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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

) #986 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
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“irish stew” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our stay so it must have been doing something right. Attentive staff who were friendly. Quick service. This is off the main avenue, but we tended to find the better places were on the streets rather than the avenues. A...More

Thank Ward50
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we greatly appreciate it! We're so happy you returned to the Playwright Tavern! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! The Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic evening with friends on a surprise birthday dinner. Great food, I had the lamb shank which was incredible! The service was impeccable, smiles all round & a vibrant atmosphere. A lot of effort was put in to making an evening to remember!

Thank JimmyYorker
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! We couldn't be any happier to hear of your time with us! The lamb shank was a great choice! Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Just looking for a good meal, and we found it here. You need to get to the second floor to find the restaurant. The service was good, the beers cold and the food was great. I had Sheppard's Pie, and thought it was the best...More

Thank John P
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hello John, Wow! We're honored that your Shepherd's Pie was the best you've had! Thank you so much for all of your compliments, and we hope to see you again next time! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We love eating here when we are in NYC.....always a great meal & great service.....highly recommended..

Thank Linda T
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Linda, We're glad to see that you returned! Thank you so much for joining us! Best, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 9 June 2017

I ate here with a group while we were in NYC. We had a preselected menu to choose from. I had the fish and chips, and it was okay - I've had better. The chocolate cake was a little dry. The atmosphere was nice and...More

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We do apologize about the cake being a bit dry, but we hope that that didn't stop you and your party from enjoying yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to write this review....More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Dropped in during an afternoon walk and Danny greeted us and welcomed us in during happy hour. The food was great and the Happy Hour specials were the best. Danny took our picture when we left in front of the door and we told him...More

Thank Steve V
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Steve! Thank you so much for visiting us again! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We can't wait until you return! Cheers, Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 8 May 2017

I love the multi-level building with bars everywhere and a cozy tavern atmosphere with the open deck on top.

Thank Leslie N
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Leslie! Thank you so much for writing this review. We're glad you could return to the Playwright Tavern! We appreciate it. We hope to see you again! Cheers! Playwright Tavern Management

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch and enjoyed the quietness of the bar which provided some much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. The food was tasty and not too over priced (it is Times Square so expect to pay more...More

Thank Heather F
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Heather! We're so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us! Times Square can be quite overwhelming, so we're be happy to provide an oasis! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, and we look forward to your next visit! Cheers,...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped off here a number of times on our 4nt break to whet our whistle. It also plays sports on the tv which was great for the hubby. It always had a good crowd in it, I reckon a mixture of locals and tourists....More

Thank Misswoo101
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself at our establishment. It always makes us happy to hear that our customers left the Playwright Tavern happy. We would love for you and your husband...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Dropped by here on a Sunday night around 9 pm. Fairly busy but relaxed. We grabbed a table by the Broadway window and ordered drinks from a bartender a little too embroiled in chat with a group to serve me immediately. We sorted the drinks...More

Thank Spotbanana
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Playwright Tavern & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hello, We're glad to hear that you and your guests left happy! Thank you so much for your feedback. We would love to have you again so that you can sample more of our dishes and drinks! Cheer, Playwright Tavern Management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-9229
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