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The Mean Fiddler

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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266 W 47th St, Just off 8 th Avenue, 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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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here because of the reviews but the food and service was mediocre and the vibe was very dull for pre show time. Probably better for late night crowd.

Thank James W
Eureka, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so much fun on a Saturday night! Live music, cheap drinks and tasty food, what more could you ask for?! Would definitely recommend!

Thank goni2119
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast and to watch the football on the weekend. Irish breakfast would have fed a horse. Was recommended to come back that night for karaoke by my server Ciara. We had a great time even the bartender Conor sang Karaoke. Will definitely be back

Thank Istabraaaaq
County Monaghan, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this place towards the end of our trip and we were very disappointed.... That we didn't find it earlier!!!! Absolutely fantastic place and the best service we have received since we landed. Special mention to Debbie who had the patience of a saint while I took forever to decide what I wanted to eat- I didn't feel rushed... More 

Thank mmarcella316
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had 1 drink but staff very friendly. Food was popular. Plenty TVs around for sport fans. We enjoy atmosphere

Thank elizabeth s
Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this venue on the recommendation of a local, and we were treated to a wonderful night out. There was dancing, karaoke and a cloak room available. The drinks were reasonably priced, and the rooms were not overfull. Will be visiting again!

Thank eleni_aj
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Edison hotel right next to the mean fiddler, we used it as a base for everything, staff are more than happy helping out with questions about the city and how to get to things, then a few beers and your on your way, the service is second to none, especially Deirdre and Debbie the bar tenders,... More 

Thank DeeCostello87
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, cheap drinks and amazing music 😍 absolute best part of my NYC trip! Would recommend to anyone passing through NYC!

1 Thank Bec D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

#UPshow great time! Definitely coming back next time we're in New York City! Best Irish Pub around!!

1 Thank Marie C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

#UPshow was awesome! Great authentic Irish Pub! Reminds me of the motherland! UP was very energetic!

1 Thank Andrew C

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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, Just off 8 th 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
Not a typical Irish pub besides the bartenders , but this is Loud Fun bar with a good happy hour and late nite Djs and Music .

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