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“Nice surprise”

Ryan Maguire's Ale House
Ranked #2,095 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Financial District
Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

On a business trip to New York, I had to work on Thanksgiving and when I notice was almost 9 PM. The Ryan Maguire's was the only restaurant open in the neighbourhood due to the holiday. The food was decent and the service was good. Definetely a place I would go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Massapequa, NY
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“A pleasant suprise find”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Travelled to the NY Financial area, close by to the South Street Seaport. Stopped in for a quick beverage. We asked if they minded that we sit at a table even though we planned not to eat and they had no issue with it. The draft beers were fresh and perfectly chilled. We decided to have a few appetizers.

We ordered a steak appetizer and a chicken quesadilla. Both were made perfectly; both well priced and delicious.

We were hooked. Stayed for dinner and desert. Shepard's pie, steaks and even the pasta were all top notch. We finished off with a fresh apple crisp a la mode.

The decor was wonderful. You can see that they had just setup for fall and Halloween. The service was excellent and the on premise owner was not overbearing but assured a smooth operation. I look forward to return visit next time we are in the downtown area.

  • Visited September 2013
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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“relaxing able to see m rivera tribute pre nyy game9/13”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

atmosphere good service sufficient shepards pie moist and flavorful fun day friendly and efficient staff

  • Visited September 2013
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“Okay for a sports bar.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I had modest expectations for this place, given that it's in the financial district and it's surrounded by similar "Irish pubs" with much the same atmosphere and menu choices. I'd say my expectations were met: the ambience, food, and service were pretty basic. We were seated in the bar, but there appears to be a restaurant area toward the back. After a look at the menu, we stuck with pub food options: a burger and fish and chips. Both were serviceable, but not memorable in any way. Our server was friendly, but frazzled--he was at the end of a long shift, and it showed. A bottle of imported Irish cider was priced the same as a draft, which was a pleasant surprise.

In the end, Maguire's felt a bit like a small-scale Applebee's, which is not a terrible thing, but nothing to go out of your way for. I think I'll try the gastropub around the corner next time.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Wonderful choice in the Financial District”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were surprised to see so many "Irish Pubs" in the Financial District. We checked the website for Ryan Maguire's and we liked the menu choices, the prices, and the look of the place. Also, it has received an "A" rating from the city, which is important to us when choosing a restaurant.

We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and friendly--and it was very clean inside. Lots of people were at the bar and lots of people were dining at the tables. There were three in our party, and we all ordered some type of sandwich rather than an entrée. The sandwich choices were excellent, and the vegetarian offerings were excellent. The food was fresh and deliciously prepared. Service was excellent and very attentive. Prices were reasonable for NYC. We even got refills on our coffee!!!! (This is rare in many NY restaurants).

I will definitely come here again, and it is absolutely one of my recommended places in the Financial District.

  • Visited June 2013
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