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Oldcastle Pub & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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160 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019-5301
+1 212-471-4860
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 08:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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New Jersey
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451 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Authentic Irish Pub with all the trimmings - friendly barmaid, good prices and a small friendly crowd in a great atmosphere. Good place for a quick pick me up!

Thank XSki007
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My self and my family (one 11 year old, one 17 Year old) stumbled across this Pub one evening and we never looked back. The food here was the best home like dinner I had while staying in New York and we ate in the boat house resturant for Xmas day, they had nothing on the food served here. Cocktails... More 

Thank sbucks
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in with husband and daughter just to have a quick drink-- and we stayed for a long while! Great drinks (try the Dutch Mule) and conversation with the charismatic server/bartender Julia. Our new secret hangout in Midtown.

Thank Belinda G
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited Oldcastle on a previous trip to New York so a return visit was on the cards. We visited a few times during our stay for food and just for drinks. Food was excellent and well cooked, my wife was in love with her pastrami sandwich! Service was always friendly and with a smile and nothing too much... More 

Thank Seth T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Of course you would expect any Irish pub to be busy right after the parade on St. Patrick's Day in NYC! We walked in and it was standing room only, with Irish music playing and a great vibe. The hostess asked if we were eating, the key question. We said yes and she told us to go upstairs and ask... More 

Thank MACrimz
Jackson, New Jersey
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

nice little bar that is open for breakfast and lunch and dinner ...they have a traditional irish breakfast there it was excellent ...good place to stop at for a quick drink or a snack ...

Thank Robert R
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night, around 5:30 pm. Got a table right away. Only downfall, it was the last booth in the back near the bathrooms. Our server was OK. She may have been new, she had to refer to the menu to answer questions. Food came quickly and was good. I had the fish fry,... More 

Thank annmay2013
fro1184, General Manager at Oldcastle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a good time and I am sorry that your server was not as prompt as she should have been. We set high standards for our servers and expect that they have a full and comprehensive knowledge of the menu. It is always good to know first hand when there is something... More 

Santiago, Chile
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A very busy place after work hours, but with good food at good prices, and friendly service. I stayed at the Hilton down the block and this was my go-to.

Thank zpaul303
fro1184, General Manager at Oldcastle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you stop by again the next time you are in town. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Clean pub with friendly staff. Again, a limited selection of craft beer. Good for watching your local sports fav.

1 Thank MeAndVerusBlue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stopped late evening for drinks and a nosh. Bartender was friendly and made a mean martini!! Can't really speak to food as we had standard bar fare. The place was busy and lively but not loud. Felt like a locals place.

Thank vpn2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019-5301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-471-4860
The Old Castle Pub and Restaurant is a bustling bar in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and only steps away from Times Square and the Theater District on 54th Street between 6th Ave and 7th Avenue. The bar first opened its doors in 2000 and since has been a hub of activity ever since. The idea was to provide a unique Irish experience incorporating the warmth of an Irish pub with New American cuisine and all the while maintaining the same charm and hospitality. The Oldcastle is the ideal place in New York to host any occasion. Open seven days a week, The Oldcastle offers breakfast,lunch and dinner excellent weekend brunch menu. Located on two floors with a private party room fitting over 100 people and overlooking 54th Street, The Oldcastle is a popular venue for all ages. The best of American and International sports are shown on 16 HD Plasma TV's as well as two 8' projectors. Offering daily food and drinks specials, this is the ideal happy hour hangout.

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