Joe Allen

★★★★★
The Theater District's Choice for Fine American Food - Lunch, Dinner, Prix Fixe, Cocktails! Join us for the holidays!
  • 326 W 46th St

    New York, NY 10036

    Cross street: nr. Eighth Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-581-6464

About Joe Allen

Hours
Mon-Tue, Thu 12pm-11:45pm Wed, Sun 11:30am-11:45pm Fri 12pm-12am Sat 11:30am-12am

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Read the reviews decided to try it. Well, I guess I should of considered the latest review was from 2007. I was so disappointed. The burger was ok, but for $13 it was nothing special. We sat at the bar and it was strange. The wait staff

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★★★★★

Read the reviews decided to try it. Well, I guess I should of considered the latest review was from 2007. I was so disappointed. The burger was ok, but for $13 it was nothing special. We sat at the bar and it was strange. The wait staff

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I have been to Joe Allen once a year, every year for the past 13 years! During my annual NYC trip with my dad, we always hit this place up for lunch. It is a cool restaurant with wood floors and exposed brick walls, with broadway posters all over the walls. I definitely recommend their cajun chicken sandwich and their HOT FUDGE PUDDING CAKE is totally to die for!! Rosie O'Donnell also loves it here!

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★★★★☆

I have been to Joe Allen once a year, every year for the past 13 years! During my annual NYC trip with my dad, we always hit this place up for lunch. It is a cool restaurant with wood floors and exposed brick walls, with broadway posters all over the walls. I definitely recommend their cajun chicken sandwich and their HOT FUDGE PUDDING CAKE is totally to die for!! Rosie O'Donnell also loves it here!

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I have been going to Joe Allen for the past 20 + years, every chance I get on a Wednesday afternoon before a Broadway show. I send everyone I know there, It is casual or dressy and I love the busy atmosphere. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered and the staff were always pleasant and friendly to me. Everyone I have sent there has loved it as much as I have. Thank you to the Joe Allen staff !

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★★★★★

I have been going to Joe Allen for the past 20 + years, every chance I get on a Wednesday afternoon before a Broadway show. I send everyone I know there, It is casual or dressy and I love the busy atmosphere. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered and the staff were always pleasant and friendly to me. Everyone I have sent there has loved it as much as I have. Thank you to the Joe Allen staff !

Pros: Very young chrildren difficult to take here.

Cons: I have happely taken my very well behaved neices and grandchrildren over 10 years old.

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If you are going to the theatre- this is the restaurant to go to. An institution in this area Joe has been here for over 40 years! The hamburgers are great but my wife swears by the seafood. Who knew? Service is fast and friendly and they are very busy matinee days and weekends- reservations are a must. I bring my family here everytime they visit - you never know who you will see there.

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★★★★★

If you are going to the theatre- this is the restaurant to go to. An institution in this area Joe has been here for over 40 years! The hamburgers are great but my wife swears by the seafood. Who knew? Service is fast and friendly and they are very busy matinee days and weekends- reservations are a must. I bring my family here everytime they visit - you never know who you will see there.

Pros: Great food, Large Cosmos, Fun Atmosphere

Cons: Can get noisy, not for young children

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If you are visiting New York or going to a show you must go to Joe Allen. We have been a couple of times and the food is great plus I felt like every Broadway star going today was there! Get the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake for dessert.

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★★★★★

If you are visiting New York or going to a show you must go to Joe Allen. We have been a couple of times and the food is great plus I felt like every Broadway star going today was there! Get the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake for dessert.

Pros: Great Food, Service

Cons: Can get crowded

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Everything was going fairly well at our dinner on a recent Monday night. Service was okay, appetizers and entree were very good, but then our dessert arrived. I ordered the Gingerbread with vanilla ice cream and caramel, and my friend ordered the toll house cookies with vanilla ice cream. They were priced at $9.50 and $8.50 respectively, so we were expecting something delicious. Both the gingerbread and the cookies were obviously not baked that day. I can't tell you how stale the gingerbread was when it arrived covered in ice cream and caramel. It looked like something from Applebee's. The cookies looked and tasted like they were purchased at the corner bodega. Either reduce your dessert prices or improve the quality. This was my first dining experience at Joe Allen's in New York and I'm afraid it may have been my last.

