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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

#2,089 of 11,276 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: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 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
Despite our large group . . . the food was edible!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Italy
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Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
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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Italy
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The best thing about this place is the location and being upstairs, has a great view of the street. The food was nothing great. Pastrami was dry and just not all that good. Service was so-so. Won't go out of my way to return.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We have taken your thoughts into consideration and can assure you this is the exception and not the norm. We hope this does not deter you from joining us again and also hope you will be back to witness our progress. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Okotoks, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As a group of 4 people we arrived for an evening meal . A Initial service was great setting our expectations for an enjoyable and relaxing evening. I requested a second beer; it did not arrive until additional prompting of the server. We expected bread with our meal; none arrived. Staff response was that there was no bread (surprising for... More 

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

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We have taken your thoughts into consideration and can assure you this is the exception and not the norm. We hope this does not deter you from joining us again and also hope you will be back to witness our progress. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Orlando, FL
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited here before seeing Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. I had the Reuben with pastrami. It was a decent size and the pastrami was very tender. The fries were cooked perfectly. We had the Bailey's cheesecake for dessert. It was a little small for the price, but very good. Our bill was $43.00 for two people, which I thought... More 

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

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and can't wait to serve you again! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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256 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Tried to get in a few days before but the line was too long to sit around and wait. Managed to get straight in on my next occasion, had a steak which was okay and then a warm brownie for dessert. Staff were very busy and not so friendly, atmosphere - okay, tables close together.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We have taken your thoughts into consideration and can assure you this is the exception and not the norm. We hope this does not deter you from joining us again and also hope you will be back to witness our progress. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Orlando
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119 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped in early on a Wednesday afternoon. It was too early for dinner and we were looking for someplace to grab a few appetizers and a few drinks before we headed down into the Times Square rush. This pub had great service, drinks and very nice appetizers. We had the waffle fries with three sauces and... More 

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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 

Patton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Joan K was the best waitress we encountered in New York! She was nice and friendly; went above and beyond for us! Appreciated the continuous refill of our water goblets throughout our dinner. Buffalo wings were done to perfection and tasted delicious. Mushroom caps are a must. Manager greeted us at the door and thanked us for coming. Nice menu!

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

Thanks so much for your sweet words! We will let Joan know to keep up the work and hope you will join us again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

77379
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here for a late lunch after checking into our nearby hotel. Their lunch menu had a good variety and each item included a free drink. We each ordered a glass of wine and the shrimp blt. It really was a bacon sandwich! Two small shrimp on the entire sandwich which was supposed to have... More 

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

We apologize for the mix up and hope this doesn't deter you from joining us again the next time you're in NYC. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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Additional Information about Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

Address: 202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
Phone Number: 212-262-9229
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

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

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