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Donohue's Steak House

845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-6611
+1 212-744-0938
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“fish” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-6611
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place has been a haunt for the parents of one of us for many years, but it only became one after we had left New York some 30 years ago. New York used to be filled with places like this: cozy Irish bar with...More

Thank LeighCole
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Donohue's has been there since long-ago 1950, and it perfectly preserves what made it popular when Truman was in the White House. There is nothing fussy, or forced, about what a later age would call its "ambience"--the restaurant just keeps honorably doing what it always...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I love Donohue's Steak House. The food is "good". The atmosphere is fabulous....if you sit at the bar. Tom is an outstanding bartender. He is old-school, classy, professional, and right on in every way. Sitting at a table, however, brings another vibe. There is a...More

Thank dorothyb246
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Very friendly crowd. Most are regulars. Excellent Cosmo - YUM ! Ate at bar, despite having a reservation. Ordered Bronzino - was fine -- nothing "special" came with tarter sauce! YUCK Baked pot was dry, broccoli bland. You go for the camaraderie, the booze, and...More

Thank BAREFOOTCOUNT
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I treated old friend at Donohue's Steak House the other night. We both had an absolute ball. Our steaks were cooked to perfection; very well done for him, very rare for me. Sides of onion rings and french fries were both excellent. We had a...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Really traditional food very good quality and nice. The service was ok but really not more than okay.

Thank Benjamin K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

this is our meat lovers spot, we go there quite often with hubby and we always felt welcome as well as full when we we left

Thank Monique B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you grew up in NYC in the 50's, this type joint was in every borough. It was a watering hole for working men and their families- welcoming, edible food and not expensive.The authentic look and feel of todays Donohue's is just right and just...More

Thank sheinbrot
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tiny; not elegant; but we always eat here multiple times when in New York City because the food is great (simple not chic) and the atmosphere unpretentious and the prices, for NYC, well within reason.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Best tuna fish sandwich...made fresh to order, great grilled cheese with bacon. Dinner on Thursday nights corned beef and cabbage.

Thank SallieNYC
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ABeleven
26 March 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey L |
They take reservations. Be sure to request a table that is served by a waitress. The waiter exhibits nastiness.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:45
Thursday
11:30 - 22:45
Friday
11:30 - 22:45
Saturday
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-6611
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-0938
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