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The Wheeltapper Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
+1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is said that you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. When I stayed at this hotel a number of years ago, I enjoyed the Irish ambiance and had one or two pleasant breakfasts. Clearly, an Irish Pub usually has skill...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Comfortable, great food, fine service and reasonable prices. Good value and very convenient. Great quality.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dehjsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this place out as we stayed in the hotel above it - didn't disappoint. Food was great, best battered fish we had eaten on the whole trip. Gin was very expensive though - about $50 for 3. Staff we very friendly and approachable....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jackflying
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after a long day of shopping we where to exhausted to go back out for dinner so as we where staying in the hotel we decided to have dinner there. The food was nice and reasonable priced and the staff very friendly

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emma D
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I am one of a couple of individuals visiting our NYC office for training and the company picked the Wheeltapper as an after hours get together destination as it is close to the office. The atmosphere is very Pub like and keeping with the vibe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sariebarie
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a nice Irish bar and the pint of Guinness isn't bad. A bit more practise needed on changing the kegs as there was none available for a day! But still worth a visit and the food is good and the staff and great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Babethski
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very nice place, restaurant and pub, for drinks and dinner. Very good service. If crowded you may not find a table, but you can enjoy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PuertoDelMar
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Well we cane across this one by chance whilst walking down Lexington Avenue. As we strolled in we saw it was busy however there was a little alcove we found inside which was truly private and great to have a one on one. Talking to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank garyparker231
Reviewed August 27, 2018

it was an awesome time and experience couldn't have been happier with the hotel and this restaurant/bar.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mlarovera
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Went to meet a few friends fro a Friday night happy hour and stumbled across Wheeltapper. It had a great pub feel and found a table quickly. The food was good but a bit high but made up for in the taste.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Melissa V
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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 East
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown East
  • 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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