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Updated 03/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 22 May 2021

Claimed to be an Irish bar and they barred genuinely irish ppl from it. Absolutely dirty stinking nasty bar . When I heard it closes down I was like yeah karma sucks lmfao bye

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

We stopped in for dinner. Very limited menu. We were looking for irish food, none here. We ended up having a drink and leaving.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 31 March 2020

Stopped in for a quick bite before seeing ‘Come from Away’ it was great can’t wait to return. Barmaid on her game great service!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 March 2020 via mobile

Very bizarre evening! Beer was cold and good, local Price's, which, coming from Ireland is hefty enough. The music on the night was a lad in the guitar, and a very excellent lady on the fiddle. She was amazing, him not so. I can't believe...that any person can sing regular Irish songs at 100 miles an hour. Still, nice clean place, friendly staff, good enough evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

This is a complaint because I was a victim of racial discrimination because I am Hispanic. I am a regular customer, I usually attend on weekends and my complaint is that I was having a drink waiting for my friend to come out of the...bathroom when a security guy started yelling and insulting me. To leave the bar, I told him that I was waiting for my friend to come out of the bathroom to leave , I thought they would understand because apart from me there were many more people also tasting their drinks, but only the security personnel took me out, they were very rude and unprofessional I never go back to the bar it was not enough for them to run away from the place but also at the door I was insulted one of them he said to me outside a bad word very bad. I was not even drunk I take it personally for Being simply Hispanic I have never been treated like this in any place very bad place I will never return to that place I feel that the bar owes me an apology to me. If you are a Client please do not go to this place, I do not recommend it to anyone please do not go to this place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

It's pub food. It's good. The burger was excellent. Small plate items were well done. The Chilli works and chips was a hit. We thought the Steak Sandwich was excellent. There's good value here too... It's not outrageous for NYC.... The service was excellent. Our...server was prompt, pleasant, clear and very attentive. We were pleased and we'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

This restaurant bar is located next to the Copacabana, the service is great and the food was good also, nice spot to hang out for drinks with friends.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

We stopped in on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The staff from bartender (Emma was bartending), hostess, waitstaff , manager were very inviting and pleasant. Our intentions were to have a drink and wander on, yet the place was so inviting we had a few rounds...and some light fare. They took pride in keeping the place clean and the food we had was excellent. I would certainly recommend stopping by when you are in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

We stopped here for lunch because we wanted something close to the Walter Kerr Theater. What a delightful surprise. It was a nice Irish Bar with a wonderful wait staff that spoke with Irish accents. I had the best hamburger that I have had in...a very long time. I loved it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020

The food and service was great. We had the chicken wrap and house salad. Atmosphere is laid back and homey. Live music was a delight.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from untdrum99 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday evening and just turned up without a reservation and we were seated without waiting.
23 November 2018|
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Response from patrickmU5289LN | Property representative |
100% they should win a reward for it Times Square New York City The busiest area in the world bar that’s rocks the world
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Response from BrentF23 | Reviewed this property |
Yelp had a free shot offer which they honored and gave it to both of us just 2 weeks ago. It was a cinnamon toast crunch; fireball ad Irish whiskey I believe. AMAZING!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mean Fiddler

Yes, The Mean Fiddler offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Mean Fiddler offers delivery services.

Yes, The Mean Fiddler is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Mean Fiddler is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5