Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th
Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.connollyspubandrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 867-3767
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 12:00am
  • 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining for functions of 40 or more
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2128673767

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison & 5<sup>th</sup>
  • Public Transit: Rockefeller Center B D F V Grand Central 4 5 6 S 7 & Metro North
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and private lot
A word from Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th
Located on 14 East 47th Street (between Madison & 5th), Connolly's Pub & Restaurant is a family owned and operated traditional Irish pub and is conveniently located is in the heart of midtown and is minutes away from Grand Central & The Rockefeller Center. 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 two floors can accommodate parties from 15 - 500 people. Large tv screens showing every major sporting event. Come join us for a great time!
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Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (16)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • FreshiesVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Usual delicious lunch. Unfortunately, there was an odd odor in the rear room that we were sat in.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud we spent our lunch scream talking
    Sonnie512
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Nice for groups but very loud so you end up having to scream across the table to be heard. TV's are a distraction. Food was ok. The reubens were dry and the big apple cobb salad was quite small for a main dish but it was tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    brendangals
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Atmosphere is great as is the food and service. Definitely on my/our list of the best place to visit when in New York City. We are a group of ladies who went to school together - hence the nickname Brendangals - and we have been meeting here for the last 7 or 8 years, twice a year if possible. Each year we add another contact - and we have lost some as well - but it is the best part of our visit to NYC. We hope to continue our event as long as possible. The staff has always been welcoming and courteous and the food has always hit the spot. Thank you from a group of happy 'senior' ladies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting but average food
    Smile
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    What happened with the hamburgers? I brought my cousins and both had hamburgers which were very thin and tasteless. I find the food now is hit and miss!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Emily
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A good spot for a quick lunch or an after-work meal. I love the veggie burger!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good late lunch at an off time
    DanaluvVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a late lunch on a Saturday and there were very few people in the dining room so it was quiet. We ordered sandwiches which were both quite good...a burger and a turkey wrap. They both came with French fries which were very good and stayed hot because they were served in a hot metal container. Service was efficient and congenial. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service big group
    Ericaf
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was delicious! We had 10 people and booked the reservation maybe 20 minutes before, they were exceptionally accommodating. The service was fast and very friendly. It's definitely popular for big groups and business lunches, the bar looked very legit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th reviews archive.
  • GirlsWeekend
    GirlsWeekend
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to Connolly's before catching a show this weekend. The food was delicious and reminded us all of our time in Ireland and England. The portions were good and prices were great for a dinner in NYC. It was quiet when we arrived around 5 PM, aside from the people enjoying the World Cup match in the bar. There were TVs in the dining area so we were able to watch the end of the match as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant and accommodating.
    brendangals
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    As in the past, the staff was respectful, attentive and made all feel comfortable. The food was delicious and served on a timely basis - of course, we do have our favorite dishes. Because of our pleasant overall dining experiences, we do not hesitate to recommend Connolly's to friends. They, too, have enjoyed the professional service and fine cuisine. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Connolly's whenever we visit New York.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub Plus
    Gooddining4all
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Eating really good food in a delightful environment without having the to break the bank makes the whole dining experience a real pleasure to share. We were a party of 14 and not one person had a single complaint. And that is quite fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good pick!
    LBish84
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Always great food and service. The Chicken Bruschetta Panini is always a hit! Awesome food, good, quick service. Never a bad visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Connolly's
    theatergoer
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The ambiance and decor of the restaurant are inviting and comfortable. The service is attentive without being intrusive. However, the filet mignon I had contained quite a bit of gristle; not what I would have expected from this cut. The carrots had clearly been frozen (not fresh), and I wasn't sure if the potato was from a mix. The mushroom sauce on the filet was very good. The brownie sundae dessert and coffee were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant on the Wane
    Smile
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Although we went at 6 P.M. for dinner on Wednesday evening, the bar was the only place where there was any action. This used to be a restaurant that was always hopping, but the menu is not very creative and the food preparation was just acceptable. Need to hire a better chef to bring back the crowd. Pleasant server. There are so many other Irish restaurants that provide better food and ambiance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Midtown's Best
    patstr
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I've patronized Connolly's on several occasions and I've never been disappointed. The food is great and the service is always on point. When I make a reservation and have any special request they always manage to accommodate me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Midtown lunch
    Margaret
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    From the outside, I thought it might be a bit too "shabby" for the friend I was meeting who works nearby but the upstairs dining room was fine. The service was prompt and attentive. The food was pretty good and the prices good for the area. Certainly not "elegant" but much nicer than I thought it would be. I enjoyed the lamb burger and sweet potato fries and friend liked her salmon salad. Decent wine prices too. I will be back as the location suits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be returning!!!
