PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant
PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant

PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pjmorans.com/
  • Phone: (212) 753-6440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am;
    All Day Brunch Menu: Served Saturday & Sunday;
    From 11:00am - 12:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Mr Jack Cheng
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: PJ Moran’s would love to host and cater your next private function. From office events, to birthday parties and family gatherings, the restaurant is available for almost anything. Our staff is ready to work with you to ensure that your guests enjoy themselves. Visit our Party Package Section for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Mr.Vincent Mulligan 2127536440x
  • Entertainment: Drink Specialties.
    A Drink Special and complimentary Buffet from 5-7pm weekdays.Come inside and enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness at the bar from one of our friendly bartenders; or allow one of our skillful staff to mix you one of our renowned frozen drinks or a specialty hot coffee drink. We also offer wine by the glass and an extensive signature Martini menu. With this many choices, reasonable prices, and world class atmosphere either at the bar or in the lounge, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay for a while.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th & Madison
  • Public Transit: 3 East 48th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues.
    Subway, take the B,D,F,V to Rockefeller Center (47-50), exit the 48th St Exit walk one block to 5th Avenue.
    Grand Central is located Close by on 42nd and Madison Avenue where you can take all major subway lines, 4,5,6,7, & Metro North Railroad.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or Parking at the Rockefeller Center on West 48th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues.
A word from PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant
28 years ago, John Mahon and Eamonn Maher realized their dream. Their goal was to create a pub with old-world charm and warmth near the heart of the big city.
They wanted to create an up-scale pub that embraced its neighborhood roots. John and Eamonn had a vision of intimate booths and secluded tables with the smell of mahogany permeating through the room. They discovered a bar and restaurant that was as comfortable as your own living room. The space was in the perfect location where tourists, locals, and the business elite could sit side-by-side to enjoy a pint together. Located close to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, right down the block from Rockefeller Center and the bustling shops of 5th Avenue, they knew they had found their future home. There, in the space formerly known as "The Gathering Steakhouse," PJ Moran's was born.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (1)fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • An Irish Pub
    MaroisronVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From a full Irish breakfast to fish and chips. From Harp and Guiness to Stella and Leffe. What is not to enjoy? If you have a touch of blarney in you this is a don't miss place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good, not great
    RUSHFan0612VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Went here with a bunch of work colleagues (13) to take one guy out for lunch on his final day with the company. I realize that it was a World Cup Soccer day, but as a result the restaurant was completely packed for lunch and thus the service suffered. Also, they need to majorly expand their menu...choices for appetizers were minimal and the ones on there were expensive. How can an Irish pub not have any "finger foods" like wings, poppers, mini-cabbage rolls (or whatever else) on their menu so that people can share? To me this place is good for lunch at best, I would never come here for dinner. Maybe I'll be back in the future, can't guarantee that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good, but the service was terrible. Our waitress spent the majority of the time we were there leaning against the bar while talking to others. She never came by to refill our drinks, I had to approach her at the bar to ask her to do so. She never brought us the check, even after we were done eating for nearly 30 minutes. Another waitress finally brought the check to the table, while our original waitress continued to lean against the wall and socialize.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • V Good
    Done
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very good food service ambiance decor and a wonderful photo of Eddie Kavanagh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem just off 5th Avenue
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We hadn't been here in a half-dozen years and were pleased to find it had lost none of its charm.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charging for refills? Really?
    Sonnie512
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    In this day and age I believe this place is the only place left on earth charging for refills on iced tea. The food was ok. The dining area was cramped and the 2 giant tv's located in the dining area had the patrons in the bar area staring at you while you ate. Very uncomfortable. AND we usually tip 20% which I believe is the going rate but they add on an 18% gratuity automatically no matter the size of your party. We didn't like that! But being 18% was added to our $20 worth of iced tea we let it be!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good value for NYC
    meatsweatVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Burgers were very good. Shepherds pie was very good, could have used a bit more moisture. French fries were tremendous. Food prices were very reasonable, but drinks are typical of NY prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over-priced. nothing special
    131222
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This bar would get a better rating if their food and service matched their prices. It wasn't bad, just not THAT great. For the price, you could spend your money getting a better meal elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUR EXPERIENCE WAS THAT IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    OUR EXPERIENCE WAS THAT IT IS A WONDERFUL RESAURAMT IN EVERT WAY !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh..
