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Joe Allen

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326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-581-6464
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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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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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Where can you go in NYC for great food, warm ambiance and fantastic service. It's here! We arrived with a party of 18 and they seated us with the caveat that we had to be in and out in 90 minutes. We didn't feel rushed at all. Each of the high school kids found food they could afford and we... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Allen’s is on 46th Street’s restaurant row, in the heart of the theatre district. It’s brick walls and low lights create an intimate setting, and the long wooden bar is a great spot to pull up a stool. More a destination that a gourmet experience, the fun is in the posters of failed shows that line the walls and... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time researching restaurants in the theatre district, since we were seeing a matinee of Aladdin. Although difficult, I decided on this restaurant as we would also be celebrating a birthday (this was noted on the open table reservation). When we arrived, we (family of 5) were promptly seated right beside the hostess area at the... More 

Thank Lorraine V
Portland, OR
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Allen was just right for dinner before the theater. It's a nice place but not pretentious. Very reasonable, well located, friendly and an overall pleasurable experience.

Thank DanandAnn
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a good spot for dinner Joe Allen is surely a winner The vegetarian stew A delicious value But don't expect to come out thinner

Thank Dean R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Allen was truly a treat. From the moment we arrived , the staff greeted us with such kindness. The atmosphere was relaxing, The decor was hip, with brick walls, adorned with theatre art. The seating was perfect and spacious . Now to the best part...outstanding lunch. I had the brisket sandwich, and my friends had burgers. My briscit was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place with no windows, all brick walls and dim light. Quite cosy. The food is good but not exceptional. It is reasonably priced but not cheap. Good service. Good choice if you are nearby. Not recommended if you have to cross the city to get there.

Thank Francesco M
Ballston Spa, New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party had a great experience with the Joe Allen from reservation to service. We had a very efficient wait staff and our lunch was great. We attended a show after and had plenty of time for an enjoyable meal and made it to our show with time to spare. Our food was good and our server recommended terrific desserts... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and friendly environment decorated with theater pictures. Varied menu ranging groom meatloaf to steak. Personally had the liver and onions which was on outstanding. Service was efficient and very pleasant/helpful. Great experience.

Thank Pat L
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted and served with a smile and some character with each individual that served us which lent to the Broadway feel. I ordered the meatloaf thinking that rather gravy which came with it I would have preferred a marinara type sauce and low and behold the gentleman seated at the table next to ours ordered a plain meatloaf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
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: +1 212-581-6464
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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