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The Press Box

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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932 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7802 (49th and 50th)
+1 212-317-1826
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Washington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first night in New York after a 7 out flight we checked in to our hotel then off our for a bite to eat. The food we had was top notch we both had a burger and fries. I ordered another beer as the first one I had was really nice the waitress forgot about it after... More 

Thank acwb1
Bel Air, Maryland
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154 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't NYC's top ten and isn't meant to be. But for a better-than-casual atmosphere for a nice meal--in back--or catching the game over a brew, this is it. Good food, efficient, unobtrusive service, decent (NYC) price, TVs where you want 'em, and a convenient mid-town location. Have a seat. Hope this helped; thanks for noting if it did.

Thank HepAdvisor
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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233 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

What a great, friendly little bar. As a visitor to NY intend to stay in the area and found this bar on a walk one evening. The vibe was good, service excellent and food and drink without fault. Definitely on my list of places to revisit.

Thank scd00
New York
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218 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

GREAT quiet bar on 2nd ave. Come here after dinner if you want to grab a glass of wine or beer in a quiet and dark atmosphere with a friend and watch a game or just talk. Servers are attentive and friendly. Haven't tried the food... feels like a little locals bar!

Thank Taylor G
Jessheim, Norway
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

After Jameson's change their stye, this has become one of my favorite Irish bar on Midtown East. Nice and friendly staff, good and tasty menu. Will be back next time in NYC.

Thank Øyvind D
Georgetown, Guyana
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

First came here in June 2010 on my boss at times recommendation. It was where he went to get away from the madness for an hour. Been back numerous times. I get the chicken curry or steak sandwich with French fries (Irish habit) & ask for pepper sauce (from dinner menu) on side. The wings are great and it's a... More 

Thank Hatari7
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I haven't absolutely loved anything I've had at The Press Box. They have a nice upstairs space for groups, but I'm not a huge fan of the food.

Thank Brittany D
New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Higher-end pub devoid of woo-woo girls, drunken frat boys and $4 beers in plastic cups. A nice alternative to the other mid-town 2nd Ave bars. A great Sunday brunch, daily specials and active lunch crowd. Great burgers, steak frites & French onion soup. A bit of a madhouse in football season, but many screens and teams to choose from -... More 

Thank R5004QWrobertb
Brooklyn, New York
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218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Went to my scuba club's meeting here last night and I had the Boursin Burger which was absolutely great! It's got a small amount of flavored cream cheese in the middle and was so good. The service was great and the drinks were awesome!

Thank adam r
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Cozy Public. Of course the drinks are refreshing on a smoldering hot summer day - however there were only a few patrons here late afternoon, and we had to look for our waitress several times throughout our meal. The food was average. Not impressed.

Thank Yvonne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7802
    (49th and 50th)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-317-1826

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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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