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Gallagher's Steak House

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228 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019 40.762821 -73.983569
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-245-5336 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    5 out of 10

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Official Website

gallaghersnysteakhouse.com

Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.

Prices

$24.95 – $46.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

When you walk into Gallagher’s, the first thing you see is a room filled with hunks of beef hanging from the wall and stacked on shelves. This is the meat cooler, where steaks sit for 21 days at exactly 36 degrees—dry aged to eliminate moisture and draw out flavor. The second thing you’ll see is a round bar in a sea of red-checkered tablecloths. Though it’s now just another watering hole, this bar used to serve New York’s finest writers, gamblers, showgirls, and gangsters during the long years of Prohibition. On the walls are thousands of framed photographs of the more notable patrons, and celebrities still make the occasional appearance. The vestiges of this old-fashioned aplomb remain: complimentary coat check and a deadpan wait staff of mostly old German men dressed to the nines. But don’t come unless you’re in the mood for meat—lots of meat—as the menu is almost exclusively seafood and beef. The steak is good, if somewhat overpriced, but you certainly won’t go hungry. A single serving is enough for two, but consider a side or two to round out all the protein. And if you prefer the creatures of the sea to those of the plains, raw clams whet the appetite for lobsters you can select from a holding tank. Sort of like the beef in the front window, just with claws. The expansive wine list will appeal to high-rollers who want to pair rare reds with their meat.

Lunch Special

Daily, noon—3 p.m., three courses for $32

Recommended Dishes

Bluepoint Oysters, $16; Filet Mignon, $44.95 (14oz) or $39.95 (10oz); Gallagher’s Own Potatoes, $9

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