    KeepItSimple
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Server was nice. The booth we were sat in was nice, cozy, and romantic, but there was one such booth. The main dishes were big disappointments. Chicken pot pie had a nice crust (thin but tasty) but inside it was watery and was just hunks of chicken. The chicken hunks were OK but I could have done better. I might have had two tiny pieces of carrots and not much else. The shepherd's pie was awful looking. Try imaging plain ground beef covered in a thick layer of dry mashed potatoes. I am not sure who thought that would be a good idea for dish. My fiancee had a hard time eating it because it was so dry. On the plus side they had Swiss Miss hot chocolate!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An average pub. Order beer:
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    An average pub. Order beer: the cocktails and wine are so-so. A request for a pasta with a different sauce was honored and the dish was okay, but the burger was ultimately awful. Only the first bite was as ordered, medium rare, then the meat quickly turned to medium well and the steak fries must have been cooked in old grease because the smell was so strong that they were impossible to get as far as my mouth. And a smile from any of the staff might help.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine for a casual business
    JordanFPVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Fine for a casual business lunch, but nothing special
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Great food. Great service. Special center booth table provided with OpenTable reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Looking for a quality, but affordable, early dinner choice during our NYC shopping/Rockefeller Center Tree trip... The table was ready and waiting when we arrived, service was both fast and friendly, food arrived after very short wait and everyone (including the kids!) was completely happy with the meal! Highly recommended for a quick, quality, simple/traditional pub fare anytime you are in NYC in the Time Square/Rockefeller Center area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At first this was going to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    At first this was going to be a big disaster. We were told that our table was given away eventhough we had a reservation. We had 16 people including some kids that made this situation a big problem. We showed up 15 mintues early but we were told that they tried to call us about a half and hour before we were due to arrive. I did not hear my cell phone in the hustle and bustle of NYC at Rock Center. Luckily, the manager with the help of the hostess finagled 2 tables for us to have for our lunch. A restaurant should at least give you the opportunity to show up. If you are late even a minute, then I get it. The waitress did a great job dealing with the 2 tables and the food was fine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burgers, reasonable prices,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Good burgers, reasonable prices, kid friendly, great location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a party of 12 and everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    We had a party of 12 and everyone was happy with both food and service. Most of the party got hamburgers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 15 for lunch last minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We were well accommodated for a large party. Our table was ready when we arrived and the service although prompt was not the greatest. This usually is proportional to party size therefore no biggy. However was very busy and several times chairs were being carried over our heads. Food was nothing exceptional in fact onion soup was totally lacking. Needed to try it probably would not repeat. To many other places to try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I choose to go this pub restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    I choose to go this pub restaurant because it was close to Rockerfeller Center, I didnt want to spend a arm and a leg for dinner and decided on this place which turned out to be a big mistake the place was cramped it was way to warm, it took forever to get our food order last the food was horrible, I would of been better off spending the extra somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Typical Irish Pub fare. Food
    Donna0313
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Typical Irish Pub fare. Food was good, service was excellent. I would stop by for lunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat right rock enter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    We're able to get us right in with the open table reservation. Great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had researched on the Internet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    I had researched on the Internet for some restaurants which were within a reasonable distance from our hotel - The Westin Grand Central on East 42nd Street. P.J. Moran's came up on this search. The service from start to finish was overall satisfying. The food, starters and main courses, were served quickly and efficiently. My calimari starter was pretty good. I ordered a sirloin-type steak main course which was fine but not memorable. It simply would not make it's way on to my Top 50 Steaks of all time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place poor P.R.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    At first glance this place looked like a nice place but things went downhill fast. First, when the hostess asked to seat us she took off leaving us in the dust and losing us in the bar crowd. We got to our table and found another group settling in to our seats. The manangement told us that it would be about 30 minutes before we could be seated. We told them that we had a reservation. They then asked the table jumper to leave the table. The food was very good and we were all happy with that. The problem was that it took forever to get our food. The worst part was the bill. They charged for soda and iced tea refills. Also, had gratuity added to bill for table of 5.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standard pub fare, convenient
    montskelVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Standard pub fare, convenient midtown location. Nothing special, but did appreciate the festive atmosphere during holiday season.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited NY to see the tree,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We visited NY to see the tree, and I made the reservation at PJ's over a week in advance. I knew that it is a busy time, and I fully expected to wait for our table of 9. My issue was the hostess. When we arrived early, I told her we would be waiting outside, and asked if we should expect to sit at the time of our reservation. Her reply was "I hope so". I went back to her at the scheduled time and asked how much longer and her reply was "I have no idea." Finally, 25 minutes after our scheduled time, we asked if we could split our party and maybe get seated. By then the manager came to the station and took excellent care of us. We were seated within minutes. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After-theater treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We have been to PJ's before and always satisfied. Although our reservation was for 5:30, we arrived early after the theater, at 5:00, and they were most gracious about seeing that we did not have to wait long for our table. It was a bit crowded, but we were comfortable, and the food and service were very good. I would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a value
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    My Chicken sandwich had the bun burnt and too pricey for the sports bar atmosphere
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a large group of nine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    We were a large group of nine. Staff was efficient but quality of food was poor. My son ordered a steak medium rare came out well done. My fish was overcooked as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Describes itself to be more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Describes itself to be more of an upscale restaurant but it is really just an overpriced sports bar. Decorated nicely for Christmas, but the food was just average and there are many better places to go I'm NYC.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The chicken fingers were to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    The chicken fingers were to well done, the chicken marsala was very well done(thank goodness for the sauce), the fish of the fish and chips was very dried out as was the shepherds pie, but we had a great table, they seated us right away, and did not rush us and our waitress was just wonderful and so accomadating, and we could walk to radio city
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • PJ Moran's offers guests a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    PJ Moran's offers guests a warm, comfortable environment where families and groups can enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner. Lovers of comfort food would enjoy the menu selections. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting, helped in no small part by the graceous waitstaff. We will definitely make this a regular stop on trips to NYC.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone made use feel as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    Everyone made use feel as ease. Service was great just as was the food. Looking forward to my next visit..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordered a shrimp sandwich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Ordered a shrimp sandwich and got the cod instead. To be fair, the waitress did fix the bill. Also, ordered pork chops and got shoe leather instead.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for lunch during work,
    DespinaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Nice for lunch during work, big portions and great service. Great value for money.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There is no reason for typical
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    There is no reason for typical pub food to be bad--yet it was. Perhaps going during the week for lunch is a better time to go, but the restaurant was almost empty in the early evening. Burger ordered medium rare, arrived medium well and once the waitress called my male companion "dear" it was over for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you're looking for some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    If you're looking for some great pub food in midtown, PJ Moran's is great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time at pj Morans.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Had a great time at pj Morans. It was the perfect setting for my friends and I , who had not seen each other in over 30years, to sit and relax over beer and wine and good food. We were not rushed. Service was very good and friendly staff. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Irish bar in midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    PJ Moran is an Irish bar in midtown with modest-size dining area in the back. Best dining choices are the traditional Irish fare. Loved the fish and chips. There were several dinner specials with value prices. Reservation for 8 was ready for us booked days earlier. Attentive, friendly service. And no automatic tip based on our group size--a good sign. Good drink values, including wine by the bottle, considering midtown location. 8-10 beers on tap. Four stars based on who they are, and what you expect from an Irish Pub with restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed brunch after Mass
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    We enjoyed brunch after Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The location was good as was the food and our server was outstanding. We made reservations but it did not appear that they were needed. The friendly atmosphere and low noise level allowed for quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I chose P.J. Moran's for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    I chose P.J. Moran's for the convenience prior to a concert at Radio City. The menu online was varied enough to please any palate. The onion soup was disappointing as it was mostly bread and broth. The Irish Steak while described as flambe was never afire. Portions were good, presentation weak and the staff was attentive. Will probably look elsewhere if going to Radio City again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate