Maggie's Place
Maggie's Place

Maggie's Place

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.maggiesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127535757
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday: 11:00am - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Mark Whelan - Owner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th Ave & Madison Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located near Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The closest parking lot is on 47th Street off lexington Avenue.
A word from Maggie's Place
Midtowns oldest Family owned Irish Restaurant Est 1974.
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Maggie's Place reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Nice atmosphere for business lunch
    JD102042VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Nice to find a quiet place to talk and eat at lunchtime. Service was great and quick. Took the server's recommendations for food and she was right on point. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will not disappoint
    Sammyd
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have been coming to Maggie's for lunch for a little over a year now. The food is good and they have awesome burgers !! It gets busy for lunch and happy hour so it's a good idea to call ahead.. One of my favorites !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it once was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Maggies used to be a favorite spot, but on the last 2 visits I have been underwhelmed by both the quality of food and service. Wont be returning again.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Underwhelmed Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Ordered grilled chicken salad got tuna. Not special - mesclun salad, some almond slivers and 2 bite size pieces of tuna. Price $15, cost to make-<$3 and wrong order. My guest was served ok and service was ok. Location,ambience, and cleanliness is best I can claim.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a nice place, But!
    DougC
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Maggie's is a nice place, and maybe we hit this place at the wrong time for dinner. Yes we were early at 5pm and it was quiet, so we thought it would be fine. Everything was going well and we had dinner and drinks. Our dinners, included french fries and fried onions as a side dish. Well that evening those items came back to us (we think the oil was bad that it was fried in) and made both of us very uncomfortable for the evening, need I say anymore. We will not be back at this place for dinner. The bar scene might be fine, but we will skip having dinner here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maggie's Place
    Mare1000
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent service and very good pub food. Bathrooms clean but small. Good drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new find
    tmbm7926
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    this was our first time at Maggie's and we will certainly be back! Service was excellent and the food wonderful
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • empty on a Saturday night
    kate
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Maggie's Place was recommended as a good pub environment - however it must only be a week day hotspot. We arrived on a Saturday evening for drinks at 6:00pm and were the only 4 people there, and they close at 8:00pm! (we were visiting with relatives I had not seen in years, so it was fine to catch up in a quiet place.) ... The service was fine, but the food was poor - ribs were dry. Wish we had known in advance that it's not a weekend spot.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Maggie's Place reviews archive.
  • Awful-never again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I have been a fan of Maggie's Place for years and frequent it often. I just dont know what the problem was on 4/16/14. Met friends at 5:30 pm for dinner. The place had 3 other tables for meals upstairs. not busy at all. Waitress was hard to locate to say the least, rarely saw her. 3 of us ordered the steak dinners, all 3 went back, the potatoes were ice cold. when we did get the dinners back 2 of the steaks that we ordered med were in fact very rare. Sent the dinners back again. I had to walk them back to the kitchen as the waitress was MIA. They made us new steaks that were still very rare...is it that hard to get steak right???? I wont be going back again for along time. Very disaapointed in the food and lack of service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Mary61
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We passed the bar on the way to another location and was tempted by fantastic offer of a full steak dinner for $25. Once inside we did not regret a moment. The food was plentiful and cooked to our taste. The service was excellent. Highly Recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Bern
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The service was very friendly and attentive. and the food was delicious. We all had salads which were very tasty and I especially enjoyed the tuna. Only improvement to the experience would ave been if te erestaurant were a little warmer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Closed
    Gene
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Made reservation. Took hard to get cab in snow storm only to find it closed for business. Not happy, should not have been available online to book. I blame open table & Maggies for bad info.
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  • Perfect as usual
    francescany78
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Delicious food, great service and a lovely time had by all. My favorite lunch spot to meet up with either friends or for a lunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Turn the volume down a little
    BBQcody
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Our dinner and service were very good and at a good price. The music being played over the speakers in the dinning room was fairly loud. The bar downstairs was loud as expected but it would have been better if the dinning room speakers had been turned down a notch or two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish pub
    burnsy
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    This is a great place for after work drinks. Food was better than your average pub fare
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem in Midtown
    MDWF
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    We had 6pm reservations and it wasn't crowded upstairs. The food: excellent! The service: fast, but once you eat and have drinks they rush you. Two of us had finished eating but the third person is a slow eater, the waitress cleared our plates and tried to take hers with food on it without asking, after my friend said she wasn't finished she apologized, but came back a few minutes later and tried to take her beer and stood there and looked at the bottle to see if it was empty! At this point my friend was upset and got nasty with the waitress who once again apologized. I noticed she wasn't doing this to a group of men that were eating at a nearby table. I would go back but they have to stop rushing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good choice
    kpar
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We went to Maggie's Place based on a recommendation of a friend. The ambience was fine, though it was very noisy. The service was somewhat slow. We got our food and drinks in a good amount of time, but the waitress rarely checked back. I ordered the Steak Dinner and I have to say it was the worst dinner I have had in a restaurant. I could barely cut the meat (we had to flag down a waitress to get a steak knife), the meat had little flavor and it was like eating cardboard. We would never return nor recommend Maggie's Place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Midtown Irish Bar
    ArtSVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Irish food and atmosphere, plus an open-air second floor space make the place special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irish pub at its best
    RobinNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Everything was very good. They were very nice to seat us before our whole party had arrived. For what it is (irish oub) it is very good. Sad that the wall st one is gone
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Place but Mediocre Food
    MaggieNYC
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    The menu was quite limited. No Salads on menu. The burgers were very mediocre. The space is very attractive. The bar was crowded but not the restaurant. Now I know why.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Liked the food, but the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Liked the food, but the atmosphere a little pubish, tired?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A WORK LUNCH DREAM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    There's no better place to meet a friend during the work week--they serve you quickly, keep the interruptions to a minimum, and the food is good and reasonable for a midtown place. Love the grilled chicken salad!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very crowded at lunchtime
    UwsfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Very crowded at lunchtime but good, reasonably priced food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We ate at Maggie's while in NYC for the night on 1/5/13. The service was fair at best. We had to ask for silverware and napkins as well as drink refills. The food was very disappointing. My husband ordered calamari as an appetizer which came out very cold. We asked to have it remade but it was obviously microwaved instead becasue the second time it came out, it was warm, soggy and rubbery. For an entree, I ordered Shepards Pie, which was decent. My husband ordered pasta in a cream sauce. the pasta came out floating in a very watery sauce. At this point, we were so disappointed, we asked for the check and left. Due to time constraints with a show we were seeing, we ended up eating at McDonald's accross the street. We will not be returning.
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  • Not as good as I had hoped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Not as good as I had hoped - food, service and overall experience were just OK - and it didn't seem like anyone care much
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  • I made the only reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    I made the only reservation there was available on 11/21/12 because it was a last minute decision to go I to NYC to see the Thanksgiving Day parade with my family. We waited out front from 12:15 to 12:45 and the restaurant never even opened up so we went across the street to another restaurant and even after dinner, Mollies STILL!!! havent even opened. I can only imagine how many other people booked with them for this speciial day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a reservation for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Had a reservation for dinner and they seated us right away. The ambiance is very nice for after work drinks or for a dinner date. My friend and I had burgers and we both enjoyed our meals. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot for lunch all business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Good spot for lunch all business people which is good. Burger was good / the type expected from an Irish pub. Clean restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Among the Best Burgers in NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Cordial and prompt service. Burgers were excellent.
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  • The Turkey Burger with Black
    FlyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    The Turkey Burger with Black Beans and Tomato Salsa is soooooo DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food preparation was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Food preparation was very slow and the waitress was not especially attentive even though it was towards the end of the lunch period and it wasn't crowded or particularly busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable on all counts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    always great food and service. For catching with friends, after-work drinks, or a client lunch or dinner, I can always depend on Maggies to deliver. Overall, very Solid !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service at Maggie's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    My dining experience was wonderful. The upstairs at Maggie's Place is quiet, pretty, the service is wonderful and I enjoyed my appetizer of fried oysters which I shared with my friend as well as my entree which was the tuna steak with mashed potatoes and spinach. I will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient mid town pub. Great
    LoraKats
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Convenient mid town pub. Great spot to meet when you want to be Near GCS. Burgers are amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual pub dining for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Great casual pub dining for lunch/dinner -- small, but comfortable tables. Fine for smaller groups.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maggie's Place - what can
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Maggie's Place - what can I say? A real Irish pub. I've only been here for lunch. Pretty decent food. Friendly service. Love the geniune Irish accents the waitresses all have. Really an overall pretty good lunch experience (but not great). Don't know what it's like at night. Upstairs is pretty noisy during lunch - not good if you are trying to have a conversation. Four of us sitting could not hear a single word we were saying to each other. But the prices are fair...the food is good...and the service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Pub
    JadkVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    solid pub, always satisfied, reasonable prices for Manhattan
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    1st floor more of a bar scene , good energy , good music , fun atmosphere. Mid level floor ( in between 1st and 2 nd floor) more romantic ambiance , not as loud as the bar scene, but rather having small tables by the window overlooking the street- perfect for a date. 2nd floor more "restaurant ish" tables for 2 and larger groups, quieter , Great service , food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOR GROUPS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    I have to give Maggie's their due. I made a res on opentable for 17 people 45 minutes prior to my reservation time (last minute co-worker celebration) and not only did they graciously accomodate us all they did not make one mistake on the entire order. Brava to you and your your staff. I will say that I did call the resturant to make sure the res was received right after I made the res on opentable, but I think that just makes sense when you make a res online at 12:15 during the lunch rush.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order fast, kitchen closes soon...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    We had a reservation for 8 p.m. on a Saturday, and as soon as we arrived, we were informed that we should order fast since the kitchen was closing soon. We were meeting friends there we have not seen for a while and felt hurried. Although the Food and Drinks were good, we were glad to leave soon and go to another place for dessert. So why accepting reservations if the kitchen is closing early?
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