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Playwright Celtic Pub

) #413 of 9,275 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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • 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 via mobile

Stopped in here for a cheeky pint to escape the heat. Ended up staying for half a dozen! Great prices and even better service from the waitress we had. Plenty of sport on the tv and good crack from the locals

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been to this pub on several NY visits. I learned of it from a local (always a plus). I love this place because the drinks are good, the food is tasty and the employees are friendly. Even though it's in the middle of all...More

1  Thank KNic0le
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots in your plate, low prices... nice view on top at the terace... was great careful with the many staires... :)

1  Thank vautourp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, My daughter and myself were going to see the play On Your Feet. We wanted to have lunch before the show. We stopped at the Playwright Celtic club. My wife had a lemon chicken, my daughter also had a chicken dinner, and I...More

1  Thank Stevent3869
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely use TripAdvisor but the food and service was amazing. A must if in New York try the set menu. Food prepared to perfection

Thank Kc3003
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i stopped in the pub for a drink on our way back to our hotel from a full day walking the length and breadth of Central Park and liked the look of the menu. We arrived mid evening and the place was...More

1  Thank yellowchat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for dinner, wished we had passed by. Nothing was good about this visit. Our server was totally not a happy person. The only thing we liked about the meal was the wine. Out of the 4 of us, no one enjoyed their...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is friendly! The bathrooms are clean!! The traditional Irish cuisine is exactly what you would expect: very traditional dishes with big NYC portions and prices. Try the bangers and mash and the beef stew. It is a great place to take a break...More

1  Thank 614ryane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is cool, but the bill at the end was waaay to expensive for the overall quality of the meal. One son's jumbo shrimp dinner was really good, and the rest of our meals were Ok-to-good, but they were not worth the final bill....More

Thank Taunya V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is always super packed. We had lunch, and the food wasn't so great. The tables are too close to each other, so you really need to be careful when eating, if you don't want to punch/be punched while trying to enjoying your meal....More

Thank Fra G
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16 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
16 June 2017|
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Response from intinerant | Reviewed this property |
Because it was torrentially raining and it was only a block from our hotel! LOL
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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