Please note that we begin taking reservations 7 days in advance starting at midnight online and at 11 a.m. over the phone. If you are booking a table after a Broadway show, please make a note in your reservation which show you are coming from to better estimate your arrival time. Parties of 6 or more should call the restaurant directly.
Due to the high volume of reservations we receive for pre- and post-theater, we can only guarantee a table for a maximum of two hours. If you would like more time, please contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.
I haven’t been to Joe Allen in a while, and I was actually shocked by the minimal menu and the rather small portions of the entrées. I’m sad to say it was pretty disappointing and I’m not inclined to go back.
Was not aware that Sunday was Brunch only but still enjoyed it!
Great restaurant for pre-theater dining. Prompt and friendly service.
Joe Allen used to be one of our favorite spots. Not today. The brisket sandwiches were inedible. Meat was dry and tough. Garlic potato chips were far too strong. We used to love their potato chips. There was barely any horse radish dressing on the brisket. So disappointing. However, the Smoked Salmon Benedict was very good. The Fruit Plate for dessert was also very good. Service was good but when the waiter took away our full plates he never asked if something was wrong. This used to be a go to. So sad to see our favorite take a plunge. Lots of empty tables too. Never used to be.
Dependable great place for pre/post theater. Joe Allen has a great vibe and great burgers
Excellent comfort food; exactly what I wanted and needed.
Joe's continues to be our favorite boîte in the theatre district. The food is so well prepared and the service hospitable and efficient. Joe's is fine dining while being surrounded by friends and a great community. Thanks, Joe - long may you reign! Andréa & Peter
What a great spot for an early dinner after the Come From Away Wednesday afternoon matinee! Lauren provided exceptional service, the LaScala salad with Gorgonzola dressing was delicious, and my husband’s New York strip steak was prepared perfectly.
It was the perfect place before the theatre. Great burgers great atmosphere great service!
Mothers Day brunch was perfect. Our server, Nicole, was very warm and nice and gave great service. Fantastic time!
As usual, Joe Allen delivered. This place never disappoints.
Food was terrible. This place seems to be living on legacy.
Everything was great my wife and I love Joe Allen .When ever we go to the city we must go to Joe Allen
Lovely restaurant, wonderful ambience & great food.
Loved the vibe as well as the food. Friendly staff. Very busy and I’d love to return some day.
The restaurant is delightful. Very romantic. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Service was excellent! Highly recommend.
Good meatloaf😀. Deserts were delicious Because it was our anniversary we got a candle in our cheesecake!
Great service. Wait staff realizes many of the patrons are going the theatre. Food comes out quickly. The duck entree is excellent as is the cajun chicken sandwich. The guac is an excellent starter. Nice selection of beer and wine. Cocktails are on the small size.
Cool place for lunch. Love that chicken salad!
Great restaurant I have been coming here since 1974! It’s always good and the service is perfect.
My favorite place to go in NYC.
Joe Allen is a stalwart Broadway pub with above average food, professional waiters and the expectation that there is always a celeb sitting at the bar or at the next table. The first time I went there 30 years ago I saw Roy Scheider at the bar. On a quite Tuesday night this week we saw Regis and Joy Philbin having dinner and studying her phone at the table. Just like everyone else in the restaurant. It's convenient, it's good and it's not outrageously priced.
Always great! I'm sure I have tried everything on their menu and most of their specials and I've never been anything but completely satisfied! Great to go before or after theater but the real trick is to go after the curtain comes up so you getting much quieter place and a much more relaxed staff. But still always great!
Always a great place to dine lunch/dinner the food/sandwich was not up to the usual little disappointing.
Everything was terrific. We were celebrating a birthday and Joe Allen's got everything right. I would highly recommend this establishment.
Always a pleasure to dine at this NY institution! I had guests from out of town and wanted to bring them to this fun restaurant!
One of my favorite places to dine in NYC, perfect all the way around!!
There is no better place for Steak Tartare. Every detail of the meal from the lovely salad to the beer is always reliable and delicioua
Joe Allen’s never disappoints! You feel welcomed the moment you walk in the door. The staff is always courteous and aims to please - and they do.
Def order the garlic cauliflower as a side, so delicious!
Our server was so rude. Way over priced for taste and service. Probably our least favorite meal all weekend.
We were not greeted by a waiter initially, so we sat there for quite some time before we even got water and had to flag down a staff member even though there were about 4 waters working around us. However Christina swooped in like a champ and the rest of the night went off without a hitch.
Excellent food and service. Perfect for pre-theater dining!
Fun, vibrant atmosphere, full of theatre patrons. Excellent food and wait staff. Highly recommend!
Have been using Joe Alern, London for over 30 years and love it, but not do much the new venue. Coming to NYC I knew I had to have a visit to to the original, and I have to say now the best!
From the moment we stepped through the doors we were treated so well by all the staff, who are friendly and super enthusiastic! I love the fact that Joe’s does the burger, even though it’s not on the menu and never is! The best burger ever. Well done Joe Allen’s, you never disappoint me!
We enjoyed our dinner at Joe Allen! We had visited the property several time years ago in Miami Beach. It was wonderful to reacquaint ourselves with this delightful dining spot in NYC.
Our server was wonderful, she had a great personality and dealt with all our needs perfectly. The food was enjoyed by all four of us. All in all a great experience.
It was an experience that I really enjoyed, and will be returning. The food was excellent!!!!
We came here to celebrate my moms birthday before seeing a show. The atmosphere was so fun and interesting without being too loud and “hip”. A real theatre community staple. Food was good enough and the service was great.
Buyer beware. They don’t substitute, regardless of reason. They will remove but not add. We paid an outrageous amount for a perfectly average meal. Won’t be going back.