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: 2126300249x
  • 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (19)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Menu
    buninesslunch
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great traditional Irish and Salads. Great fish dishes as well..... Great business lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    jaco55
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    TirNaNog offers a great atmosphere where friends can meet to eat and enjoy each other's company in a non hurried way Service is attentive, food is always good and prices are reasonable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 204 reviews are from the Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Shepard's Pie
    NJdiner
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Had dinner at this Irish Pub after a Broadway show and on the way home. The restaurant is across the street from Penn Station (Madison Square Garden) so a perfect stop before getting on the train for the ride home. I and my companion ordered the Shepherd's Pie -- the real thing made with lamb. It was great. Service was very attentive. The place was very busy with an energetic bar crowd. Lots of draft and bottled beers on the menu. No sports events were scheduled for the Garden this evening -- I can't imagine how busy this place must get before a Nicks or Rangers game.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food and service were excellent. There were 12 of us and we all thought it was a great place to have a group dinner. This made me feel good since I recommended it. All had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good near MSG
    Sassafrass88
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We were seated right away and had lovely, patient service. The food was excellent, but it was a very small menu. Would have liked more veg. It was VERY loud and crowded and hard to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Great, Reservation issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Made reservation, got confirmation, but not in the restaurant's system (they showed me their system). They honored it because I had confirmation with me.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MSG
    qwerty
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Pub atmosphere conveniently located if you are going to an event at Madison Square Garden.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprised!
    arlo
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Service was very professional at this restaurant and the food was very delicious. I was happily surprised.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Could use a little more selections on menu, but food was good
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bet for Madison Square Garden
    kcqbinVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were taking our family to Madison Square Garden Theater on Easter Sunday. There are not a lot of choices for restaurants in this location. We weren't expecting much but were surprised and pleased at the quality of the food we were served. The food is simple but the quality is excellent. We were all helping ourselves to the marvelous french fries on our son's plate. They graciously prepared french toast for our granddaughter which was not on the menu. I enjoyed my salmon salad and my husband enjoyed his blackened chicken salad.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    hughor
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a great lunch with fine food and friendly service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pub Grub and More!
    VickyX
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had an early dinner on April 18th prior to the Billy Joel concert at MSG. This place was mobbed. We had shepherd's pie and fish and chips along with a seafood soup and a mushroom goat cheese tart. Everything was delicious. The music was loud and the crowd chatter was louder... as long as that doesn't bother you... you will love this place!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mahi mahi delicious
    Kellyann1
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had the Mahi Mahi..perfect. my husband had the Fish and Chips well prepared. .crispy FF. Food is excellent but the noise level is over the top. Maybe we'll try lunch next time
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kicking it Old School
    NativeNewYawker
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I've visited Tir na nOg many times over the years and it never disappoints. The food is very good (Shepperd's Pie is tops and the Roasted Chicken is very good) and the service is friendly and very attentive. The location, across from Penn Station and MSG, make it an ideal spot to connect with friends after work, before a commute, before and after a game. Good selection of Beer's and the bar is always vibrant but not too loud. The atmosphere is still intimate and you can have a conversation without yelling. Definitely not pretentious as many of the bars in the area are becoming, it just is and...that's a good thing. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Irish Pub, close to MSG
    RichandCathie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Found Tir na nOg online, atmosphere was excellent and very close to MSG. Great for before the "big game". Service was pleasant, the menu flexible for my vegetarian mate. Price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Irish Pub
    Philln
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    made a reservation on open table an hour before. Went there before the rangers game. the place was packed! I got a Guinness immediately. they got us seated & served promptly. Had the sheperds pie and my wife had the scallops. very good. excellent service, good food! Located across the street from MSG. I will make it my destination before any event at MSG!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.
    Lou59
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We all were very pleased with our choices of entrees. I recommend the fish and chips.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was disappointed. Clearly quiet for a Saturday night. Had to move our table beaches a band started setting up right next to us. The food was typical bar fare but tried too hard with items like tuna tartare. This was served with Pringles!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indredible Food, odd service
    eatravelive
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The food was perfect and the prices, though typical of NYC, were worth every penny-we both ordered seafood. The service was a little odd. When we didn't order drinks the waitress disappeared and never came back until we flagged her down to order our meals. We were chatting away, so perhaps she didn't want to interrupt, but it was odd. Had we not been busy chatting away we would probably have been annoyed at being ignored. Once we ordered, the service was excellent. I would definitely go again because the service early on had no impact on our enjoyment of the meal. We had a reservation and were seated right away. I would definitely recommend reservations for busy nights like weekends or when there are events at Madison Square Gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place in the Penn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My favorite place in the Penn Station/Madison Square Garden vicinity. A friendly place with surprisingly excellent food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate