At a Glance
What is it?
This sister to the famed NYC eatery (in business since 1927) is good but not the best steakhouse in town.
Where is it?
At New York-New York on the South Strip.
What kind of food is served?
Steakhouse traditional with lost of beef, poultry, and seafood options.
What is the atmosphere like?
Crowded and noisy.
How is the service?
Not bad but certainly not as good as you’d expect at these prices.
What are the prices like?
Pricey but not the most expensive steakhouse on The Strip.
What else do I need to know?
Go late and maybe the crowded layout will ease a bit.
What’s the bottom line?
There are better steakhouses in Vegas.
Steakhouses are a dime a dozen in Las Vegas so my opinion is that if you want to stand out above the crowd you have to do something different or do the same thing better than anyone else. Gallagher’s at New York-New York does neither, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad place to eat.
The menu is steakhouse traditional with a selection of beef, poultry, and seafood options accompanying the typical appetizers (mostly seafood based), salads, soups, and side dishes. The steaks we sampled were really good, done exactly as we had ordered them and full of flavor. But these are just regular steaks – the kind you enjoy but forget about an hour after you ate them. It’s the difference between telling the neighbors “We had a good meal last night” and “We had the most amazing meal last night” if that makes any sense at all.
And that would okay if the prices weren’t so high. This is the kind of place where you’re looking at least $75 per person once you add in tax, tip, and extras.
But the biggest disappointment still remains the dining room. Granted, you could call it lively but I just called it loud, making conversation in the jam packed restaurant nearly impossible. And by jam-packed I mean waiters bumping into the chairs because there isn’t enough space for them to maneuver type of jam-packed. I wish I had requested a table in the overflow room, which looked more spacious and less noisy.
If you like steak and you’re at the hotel and you either can’t or don’t feel like going someplace else, you can eat at Gallagher’s and have a really good meal. Just not a great one.