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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am

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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
Rugby match

We called in the day before the Wales Ireland six nations game to confirm they would be showing the game live on TV. When we turned up on Saturday morning we were asked for $20 each to watch their TV. We were very disappointed to have not been told this the day before so that we could have looked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Alison E
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We called in the day before the Wales Ireland six nations game to confirm they would be showing the game live on TV. When we turned up on Saturday morning we were asked for $20 each to watch their TV. We were very disappointed to have not been told this the day before so that we could have looked for... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went in for a drink and ended up having couple :) Food looked really good and the portions seemed to be huge but we had just eaten and didn't try them out. Nice place to pop-in..

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

Thanks for your thoughtful review. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Des Peres, Missouri, USA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We loved this restaurant-food was awesome & our waitress Joanie gave us the best service!! I would highly recommend it if you're in Times Square.

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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 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Thanks for your thoughtful review. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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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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 

Wantagh, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Thanks for your thoughtful review. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

LaGrange
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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 

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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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