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Donohue's Steak House

845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
212 744 0938
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Ranked #5,453 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place just felt good. The atmosphere was so cozy, and the food was just excellent. If you're a good eavesdropper, you can hear the most interesting statements from the older, obviously-all-regulars clientele. The service was excellent. And, as I stated, it was the only restaurant we went to more than once on our trip. All 3 of us got... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

New York City used to have this kind of place all over, but no more. It's a great adult place to go for a good steak, sandwich or stiff drink. General atmosphere is a throw back to a time gone by that makes you feel comfortable. The servers are great down to earth people no flash just good service. Most... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Very friendly and the portions were just right for my appetite. Family owned is what makes this place so good. They know almost everyone who comes in.

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Minneapolis
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Nothing special. A neighborhood place but not as good as I can cook at home. They just don't make a huge effort especially on the sides. Doesn't take too much thought, creativity or expense to make something a little more special than boiled carrots.

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed at Affinia Gardens so this place was really close, however my suggestion is walk past and find somewhere else to eat. We are pretty accommodating when it comes to service (we're Australians and servicein Aus is always a bit slack) but this was ridiculous. Food really ordinary and very slow and server so bad when she gave us... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Really wanted a steak and this was close to our hotel. It was pretty good food, but service was slow. We spent $100 on food alone (no liquor). You could tell they cater to the neighborhood regulars which was fine, but I wouldn't go back if I visited NYC again.

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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148 reviews 148 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

NIce place to eat. Food is average, but good. Portions are good. Not overly crowded like most of the italian places, so good to get away from the crowds. More of a local establishment. Not touristy. Booths are alittle small, next time sit at a table or bar.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

The place is niece and quiet! The Shepard's pie was delicious and really tasty. The chicken soup was good too. The waitress was very nice and professional and she suggested us the best in the menù. I'll higly suggest this resturant!

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Milton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I need to start by saying that we didn't taste the food... however, for 5 gals looking for a "fun" spot to eat great food, this missed the mark. It was DEAD on a Friday night at 8pm- there were scattered couples and outdated vinyl furniture. Suffice to say, it scared us away!

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London UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

Popped in for our last lunch before leaving for the flight from JFK to London. Had the shrimp cocktail, chicken soup, pork chops and veal. Was fresh, and tasty. The bread was wonderful too. A nice end to a great trip to NYC for NYE. Good local place will come again .

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