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Playwright Celtic Pub

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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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08:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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Everett, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good and consistent food, service - had the stew and Shepard's pie, both good, the stew was better but I would order both again.

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Thank JeffnEverett
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu had a good variety of Irish food items. My husband enjoyed a rueben and my sandwich was grilled chicken on a herbed focaccia bread which was out of this world delicious. We asked to sit mean the window and they were able to accomadate us. They could have been a little more attentive with refilling our drinks.

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Thank mkjpost2003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for some lunch. Not expecting too much from the outside. But to our surprise it was very nice with fantastic service. I had a jerk chicken salad which was fab and my wife had mac cheese and chicken burger which she loved.

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Thank C_Masterton
Stormville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place you should come for drinks and or food before your show.... I have never had anything bad here - and the drink specials are cheap for NYC (we had $6 cosmos). Service is fast, in and out. Been coming here for years - always perfect - do it!!!!

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Thank Michelle A
Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy fish and chips, real chicken really used for the tenders, and a lovely staff! A true gem in the theater district!

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Thank Endora51
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cod is not my favorite fish, but this was delish. Get the spicy hot sauce and bbq sauce on the side. Yum. Mussels tasted good, but smallest i ever saw. My husband loved the hot pastrami Rueben. Beer selections -draft- just ok for craft. Good service. Prices not bad for nyc.

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Thank MonieB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In need of a cold Guinness, or Shepherds pie? This pub will cure your craving. Close to the theatres. Good selection of Irish dishes. Friendly staff, quick and efficient. Sit downstairs if you can, next to the long sports bar. Irish coffee excellent.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evening visit 23rd December, wifey and grown up kids ! Warm welcome, great food and selection of craft ales, live music and attentive service, sat by a window looking out into Times Square ! Thoroughly recommended ! We ordered burgers and shared platter followed by superb deserts of key lime pie and chocolate fudge cake to die for !

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Andover, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here today after a theater performance. Warm friendly service on a dreary, damp day. Nice cozy pub atmosphere in the 2nd floor dining area serves great burgers and fish'n chips as well as a terrific Reuben. Lots of appetizers and more substantial entrees are also available. Very close to theaters.

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Thank Mary E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, drinks and atmosphere. Service good. Popped in from the December cold and ended up ordering bar snacks and a few drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 04:00
Monday
08:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 04:00
Thursday
08:00 - 04:00
Friday
08:00 - 04:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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