Galo Tavern 18

4.5
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Salads & flatbread were good. Desserts awesome.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined in at Galo Tavern 18 earlier this week and absolutely loved it. Staff was so welcoming, friendly, and attentive, the food was delicious, and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was clean and cozy. I definitely plan on returning for dinner again and even quite possibly for their happy hour specials!! They sounded too good to pass up...my friends recommended this place to me and now I'm recommending it to others. Thank you for such a lovely dining experience Tavern 18!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Galo Tavern 18. Great atmosphere, great staff, and can accommodate larger groups. The owner/manager is friendly and willing to work with us for corporate events. Highly recommend this place! Perfect happy hour spot!
Excellent service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well prepared and presented. Really good experience.

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WG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here several times, always great food and service.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dine at Galo Tavern 18 at least a couple of times a month. It's our go to spot for a nice dinner, excellent staff, always friendly and accommodating, as is the owner, too. We were not disappointed on New Years Eve, dinner was delicious.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy at Tavern 18 I have enjoyed every meal moment and drink. I always recommend Tavern 18 with enthusiasm and great reviews.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Amazing food

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here a few times. The servers here are just wonderful. The meat is so tender and well seasoned, great beer selections. Must try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing.
Service couldn’t have been better, in the sense where they took their time picking up the plates. They really weren’t consistent with that. But everyone was friendly. Food was amazing!

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FP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing! She took care of our group, will definitely go back with my coworkers

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love tavern 18 I have been going to tavern 18 for a few years now and it has become are go to place

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F
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every restaurant can have a problem now and then. The mark of a good restaurant is how it handles problems. In our case, they handled the problems efficiently, quickly and professionally.
We have always enjoyed our meals here and expect to do the same many times in the future as well.

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m
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and food and service were excellent!! Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant, they have a great menu with good selection of Mets
The service is very good and attentive 🍾🍾

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend tavern 18, went there for a private party and the food was great and the servers were very helpful and amazing to deal with. The dinning room also was cozy and a perfect environment to have a great meal with friends.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and service. The food came to our table really hot - just the way I like it and the staff were so attentive and made us feel right at home.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Parker rolls seasoned with rosemary and sea salt were great. Enjoyed the hummus platter, which was shared between 3 people. I found the entrees, at best to be mediocre. It does not seem that the dishes were prepared with the attention required. Swordfish was over cooked. The blackened sauce on it was ok. The fish was over a sweet potato and crabmeat hash, which did not complement the dish. Disappointing.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! Server Nicole is awesome, she is always is very friendly. Food comes out in a timely matter and it’s delicious. They make a spicy mule w pineapples soaked in jalopeno juice? So good! Can’t make it there? They’re on uber eats and the food is still great when it comes to the door! Definitely recommend.

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B
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my second time eating there and it was great. I brought a party of five with two of them being Portuguese and tough to please but they enjoyed themselves and the owners made his rounds to each table. What a great place to dine at for any occasion.

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MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an unexpected pleasure! The food was so excellent! The porterhouse for 2 was cooked to perfection! The wait staff were terrific and the environment was lovely. I highly recommend this great restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent & so was our server Nicole. Looking forward to going back

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service

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KD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered salmon medium rare came well done. Salad very skimpy. Friend’s salad with shrimp was skimpy and hardly any shrimp. Ordered capacinos and they were cold. Very unsatisfying dinner

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, food and service excellent

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BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Newly refinished classy storefront, nice, attractive and cozy location on Union Turnpike, and close to where I now live. There is always parking on the street so that's never a problem. This is a great place for after-office gatherings or parties, birthdays, New Years Eve (their steak on NYE was out of this world), or out for girls night or the family or a partner. The prices are a little higher than average for a restaurant in this area but worth every single penny. On a pleasant flashback note: a few years ago, when I dined here with some very close friends, the maitre d brought out a sample of the Portuguese chicken dish for my guests and I to taste. It was absolutely delicious and since then, I've ordered it each time I eat here. That's never happened to me at a restaurant before and I think it's a brilliant idea. Why not bring samples to your customers? What is there to lose? Anyway, last week, my husband and I sat in the lovely dining room part of the restaurant on a Saturday night. He ordered the whole chicken as usual which is always moist and tasty (wanted leftovers for lunch the next day). I ordered the Center Cut Filet Mignon. BLT Salad Wedge, vegetables, potatoes main dishes...everything came out prepared exactly the way we ordered it, split on two separate plates when we mentioned we're sharing and presented perfectly. The freshly baked garlic bread is something really special and served in individual baking dishes and replenished immediately when we asked. Our waitress was absolutely awesome (you know who you are ;) and kept the beer and wine coming. She sure had my back! And by the way, I've also brought my sister and sons a few times and ate burgers in a booth by the bar which was also delicious. The bar was pretty lively too. This has been my neighborhood "go to" place since I moved to Floral Park in 2014 and I've been bringing all my friends and acquaintances as often as possible. You will not be disappointed coming to Galo Tavern 18.I never am!

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B
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time eating here since the old owners of Tavern 18 took over. We had the honor of meeting the new owner who was very friendly and willing to tell us a little about his history and vision for the New Galo 18 Tavern. We had an excellent experience from start to finish. I will highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable meal.

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tasty food. Good service. Nice ambience. Frequently use as near work. Have been satisfied coming here for 5 years.

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing. Highly recommend the food. It’s a wonderful neighborhood eatery.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

ORDERED PAELLA AND BLACKENED SWORDFISH, THE SWORDFISH WAS OUTSTANDING! THE PAELLA WAS JUST OK AND I FELT TOO EXPENSIVE FOR THE PLATE. SERVICE WAS GOOD, TIMELY
AND ATTENTIVE.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Tavern 18 for my friend’s bridal shower, we were 50 people, the food and drinks are amazing and the service is incredible
They have a really nice private room

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing chill bar and American steakhouse that always hits home, tasting good and delivering great service in a relaxed atmosphere. The steak frites is amazing due to that great chimmichurri sauce. The flier mignon is superb. A must get is the Mac and cheese appetizer. Oh and always ask for more of the house bread!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Must try the porterhouse, excellent presentation, cooked to perfection. Efficient service!! Would definitely come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in today to Galo Tavern 18. To start I got a Tavern Manhattan it was delicious and just right. The steak was flavorfull,tender and cooked on point. My friend said her branzino was delicious and tasty as well. Definitely worth the trip

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sorry to say, but we probably won’t be returning. The restaurant was not full on a Saturday evening, yet drinks took quite some time to arrive. Although there was an extensive list of beers, liquors and specialty drinks online, no drinks menu was offered. Food was just okay. One person’s burger went mostly uneaten because it was very salty. The two Cobb salads were skimpy and were missing the eggs.
Just not worth a repeat visit.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing

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SM
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. One of the best burgers ever. Rarely do I see gruyere as a choice for cheese on a burger. And the pasta cooked perfectly and served as requested with lite sauce. Server was helpful and checked back on us more than once. Nice to find a dessert choice for under $5.

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