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Playwright Tavern & Restaurant

202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
+1 212-262-9229
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“irish stew” (6 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
202 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6810
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

I've tried several of the Irish pubs for their food and have been disappointed by them all. Except this one! Playwright has really good beef or lamb stew and excellent fish and chips. Those are the things that I have tried and found them to...More

Thank aganga01
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Went to the one just by the M&M Store. Found the staff very rude and abrubt. He was a kerry mand though which might explain it...

Thank ernestgoodheart
Reviewed 29 October 2011

I have seen this restaurant for many years, but I'd never gone in. Last night a friend was in from out of town and we were looking for a place to eat close to his hotel, so we tried this place. There's a pub downstairs...More

1  Thank corsicus
Reviewed 21 October 2011

The pub is spacious and fun with friendly staff and some great beers to choose from. We wished we had discovered it a little earlier!

Thank Karyna01
Reviewed 14 November 2010

SOOOO Delicious, we had the Irish Lamb Stew and Mushroom Ravioli, and shared a bottle of wine. The staff were so nice, mostly Irish, and were there at our call whenever we needed anything. To those two reviewers from Ireland...My friend works with Setanta and...More

Thank hijinks1223
Reviewed 15 October 2010

My friend and I went to the bar to watch the Vikings/Jets game on a Monday night. Came here because a local MN sportswriter said it was a gem of a sports bar in Times Square, so we knew what to expect: sports and beer....More

Thank MnFast11
Reviewed 26 August 2010

Visited recently to watch Cork V Kilkenny Hurling Game was charged $20 each . Breakfast was $16.99 each including coffee without milk or sugar. No point in asking for same as no service was available. A compimentary drink to be included but no way was...More

Thank KateIreland
Reviewed 28 March 2010

I hate giving negative reviews, but I couldn't let this Restaurant get away with giving awful food, over priced drinks, and 18% gratuity added to the bill without even being requested or informed of same. I always thought tipping is done by choice and not...More

Thank salobrenasal
Reviewed 16 July 2009

We were on a tour at Easter with Collins Tours.This meal was included with our package.I have to say that this was the most delicious meal ever.It was awesome.No we re not rednecks.We re educated people who wanted a nice vacation.Thank you for the most...More

Thank monique1959
Reviewed 12 July 2009

Playwrights Tavern is located on 49th St between B'way and 7th Ave. A very friendly staff, but average to forgettable food. We had a Mulberry chicken sandwich - marinated chicken breast with tomato, melted mozzarella, served on foccacia bread and a James Joyce burger -...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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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