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Joe Allen, New York, NY

Joe Allen

4.7
4.7
3717 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

With Broadway's staggered start times, things get tricky, so if you're desired time is unavailable online, please give us a call, as we hold a certain number of tables for phone reservations only. For parties of six or more, please call the restaurant directly.

Since 1965, Joe Allen has been a quintessential New York restaurant serving a classic American menu in the heart of the Theater District. Just two blocks from Times Square, it has been a favorite of Broadway performers, locals, and tourists for almost 50 years.

We begin taking reservations seven days in advance starting at midnight online and at 11 a.m. over the phone.

Because of staggered theatre times we can only guarantee reservations made online for one-and-a-half hours for parties of two, and two hours for parties of three or more.

For reservations after theatre, please check your show's running time at http://joeallenrestaurant.com/show_info

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-6464 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    46th St. between 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.

  • Parking details

    Although we have no affiliation, there is a parking lot across the street from us on 46th.

  • Public transit

    Located within walking distance from all trains at Times Square.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. P

    Parker705

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be at Joe Allen. Often it’s crazy before the theatre. Tonight was lovely after a Sunday matinee. I’m glad this spot still exists. We’ve lost a lot of old NYC.
  2. D

    Dinalewallen

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a last minute meal. The outdoor seating was perfect. Service exceptional.
  3. LC

    LaraC

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just nice all around - atmosphere, service, and food came out so quickly. We tried the guacamole that had the strangest ingredients and loved it! The salmon & eggs were also delicious. We went before the theater on a weekday, but I would go anytime. I am good at seeking out places and this one did not pop up for me in searches. A colleague who is a local gave me the recommendation.
  4. CM

    CraigM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great after theatre experience. Staff is immediately engaged, attentive to helping without hovering. Menu right for late night, not too heavy, good range of choices. Excellence extended all the way to host who, upon noting we were exiting, moved quickly to catch up with us and thank us for coming. We've enjoyed the same positive treatment in previous visits to Joe Allen. Only reason not to recommend would be to make sure it's available to us on our next visit to NYC for theatre.
  5. KS

    KennethS

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE LOVED JOE ALLEN. OUR WAITER WAS GREAT. FOOD DELICIOUS.
  6. BC

    BarbaraC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going for 50 years and it's always been wonderful. The La Scala salad is my go to.
  7. G

    Gaydonp

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here. Attentive waiters and good atmosphere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The London Joe Allen is so much better
  9. M

    Monica

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious burger and great service at Joe Allen! The location and ambience are true NYC!
  10. IA

    ItsAboutFood

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One thing about Joe Allen, they are consistent. Over the years little has changed, and that’s why we return whenever we are in NYC. There is always a little buzz, the staff is friendly and accommodating, the drinks are great and the food is just about the same as it was 30 years ago. Good American bar & grill bistro food, well prepared and fresh. It’s always a treat to have a night at Joe Allen.
  11. PJ

    ProfJ

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter starts by asking if you're going to a show. Somehow you know your food will be there and your check will be there in plenty of time to make curtain. Also, I asked if I could get salmon instead of bacon on my Eggs Benedict. It was no problem. And I feel certain their eggs benedict cannot be beat anywhere.
  12. N

    Navy

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service
  13. RF

    RenieF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and the service was great and the food delicious.
  14. G

    justGary

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have eaten at Joe Allen on a number of occasions for lunch and dinner, and I have generally been delighted with the experience and the food. My most recent visit was for dinner pre-theater. I ordered one of my favorite dishes, calves liver with onion and bacon, which comes with spinach and mash potatoes. I've had it for lunch there on several occasions and it was always superb. This time, however, although the liver was done to perfection, the spinach was bland -- I put some vinegar on it, as were the potatoes, and unlike at lunch there were a measly two slices of bacon . My companion had a great burger. We drank Cotes de Rhone by the glass --very good, and generally enjoyed ourselves.
  15. K

    Kenk

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The worst thing that can happen in service in a restaurant is bringing out the main course when I am only halfway finished with my appetizer. Taking it back and having it sit under a heat light makes the main To sit under a heat lamp is awful , so I sat with both of them together. The staff is usually excellent but they seem to be in hyper mode last night. Next time I will order an appetizer and then not order my main course until I am finished with my appetizer. Otherwise they were as friendly and gracious as ever.
  16. AN

    AllanN

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Joe Allen’s for over 50 years and it has never disappointed me. Always great service at the door and at the tables, although this visit was short I have to single out the great service by TK! Thanks again and I hope to see you all soon!
  17. GB

