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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink after a meeting. Not an extensive beer selection, but good choices. Had a couple of Smithwicks in a corner booth. Really has a cozy pub feel, very neighborly. No food, so can't speak to that, but definitely worth stopping by...More

Thank Darren K
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Myself, sister, Mam and aunt ate her last week during our week stay in NY. We had heard good things about the Wheeltapper so we were looking forward to it. My mam and aunt arrived before us and where hungry so ordered theirs, we arrived...More

3  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Staying in the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, and on it's ground floor, it was natural to wander in here every morning for breakfast. A full menu was available with the usual Irish staples (the Full Irish, porridge etc, black pudding if that's your thing!), a...More

1  Thank Steve3017
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I've been here many times. It's usually for drinks, quick bar...but I've also been here for breakfast and that was really good. It's close to Grand Central, but it has a lot of character inside.

Thank doc10965
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I was staying in the adjoining Grand Fitzpatrick Hotel. I went for the traditional Irish breakfast which was well cooked with very little grease. The outside patio was a godsend for a smoker on a cold winters evening. The patio heaters are amazing and very...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 18 February 2016

No problems here. A nice pub with great people. Food was good. I had the steak. $36. Beers I think are $6. Patio out back as well which is covered. A good spot to pick.

Thank FortLauderdaleAaron
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stayed in the Fitzpatrick Grand Central which is attached to the Wheeltapper so visited a couple of times. The atmosphere is cozy and deinitely does have that traditional british/irish pub feel to it. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is good and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Specious bar, fast service, clean restrooms, very central location. People in my company who ordered food was satisfied.

Thank Baker A
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The atmosphere is great you could be sitting in a bar in Galway. Really busy little bar I would go back to

Thank JamieCoventry
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

On a busy Monday evening the Wheeltapper offered N escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Just off of Lexington and in close proximity of Grand Central Station, this pub offers a good array of beers and typical pub fare. I had he Sheppard's...More

Thank Erin F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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Description
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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