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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 - 12:00 am
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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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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Without fail before a Broadway show I head to Joe Allen for a perfect pre-show meal. The service is wonderful, the food is good and the decor is NYC. This is an NYC institution and THE place to see actors after the show grabbing drinks and a bite to eat. The decor of the space includes signed portraits on every... More 

Thank KLMnyc517
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants in the theater district tend to be bland and over priced. Not so here. The food was comparable in price to same type of restaurants throughout the city. We were a group of 5 (3 locals and 2 visitors) and we all enjoyed our dinners. We loved hearing about the musical plaques that are posted throughout, all flops!, The... More 

Thank ZZMimi
Long Island, New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place that was near the theater, and not your run of the mill place. Joe Allen was an excellent choice. Great service, good food, and comfortable atmosphere. Try the brisket sandwich and root vegetable salad -- both were excellent. We saved room for dessert and had the gooey hot fudge cake with ice cream. That... More 

Thank Charlotte K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by without a reservation on a Sunday, pre-theater and were warmly welcomed. The lobster crab roll was delicious and we wept a bit over the perfect banana cream pie. Still dreaming about that pie

Thank KSkoMinnesota
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Allen is a pre-theater classic; any New Yorker knows that -- but what many may not know is that it's a comfortable place to eat when the theater crowd moves out around 7:30. Then there is ample space to find a table; the noise level is conducive to conversation; the atmosphere is comforting and feels like true New York... More 

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Derbyshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what everyone is raving about as our experience was not the best. My husband and I booked ahead and were seated upon arrival. Our starters arrived almost immediately after ordering so they had obviously been waiting on the production line for delivery to A table. No sooner had we finished our starter than the main course arrived.... More 

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Jane Lew, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Joe Allen's after going to Hamilton. It was only about a block away. We had reservations, got there 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. Highly recommended!

Thank William W
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here after seeing a matinee. The menu is small but the food is delicious. Everyone I was with loved their meal. The service was great too. Would definitely return.

Thank rm0463
New Hampshire
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second time at Joe Allen and it was as good as the first. Now on my list for every time I travel to NYC. Obviously it's a regular for theater go-ers in the know, as it was packed in between matinee and evening show times (a good sign). Glad we had a reservation! I like their regularly-changing menu and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before heading to the theatre, we chose Joe Allen's for dinner. The place was packed, but with our reservations we were taken to our table right away. The place is really relaxed, lots of exposed brick, wooden floors, and our server was great - full of laughs, jokes, and good recommendations with the menu. They are used to serving the... 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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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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