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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hadn't been there in years. In some ways it is the quintessential Broadway restaurant. The walls are decorated with show posters both current and legendary. Pre and post show audience members occupy the bar and tables. Post shows, cast members are often stopping by for a bite or drink. The food is good, primarily straight forward selections (hamburgers, chicken, salads,... More 

Thank Heldentenor
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love trying NYC restaurants that's been around for a long time. Lunch at Joe Allen was perfect before seeing a Broadway show. Good theater district location and great atmosphere, menu and service. Our waiter was just a delight. The escargot was garlicky and amazing. The lobster and crab roll was rich in seafood with very little mayo. Here's a tip... More 

Thank LSH888
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there before the theatre recently. Reservations is a must, but here's the twist for you. If they know you are going to a play and you get a reservation, they will help you get your food and get to the theatre on time. ( They really do) Service was great. Enjoyed the cocktails and beer. Had there know for... More 

Thank Calvin M
Jacksonville, Florida
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332 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Allen is charmingly decorated restaurant that seemingly appealed to the pre-show crowd (ourselves included). They are cognizant of the need to get patrons in and out in a timely manner. We were promptly seated and service was good. The food varied in quality, from stale bread to good gazpacho followed by uninspiring entrees and dessert. The wine list was,... More 

Thank dmarun
New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner at Joe Allen last week - very impressed. Great space, service and location. Free range Cajun chicken dish is the best chicken dish I have ever had in a restaurant. The gazpacho was also excellent. Generous and reasonably priced drinks appreciated. We will be back soon.

Thank ml7777777
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tickets to Hamilton and wanted to be able to eat dinner close to the theatre. Joe Allen fit the bill- and that would have been enough. but, they went above and beyond for us. I had made a reservation for 5 and we were given a lovely table. then as the 4 of us who were already there... More 

Thank rita r
Billerica, MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after a Broadway show for dessert and coffee. We made a reservation ahead of time, and when we arrived, they had saved a premium table in the back for us. Service was excellent, even after she realized we weren't big spenders. The desserts were delicious and not the same old menu items you always see. Great atmosphere.... More 

Thank CruiseTraveler72
Monrovia, California, United States
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. We were in with a party of eight and were served great food quickly. This is a great pre show hot spot on Broadway. They also can hold your bags.

Thank Brian Diane T
Tennessee, United States
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe Allen was very close to all the theaters, easy to get to, easy to find. It's got a great NYC atmosphere inside, service is a tad slow, meatloaf was average if you make good meatloaf yourself just order something else. Mashed potatoes, french fries were both great, burger was good. Friendly staff, good all around menu if you have... More 

Thank DRL615
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I think of NY , I think of Joe Allens. It is quintisential NY. It's where us tried and true NY'er's go to be with each other. Broadway is Joe Allens. Shows and stars and producers and all of that. It's like a worn and read copy of The New Yorker---the NY Times, and the Daily News. I have... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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