Galo Tavern 18

4.5
219 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 219 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Arrived earlier than our reservations and was seated right away. The food was great. Drinks strong and well worth the money.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience4

They never had my reservation. The food and drinks were good

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vipGr82eat
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived very late for my reservation, and was warmly welcomed. I was seated promptly and felt safe, as they adhered to physical distances guidelines, and all staff wore masks. The menu was varied, which was great not knowing what I had a taste for. I decided on the Flatbread and Crab Ceasar Salad. Both were delicious! They also recognized my Birthday with a slice of cake on the house. I had a lovely solo Birthday Lunch, and look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The small Caesar salad and loaded potato skins tasted ok but the size wasn’t worth the price. We had to send the 45 oz steak for 2 back twice. We asked for medium rare and it was blue. I do have to say the flavor was very good. The 2 sides that came with the steak were asparagus and sautés broccoli & carrots but wasn’t very sizable. We were commenting among ourselves regarding the size of the sides and they automatically sent us another broccoli and carrots. (That was good of them). I will give them another try.

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Jeanie
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was well prepared and delicious; especially the aged porterhouse for two. Drinks were perfectly mixed. Service was timely and the servers were very polite. Unfortunately, we made our reservation near the end of the Sunday brunch and there were some tables of patrons that were very, VERY loud and had no concept of "inside voices". Overall, a satisfying dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We came for a Sunday brunch to celebrate a graduation. Food was okay, menu had fewer options than what was shown online and was okay, nothing astounding. The drinks were where the value was with bottomless mimosas, sangria, Bloody Mary or screwdriver. But the waitstaff was not so attentive to keep filling our glasses at an appropriate pace, and it wasn’t even that busy that morning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 32nd birthday here! It was amazing. intimate setting for the whole fami

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vipCarolH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day dinner, food was excellent. Slow coming out of the kitchen but it was very crowded, so understandable, and manager/owner/servers couldn’t have been nicer about it. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Court
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great family oriented setting. Food and drinks were great! !

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Taymona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was great ! I would recommend to anyone that’s looking for a great brunch !!

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JosephR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Prices were inflated by 30% from what was on their website. Blindsided when handed the menu for Mother’s Day. Party of 9 bill was well over $600

Small portions to boot Wish watered down drinks. I’d avoid at all costs

Approached server regarded prices on website they said they don’t know

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vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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bugleboy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and service! Food was amazing. Will definitely dine there again!!!

DP
vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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shashe
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice enough atmosphere. Tables well separated for dining. Bread was good. Boyfriend didn’t like the herbs or probably the rosemary on/in the bread. I loved the texture of the bread. I had to ask for the bread. The half chicken I ordered was delicious and the spinach (up charge but was not told prior) and baked potato was awesome. The branzino was full of little bones and a little spicy. Mixed vegetables too. So we have a mixed review. Server was very nice and brought sliders due to not finishing the fish. I tasted the sliders and thought “eh”.

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vipBrian
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

When I entered I saw Bruno the owner and told him that we hoped that he changed the menu since being closed. We get tired of the same old things which makes it hard to keep going back. We were surprised that the menu did changed a little but he needs to offer more of a variety and specials. I want this place to stay around in our neighborhood for a long time...

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Back after a year away and never fails to impress. Everything prepared and presented beautifully. Still the best bang for your buck especially with their steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service as usual!

SM
vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Usually excellent burgers, but this time kitchen overcooked them. Didn't want to send back as they were still okay, but not excellent. Generous portions of fries and good-sized burger. Restaurant was relatively empty and quiet until one family came in and the father/husband decided this was his platform and the entire restaurant needed to know it was his son's 21st birthday. We ate our food, wished the kid Happy Birthday and left.

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ShanN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Samantha was excellent!! Friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

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Natasha
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night at Galo Tavern 18 on Union Turpkike in NHP. An absolute gem! Food and service were impeccable. The place is huge, with good COVID protocols. Swordfish and skirt steak were out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Porterhouse steak on a cast iron skillet on a little raised wooden table. Absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked. Definitely go again.

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vipMersha
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great at Galo, we go in person, recommend to friends, pick up food. 5 🌟🤩

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vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my wedding reception here. My Tavern 18, was on point that day. Food as hot and quick. Drinks were flowing. I was a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant was very nice and comfortable. The food was mediocre, not worth the money. They did have a large selection. The drinks came in a cute jar. The lava cake dessert was really good. But for the price of the entres, it was not worth it. Our waitress was very nice. Thanks:)

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Susie1223
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was wonderful service was very great

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vipChic2geek
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite local establishments to dine. Food, value and service is always impeccable. It was my first choice for indoor restaurant dining after being vaccinated and ready for returning to eat at a restaurant. Whether you’re there for dinner, brunch, date night, girls night out or a party/event, this restaurant is always a great place to visit.

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Maureen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was super nice and the food was amazing. Worth going there

RS
RichardS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner, and were well taken care of.
We’ll be back.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Surprisingly better food and variety on the menu than one might expect at this price point. Definitely will return.

DP
vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern never disappoints, the skirt steak was cooked to perfection. Mac and cheese just like I like it, nice and well done on top.. Great meal

DP
vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always my Tavern 18 never disappoints

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JM26
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came here for my husbands birthday on a Monday so it was totally empty - we had the whole thing to ourselves which was super nice during COVID times. For it being empty, service was a bit slow but the waitress was very nice. We liked the food and the ambience was great.

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AngeloC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy the tavern is back for indoor dining.
We can always rely on this place for good food and great service.
If you are looking for a great place this is it but make sure you make a reservation!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a very good business meeting. They reserved a table for us in the back away from everyone else which was very helpful throughout our business meeting. Food was excellent!! Service was good.

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BrianT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Tavern 18 was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went for Valentine’s Day & chose booth seating. The food was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good; Bruno the boss was very careful n table were spread out

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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 347-4846.

Galo Tavern 18 is rated 4.5 stars by 219 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.