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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Carterton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Come in very busy but inviting, cool a/c and friendly staff. Found a place at the bar And service was quick. Been to other playwright bars and love them. Food and drink are all good

Thank Drainhog
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The one across from the 911 memorial is awesome, ask to see their photo album. The owner was there at the time and was working hard with the kitchen staff to put out fire on the roof. Very amazing

Thank cnyssen2016
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop for a bite and beverage prior to your show. Happy hour select $4 beer cans and other drinks at $5 and $6. Medley appie platter was standard. Wings were the best part, doing it again I'd probably stick with them only. Service was fine.

Thank Vikescoach
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great bar there are 3 or 4 but this one in 49th was the best happy hour 4- 10 with great cocktails and beers for 6$ compared to 10 to 15 elswhere live music every night with a great barstaff who had everyone dancing the food is really good it has 3floors so you can dine in the restuarnt or... More 

Thank unomasnomas
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a couple drinks. A young man was singing- he was very good. Staff was friendly- took care of us. Did not eat but others food looked really good! Nice night out.

Thank Donna B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best fish and chips in the big apple! The cheese cake dessert with baileys cream was the best ever. If we were not in public we would have licked the plate

Thank keith h
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had only been in NYC for about an hour when we went in search of a place to eat dinner. My family of five chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. Seating was plentiful on the upper level, away from the live music in the next room. We ordered 5 different entrees - from chicken pot... More 

Thank NJB19641988
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went up to the second floor. Great location in time square. The windows were open with nice wind and great ac. Food was great and fast service. Mix team of staff and all very attentive and nice. Food was great price compared to other options in the area. Make sure to check out the great m and m shop one... More 

Thank markarawson
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went here many times during our stay in New York, it was just around the corner from the Crowne Plaza Hotel where we were staying. Had a Guinness or two and they serve great bar meals

Thank Anthony T
Corvallis, Oregon
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We just had drinks here. The service was great. The drinks were good. It's a great location on a nice day. 3 floors. 2nd floor has great big windows that open and 3rd floor has an outdoor rooftop area. If looking for outdoor area, this is a good option close to Times Square!

Thank Beth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 212-262-9229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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