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Joe Allen

326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-581-6464
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
326 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very nice ambience was excellent. I would go there again. I had the steak tartare and though it was tasty it needed a little help but was very good

Thank ruggedmtn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son had a fantastic pork chop, and I tried their new shrimp, grits, and sausage dish with lobster consommé. What a great mixture of tastes! My wife had the best crab cake she's had in years. Very friendly service.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a pre-theater dinner here. We told them we had a curtain to make and service was excellent. Not rushed but we got out in plenty of time. Wide range of choices on menu. Great burgers.

Thank Janice F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were too late to reserve a table at Joe Alan tonight after seeing wonderful play, "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me." So we took our chances and got two excellent seats at the bar, the northwest-most and the seat next to it – perfect privacy in...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice American restaurant in midtown. Worth checking out. The menu is small but they do the food justice.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here prior to going to the Theater. Wonderful ambience and dining experience. The food was good too. It's a bit expensive, but the location can't be beat. It's just one block from all the theaters. Reservations needed. it was packed at 5 pm...More

Thank dkata94598
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic pre theatre dinner. Great choice of food and brilliant service. Happy to recommend. Reasonably priced

Thank Harriet24_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brunch is served until 3:00 p.m. after which the full menu is available. The brunch is basically "order off the menu" from limited choices. The food is well prepared and presented but the prospect of more choices on the full menu make waiting until 3:00...More

Thank 825Jack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to try something a bit different and decided, based mostly on prior reviews, to give Joe Allen a try. Upon arrival, I asked if I could sit at the bar since I was alone. That was no problem and there was room. For...More

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This was my first time at Joe Allen. We dined in a group of 5 and had a very nice meal that was perfectly paced for the pre-theatre crowd. As a vegetarian, I'd love to see a couple more items on the menu. I ended...More

Thank lawoodrx
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David E
How far out can I book for Christmas Day?
12 November 2016|
Response from Spoon2012 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I would call the restaurant. We were there last November and really enjoyed it. Have fun.
How far in advance can I book reservations? Tried today for December 70th and the web site said it was too early to book.
8 November 2016|
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Response from Jim V | Reviewed this property |
I find it usually depends on the day of the week and the time you want to go . Pre and post theatre hours are the busiest for them and the most difficult to get reservations. A week out you should have no issues
Are you open on Christmas Eve.?
7 November 2016|
Response from fastskier | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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