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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great bar food and cocktails

First visit happy hour cocktails for 6$ delicious bar food excellent we could have stayed all day. Second visit more cocktails not happy hour 8$ the 007 and the blood Orange long island yummy and really good curried samosas. You can't beat this place for service and value just around times square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
kelsbelles
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First visit happy hour cocktails for 6$ delicious bar food excellent we could have stayed all day. Second visit more cocktails not happy hour 8$ the 007 and the blood Orange long island yummy and really good curried samosas. You can't beat this place for service and value just around times square.

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Tredegar, Gwent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice restaurant. The food was excellent and good service. Situated just off Times Square. Reasonably priced but good value for money

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Wantagh, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This spot located in the heart of Times Square is a gem compared to all the touristy places such as, Olive Garden, TGIF, bubba gumps, etc... The pub has a downstairs bar and upstairs is a nice Irish pub overlooking seventh ave. Good happy hour special drinks and apps for $6- great nyc price. Food was good...not fancy but good... More 

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LaGrange
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped by in the rain. Ate upstairs near the window and enjoyed a great eggs Benedict with Irish bacon and fries. You get a free Mimosa or Bloody Mary. The second one is on you. The waitress provided great unhurried service, real Irish lady. Great atmosphere and would definitely make this a steady visit if I lived in New York.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon. To next time, Playwright Tavern Management More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After seeing a Broadway play we wanted to have dinner before returning home to LI. On New Years Eve eve the city was overrun with crowds and when we tried to get seating at the Playwright Tavern we were initially told that there was about an hour wait. We left as the kids were hungry and not sure if we... More 

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

Thanks so much for your your thoughtful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope you will visit us again the next time you're in NYC! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

After a long days travel arrived in New York and hit the streets to see the sights and garb some food. On probably one of the busiest shopping nights of the year we found ourselves in this place. We had to wait around twenty minutes for a table which would be as expected and kept seeing the mouth watering plates... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon! To next time, Playwright Tavern Management More 

ROME
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After visiting Time Square we were looking for a nice place to eat. Walking down from Time Square, we spotted this place. The doorman Danny took very good care of us. The restaurant is quite big and very popular. My wife ordered the Chicken Penne & Vodka and I ordered the Shepherd's Pie with sirloin, and we had known it... More 

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope you will visit us again the next time you're in NYC! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Solon, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We frequented the Playwright Tavern a couple times on our visit to NYC, because the service and staff were outstanding! Great, fun atmosphere. Danny took good care of us!

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and will tell Danny to keep up the great work. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a quick beer, ended up staying longer as the atmosphere was so good. Staff were really friendly and the service was excellent. We were looked after by Danny who is an absolute legend, we were looking for some authentic Italian pizza and he sent us to the best pizza place in New York.

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and will let Danny know to keep up the great work. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Had a wonderful, non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Playwright's tonight. Mom had the delicious Pork Osso Bucco and I had yummy Fish & Chips. We also shared the BEST stuffed mushrooms I've had in a long-long time. Oh, and get the chef's goat cheese and cranberries salad! It was devine! Tell Danny Dierdre sent ya!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will join us again the next time you're in NYC. We will letDanny know you said hello! 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
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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