Galo Tavern 18

4.5
184 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
What 184 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngeloC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy the tavern is back for indoor dining.
We can always rely on this place for good food and great service.
If you are looking for a great place this is it but make sure you make a reservation!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a very good business meeting. They reserved a table for us in the back away from everyone else which was very helpful throughout our business meeting. Food was excellent!! Service was good.

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BrianT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Tavern 18 was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went for Valentine’s Day & chose booth seating. The food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good; Bruno the boss was very careful n table were spread out

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vipRAC82
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great service and food. Glad to have indoor dining back

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RonH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, very spacious, and good value. Take out was at a high level. We will return.

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vipTommy18
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service after the long wait for NYC back with indoor dining. Excellent porthouse steak and good service from Bruno.

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KathrynO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Galo and are so happy they are open again. We always enjoy our dinner and always like to sit by the bar area. Owner is always pleasant and inviting and the wait staff is so nice. We been going there since it opened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Lied - said standard seating and was only a tent. That's outdoor not standard

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BobS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite the current day circumstances I felt safe and very much welcomed at Galo Tavern 18. The hostess scanned our temperature when first arriving immediately establishing a sense of caring for our safety. All of the employees were wearing masks and were very considerate of guests and limited the frequency to one's table without compromising the service. A very good experience during these troubled times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THERE WAS A RAT IN THE DINING AREA CHILLING. WE DIDNT EVEN SEE IT UNTIL MID WAY THROUGH THE FOOD. THE FOOD WAS ACTUALLY GOOD TOO. SO DISAPPOINTING AND THEY HAD THE NERVE TO TRY TO CHARGE US FOR THE FOOD AND THEN GIVE US THE DRINKS FREE. I DID NOT PAY!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No one of our table of five thought the menu is worth a repeat visit, sorry to say.

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vipVIPfor15years
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we've been here. The food and service were outstanding. They are doing an excellent job with Covid Safety protocols and we were very comfortable dining indoors here.

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TaleekquaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love coming to
This place..

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vipMersha
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 🎂
As always the best of the best. Galo Tavern is a neighborhood gem.

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vipPothediner
New York Area
236 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our first visit to Galo Tavern was for lunch and we were disappointed. Read many good reviews about the food and service. While our waiter was helpful and attentive, the food was not so good. My Cobb Salad was mostly lettuce. Bacon was burned. The prime rib dip was reheated, well done and dry. Won't be going back.

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michellec
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak frites came out rare (twice) when we asked for medium. Even the waiter saw it was rare when he brought it back out. After sending It back once and It still coming back rare, we didn’t bother eating It. They covered one glass of wine and a seltzer in response.

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vipLillyG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service made our experience very positive.

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asheyj
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, ambiance & staff were amazing. We enjoyed a wonderful brunch.

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RichardS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Galo Tavern 18 is serving outside on the sidewalk on Union Turnpike. A fun and pleasant evening. Tables sanitized, servers cleaning hands frequently.

Swordfish with Voodoo sauce, served on bed of crab encrusted sweet potato was delicious.
18 Oz New York Strip steak medium rare was perfectly cooked. Spinach and baked potato accompanied it nicely.

Look forward to returning

JC
vipJenniferC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Has black bean burger....delish! Love this place!

JC
vipJenniferC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the varied menu and quality of food. Due to Covid-19, I arrived knowing I wanted the delicious bananas fosters french toast. Unfortunately, based on the realistic challenges of restaurants, the menu has dwindled. They should update the website to reflect those changes.

At the end of the day, I encourage everyone to come out and support this GREAT restaurant. They need you! The ruby red grapefruit drink is still awesome, my arugula salad was great and I will continue to support.

At the end of the day, great fresh food with great service is why I will continue to frequent Galo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food taste amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great with everything

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vipnydonna57
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tavern 18 is a neighborhood gem. The quality of the food or service has not diminished with the limitation of outdoor dining. We enjoyed it that much more!

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JoeR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for quality food and service!!!!

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vipBrian
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As you can see I have eaten here before it is a great local place with good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive service. Food was hot and well seasoned.

MR
vipMichaelR
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and I already want to go back! The bread, steak, mash, mac and cheese- it’s all amazing! And a very nice touch with chocolate covered strawberries and a rose for my wife on Valentine’s Day. I’ll surely be telling all of my friends to eat here.

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vipnene
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the portions were large. The red rose and chocolate cover strawberries were a nice Valentine Day touch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good we went early pre Oscar dinner so it was not busy or noisy.

JC
vipJenniferC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best asian wings!!!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great the drinks were good and the food was good too. I would definitely go back again

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our food was delicious, and for this reason alone we'd return. Our seating was on the later side (9pm), but the place was very quiet and the staff seemed to be winding down, so we seemed to have to wait longer than we would have liked to get the waitstaff's attention, or to get refills on drinks. I am hopeful the service would be better if the restaurant were busier.

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vipBLEVY
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow and our order was wrong. One person got the wrong side dish one person got nothing. Restaurant wasn’t full - maybe they were short staffed because it was also really slow - getting a second drink took 20 minutes

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vipRkron
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat in bar area. Good burgers.

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Euge
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch with my fiancé, food was good

TP
TeeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Gallo. It was a pleasant experience which included good food and excellent service.

FAQs

Galo Tavern 18 does offer 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 4.5 stars by 184 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.