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The Wheeltapper

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
+1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

And you can get proper English Breakfast Tea here too! Not a lot of vegetarian options but you wouldnt starve - interesting rail related decor - made me want to visit the sister hotel in Eire!

Thank F5704LHangelap
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions are essentilal when travelling with a child who suffers with allergies and anaphylaxis . On our first morning at the hotel we went down for breakfast to an empty pub amember of staff walked past us and another guest who had joined us...More

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Wheeltapper several times. The food, service, and cold beer has always been on mark. Tried the BLEAT sandwich for the first time and was quite impressed. BLEAT stands for bacon, lettuce, egg, avocado, and tomato....yummm!!!

Thank lonelychair
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Restaurant is on the smaller side but they do have a nice big patio to sit out on and enjoy a few drinks and some food. Some of the items were a bit pricey but the staff was great. Abdou our server was great and...More

Thank ny21isles
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

When in the city, we always stop in the Wheeltapper for a drink and enjoy the great bar staff including our favorite lass, Aelish. The perfect pub and right next to Grand Central Station. We have been coming to the Wheeltapper for the past 13...More

Thank Jacksonville_FLKatie
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Fitzpatrick for business terribly rainy so decided to eat in pub. Three meals all had issues.. brunch Sunday eggs Benedict hard poached eggs.. dinner soup came with dinner by the time you ate soup dinner was cold.. breakfast next morning soft boiled...More

Thank wmac105
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Irish Breakfast is lovely the toast alone is enough for most people for breakfast,Drinks a little on the expensive side though

Thank pauljanIsleOfMan
Reviewed December 20, 2017

service was ok and atmosphere is very contrived. venture away from the hotel to get something better.

Thank Eireann32
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This pub is connected to the lobby of the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. Its great for brunch and lunch but turns into a noisy bar scene after work making enjoying a meal impossible.

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

We were walking back from our trip around the city and called in by chance. The meal we had was lovely. It was in an ideal place so called there later in the week. Service great and good value

Thank Michael K
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Response from Olaf1965 | Reviewed this property |
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I would say yes to breakfast and lunch. Probably not the most ideal for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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