Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th

4.1
594 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on 121 West 45th Street (Between 6th & Broadway), Connolly's Pub & Restaurant Times Square is a family owned and operated traditional Irish pub and conveniently located in the heart of Times Square and minutes away from all Broadway shows and NYC attractions. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant has come to be known as NYC's premier venue for great food in a traditional Irish atmosphere. With 50 different beers to choose from, we offer a unique environment for happy hour, business functions, family gatherings and weddings. Our three floors, plus our rooftop bar, can accommodate parties from 15 - 500 people. 45 large flat-screen TV showing every major sporting event. The Klub 45 Room, located on the 3rd floor, is home to weekly live music. Come join us for a great time!
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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great ambience on Rooftop even though it was a bitterly cold day. Food was delicious and served timely. Would definitely go back. Only drawback? Thought/hoped by using Open Table we would have a reserved table not stuck next to the front door (which would have been blasted by incredibly cold air each time it opened) or told to eat upstairs (which would have been exceptional had the heat remained at a consistent warm temp).

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EllenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Hardly any of the wait staff wore masks so I will not be going back here anytime soon.

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JodiR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious! The staff was awesome. Our server recommended the cheesecake with Irish cream, I believe it has ruined me for all other cheesecakes.

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vipAidanG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and quick too! Went before a show and had no problem getting to the show on time.

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MaurB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at Connolly’s. Food was delicious. We will be back. Our table location was a bit chilly with other guests continuing to open slider door to go out to smoke.

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AmelieO
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome. Provided great service and had a great sense of humor.

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PaulA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great menu options, near the heart of Times Square. Service was quick, efficient and accurate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had reservations for 5 at 7:45, and were seated quickly after a quick vac check. It was noisy and pretty crowded, but after a brief wait our drink and food orders were taken. Our orders arrived in a timely manner and everyone at the table seemed pleased with the meal. We enjoyed another good time at Connelly’s and plan to return on our next trip to NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to NYC for a holiday vacation with the family. We stayed nearby and found Connellys online when we were looking for someplace to eat our first night. Did not expect the food to be so good! Restaurant is beautiful, food is excellent as was the service. Would come again.

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vipMollyandJake
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place!!!!! My husband and I have been coming here for years. The staff is always so welcoming. Bernie is the best!! Always a good meal at reasonable prices.

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JacquieS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Although I reserved a table over a week in advance, when I arrived there was no proof of reservation and the host did not seem to care. He was rude and luckily they happened to have a table that they put us at. I’m not certain why this happened, but I was seriously disappointed since I had come with a friend via train from 2 hours away to eat prior to seeing a Broadway show.
Apparently, some step of this process fell apart or was rudely disregarded.

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MacTavish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never went here because we were 3 minutes late and they cancelled our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great. It was crowded and loud. The service was as good as it could have been with the packed restaurant.

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dacoach55
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were very disappointed in the service. The servers passed our table SEVERAL times without asking if we needed another drink, if everything was okay. We had to flag them down and it was unpleasant at best. We've been here several times before but I doubt we will be returning any time soon.

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LindsayC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite when in NYC. Amazing Staff, food and atmosphere.

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vipDoriR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was fine and service was good. I was surprised that the restaurant does not adhere to COVID protocol. Vaccines were not required and no staff wore masks.

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CaraT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First, we made reservations on open table and hostess laughed saying I couldn’t have?!? She sends us upstairs to the rooftop. The waitress came over for drinks and we never saw her again.. at all. 30 min later we’re still sitting there with menus waiting to order. So I finally flag someone who works there to order. Tips if you happen to not read my above review… 1. Never ever.. get the nachos Nirvana. Small, tasteless and there’s about 8 burnt chips. 2. Don’t go hungry because the food is not good. Kids had mozzarella sticks, hubby got a burger and my tiny wings and one small piece of celery for what we paid we left still starving and we never got another drink because the service WAS terrible! Never again would ever go there and left disappointed as well as hungry. Live and learn sadly

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KarenM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed the full Irish breakfast, which was a good value for a restaurant in midtown Manhattan. I've been there twice, both times dining alone, and I think the large TV screens are helpfully entertaining for those dining alone. The service is fast, which I appreciate. On the negative side, you don't seem to have any one single server responsible for your table, thus no one stops to follow up and ensure your food came out to your liking or if you want any additional food/drink. You simply need to catch whoever is running past your table, and your request does always get to the kitchen or bartender.

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SharonR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was very disappointed that our vaccination cards and ID’s were not requested when entering, and was also concerned. The other member in my party also felt uncomfortable, but said we should stay. I was disappointed that the staff was not masked. I saw only one person on the staff with a mask, but it was not covering his mouth or nose.
The food was fine, but once the order was taken, the server did not return to ask about the meal or to see if we wanted anything else, including drink. A different server came to ask about dessert, but also did not return to ask if we wanted coffee refills or anything more.
Because of the lack of adhering to the safety protocols of NYC, I will not return to this establishment.

