Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th
Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.connollyspubandrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2124890271
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining for functions of 40 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2124890271

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5<sup>th</sup> Ave & 6<sup>th</sup> Ave
  • Public Transit: Rockefeller Center B D F M 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 - 54th
Located on 43 West 54th Street (between 5th & 6th), 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 Broadway Shows & The MOMA Museum. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant has come to be known as NYC's premier venue for great food in a traditional Irish atmosphere. With many 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 – 100 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 - 54th reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Ordinary At Best
    LocaleaterVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I ordered a Greek Salad and Chicken Pot Pie. The salad was fine but not exceptional. The pie had a fairly good puff pastry top but it covered an interior that was pretty much what you would get in the frozen food section of a grocery store. It was obviously not made from scratch. The cheesecake was Ok, but not much better than that... out of a box as well. Service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great choice after broadway show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Waitress was so nice and very accomendating the owner greated us great experience going to broadway-Jersey Boys and topping our night with such a nice restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoMA neighbor
    EjoemikeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great place for a beer and burger befoe or after a visit to MoMA
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irish Pub
    Tank
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Good Irish Pub. Good place to pregame before a show at Radio City, a couple of blocks away.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden gem
    JM6CT
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Last minute reservation - just needed to eat - boy were we pleasantly surprised. Great Pub food, but better than typical "Pub" food. Service was fantastic - friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. The greeting and "thanks for coming" were warm and fun. Really had a great time and a great meal. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual but comfortable
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were pleased with our dinner here. We did not want a fancy, expensive restaurant nor did we want a "fast food" place. Connelly's fit the bill! The restaurant was comfortable, the menu was varied and satisfied all tastes, the wait staff were considerate and eager to please. Six of us were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Pub Lunch for 2
    saintmaeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My husband were looking for a good Irish pub restaurant for a while and in the city they are all closing etc. Now we found Connelly's on 54 Street. Our servers were great, Kevin and Alessandro terrific. Lisa was the hostess and she was lovely also. The food was very good and the Bloody Mary was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before MoMA
    EjoemikeVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    A great spot for a beer and a wrap before or after a visit to MoMA. Love the Coleman's mustard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value in an expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great value in an expensive neighborhood. Welcoming maitre'd.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very warm and friendly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    If you're looking for a nice quiet unpretentious meal with a warm, welcoming service, you can never go wrong here. They really make you feel at home!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find in NYC
    Jimbok64VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Good pub fare at reasonable prices made my dining experience quite enjoyable. The chicken bruschetta panini was delicious and filling. The fries were a bit over done and the Manhattan clam chowder, fair. The place was easy to find and the service, very good. Both the server and manager(?) stopped by frequently to make sure everything was to my liking. I'd definitely swing by for another meal the next time I'm in the area. Oh and ask to be seated on the second floor if you are looking to have a meal that's on the quieter side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentines Day
    VirginiaDude
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We decided to forgo the Steak House scene and go our for a fun dinner. The pink Valentines Day special menu wrapped in lace was a nice touch and added a little romance and ambiance to the evening. The host and server were outstanding. Both were highly attentive and showed genuine interest in providing us with an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoSo
    bubba
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Location is good. Food is basic pub food. Certainly satisfying and in good -sixed portions.Drinks however were over -priced considering the small size of the glasses and the high price for them. We have been there before but I don't think we shall go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    cmoraniv
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was delicious and the owner was very nice to us. The service was very well and friendly. I would recommend the shepherds pie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good Competitor for Connelly's/45
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    When I'm in the area I usually go to the Connelly's at 45th Street; I decided to try 54th Street for a change. The staff was welcoming, pleasant, attentive and not overwhelming. My date and I shared the calamari as an appetizer, and two of the specials, a burger and pasta with shrimp. Everything was full of flavor, and just the right amount was served. We sat in a booth downstairs so I didn't see what the upper level looked like. There was a hopping bar at the back, but we didn't hear them until we used the facilities. Personally, I'll take a good dose of pub food over an over-priced, gimicky theater-district restaurant any day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Irish pub
    Davis706
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Great food great atmosphere. The bar downstairs was very cool.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch spot in midtown
    Beadgirl49VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Good food, good service and very convenient midtown location for lunch and dinner. Upstairs is preferred as downstairs is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate=price restaurant
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This is a moderate-price, casual restaurant in an area where there are mostly expensive, fine dining or tourist-appealing restaurants. This is a Pub restaurant and the menu is varied and the food is nicely prepared. It is great for casual dining in a "high-priced" area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best staff ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    The food was fine, the drinks fine, but the staff was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Night in NYC
    Wearsas
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Opted for Connollys on our first night in New York as it was only 1 street away. It was quiet, we had decent service and food was good. Good servings and the burgers are more than enough. Would return here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for routine lunch
    DaveB
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Nothing particularly noteworthy but it is a fine place for an ordinary lunch in midtown. Burgers are fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great and the service
    HughVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Food was great and the service was also great. Would eat lunch there every time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to City Center
    Duggan
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    This is an easy place to grab a good hamburger pre-show. Maitre'd/manager is Irish and charming. It's not haute dining, but it doesn't claim to be either. Just simple, unpretentious, palatable. I'd go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to livelier wakes
    NYCJ
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We met friends here on a recent Saturday night. There was one other table in the dining room and they didn't seem to be eating. I'd chosen Connolly's because I thought it would be quiet enough for a conversation but the morgue-like ambience was a bit extreme. At 10.30 we were very politely invited to leave the restaurant because the cleaners had arrived.
