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The Mean Fiddler

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
+1 212-354-2950
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
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1 - 10 of 735 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Greeted by a very friendly hostess. Had an attentive waitress. Menu is typical of Irish pubs. Food was served hot and was good. Had live Irish music that was fun. Overall a good experience.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with the family on valentines evening. Service was excellent and the food was really good. We had a selection of “small plates” that were anything but! Best nachos and wings I’ve had and the empanadas were to die for. My daughter...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very friendly staff, food was nice and the music was very loud but it was a Friday night and the beginning of the memorial weekend.

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cute bar super close to our show. The kale salad was so good. Drinks were excellent! Loved my watermelon mojito! Everything we had was good and our server was great!

Thank Leigh A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Folks this is an average pub you can find anywhere in NYC but with a little entertainment from time to time. We had decent nachos and below average chicken wings. Nothing special about decor or vibe. It is just near Times Square so every tourist...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a very casual lunch within walking distance from our hotel and the Mean Fiddler fit the bill. It's a dark, little sports pub but perfectly comfortable. We were seated upon arrival and our server promptly came over to take our drink order. There was...More

1  Thank MrsSunsh1ne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch and dinner here also a few drinks staff are friendly and helpful so many Irish working here its great to see and they work so hard and always smiling

Thank Bernie21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a solid NYC bar with good food and excellent drinks. The bathrooms are decent and clean. The bar tenders are attentive and professional. What sets this bar apart is the entertainment. The Diddly Idols performed while I was there. The pair sang a wide...More

Thank Nando18325
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was terrific and the prices were quite reasonable. Just be aware that the location can be VERY loud. Book early as it is sometimes difficult to get a reservation as it is VERY close to Times Square and a very good dining opportunity.

Thank mattweismantel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the mean fiddler yesterday before going to see waitress next door with my two sisters. They have been to the mean fiddler before and told me it was great and they were correct! We ordered a few apps; the chilli nachos, the pepperoni flatbread...More

Thank Katie5456
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Vivian H
6 April 2018|
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Response from Mean F | Property representative |
Hi. We do not open until the nigh time. We close during the day time on Christmas Day.
6 February 2018|
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Response from Cschuch | Reviewed this property |
11am to 8pm Monday through Friday I think! I see your from London! Funny we are going there in September and can’t wait! Utilizing trip advisor for top restaurants bars and activities! Enjoy NY
Bill M
8 December 2017|
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Response from yoyo433 | Reviewed this property |
They have live music every day and they will make a fuss of you wife. Get in there the craic is ninety
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2950
  • E-mail
Irish Bar and restaurant. Irish/American comfort food with a twist. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Live music venue Saturday through Wednesday from 8.30 PM. DJ seven nights a week. Private party room available.
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