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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“irish stew” (6 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lady and I came here mainly because the decorations. When we got inside, we found a spit at the bar and relaxed for a few hours over drinks. Michael and Carrie were our bartenders, and they did a superb job. Nice to talk to...More

Thank Ecook2231
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the decorations and the drinks! We hope to see you again. Best, The Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a marvelous waitress in the bar and restaurant. Kelly was outstanding and convinced us to have dinner there. We had shepherds pie,which was phenomenal, Irish chicken which was very good and Irish stew (lamb) which was good. A great experience and wonderful service....More

Thank Donn D
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Donn, Kelly is wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope that you'll be able to join us again! Cheers, Playwright Management

Reviewed 14 September 2017

The food here was great, the drinks were cheap and really strong!! The staff were friendly and with all the memorabilia on the walls it was just like being in Ireland.

Thank Elaine B
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Elaine, We're glad you felt at home with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope that you'll be able to join us again! Cheers, Playwright Management

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We called in here for a meal before seeing a show on Broadway. I had the James Joyce burger and it was very good. My wife had bangers and mash with onion gravy which she also enjoyed. The service was good and the Blue Moon...More

Thank David D
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hello David! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! We're thrilled that you had a pleasant experience, both before and after the show! We hope to see you again for some more Irish dishes! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 28 August 2017

My wife and daughter visited this restaurant alas on the reviews however what we experienced was a nightmare. The complimentary bread rolls were like ice hockey pucks although I think the real thing might have tasted better. We skipped starters due to the rolls and...More

1  Thank jefferies482
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We ate here twice during our stay so it must have been doing something right. Attentive staff who were friendly. Quick service. This is off the main avenue, but we tended to find the better places were on the streets rather than the avenues. A...More

Thank Ward50
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we greatly appreciate it! We're so happy you returned to the Playwright Tavern! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! The Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Fantastic evening with friends on a surprise birthday dinner. Great food, I had the lamb shank which was incredible! The service was impeccable, smiles all round & a vibrant atmosphere. A lot of effort was put in to making an evening to remember!

Thank JimmyYorker
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello there! We couldn't be any happier to hear of your time with us! The lamb shank was a great choice! Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Just looking for a good meal, and we found it here. You need to get to the second floor to find the restaurant. The service was good, the beers cold and the food was great. I had Sheppard's Pie, and thought it was the best...More

Thank John P
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hello John, Wow! We're honored that your Shepherd's Pie was the best you've had! Thank you so much for all of your compliments, and we hope to see you again next time! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We love eating here when we are in NYC.....always a great meal & great service.....highly recommended..

Thank Linda T
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Linda, We're glad to see that you returned! Thank you so much for joining us! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 10 June 2017

I ate here with a group while we were in NYC. We had a preselected menu to choose from. I had the fish and chips, and it was okay - I've had better. The chocolate cake was a little dry. The atmosphere was nice and...More

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We do apologize about the cake being a bit dry, but we hope that that didn't stop you and your party from enjoying yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to write this review....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-9229
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