Galo Tavern 18

4.4
245 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 245 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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

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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!

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
194 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
7 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
145 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
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern 18 never disappoints.

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vippammy
New York Area
33 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
1 review
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing 🤩

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GailK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, plenty of room between tables and a wide variety of well priced options.

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Maureen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

SM
vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good and reasonable food. And good service. Go and enjoy.

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theresag
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my cousin and her husband as well as my grown son for brunch and we were all delighted from the bread basket to the food, the drinks and the food, of course! Everything was great, just a bit noisy but otherwise, we were happy with the food, drinks as well as the service. We plan to come back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely Friday night dinner. Food was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was fresh and delicious 😋

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KeishaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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empf
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not the best in terms of food and ambiance. Fair.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My family and I ate here for Father’s Day and we were not impressed . The food lacked flavor and the service was terrible . Out waitress seemed less than thrilled to be at work and annoyed by us asking clarifying questions . We waited about 45 minutes for our food to come after placing the order . I understand that it was Father’s Day, but it was not crowded . We had the option for mimosas , bloody Mary’s and other drinks as a part of the brunch menu . The mimosas were not good. I also noticed that customers who ore weed from the same menu as my family and I had different drink options in terms of how they were served .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We got quite the surprise when we were given the menu for the Sunday Father’s Day brunch that was $10 more per person than what was advertised on your website. The food was excellent and the service was great though.

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bugleboy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful, quiet Steakhouse, where the food is equal or superior to the most expensive (overpriced) restaurants for much less. All of the staff is helpful and polite, and the never rush you yo get out. this has become my go to restaurant for all special occasions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Arrived earlier than our reservations and was seated right away. The food was great. Drinks strong and well worth the money.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience4

They never had my reservation. The food and drinks were good

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vipGr82eat
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived very late for my reservation, and was warmly welcomed. I was seated promptly and felt safe, as they adhered to physical distances guidelines, and all staff wore masks. The menu was varied, which was great not knowing what I had a taste for. I decided on the Flatbread and Crab Ceasar Salad. Both were delicious! They also recognized my Birthday with a slice of cake on the house. I had a lovely solo Birthday Lunch, and look forward to returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The small Caesar salad and loaded potato skins tasted ok but the size wasn’t worth the price. We had to send the 45 oz steak for 2 back twice. We asked for medium rare and it was blue. I do have to say the flavor was very good. The 2 sides that came with the steak were asparagus and sautés broccoli & carrots but wasn’t very sizable. We were commenting among ourselves regarding the size of the sides and they automatically sent us another broccoli and carrots. (That was good of them). I will give them another try.

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Jeanie
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was well prepared and delicious; especially the aged porterhouse for two. Drinks were perfectly mixed. Service was timely and the servers were very polite. Unfortunately, we made our reservation near the end of the Sunday brunch and there were some tables of patrons that were very, VERY loud and had no concept of "inside voices". Overall, a satisfying dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We came for a Sunday brunch to celebrate a graduation. Food was okay, menu had fewer options than what was shown online and was okay, nothing astounding. The drinks were where the value was with bottomless mimosas, sangria, Bloody Mary or screwdriver. But the waitstaff was not so attentive to keep filling our glasses at an appropriate pace, and it wasn’t even that busy that morning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 32nd birthday here! It was amazing. intimate setting for the whole fami

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vipCarolH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day dinner, food was excellent. Slow coming out of the kitchen but it was very crowded, so understandable, and manager/owner/servers couldn’t have been nicer about it. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Court
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great family oriented setting. Food and drinks were great! !

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Taymona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was great ! I would recommend to anyone that’s looking for a great brunch !!

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JosephR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Prices were inflated by 30% from what was on their website. Blindsided when handed the menu for Mother’s Day. Party of 9 bill was well over $600

Small portions to boot Wish watered down drinks. I’d avoid at all costs

Approached server regarded prices on website they said they don’t know

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vipDeeP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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bugleboy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and service! Food was amazing. Will definitely dine there again!!!

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 245 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.