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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

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202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nice sandwiches and fries. great staff. I spotted some beautiful salads. Clean dining area with quiet atmosphere.

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Thank EarlJim
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here for drinks + bar food which is fine and for lunch. At lunch I like the mac and cheese - it's really tasty. Not worth coming out of your way to come here but it's good if you end up here, you're in for a good meal!

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Thank cincommst
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed our mac and cheese dish and hope you'll join us again to sample even more of our tasty menu. Cheers, Playwright Tavern More 

Perth Amboy
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner on a Saturday night, and were able to get a table on the third floor. The service was great, loved the atmosphere, really loved the food. I had the mushroom ravioli with chicken, which was delicious.

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1 Thank Jacqueline G
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and leaving your feedback! We happy to hear you had a great time and look forward to serving you again! Cheers, Playwright Management More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after a busy day sightseeing. Nice atmosphere and prompt service. We had fish and chips and veggie pasta which was filling and delicious.

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1 Thank Beratib45
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! We're glad to hear a day of sight seeing brought your group to our restaurant and are pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your meals and service. We hope you'll be by to visit us again during your next trip to NYC. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We met a number of staff over the three days of our trip to New York and special mention must go to Duff who made our visits to this lovely establishment such a pleasure. The welcome and the atmosphere are first class and we really felt welcomed and valued. If you're in or around Times Square this home from home... More 

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NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Geoff, We're glad you had a chance to visit us during your trip to NYC, it was a pleasure serving you. We'll be sure to share your kind words with Duff and hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

KenFromKent
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A good choice of comfort and other food .. grat choice of drinks all served with a lovely Irish smilx

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1 Thank KenFromKent
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to serving you again during your next visit! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

You don't go to America for the food. Saying that the queasadilla I ordered was lovely. The white wine was not chilled and even when I changed it the next one wasn't chilled enough. Great musician played in the bar and the staff were very nice so I would have no problem returning.

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Thank Lindaw65
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to serving you again during your next trip to NYC! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Windermere, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Location right off Times square. Friendly staff. Casual but with a great Irish atmosphere. The fish and chips and Shepard's pie were great!

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Thank Deborah F
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed the fish & chips and the shepard's pie too! We hope you'll be back to visit us and sample even more of our menu! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered martini and wine, both we warm. The rolls were colder than the drinks. Ordered appetizers, mediocre at BEST. left half the food. Cooled our drinks with ice and left. Don't recommend.

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Thank msmelcamps
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your poor dining experience and assure you that this is not the Playwright Standard. We hope that you would be willing to give us another chance. Sincerely, Playwright Tavern Management More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went here a couple of times on a recent trip to New York, first time was on a Sunday evening when there was live music on and I have to say I thought they were excellent. Typical New York Irish bar downstairs with a restaurant upstairs. Returned a couple of days later for dinner and the food was ok not... More 

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Thank Kieran S
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this review

HI Kieran, Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to hear that you had an overall positive dining experience and hope you'll join us again during your next trip to NYC. Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management More 

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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
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-9229

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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