With its decor of Broadway shows that have flopped and a wait staff of would-be actors, Joe Allen is a 40 year-institution serving very American cuisine. Is might be the most famous Theatre Row restaurant, bustling at lunch and dinner with a clientele that includes the occasional famous face. We stopped there for Dirty Martinis, the twenty-five-dollar hamburger, chopped salad, and a Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Of course it's overpriced, but you don't do a show and a meal on Broadway without expecting to dig a little deeper. After all, it's the most exciting date that New York City — or any other city in the world, that is — has to offer.