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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for an afternoon drink on a hot day walking around Manhattan. We didn't order food (although the fish and chips looked great) and just sat at the bar. About 12 draft or bottled beer options and one or two ciders. Local and international. The staff and patrons seemed friendly and it looked like alot of the emergency... More 

Randolph, Vermont
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230 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had theater tickets, couldn't find a place to eat, and tried this as a last resort. The staff could not have been nicer or more attentive to our needs. They recommended dishes that could be served quickly, brought it out promptly, and got us to the church on time. The food is decent, but not much more. Five stars... More 

Thank StepMorris1
New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server barely spoke english, didnt know what a virgin bloody mary was. Asked for a tomato juice then and he siad he didnt have any i just gave up after that. Food was above average everything was exra hot.

Thank Robert H
Carterton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 15, 2016

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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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 July 13, 2016

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 July 8, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, 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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