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HOLLELEE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservations we on time, great seating and service. We enjoyed our meals and would return again.

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nelson71
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My god...how awful can a place be in one sitting? We literally waited 30 min for utensils and someone to take our order. The English breakfast had dried out puddings, severely undercooked bacon, cold beans, half ripe tomatoes and they somehow managed to undercooked an over easy egg. My wife got the eggs Benedict and had to send it back because the eggs were hard boiled and the bacon almost raw. Bloody mary was horrible, mimosa was weak and it was undoubtedly the worst, slowest service I ever had in a restaurant.

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Wanderer
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was very average. Fish and chips: chips were fine. Fish was tasteless and too much breading. Tartar sauce was disappointing.
The place was loud.
The service was good. The food came out fast.

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vipMcrew
Louisville
62 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Average. That is all!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Hard pass. Regret not just leaving. Host was a hot mess and groups ahead of us and our group were never asked for vax info as is required. Didn’t down on us until we were seated. Thankfully had space around us and are all vaxxed. Food was poor at best and everyone left at least half their meal for the trash. Kilkenny pint was the bright spot and our server was good. But food quality makes it worth going elsewhere. Never brought up food or anything just wanted to get out as soon as we could and thought it wasn’t as much preps as that just how they make it and poor ingredients. Any re-fires we’re going to be the same thing.

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Joeallen
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We've eaten here a few times. Its location is convenient for a matinee. The menu offers a nice variety of lunchtime favorites. The service is accommodating. Overall, a good choice for a pleasant lunch.

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evar
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

El desayuno estuvo muy bueno y gran cantidad.El servicio la mesera se perdió varias veces y la otra que nos atendio no nos dejaba terminar de hablar.

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LarryG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We’ve been to Connolly’s before and really like it. Unfortunately, this time we had a server who was just not attentive. After we were seated, we waited about 15 minutes before the server came to our table for drink orders. After we placed our food order, the food didn’t come out for a long time. People who came in after us were being served, but not us. After 40 minutes, we called our server over to ask about our food. She seemed surprised we hadn’t received it and went to check on it. She came back about 5 minutes later and informed us she forgot to submit our order! She was very apologetic and got the order prepared right away then,.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was very slow. We sat on the rooftop and it appeared that our server had the majority of the tables, it wasn’t her fault. She tried, I don’t think they have enough staff to take care of the number of tables they seat. The food was average, nothing special. Ambiance was great, great location.

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vipCharlotteF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very busy and servers forgot to put our food order in.
Sweet staff kept apologizing but couldn’t get their act together. This is a fun bar but don’t go pre-theater if you are on a schedule. Food is pub food and totally fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating. We came into town late due to a travel delay. I made several attempts to call ahead to see if I could get a grace period w/ no answer. Once we arrived, they were able to find a table, which was appreciated.

They were short staffed but still good w/ little delay

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Glorialuvs2dine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They didn't check my vaccine status and there wasn't a mask to be seen. I left and went next door.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food, and convenient location!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating as we had a personal in a chair and needed ground floor seating. They opened their side pub for us and our server was attentive and kind

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vipSouthernBelle1968
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you’re looking for fish & chips or shepherds pie, they had pretty good options. And you could watch college football for a bit as well. We sat in the rooftop area. It was a busy Sunday morning, and service was a little overwhelmed. They were super polite though. Probably a little understaffed due to covid. I will say that it was very warm, too warm, but nice and bright.

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GigiC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there after a Broadway show. First time there...did not disappoint. It's fun place...staff friendly and very responsive. Would definitely recommend and definitely plan on going back when I'm back in the city for another play!

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Joeallen
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten here several times. The food is good and the service commendable. The location is close to the theatres. Overall, a good choice for a pre-theatre lunch.

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Whitezin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Irish pub to get a good meal and drink. Service is quick and friendly. This is our go to place when we are in Mid town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience the waitress was fun and up beat food was great and the drink was strong as hell which means it was fabulous, was a great birthday weekend

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waitress was noticeably intoxicated, she checked back several times because she had forgotten our drink and food orders. She never bothered to write anything down and at one point just slid into the booth next to me to go over the menu items again. My husband got violently ill within 30-60 minutes after leaving, and although management and staff were notified we never received a response. There are a dozen other restaurants within a stones throw, go anywhere but Connolly’s.

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EllenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was overwhelmed. Short staffed, as are many places. Was surprised that the first floor restaurant wasn’t open when we arrived. We had to go to roof top. They seemed to be overwhelmed. No one the to seat us or say to seat yourself. Very confusing. Hoping next time the main first floor will be open.

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Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 597-5126.

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 45th is rated 4.1 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.