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★★☆☆☆

Everything was going fairly well at our dinner on a recent Monday night. Service was okay, appetizers and entree were very good, but then our dessert arrived. I ordered the Gingerbread with vanilla ice cream and caramel, and my friend ordered the toll house cookies with vanilla ice cream. They were priced at $9.50 and $8.50 respectively, so we were expecting something delicious. Both the gingerbread and the cookies were obviously not baked that day. I can't tell you how stale the gingerbread was when it arrived covered in ice cream and caramel. It looked like something from Applebee's. The cookies looked and tasted like they were purchased at the corner bodega. Either reduce your dessert prices or improve the quality. This was my first dining experience at Joe Allen's in New York and I'm afraid it may have been my last.

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I go to Joe Allen's every time I go see a play. The burger's are the best I have ever had in my whole life. They are so plump and juicy and the french fries are to die for! And I love the mini coke bottles you get when you buy a soda! I recommend the cheeseburgers and the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and the tollhouse cookie dessert as well! I LOVE JOE ALLEN'S!

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★★★★★

I go to Joe Allen's every time I go see a play. The burger's are the best I have ever had in my whole life. They are so plump and juicy and the french fries are to die for! And I love the mini coke bottles you get when you buy a soda! I recommend the cheeseburgers and the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and the tollhouse cookie dessert as well! I LOVE JOE ALLEN'S!

Pros: Excellent food, quick turn-around time, mini coke bottles(!)

Cons: It's all perfect, no cons!

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MY WIFE AND I LUNCH AT JOE ALLEN QUITE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE IN TOWN FOR A SHOW. THE SERVICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD
VERY GOOD - WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE CAJUN CHICKEN SANDWICH. THE ATMOSPHERE IS CASUAL AND I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE NOISE - BUT I COULD IMAGINE IT BEING DISTRACTING DURING A DINNER. ALL AND ALL, I FEEL THAT JOE ALLEN IS ONE OF THE FINER NYC CASUAL STYLE RESTAURANTS AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR GOOD FOOD AND GOOD VALUE.

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★★★★★

MY WIFE AND I LUNCH AT JOE ALLEN QUITE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE IN TOWN FOR A SHOW. THE SERVICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD
VERY GOOD - WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE CAJUN CHICKEN SANDWICH. THE ATMOSPHERE IS CASUAL AND I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE NOISE - BUT I COULD IMAGINE IT BEING DISTRACTING DURING A DINNER. ALL AND ALL, I FEEL THAT JOE ALLEN IS ONE OF THE FINER NYC CASUAL STYLE RESTAURANTS AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR GOOD FOOD AND GOOD VALUE.

Pros: GOOD FOOD, GOOD VALUE, GREAT STAFF

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I've eaten at Joe Allen several times before going to the theater. It's one of the few restaurants in the theater district where I feel I'm getting good enough food for what I've paid. I've always had excellent food there, especially the steak and the salad with rich homemade blue cheese dressing. There is also a chocolate dessert to die for.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten at Joe Allen several times before going to the theater. It's one of the few restaurants in the theater district where I feel I'm getting good enough food for what I've paid. I've always had excellent food there, especially the steak and the salad with rich homemade blue cheese dressing. There is also a chocolate dessert to die for.

Pros: not to expensive, great food, quick service

Cons: , noisy

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Great burgers...Great ambience..Lotsa fun here...Tough to get in in the evening..

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★★★★★

Great burgers...Great ambience..Lotsa fun here...Tough to get in in the evening..

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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!

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★★★★☆

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!

Pros: excellent food, marvelous service, moderate price

Cons: noise, Noise, NOISE!

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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...,

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★★★★☆

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...,

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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.

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.

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Staff

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: FOOD, STAFF, REASONABLE PRICES

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: food, prices, handsome waiters

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Excellent location. Great food. Excellent desserts! A must after shows. Also visit location in Miami...as good...if not better.

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★★★★★

Excellent location. Great food. Excellent desserts! A must after shows. Also visit location in Miami...as good...if not better.

Pros: service, food quality

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: martinis, excellent food, go after a show

 

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