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“Nothing Fancy but Good Food”

Playwright Celtic Pub
Ranked #521 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Established in 2000. Playwright Celtic Pub is the second act of the successful Playwright franchise here in New York City! In the heart of the theater district and just steps from Hell's Kitchen, the Playwright welcomes locals and visitors alike for 4 floors of Irish welcome!
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nothing Fancy but Good Food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you enjoy Irish Fare, this is pretty decent.. It is a casual setting off of The Square and you can count on true Irish dishes.. Have tried several in the past years, and enjoy it especially when I have visitors from my family from Europe.. They love the Pub style atmosphere.. It can be loud, but that is part of the charm..

  • Visited December 2012
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New Hampshire
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stopped in for a quick lunch. We were browsing the menu outside the restaurant and a staff member came out and talked with us and answered questions, he was very friendly.

We split the hamburger sliders, four mini burgers with cajun french fries. It was plenty for two, we didn't want to have any leftovers. The seasoning on the fries was amazing.

The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The items were reasonably priced for the area. The restaurant was clean, cozy, and decorated tastefully for the holidays. I'd love to go back and try more dishes!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Bubbles284
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Decent seafood”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Ate an early dinner before a play, and we were served promptly by friendly staff. We were in a mood for seafood and the seafood pasta was good, although I would have preferred less calamari and more shrimp and salmon. The shrimp with rice pilaf was even better. Salad was large and fresh.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank alashas
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“nice Irish pub and restaturant at Times Square”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

For NYC, the food was reasonably priced. It served delicious Irish fare, and the corned beef sandwiches are great. Oh yes, a Guiness Draft went very well with my meal. I recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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Thank elcentro1
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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect spot away from the madness but with good atmosphere.”
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Take the time to walk a block away from the madness of Times square. Just what I was looking for - beer, food, enough atmosphere to be pleasant but not suffocating. Could do with a couple of healthier options (my colleague was disappointed I think), but who wants healthy when the Mac and cheese tastes that good.....

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