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The Mean Fiddler

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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266 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036-1411
+1 212-354-2950
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place went in the afternoon of my hubbies birthday. Had a lovely shepards pie barmaid very friendly and gave us a birthday shot. Would recommend it

Thank Debbieward14
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best bar in NYC for one reason .. DEBBIE! Best service I have ever received, felt like home! Had the Irish breakfast one of the days it was unreal!! Recommend!!! All in all a brilliant experience, thank you Debbie!!!

Thank Mj N
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a cold New York night, walked in through the door and it felt like home. Met some great bar tenders, like conor, Jocelyn (ask her to make you something random and it will be unreal), and well the rest of the staff. The food is unreal too, ask for an Irish breakfast, great food, great people, just... More 

Thank orlamcgarry3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot to visit when visiting NYC. Authentic Irish bartenders that know how to make a "mean drink" Pat the doorman , Conor & Jocelyn are awesome, ask for them! Go the extra mile .. Highly recommend

Thank Luckoftheirishh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, amazing food amazing people Haven't left it out whole trip! Defos worth a visit! Defos coming back to just visit here

Thank Aileen M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

About a block of Time Square and in Hell's Kitchen area, this bar defines NYC and its eclectic array of people around it An irish bar predonimantly with basic bar snacks Good choice of beer and liquor at reasonable prices There is small bands on weekends If you're a foreigner, please bring your passport for entry verification. No ID, thats... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After just arriving back from NYC after a superb visit I can honestly say I will miss this place as much as everything else NYC has to offer...brilliant welcoming staff, Jo and Conor and the team behind the bar are an absolute credit to whoever owns this place, ended up feeling like my local by the end of our stay,... More 

Thank Damian L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with a previous reviewer who said "The Mean Fiddler" is a good place to patronize before Broadway shows. It's convenient to the Edison Hotel which is near by most of the theaters. The server was Amber who was friendly. I would go back when in the area.

1 Thank Joe V
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem of a quality food and drink bar was conveniently close to our hotel. We went in for a quick bite and we're won over by the quality of the food and friendliness of its staff. Service is quick to serve delicious food. We are in the 'Fiddler' for the remaining four days of our New York stay. Would... More 

1 Thank Alan B
Portland, Oregon
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300 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a typical bar, noisy and busy. But the service was good and our IPA marinated beef flatbread was really good. Its practically next to the theater so very handy pre or post show.

1 Thank barbdpayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036-1411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2950
Fun happy hour and late nite Pub with djs and dancing

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