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“Food just average and service was terrible”

Oldcastle Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #1,275 of 13,754 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: The Old Castle Pub and Restaurant is a bustling bar in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and only steps away from Times Square and the Theater District on 54th Street between 6th Ave and 7th Avenue. The bar first opened its doors in 2000 and since has been a hub of activity ever since. The idea was to provide a unique Irish experience incorporating the warmth of an Irish pub with New American cuisine and all the while maintaining the same charm and hospitality. The Oldcastle is the ideal place in New York to host any occasion. Open seven days a week, The Oldcastle offers breakfast,lunch and dinner excellent weekend brunch menu. Located on two floors with a private party room fitting over 100 people and overlooking 54th Street, The Oldcastle is a popular venue for all ages. The best of American and International sports are shown on 16 HD Plasma TV's as well as two 8' projectors. Offering daily food and drinks specials, this is the ideal happy hour hangout.
Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Food just average and service was terrible”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We only saw our server twice. Once to take our drinks and food orders and then she disappeared. A couple that was waiting to place an order next to us left in disgust. The waitress that was "supposed" to be serving them came by about 5 minutes after they left and was miffed that they had upped and left. This review is based on just a lunch visit but I will likely never go back there other than for a drink at the bar which looks like a nice setup. Food was OK though so not a complete loss and we were lucky it came out in a reasonable time. Beer was expensive regular price for a draft but not a full pint.

  • Visited June 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“sports bar”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had beers and food, while it was good it was not special and pricey.

Visited June 2012
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UK
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14 reviews
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“A slice of the real New York!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I was staying at a pretentious hotel nearby and had spent days eating in equally pretentious restaurants, so it was good to find a pub! Sports screens, loud music, people enjoying themselves, more food on my plate than 1 normal person can eat, decent draft beer and all at a reasonable price. Unstuffy, friendly and full of 'real' people. A little gem!

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It's all about the Sheppards Pie”
Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Tucked a little out of the way, but a nice find. It seems to be caught between an Irish pud and your everyday bar. But the food was great. We had a burger and the shep pie.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Food....Poor Service...Expensive....Bar with an afterthought for a restuarant”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

We had the fish and chips, bangers and mash, and the shepards pie - each for $16-18 a plate. All pretty good as far as flavor. However, the wait staff never refilled any of our drinks, never the same person twice at the table. When we asked for a refill on a soda they charged us an additional $4 (however, they did tell us of the additional charge before they did give us the refill). Join the 21st century. If you are going to charge me $4 for a soda then at least offer free refills. Like the title says, good food but poor service. $120 got pub food with poor service is too much. Also, watch out for the "additional tip" line in the receipt. Bad form Old Castle. Go somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2012
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