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Donohue's Steak House

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-744-0938
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:45
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A step back in time to old New York with not a hint of pretense. A group of four or five wandered in and were told in a matter-fact-way that we needed a reservation because the place was booked do we were served but advised that the we could only have it for so long. Now, the joint was nearly... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have passed this place so many times, but finally stopped in for dinner. Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the steak and service. The atmosphere is old NY and the wine list needs some attention. Id definitely return…

Thank ViaggiatoreAmericano
Yonkers, New York
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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Wanted to eat something heavy and enjoyable before an evening of drinking so I chose Donohue's...appears to be a neighborhood institution and one could tell after walking in...smaller than I thought but intimate and cozy with wood lined walls...we were seated immediately despite being early for a reservation and it took a few minutes before we got menus...very friendly server... More 

Thank YkrsNative
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great service, very good homestyle food with the usual favorites and daily specials. The staff is friendly, accommodating but polite. Eating here is fun but also comfortable with tasty food very well prepared.

Thank bakfar
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Donohue's is a neighborhood institution. The food is really glorified diner cuisine (comfort food?). The wait staff has been here forever and knows what the customers want. I think a lot of the customers eat here regularly. They serve martinis in the original, smaller-sized glasses rather than the enormous buckets people use now and I love that.

Thank PMGpmg
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We have been twice on our trip to NYC, and had the filet steak done to perfection once and a lunch special the net time. Good, large drinks in this restaurant founded in 1950.

Thank Freddy1951
New York City, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Recently ate at Donohue's for the first time. The place is homey almost clubby with warm booths and a friendly wait staff. I had a wonderful plate of pork chops but my wife wasn't as lucky. She asked how the lamb chops were and was told "great," but they arrived very fatty and she decided not to send them back... More 

Thank Richard P
Albany, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

First time here had to sit at the bar because on Sunday reservations needed for dinner. But we didn't really care. We watched football and I had the best broiled pork chops I've ever had. Could only eat one of the two. Love the small neighborhood restaurant atmosphere with leather booths and two rows of tables. We were waited on... More 

Thank J5504VSsandrak
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I have been here 3 times in 1 month, each time for my favorite dish, pork chops. The place is so old fashioned without striving to be - it just is. I don't think they have a website or wifi, just food and drinks. There seem to be a lot lot of regulars, but walk ins are treated well as... More 

Thank Idonotcook
Delray Beach, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We've dined at Donohue's at least twenty times and we regret that we shall never do so again. The reason is they employ the most horrible, angry and rude waiter we have ever encountered in my life (I'm 61). We have been "served" by this rude man on previous Sunday's but his level of rudeness rose to the toxic level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065
  • 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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