Gallagher’s Steak House

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71 Totally Fine

This Theater District steakhouse exudes old-time New York.

228 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019


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The lowdown

This time-honored Time Square chophouse was given an elaborate face-lift a few years back — the wood-paneled walls and ancient horseshoe-shaped bar were polished and repaired, and the famous aging room in the front of the house (yes, they age their own beef here) was updated and expanded. Like at the other storied beef houses, the cuts of aged steer are generous, if increasingly extravagantly priced, and you can enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or any hour in between. The ritual trimmings of the steak feast (potatoes, fried onions, the usual boats of creamed spinach) could be better, but if you’re partial to just a little touch of funk on your beef, you won’t be too bitterly disappointed.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Insider Tips Don’t be afraid to order what Anna Wintour did: a single baked potato.

Recommended DishesLittleneck clams; filet mignon; potato chips.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized