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Playwright Celtic Pub

732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here 4 times for lunch and dinner great staff lovely food never let down excellent service from all

Thank philipcole3
Reviewed 5 days ago

We requested a seat on the lower level but I guess I wasn't heard because they tried to put us on the 3rd floor! There is no elevator, but many stairs and we are seniors. After objecting vigorously, we were finally seated on the 2nd...More

Thank MzWiz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an early dinner after a matinee, and really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. Wasn’t too crowded, but I can see where it would get busy based on location. Servers were nice and efficient. The chicken pot pie was devoured by my daughter, the...More

Thank mmdy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this bar for some lunch and drinks while we waited for our hotel room to be ready. I paid on my travel card and they charged my card 3 times. That’s $66 three times for a couple of beers and a sandwich....More

Thank Sightsee717409
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in by chance one evening drawn by the neon shamrock sign. I guess this is what visitors to NYC expect of an "Irish" bar. Staff were pleasant, service was prompt and the food was good. Good selection of beers. Plenty of TV sport on...More

Thank GaryJ37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the pub on the first and last days of our visit and it was great Good beer selection, good vibe but noisy and we tried the Playwright Medley appetiser which was plenty for 2 and very tasty If you fancy a beer just...More

Thank davedP8859MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is conveniently located for tourists, however, they seem disinterested in providing service. Entering the restaurant for dining, no one acknowledges, go up to each level, many stairs, no service available, no one acknowledges, back down to main entrance, employees just stroll by, no...More

Thank RoamingMaryland1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on Restaurant Row in NYC. It has a rooftop bar and restaurant, after you walk UP three flights. The staff is amazing!! The drinks were good, food was just ok.

Thank Fal L
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Stumbled upon the Playwright. Sat at the bar and had drinks and lunch. Burgers were amazing! Drinks were good, great variety of beers on tap. Good time with friends. Will defiantly go back.

Thank happytravlerR_i_
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Not knowing the area we were searching for a restaurant to have a quick pre-theatre dinner. The Celtic pub, while busy, was able to accomodate us in a nice position on the second floor. Menus and drink orders were taken promptly and once ordered, the...More

Thank cangau
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from tyagi | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a big restaurant.
June 15, 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
We visited other bars and restaurants but particularly liked this one for its live music , more reasonable price and friendliness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-8404
  • E-mail
Established in 2000. Playwright Celtic Pub is the second act of the successful Playwright franchise here in New York City! In the heart of the theater district and just steps from Hell's Kitchen, the Playwright welcomes locals and visitors alike for 4 floors of Irish welcome!
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