O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant
O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://odonoghuestimessquare.com/
  • Phone: 2129972262
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Michael Quinn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Back area available for up to 40 people
  • Private Party Contact: Fergal Burke 9143741355
  • Entertainment: Live music, DJ & Juke-box

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btwn 6<sup>th</sup> & 7<sup>th</sup> ave.
  • Public Transit: Time Square station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking after 6pm Monday thru Friday, Saturday or Sunday all day
A word from O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant
Located in the heart of New York City, O'Donoghue's is Times Square's newest addition, blending the excitement of the Big Apple city with the old Irish warmth.

With 24 beers on tap, 10 HD plasma flat screens, traditional Irish and American cuisine and a charming staff, O'Donoghue's is the perfect place to unwind after work (happy hour specialty drinks), for sporting events (showing all major sports channels) and private parties (party packages available).

We're right in the middle of the Theatre District, so stop by for pre/post-theatre meal & drinks, or if you're just shopping around town.

We're also around the corner from the most famous New Year's Eve celebration in the world, the Times Square's New Year's Eve Ball Drop, so plan your holiday parties with us!
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O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good Food and Lively Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a reservation for a party of 5, but ended up with an extra person and arrived a half hour early. They gladly sat us early even with the extra person which was great considering it was fairly crowded. We mostly had traditional Irish food like shepherd's pie. It was very good and a decent size portion. Prices were reasonable especially for New York. It was noisy, but I consider that normal for an Irish pub. It felt vibrant and lively.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here!
    SamMaxMom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was absolutely outstanding, as well as the Raspberry Watermelon Martini. Food was timed well. We just finished the OD's Spicy Shrimp appetizer and our dinner appeared. I had the chicken pot pie, which was amazing and my daughter had the Sautéed Breast of Chicken. We both cleaned our plates but found room for the Warm Chocolate Chip Brownie Sundae. The waitress was very friendly too. I would highly recommend O'Donoghue's and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mangles
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We needed a place to have dinner after a movie and I found o'Donoghue's. It fit the bill perfectly. Pub fare and cold beers. We arrived 20 minutes early and were immediately seated. No problem. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just off Time Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The location is great and the basic bar food menu is good. The place is crowded and very loud so don't expect a quiet dinner and relaxation from a hectic day.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    foodsmelife
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Knew I wouldn't have allot of time prior to a show on Times Sq and an Irish Pub seemed like a good fit. The had my table reserved even though busy on a Saturday, was seated right away. Food was surprisingly excellent. Figured/hoped it would be good but exceeded expectations. Mussels in a wine/bacon/blue cheese sauce was incredible. Loved the flat bread pizza. Bangers and mash better than most and son loved his yellow fin tuna entree. Service to take orders, drinks etc... a little slow and dinner came a bit quick as apps were barely finished but otherwise for a busy place it was a really nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Nice surprise
    Diannesview
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were surprised at the food. My Italian spinach ravioli was superb and my husband had traditional Irish shepherds pie and it was very good. Waitress attentive and prompt service. Only negative was tables a little too close but ask for a different one.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TCLG
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    good food and atmosphere food quality burger before a broadway show
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was not good. I ordered a buffalo chicken flat bread and it wasn't remotely "buffalo." It was a basic pizza with fried-beyond-recognition chicken.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location, location, location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Especially for those visiting NYC, what a great location -- only a block off Times Square. Would definitely recommend a reservation if going there for dinner. The service was attentive without being obtrusive and the food, though tasty, was what one would expect from pub fare. Even though I didn't recommend this restaurant as "kid-friendly" we did have our grandchildren (ages 14 & 12) with us and they too enjoyed the overall experience. We were very please with how accommodating the wait-staff was to them.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not kid friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was good, but despite having a kids' menu, the restaurant was not kid friendly. It is definitely more of a pub than a restaurant. Would be a great place to go after work or before a show... as long as you did not have your kids in tow like we did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Pub Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Met friends here before a concert. Really nice pub; liked the atmosphere a lot. Bistro seating plus regular tables and of course a bar. Well designed because although it was as noisy as a bar should be, we didn't really have to shout to be heard. Beers were all great tasting. Flatbread appetizers were just average. But my cobb salad with grilled shrimp was delicious. Crisp lettuce, perfectly seasoned shrimp, lots of avocado, egg not overcooked, dressing tasty. My husband had Seafood Fra Diavolo: calamari, shrimp and mussels in a spicy sauce over linguini. Nice presentation. He said it was very good. In other words: nice pub with food that is much better than typical pub food. We'll go back for sure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic Irish Pub
    C5HHKVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We had delicious, traditional Irish food and enjoyed it. The restaurant in a little narrow so there isn't a tremendous amount of seating but they accommodated our table of seven comfortable and our waitress was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second time dining
    barb
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our second time dining here and was actually requested by my group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Roni
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I was disappointed because it was too noisy. Food was fair. The Ruben sandwich corn beef was a thick piece of meat, not nicely cut. Rest of food ok. But, not great. Macaroni and cheese fair. Bread pudding good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed dinner after matinee
    Irishlass
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Lovely hosts. Enjoyed traditional irish fare. Bangers and mash.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We didn't have much time for dinner, but this was just perfect. We were able to have our drink and enjoy a heart-warming dinner before heading off to the theatre. It was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Adriana
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We selected this place for pub food and a selection of beer. Food was decent. My beef stew was nothing special and meat was chewy. Service was also fair. I had to ask three times before my table received any water, while I noticed tables that sat down after my group immediately received all their drinks (INCLUDING water).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ravioli in an Irish pub?
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Sad there were not many traditional Irish meals on the menu. The Shepherd's Pie was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Evening at O'Donoghue's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My wife and I were in NY for the Toy Fair. We visited O'Donoghue's on a cold evening and were first greeted with a warm and cozy atmosphere. We had a great corner table where we could talk and have some degree of privacy even though the room was full. Our meals were fabulous. I had the pork chop with veggies and mashed potatoes which was perfect comfort food on this cold evening. It was our most positive dining experience on this trip because the total package (atmosphere, waitress, food) was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a pub atmosphere.
