Galo Tavern 18

4.6
271 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Galo Tavern 18 is a casual, affordable neighborhood grill specializing in Portuguese barbeque and American comfort food. With deep mahogany hardwood, vaulted ceilings and black & white photos of old new york, Galo tavern 18 provides a comfortable vibe with a timeless old school feel. Come by the bar area & watch the game at one of the hi tops & enjoy a craft beer, glass of wine or a classic cocktail; come for a quick lunch; meet with co-workers or long time friends for happy hour; or kick back with a leisurely dinner. Swing by Sundays for our popular brunch. Whether you are just in the mood for a burger & a craft beer from our vast selection or dinner with friends with wine from our award winning wine list, Galo tavern 18 provides the perfect setting.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 271 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good owner charming and attentive staff a great team.

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very special evening to celebrate Christmas Eve. Menu has something for everyone from a burger to a prime steak dinner, from simple sandwiches to something elegant. Dessert choices are good with delicious gelato parfaits.
Portions are generous. Our favorite place for a great burger, but tonight's choices were farfalle in tomato cream sauce with sausage and an excellent penne with shrimp and veggies. We visit often and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest restaurant ever

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RondaH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu was fantastic!!!!! Service was impeccable!!!!

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DebbieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent. The food and service were terrific. Highly recommend.

PB
PatB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and we will be return customers definitely. Hope your month is good to 2022. I wish you nothing but the best in 2022.

SB
ShariB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service, and ambiance at Galo’s Tavern 18 were A-1!! We always have a great time there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleased with our experience. Host and server were beyond pleasant, even with the busy night they had. Cocktails were great, food was good, prices were a bit much for what it was, but a very nice experience overall.

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BobS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Steak was cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Thank you .

EM
vipEliasM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nicole was warm and inviting. The hospitality made us feel like valued guests. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back more often going forward.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was amazing - attentive and reviewed the menu with us. She was pleasant despite how crowded the restaurant was. Food was very good - crab cake appetizer and filet mignon was delicious. The only issue, restaurant is very noisy so be prepared if you are looking for a quiet evening!

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Vicky
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipJenniferL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jorge was the one who finally came over to our table after 15 minutes of being ignored. He was wonderful! Attentive, kind and an overall great server.

NP
vipNerissaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It would be cool if the lamb chops dish gave 6 pieces (which is the typical amount at other restaurants)instead of 4. It was tasty but would have loved the portion to be a little bigger for
The amount it costs

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Waitress was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Ordered a steak medium I received a very rare steak. I’m not one to complain about food or send food back, but when I took a bite it was stringy like it was still raw in the middle. I sent it back and it was still rare when it came back to the table. After being there for 2hrs waiting for food, I wasn’t going to send it back again. It was a $30+ steak and all I ate were the fries. It was an overall very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service keeps us coming back.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, inexpensive American fare in a pub-like setting. Reasonably priced.

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vipfoodfan
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was all right

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently went to Galo Tavern 18 and I had an amazing experience. My waitress was so friendly and attentive. She really made us feel welcomed. I ordered the bone in cowboy steak and it was cooked to perfection! And the perfect ending to the meal was a chocolate mousse! I will definitely be coming back! It's so great to find a restaurant with delicious Portuguese/American. I can't wait to come back!

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vipDenny
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great go-to neighborhood restaurant with an extensive menu. Service was friendly and efficient; hostess was welcoming. Tables are nicely spaced apart. My only suggestion is to the chef: ease up on the salt! The food at Gallo Tavern 18 is generally delicious, but it can get buried by the chef's heavy hand with salt, which is simply unnecessary. Otherwise, though, I highly recommend this restaurant for both Sunday Brunch (a great deal!) and for dinner.

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MarieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with hubby was fabulous at Galo Tavern 18 from my amazing cocktail, to apps and dinner! And we had the best waitress ever, Rachel rocked it out of the park…she’s lovely! Great service, Delilah food, yummy cocktail…we had a great time! We highly recommend Galo Tavern 18!

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Chic2geek
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. We come here often and always have a great time.

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vipBrian
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for changing the menu and adding some new selections please keep it going. The Food is so good as is the service...

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DianeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place for brunch. The steak and frites are the best and of course the limitless mimosas.

JL
vipJenniferL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The bread on my sandwich tasted a bit stale. Other than that, everything was very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience especially I was coming Philadelphia to go eat there everything was wonderful I would differently go back again

JK
JaneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at Galo Tavern 18! Attentive staff and great service!

SM
vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They are extremely accommodating in making minor changes in a dish. Good food at reasonable prices and there's really something for everyone on their menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time and meal with our friends!

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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wide menu selection, very good bar. Our server was excellent!

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vipYannaT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always awesome!!

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HADS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food and drink were 4 stars out of 5. The service however was slow and nonexistent. The place was not crowded and it seemed I had to chase the server down just to get basic needs such as utensils and condiments. I would give it about chance and hope the service has improved. The food is above average.

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ZoilaN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we dined during dinner time and it was nice to have outdoor seating option under a tent. It was spaced far away from other tables.
The appetizers were good sized portions. Crab cake sandwiches were my favorite.
One of the cocktail drinks was just OK. The options for beer and wine are good though.
Dessert menu is also very extensive. My friend enjoyed the tres leches cake.
For the price we were very satisfied with our meal. I would come back again to try the entrees next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food wasn't that great. I've been there before and I often order via Ubereats, but this time the food seemed a bit bland. I had the steak and eggs and my friend had the Mac n cheese and crab cake Caesar salad. My waiter Jorge was very nice, but I had a horrible experience with a female waiter when I tried to sit at the bar and order something to go. She interacted with me like I either didn't belong there or as if me asking about dessert was a question out of the ordinary. Jorge eventually rescued me from the horrific and embarrassing experience.

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vipDenny
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Sunday Brunch is amazing. Price includes generous-portioned drinks, which the attentive and professional wait staff regularly comes around to refill. Great selection of both breakfast and lunch entrees. (I highly recommend the bourbon vanilla French Toast). Restaurant is a little noisy when full -- no floor covering to absorb sound -- but tables are well spaced so that conversation is possible. Looking forward to trying their dinner menu, which looks very promising!

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vipDeeP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern 18 never disappoints.

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vippammy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent. We all had steak and it was tender juicy and delicious

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MelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very nice server but had to be reminded to bring items multiple times.

Very loud while full.

Food was very good.

SR
StephenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first time at Galo. Went to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellent and so was the wait staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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You can order delivery directly from Galo Tavern 18 using the Order Online button. Galo Tavern 18 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Galo Tavern 18 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 347-4846.

Galo Tavern 18 is rated 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.