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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

#2,276 of 11,445 Restaurants in New York City
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202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
212-262-9229
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but very noisy

I was persuaded to come here by a man on the door and I was glad I listened to him. This place is just a short walk from Times Square and I visited about 6pm and during happy hour so it was packed and noisy but had a good atmosphere. It did take ages for me to get served, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
cazbatt
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Typical Irish restaurant and pub. But already the AC is to cold. Just because it is hot outside doesn't mean I want to freeze inside. Also then the food gets cold real fast.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was persuaded to come here by a man on the door and I was glad I listened to him. This place is just a short walk from Times Square and I visited about 6pm and during happy hour so it was packed and noisy but had a good atmosphere. It did take ages for me to get served, I... More 

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blairsville, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is calm and quiet in the dining area. It was a great stop in the middle of the late afternoon to grab a bite to eat. I had the Chicken Caesar Salad and French Onion Soup and my sister had the Chicken Pot Pie. Both were delicious. Generous portions and tasty food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The omelet and fries were quite good along with a complementary Bloody Mary. My husband had his with egg whites and they were accommodating. Nice to hear Irish accents and Gaelic spoken.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband, friends, and I were in the city for the day and had eaten a good-sized lunch earlier in Little Italy and after walking around most of the day, we were feeling a little hungry, but not starving. We were also pretty thirsty. We stopped here at the Playwright for drinks and appetizers. We were seated on the second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Verry goog place for good food. Had a verry good burger. And lots of tv's with sport on it. Nice escape from the New York rush on the 1 floor restaurant with the looks of a real uk pub.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had to eat quickly before Wolf Hall, so popped in here for some eggs. What can I say? Wasn't terrible.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food, nice atmosphere, terrific staff. This was a wonderful place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing in NYC. I'm gluten free, and I actually had some choices. Our needs were anticipated and addressed. We were served in a timely manner. It was a great way to end a busy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had 59 people in our group and the food turned out to be pretty good. Sure, the service was rushed with that many people, but the fish and chips were spot on and the wine was tasty too. I would not normally choose this kind of place to eat, but the group was large and eating one plate of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I had a great time. The band was awesome, food was good. Bartender was always a step ahead of our needs. Will definitely visit again.

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NYCRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will be back again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-262-9229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub
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

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

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