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The Wheeltapper

) #1,969 of 9,275 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , American
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
+1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, American, British, Pub
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141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I have no joy in writing negative reviews; especially when the people effected seem very pleasant and earnest. Having stayed at this hotel before and having had an enjoyable breakfast, we opted to stop by on a Sunday for lunch en route to visiting a...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We ate and drank here as guests of the hotel, but I don't think I would have if we hadn't been. It is not particularly enticing from the street, or well advertised. The patio area at the back of the hotel is great, as they...More

Thank JJONES32
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a great location next to grand central. It's a small place but it has a back patio. It's a good spot to stop for happy hour

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Bar and restaurant attached to Fitzpatrick's Hotel near Grand Central on 44th street. Nice pub atmosphere that appears to be partially outdoors, almost like a covered alleyway, using gas space heaters the day I was there. Friendly service and the burgers were quite good. Fries,...More

Thank WestSideKid
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

So, here we are vacationing in New York stoping by the Wheeltapper for dinner in a Irish "pub" atmosphere. Two things I'd like to point out is; 1. You're not in Ireland 2. This is New York City, Manhattan. So if you want an authentic...More

Thank WWF4G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Stayed at the Fitzpatrick hotel, where the WheelTapper is located. Ate there breakfast for 10 days in a row and never, not even once, were dissapointed. The pancakes are unbelievebly good and the French toast is to die for. The staff were always nice and...More

Thank Alina A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This Irish-themed bar has great atmosphere -- good food and fast service. If you are staying at the Fitzpatrick hotel it is a perfect place for breakfast or supper.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The service is superb & the atmosphere charming--it's the menu that's lacking. My burger was quite good, but the house salad was oversaturated in dressing, the fries too hot & the apple pie was not warmed & tasted like a grocery store-bought dessert from the...More

Thank WindsorTudor
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Shepherd's Pie was a dream come true and the grilled chicken with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies (Kid's plate) rock!

Thank debral112
Reviewed 30 March 2017

it has the twist of being part of a nice hotel, and the patio area is much better that the "pub" per se which does not offer anything special

Thank RAAH0407
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Irish, Bar, American, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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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