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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 #2,084 of 11,663 Restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Times Square / Theater District
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Drogheda, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great buzz in this bar, we were upstairs as downstairs was packed to the rafters. Views down the street of a busy New York evening. Happy hour runs for a few hours each evening & does offer great value for money. We got 3 appetiser plates to share before going to the Ambassador Theatre which is just 5 mins walk... More

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited this pub with a bunch of students and Danny made sure that we got a good table in the restaurant. It is a good place to have a rest after having visited the crowded Times Square. We came back two other nights to enjoy the nice atmosphere. They have a nice variety of beer.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about us. We will make sure to let Danny know to keep up the great work and hope to see you the next time you're in NYC! Cheer, Playwright Tavern Management More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Poor food quality, expensive a tip was added by waiter to our bill before we could decide what we wanted to pay.

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would like to reconnect on your experience with us and discuss further. Please send your contact information to playact1@aol.com. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More

Monroe, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was close to our hotel, Crowne Plaza, so we tried it out. It is a nice Celtic restaurant. Food was good, not exceptional. Prices were OK for NY.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We hope you will visit us again the next time you're in NYC! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More

Lpool
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place, had the playwright combo only to find the chicken wings were not cooked. Informed staff and they didn't seem overly bothered!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for not being up to your standards and would like to make it up to you the next time you are in NYC. Please send your contact information to playact1@aol.com to reconnect. Looking forward to hearing from you, Playwright Tavern Management More

Perth, Western Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I frequent New York from Australia often, and every time, I make it a point to have dinner at the Playwright on my first night for a big serve of their Buffalo wings - they are the best in the city. So spicy the steam burns your eyes, but its sooo worth it! Staff are always friendly, the atmosphere is... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and sincerely hope to serve you again the next time you're in NYC! To next time, Playwright Tavern Management More

Chelsea, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After visiting Time Square and a show to attend, we were looking for a nice place to eat, where the kitchen could still be open late. As it was my first time in New York, I did not realize that most restaurants close pretty late. Walking down from Time Square, we stopped at this place to look at the menu... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and sincerely hope to serve you again the next time you're in NYC! To next time, Playwright Tavern Management More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just off Times Square an excellent location after a long day sightseeing. The service was very good, speedy but relaxed, and the food was very good value and good quality.

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

Thank you for your continued patronage and your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Warmly, Playwright Tavern Management More

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Senior Reviewer
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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Allison D, 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 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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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>  > Manhattan
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

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