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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810 (Manhattan)
212-262-9229
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Ranked #1,725 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to this restaurant to have a drink and a late night snack. The hostess was lovely and recommnded that we go upstairs as we had my 11 year old granddaughter with us. The waitress was delightful and recommended several appetizers that she thought we would all enjoy. Our drinks were prepared well and of adeqaute size. The appetizers... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you had a great experience and hope you will join us again soon. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Owen Sound, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great place to stop into when traveling through time square. If your looking for a cold pint or great food, this is the place. Fantastic atmosphere and the staff genuinely make you feel welcome.

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Thanks so much for your kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself with us and hope to serve you again in the near future! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Popped in to experience the tavern whilst there was a football match on, pub was lively and great banter - we were going out later and decided to go upstairs for dinner as the plates that passed us in the bar looked very tasty. Upstairs was like a bistro with fantastic fresh food and a lovely host who helped speed... More

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Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great pub and ambience to have a drink and some pub snacks in a busy city. TV screens at the bar and bar tables showing sports ..... Even football (soccer). Worth a visit if you are in the Times Sq area .. Will return again as this is my second visit - the first being in January 2014

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself with us and that you will make us part of your NYC memories to come! Can't wait to serve you again. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Santa Paula, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had the pleasure of eating here with a group tour before seeing a play on Broadway. They were able to seat our large party of 50 people upstairs, which was nice. We were given an option of a few things to eat and one soda. I cannot complain about that, since we were on a group tour and this makes... More

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Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you and your group had a great experience and we hope to see you again the next time you're in NYC! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Ottawa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a drink and a snack before seeing a show. We tried a couple different of beers, and had the macaroni and cheese bites. The bathrooms were spotless! It was reasonably priced, and we were served quickly. Definitely would recommend eating there.

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Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you had a great experience with us and hope to serve you again in the future! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Charlottesville VA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to Playwright on the advice of a NYC resident friend. He said good and reasonably priced food, bars on two floors, fun place. He was correct. We found a plentiful menu, a variety of cold tasty beers, and a friendly and responsive wait staff. We had salads, which were above average, and also ordered two app dishes. The app... More

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

Thanks so much for writing a review about us! We are glad you took your friends' suggestion and that you had a great experience with us. Come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Plano, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Looking for a real Irish restaurant and bar? This is it! Employees even had authentic accents. Fish and chips are huge as is the Shepherds Pie. Mostly Irish delights but a few American dishes to satisfy others appetites.

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Thanks so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and realize us for what Playwright Tavern truly is. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went here for dinner before catching a show in the evening. It's a perfect location if you want to eat close to the theatres around Broadway. The potato skins appetizer are great and were, by far, the best part of the meal. The rest of the meal, however, was also good. The portabella sandwich was great as well. The... More

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! Please visit us again soon- it's always a pleasure to serve you. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

wexford ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellence food, friendly help full staff, good bar downstairs, good atmosphere in this busy bar, staff make everyone feel at home. one of best Irish Bars in Manhattan

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you feel that way when you are with us. We hope we will see you again soon! To next time, Playwright Tavern Management More

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