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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
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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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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Reasonable prices and good, homey food like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. When you're tired of the precious food that so many restaurants serve these days, have dinner at Joe Allen. Dinner is good and the bill won't break the bank. Good place to go for pre-theater, too.

Thank LynAnn
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were rushed for lunch before a matinee show-- Told the Maitre D, and the waiter already knew as we sat down...Very impressive! Food was very good, and we had a great meal in 30 minutes..We were warned what items would take extra time so as to avoid them.

Thank tastesatisfied
Lumberton, North Carolina
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did some research and read that Joe Allen's was the place to go before seeing a Broadway show for dinner. We had tickets to see The Lion King on Broadway and decided to eat dinner here prior to the show. My wife and I had reservations and we were both treated well by staff. We told our waiter we... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Here in NYC for the week and my husband made a late reservation for us after a Broadway production, all we had to do is tell them the production and they knew when to expect us. Our table was waiting when we arrived. Both my husband and I ordered the New York strip steak and my husband also had a... More 

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our brunch with Manhattans which were served in little individual ice buckets. Very nice touch and when I mentioned it to our waiter he said it was important that Manhattan stay icy cold. So true. The omelettes were delicious as was the lobster roll one of us had. They didn't rush us and refilled our coffees. Perfect place... More 

Thank erkjud
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Joe Allen restaurant after a show on Saturday night. We called from the show before it started and they accommodated us with a reservation at 10:40 at night. The hostess was very welcoming and took our ponchos (it was raining) and hung them in the coat check room to dry. The restaurant walls are covered with Broadway... More 

Thank Spoon2012
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw "Shufflin' Along" last night and in what has become a tradition, enjoyed our dinner afterwords at this restaurant based in the heart of the theater district. Reservations either before or after the show are keyed to actual curtain times and walking times to the theater or to the restaurant. The staff is very well trained on those important... More 

Thank robcurtross
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 700pm curtain so made reservations for 530. Arrived in time, we seated at a nice quiet table. Menu is limited but covers many options. We shared guacamole as appetizer and friend and lobster roll, I had chicken Farro salad. All were great and we got to the theater on time. Definitely recommend!

Thank shozgirl
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Joe Allen after seeing Kinky Boots. I have a reputation in my family as finding the best places to eat, so after googling it i found the best reviews on Trip Advisor for Joe Allen. I made a reservation through Open Table, and although our reservation was at 10 (because we didn't know how far it was... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit. We had dinner this time. Two of us had meatloaf with mashed potatoes and spinach. We both liked it. Our third diner enjoyed her salmon, and she substituted potatoes for the rice. Appetizer was chips and guacamole, and it was good. The service was nice, not rushed. There is a little bar to sit at.

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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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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