Dean Poll Is the New Owner of Gallagher’s Steak House

Not closing after all.
Not closing after all. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

The old meat locker is staying put, it turns out: The 85-year-old Gallagher’s Steak House in midtown has been sold to Central Park Boathouse operator Dean Poll and will not close, the Post reports. It was reported in October that the restaurant would likely grill its last dry-aged strip steak if negotiations to sell to Poll, who also ran Tavern on the Green, stalled out. Everything has been resolved, and the incoming restaurateur says he’ll keep furnishings and decorations, including “vintage photos of entertainers, politicians, athletes — and racehorses” intact. A press conference will be held tomorrow at the restaurant, according to a press release, where Marlene Brody, Gallagher’s previous owner, will “hand over the reins” to Poll. This news is good, and reins are fine, but shouldn’t that be a gold-plated steak knife? [NYP, Earlier]