Due to proximity to MSG and a Ranger game on schedule,
it was hard to enjoy dinner when you are surrounded by hyped
up hockey fans getting their buzz and quick bite before game
time. I enjoy sport but for a Friday night dinner after a
long week, definitely not the right atmosphere to be in. The food
is good at best. But I will give them another try.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was not sure what to expect, and it was perfect. The bartenders and waitresses acted like the had all the time in the world for you. Beer was great, as were the drinks.
Everyone loved the food but I though there could be a couple of extra lighter entrees, like salads. Other than that, I would still go back, we had a great time there before our event at the Garden.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant you feel
Wonderful restaurant you feel transported back to Ireland. This has been one of my favorite Irish restaurants for years!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I want to start this off with i would go totally go back. We went on St. Paddy's around 730. the place looks great, had a nice table, food was great, sheppards pie was a bit weak everything else was awesome. they had live music and it wasnt to loud, it was perfect. Here is my problem with this place. My waitress. not the other ones. Mine. She was unfriendly, bland, and neglected us for 20 minutes. We were done dessert and waited for the check for 20 minutes. no lie. it took me that long to get her attention away from playing with another staff members beard. I went from happy to angry in those 20 minutes. if i knew her name i would let you all know to avoid her, but she never said it. I will be back but, watch out for this one.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Great Escape from Penn Station
It's hard to find a decent place right at the heart of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Tir na nOg solves that challenge very successfully.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice restaurant just across
A nice restaurant just across from the Garden and Penn Station. It lived up to its internet billing and was a pleasant surprise. Would definitely return. Unfortunately the bar is very small, so it was impossible to get a seat any of the three times I tried, but, know now I will only be there to eat.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great time had by all..service
Great time had by all..service was friendly and fast..would recommend.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food&service near Penn Station
Needed early dinner with friends close to Penn Station so they could make their train home easily. Not a lot of choices on a late Saturday afternoon. We remembered Tir na nOg from many years ago. Excellent choice. Very well-prepared dishes, good portions, good prices. Our server was great. One of our friends had no problem getting multiple substitutions, and she was very pleased with everything. The pork chop was massive yet perfectly cooked, as was the portion of mahi mahi. Only disappointment was that they were changing the beer taps when we got there, but btg prices for wine didn't hurt. And many excellent tap beers were available later. The bar filled up while we were there, but the noise lever never roared.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will keep it short. The salmon
Will keep it short. The salmon entree was so delicious, I'm afraid I won't try any other dish.
Please keep it the way it is on the menu.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was impeccable --
Service was impeccable -- we were a table of high school friends reuning after about 45 years -- the management gave us special seating, and let is stay as long as we wanted (which ended up being 2 hours, and at a busy lunch time) as we had so much to talk about. Wait service was pleasant, efficient and patient.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 4 adults had dinner on Saturday after the matinee. I had baked clams and the double pork chop. They were great. My wife selected from the gluten free menu and had the shrimp which she enjoyed. The 3rd person had the leak soup and shepherd's pie and she said it was very good. The 4th person had fish after the crab cakes. We were all happy with our meals and would revisit this place. It is right across from MSG and the P.O. Parking lot right across the street. Go on line for parking coupon.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite!
This is one of my favorites whenever I am in NYC. Great location, a simple, yet always delicious dinner menu, and great service. Try the turkey burgers. They have a unique flavor that makes them so yummy! If you're just looking to have a drink (or two!) and a few appetizers, I'd also recommend. I love the wood decor and the authentic Irish touches. Definitely a good find.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place to eat. Food
Very nice place to eat. Food was yummy and staff was very nice. The design of the place was beautiful, would good back again.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even if Tir Na NOg were not in such a great location, it would be a find: very good food, ambiance and excellent service. It's location across from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden are incredibly convenient -- I first went with a friend who had 3 hours between trains; we had a very good meal, plus fun with live Irish music. I've been back after shopping in the neighborhood, and with friends before and after they caught trains. It has never disappointed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service in Manhattan
I was impressed with the food & service very friendly atmosphere and you feel comfortable and wanted.
my salmon dish was the best salmon I ever had.
the location is very good and easy to reach for every one especially for those who live outside the city in different boroughs .
By the way I am a very difficult person to be pleased according to my friends so this restaurant must be very good to get a review like this by me. Trust me its excellent.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic soda bread!
Excellent food, great waitstaff, huge entrees easily enough for 2 to share. Very authentic-looking decor, our waitress was actually Irish and brought us extra soda bread. We dined early to catch a show, and the restaurant & bar started filling up about the time we left. We would definitely eat there again. We were staying near Penn Station & this was very convenient and a real find.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the open-faced steak sammie!
The food was surprisingly delicious! We chose this location simply because a few of us had to catch a train at Penn Station. The server was incredibly sweet, they were very accomodating of our bags, and the food was very yummy! We mostly stuck to the lunch menu, but the brunch items looked good too!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time here and we were a little worried becasue it was so empty. But it was 8:00 on a Sunday night so that's probably why it wasnt very busy.
The waitress was very attentive and very nice. The food came out hot and was very good. My husband said it was the best pork chop he ever had.
