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
352 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (203)fit for foodies (99)good for groups (95)notable wine list (87)romantic (81)neighborhood gem (77)great for lunch (54)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (30)hot spot (27)great for outdoor dining (22)kid-friendly (15)great for brunch (14)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Exceptional
    NewyorkchickVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    First time here before a show down the block. From entering the door the service is wonderful and we were treated graciously and respectfully throughout our dinner. What we ordered: cherry stones, clams casino, steak, branzini grilled in a wood oven, Brussel sprouts, chocolate cake, tea. Yes, expensive, but everything was done to perfection. Two gentlemen near us asked about the oxtail soup that was not on the menu but once had been and the servers brought them what looked like an extraordinary meal in a bowl. I can't wait to return. Don't waste your time at Peter Lugers...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    roadie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambiance-wonderful;the service-fabulous; the wine-devine,the steaks - not even mediocre-nether had any flavor it was one of my favorite and most recommended steakhouses for 3 decades until this trip...what happened?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and the service was wonderful. Champagne toast, great meal and celebratory dessert. Great attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but could improve
    JoeBVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great welcome, short tour of the recent changes. Great greeting by head waiter. Drink & appetizer ordered at same time. Food arrived, not the drink. Large party nearby got most attention while I tried to find a waiter to track down my drink. Main course then arrived before drink. Wait staffs attention then improved after their earlier lapses. All selections were outstanding, and I will return again !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brother/Sisters' Weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once a Year I take both my Sisters to NYC for a Brother/Sisters weekend. We always do a Steakhouse one of the evenings. We have been to all of them! We had such a great time here last Saturday night. We were there for almost 3 hours and we were NEVER rushed. We did drink a lot of Wine! John our Waiter was very warm and very professional without being stuffy. The Steaks were done perfectly and all of the recommendations that John made were perfect. Awesome evening!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steaks and service
    foodieallen
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Me and my fiancee went on our first night in nyc. The new york sirloin steak was outstanding. It was enough as a main course for the two of us. The service was very professional.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic...
    FloridaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've been going to Gallagher's for many years. The steaks are great, with good service. As my associate stated after our meal: "It is a classic place that knows what it is, and it delivers with confidence..." Well said...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lengtot
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was a good dinner. The staff were very nice and attentive.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good As Ever
    DavidKVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Have been going to Gallagher's since the 70's! It was great then and with the complete refurbishing of the restaurant it is now restored to a state of elegance! The food was great as always, our waiter, Rick, was exceptional and his sense of humor was appreciated. New York fine dining at it's classy best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A must for our visits to NY
    Rambler64Germany
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We live in Germany and whenever we have the chance to travel to NY we pay a visit to Gallaghers Steakhouse. We have been there 4 times in the last 20 years and can confirm that the quality and service remains at a very high level. Nice surprise this time: The A/C was not as freezing cold as it was in the past :-) We will come back whenever the next opportunity arises.
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    special occasion
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  • Italian cousins loved Gallaghers!
    Sergerino
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We brought our cousins who were visiting from Italy because we thought Gallaghers would be a good representation of a New York landmark and a great American steakhouse. They were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Steakhouse, bad service.
    stegalex
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The steak and sides were decent compared to the other high-end steakhouses in NYC, but the waiter was somewhat pushy and condescending.
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  • No more red and white tablecloths
    MmeBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As someone who has been eating at Gallaghers for several decades, my first reaction was: "Where are the red and white table cloths?" "Where is the wonderful variety of breads?" "And what about the old photographs (many of which are no longer there)?" However, the food and service were superb. They helped us find a nice, cozy table. They treated us very well. The prime rib was excellent and the 1/2 chicken superb. And they graciously took our $20.00 Open Table check. A delightful evening!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Very disappointing
    GAJayhawkVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding 5 Stars!
    LovetheG
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration in NYC
    MrspriceUK
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have never.....
    Buttersteak
    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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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • 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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  • 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.
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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    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.
  • WillymVIP
    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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