The Press Box Restaurant & Pub
The Press Box Restaurant & Pub

The Press Box Restaurant & Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thepressboxnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123171826
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Michael Broderick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: For all you private dining needs, from corporate events to sit down dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Ryan 8777238014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 49th and 50th
  • Parking: No
A word from The Press Box Restaurant & Pub
The Press Box Is Located ON Second Avenue Between 49th & 50th Streets and we are proud to offer our superb lunch, dinner and takeout menu to local residents and office workers alike. You are welcome to come and relax here while enjoying a bite to eat in our cozy bar which boasts a selection of twelve tap beers and a fine choice of wines by the glass and bottle. Perhaps you would prefer to come for brunch to sample our famous Traditional Irish Breakfast or how about our popular three course prix fixe dinner which, priced at $19.95 is one of the best deals in Midtown Manhattan. If you’re looking for somewhere to host a party or event, please come and see our beautiful second floor "Press Room" with hand crafted mahogany woodwork, exposed brick work and a glass frontage opening on to the Avenue. We cater parties from 10—100. Call Kim or Joe to plan your birthday party, office event, rehearsal dinner, christening, etc. We'll take care of everything!
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The Press Box Restaurant & Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Hamburger
    DonGVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had the Pat La Frieda Burger. and it was excellent. My wife had the chicken cobb salad, wish was good (chicken was moist, not dried out, etc) except the chicken was coated with rosemary, which she does not like. We were early, around 6 pm, and it was not too noisy. Will definitely return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite nice!
    mmdurham
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you're looking for a clubby comfortable place to sit back, have a beer and eat, The Press Box will satisfy...though steaks and burgers reign supreme, try the Caesar salad and the mussels or even the salmon...you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the The Press Box Restaurant & Pub reviews archive.
  • The service was great . However
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The service was great . However , some of our party did not like their food , including several of the same dishes we had during a previous visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average pub food
    Cattleco
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was a good place to watch playoff football but the food was pretty average.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Burgers!!
    MaryLVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I've been here twice, once on a Sunday for football and once on a Saturday night for dinner. The burgers are fantastic! Atmosphere-wise, this felt like 2 different places. Great for Sunday football and they show every game - with fans of all teams cheering. We sat in the dining room on a Saturday night - warm and comfortable. Love it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good and plenty
    nycisgreat
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I have written at the Press Box for lunch twice already, so I decided to take my husband and son there for dinner. The food was great and everyone really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak!
    skim
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The Press Box is a great neighborhood restaurant. Service is always friendly and down to earth. The food is fair to good, but the steaks are always fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • right in the hood
    KnittingMom
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    We usually go there every year for st patty's day, and you know its all about the drinks, but the guys in the office needed a nearby spot for an inexpensive lunch and it really was perfect, good food, good service and close by.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and price were right.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    The food and price were right. From hamburgers to Tuna, everything was delicious. The wait staff was also very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place - Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    This place was excellent. The atmosphere was fantastic. They didn't blink and eye when we showed up 30 minutes late for our reservation. The food was awesome. Whitney, our server made the visit that much more enjoyable. She was attentive, knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. I was visiting NYC from Houston where we have a lot of nice resturants but I will always find my way back to this place everytime I am in New York!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food was
    brunchmom
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Great service and food was mostly very good. We didn't like the ribs, however, but all else was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, however food
    foodVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    Nice atmosphere, however food was undercooked and we couldn't get server's attention.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Tired out & ready to eat at a local neighborhood restaurant near 50/2nd. Read the reviews ahead & we were not disappointed. Good solid food, reasonable prices & cozy seating in the restaurant in the back beyond the bar. Great choice if in the area & looking for good food at a good price in a cozy neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the quite evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    We enjoyed the quite evening and the food and service was nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfortable atmosphere, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    Comfortable atmosphere, good food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here after visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    We ate here after visiting my daughter at college. It is near her dorm. It is nothing special from the outside but the dining room in back is comfortable. We had the very reasonably priced Prix Fix menu ($32). The food was good, prepared as requested. The waitress was very attentive but not overly so. The desserts are made in-house and the apple crisp I had was very good (although more of an apple tart than a crisp). We will return when we are in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food though it was
    sA1983
    Dined on 9/5/2011
    Excellent food though it was a quiet night at this bar/pub.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The word "pub" matched with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    The word "pub" matched with an indecorous exterior may make the unwitting passerby not take a second look, but inside is a suprisingly spacious place for dining. Dim lighting sets the mood for romance, not Hollister shopping, and the hushed murmur of fellow patrons allows you to talk without yelling. The prices are not low, but the meal portions match them well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't come here for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2011
    Don't come here for lunch or brunch - the food sucks and service is worse. Probably good just for drinks and football.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall