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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“shepard's pie” (7 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have a New York strip. Very good done exactly as I asked. Accompanied by mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Price was typical for New York, maybe a little less. Service was fabulous. Highly recommend. Very close to many good theaters

Thank Lynette P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a great lunch at Playwrights before seeing Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers theater. It is right around the corner. Highly recommended!!

Thank Kellyinthewoods
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is very well located in midtown, particularly for theatre goers. It was a last minute choice for us and while the ambience was definitely publike and authentic and the service friendly, I found the food quality lacking. I ordered fish and chips (seemed...More

Thank David S
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We're sorry to hear of your experience. Thank you so much for your feedback. We would love to have you again so that you can try our other dishes Best, Playwright Tavern Management.

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Diane & I stopped by on our first night in NY. It was ok but we found cheaper & better hostelries on subsequent days and didn't feel the need to return.

Thank Bruce H
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Delaney, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope that you will visit us again, and we are sure your experience will be above average. Best, Playwright Management

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this so much, I’m writing a positive review while finishing brunch! Generous portions and our waitress was awesome. Well worth it.

Thank Petkevi
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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

Reviewed 14 April 2018

All dishes ordered were very good: Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, Pastrami on rye. Excellent service for a before show dinner.

Thank DG G
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ended up here when their sister location (Playwright's Celtic Pub) somehow 'lost' our reservation and we didn't want to have to wait for a table (rainy day and a Broadway show to get to). Staff was kind and attentive. Food was good. My wife...More

Thank Brian F
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Brian! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We can't wait until you return! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a happy hour drink - great drink and food specials 4:00-9:00. Service was quick and friendly and atmosphere was a pleasant pub. We will return!

Thank Barbara B
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Barbara! Thank you so much for reviewing us! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Playwright Management

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The service here is just amazing. You’ll feel like an old guest returning after a long hiatus even if it’s your first visit. The food is honest an great, and the atmosphere will make you reluctant to leave All in all, maybe the friendliest pub...More

Thank Are S
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate all of your compliments, and hope to see you again soon! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 20 February 2018

I came here with my girlfriend looking for a table for 2 late on in the city. At first everything seemed great the servers were really friendly which I could not fault them for, ordered our food and relaxed with a few drinks till the...More

2  Thank Dan C
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello Dan, We do not have crab cakes on our menu, so we believe that your dining experience was at another establishment also named Playwright. Best, Playwright Tavern Management

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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