Gallaghers Steakhouse - Manhattan

4.6
7205 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Founded by former Ziegfield girl Helen Gallagher and the colorful gambler and sports enthusiast Jack Solomon, Gallaghers opened as a speakeasy and steakhouse in 1927. At that time, the height of Prohibition, a good stiff drink and a great steak were hard to find in New York – except, of course, at Gallaghers.

New Yorkers come for the world-class cocktails and incredible steak – prime beef dry-aged for 21 days in Gallaghers’ legendary windowed meat locker. The combination of all-natural dry aging and cooking it to perfection over hickory coals makes for a steak unlike any other found in New York.

Gallaghers’ guests are welcome in a wide variety of attire – from elegant casual to business suits. We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing hats, sports jerseys, tank tops and shorts.
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CU
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

LATE AFTERNOON LUNCH by 4pm.
Great steak from the lunch fixed menu.
Will go back again when next in NYC.
In good company as saw Kelsey Grammer from Frazier coming out of the restaurant at the same time as us!

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my gf here for our anniversary and we loved it! The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding!

The rib eye steak were cooked to perfection :)

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Miami
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, food, cocktails are outstanding! although the venue is energetic, a nice, quiet, romantic evening can also be achieved there- just ask for a corner.

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BO
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a pre theater lunch. The prix fixed menu had good selections and a reasonable value. Also the corn beef sandwich was the best I ever had.

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Ottawa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not giving a bad review based on anything else other than we got unfortunately caught in the big city wide power outage. We were seated and just got our bread. The power went out and since the kitchen had no power, we had to leave.

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were at Gallagher’s this past weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was amazing. Wonderful dinner in an iconic NY streakhouse. A little pricey, but it’s worth it! Will go again for sure!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Great food. The Porterhouse steak was made to perfection and the daily sides were a great accompaniment.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very mediocre. Cheap on the drink pouring. Appetizers were just ok. Porterhouse was cold and almost inedible. Had to send it back for them to heat up. Sides were decent. A big letdown.

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DR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ours was a great fine dining experience!! Loved it!!

Frank, our waiter, was the consummate professional and did a great job.

We would highly recommend Gallaghers to friends.

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g
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

for whatever reason, I used to go to steakhouses and did not frequent Gallagher's because I try to stay away from the theater district b/c it's very hectic. however, since smith and wollensky's is no longer an option because they are awful now, I have been going to Gallagher's on a regular basis and it is fantastic!

a huuuuge shout-out to adam and sang who provide tremendous service without being aggressive, pushy, or in your face. the summer menu items are delicious!

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SB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

20th Anniversary

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JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great, service good. Wine very expensive. Tables are too close together for a restaurant of this quality. Our table was squeezed in between a corner booth and and end table meaning every time the waiter attended the booth he had to lean over me or bump our table. Otherwise a great night.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great pre theater experience.

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

They messed up the lamb twice in a single setting. The filet was okay, but the mashed potatoes were great as was the crab cake. Service was great. Get tomahawk, people beside us got it and it looked great.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance and service, however the steaks were very average quality and the seasoning was non-existent. Therefore cannot recommend as the price was way too high given the quality of the meat.

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CJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding waiters where excellent thank you

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TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited many places in NYC this past week and Gallaghers was our favorite restaurant. We went after Mean Girls and it was myself, my 19 year old son and 14 year old daughter. The ambiance was lovely - just the right amount of light and music (Sinatra type music - loved it). The service was outstanding! My kids had filet mignon which they raved about and I had the chicken and cous cous - so yummy. We had dessert as well. Creme Brulee was incredible. My daughter had the trio of puff pastries which she liked. My son had cheesecake which he enjoyed. Can't recommend this place enough.

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m
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

yes.
excellent food and service
price adapted
will come again

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AB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gallaghers Steakhouse was a beautiful restaurant with amazing steaks. It is a bit expensive, but we were expecting that for a higher-end restaurant. They kept the wine so we could make our showtime, and we were able to retrieve it later. Absolutely phenomenal.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

recommended by my brother who had tested it before, I was not disappointed. their meat is just excellent. Big effort of the server to speak French

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FG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect experience! The food was awesome and the service superb.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and food!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The specially drinks are unique and well worth trying. The varied menu will meet everyone’s tastes but go there for a steak!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Steaks and sides are very good. Just expected a bit better attention to genuine service, felt as though didn't matter we were there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Gallagher!s was a wonderful experience. Good was awesome, service was fantastic and the Cosmopolitan is one of the best in Manhattan.
Porterhouse steak was perfect but a slightly overpriced for the portion of 2.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our favorite steak restaurant in NYC. We try and go a few times a year.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal!! John was amazing. Food was delicious and the service was spectacular. My filet was cooked to perfection, the Brussels sprouts were roasted perfectly, and the end of dinner coffee dessert was delightful.

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v
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall, very nice experience. I would definitely return.

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JF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined at Gallaghers pre Broadway show for lunch. I took my niece for her 8th grade graduation. Service was excellent and our meal was perfectly prepared. Although we passed on dessert, they even brought out a mini celebration cake. It was the perfect start to a great day. My niece felt very special and I will definitely be back.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Air conitioning was too coooold but meat was wonderful as always!

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s
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Having visited Gallaghers 14 years ago and a fantastic meal and incredible service . Returning again for a celebration birthday with our children the experience fell well short of our original visit ,,, we have recommended Gallaghers over the years as a must but will definitely NOT be doing this again ...from the minute we entered the service was poor , having booked months in advance we were giving a booth near the servery .
The service was adequate and the waiter was very rude when he presented the bill to me and repeatedly made references on how much to tip and UNDERLINED IT !!!.
The food was just ok and in no way reflected the price tag .
Gallaghers is trading on past glory and the present fails to deliver !.
Thank you for the minuscule birthday cake which was delivered with a total lack of sincerity,,, then again it was only my wife’s 50 th birthday .
I feel embarrassed to have recommended Gallaghers to so many people and to tell my two children that they will never experience such an amazing place as this but how very very wrong we were .
Never to be repeated

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PA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely superb. The dry aged sliced sirloin was the best steak I have ever had. Beautifully presented and served. Everything about this place oozes class. I suspect pre booking is essential as it was very busy.

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AG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal and loved Jimmy and Victor —awesome service

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EM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cesar our server was very hospitable and friendly. Added to our experience.

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always graat

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JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

This was not my first time at Gallaghers Steakhouse and it was always good, but this time the food was below average, the filet mignon was ordered well done and it come out burned to a crisp, not acceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. Our waiter was attentive, but the staff was over-the-top asking about our food, to the point where it was difficult to keep a conversation going due to the many, many interruptions.
After we expressed our discontent with the steak, they offered to bring another one, but by this time we had started with our meal and we didn't wanted to wait for another steak to be prepared. You expect the quality and the cook point of a steak to be perfect at a steakhouse...guess not! At the end of our meal they brought a fruit platter to compensate for the badly cooked steak, but even the fruits on the platter had seen better days. Overall, is was not a good experience and we felt we where at another "tourist trap" restaurant in the theater district.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were greatly impressed by this original but renovated steak restaurant for quality & value received.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was such a nice experience to return to Gallagher´s. It is Always highlighting my NY trip. Cant wait to return.

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WC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved everything about it. Yes, it’s an old, prestigious NYC steakhouse. So, be prepared to spend some money. However, Gallagher’s is just so pleasant and the service is top notch. I will be dreaming about those hash browns until I visit again.

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