those years. This year was no exception. This typical NY restaurant for the pre or post theatre crowd is a five... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

After the theatre in NY , visited an old favourite for a late night light meal . Joe Allen did not let us down , good food brunch style, for us, Well cooked and well served by chatty waiter priced very competitive , one the originals still delivering to the theatre crowd .

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Cheeseburgers cooked to order thick and tasty. Also had pulled pork sandwich which was good and bread was crispy. Stuffed French toast was incredible. Mascarpone cheese gave it a nice kick. Everything was very good. Pitcher of water on table was great touch. We all enjoyed our meal and plan to return.

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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not the best meal ever but certainly best in class. The hostesses were friendly, seated us without a reservation when the restaurant was booked solid and the meal(s) were excellent in a modest price range. Returned a second night instead of trying a second restaurant on 46th street (known as restaurant row by the locals).

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had my first meal at Joe Allen during a New York trip that included seeing Book of Mormon. Comfortable walk from the theatre, even on a very cold night in February. You step down into the restaurant, and it has a warm, intimate feel to it. Sort of like an upscale speak-easy. The staff (hostess and waitstaff) were very friendly... More

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Paris, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

For old Manhattan atmosphere don't miss Joe Allen's! Great food at very reasonable prices. We walked from our hotel and then after dinner walked to our Broadway show. Just tell the reservation clerk what time you need to be at the theater and they will tell you what time to come to Joe Allen's.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Solid dining experience in great traditional TS atmosphere. Great staff good food with diverse enough menu. One watch out - don't order a burger medium rare on weekdays unless you are partial to tartare!

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Strange to go to the "original" Joe Allen after being a regular at the London one for years! but this was our first visit here. We were not disappointed. Food excellent, laid back but efficient service, the only slight negative was, after we had finished eating and we're chatting, being repeatedly asked "how is everything?" (Read: when are you going?).... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Joe Allen's last night. I was still full from a late lunch so I only had the beet & kale salad, my daughter had a burger, and our friends both had the grilled chicken everything was very good. Our server was great, offered suggestions, kept our tea glasses full, etc. I would defiantly go... More

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