With roots in New York City that go back to 1927, Gallagher’s is an old school, no nonsense East Coast style steakhouse. You won’t find anything gimmicky on the menu, but you’ll find dry aged steaks, seafood and the side dishes that have been served in classic New York steakhouses for decades.
This comes with a price, of course, but there are times you get what you pay for. In our case it was a $43 dry aged bone-in New York strip steak that was everything a steak should be-beefy, juicy and cooked exactly as ordered. Stellar icy cold oysters, classic Caesar salad and side dishes large enough for two that included a bacon studded five cheese mac & cheese and enormous onion rings were all that were needed to round out an outstanding special occasion steak dinner that hard-core carnivores dream about.
Only one thing didn’t seem right with a recent dinner here. Enormous, serrated steak knives the size of mini-machetes that were not only dull, but out of place for our small table for two. The butter knives on our table were actually sharper. This may not be an issue with a boneless filet, but with our thick, bone-in strip steaks, the steak knives were too cumbersome to be very useful without inflicting damage on the diners seated at the table next to ours.
Service during our meal was spot-on. Our server was personable and efficient which set the tone for a very enjoyable evening. All menu items are ala carte. Dinner for two with appetizers, salads, side dishes and a bottle of wine came to $250 with the tip. Reservations are recommended, but we had no problem getting a table for early dining on a Friday evening without one. Gallagher’s is located on the casino level of the New York New York resort on the Strip.