Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG
Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG

Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tirnanognyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 630-0249
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Geraghty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With private dining available for groups of 20 to 75 we can custom create a menu perfect for your group at reasonable pricing. Space for cocktail events is also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Bernice Hughes 2126300249x
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday and Saturday night beginning at 10pm from September to May.
  • Special Events: See our facebook page for all upcoming live entertainment and special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Avenue btw 33rd and 34th Street
  • Public Transit: A,C, E, 1,2 and 3 subway trains to 34th Street Penn Station.
    LIRR, NJ Transit and Amtrak trains also at Penn Station a 30 second walk from us.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Several private lots around the Madison Square Garden area, 34th Street and 9th avenue lots also.
A word from Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG
A piece of Ireland in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Tir na nOg offers the warmth of an Irish pub with a new American menu. The bar boasts 22 draft beers from Ireland, Belgium, England and American craft breweries. A small but concise wine list has something for all palates and our extensive Scotch and Irish Whisky list provides a perfect ending to your meal. Service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive with a few Irish employees always willing to tell a story.
Please note that open table reservations are for dining only. While we have bar tables tables available for drinks and bar food we do not accept open table reservations for just drinks.
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Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (28)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food close to MSG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Love this place, neariy every item on the menu is delicious!!! High quality seafood and meats. Not your traditional bar and grill. Literally across the street from Madison Square Garden. Due to traffic I was running late for my reservation. Manager went out of his way to ensure we still got a table. Great service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    mpl6744
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Whether it's before dinner at an MSG event or just dinner with friends, this conveniently located gem is a great place for really good food at a reasonable price. I love eating there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food and service
    SteevVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    i eat here once a week and i've never been disappointed. great food always and swift, friendly service. don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniem
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Always enjoy this place, nice people,good food and good prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Pate'
    Pattimac
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Enjoyed a very nice dinner at Tir Na Nog this week, We enjoyed the oysters, they were fresh and cold and delicious. The chicken liver pate was excellent, something I have everytime I'm there. My friend had the porkchop and I was lucky enough to share it, it was fabulous and I had wished I had ordered it. I tried the shepards pie for the first time and while it was good I found it to be a little to salty for my taste. Skipped dessert too full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently excellent
    jaco55
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Food is always great; selection is broad; desserts are homemade and delicious ( whipped cream is exquisitely good and the lemon tart outstanding) Service is attentive and the staff gives you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and your friends -
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Staff is very friendly & accommodating - makes you feel at home - service is spot on
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irish restaurant
    jb39
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good food with lots of choices. Much more than ordinary bar food, and much better than a typical sports bar. Excellent service. Many beer choices, but also wine. Convenient location near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    jaco55
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food is always great, service is warm and welcoming, they give you time to relax and enjoy. Lemon tart is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, lame service
    Kamsking423
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    If our waitress had looked us in the eye once, I would've given it 4 stars. The fried calamari with banana peppers was delicious! I'm a big calamari fan, but never had anything mixed in with it - nor had I ever eaten banana peppers. I was pleasantly surprised what a nice combination the two flavors made. Ordered the Sea Scallops for dinner, and they were wonderfully cooked, but the beet risotto they were served with, while flavorful, was also somewhat crunchy. On the plus side, the food and drinks were all served very quickly, and our water glasses were kept filled (without having to ask). The place is also very loud, so wouldn't be great for a romantic dinner, but was fine for two friends catching up over a meal. I'll probably be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    ACEs
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The servers are friendly and quick. I go here before every Ranger game and in an hour I have lunch/dinner and a few pints. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    jaco55
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food is always very good, variety offered is wonderful, daily specials delicious, the Trinity - soup, salad and sandwich is perfect amount of food and delicious. Service is always good, the staff very polite and anxious to help make your visit here a good one . They give you plenty of time to consider your options, enjoy your meal and even linger a bit. Eating here is always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find - Very Welcoming People
    alwayslookingforgoodplace
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really enjoyed, food excellent - especially burger and great fries. Reasonable prices. Service outstanding, from the greeter at door to the waitress. Felt so welcomed, a new find for me....Penn Station area a wasteland, this is a real find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining near MSG
    mpl6744
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Tir Na Nog is our go-to place to dine when we are attending events at Madison Square Garden. It's usually a noisy and bustling NYC scene, nd the food is delicious. I recommend the potato soup (YUM!) and the tuna tartare (love it!). Really enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service and food are wonderful! I usually order the pork chop because it is so delicious! The Maitre d is friendly and funny. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JPdines
    JPdines
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It is a lively, noisy, friendly Irish pub with a limited but tasty menu. The wait staff is attentive but doesn't hover or rush you. They make a killer Irish coffee. 😄
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD
    Mike
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Unfortunately, we were seated too near the bar. The noise level was much more than "energetic", it was awful. We couldn't have a conversation acrooss the table. Food was OK, service was great - but the noise would probably keep me from going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened?
    rockyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This used to be a favorite for lunch - meeting anyone near Penn Station. Was there 2 weeks ago - only shepards pie was at all Irish. Food was just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great beer on tap
    roxi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the food was good, very close to the garden. the beer on tap had great choices, the service that we had was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Pub near Penn Station
    JaydeeVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife had a train into Penn Station arriving about 9pm and I was looking for a good restaurant that was close. Trip Advisor had a good review of this pub and since it was right across the street, we went here. We had the fish special and it was delicious. The beer was great, too (a must for an Irish pub!). I think this will be my go-to place to go before getting on the train or after getting off. The wait staff was prompt and helpful, but not obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and easy dining close to MSG
    JoeAllenGoodNight
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Chose Tir na nOg on a friend's recommendation and wow, were we glad we did! Convenient to MSG (across from back entrance to MSG). Arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation, no problem, seated right away. Hostess politely explained we had 1 1/2 hour time limit, which was fine with us as we were going to see a show. Drink orders were taken and served promptly, dinner order taken right away. After we ordered dinner we found out my brother and his wife were joining us....no problem, they couldn't move us to a bigger table but brought over chairs and we squeezed in. Food came out so quickly I thought "how could this be good?" but my salmon was perfect, others had burgers that were awesome and my pop has sheperds pie, not a bite left!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celtic Horror
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Rude hostess, lousy service, very good food. Won't be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • uj627
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Met by enthusiastic hostess who seated us promptly and asked if we were seeing the Eagles concert. Waitress was Prompt, friendly, accommodating and did not rush us. Great burgers, ok mussels did not need sausage, nice salads. Overall pleasantly surprised by a venue so close to the Garden.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near Penn Plaza...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very hard in the hustle & bustle of Penn Plaza area to find a nice place for lunch...where you can talk & hear one another.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great locationfor lunch
    Time2dine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Chicken bacon chipotle sandwich was delicious tender meat, tasty bacon with nice seasoning with good bread. Fries crunchy & well seasoned! My friend enjoyed the cheese burger & liked the cocktail drink. Bill was $50 before tips. Also came here few other times for business lunch & never felt rushed & food always comes out hot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irish Pub Fare
    Sheil31VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a typical Irish pub restaurant. The host is most welcoming and there are plenty of tables so one does not feel like they are in a bar. The food is good but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After show dinner
    KindaHateFood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Calamari came out under-cooked, but that was quickly and happily corrected. Wife loved the scallops and risotto (swapped beets for mushrooms). Strip steak was fine, as was potato tart and veggies. Caught it just before dinner crowd, so it was mostly empty. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Convenient spot across from train. Easily accommodated two gluten-free diners. Would recommend, will likely return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Noisy
    DaveDManalapan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and service were fine. It's one of the few restaurants near Madison Square Garden. they take reservations. The noise level is so high it's impossible to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a class joint
    wino
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Seemingly iconic, requires some tolerance. Superb food and drink. Too small for comfort.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pub environment
    Ksmitty
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place is a great pub environment with food that is way above your typical pub fare. It can noisy but that's part of the fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and friendly
    Emjay
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The dry vodka martini didn't taste like the Grey Goose I ordered straight up; it was weak and lacked the consistency of Grey Goose. The tomato salad was awesome, and the scallops/risotto were very good, but bread wasn't offered, and there was not vegetable. Considering the price of the entree, we thought that was a tad chintzy. That having been said, Tir na nOg is a friendly and convenient spot that"s for brunch and/or lunch. I've dined there and had drinks there on many occasions when in New York and am certain to return. Our server was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food; loud atmosphere
    AuntBetsy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My friend and I arrived around 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday for an early dinner (w/in a block of Penn Station for ease in catching an evening train). We were amongst the first few tables to be seated, but soon all tables were full and the bar area was overflowing with a standing-room-only crowd. By then, the volume in the restaurant was so loud that my friend and I were no longer able to converse. This could have been frustrating except that the food was so delicious and the service so appropriate that we made the most of this exceptionally good meal. Go for the food and the party atmosphere but be prepared for cacophony.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG reviews archive.
  • Terrific find
    ShelzVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were looking for a place to eat near Madison Square Garden, and found this pub. It could not be more convenient to our concert at the Garden, so we gave it a try, and boy, were we glad. This will be my new go-to whenever attending a Garden event! The drinks were amazing - not watered down at all - the food was great as was the service. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    YumcaoVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a frustrating experience. We had to hunt down a server after no one came to our table at all. Then when we mentioned that we had a concert so were on tight time constraint, nothing changed. We ordered drinks and food together - but then once the food was delivered no one came to check up on us. We had to hunt someone down for our check as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting interior
    Auntieem
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was fascinated by the carving and design of the interior. Food was great although the noise was awful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PUSHY HOST/MANAGER
    NYCNATIVE
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We took my mother-in-law here to eat before a concert at MSG. Our reservations were at 6pm. We enjoyed dinner, our server was very nice and at 7pm on the dot the host/manager ( an Irish older man) came over and asked us to wrap it up because we booked our reservations on OPEN TABLE and that only allotted us an hour to eat. I was appalled. We had already asked for the check at that point but to have someone come over and basically tell you that you needed to leave was something that in all the years of living in NYC has never happened to me or my husband. I will never eat there again before a show at MSG.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre MSG concert find
    disppointed
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Tir na nOg is our favorite place to eat and have a cocktail or two when arriving to NYC from NJ. The food is very good and the Irish staff are very, very friendly. We have never had a bad meal there. Good wine list, great steak, salmon, fish and chips, corned beef sandwiches, friendly bar tenders. Great pre concert and the Garden place. Right across the street from Penn Station.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Shepherd's Pie
    Beachside
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Noise level was distracting, but our table was waiting for us. Drinks came quickly but bread wasn't served until after our food arrived. Shepherd's Pie was yum and. Read basket very fresh.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • graduation lunch
    patms
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were a group of 7. The food was superb... the mussels with the fennel was outstanding, and the service was perfect and attentive. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a bar
    TJR2
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had been here a few times before and it was good. This time was just pretty awful. First, we got a phone call to confirm our reservation. The woman stated that we would have to eat quickly because our reservation was for one hour only. They stated that they were very busy and needed the table. This was before we even got there. The waitress was bland, the food was boring, the service? what service? It's a shame, used to be a fun place to grab a bite before a concert or before catching a train home. Too many other good places to go, dont waste your time with this one.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate