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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 #1,539 of 11,659 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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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Just new to New York and we were wandering down the road from our hotel. We were looking for something casual and relaxed after a long hot day. This pub fitted the bill perfectly. The staff were friendly, the food good quality pub food. My husband had the shepherds pie and could not stop raving about it. The happy hour... More

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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 pleased you had a great experience and hope you will visit us again the next time you're in NYC! Thanks again, Playwright Tavern Management More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Playwright is a good restaurant before a Broadway show. It's right in the thick of the theater district. They have a wide variety of courses but I prefer Sheppard's Pie when I eat at an Irish pub. Very tasty. Good desserts too.

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We are so pleased you had a great experience and hope you will visit us again the next time you're in NYC! Thanks again, Playwright Tavern Management More

Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Danny at the door hooked us in with his friendly smile. Upstairs Martina made sure we felt welcomed and quickly took our order. The happy hour margaritas are awesome!! Dinner was Irish stew and Dublin fish and chips, both huge servings and absolutely fabulous! Totally recommend this place and we will be back!

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

Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your birthday memories! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and will let the staff know to keep up the good work. Hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped in at Playwright Restaurant for lunch. It was nice that it was not a chain restaurant, and the ambiance was friendly and nice. But the food was really not that great. My husband's Irish Chicken was tasty and well-prepared, but it sat on a mountain of what was almost certainly instant mashed potatoes. (At an Irish place? Really?)... 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 and we apologize for your experience. Please send your contact information to playact1@aol.com to discuss further We would love to have the opportunity to make it up to you. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More

Clearwater, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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6 reviews 6 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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39 reviews 39 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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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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76 reviews 76 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

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