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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“burger” (70 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (25 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 791 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Great food and service ! Found this out of the way spot using trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. True Irish pub feel and server Nicole was attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend the chicken pot pie and fish and chips - thanks fellow...More

Thank MaineGirl4evr
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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

1  Thank Excursion612203
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in on the way to a show...what a great place. Friendly staff, especially bartender Debbie, and delicious food. Highly recommended!!

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pub is close to Time Square and is a typical Irish pub. Tap beer for 5$ at happy hours. I have a greate nacho plate.

Thank niki169
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off for a quick drink however found the service lovely and attentive. We ended up having lunch which was lovely and then some more drinks and then further food. The service during the day by Aine and then in the evening by Debbie...More

Thank Samir B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful Irish pub a stone’s throw from Times Square. Good value beer, plenty of TV screens showing a variety of live sports, down to earth bar staff and excellent, fast food. Catering to all dietary requirements. I’ll be sure to visit whenever i’m back...More

Thank Cameron J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is suppose to be known for its fish and chips. It’s a shame that I was not able to verify the claim because I was unwilling and not able to pay a $10.00 cover charge. You should have a to-go area for people...More

Thank Pollyseed00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Irish pub with friendly staff, good food With Gluten free options which was a real bonus, perfect location for a drink and meal before a show.

Thank neil h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends who live up here..this is their “go to” pub in the theatre district. Enjoyable, a bit loud but good black and tans

Thank Ozarklawyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate both lunch and dinner here during our last visit to NYC because of the location. The outside looks like a not fancy bar. Once inside there is a large bar in the middle of smaller tables with small votive candles on each. It...More

Thank NCWoody
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David W
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 Brian E | Reviewed this property |
Yes usually music in the evening particularly at weekends
Michael B
19 July 2018|
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Response from Mean F | Property representative |
Hi. We serve food until 11 pm every night.
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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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
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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. Karaoke every Friday at 10 pm and Saturday at 9 pm in our lower level. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 12-8 pm. All day $12 lunch and beer special available Monday-Friday .
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