Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th
Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.connollyspubandrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2125975126
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Winston Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Connolly's are happy to cater your next corporate event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining for functions of 75 or more
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2125975126

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway & 6<sup>th</sup> Ave
  • Public Transit: Subway Times Square 1 2 3 N R W A C 7 S Rockerfeller 47th/Bryant Park: B D M F Grand Central 4 5 6 & Metro North
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and private lot
A word from Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th
Located on 121 West 45th Street (Between 6th & Broadway), Connolly's Pub & Restaurant is a family owned and operated traditional Irish pub and is conveniently located is in the heart of Times Square NYC and is minutes away from any Broadway Show. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant has come to be known as NYC's premier venue for great food in a traditional Irish atmosphere. With 50 different beers to choose from, we offer a unique environment for happy hour, business functions, family gatherings and alumni reunions. Our three floors can accommodate parties from 15 - 500 people. 45 large flat-screen TV showing every major sporting event. Come join us for a great time!
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Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (10)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)special occasion (1)Show More
  • AVOID THIS PUB ON 45th STREET
    TheWallStreetPoet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall a terrible experience. I work in the area; now off limits for lunches and for pub food at night. The real menu is minute compared to the on-line menu. Told after we sat and ordered drinks that the kitchen had a fire and was still recovering so it had only a few items. The table was filthy. The waitress tried to clean it and then had to scrub it twice. She then reprimanded the busboy who proved totally inept throughout the meal: he kept swooping up any glass or plate that was finished, leaning over and sticking his arms in the faces of the diners, reaching across the whole table so that his bare arms touched the top of the straws in the drinks. He dropped a dirty fork in a drink. Food average; experience a disaster; avoid.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music
    bjbfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was expecting some Irish music, but overall everything was great. Service, food, a little mix up on the brunch lunch timing. Had to pay for drink with brunch but no biggie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh...
    nrg17
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The location is great. The food was okay. Our service was HORRENDOUS. It was quite obvious our server wanted to be anywhere on earth than serving our table. The restaurant was almost empty and he was inattentive, less than helpful, and quite obviously did not want to be there. He had NO other tables. I will not ever recommend to anyone to go here. I had a better meal (and better service) from a hot dog cart. The restaurant suffered a fire in late August, so the menu was limited. I was disappointed that I had made a reservation a month in advance and no one called me to let me know about the limited menu. Otherwise I would have changed locations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • wickedlover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    experience was wonderful as always. food was excellent. table was ready per my reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unable to attend because of a fire
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    unable to attend because of a fire. please remove from my list - thank you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to go for a beer and burger
    greg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Connollys has long been a favorite of mine for a nice lunch or that pub style dinner before going home or to a show. Reasonable food pricing and the beers are GREAT with a big selection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for good food and rooftop bar
    SallyBVkram
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Menu had several good selections but they were out of at least one of the specials I ordered. The rooftop atmosphere makes the place even better. the service was good, but not great. the beer list is decent also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fourth floor roof top dining
    Jerseyboy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The best part of this restaurant was the rooftop dining on the fourth floor. We were there for lunch on a beautiful summer day. The food was ok. The service was great. The convenience to Times Square was outstanding. Salads were well done, fish and chips were mediocre. Prices were appropriate to the food. It was an enjoyable experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Bar
    traveltouristVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fantastic sports bar. Loved going over during the world cup to watch the action and grab a bite. Typical bar food but good all the same.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD WAS FANTASTIC
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We haven't been in NYC since we moved to Florida over Ten years ago and boy do we miss a good Irish Pub and this fit the bill perfectly! We each ordered something from their Irish favorites box on the menu and each of us loved what we had. I had the chicken pot pie and honestly I would have licked the plate if I thought it wouldn't have embarrassed my family :) We were with some friends, one being gluten free and she had one of their specials which was a kale veggie burger on a gluten free roll and she raved about it!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    i love the irish! ;) friendliest lot around and that is very apparent at connolly's!! fabulous tap selections! and delicious food! can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold beer, cheap eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great menu of beers on taps and food to allow additional consumption.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stepping into Ireland
    TheaterFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What a spectacular treat for my birthday! The restaurant provided a warm and comfortable environment, with good food for good prices. It was a treat to be able to eat and see the World Cup at the same time - not to mention the single block between it and the Majestic Theater where my party was headed following the lunch. I hope to return to Connoly's again soon, hungry for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had great service but NOISY!
    ATheaterFanAgain
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Extremely loud, even Noisy mostly the kids, some the extra loud recorded music .. Great restrooms, but tiny! Enjoyed great service, tho the Diet COKE was not right ..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Menu is varied. Not just typical pub fare. Sandwiches we ordered were well prepared. Service was solid and attentive. Good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCVistor
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went for an early dinner before seeing a show and it was perfect! Service was quick, it wasn't that busy yet and the food was delicious! My husband had the rib eye steak and I had a walnut crusted salmon. Both were really good size portions and cooked perfectly. We were seated immediately and our service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th reviews archive.
