Galo Tavern 18

4.3
44 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

For tasty American-style breakfast and brunch, stop in to Galo Tavern 18 in Bellrose. Its traditional, home-like atmosphere is comfortable and casual. The fireplace offers warmth, while the full bar provides a place to socialize with friends. Rustic wood beams on the ceiling and Old World-style furniture give the feel of an authentic tavern.

Start the meal at Galo Tavern 18 with the fresh house-made bread. Dive in to classic breakfast and brunch entrees like buttermilk pancakes, huevos rancheros, steak and egg frites and eggs Benedict. More innovative options include bourbon vanilla French toast and jumbo lump crab cake Benedict. Lunch dishes are also available at Galo Tavern 18 and feature the juicy tavern-style burger, basil chicken sandwich and tempura shrimp and chips.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch and Dinner
Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(718) 347-4846
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
265th st./Union Turnpike
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.3
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New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
3 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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SM
New York Area
149 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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CC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was awful. Got there at 3:30-didn’t leave until 7. We were celebrating a 40th birthday with a small group. Wait staff was as inattentive as could be. We were a small group of 4 and 3 children. There were only 4 tables dining at the restaurant the entire time. The table next to us finished about 20 minutes after we got there and No one cleared the table, the dirty dishes sat there the entire time we were there. The waitress Disappeared for a lengthy amount of time, numerous times to the point where we were getting up to look for someone to give us drinks because we were thirsty.
Food came out and one meal had to be returned because it tasted rancid. A few wound up very sick a few hours afterwards. Stay away from this place!

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JC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Was there for hours. Also, good selection of beers.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I happen to be extremely picky and refuse to wait Tavern 18 is clean I don't wait with reservations the food is delicious and plentiful staff are like old friends rare in any establishment haven't hit one Manhattan restaurant that equals Tavern 18

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer, food, service, everything is great

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F
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been slacking off on my reviews, but I wanted to help get the word out -- they deserve it. Well, aside from the service, which was slow, but it was Father's Day.
I ordered the Grilled New York Strip Steak, 18oz. It was terrific, juicy, tender and flavorful, with a slightly charred crust, and best of all, a wonderful wine reduction served in a separate ramekin. At $35, it's an amazing bargain, especially since, unlike at the big name steak houses, it includes 2 large sides! The mashed potatoes were excellent, as was the sautéed spinach (there was a $2 up charge for the "premium" side dish of spinach).

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third or fourth time visit in this restaurant and each time was exceptional. My dad and significant other first came here this past Father’s Day and they love the restaurant and said that they will definitely go back on their own time. The brunch on a Sunday is phenomenal and each person at the table enjoy their meal. I brought my two daughters and they were very kid friendly.

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l
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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DY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Good food and great service. This was a very pleasant dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty and portion sizes were big for the price, service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable, the restaurant has a lay back ambience without been exaggerated. Will definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is amazing , loved my apps and my pasta , the bread was out of the world ! My new favorite spot, tray the porterhouse 42oz for two

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Place was nice staff very friendly,but the silverware wasnt clean,took forever to get our food. No one checked in on us to see if we were ok except for the gentleman going around to refill water and take our plates.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Location was very cute. We are usually Manhattan/Brooklyn people and we found it comprable. Service was great. Drinks were strong and good. Would recommend to friends in Eastern Queens/ Western LI.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great place to eat for a fair price. Will definitely go again

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and service was good. We have ate there several times and they haven't disappointed us yet.

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JC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious hanger steak, cooked just the way we ordered it. creamed spinach delicious as is mac and cheese. like the new look of the restaurant as far as decor. will return soon with my family as there are options we can all enjoy.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

VERY DISRUPTIVE FOEL LANGUAGE GROUP SBOULD HAVE BEEN SPOKEN TO, AND CUR OFF FROM ALCOHOL. POOR MANAGEMENT !

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and food were exceptional. We took the dessert home (creme brule) but it was not very good. My husband and 10 year old daughter enjoyed their meal as well. We will return to this local restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clean and calm. Very nice staff

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n
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great time. We had a wonderful dinner. Our waitress was so friendly and very efficient. We really enjoyed the food. Steak was delicious. We will be back!

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NY
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Convenient
Parking is surprisingly difficult
Service is very good
Food can be salty.
Did not like spring rolls
It's an upscale pub with an optimistic menu.
Good drinks

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service for our family brunch/bday party. 9 people including 2 little kids, and she made it seem very easy! Thank you!

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WJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

New owners upgrade in progress. The food is not likely used to be.

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KV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. We had porterhouse and filet mignons...cooked to perfection. A really enjoyable Sunday evening as we were celebrating a birthday. The waitress was very helpful with our questions on certain dishes and had a really pleasant attitude. Have to say we enjoyed every bite and went home VERY satisfied. Will definitely go back. The drinks from the bar were good too.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy a dinner out at Galo Tavern 18. I've been going there for years. Different name restaurant and owners in the past but I'm happy that the new owners are living up to the past owners reputation and good food. Still one of the best places for a steak.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

the food a bit pricy for the bar scene, but overall a nice place to hang

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to eat

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SM
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Be careful what you order. Some entrees are huge; while others need more on the plate. Three small pieces of fish in the fish and chips. And the shepherd's pie was a tiny portion of beef with a huge portion of cheesy potatoes. All was tasty, but overpriced for the portion size. Go with the burger and you can't go wrong.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food and services is great, we will definitely be back

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E
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our experience at tavern 18. The food was good and service was too. Tavern 18 is always a great place to go too for dinner or lunch.

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