    Inspectress
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a good, inexpensive restaurant, to enjoy pub like food before attending a theater performance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • post matinee dinner
    Marcel
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The menu had a wide selection, including lots of Irish favorites. The food was generally excellent and the portions were fairly generous. Lots of flat screens to follow numerous sporting events. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. The prices were reasonable. A definitely worthwhile stop in the Times Square area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Service and food was great! Surpassed the Irish bar food expectation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Pub
    LotusVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Lively, fun pub in the theatre district. Reasonable prices, delicious food. Try the Shepard's Pie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pub
    DocCVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The food was fairly priced for a prime spot location in Manhattan n the theater district. We had a great seating location for four. It can get loud but it is a pub. The drinks and food were good and enjoyed by all. Only downside was right near the front of thy establishment was a homeless man asking for money when we entered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Delighted
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great atmosphere on Christmas Day , our waitress was amazing, so cheerful and friendly despite rushing around. We went back for lunch few days later when it was quieter - still very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere for Christmas lunch
    Christmasjumper
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We are a family of four who went for Christmas lunch. We had looked for somewhere serving a version of a traditional lunch and the price was good. When we arrived we were pleased to find it was busy and there was a good atmosphere. There were sports on the tv screens and Christmas music playing. We were served drinks immediately and our food came shortly after that. The meal was nice, a little different from what us Brits usually have but enjoyable anyway. Our waitress was very friendly and chatted to us each time she passed our table. It wasn't the day to take a long time over the meal and we were given our bill quite quickly but this was understandable as they had people waiting. We enjoyed our Christmas lunch in New York.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place to dine
    JD77
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Christmas day lunch - good menu and size of portions was great. We did have a table right next to the door which was off putting due to the cold wind and noise of customers paying etc at the cash desk. The main lady at the front door was not friendly at all and seemed rather put out when my mum asked for her freezing cold potatoes to be reheated. She came back with what sounded like a very sarcastic, 'are they warm enough for you now?' comment. However, our main waitress was extremely friendly and made some recommendations that were not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was there for Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I was there for Christmas Eve dinner. It was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly. The food was great. A great experience. I would definitely go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre show dinner
    grandmaT
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Excellent for a pre show dinner or a bite after work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Broadway Shows
    Avon9Liz
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    O'Donoghue's is our favorite place to go for pre-theater dining. The food is always hot, fresh and just like home cooking. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keep bringing more friends there!
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Just love this place. The staff is wonderful, the food tasty and the décor is great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not much,, but a good place
    manacapuruVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Not much,, but a good place for a big group near the theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad start, but finished strong
    openmindedVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    My open table reservation was made almost a month in advance. We arrived promptly only to be greeted my the manager who started out telling us that she had cancelled all open table reservations because of the Holidays. I assured her that mine was not cancelled and she did find us a table within 15 mnutes. The table was in the louder bar area, but it all worked out well. Food was very good ,server very helpful and attentive and the bar crowd was loud but not over the top. My three teenagers were all entertained by the bar crowd. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orgainized Chaos?
    gbnfl
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We had reservations that we were slightly early for. The hostess, stared at us with a "deer in the headlights" look, did not speak & went to get the manager. The manager then told us we were early, & instead of offering us to wait at the bar, instructed us to "leave & come back". We came back at her requested time, to be greeted by the same hostess, who again, could not seat us without going to find a manager. A "walk-in" table was seated before us, at a better table... we were seated at a very small table practically in the line of traffic. Twice our drinks were removed from the table before inquiring if we were actually finished with them. Food was "ok". Not one of my favorite spots in NYC.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cannot Go Wrong
    TwoJ
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I was meeting a close friend from out of town and decided on O'Donoghue's. Overall, great experience as food was good, selection of beers was exceptional and service was outstanding. I used open table to make reservations for two and when we showed up with 3 people, the service team could not be any more accommodating. We were promptly seated and let's just say the seating was cozy. O'Donogue's is a pub so it is crowded, busy and loud. So not the place for an intimate meeting or rendezvous. Service was food were great. I highly recommend O'Donoghue's ad you cannot go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Irish pub
    Jhkim01
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Enjoyed Guiness and beef stew. Was very good. A nice change from the Times Square usual of Bubba Gump Shrimp, Fridays, Olive Garden, etc.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hearty and cozy pub is a gem
    NYNewbie
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Lovely little pub with wonderful Irish fare in the heart of the theatre district. Prices are reasonable, service was top notch and the mac and cheese dish was delectable. Highest recommendation! My husband enjoyed the bar and flat screens with an iPad for two hours while the rest of the family took in a show. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O'Donoghues: Great Home Cooking
    Avon9Liz
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    O'Donoghues is our favorite pre-theatre dinner place. The food is always hot and well-prepared. The service is the best. They make sure you are in time for your show. Waitress always chats about the show you are going to and remembers you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FUN, FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
    KJMER
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We came here for dinner following a show. We had grandparents and kids along. When you walk in it's a warm, lively Irish pub feel. We sat in the back in a nice booth overlooking the whole bar/restaurant. Restaurant really only includes a handful of tables in the back. The atmosphere was great, football on the TVs, people enjoying the bar, but it was definitely appropriate for family dining. It was a little loud for the grandparents, but overall, it was a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pub food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We would recommend this place to people who are deaf so they won't be blown away by the noise level. Otherwise, it was a hopping place and the food was good for the kind of restaurant it is.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.