Gallaghers Steakhouse - Manhattan

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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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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, unequaled service, extraordinary steaks, we highly recommend it.. make reservations......

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DS
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and this is such a good find for a delicious steak before a show.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty meh all the way around. Great aged steaks. Overpriced in every way. This was our night to splurge and was hoping for a wow experience.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was overbooked on a Sunday night, so my party had to wait 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. The gentleman at the front desk was not very friendly or helpful in terms on letting us know how long the wait would be. Once we were finally seated, a waiter with a heavy sales approach came over and talked for too long. The whole experience felt like they were tone deaf, making the dining experience stressful instead of enjoyable and relaxed.

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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old-school steakhouse. Excellent place. Quality food and service.

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CN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accueil très chaleureux,
Service indéniable
atmosphère, géniale
Qualité de la viande, TOP
certes bruyant mais c'est l'Amérique.

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AC
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Worth every penny. The filet was like buttah!

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gallagher's is an outstanding. The decor and seating let you know that you are dining in a superb restaurant. Form the moment you enter you are treated by courteous and friendly staff. We had arrived early, so we sat at the bar while waiting for our table. Don, our bartender made incredible Old Fashions and Manhattans for us, probably the best we've ever had. We sat at a very cozy corner booth and we were able to view the entire restaurant. For appetizers we had the lobster cocktail and the lump crab meat cocktail, both were impressive. The fillet and the rib steak were very generous in size and cooked to perfection. Then we topped it off with banana cream pie. What a wonderful meal! Can't wait to go back and try the other entrees.

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GG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was just ok as we were overcharged for our drinks and our steaks were done to proper temperature but were almost burnt on the outside. They were chewy. Deserts were amazing.

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BE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice before a show but give yourself plenty of time.

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RW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Best steak ever tasted and will be hard to beat now!

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v
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly & very efficient. Food was delicious. Definitely a go back to place.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was cold. Service on the slow side made us late for our play.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had new york sirloin and it was so good. It tastes as great as Peter Luger's. The servers are also friendly. The ambiance is excellent with jazz.

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

If you have a table booked, don’t expect to be seated at that time. Expect to be told to have a drink at the bar (where it’s standing only), then be called for your table but you have to settle the bar tab first because they don’t transfer it to your table tab, wait for 5 minutes for the drinks bill, then find out your table has been given away! And you’re expected to tip the bar server for one drink!

Not a slick operation and way too busy.. kind of put a downer on the night

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EA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date! best steaks dinner for an affordable price. I recommend the porterhouse for 2.

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DP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a 21st dinner celebration for my son, and Jimmy - the waiter - made it an incredible experience to remember. The food was incredible and we spent over 2.5 hours enjoying the restaurant, the waiter, the food and our event, which Jimmy did everything he could to enhance.

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Chicago
248 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Was our first time there and for sure will return. Great steak and service was excellent.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Steaks were adequate for the group, was actually disappointed. Most of us thought it was just average and nothing special, but did enjoy the bartenders

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EH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We always try to hit up a high end steak house whenever we go to New York. It was time to hit Gallagher’s. If you have not been I recommend it. Service was 5 star, steak (at the price point it was at) was 4 star. French onion was very good as well. Again Gallagher’s was a top notch steak house that being said on return trip to New York we will try another one of the top rated houses. As it was a 5 restaurant it was great but I wasn’t blown away. The one bad and I think this is more a symptom of the New York restaurants then Gallagher’s, however at the price levels they are at I expect more. Be aware again that tables are extremely close together and so you will be almost on top of your dining neighbors. Common practice in New York. I would rather pay 10% more and have 10% less people. As at a dinner cost at this price I don’t like the random chance of the couple next to us being totally hammered as they sat down, as our neighbors were.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a classic in the best way. Impeccable service, quality food and drink, amazing ambiance

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CK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. We all had steaks and they were perfectly cooked to requested temperature. True New York steakhouse. Been there many times and never disappointed.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steak house in NYC. Staff is amazing. Food is superb!! Wouldn't visit NYC without going.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waiter named Juan make the experience all the better!

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NL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a great dining experience. Over-generous portions of perfectly prepared food, served by professional teams that make such service an art.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, great venue, great service

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NH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our eldest daughter had made reservations here for our 20 wedding anniversary. It was the best dinner i have had in a long time. It made this event even more special. The food was excellent, the service was awesome, and the ambient very comfortable. I would love to come back. This has bec0me my new favorite place. I invite you all to come to Galligher, you will have a great time.

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H
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Let me start by saying this was the BEST food we've ever eaten! We will definitely be returning next time we go to NYC. Our waiter Gianni made our experience ever better. He was extremely friendly and charming and recommended a beautiful wine which we loved. The restaurant itself is buzzy but also romantic. Great for us, a young couple on our first visit to New York. I ordered a 10oz filet steak and my boyfriend ordered a 14oz filet steak. We shared two sides - hash browns and tenderstem broccoli. The portions were HUGE. We had to box most of it up afterwards! All the food was incredible. At the end of the meal when the bill came we realised we'd been charged for two 14oz steaks instead of one 14oz and one 10oz. Of course we were fine with this as everyone makes mistakes and believed that a simple apology and bill change would be the resolution to this. Unfortunately this was not the case. Another waiter came by our table (not Gianni) and we explained the mistake on the bill to which he replied "nope - you ordered a 14 oz steak too" very abruptly and rudely. We of course denied this as this wasn't the case to which he started arguing with us trying to tell us we were lying! I had photographic evidence on my phone of both of our steaks PLUS I knew what I ordered. He then stormed off and told us he was going to get his manager. He returned back 10 minutes later with no manager and a changed bill which he threw on the table and then walked away from - NO apology. This left a bitter taste in our mouths and made us feel extremely offended and disappointed. Aside from this, we enjoyed one of our best meals and experiences ever. I deducted one star from the service section of this review due to this incident as I wouldn't want one rude waiter to ruin the rest of our experience - plus Gianni our water for the rest of our evening was 5*.

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ML
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

keep up with the great service ! will definitely be back

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RJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

had an excellent filet mignon, good service, only noise level was a tad too high

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RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly fun and delicious- great service. A must return with family spot!!

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, nice staff, awesome time

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LH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine's day, very attentive waiter recommending drinks and cuts of steak. Food was fantastic and portions were huge. Would definitely return.

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IH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Steak was to die for .... highly recommend.

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KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality and service! It was a Birthday and the service crew was singing for my Dad. A Cake was also a gift for him.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with my boyfriend here at Gallagher’s for Valentine’s Day and it was AMAZING! The food was delicious! The service was exceptional.

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SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner with my wife and daughter

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SM
Inverness
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Brilliant environment, a bit pricy but definitely worth going if you enjoy a good steak.

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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very friendly from arrival to departure. Food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The steak was extremely raw and lacked flavor, we had to ask for extra salt to season a 120$ steak. My margarita was just sour mix. The waiter barely came to check on us. All on Valentine’s Day. However, the crab cake was delicious and so was the steak sauce. Not enough to come back though.

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