Galo Tavern 18

4.5
260 reviews
$30 and under
American
Galo Tavern 18 is a casual, affordable neighborhood grill specializing in Portuguese barbeque and American comfort food. With deep mahogany hardwood, vaulted ceilings and black & white photos of old new york, Galo tavern 18 provides a comfortable vibe with a timeless old school feel. Come by the bar area & watch the game at one of the hi tops & enjoy a craft beer, glass of wine or a classic cocktail; come for a quick lunch; meet with co-workers or long time friends for happy hour; or kick back with a leisurely dinner. Swing by Sundays for our popular brunch. Whether you are just in the mood for a burger & a craft beer from our vast selection or dinner with friends with wine from our award winning wine list, Galo tavern 18 provides the perfect setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 260 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Vicky
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipJenniferL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Jorge was the one who finally came over to our table after 15 minutes of being ignored. He was wonderful! Attentive, kind and an overall great server.

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vipNerissaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It would be cool if the lamb chops dish gave 6 pieces (which is the typical amount at other restaurants)instead of 4. It was tasty but would have loved the portion to be a little bigger for
The amount it costs

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Waitress was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Ordered a steak medium I received a very rare steak. I’m not one to complain about food or send food back, but when I took a bite it was stringy like it was still raw in the middle. I sent it back and it was still rare when it came back to the table. After being there for 2hrs waiting for food, I wasn’t going to send it back again. It was a $30+ steak and all I ate were the fries. It was an overall very disappointing experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service keeps us coming back.

FH
vipFHFoodie
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good, inexpensive American fare in a pub-like setting. Reasonably priced.

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vipfoodfan
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was all right

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recently went to Galo Tavern 18 and I had an amazing experience. My waitress was so friendly and attentive. She really made us feel welcomed. I ordered the bone in cowboy steak and it was cooked to perfection! And the perfect ending to the meal was a chocolate mousse! I will definitely be coming back! It's so great to find a restaurant with delicious Portuguese/American. I can't wait to come back!

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vipDenny
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great go-to neighborhood restaurant with an extensive menu. Service was friendly and efficient; hostess was welcoming. Tables are nicely spaced apart. My only suggestion is to the chef: ease up on the salt! The food at Gallo Tavern 18 is generally delicious, but it can get buried by the chef's heavy hand with salt, which is simply unnecessary. Otherwise, though, I highly recommend this restaurant for both Sunday Brunch (a great deal!) and for dinner.

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MarieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with hubby was fabulous at Galo Tavern 18 from my amazing cocktail, to apps and dinner! And we had the best waitress ever, Rachel rocked it out of the park…she’s lovely! Great service, Delilah food, yummy cocktail…we had a great time! We highly recommend Galo Tavern 18!

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Chic2geek
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, as always. We come here often and always have a great time.

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vipBrian
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for changing the menu and adding some new selections please keep it going. The Food is so good as is the service...

DG
DianeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love this place for brunch. The steak and frites are the best and of course the limitless mimosas.

JL
vipJenniferL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The bread on my sandwich tasted a bit stale. Other than that, everything was very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful experience especially I was coming Philadelphia to go eat there everything was wonderful I would differently go back again

JK
JaneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious meal at Galo Tavern 18! Attentive staff and great service!

SM
vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They are extremely accommodating in making minor changes in a dish. Good food at reasonable prices and there's really something for everyone on their menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great time and meal with our friends!

MR
MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Wide menu selection, very good bar. Our server was excellent!

YT
vipYannaT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always awesome!!

HA
HADS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food and drink were 4 stars out of 5. The service however was slow and nonexistent. The place was not crowded and it seemed I had to chase the server down just to get basic needs such as utensils and condiments. I would give it about chance and hope the service has improved. The food is above average.

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ZoilaN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

we dined during dinner time and it was nice to have outdoor seating option under a tent. It was spaced far away from other tables.
The appetizers were good sized portions. Crab cake sandwiches were my favorite.
One of the cocktail drinks was just OK. The options for beer and wine are good though.
Dessert menu is also very extensive. My friend enjoyed the tres leches cake.
For the price we were very satisfied with our meal. I would come back again to try the entrees next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The food wasn't that great. I've been there before and I often order via Ubereats, but this time the food seemed a bit bland. I had the steak and eggs and my friend had the Mac n cheese and crab cake Caesar salad. My waiter Jorge was very nice, but I had a horrible experience with a female waiter when I tried to sit at the bar and order something to go. She interacted with me like I either didn't belong there or as if me asking about dessert was a question out of the ordinary. Jorge eventually rescued me from the horrific and embarrassing experience.

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vipDenny
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Sunday Brunch is amazing. Price includes generous-portioned drinks, which the attentive and professional wait staff regularly comes around to refill. Great selection of both breakfast and lunch entrees. (I highly recommend the bourbon vanilla French Toast). Restaurant is a little noisy when full -- no floor covering to absorb sound -- but tables are well spaced so that conversation is possible. Looking forward to trying their dinner menu, which looks very promising!

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vipDeeP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tavern 18 never disappoints.

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vippammy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was excellent. We all had steak and it was tender juicy and delicious

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MelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very nice server but had to be reminded to bring items multiple times.

Very loud while full.

Food was very good.

SR
StephenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was not our first time at Galo. Went to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellent and so was the wait staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing 🤩

GK
GailK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, plenty of room between tables and a wide variety of well priced options.

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Maureen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service

SM
vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Good and reasonable food. And good service. Go and enjoy.

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theresag
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my cousin and her husband as well as my grown son for brunch and we were all delighted from the bread basket to the food, the drinks and the food, of course! Everything was great, just a bit noisy but otherwise, we were happy with the food, drinks as well as the service. We plan to come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely Friday night dinner. Food was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Food was fresh and delicious 😋

KP
KeishaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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empf
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Not the best in terms of food and ambiance. Fair.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

My family and I ate here for Father’s Day and we were not impressed . The food lacked flavor and the service was terrible . Out waitress seemed less than thrilled to be at work and annoyed by us asking clarifying questions . We waited about 45 minutes for our food to come after placing the order . I understand that it was Father’s Day, but it was not crowded . We had the option for mimosas , bloody Mary’s and other drinks as a part of the brunch menu . The mimosas were not good. I also noticed that customers who ore weed from the same menu as my family and I had different drink options in terms of how they were served .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We got quite the surprise when we were given the menu for the Sunday Father’s Day brunch that was $10 more per person than what was advertised on your website. The food was excellent and the service was great though.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Galo Tavern 18 using the Order Online button. Galo Tavern 18 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Galo Tavern 18 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 347-4846.

Galo Tavern 18 is rated 4.5 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.