228 W 52nd St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.762794 -73.983841
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square
Excellent Meal – Gallagher's is an excellent choice for a steakhouse in Manhattan. Steaks cooked perfectly and classic side dishes to accompany them. Good desserts too. Always a good choice going to Gallagher's
Horrible – caeser salad good, lobster bisque ok, crabcakes, ok..
2 prime ribs ordered medium,, 1 came out medium well, the other med. rare,, HELLO, i thought i was at a steakhouse, and they cant even fix steak!.
the salmon was dry, tasteless, had to add a lot of salt and pepper. .. green beans were cooked in just water, no butter, etc., if you dont like taste, then you'dlike this place,
otherwise, i'd recommend mcdonalds.. even ketchup cant save these pitiful steaks.
if anyone thinks these taste good, then you have a bad taste, and i'll never go anywhere you recommend.
to add to all this, the service was horrible, i got better service everywhere else i went to eat, including MCDonalds (which i hate), but got a coffee there!. while in n.y.
ever heard of a waiter bringing you a bottle of unopened wine, leaving it on the table for you to open? well,
if not, then go here, b/c it will happen to you!
Maitre D' offered us desserts, etc., at this point we were done, and i vowed to him to let all my peeps know not to go there.. he begged us to come to lunch the next day, no way jose, keep your crappy food, and sell it to the guinea pigs that are in awe of the ugly red checkered table clothes, rude waiters, and inconsistent cooking.
Do not patronize this place
Worst restaurant I've visited – Maitre's was rude, waiter was rude not friendly at all , we had to ask for bread and water because it was not offer to us. Not toppings were offered for baked potatoe we had, and on top of all this the waiter impose a 20% tip on our bill, like he had done a good job with our business.
Disgusting! Do not go. – This place is horrible!!!! My girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch before a show yesterday and encountered one of the worst restaurant experiences we have ever had. The interior of the restaurant is decrepit by design and the slabs of beef at the entrance are an acquired taste to say the least. The bloody mary I ordered tasted like battery acid and the filet mignon that my girlfriend ordered and the burger I ordered (both medium) were burned very well on the outside and gushing cherry red on the inside. To make things extra special the elderly waiter as he delivered the food said " this is a very nice lunch for her (pointing to my girlfirend) but too bad you had to get the cheapest thing on the menu....." Since the old indian waiter spoke horrible english and I could tell he wasn't trying to be mean but making a very bad joke, I asked kindly for the manager to explain my dissatisfaction with his employees' comment. The manager was extremely apologetic but didn't seem surprised and was resigned to accept his employees incompetence / rudeness. Gallagher's steak house is disgusting. Do not go!!! Do not go!!!
A LOUSY PLACE FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY DINNER – What a major disappointment!! I wasted a hundred bucks. It was our 44th anniversary, dinner followed by "Billy Elliott." When I made reservations, I said it was our anniversary. It went ignored. I'll never go back to Gallaghers again. We were barely greeted by a maitre'd, who acted as though we were bothering him. No smile. Tried to seat us in the bar. We said, no, the back room, which was almost empty. He seemed offended. My steak was small, tough. The service was lousy. The maitre'd should be working as a bouncer at a dance club. The steaks were laughable. Stay away from this place. Fast food is preferable. Gallagher's is living off its name. By the way, "Billy Elliott" was terrific.
Not worth the time or money – Went to celebrate my birthday, wanted a steak and this place was highly recommended, never again.
I saw the waiter once, when he took the order, never came back, someone else delivered our food, if you want to call it that. He actually threw if on the table on his way by. Of course he got two of the orders mixed up but since he didn't stop we couldn't tell him. Had to go looking for someone when we needed drink refills and the bill.
Maybe the worst part of the evening was the food, they have this amazing meat locker near the front door and a big wood fired pit to cook these great pieces of meat but they ruined them. Two of the steaks were burnt on the outside, crispy, but not even warm on the inside. The one that was supposed to be medium well was bloody but at least warm. Since no one ever thought to ask us how our meal was nothing was done to fix it. We paid the bill and left with most of the food still sitting on the plates and still no one asked.
I know this is New York but this was ridicules.
Excellent Meal – I come to NY fairly often, and one of the places I enjoy eating at the most is Gallaghers. If you want a good meal, and and even better steak, come here, you won't go wrong.
Only a tasteless hack wouldnt like this restaurant – I was at Gallaghers approx 2 years ago. My friend and I walked in off the street, no reservations needed. We had never heard of the establishment before. We were lured in by the dry aged meat in the window.
The meal was fantastic. Ox bone soup was superb. I had raw oysters...ridiculously fresh. The gin martini was perfectly constructed, expert bartending. The NY strip steak was a platonic ideal. Service was fantastic.
To those persons that did not appreciate the experience or thought the food was lack luster...please contain yourselves to a local sizzler. Your opinions are truly ridiculous. From gallagher's checkered table clothes to their decor which emphasizes the history boxing and horseracing, this is truly a man's steak house.
AWESOME! – Just what I like: Big juicy steaks, very tasty sides, served in a comfortable, relaxed dining room by a very knowledgable waitstaff. Yes, there are many NYC steakhouse but Gallagher's is always a favorite.
The Worst Service Ever – Went to Gallaghers to celebrate our last night in New York on 6/12/08. One particular member of staff who seemed to be our head waiter, when asked a question about ordering was extemely rude and kept repeating "Menu", "Menu" each time a question was asked. He didn't want to help, he just wanted his menu back. He was extremely rude and stared at us throughout our meal. When we finsihed eating he overtly stared at us again while we worked out our bill and made no effort to conceal his rudeness. For such a revered establishment we were disgusted by him and would never go back there again. By the way, it was in the small section of the restaurant behind the meat -aging room. You know who you are and hopefully your boss will too. A dining experience ruined by an arrogant jumpted up waiter.
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