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Joe Allen Restaurant

326 W. 46th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Eighth Ave.

Avg. Rating

Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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By jackcupidsangel on 5/7/2013

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Stopped by for lunch. Started off ok but they wouldn't let me substitute one side for another. I was willing to pay the difference but they would not do it saying "the kitchen" couldn't. The waiter ask if I would like for him to check with the manager of which I said yes. Got no response from Manager or the waiter. I guess NO means NO and don't ask. Then got avoided by the waiter and was never acknowledged by the manager. Would never go back with that type of service. It just takes a little effort to be nice and I would have understood. Why be rude?

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87 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

Rude Employee

By loisegoldbergelazarus on 4/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

After my party of 4 was seated, I felt that my chair was very wobbly and uncomfortable. I noticed that the table next to us had sturdier chairs. I quietly switched chairs. From the front of the restaurant an employee came running over and in a very loud and nasty tone said he would have taken care of it and it was not my living room. People around us started looking over. He then removed the wobbly chair and replaced it with a sturdier one. On his way back to the front of the restaurant he again LOUDLY announced that it was not my living room. By then everyone was looking over at us. We were very uncomfortable so we got up and left. We reported the incident to the employee checking everyone in. Since we didn't eat the food my rating for food was from prior visits.

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115 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

Very good after theatre meal

By EVKAV on 2/6/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Wife and I walked in after the theatre and was very surprised to see the place packed! Got the last table available and enjoyed our meal and service thoroughly. Wife had large Chicken salad and I had very good sauteed liver. Would definitely go back--but next time I'll make reservations.

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179 out of 383 people found this review helpful.

not what we had hoped for

By g8rmom on 5/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

OK, the real reason we ate dinner here...once I heard Rosie O'Donnell say on her show how this was THE place to eat pre- or post- theater. She described the atmosphere as totally NY in the posters of old Broadway shows hanging on the walls and the meatloaf as spectacular. At best it was so-so. I mean meatloaf is meatloaf. It was good, but we had expected so much more. Those old broadway posters? Yeah, just a single row of them on one brick wall. Not as impressive as we had imagained. The best part of our night was sitting next to a table of people that included several NYC firefighters, one who had been badly injured on 9/11. We felt honored to be in his presence and more starstruck then when we've spotted celebrities all over town. Nothing to do with the food or atmosphere at all. In that regard, you can find a more memorable meal elsewhere.

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