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Murphy's Pub

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977 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6303
212 751 5400
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great NYC Pub

We had spent the day walking all over New York and we were ready for a nice quiet meal close to our hotel. We found Murphys just around the corner at 52 and Second Ave. It was happy hour so the drinks were reduced. we got a small table in the back and had a delightful meal. Food was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Will0928
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Marietta PA
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stopped in for a happy hour beer. Nothing happy about it. Bartender barely talked to us, music was oldies and very loud. Didn't expect all Irish music but at least something fun.

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Marietta PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We had spent the day walking all over New York and we were ready for a nice quiet meal close to our hotel. We found Murphys just around the corner at 52 and Second Ave. It was happy hour so the drinks were reduced. we got a small table in the back and had a delightful meal. Food was not... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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161 reviews 161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

So I'm a visitor and not from NYC. Murphy's is a nice little pub with basic pub food. Ours was good. It was definately not fancy, but pleasant. Good choice for a quick stop. Staff was friendly. The place isn't perfect, but it looked clean and the food was good.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have a bias for this place. Back in the late 70's and through the mid 80's this was my regular joint for a burger and a good pint. They even had some pretty good specials from time too time.... Chicken Kiev could be found on the menu board! John (if I remember that was his name) was the owner... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As it was my first visit here very good location ideal for tourist as it was down the block from my hotel Very good and helpful bar staff. With a great selection of international and locally sourced beers be back soon

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stumbled across this place on Christmas night, looking for some where open and cheaper than the hotel. It was an excellent find. The food is reasonable, the service excellent and the staff very welcoming. In fact we made it our local for our very short stay. Thank you to Conor and the rest of the bar staff for making... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I admit I'm 100% biased. Used to drink in here 20 years ago when I lived 50th and 2nd. There were loads of bars to choose from but this is the one we chose. 20 years later nothing much has changed only Tony now owns it rather than being behind the bar. The area's seems to have gone upmarket but... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were looking for a pub near the 53rd/Lexington subway station and this popped up on our phone. The posted menu looked authentic as did the exterior of the restaurant. We were greeted by the hostess at the door and seated right away. This was 9pm on a Friday night and there were only four people at the bar and... More 

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Raheny,Dublin,Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This bar is my favourite anywhere. The first thing I do when I arrive in New York is head for murphys. Great staff and gorgeous crispy bacon burgers

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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213 reviews 213 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

The place is very nice, real Pub atmosphere, nice service, good draft beer, very good Fish & Chips and a nice bar. Had a very nice surprise on a Chicken Parmesan dish. It's worth going.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 977 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 751 5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish

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