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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner with our 2 kids - the kids menu is a little overpriced, but not surprising given the neighborhood. My husband had a burger which he said was great and I had the fish and chips which were really good. They...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bosoxgirl79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are better and cheaper pubs. I did not find this to be authentic pub food. Limited menu, lots of fried food, and burgers were ordered medium and delivered well done.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MitchellW102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my brother for lunch the Thursday after Christmas and it was great. Great food and fast service. Very accommodating as well. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jackiehoops22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Irish bar near Times Square. Not far from all the broadway shows in theatre district. We got out of “Book of Mormon” and had an hour to kill before “Chicago”. Open sandwiches start at $18. There’s also salads and appetizers and soups. Irish ☘️...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem is tucked right off a side street in Times Square. The first floor is a bar area and may look packed but the restaurant is on the second floor so head on in! I got the Guinness Beef stew and my daughter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Texasirishblonde
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My friend and I visited New York for my birthday and we found this little gem near the theatre where we were seeing Chicago. I wanted to find a pub with a proper old feel, and long bar with stools, this was perfect. We loved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I saw this place as we were walking by. It looked interesting so we decided to stop in. Then we entered the Twilight Zone. We ordered a couple of Bloody Mary’s, a bowl of French Onion soup and Nacho Fries. We’re from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CMosley125
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Nice restaurant with good location. I can not remember anything special. Ravioli was nice, onion sup was not bad. In general the restaurant on the second floor was half empty. Better have a beer or two.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vladrocks
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always a good place to go after a show for a drink and dessert. The upstairs room is often quieter than the downstairs.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maxwellkg
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were on our way to the Gershwin Theatre and decided to stop for a bite to eat. This place was definitely a good find. Food was great, price was right, and staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vincent W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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: +1 212-262-9229
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