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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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Midtown
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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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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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

when we first went to new York about 6 years ago this was one of the first irish places we went to for drinks and food and go back each time drinks food lovely staff very friendly and helpful

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Thank pamelairwin
Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for drinks. Bartender friendly and service was great. Good looked great but we were just here for drinks.

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Thank pdq971
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for all of your comments. We're sad that you couldn't sample any of our food, but perhaps next time! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Flemington, New Jersey
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the nicest waitress. Sat upstairs with live music. Couldn't ask for more. We all had different irish dishes and all were delicious.

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Thank KSkellington
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review. Please join us again as we would love to have you! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Cape Breton
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259 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was attracted to the building and the greeter outside! Went into the tavern and it was super crowded so we went upstairs to eat and drink. I ordered a hot chocolate to warm up from the cold evening and my husband enjoyed the beer! The Christmas decor was impressive as were the friendly staff! My husband said his fish and... More 

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Thank RETIREDTRAVELLER06
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Playwright Tavern. We're pleased to hear that you had a good experience with us. We apologize about your Reuben sandwich, but hope you could give us another chance. We hope you can join us again. Best, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated upstairs they were extremely busy, but the waitress was with us straight away, my brother had a pint of Guinness and I had a chardonnay, we both had the Shepherd s pie and it was delious a bit loud, but always a good sign when a pub is packed

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Thank Alison H
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alison, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves at the Playwright Tavern. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope that you can join us again. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! Every time I visit NYC, I like to go here for a drink. The bar upstairs is super cute and the bartenders are always so nice. We loved our Irish bartender this time around. I've had lunch and dinner, here, and the food is good.

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Thank hrtafire14
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad to hear that you are continuously satisfied with the food and the service at the Playwright Tavern. We hope that you will always visit us whenever you're in New York City! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Brooklyn, New York
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356 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old style pub with a varied menu, excellent service and pleasant atmosphere. Arrived at an off hour and sat for quite a while without being rushed. The food was good and prices not high considering the location, and the portions were generous. Would definitely recommend a stop in before or after a show.

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Thank SuzyQu15
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Playwright. We hope you can join us again, as it was a pleasure serving you. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Laramie, Wyoming
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

It was not crowded when we first got there, however, we were there before a show and it got crowded very quickly and there isn't a lot of space. Forget having a conversation and the service was slow, yet the wait staff was working hard. The menu is basic pub food: burgers, sandwiches, with some enticing entrees as well. I... More 

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Thank highjpeak
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We're sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience. Our patrons usually enjoy our food, so we are surprised that you found our salmon tasteless. Please join us again so that you can sample some of our other dishes, and find something that you'll enjoy. Best, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to have a lunch or dinner. Close to Macy's and all the shopping. Good food delicious beer and nice service

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Thank John W
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Playwright Tavern. We're pleased to hear that you had a good experience with us. We hope you can join us again. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is a decent restaurant upstairs above the pub. Friendly service, good wholesome food, and nice Guinness..... We had toasted panini, fish and chips and shepherds pie all of which were nice, although the batter on the fish was nicer than the fish itself..... Would have preferred to have rated good, but not available on here, and they were better... More 

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Thank Angie R
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Angie, We're so happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience at Playwright Tavern. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
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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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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