Gallaghers Steakhouse - Manhattan

4.7
6714 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy bueno el T-bone

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VC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overrated. Food and service wasn't up to standard. Many steakhouses better

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BO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bon restaurant

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A
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. superb Service, excellent food and well-crafted cocktails... Its always a pleasure...

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim our waiter was fantastic. Was a special treat for our daughter for her birthday who wanted to go to an iconic New York steakhouse

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

Really nice steakhouse with a warm ambiance. Classic setting with old school stuff. Sometimes too ambitious. Excellent steaks and starters. Don’t miss the deserts! Extensive wine list with lots of gems. But it’s gonna burn your credit card.

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

Amazing food and wonderful service! Order the crab cake and macaroni and cheese! You won’t be disappointed.

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

Amazing cocktails at the bar and outstanding service at your table. One of the best steaks I've ever had. NY Strip! Highly recommend.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We got offered the Tomahawk as special plate and accepted to have it but then they said they run out of it...

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

Old School dinner with class!
Cocktails made by a bartender that has been there for 35yrs. +
Same goes for wait staff and other employees.
IT'S VERY GOOD!

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

Service is spot on. Great food, great servers, excellence at its best.

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TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I really enjoyed the filet, cooked perfectly. Family enjoyed seafood dishes. I would recommend.

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F
Leicestershire
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It’s simply overrated, overcrowded and noisy. I’ve had equally good steaks elsewhere without the pomp. Portions of sides are enormous and expensive, 13 dollars for onion rings or spinach.

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

Every thing about our experience was exceptional except for when we were exiting the restaurant. It was my two children, my husband and myself. We made our reservations late because we had been touring the city all day so we didn’t leave the restaurant until prob 1130. My two kids were 13/14 year old girls. They were dressed up one because they’re teenage girls and two the establishment is a nicer place. As we were leaving two waiters were speaking near the bar area and I head the grey haired older waiter speak very unbecoming things about my two girls. Look at these two F**king 12 year olds out and dressed like that. Now I just spent over $300 at this establishment and this waiter decides to say rude things. I wasn’t expecting something like this to happen at such a wonderful place. As I said before our meal, our service from being checked in to standing up to leave, and our waiters for our table were overly exceptional!!!!!!! Unfortunately that last part of our venture there was very unbecoming.

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WH
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice meal with our extended family. Good steaks.

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R
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service that made the great evening perfect. Best steaks, true New York steakhouse

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

Most definitely, the food & service was out of this world.

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TD
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

When you go to Gallagher’s, don’t think high end steakhouse. It’s not. Think of a lunch counter diner that serves steak. They will make you feel like they’re in a hurry, literally throwing dishes at you on your table and they’ll crowd you in within elbow distance of the table next to you...and we even had reservations. I will give them props for the New York Sirloin - perfectly grilled, medium rare, tender and flavorful. However, my wife’s medium rare salmon was first served as an overdone piece of swordfish and then after we convinced them it was wrong they replaced it with an overdone piece of salmon. They agreed to comp us for the fish, but the night was lost. Not likely to risk a night on this experience again.

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RN
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific All great

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DN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Have ate at Gallahers before and are usually pleased. Ordered two prime ribs in advance so they could be cooked an alleged 12 hours. Steaks were tough and difficult to cook. Waiter Adam was stellar though.

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JE
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner!!! Whatever you do, order the lobster cocktail appetizer - it was basically a whole small lobster (tail and claws) for only $19 - and it was fantastic tasting!!!

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SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really like this place. Try to get here on almost every trip to NYC. Great bartenders and drinks. A perfect Manhattan, as you might expect! My filet with a cajun rub was perfect. My wife's filet was good (just a tad more cooked than she ordered). Great wine list. Found a pretty good value there.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was attentive. We both ordered the 10oz filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. Would return in a heartbeat. We were very pleased with the dining experience.

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yes if ready to pay the high price for a good experience but not extraordinary

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KG
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great Restaurant, we will definitely visit here again the next time we are in NY. The food and service were worth the wait as we were unable to be seated at our allotted time and had to wait 15 mins.

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

While the steaks are high quality and reasonably well prepared, we especially were not impressed with the service. There were countless waiters but still we waited quite long to receive attention and once we did, it seemed they wanted to rush us through the meal with the steak coming immediately after the appetizer was taken away. Our waiter had problems opening a bottle of champagne and filled the glasses to the rim. We ordered a rib eye and a lobster tale as surf and turf for sharing (not on the menu in this constellation but explicitly agreed by our waiter to not be a problem). We received one plate with the complete steak and one plate with the lobster tale (and no separate plates for sharing). In the end, we just expected more in terms of quality of service from an iconic NY steak house.
If you are not just looking for a good steak but also to have a great evening, you may want to consider alternatives to Gallaghers.

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RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality was excellent. It was prepared exactly as requested. The service was prompt and considerate. It was a wedding anniversary event which was noted by the service staff with a song and a tiramisu with a candle! We highly recommend this restaurant, especially if a good steak and good service is desired!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversaire. Probablement les meilleurs steaks jamais mangés.
Ambiance typique!

Mais.... à quel prix!!!!

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MK
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Keans before in NYC and this is just as good in my opinion and has a far better atmosphere / vibe. Not cheap with sides at around $15 per item on top of the steaks but I must say that the fillet mignon was one of the best I have ever tasted! And their home made steak sauce is truly sensational.
Special mention to Carlos (a waiter) who struck up a friendship with our 14yr old son talking about the English Premier League....definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to the restaurant in many years and we had a fabulous experience. Food, service and overall ambience was terrific. They gave us a wonderful table and it was totally enjoyable. It was not cheap but it was totally worth it. It was a terrific restaurant for a serious pre-theater dinner.

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ER
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfectly located right across the street from the theater we were attending

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G
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and food. The waiters were very patient and polite and gave us perfect suggestions. They also gifted us with a little cake for my grandmother’s birthday. The only “problem” was the air conditioning: we started eating with our coats on. Overall extraordinary experience

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m
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice and cosy restaurant ,Parisien bistro or Brasserie style, formal service,the meat was excellent , good value for money ,only the fries were disappointing but this is because we Belgians are fries experts

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L
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Steak cooked to perfection! Place clean and staff great! Def recommend!!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Though we arrived early, we were seated after a significant wait past the requested time.

Given our extended wait, we were seated in a central area. I expected a table away from the crowd. Others who walked in without reservations were given better seating. (They were in jeans and we were semi-formal ...)
I have to ask if our last name had anything to do with that!

The service was fine but slow and we had at least 3 waiters. Confusing to say the least.
In addition, questions we had were not answered.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and environment. Excellent service and food.

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service! Looking forward to going back!

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak we’ve ever had, sides were amazing and Adam was great:-)

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, great food and friendly, professional service.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family member's special bday and pre-show lunch on Sunday. Exceeded our expectations! Restaurant was packed- so glad i had made a reservation.

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