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Donohue's Steak House

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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Like walking back to a classier time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Dave R
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Nyack, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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