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Joe G Restaurant

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398 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Joe G"s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant is nestled in the heart of New York.

Established more than 20 years ago, this stylish, renovated restaurant has an ambiance with dark Mahogany wood paneling, mirrors, and scenic photos of Italy to create a warm and cozy dining experience. Despite such seclusion, Joe G's is clearly sought after: shoppers, families, couples and business types are typically found here. Our specials are truly delicious, the combination of ingredients are distinctively paired creating a succulent dish you will enjoy. You can't go wrong with our standards entrées, which are prepared amazingly fresh to order and our pizzas are an obvious specialty. The wine list is extensive and for the most part Italian, with a great choice from well-priced house wines to the top of the range supertoscans, service is sharp and attentive and are knowledgeable with our wine menu.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 398 people are saying
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vipDs8816
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant and enjoyable dinner. Have been there many times and never disappointed. Very friendly service as well.

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vipJamesD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice, "hidden gem". Great penne vodka, chicken parm, and ravilolis.

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DeniceM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at an excellent price! I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Let your waiter make a recommendation. He will not steer you wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice casual spot. Good fast service.

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bobbie
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and friendly service. Never disappointed
Happy New Year

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family dinner after a show. Quick service and good food at a great price.

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Dick
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was delicious and the service outstanding. Staff was helpful and courteous. A fine and affordable dining experience in mid-town New York City. Looking forward to eating again at Joe G’s.

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GeorgeB
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made reservations for dinner before attending a concert at Carnegie Hall so and early dinner. The staff was excellent as was the service. We had a great time and even as the restaurant started to fill up we could talk and enjoy or conversations with out having to shout. A great place to dine and have conversation with good food and quite a good wine selection. Tony, our server, was outstanding and very knowledgeable about wine and food. Highly recommended for good Italian food at an excellent price.

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LindaG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was greeted by the hostess and quickly seated. I ordered a glass of wine and spaghetti carbonara. The hostess brought me bread with olive oil and vinegar. I requested crushed pepper. I noticed the neighboring table had larger wine glasses and pours. The waiter was not friendly. I felt like he gave more attention to larger parties. The water boy who packaged my leftovers was charming.

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TheresaG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

This is our third time here. Our first and second were 5 stars. Unfortunately this time the food was 1 star. The salmon was way undercooked. The veal Parmesan was tough. Very dissatisfied. The service was friendly as alway but the food not so good.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the price was reasonable. The waiter was so nice and personable. We were not rushed and enjoyed a relaxing dinner before our show.

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vipmktk
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Why did I not get points when I always had in the past?

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vipBarbD
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This basement eatery serves excellent Italian food. We've been eating there for almost 30 years. And it's the rare restaurant quiet enough for conversation. If you can't handle the narrow sreps, there's an elevator in the DaVinci hotel above.

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vipHH18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

So so food, prices much higher on menu vs website, rude waiter and cockroaches. No thanks.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy and delicious!! Authentic Italian cuisine and great value. Wait staff was wonderful and made sure we could finish our meal in a relaxed manner and still be out in time to get to the theatre! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with portions good enough to share . Had pizza first night and chicken parmigiana 2nd visit and both were delicious and served by Uncle Tony who greeted us the first night and remembered us the second time! Typical downstairs small place that I remember so well from my youth when I lived in New York. Highly recommend!

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vipIanO
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Small rolls were delicious and they will bring more if asked. The decor was simple. The entry is downstairs. If stairs are a problem, be sure to ask staff to lead you to the elevator.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal for the price, excellent service.

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WilliamR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we ate at Joe Gs our first night in NYC. The pasta and pizza were numero uno and our waiter Tony was excellent. We will be back.

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vipBryan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent location and fairly priced for the area. Food was ok, but not memorable. The ice cream dessert had icy pieces, but the cheesecake was good.

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NYCBuzz
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very good old fashioned red-sauce Italian at reasonable prices.

