Gallagher’s Steak House in New York

If you want to be able to tell your friends that you sampled a real slice of New York history, you could do worse than have a pre-theater meal at Gallagher’s Steak House on 52nd Street.

This expansive eatery began life in 1927 as a Theater District speakeasy. (How on earth did they disguise the joint?) Today it is a lightly faded doyenne of New York’s restaurant scene trading on a reputation that may or may not have been deserved once upon a time and justifying its high prices with a patina of history.
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