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The Mean Fiddler

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
+1 212-354-2950
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (39 reviews)
“burger” (74 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (28 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Mean Fiddler
1. Best Irish Bar in NYC
"Hands down the best Irish bar in NYC."
Emily C
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2. Great burgers
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3. Excellent
"Best we found in NYC on our family visit"
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Based on high reviews from Trip Advisor, we went out of our way to dine here following a play. It was fair at best. I had fish and chips, husband had special pesto linguini w chicken parm and niece had a steak sandwich. Just ok....More

Thank ddmdoro
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with the family on valentines evening. Service was excellent and the food was really good. We had a selection of “small plates” that were anything but! Best nachos and wings I’ve had and the empanadas were to die for. My daughter...More

2  Thank Excursion612203
Reviewed yesterday

We recently had a meal in The Mean Fiddler and had a most enjoyable experience. We had the steak sandwich and Guinness shepherds pie , both were very tasty . Our server was Nicole and made us feel very welcome. She was very knowledgable about...More

Thank fussyNewryCountyDown
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best Irish bar in NYC, the food is fab (try the chicken wings) and the staff are fantastic - ask for Debbie she is amazing!!! All in all a great night.

Thank Resort55120627076
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited the mean fiddler in New York with my family and all I can say is legendary. Started off by getting accommodated to our seats by a nice lady and made to feel comfortable instantly as we arrived. There was even in house music...More

Thank G1492JHbenl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jolly Irish Pub with sport on TV , nice staff and decent beer. We didn’t eat there bute but the food looked good.

Thank PaddyBriggs46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in New York. Arrived early for our table and staff were great seating us straight away. Ordered nachos for our starters and they were very good. However that’s where it stops. During our stay there was live music! Well when I say...More

1  Thank NickL0311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was ok but, to be honest, I won't bother with any of these pastiche Irish bars when I'm next in Manhattan. I was in four while in NY and wouldn't rush back to any of them. None of the waiters/waitresses appear to...More

Thank kevin_mcguire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting N.Y. as part of our honeymoon, popped into on the spur of the moment and so glad we did. Friendly staff, brilliant food, amazing atmosphere, cracking entertainment and great beer. Location is brilliant, would happily recommend to anyone

Thank Mobile643987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another Irish sports bar serving pub food. Decent enough, albeit with a quite limited menu. If you like nachos with cheese though, then this is the place. Staff seemed over run when we were there, so do’t ho if you’re in a rush.

Thank OlderGuy1956
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Liam C
11 November 2018|
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Response from NCWoody | Reviewed this property |
They had a daily special, but that's all I remember.
8 September 2018|
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Response from _selwynboothe | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can but as previous answers they won’t as I am sure you know be able to sample the amazing Guinness ..
8 September 2018|
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Response from Jnine7417 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw this. No live Music, but Televisions all around with all different sports on. A 17 year old boy if into Sports would love!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 W 47th St, Between Broadway and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2950
  • E-mail
Irish Bar and restaurant. Irish/American comfort food with a twist. Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten free options available. Live music venue Saturday through Wednesday from 8.30 PM. DJ seven nights a week. Private party room available for private events. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 12-8 pm. All day $14 lunch and beer special available Monday-Friday .
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