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JASOT1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Joe G Restaurant. Service was friendly. Food was delicious with hearty portions and very reasonable prices. All the food was well prepared, fresh and hot from the kitchen. We ordered a cold antipasto for 3 that easily served 5 of us. Our main courses ranged from fish to veal to pasta. All were delicious. The tiramisu was light and yummy and the cheesecake was just the right denseness. Drinks were average. Our very nice waiter brought us a complimentary shot of limoncello with dessert! We had a relaxing dinner and would certainly return. I have already recommended Joe G to family.

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Spicy
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

It was difficult to rate this place. We were so excited to have dinner there. Unfortunately about 5 minutes after placing our order the blackout hit. No one checked on us or came to us to explain the situation. After about 15-20 minutes we just got up and left. This would not deter me from going back though. I would still love to try their food. Love the location and ambiance!

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vipSaucy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Carbonara was not proper carbonara but some Alfredo sauce instead. Ceiling above my dining table at corner had water damage and was kind of moldy looking. Would not have stayed if we weren’t the only ppl sitting there at 6:30p and it was located in the basement and no way to sneak out. Would not recommend to anyone except ppl on budget but want a dining table and service. That said, the waiter was nice but that’s about it. I regret wasting one if my meals eating here as I would rarely if ever come visit NYC again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. The ravioli was a table favorite. House red was also excellent. Although a basement level restaurant, great atmosphere and service. Prices reasonable for what you experience.

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williamH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Straight out of a movie set, NYC Italian restaurant: waiters were wearing vests and ties, and any moment now you half expect Lucky Luciano to stroll out of the back with a bag of food to go. One just knows skulduggery has taken place here, just behind one of the doors. Solid Italian-American fair, with wine and cocktails prices for the neighborhood, right around Carnegie Hall, which is where we went after dinner. This is the kind of place people should go to when in NYC. It's soaked in the feeling and history of the city.

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vipArtCritic
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good old fashioned Italian food. Nothing fancy but good food at reasonable prices. Great location near Carnegie Hall and the upper Broadway theaters. The service was excellent,as well.

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Mookie
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant near the Neil Simon Theatre, & I found this one on Open Table. My friends really lovedJoe G’s. The food & service were wonderful. They can’t wait to recommend it to their friends

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vipJacquelineR
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and wonderful staff. Pasta primerva was yummy. My friends chicken rolltini was good but for him it was a bit small.

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vipelgibby
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we will be back. We love Joe G’s. Great food, wonderful staff, a great find!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with excellent and speedy service, food to table speed was incredible!

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JackieN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great chicken Parmesan and fresh bread. Very basic sauce (which I enjoy), plus a nice low level of noise (which is hard to come by in NYC). My only complaint was service as we got one initial drink with entree but waiter didn’t check back mid meal to offer another.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visiting here based on proximity to the theater, great reviews and affordability. Terrific service, welcoming staff, fine ambience, good prices. We were offered a wonderful appetizer platter to share, which was excellent, and were given an after dinner shot on the house. Very sweet. Two of us chose specials that were disappointing (risotto w shrimp & scallops, very little fish, too salty) but I’m not giving up. We’ll order off the regular menu next time. It was quiet but quickly filled with tourists, not many local NYers, but again, I’m giving them another chance. Glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I ate here with three 17-year-olds who wanted pizza. I enjoyed the ambiance in this basement level restaurant- it felt cozy. I also thought the food was good though my daughter was not impressed with the pizza. Our server, however, was curt and less than friendly. Other than that it was an enjoyable experience near the Ed Sullivan theater (we had just attended taping of the Colbert Show.)

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vipKoriR
Central Texas
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joe G’s was authentic and delicious. The bread was warm and the bruschetta crisp. The oil and balsamic bottles added a special touch. We enjoyed our dinner!

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vipGuiseppe
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was very friendly and attentive. the location was close to everything and the food was excellent. Joe G will be on our radar every visit to NYC.

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vipelgibby
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Joe G’s. This was our second visit, and we will be back next week. They were so nice to my 8 year old daughter in town for a performance at Carnegie. Th me food was excellent and the service exceptionally attentive.

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EdgarA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place with delicious food prepared exquisitely. Everyone was very attentive and the tiramisu freshly made, marscapone still fluffy

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EwaM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very good service. Tastes like home :)

FAQs

Joe G Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 765-3160.

Joe G Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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