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Playwright Celtic Pub

) #396 of 9,245 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ American, Irish,
732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there for brunch last Sunday and had a couple of mimosas. The food is good and the staff friendly and courteous. I definitely recommend it! The bar scene is pulsing and energetic.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good pub fare but if you are looking for traditional Irish dishes than I'd look elsewhere. Service was quick for a Saturday night.

Thank liveoncelovelife
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very convenient to our hotel. Was told by some Irish family member we were traveling with that they serve a mean Irish Breakfast! I think they went back twice for it.

Thank Lee E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fish & chip and the fish was great. The fries were regular frozen fries but they were well cooked and tasted good. The Magner's cider is an amazing cider we discovered in Ireland last year ( called Bulmer's in Ireland) and it was...More

Thank sowa425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing Irish about it except it looked somewhat like a pub. Certainly not an Irish staff. Very abrupt even though we tried to tease them in a fun way. We had lunch. Menu sounded good; food ok. Nice location to Times Square and theaters.

Thank Samsbeetle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across the Playwright down from our hotel. Seated at a window table on the second floor, overlooking 8th Avenue. Food excellent, service a little lackadaisical. Best shepherd's pie I ever had.

Thank dbaker181
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar was down the street from our hotel. When we saw the sign that said roof top bar, we decided to check it out. You have to go up two flights of stairs to get to the roof top, but it was worth it....More

Thank DebraSanford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined on calamari & filet mignon,both were Delicious. Service was quick.Comfortable setting on 2nd floor.

Thank sunshine475
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was not far from here and we happened by as we walked back from Time Square. Being from Wales it was a chance to stop and check out the "celtic theme." It did not disappoint! The menu held true to unique British food...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch. I had the Grilled Marinated Chicken Sandwich Melted mozzarella cheese/ roasted pepper/ pesto/ served on a warm herb baguette. It was really good and the sandwiches are served with fries which were good also. Service was great!

Thank granof03
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With all the nice bars and resturants to visit in New York why would you choose this place!
15 June 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
We visited other bars and restaurants but particularly liked this one for its live music , more reasonable price and friendliness
With all the nice bars and resturants to visit in New York why would you choose this place!
15 June 2017|
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Response from KatKealy | Reviewed this property |
Because it's fun, it's not crazy expensive, and the food and service are good. If you don't like it, don't go. They don't need you. They always do good business.
Do u have outdoor space?
5 May 2017|
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Response from intinerant | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure-thought I heard they had a rooftop bar...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-8404
  • E-mail
Established in 2000. Playwright Celtic Pub is the second act of the successful Playwright franchise here in New York City! In the heart of the theater district and just steps from Hell's Kitchen, the Playwright welcomes locals and visitors alike for 4 floors of Irish welcome!
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