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The Wheeltapper

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Neighbourhood:
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141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006 (Lexington Avenue)
+1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
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11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Irish bar near grand central station that has friendly staff and good service, had burger and beer here and really enjoyed it. Themed in the style of a railway carriage its gives it character with cosy little booths, even though it was busy you felt comfortable with your own space.

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Carmel, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 of us met at the Wheeltapper for a drink and a burger. They seemed a little overwhelmed at first but we had patience and soon they took our drink and food order. We all ordered a burger. As she took the menus from us, she asked each one if we would like fries with it. We all said yes,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stayed in the adjacent hotel (Fitzpatrick Grand Central) and had one or two drinks in the bar. Perfect pint of Guiness.

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Thank AGS1971
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed in the Fitzpatrick grand central hotel next door so used this every day. The staff were so friendly and the food was good. We will certainly be going back there

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambiance a good place to get together with colleagues. They have open area too . Food was good and service was great.

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Thank Younus K
Carlow, Ireland
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272 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A traditional Irish "Pub" leads into an open air area at the back which is nice for al fresco drinks. The menu is varied and good and mid-priced. Service is friendly and efficient.

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New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Always fun and authentic, great location and the food just completes this Irish place attached to a hotel. Look up the history or Wheeltappers and have fun

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Thank Keith H
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This pub was part of our hotel we stayed in, it had great football atmosphere, good drinks, and the breakfast was outstanding. what topped it off was that Ireland were playing - so even better atmosphere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I can only speak to the breakfast here...and it was great! Waitstaff was very accommodating to our 1-year old daughter, bringing her a cup of fruit to keep her occupied while we waited on our main course. Wish we could have had time to have drinks and dinner here because it seemed like a fun place!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink after a meeting. Not an extensive beer selection, but good choices. Had a couple of Smithwicks in a corner booth. Really has a cozy pub feel, very neighborly. No food, so can't speak to that, but definitely worth stopping by for a pint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
    (Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Just across the street from Grand Central Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
Description
The Wheeltapper celebrates the best of a traditional Irish pub, offering contemporary food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Together with the year-round outdoor Patio, this restaurant and bar is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, dinner, or cocktails.

As fitting for a pub so close to Grand Central Terminal, the Wheeltapper's design includes authentic railroad artifacts and memorabilia from the turn of the century. Cozy and warm, the Wheeltapper's two bars, front and back, are comprised of quaint nooks for semi-private dining or drinking, and connected by the Carriage, a passage that closely resembles a classic railroad dining car. A fireplace warms up the back bar in cold weather.

A door takes you from the back bar out to the Patio, a 2,200 square foot outdoor garden wit seating for 48 people and plenty of room to stand and mingle. This unique space is covered with a retractable awning and heated in winter, allowing it to stay open year-round.

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