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Molly's Pub & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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287 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5503
+1 212-889-3361
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was dying for corn beef and cabbage but I didn't want to find a place on the Green Drinking day. I found Molly's sawdust floor bar/restaurant and made a reservation for the day after. It was jammed but they honored are reservation and we had a difficult time with the menu. We wanted it all. As I will note... More 

Thank richardallan2016
Mineola, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Im sad to report that the Mollys of yesterday is gone. Once a great pint and famous burger in a quiet spot has been invaded by yuppies. Wildly overcrowded, I asked if I could eat at the bar and the bartender told me yes but Id have to stand. OK, I'm good with most things---but lets think his out a... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the street looking for a good drink. Great drinks. Great calamari. A very no-nonsense kind of place for a good drink and some good food. Small with very attentive staff.

Thank Tippybelle
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Met a friend here for something to eat on his recommendation. Really nice place. We got a table and ordered drinks. When our friend arrived I went to the bar to order another drink for our table. The barmaid looked a little bit put out by the fact that I had come to her and not the waitress. When the... More 

3 Thank roseyandian
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We wanted to get to know this place because of the tradition of Ireland and its food houses in NY It really is a traditional pub, in the purest Irish style Good beer and food according to the Irish people I ate the classic shepherds pie, which was rich and very filling Very friendly atmosphere, correct service and excellent beer... More 

Thank JME1313
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome joint. Loved how authentic the pub was. Sawdust on the ground to sop up spills. Burger was really good - a little messy but totally worth it. Onion rings were great too. My wife got the corned beef and it was amazing. Huge portions. Some of the smoothest poured Guinness I've ever had! Definitely recommend and will return when... More 

Thank cphyt7
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love this bar! Always friendly, never so noisy that you can't hear yourself think, and a reasonably varied menu to bring you back on a regular basis. If you like a drop of the Irish, this venue is for you.

Thank mrw_retired
New York
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218 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This place was a treat to discover. Quiet gramercy gem, looks like a pub in Ireland or rural england. The floor has woodchips on the ground, and the walls are filled with vintage photos- pretty cool. Can't speak for the food, but had a lovely glass of wine and friends enjoyed the beers on tap. Great winter spot.

Thank Taylor G
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I live in the neighborhood and love having this place nearby. Great for nightcap or place to rendezvous for the evening. Sawdust on the floor, dark wood, dimly lit, fireplace/wood burning stove, all around great cozy vibe especially in the wintertime. Makes you feel like you've gone back in time to old New York. Bartenders and servers can be gruff... More 

Thank Ryan M
Canandaigua, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We found Molly's Pub online and ate there on a weekend trip to NYC. It is so like the pubs in Ireland, cozy, authentic, with sawdust on the floor. The food was great--Shepard's pie, lamb stew, great beer and great service. Highly recommend!

Thank KathieTL

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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
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-3361

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?