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  • Connolly's is a great place
    Lori
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Connolly's is a great place to relax and enjoy your meal. Nicely priced and friendly staff. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great casual spot
    DomEnic
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This was a great spot where the food is good and the atmosphere is comfortable. The owner came over and told some stories about a Pub he owned in Ireland which made the experience fun.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch!
    Beadgirl49VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Good pub food with fast service! Not much atmosphere but for a good, fast lunch - it's great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Irish Brunch Hits the Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Irish brunch hits the spot...great blood sausage...excellent value
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true local gem in NYC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Our trip to Connolly's @ 54th was nothing short of terrific! We were greeted at the door and swiftly shown to our table, the menu was explained in detail... and the specials of the day. The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent... so much so we returned a few days later! Would I recommend it... yes I would, would I return... Without a doubt!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gracious, Understanding Assistance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    I made a reservation here to meet four out-of-town relations, but one of them got confused and detoured the group to the wrong Connolly's (there are four locations in NYC)! The staff at 54th Street was ever so kind, helpful and understanding during the hour I waited to hear from my relatives. I will definitely go back another time to 54th St Connolly's! As it was, I ran down to the branch on 45th Street and had a fabulous dinner there with my group. All five of us enjoyed the entrees and desserts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very mediocre food. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Very mediocre food. Nothing special about it except maitre-d was very hospitable
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Neighborhood Gem!
    Beadgirl49VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Always a good choice for lunch or dinner. Good food, service and they get you in and out quickly!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was average at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food was average at best. The potatoe skins appetizer was probably the best part of our meal. My wife had the Chicken Parm and it was only fair. I had the Chicken wrap and it was somewhat better. The service was not good. We had to ask the waiter for various things that should have been provided automatically.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit was on a Friday
    PeterpanVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Our first visit was on a Friday night, and we were back Sunday for brunch. Just a wonderful spot (we were on 54th Street). Could not have been better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you like irish comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    If you like irish comfort food, and this is the place to be. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I had the Irish stew and my friend had the grilled tuna steak sandwich. My stew was bursting with flavor. The meat was perfectly tender and the broth was soo good I wanted to drink it from the bowl. My friends tuna was seared and very flavorful. I even loved the coffee and I had decaf. I will most definitely be back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The staff worked as a team....fanta
    RMVFB
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The staff worked as a team....fantastic. The teens and I had a very nice experience. Very convenient after a day at MOMA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre At Best
    zurbo
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Perhaps we should have stuck with the pub favorites. We ordered dinner specials - steak and tuna. Both were over-cooked and dry. I would not go back voluntarily, but if I were forced I would try something a little simpler from the menu like bangers and mash.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking for a casual
    Dobs
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    We were looking for a casual restaurant prior to a concert at Carnegie Hall and Connolly's worked out perfectly. Good choices for both draft and bottled beers, and the food was tasty and moderately priced. We enjoyed the dinner and will be returning again. Just need to have them stock a few more Irish single malts!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good irish comfort food, prices
    LBoz
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Good irish comfort food, prices were slightly high for what it was but overall we enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is always great and
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The food is always great and the people are quite friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet