O'Brien's Irish Pub
O'Brien's Irish Pub

O'Brien's Irish Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.obriensnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123911516
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Irish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Wednesday through Sunday A mixture of Rock n Roll, Irish Ballads and Chart Hits. Sunday is Live Traditional Irish Music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 46th St between 6 Ave & 7 Ave
  • Public Transit: Near to the N,R,Q,B,D,F,V,7 Trains
  • Parking: No
A word from O'Brien's Irish Pub
Two Floors, Two Bars, One Great Irish Pub....O’Brien's in the Heart of Time Square is not your typical Irish Pub. Come in to enjoy our warm, cozy atmosphere with Good Pub Fare and a friendly welcome for everyone. "The Sin Bin", our upstairs restaurant and party room, which is available for Private Events, also has an outdoor balcony where you can enjoy the entire atmosphere that Time Square can throw at you. TV's for every sporting occasion, Live Music 5 nights a week, a cold beer in your hand and good food to fill any appetite, you can't go wrong here at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant.
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O'Brien's Irish Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Best burger!
    Fuzzysox123
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We picked this restaurant at random from a list given to us by the tour group we travelled with. What a find! We were a group of five. Three of us had the O'Brien burger, two had the turkey club. The beef in the burger was exceptionally tasty. The cheese was delicious and the Limerick bacon was something we had never eaten before but very flavorful. Those eating the turkey club were very happy with it. I can't comment more on that since I did not taste it. The portions were large so no room for dessert! The service was just right. We definitely would eat lunch here again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the O'Brien's Irish Pub reviews archive.
  • Bar scene, good food
    GB05
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food, good service. I was in a rush and I was served my food within twenty minutes!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do Not Go
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Entered and sent to dine upstairs and told we couldn't as other couple joining us needed elevator. Then they moved us to the front by the open window/doors. It was chilly and we asked if they could close the door and was told no. Then the music above our head was blaring and we asked if they could turn it down and again told no. They are not customer friendly and would never go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Average pub in the city, decent food, and pretty good service. I has made a reservation on opens table, but no one knew how to check me in. I was concerned that it would flag my account if someone didn't compete the check in, but the manager came through, sat at the bar upstairs and the bartender was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food - but very noisy
    Jay7
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food was excellent - like good home cooking. The service was ok - but not energetic. The bar, which is most of the restaurant is too vibrant for us. We could not talk to each other because of the music, TV's, and large crowds around the bar who have had a few. The language around the bar was excessively sprinkled with four letter words. NOT for children. The staff ignored the colorful language. It felt like a scene out of the movie, 4th of July.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall this restaurant is
    Susan
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Overall this restaurant is really just a bar. It was filled with drunken people the night before the Super Bowl. We stupidly brought our children and it is not a place for kids or Tweens. We had to squeeze through the crowded bar to get to and from the restaurant upstairs. The upstairs smelled like smoke during our dinner as we had what I thought was a decent table by the balcony but it was a smoking balcony! Then we smelled the odor of marijuana waft in from outside!! Enough said!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly but slow
    Ginger
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Overall we had a good time here. Went with a group of friends to eat, drink and chat. The bar is really nice and has a friendly feel. The staff was very nice too. My only complaint is that service was very slow. It could have been because there was a private party going on upstairs. Who knows. I intend to go back some other time. Will update my review then.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a reservation for seven
    Jeannine
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I had a reservation for seven o'clock and our table was ready! Thanks goodness as we had a large group of twelve. It was great at O'Brien's Irish Pub. We had a private alcove upstairs. Great for the three little ones that we had with us. So happy I had this reservation. The food was excellent and reasonably priced...I will go back again. Shepards pie was great!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good Atmosphere was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was good Atmosphere was fun. We ate in the main bar area on the main level. Then we went upstairs for an after dinner drink at the bar upstairs. Enjoyed
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place before theater
    BarbarafhVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    great place for a burger before theater. Sat upstairs, so noise level was good. Waitress couldn't have been nicer, although our salads never came. Wouldn't break your pocketbook either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    It is a bar and not a restaurant at all. It had decent food, but poor service. Everything was decently priced though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were fortunate to get a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We were fortunate to get a reservation for 12 at O'Brien's in its upstairs level for St. Patrick's Day as that day is probably the busiest of the year for restaurants and bars in Manhattan. The service was very attentive, the food was great for its type that day and our group had a terrific time. We definitely would go back again, especially for a group celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table, what's that?
    mc4bbsVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Good food, but the staff is completely unaware of Open Table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking for an inexpensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We were looking for an inexpensive place to spend time with some friends during this holiday season. The décor is what you expect from a New York pub. The food was adequate but pubs are not usually known for having the fineness cuisine. I had a Grilled Chicken Sandwich and washed it down with some Gin & Tonics. The service was just OK. Not a very memorable experience but not a terrible one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Irish about the Pub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    This is not an Irish Pub! I did not see one Irish person working in restaurant or behind the bar. I made the reservation on Open Table - when I called the restaurant to advise that we would be a few minutes late - I was advised that they do not accept reservation. When I complained -they accommodate the party - in hindsight, I wish they hadn't. The food was nothing special - all fried & mass produced. It was a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It fits the bill. One of many
    Warren47VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    It fits the bill. One of many Irish theamed bars in mid town where one can get a good burger, a beer, a sports event on TV and conversation should you desire it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good... not bad...
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Not the best of the midtown Irish pubs... however, it is not the worse either.. There is nothing wrong with the food, nor the service. It is an uninspired menu with little options. Seems to be a standard menu for those who believe they are getting Irish pub grub and only end up with some poor American uninspired immintation.
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  • great place in the theater
    JRJR
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    great place in the theater district, good food, good selection, nice people
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • O'Brien's Irish Pub was fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    O'Brien's Irish Pub was fine for what we wanted - not a formal dinner before the theatre. It was very noisy but that was to be expected on a Friday night. The service was very good and the server was very pleasant. She came to our table to check that we had everything we needed even though she was very busy because the upstairs dining room was packed. I would recommend O'Brien's.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort food - Good Guinness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    We were just looking for a quick bite before a show, and we weren't looking for anything special. O'Brien's pours a good Guinness and our meals were fine - comfort food nothing memorable per se.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Irish Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Pretty much what you would expect from an Irish Pub. Food and Beer were very good, the atmosphere was friendly and the prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our recent visit was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Our recent visit was great. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. If I lived in NYC I imagine I would visit O'Brien's frequently.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went after the SUnday matinee.
    Sue2You
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Went after the SUnday matinee. Not too crowded, quiet upstairs, two piece band playing downstairs. Food was good, nice variety
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable, consistent and occasional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Reliable, consistent and occasionally inventive menu items.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guinness was chilled. So was
    lilgerryVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Guinness was chilled. So was the stew. Sent it back to be warmed up...and I send things back maybe twice a year... and it came back luke warm. Fish & chips ... fish was warm, chips were half warm, half cold. It wasn't busy. It was just bad. Smoking out on the patio... but the door doesnt close right and the smoke gets pretty far into the second floor dining area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had lunch on a rainy day
    Foodseeker
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    We had lunch on a rainy day when there weren't too many customers at the restaurant. Service was very good. The food was decent and of good value based on the price. I had a burger and my friend and a bowl of chili.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional Irish Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    You know this is an authentic Irish pub when you walk in the door. Everyone that works there has an Irish accent. The menu includes traditional Irish fare. I had the guinness Beef Stew on my last visit for lunch and it was excellent. The other people at my table had the O'Brien's Burger with Irish Cheddar and Limerick Bacon and a Classic corned beef sandwich. The Limerick bacon was lean and had grill marks. It tasted better then it looked and it looked great. The corn beef was very lean and the menu said hot mustard and it had a nice spicy kick to it. Did I mention the Guinness on draft? I had been in before and tried all the appetizers. The Artichoke and Spinach dip and Crabmeat Asiago Gratinee are my favorites. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate