Gallaghers Steakhouse
Gallaghers Steakhouse

Gallaghers Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gallaghersnysteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 212-586-5000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:45am-4:00pm Monday-Sunday
    Dinner: 4pm-11:30pm Monday-Saturday; 4pm-10:30pm Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Alan Ashkinaze
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: A, C & E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue, 1 train to 50th Street, and N, R & W trains to 49th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Gallaghers Steakhouse
Founded by former Ziegfield girl Helen Gallagher and the colorful gambler and sports enthusiast Jack Solomon, Gallaghers opened as a speakeasy and steakhouse in 1927. At that time, the height of Prohibition, a good stiff drink and a great steak were hard to find in New York – except, of course, at Gallaghers.

New Yorkers come for the world-class cocktails and incredible steak – prime beef dry-aged for 21 days in Gallaghers’ legendary windowed meat locker. The combination of all-natural dry aging and cooking it to perfection over hickory coals makes for a steak unlike any other found in New York.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Gallaghers Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
354 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (203)good for groups (95)fit for foodies (91)notable wine list (85)romantic (83)neighborhood gem (79)great for lunch (59)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (32)hot spot (29)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had high hopes for Gallagher's and while the waiters were great, the food was a big miss. The Lobster Bisque had one small lump of Lobster. That was followed up by a mediocre filet. My co-worker order medium rare lamb chops that arrived medium-well.
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  • Excellent as always
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place has been consistently solid for the 30 years that I have been dining there.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding 5 Stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not sure why this is not on the top of everyone list but please do yourself a favor and go! you will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We visited here for a friends 31st Birthday whilst taking a trip to NYC. The service was great from start to finish, our server was attentive and interactive throughout and very good to recommend items from the menu and make suggestions. We had the sirloin steak and it was gorgeous, perfectly cooked and the sides were huge- we got them to share but they were enormous but delicious! After dinner they had a suprise birthday cake with a candle and sang happy birthday which was totally unexpected and a lovely touch, really finished off the evening! Thank you for a lovely evening - we made a great choice by visiting here!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have never.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    So growing up in NY I have been to various steakhouses through out the boroughs....and never been to Gallaghers. I moved to Delaware 10 years ago and developed numerous friendships & with that I have taken some locals to NY acting as a guide. So last week I took a friend and his family (visiting from Italy) to NY and showed them the NY experience ....it was a one day trip, so I recommended Gallaghers as our dinner spot and then hit Times Square and head home. My friend owns a few Italian restaurants in DE , so I had to make the right choice. As he finished a quarter of his meal, he turned to me and said ....Hey Bill, I'm 47 years old...and NEVER HAD A STEAK THIS GOOD ! And my sentiments were exactly the same ! WORTH EVERY PENNY....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu, service & ambiance
    antiklvr
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Porterhouse for two was superb as was the lobster appetizer and key lime pie!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing- 5 star all the way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service is wonderful; food is superb! Can't wait to come back. Definitely one of the best steakhouses in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hmmmmm.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our waiter asked my wife if she would like her chicken "rare". (not kidding) He failed to mention that all of the sides are family style.... Which might be known to "regulars but, this was our first go 'round. After we ordered our $300+ pile of food, we hear the waiter for the adjoining table "explain" the menu to a group of first-timers. Each of our 4 people ordered a potato based side, so... we ended up with potato for 16 people! Not exactly what I would call money well spent. The people who actually serve the food and come around were excellent. I only wish I had the other waiter. (he actually stopped by to check on us once)
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    special occasion
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  • Birthday dinner
    kbfixit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful meal, wonderful service. Our waitstaff was helpful and knowledgeable. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the whipped potatoes and grilled corn sides were incredibly tasty. The staff brought a birthday cake for my wife and sang, which provided a perfect end to the meal. I would come back here in a heartbeat. A must-visit for steak lovers visiting NYC.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Steak at Gallagher's
    Frania1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We returned to Gallagher's for dinner Saturday night, Sept. 13. I am sorry to say that my 10 oz. filet mignon was a serious disappointment. I should have sent it back but was too shy to do so. I ordered it medium with a slight bit of "well". The outside had a portion that consisted of a rather tough carmelized crust and the inner part of the steak was not as tender as it should have been. I hope that my experience will encourage you to tell the grill chefs to take better care. Also, the servers, though very nice, seemed too busy on this Saturday night to offer us more drinks and that was also disappointing. You asked me, and I told you! Sorry for the negativity, but it is all true. F. Bogan, Massachusetts
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    the food, direct service was great ! Had an issue with the wine, delivered wrong bottle (twice !!). The manager seemed smug and couldn't care less !! the food etc was great... this issue left us a bit negative
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome crab cakes!!!
    CrabCakesaredelicious
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took my fiancé to Gallaghers for his birthday. The crab cake was amazing and so were the shrimp stuffed with crab! The potatoes were nicely whipped to suit anyone's taste buds. My fiancé is a steak lover/ expert so he said the steak was pretty good. I think it could have used a little more flavor. The hosts were very pleasant and the crowd was mature. It has a little old time charm. I'd recommend the crab cakes!!!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Hospitable
    elspethVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were having dinner before a show. Really professional service that was gracious and timely. Oysters were great. Specials were special. And the centerpiece steaks (we had strip and filet) were super deicious , deeply flavorful and cooked perfectly… Excellent non-steak choices on the menu as well.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • welcome back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    so glad to see this landmark back -- looking and tasting better than ever. The staff are remarkably friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed the food very much. Unfortunately the service was very slow and attentive. We had theater tickets and couldn't get our check because there was a problem with the computers. we ended up having to pay in cash in order to get out in time for our show. This put a damper on a very good meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Didn't meet the expectation
    Young
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    To start with, we ordered Chopin Martini, but they didn't have Chopin so they made Grey Goose martini. I wanted rose sparkling wine, they didn't have any. Rose wine instead, no dice. So, we were not too pleased with their alcoholic beverage inventory. The medium rare fillet mignon stakes came out a bit overdone (more like medium) and dry. Onion rings were to greasy, sauteed spinach was blend. Lump crab meat app was good. Grilled salmon was ok. NJ corn was delicious though. Service staff seemed knowledgeable and cordial. Overall, value per price is not so good.
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  • Very good
    FedericoBorgogno
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Gallaghers is still one of the best steakhouse in New York. The service was very good as well as the food. The portions were simply great :-) Honorable mention to Giorgio, the Italian waiter, who is really polite and nice.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Booked this on spec and was not disappointed. Really friendly and prompt service.
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    late-night find, special occasion
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  • Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Patrick was terrific. Appreciate the renovations. We will be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue
    Hangry4Food
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The steaks and food were delicious! Our waiter Shane was great! The atmosphere was relaxed and full of class and comfort. My wife and I will definitely come here again when we are back in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute MUST ....
    Peter
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    An absolut must visit Location. Great for lunch and dinner. Absolute perfect cooked steaks.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was FANTASTIC!!!!
    Chief520
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Loved it!! Food was outstanding, service was perfect. We haven't stopped telling people about how good Gallagher's was. I was that guy when I would read a review, I wouldn't believe it. We'll let me tell YOU, if you go to Gallagher's you will love it.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Chiver
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Have been in several steak houses in NVY before but that is deftly one of the best experiences we had. may be were just lucky but the waiter was really helpful, polite, quick - everything you expect from a good waiter. The food (Porterhouse) was outstanding. Next time NYC we know where to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Unfanme
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyed our experience celebrating 2 birthdays. Surprised with 2 individual cakes with candles. Unexpected & special. Service was excellent & food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a very enjoyable time. New & updated remodeling was very nice.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class
    michelle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Steaks were great as expected, though I wondered why they brought a steak sauce, even though was house made. waiters very helpful in answering questions, Manhattans were perfectly made. Only downside to restaurant is that it is very expensive.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Romantic Saturday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The atmosphere was pretty good although it's awkward with the kitchen being so prevalent in the restaurant. I found it to be very hot and that took away from the dinner. The Tuna was very good and my 15 ounce filet was undercooked. That seems to always happen when the cut of meet is very thick. The rest was all great but the heat really did make it less enjoyable.
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  • Excellent
    Buster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent rest aunt and food. Beef is the best in the NYC area.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Well worth it
    CoffeeBeans
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food at this restaurant is so amazing and well worth the price. The waiters were quite attentive and made us feel very comfortable. Already making plans to go back. I had a tuna steak, yes at a meat restaurant, but when my friends tasted my meal, they understood why I got it. Really superb.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Start spreading the news!
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Gallaghers is one of the finest establishment I have ever been in. Patrcik, our server; was a true professional. We were instantly made to feel welcome and appreciated. This is one of New Yorks oldest steakhouses and its success is still quite obvious. We were seated next to a couple of couples that were regulars even though It is located in Times Square, and that was exactly what we were looking for. The Martini was excellent as was the wine and both fairly priced. Our filet was huge and delicious as was the side of mashed potatoes. It is an expensive restaurant but well worth the money as all of the plates are huge. Put Gallaghers on your bucket list of things to do in New York.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I met a good friend of mine recently for a late lunch and didn't know what to expect. Over the years we had both been to many of the prominent steak houses like Lugers, S&W, The Palm etc. Gallagher's knocked it out of the park and compares favorably to any of them.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A great restaurant!
    VofBelgium
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening at that restaurant. The food is excellent, we had a perfect service that took notice of the little details. He even advised us to eat 'fruits de mer' as a starter which was really perfect, something we did not think of to eat at a steak restaurant. I loved the interior design of the restaurant a lot, it was cosy and beautiful, elegant but also authentic without being old-fashioned. This is a restaurant that you have to put on your list to go to when you visit New York City.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service!
    Katoo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When we entered Gallaghers, we were instantly pleased with the décor, the atmosphere and the overall interior. We were given a round table, which was ideal for our company. We got very good information about the menu and the different kinds of steak, including the rubs and crunches. What we got was probably the best filet mignon and Porterhouse we have ever had! The side dishes also really complement the dishes. We got very good steak knives, a detail perhaps, but it goes to show the effort that Gallaghers puts in their dishes and dining experience. Finally, we had an outstanding waiter (the best we had in NYC). He knew the dishes and winelist completely, was very discreet and friendly at the same time. Great expercience!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Celebrated my wife's birthday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday, great food, great Service I got an A=!!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough to beat this place!
    Schmitter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one on your to do list. Great food, great service and the desserts were great as well. We started with oysters, then a filet and the ny sirloin the waiter recommended. Finished with cheesecake and a to die for bandanna split.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • giesse
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We do not live in NY, but we come here not less than twice a year. We used to have dinner in other good steakhouses and we can say that Gallaghers is on the same level of the best in town.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Air Conditioning Not So Hot
    SteakLover11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything excellent until the a/c went on and a stream of air was blowing directly on me. Totally took away from what was otherwise an extremely enjoyable dining experience.
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    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time at Gallaghers but it is most definitely not our last. Our server's knowledge of the menu and how the food was prepared was not only helpful but perfect. The food was absolutely amazing. Our only regret was that we were going to see a show after dinner and couldn't bring home the leftovers.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids/stroller unfriendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We could not get in with our stroller where our daughter (2) fell asleep! The idiot at the entrance and the manager could not manage it. The table we booked there was enough space for a stroller ( a small on). But because of "safety reason"!! Rediculous and familyunfriendly!!never again!!
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  • Fabulous !
    philip
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Outstanding service. Delicious food. Great atmosphere. We will be back.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.