    GordonB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The waiter had attitude. Unlike London Joe Allen there was no veggie option and we were told we could not have one. Very poor for 2022. We should have checked first but thought menu would be as good as in London. It was very basic and restrictive. That said, what we did manage to order was tasty- except for the vegetarian who went hungry. Disappointed.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice night out. The mixed drinks were not great but we exchanged them for a good IPA and a yummy Rose. Service was impeccable and the salads, sandwiches, guacamole and calamari were fantastic. Overall it is a gem!
  19. JA

    JenniferA

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional from start to finish. Some of our “go to” places have been sub-par in recent years, and we have never tried Joe Allen so we took a shot based on good reviews. We were greeted promptly and seated earlier than our reservation with no issue. The menu is simple with a few twists, and everything we had was delicious. It’s been awhile since we’ve had good calamari, and theirs is spot on. As an Italian woman, it is tough to find a sauce that rivals the family’s recipe, but the sauce on the fusilli pasta was so good we spooned up what was left so none went to waste. My husband had a burger that was spot on. For dessert we highly recommend the light and airy lemon cheesecake, and the banana cream pie with fresh whipped cream. The ambiance was perfect - a little bit bar, a little bit bistro with a nicely sized crowd with a conversational buzz. The wait staff was attentive, courteous, and someone who wasn’t even our server ran over to hold the door for us as we left. Will absolutely be back.
  20. CC

    CCH0205

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Wonderful attentive service. So happy to be back after Covid. Will return again soon.
  21. MN

    MiaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe Allen is our "go to" spot for pre and post theater fun! Love everything about this spot.
  22. h

    hungryinmanhattan

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Lively & convivial atmosphere! Joe Allen remains one of our all-time favorite NYC restaurants. It's like coming home to dine here. Shout out to the brilliant staff too!
  23. MF

    MaryF

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic in the heart of the theater district. Great food service and ambiance!
  24. d

    donm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was a great dinner. A very good Martini and the meatloaf. Service was cordial and sensitive to my needs. A lovely time. I’ll be back on my next NYC adventure.
  25. v

    viagalactica6

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This brunch was to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and the entire afternoon was perfection. You guys have the best burger and fries in all of NYC. Thanks so much.
  26. MS

    MerylS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service from start to finish! No rush to leave-good vibes!
  27. AC

    AmyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A classic and classy place to go. Excellent cocktails, attentive service that is not overly solicitous, very good food.
  28. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved Joe Allen’s. They were super accommodating with our group who was on our way to a Broadway show. The food was amazing. I had the guacamole and the Joe Allen burger. Loved it! Would definitely go back again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun and excellent. Nice server, efficient and the food was very good. I’d go back when in New York
  30. BS

    BidS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe Allen's is always very reliable for dinner, good food and good service. This was our first time for lunch and found it very comfortable, best hamburgers in town and friendly service.
  31. G

    Gaydonp

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really good meal. Very quiet indeed because very few people there. Have only one query. Why were the original slots for table so few, when through necessity we turned up almost an hour early, which time we had originally requested, and almost nobody in the restaurant, so no problem over being seated?
  32. BB

    BetsyB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious before-matinee Sunday brunch. Love this place!
  33. MT

    MatthewT212

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again Joe Allen doesn't disappoint. From being greeting by the host to our last bite of Hot Fudge Pudding Cake (although I would enjoy this more WITHOUT the nuts), it's easy to see why Joe Allen is an iconic New York eatery.
  34. J

    Jerseygirl

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our brunch dishes but were looking forward to some items that were only on the menu starting at 4 PM. We did not know that, but now we do. 😊Very enjoyable.
  35. D

    Dean

    New York Area

    317 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    317 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely phenomenal lunch at this wonderful restaurant. The mango ceviche, chicken salad and dessert we’re all top-notch. But the best of all was our server Jailene. Her wonderful personality and sense of humor made the entire lunch so much fun and so memorable. Her suggestions & menu descriptions were right on point as well. THANK YOU JAILENE !!!!!!
  36. CG

    CristinaG

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Below expectations. We went recommended by post theatre dinner spot. I am sure there are better alternatives in the area.
  37. t

    travellingrmk

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every minute of my experience at Joe Allen. Even the guacamole with blue cheese!
  38. J

    Jessek

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe Allen never falters. Service, food, atmosphere...
  39. j

    jcblack

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for before theater brunch on Sunday. The entire restaurant is charming. My grand daughter has celiac and was able to get French fried with her steak and eggs. A real treat for her because they have to be cooked in a separate fryer. Our other meals were perfect also. Our waitress was knowledgeable, sweet and attentive.
  40. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both excellent. One of the best hamburgers that I have had in years. Waiter was friendly and professional. Great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Joe Allen is rated 4.7 stars by 3717 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Joe Allen

326 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    46th St. between 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Although we have no affiliation, there is a parking lot across the street from us on 46th.

  • Public transit

    Located within walking distance from all trains at Times Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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