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Joe Allen

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326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
(212) 581-6464
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Albany, New York
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here several times and have always enjoyed the experience. We always try to go on off-peak time to savor the food, atmosphere and service. Nothing fancy but a great dining experience.

Thank J_August_West
Breckenridge, Colorado
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is set up to move you through your meal in time for your show. Nothing fancy but everything tasted good. We got escargot and I had a lobster roll. Handy location to all the theaters.

Thank Lisa S
Birmingham UK
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurant on West 46th. Wonderful food and friendly staff. Very relaxed atmosphere and decoration. Doesn't look much from the outside, but go in and you'll be blown away.

Thank Bluenose44
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had meatloaf for dinner, which was excellent. Waiter sometimes disappeared for a while, but the place was very busy at the time. Not far from Times Square. Very cramped, but great food.

Thank MarkTakesOff
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Allen has a diverse menu, the waiters are very polished and accustomed to getting patrons to the theater on time for your show. They serve dinner until 8 pm, than a limited menu is offered for after theater folks looking for a great place to eat. Reservations can only be made 7 days in advance. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank SouthernOma
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here mid-afternoon whilst wandering around mid-town. The place was quiet - too late for lunch and too early for pre-show meals - but there was a pleasant ambience and it was a welcome respite from Times Square. Unlike many restaurants, Joe Allen's has tablecloths and it lends the place a nice formal feel but without being too stuffy.... More 

1 Thank Westyjase
new haven ct
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The black bean soup and tofu / vegetable concoction were to die for -- so delicious. I encourage vegetarians and vegans to dine here! My 90 year old mom said she'd never had a better dish all her life! The staff were friendly and fun -- and excellent service! They got us out 45 minutes later for theater! I especially... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner before the theater at Joe Allen. Our waiter, Will, really made the night! He was personable and funny, and also knew the menu/wines. We shared some chicken and salad, and a peppered pork tenderloin. The drinks were good and the chocolate fudge cake was to die for!!

Thank Tierney D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was the best burger I've ever had great place to sit good service really enjoyed it. Close to Times Square, easy to find. Would definitely go back

1 Thank otterav
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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343 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable meal - the food was good (though the prices were extremely high, even for NY) and the setting, though largely vacant, was nice. I was non-plussed by the included service charge. To be honest, I would not have given the server that large a tip. She largely ignored the table and left us in the middle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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