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McHale's Bar & Grill

251 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6261
+1 212-957-5138
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (43 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
251 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6261
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw it on the internet that McHale‘s was showing Bundesliga. When entering, only Football etc was on. Although the pub was packed and I was on my own, they switched on Bundesliga at one bar TV! Great service, thanks! Gladbach - Stuttgart 3:0!!!💪🏼

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hoschbert79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn’t go as far as Prodsidy, but our visit could have used some improvement. We were seated and waited for a server (4 of them were chatting at the bar). I finally flagged one down after 5-10 minutes of waiting. My husband had short...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aggieo29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had 4 different waitresses, none were ever consistent to our table. Had to wait, served wrong drinks. Food was not very good. Irish pot soup was can quality. Cheeseburger was horrible with a strange meat texture and bumble gum cheese. Fries were good. Atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We popped into this pub after seeing Wicked. We went upstairs and sat at the bar. The bartender was busy but still found time to chat. Great selection of brews on tap and spirits behind the bar. We stayed over an hour and some terrific...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank McGoo2014
Reviewed November 7, 2018

My wife and I had lunch, sat at the bar. Pat the bartender had the place completely under control. The Irish stew was as good as any restaurant west of Killarney. Many locals chatting away, The few of us tourists were welcomed into the crowd....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidalton
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Hit this pub up after a show. Food was good, not great but hot and fresh. The Fish and chips are pretty standard - nothing special but they were served with a smile and it was hot when it arrived. Was a bit loud but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mel3864
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Always been my favorite watering hole. Helps, that some of the crew are reds :) Anyway, beer is excellent, food is good, staff are superb, cosy and warm in the winter and lively too. Get in and give it a go.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Phill S
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was our choice for an early dinner stop. It was recommended by the concierge at our hotel when we asked for at Irish pub, and we weren't disappointed. A nice selection of beverages, and very good pub food. The fish & chips will not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JDP1477
Reviewed October 8, 2018

A great Irish Pub in the Times Square vicinity. Food is okay, but has great happy hour drink specials

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Loren_L_1976
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Only giving 4 stars as this is typical of all the other Irish bars in NYC. Very good service from our waitress. Apologies for not remembering her name but had a great chat about Scarborough UK. Great choice of beers. Standard choice of menu ,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nestonblue1
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July 11, 2016|
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Response from Eagle180 | Property representative |
Yes. We gave a separate dining room away from the bar area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6261
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-957-5138
  • E-mail
There are no strangers here only friends you have not yet met Come by McHales for great drinks delicious food choices and feel at home in New York City
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