  • Good libations; iffy food
    RingoEdgar
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Connolly's hits all the right notes for ambiance and drink . . . it's as close as one can get to an authentic Dublin pub in mid-town, although (thankfully) a lot less noisy. The only sour note is the food. The "Bangers & Mash", which is the reason I eat in pubs in the first place, was dreadful. The sausages were terribly overcooked and dry. I almost had to ask for a steak knife to cut them, whereas a self-respecting pub should serve them plump and moist. The potatoes and gravy were decent, but . . . egad . . . the dish was served with sautéed onions, not mashed peas! My table mates, who had other dishes, seemed reasonably satisfied with their food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with BFF
    CTVisitor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Lovely lunch with friend before Broadway show - not rushed - waitress was very solicitious - good food and nice setting - would definitely return and recommend to friends/family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great city pub
    Rusty
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We arrived at the pub early and had time for quiet conversation. Food was good and our waiter was very friendly. By the time we left it was a very happy place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time
    GoodTime
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I held a corporate get together. Beer was cold Food was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good casual dining
    sandy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We wanted a casual, moderately priced meal in the theatre district-Connolly's was recommended by a friend. While the downstairs was crowded and noisy, we were seated upstairs which was quieter. Service was friendly and accomodating. Menu is your basic pub food-burgers, salads, sandwiches and some specials. Everything was fresh, portions were large and all enjoyed their meal. In addition, we are able to sit for almost 90 minutes without interruption or annoyed looks. All in all, a very positive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Cityeats
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was very good and the selections were great. Loved the appetizers and dinner was good. I had the fish and chips. The beverages, other than iced tea and not refillable. The service was just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    BethieBoo
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This Irish pub was delightful. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and delivered quickly. We had a very pleasant lunch before going to a show.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable Lunch Spo
    kati
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We started out visit to Times Square at Connelly's for lunch .. It is a casual, comfortable place ..menu has a good variety of "pub food"., salads are delicious.. My chicken bruschetta was a little dry but okay.. Great location near the theaters, staff was friendly and attentive..we will definitely consider going there again..
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    LoshieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We wanted to switch our table - no problem. Special order for the kitchen - no problem. Kind, attentive, accommodating.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent mid-town value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My family (self, wife, three teen children) ate here for dinner prior to a Broadway show. All of the meals were delicious and were a superb value. It's rare to find a midtown restaurant with such high quality and affordability. The genuine Irish wait staff gave the restaurant a fun international atmosphere and there was a wide variety of patrons. This restaurant is able to blend both family-friendly quiet dining and yet also offers a vibrant bar scene. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Connolly's
    BetchickHarber
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was very good and on time, and Connolly's is only three blocks from the Sondheim Theatre, where after dining at Connolly's we saw "Beautiful: The Carole King Story." Both made for a very pleasant and memorable evening. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Steaks
    Basia
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Very good experience. Located close to Times Square. We was hungry and tired. We reserved the table while we were on the tour bus and waled straight to our table an hour later. Very friendly staff. The food was delicious. Excellent steaks cooked to order. Our friends all had the onion soup which they said was fantastic. Reasonably priced for the location.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Ive been to better pubs
    kogs
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I've certainly been to better pubs for food and drink. Was very very disappointed in the food was definitely not to our liking at all. Never finished it. Had to return my drink for items in it and a dirty glass. Even after that the drinks were not up to par. Would not return again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise birthday dinner
    FullBelly
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Did some research on this great find before going into NYC - reviews were dead-on. Service was great - fast, attentive (but not overwhelming). We had arrived almost 45 minutes early for our reservation...and they took us right away! Portions were good-sized but were very good - well worth the price. Irish stew was very good, bangers and mash were even better. Cheesecake was pretty good (only weaker spot). Definitely would come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite on 45th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We usually eat on the same street as the theater and we're happy when it is 45th. Menu is substantial and we're almost drooling as we try to make up our minds. The staff is very welcoming and it's nice to be remembered. We'll be back after the holidays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Burgers Salads and Beer in a comfortable atmosphere with a buzz. I would say this is dependable stop in a touristy area, that feels like a local spot. Menu is wider but did not experience. I would go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Broadway show PERFECTION!
    JALNYC
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a delicious meal prior to see Matilda on Broadway. EXCELLENT food and great service! We can't wait to go back! We're hooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great pub!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I recently took my daughter and 2 nieces for a pre theater dinner. the host was great.. Never got his name but had a great irish accent. the service was great..didnt have to wait too long for the food and when it came everything was delicious. definitely would go back
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for pre-theater meals
    bookladyVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Close to Broadway theaters, I have come here for lunch before a matinee or a drink after a show. This time I did both, enjoying a drink that was new to me--The Nutty Irishman with Baileys Irish Cream and Frangelico. Connolly's had a fair number of international beers available as well as Irish drafts. I would rate the food as better than average pub food. The atmosphere was fun. It was the weekend of the NCAA basketball championship and some Connecticut Husky fans livened the vibe. I was also impressed with the manager/maitre d ? who was welcoming and charming. I passed the pub the next day and he remembered me from the day before and asked if I would be visiting Connolly's again. I said not that day but next time I'm in NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-theater dinner
    sbart
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was a Friday night, so thankfully, we had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was on the slow side, and the noise level was high, but the food was decent, the prices were reasonable, and we got out in time for our play. Overall a good choice for someone going to a theater nearby.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice comfy place
    SuzicakesVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I've eaten the Chinese chicken salad at different Connolly's for lunch many times - I love it!!! I can't speak for the rest of the food but it is a very nice, friendly pub and I will continue to visit it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice people!
    laxmom17
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We were greated with a big smile and lots of personality! We got there early but we were seated right away. We were offered to have a drink at the bar first or they could show us right to our table. Lots of food choices...wanted something fairly light because we were heading to a show immediately after eating. My husband ordered chicken parmesean. You just don't order chicken parm in an Irish pub...better to go with the shepard's pie or Irish beef stew! It didn't have much flavor. But the service was great and everyone was extremely pleasant. Very large selection of beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Matinee Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I always eat at Connolly's, either alone or with a friend, when I go to theater on 45th Street. The salads are terrific and everything is presented beautifully. I'm sure we'll be back. Even alone, at a table, I always feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Bailey
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First visit no reservations, but was able to sit at the bar. Food & Service was great. Second visit had reservations and was taken right away. Food & Service was great again. Prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.