Galo Tavern 18

4.4
89 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
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Changed their menu. Prices went up and amount of food was less( side dishes went from 2 to 1)

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JC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very consistent. Great staff. Great food! The clams, marinated skirt steak are delish!

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B
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say Saturday evening was great as usual the food was superb. It nice to see the owner walking around and checking on his customers. I hate to tell people how good this place is, I am afraid that it will become overcrowded.

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ES
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been here for a long time due to not being happy with the place- at least 2-3 yrs ago.
Decided to take a chance & we are so glad we did!!!
Noticed the menu had changed! Had the clams as an app & my husband & I had grilled chicken for 2! Delicious! Only complaint- felt chicken was a little too salty- but I’m used to low or no sodium!!!
Will be back soon to try other things on menu.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!wonderful servers with big smiles no matter what.Have been coming regularly but first time I made a reservation because lately its sooo busy
Word is out best local eatery in the area

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L
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Galo Tavern was just ok. Fantastic choice on the menu, so maybe I ordered the wrong thing. My chicken was dry and the portuguese seasonings/sauce were bland. Service was attentive and eager to please. I will return and give it one more try.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They had valet parking, which was great but the attendant was a little confused and did not ask us to come forward. So, that was a bit weird. Upon wntrance we were seated immediately since I made reservations. Drinks were aerved and the best was their homemade hot and fresh rosemary bread. For appetizers, we got the lovster and shrimp eggroll, they said it was 2 pieces cut into 4 and i was expecting tiny pieces, but their were big eggrolls. So, we were actually pretty full. For entree we got the porterhouse for 2, ordered medium. Some parts on the inner were medium rare and the outside was really charred and had too much salt. Whatever ai couldn’t eat I gave to my boyfriend since he is a steak eater. Their house white chardonnay was pretty good, too. Was too stuffed to eat dessert, but overall there was a great ambiance. Oh! And since it was Valentine’s Day they gave every woman a rose to go home with. Extra points for that one guys!

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JC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both ordered the seafood and fish specials and were very satisfied with portions and taste.

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F
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Go for the steaks. Compared to other steak houses, they are the best value, especially considering two large side dishes are included.

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LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except the fact that we were basically being rushed. I guess they get busy at a certain time. We were celebrating our co-workers birthday. Had a good time, food was good, but the feeling of being rushed made it uncomfortable. I wont go back for happy hour again. I would recommend going off peak. That way you have enough time to enjoy yourself without a time frame.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious as always. Our waitress (whose name I didn’t get) was quite nice, if a bit inattentive. She didn’t offer water or coffee. She barely came to check on us. But when she did check on us, she was sweet and quick if we needed anything. Overall, still very much a positive experience. My mom loved it (it was a birthday outing for her) and I would still come back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating as I waited for the rest of my party to arrive. The bread and butter served are fresh, my cocktail was made perfectly with a beautiful garnish, and the chicken for two was moist with the perfect crispy skin and packed with flavor. After eating, my friend and I sat for another 20 minutes to soak up the atmosphere while catching up. Lovely establishment which I will recommend to others.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
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
3 reviews
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 December 31, 2018
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 17, 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
139 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
35 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
71 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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
2 reviews
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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