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Donohue's Steak House

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Upper East Side
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845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065
212 744 0938
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old style (Irish) steakhouse on the upper eastside

We came here for dinner. This is more of a "beer" than "wine" restaurant. The interior is straight out of the 60's with dark wood panel walls. In fact the whole restaurant is a bit dark. We ordered burgers, steaks and pork chops (served the irish way with apple sauce). The burgers were good, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We came here for dinner. This is more of a "beer" than "wine" restaurant. The interior is straight out of the 60's with dark wood panel walls. In fact the whole restaurant is a bit dark. We ordered burgers, steaks and pork chops (served the irish way with apple sauce). The burgers were good, the steak a little fatty. The... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Once you step foot into Donohue's, you know you are in the old school place in NYC. The bar and booths that transform you back in time to bygone era. We were there for a late lunch or early dinner and saw the place with the regulars dropping in. The food was nothing spectacular but was solid meals that will... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Neighborhood 'Restaurant and Bar' that offers great steaks and other delicious menu items from salad to poultry,fish and meat. Family run restaurant that provides a home atmosphere. Donnie's represents a disappearing restaurant from the NY scene

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So we just moved to NYC and read a review of Donahue's. We live on the UWS and went there after work one night---let me just say that if we lived on the UES, my husband would pick me up here every night. Donahue's is a trip back in time. Definitely a neighborhood place--great people watching. It's as if you... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had two hours to kill in the middle of the day and wanted a drink. I was on Lexington Ave and spotted Donohue's. I came in at an off-peak hour and sat at the bar, surrounded by locals who, from the sounds of it, came in everyday for lunch. The décor, the cash register, the bartender, even the conversation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We go here every time we come too Manhattan we love the homely feel and the most amazing service on the whole island, the place hasn't changed since it was opened and has remained family owned and run the whole time, we would recommend his place too everyone and cannot wait too return....LOVE IT

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went here for quick dinner with friends while visiting NYC. It was just ok but it was an old school atmosphere. Service was mediocre and the food above average. Not the best New York has to offer but still ok.

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New York City, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is a great place to have lunch or dinner. I prefer to usually sit at the bar and order a steak which comes with a small salad and side. The price is good at $30 and they have good specials as well. This is just a down to earth place on the upper east side with a lot... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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Nyack, New York
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212 744 0938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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