Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square
Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square

Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tirnanognyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127600072x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Geraghty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Entertainment: .

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Eighth + Ninth
  • Parking: No
A word from Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square
The brand-new sister restaurant to our Madison Square Garden area location, Tir na nOg is a piece of Ireland in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
Our 6,000 square ft space boasts several intimate dining areas with two fireplaces and two stone cottages. Choose from dishes like the classic shepherd's pie, pan roasted cod with lobster mash or a tender New York strip steak.
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Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A little sad for brunch
    KevvboyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The servers were not excited to see me even though I was one of only two parties for brunch at 12 on a summer Saturday. I thought the brunch menu rather limited and the service perfunctory. Wouldn't rush to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sadly a poor experience..
    Irishgirl16
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Shepherds pie had way too much potatoes,not enough meat &veg.Turkey burger was lacking flavor.Pork chop was good,as was chicken pate.. We were looking forward to good food & was very disappointed,since we were recommended by family..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gourmet food at Tir Na Nog
    PPattySmith
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This neighborhood bar and restaurant has gourmet food found only in very expensive restaurants, but this restaurant is very moderately priced. We ate there twice and had many experiences with drinks in the bar. The food is gourmet, the service is excellent and the staff are welcoming and friendly. It's a small place and the bar is noisy but don't let that stop you from having an excellent meal at a reasonable price. Highly recommend the pork chops, scallops and chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant near MSG
    Mark
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our group of 4 went to Tir na nOg Times Square before Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. It's about a 6 minute walk up 8th Avenue that is so worth the effort. Most of the restaurants near MSG are chaotic before a game or concert, while at this place you can enjoy an unhurried dinner with great service in a relaxed atmosphere. The beer list is excellent and the tap beer somehow tastes better here than anywhere else. My brother and I split a bunch of the seafood appetizers - crab cake, calamari, and mussels - and they were all excellent. My wife had Shepherd's Pie, which is better here than anywhere else. I wish they'd add Smoked Salmon back to the menu! This is a great place to bring a large group, and handle kids very well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple but ver good
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Stopped in on way to work and just had a very good steak sandwich. My timing was impeccable since they were showing the Belmont Stakes on their wide screen TVs while I was there. So a nice sandwich and a great race. Good combination and a lot of fun. Recommended
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food2.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill - Times Square reviews archive.
  • This is fun place. I love
    Kellyonthebrink
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is fun place. I love the traditional Irish decor and the Guinness!! even though the restaurant is spacious you got a warm cozy feeling. The burgers were good too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner before MSG
    Mark
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This has become my favorite place to come before a game or concert at Madison Square Garden. It's gigantic, so it doesn't get mobbed, and the service is stupendous, so the extra 5 minute stroll up 8th Avenue is well worth it. I ordered a mix of seafood dishes including clams, crabcakes and calamari and it was all stupendous. The Smithwicks on tap is out of this world. The service is always first-rate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Irish, sports, music video bar
    Cathy
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I was there during March madness to pick up my daughter at the Port Authority bus terminal - few short blocks away. Lots of fun watching the 80's and 90's music videos on some tv's and The basketball game on the others. My daughter had a burger which she said was good and I had Quinoa with veggies in a curry sauce that was great. It is a huge place with many different seating areas - some semi-private large tables - very cool. Very loud but fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-bachelorette party meal
    WClover
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We dined at Tir Na Nog with a group of 7 people prior to celebrating a bachelorette party. The food was absolutely delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff was very pleasant, although we wished our server was a little more attentive to our group, particularly since the restaurant was not very busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good brunch
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went with 3 others for pre theatre brunch. Everything was very good. A restaurant well worth going to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine choice
    Joan
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Enjoyed the experience except we ordered a bottle of wine. The server brought us the bottle. Did not show us the label. After we consumed the wine discovered it was not our choice of sauvignon blanc. Felt deceived!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch amid awesome atmospher
    Dani
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Came here after getting my Bridal Gown from RK Bridal with my bridesmaids, wanted to treat them to brunch after torturing them for 2 hours. Decent lunch specials prices considering you're in Midtown Manhattan and it comes with one brunch beverage of your choice (add $20 to make it unlimited brunch cocktails). I had eggs Florentine (which weren't on the menu, but they had eggs benedict so they accommodated me), my brunch was awesome, but since ill ve back, I definitely need to try the banana french toast! Restaurant itself is beautiful and ornate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Irishdancer
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The food and atmosphere was fabulous! I had the cod with lobster and it was amazing. Others had the pork chops and chicken and raved about them as well. Staff is friendly and attentive. Very cute restaurant! Will definitely go back. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Minnie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I was hoping for something a little more "Irish". The food was fine but it was more typical bar fare (mozzarella sticks) than traditional Irish Pub fare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dinner
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Had a solo early dinner (4:15) before the theatre. Kept it simple. The steak sandwich and a cup of tea. Simple but good. The restaurant was quiet at that early hour. Worth a visit
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Went there after work with a few friends from work and what a nice surprise. The place has a very nice ambiance with different nooks and nice dark wooden décor. The food was very very good. We all had a different fish dish and they were all outstanding. Would definitely recommend this place. and it is just one block away from the Port Authority so a very convenient location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Had an excellent lunch with two friends before going to the theatre. Have been to both locations and both are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Went for a solo dinner. Working on Broadway and had time for a dinner. Had the pan roasted chicken with mushrooms, onions, string beans, and potatoes. Everything excellent and I plan to go back this coming Wednesday for lunch with 2 friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cavernous and cold
    knickfanVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    tried this place before the game....only warmth was from the staff who were also shivering in this huge space .The few guests huddled in one area in the rear because the heating system wasn't working with 10 degrees outside ! Food OK .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place, good food, so so serv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We reserved a month in advance with a specific request. When we arrived, the hostess tried to push us into sitting in a booth in the bar area. We are a family with three Children 15, 11 & 9. We didn't want to have Thanksgiving dinner in the bar. I asked to be seated according to our reservation request. She looked around and told us to wait. The restaurant was not crowded. The area I requested had 4 empty tables that were for 5. While waiting to be seated, we had to check our own coats. Then our waitress was unfriendly, not helpful and almost seemed put out when asked for something. Service was not good. On open table, the price was lower for kids then when we had the bill my kids were charged the adult price and they wouldn't change it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an Irish Bar Should Be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Vibrant, loud and joyous bar that is the American understanding of an Irish bar. Unfortunately we are in our 60's and peaked in the 70"s. A bit loud for us. Food was good, service was good and waitress was excellent. Go for the bar scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Show Dinner
    JGMPSNYC
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Have enjoyed the bar and appy's after work numerous times, but made a special trip prior to attending a Broadway show with friends. The salmon special was outstanding and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere the food and the beers! A great spot that welcomes you in and a cozy place to relax.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    Karen
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We were there early (5pm) but no happy hour. Just thought with the big bar space there would be a few drink specials. Also I've been to Irish restaurants before and they offered Irish soda bread before the meal. This restaurant didn't offer any bread with our meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Excellent, friendly service - fast and polite. Food was good with a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Very convenient location to Penn station, the Port Authority bus terminal and the Broadway theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    maryellenVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great looking bar/restaurant with surprisingly good food. Great music. An all around fun time for our group of 9.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    epeeguy
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I'd never been to Tir Na Nog before, but my fiancee had been and greatly enjoyed the atmosphere and the experience. The offerings are very good, definitely a mix of modern cuisine and traditional fare. The drink menu is solid as well, with many selections both foreign and domestic. I had the shrimp risotto and my fiancee had the salmon, and both were very tasty. Service was quick and efficient, and we were never lacking for a refill or a check on our dining experience. Definitely one of the best restaurants I'd been to in a long time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a group of 10 for my
    lj1025
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I had a group of 10 for my birthday dinner and it was fabulous. Exactly what I wanted. The food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Everyone had a great time. The best part was easily the service. Our server, Aoife, was absolutely wonderful! Could not have asked for better! She was professional and patient but still so friendly and fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to hide away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    A great place to hide away from the theater crowd. The food is great, the staff is friendly and the décor transports you straight to Ireland.. it’s like a mini vacation in Midtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A hidden treat on W39th Street, NYC
    joey
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    A group of 4, all of American Irish background had a great meal at the W 39th st location. Tish was our waitress and she was fun and lovely and we had excellent service and awesome food. I have eaten at the 5 Penn Plaza restaurant, but I thought this location was nicer and quieter for a meal and it was a great dining nite out at this Irish restaurant. The ambience was lovely and we will definitely be back again soon!! THX!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, gracious service
    crwg
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    I recently accompanied my husband to New York for a business meeting and needed to find a place to meet a colleague for lunch and to serve as a home base before and after the meeting. We chose Tir Na Nog primarily because of its location and could not have been happier with our choice. Our server made us feel welcome to stay as long as we liked, providing service when we needed it but never making us feel compelled to order or rush through our meal. We ordered traditional Irish fare for lunch. My fish and chips was good but not outstanding. My husband said that the shepherd 's pie was delicious. Overall, a good place to meet for lunch or a drink. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was fabulous. Food
    Love2EatOut
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Service was fabulous. Food was amazing. I had a steak (cooked exactly as I had ordered) and the protions were huge.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went early so it was pretty
    Jeanne
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    We went early so it was pretty quiet, not as big a crowd as they can potentially hold. Food was good pub food. Waiter was great. Very nice place and would definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was good.
    dininginsacto
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    The food and service was good. But the noise level was incredibly loud - of course this was Friday night in an Irish pub, and many locals were obviously celebrating the end of the week.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pub and a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Great pub and a great place for beers and friends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was St. Patrick's Day and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    It was St. Patrick's Day and there was live music - great but way too loud. The staff did everything they could to move us to a quieter seat. Staff here is always friendly and accommodating. Menu was limited today for the special occasion - food was great as usual. Noise level was the only complaint
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall it was a good experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Overall it was a good experience, but it was lame that they wouldn't let us order from the breakfast menu 7 min late. Also, they did not have tap water available on St. Patty's weekend, you had to buy bottled water.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic ambiance, cozy and
    GinnaVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Fantastic ambiance, cozy and fun, food is great, service not so much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very cozy cool place, food
    GinnaVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Very cozy cool place, food was perfect, waitress took forever to see us waving when we needed something because she kept chatting away with coworkers... Chatty waitress aside, great place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We spent Christmas in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We spent Christmas in NYC travelling from the uk, and wanted something as close to the traditional turkey we could find. This menu stuck out, although we were initially apprehensive about booking an Irish bar-past experiences have not been great-and we're Irish!! This place was fantastic however. The decor is brilliant-modern yet traditional style, really open, and really clean. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Our only criticism, and it is a small one, is that the food (which there was loads of!) could have been slightly warmer. This place is a great little find-really pleased we chose here to spend Christmas Day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Tir Na Nog at times
    Beff
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Loved Tir Na Nog at times square. Food and service was great. Could have sat in the resturant for hours without being bothered. Tnn had a great ambiance and the bar scene was energetic but not over the top. Would definatley recommend for a evening with the wife or grabbing a pint with the lads after work.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic