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The Mean Fiddler

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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266 W 47th St, Just off 8 th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
+1 212-354-2950
11:00 - 04:00
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great bar, better bartender. Deb was great wish I came here 10 years ago will be back often. Fiddler burger is a must try

Thank jkoz9986
Jackson, Tennessee
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone we sat next to for a show recommended The Mean Fiddler for a post show spot to grab some drinks. We are really glad we listened to them. Everyone we encountered that worked there went above and beyond our expectations customer service wise. The host promptly found us a table near the dj that was playing festive music. I... More 

Thank scottlongb6
Woodbridge, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's clear from the website this is a lively karaoke bar at night, but on an early Friday afternoon in late April the Mean Fiddler had about a dozen patrons when we walked in. A friendly bartender/waitress with an Irish brogue invited us to seat ourselves, and came to take our order in a reasonable amount of time despite clearly... More 

Thank David P
Corning, New York
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here while in the city to see a show. It's right next to the theater for Waitress. The woman waiting on us made sure we had time to eat before our show. The food was great and the price was reasonable. The only caution, arugula is their lettuce, it was what our salads were made up of... More 

Thank tdaning0
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Debbie the bsrtender is dynamite and the Southern Fried Wings are just as great. Best service in town!

Thank John O
Porto, Portugal
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much the description. The place looked nice and staff was friendly but unclean dishes are just acceptable in my opinion.

Thank Bernardo B
New Jersey
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mean Fiddler advertises itself as an Irish Pub. There is nothing Irish about it. It is an average sports bar. Food is good. Service was very slow. We went in for lunch before a show. There were only two waitress working and they spent most of their time at the bar. It was difficult to get their attention. It... More 

Thank ckatmomi
San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a great time here, we came back 3 times! Bartender was great! Stop by and See Debbie (or Deborah). Can't remember her name exactly....we were a little tipsy thanks to her! Good prices! Had the buffalo spring rolls and the pulled pork sandwich! Great choices!!

1 Thank michaeljay2016
Greater Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place, particularly the lovely Debbie, she's so friendly and happy I came back every day while on my holiday and want to take her home with me. Great food and good selection of drinks. My favourite place in NYC.

1 Thank LisaWfromPerth
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect break from the typical tourist stops. We wanted a local bar away from the club nightlife. A few of the locals recommended The Mean Fiddler. This place did not disappoint! We had a great time and really got an authentic NY experience. Karaoke in the basement is a must!

Thank danib7902016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Just off 8 th 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
Not a typical Irish pub besides the bartenders , but this is Loud Fun bar with a good happy hour and late nite Djs and Music .

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