We would definately go back there again. It looks like if it was busy time of day it would be a fun place to hang out for a few drinks and watch a football game!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Step Above the Typical Irish Bar
This is a real restaurant not a regular NY Irish Bar. Food and setting is better and acceptable for casual work related lunches. Not a fancy place either but always solid menu items and surroundings.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the chicken, pork chops
We had the chicken, pork chops and shrimp/risotto... All were absolutely delicious!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, very convenient to Penn Station, good service.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a decent restaurant in the Penn Station area and came upon this terrific bar & grill. Food and service were both wonderful.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Close to
Love this place! Close to MSG and Penn Station. Great food, great service!!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice near MSG
Went to Tir na nOg last week-end with my teenage son before a Rangers game. We had made a internet reservation from Quebec CIty the week before, When we showed up, they had our reservation in the computer and we were seated readily. We shared an apetizer (very fresh litteneck clams) and I had a sheperd's pie whereas my son had a pork chop. Nothing fancy, but everything was good, tasty and well done. The portions were just the right size, not designed to feed the entire Jets O-line, and the service was efficient and just friendly enough. It is not overpriced but not cheap either ($80 for 2 tip included). All in all, I recommend this place, especially if attending an event at MSG and looking for something other than fast food.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waitresses and staff were
Waitresses and staff were outstanding. Very friendly people !
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lively Pub
If you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner you won't find it here. It's wonderfully crowded and noisy with after work drinkers and diners. The menu is limited but the food is very good. The service was speedy but at no time did we feel rushed. The double pork chop was flavorful and perfectly cooked. P.S. They make a mean Irish coffee :)
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
PERFECT EATS BEFORE A GARDEN EVENT
We arrived a bit early for dinner before seeing the Eagles in concert at Madison Square Garden. Small back bar was the spot for a perfect pint. Our hostess said we could be seated as soon as the previous party had vacated our table. This did not happen until our reservation time 45 minutes later. Our party of six enjoyed soups and salads followed by a decent choice for dinner. Food was on the mark. We had time before the show so had dessert and coffee. Our waitress was plesent and very attentive the whole time. Being directly across fom the Garden was great as far as being close and easy. Quite a good find.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tira Nog is always a great
Tira Nog is always a great place to eat. My wife and I like to eat before MSG Events. This time was before the Eagles. Always a pleasure. I would recommend to everyone.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A smoked salmon appetizer
A smoked salmon appetizer used a good quality salmon on a corn blini, a twist on the usual buckwheat. Scallops and Pork Chop entrees were excellent. The cider brine rendered the pork chop moist and juicy without additional fat. Irish Coffee? Well, hard to screw that up and cinnamon ice cream for dessert--three scoops per order--very generous. My reband (a recycled husband), thought the ice cream had too much cinnamon--maybe, but still good.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pre-concert meal
WE were going to see the Eagles concert at the Garden - I had made a 6:15 pm reservation on-line - I arrived 15 minutes early and they were very polite - they were able to seat me a few minutes later - waitress was very good and knowledgeable. Food was very good - we had three different dishes - sirloin, pork chop and sheperds pie and they were all terrific- looking forward to going there again
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot near MSG & Penn station
Just opposite from MSG $ Penn Station on the 8th Ave side, this is a nice Irush pub with excellent ambience, food, & drink. Very noisy and busy at lunch or after work, the bat area was very crowded but the dining area, while busy, was comfortable, the menu is small but the service was attentive and the food was very good. As appetizers, the crab cake was meaty and delicious and the chopped chicken liver pate tasty and well presented. The Shepherd's pie is a house specialty and was excellent as was the sautéed shrimp. Reservations are necessary for dinner and it is very busy on week nights and prior to events at the Garde.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Restaurant/Great Location
Last night, four of us dined at Tir na nog prior to our attending a Rangers game. The food, beer selection, and service from the host to the waitress were all excellent. The establishment is in a great location, across the street from Madison Square Garden. In addition, we were able to secure a reservation through Open Table and our table was waiting for us upon arrival. I highly recommend the restaurant.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprised and delighted
Four of us planned going here for a festive, fun, and non family Thanksgiving dinner and chose it for its location after the parade and because although it is a pub, the menu seemed to be experienced and well crafted, what we were looking for. We were impressed with the plates and service though and would return for a meal anytime in the penn station area. Higher end pub atmosphere approaching the experience of a good restaurant. Still a rowdy group of beer guys at the bar but if you sit in the nooks well away from the bar you can have a foodie, fun meal. Beet risotto? Check. Long list of beers on tap? Check. Older Irish waitress who doesnt miss a thing? Check. Well practiced without being formulaic, this pub is a keeper for dinner.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with a group of 6 with my office staff. We had a great table in a room off of the bar area, in front of a large window. It was a nice environment, perfect for an Irish Pub setting.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great choice to eat close
A great choice to eat close to MSG! Really good food, fun atmosphere, very attentive staff. We were expecting sub par bar food due to it's proximity to the Garden but it was really delicious! Would definitely recommend!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great if you have an event
Great if you have an event at MSG It is across the street . I was late for my reservation and very happy that they saved the table
And the place was busy
Great burgers. Very noisy
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
You gotta love the Irish
Loved the Cavan man at the door--he's so friendly.Very convenient for a retired couple from Long Island---right across from the LIRR !!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely will return!
Fun-filled, delicious food, fabulous host to our company Christmas outing! Thank you! Look forward to returning to NYC and Tir na nOg. Merry Christmas, happy holidays & safe New Year!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I met with friends for drinks and burgers - the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was festive!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT PLACE TO DINE PRIOR
GREAT PLACE TO DINE PRIOR TO MSG EVENTS. LIVELY ATMOSPHERE, GOOD FOOD/SERVICE IS A PLUS. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY. FAMILY ORIENTED AND WIDE VARIETY OF FOOD ON CHILDREN'S MENU. LOVE A RESTAURANT WHERE I HAVE A HARD TIME CHOOSING AN APPETIZER AND ENTREE; EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM