326 W 46th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.760132 -73.989052
Mon-Tue, Thu 12pm-11:45pm
Wed, Sun 11:30am-11:45pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Food & service tops; too noisy! – I made a 6:15 reservation explaining we were coming in from LI by car. We were 15 minutes late, but were seated promptly! Unfortunately the first thing we noticed was that the noise level was horrendous & the tables too close together. However the waiter was friendly, professional and served us promptly. The food was excellent!. They got us out in time for the theatre without ever rushing us. Now if only they would install carpeting & acoustical tiles on the ceiling I wouldn't hesitate to go back again!
THE BEST OF BROADWAY – We've gone to Joe Allen pre and post theater and on all occasions, JOE ALLEN rates supreme. The atmosphere is electric, service is excellent and the food good (not great). It's a fun place to take parents, out of town guests and anyone you care to entertain. Highly recommended when going to the theater. It's a night out that will be memorable. You just may see a celebrity or two...,
Not Bad 2 – I agree with michaelm730, the staff was abit abrupt...sort of felt I was imposing on them for being there. Food is very good. I recommend going there while the shows are in progress...it feels more like a neighborhood restaurant, and they're nicer too. Maybe they don't like the pre-show customers.
EXCELLENT EVERYTHING – WHILE VISITING ON STAURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2002, DAUGHTER AND I PHONED TO GET RESERVATIONS. THE HOSTESS WAS VERY GRACIOUS AND APOLOGETIC FOR BEING FILLED. AT HER SUGGESTION, WE WENT TO THE BAR AND FOUND TWO EMPTY SEATS. I WAS SEATED NEXT TO THE BAR MANAGER - HE WAS SOOOOO HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. OUR BARTENDER WAS JUST AS NICE. I ORDERED DUCKLING AND MY DAUGHTER HAD THE SALMON. THE FOOD AND DRINKS WERE FANTASTIC - BEST DUCKLING I'VE ORDERED ANYWHERE. WE SAW HENRY WINKLER. AFTER WE EATEN, OUR HOSTESS CAME AND TOLD US A TABLE HAD OPENED, JUST AS SHE HAD PROMISED. SHE WAS A DELIGHT. WE HAD TICKETS TO THE THEATER; WISHED WE HAD JUST STAYED AT BAR THE ENTIRE EVENING. THE BARTENDER WAS VERY APPRECIATIVE OF OUR GENEROUS GRATUITY (I WAS A SERVER FOR TWENTY YEARS) AND WAS SINCERELY THRILLED.
NOT BAD – I like Joe Allen. The food is usually very good but I have to comment that the waitstaff is not. They seem like the are too preoccupied to give good service. I don't mind if they are all aspiring actors but when you have a job, do it well. Other than that, no complaints.
Great food and great fun – This place was great! I heard about it on Rosie, and I thought that I might try it while in NYC. I went to it after I saw the Producers. I ordered the chicken sandwich with cajun mayo. It was really tasty. While in the restaurant, I spotted Peter O'Toole and the father on The Wonder Years. As I was walking out, this other man was coming in. I realized that it was Brad Oscar, the star of the Producers. I had my picture taken with him. It was a blast.
The Best Steak Tartare and More – I've been to Joe Allen several times and it is likely the best casual restaurant in the city. If you want plush and pricey, go elsewhere. If you want great food, great service, moderate prices, and an occasional celebrity sighting, this is the place. The menu is a mouth-watering variety of new and old favorites--not the least of which is the best steak tartare in the universe--good wines and ab-fab desserts. Make reservations; Joe Allen doesn't have a two-hour waiting list of out-of-towners jamming the bar. It is indeed a welcome respite from the usual chaos at theatre district dining emporia.
Excellent location. Great food. Excellent desserts! A must after shows. Also visit location in Miami...as good...if not better.
The Perfect Martini – The bartenders at Joe Allen's make the BEST and most PERFECT Martini you have ever tasted! Those vodka martinis go down so smooth and way too easy. By the way, the food is awesome!
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