    Robin
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I had a cousin in from England that I had never met before so we decided to meet for lunch. I picked Connollys because of location and the menu. I was not disappointed! Lovely place and excellent food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    babzie15
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was very good. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. Food was fresh and enjoyable. Great place to eat before a play.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How do you screw up a burger?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    How do you screw up a burger? I don't know but they do. People must come here to drink because the food stinks!!! Don't do it if you want to eat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Successful Work Lunch Meeting
    ArthdexVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Went to Connolly's for a work lunch meeting. The ambiance was perfect to conduct conversation and the food was very good and varied to accommodate everyone's taste. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch find near the Waldorf
    TobiasF
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    At a meeting and needed a place to go to eat lunch with customers away from the chaos of some of the places around the Waldorf. Food was solid. Service was very good. I will definitely return. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Fine Pub
    PubMan
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The establishment is very well run and offers an excellent shepherd's pie and some fine ales.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burgers
    KBW1
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    It great to find a real hamburger cooked just right and served in a friendly manor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant on 47th street
    patstr
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Excellent food,great service and reasonable prices. I've eaten at Connollys several times and I've never been disappointed. Service is consistently great and the food never disappoints. Whenever a group of us go out to lunch, Connollys is our place of choice. We are never rushed. Our servers always check on us to see if we need anything additional after our meals arrive. We are always asked if everything is satisfactory and the reply is always "yes"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reliable food & cozy ambience
    artchick2
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    good reliable food & cozy ambience, at least if you like Irish pubs
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great service, friendly waitress, and the food was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch spot
    Murph
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Food was good...I had a barbecued chicken salad that was quite tasty. Seating area was comfortable and roomy. Its a bit noisy but allNY restaurants seem to be. Our waiter was less than warm and not very attentative but not to the degree that it seriously impacted our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy atmosphere
    KByrnes
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We have been frequenting Connolly's for years. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. It was nice to be able to come in out of the cold and enjoy a delicious lunch after seeing a show. I had the mango chicken ciabatta sandwich and it was delicious. My sister had the fish and chips and found the portion to be gigantic! It was delicious. My daughter had the Shepherd's pie and my mom had the Brendan burger. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laid back, and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The atmosphere was a comfortable bar scene, with tv's everywhere. Lots of locals on their lunch break, it seemed. Staff was super friendly, and service was very efficient, even at a busy lunch hour. We had a crab cake sandwich that was delicious, and a salmon/lox sandwich (don't remember it's menu name) which was also very good. Portions were large and the sweet potato fries are worth the upgrade. Had young kids with us, and thought the kids menu has plenty of choices and portions are a good size. The prices are decent, too, especially considering you're in Manhattan. Not over-priced like a lot of the touristy restaurants. We will totally be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Midtown NYC Irish Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Everything was great - the reservation process, the location, the food, the prices (except for the beer prices!) and the service. What we particularly enjoyed was that the location, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, put the venue out of the more chaotic areas closer to Times Square.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively crowd, delicious pub food
    Smile
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Despite being the Marathon Weekend and the place was packed, our group of 8 people enjoyed a great meal, good service, and the menu offered a great variety of selections. Waitress was very accommodating and constantly checked to ensure that our needs were met.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More restaurant than pub
    ink6
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    It turned out that a reservation wasn't necessary as the place wasn't busy on a holiday Monday evening, but you never know. Connolly's was in a convenient location and had favorable reviews, so we gave it a try and were pleased with the outcome. The dining room was more of a restaurant-type setting than I had expected. The food and service were good. The Connolly's Red Ale was not as good as I had hoped, but the beer list is respectable. The bacon on the steakhouse wedge salad was the smokiest bacon I've ever tasted! Bacon lovers should consider ordering something with bacon (American stripy bacon; didn't try the Irish variety).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok. Had been craving
    Melly
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Food was ok. Had been craving fish and chips...huge piece of fish and chewy...not crunchy. Wasn't the NYC fish and chips experience we expected but just ok. Bar area very lively and restaurant extremely loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff and management very
    justme
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Staff and management very friendly and efficient. Our group of 18 had no complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Connolly's Restaurants' Rule
    Pearls
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    As usual, Connolly's Restaurant, regardless of location, greets its customers with enthusiasm and warmth. With the distinct Gaelic accents, one could imagine dining in Ireland. The staff is efficient and the prices are a bargain for Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very efficient and friendly!
    Connleys
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Very efficient and friendly! Excellent selection of beer on tap. Food was delicous dessert even better! Prices were very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but not what I was hoping
    Morris
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    From the website and menu I had high expectations of a real authentic Irish Pub feel. I was looking for casual, but still unique and high quality. My husband and I were on vaca in NY. It was very nice, clean and the food was good. I was hoping for over the top, as everything in NY is and I truly felt like I was back in WI and one of our Local Pubs. Which is great. Just not what I was planning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bar food
    swets
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Satisfactory irish bar food and beer selections. Service was very good. Sandwiches and fries were very good. I had a pasta salad with salmon that had a good overall flavor but the salmon was just okay. I think this place is a good value for the types of food that you expect at a pub.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aussie visit
    Aussiemum
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Loved the whole experience. I am holidaying in New York and met my son and his wife, who happen to be here at the same time for lunch at Connollys. I arrived, not too sure if I was at the right spot but the staff put me at ease immediately and from then on had a great lunch. Loved the postcard service. Thank you to all at Connolly for the great food and the great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, authentic
    phillyIrish
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    excellent food, authentic Irish decor, nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to celebrate a team
    Hollie
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    We went to celebrate a team accomplishment....service was very fast for a group of 10 and food was great. We were in and out in less than an hour at lunch time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.