Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th

4.7
174 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Located on 43 West 54th Street (between 5th & 6th), Connolly's Pub & Restaurant 5th Ave is a family owned and operated traditional Irish pub conveniently located in the heart of Midtown and minutes away from The MOMA Museum. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant has come to be known as NYC's premier venue for great food in a traditional Irish atmosphere. With many different beers to choose from, we offer a unique environment for happy hours, business functions, family gatherings and weddings. Our two floors can accommodate parties from 15 – 100 people. Large TV screens showing every major sporting event. Come join us for a great time!
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RobertD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellnt restaurant. Had lunch and dinner while in city. Food was beyond delicious . Recommend fish and chips dumplings. Service excellent

JM
vipJonathanM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted warmly at the door and felt very welcomed. Will definitely go back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Pricing is really good as well.

JM
JamesM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

food was only mediocre, but not too expensive. Service was fair.

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WilliamH
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reasonably good food, well served, great Irish Pub ambiance.

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KeithW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food at a budget price. The food was hot and plenty. Quiet night but still the staff were attentive.

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RuthW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good basic food at a fair price ( for NYC ) Our server was attentive & was aware of our 8pm show time at City Center. Would eat there again if in that vicinity.

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MarylouiseH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service could not have been more attentive.food well prepared,fairly priced and we sat for 2 hours to catch up after a10 year break in a friendship..rare to find a place that doesn’t RUSH you in midtown.!! Definitely return!

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vipLexie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a nice, friendly, cozy place to get a good meal at a reasonable price.

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vipKateP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting with a friend

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vipamyv
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

No bottle service even if you buy a bottle and tell them to keep it.

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Countrygirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect location for our show at the NY City Center-We were greeted by a friendly host who checked in to make sure everything was good. Waiter was attentive. We ordered the classic dishes: fish & chips and Shepard's Pie. Very good and the portions were large. Overall a great experience and would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avevo la prenotazione ma non mi hanno fatto entrare perché non avevano tavoli disponibili. Pessima esperienza

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was good. They seated us near the stairs downstairs. The noise from the bar was very loud. Service was good and the cost was about average for NYC.

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vipHank
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Connolly’s delivers good food and service, consistently, at reasonable prices in a lively setting. I’ve been a satisfied customer while on business and on weekends for years and recommend them to friends and family often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food!!

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BKLNdiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I only had the mashed potatoes and iced tea. Both very good. My companions had more substantial food and seemed to really like it. Nice vibe to the place. Very personable and efficient staff. Clean enough bathroom. We were there at 5:00 on a Saturday evening and it was quiet, but I imagine it gets noisier later in the evening. The carpet could use changing.

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FrankB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Host, bartender, servers were all incredibly polite. The Irish know how to make you smile and feel at ease!
Food was good - what you’d expect in an Irish bar. No complaints. Very Good happy hour specials (especially for midtown NYC).
Friend ordered a burger rare and actually got it rare - a seemingly difficult thing these days.
Would definitely revisit. Great people working here!

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vipSenior
Detroit
87 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice place with good service but food just average.

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VarunG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner after a visit to MOMA

BH
vipBonnieH
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service absolutely wonderful. Pub looked very authentic. Between the charm of the waiter and the ambiance, I felt as though I were in Ireland. The problem for me was that I like to eat low-fat, healthful food and the menu has almost no items that fit that bill. I ordered a Greek salad. I know that this is the wrong thing to order in an Irish pub, but i wanted something healthy. It was very, very mediocre. I ordered the house balsamic vinaigrette instead of the feta vinaigrette that it come with. The dressing was inedible. I tasted a friend's black pudding and it was delicious.

I would recommend Connolly's for the Irish pub experience, but warn those who are watching the calories that this is not the right place.

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RosemarieG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the place, the people & the food. Everyone was so accommodating. We already highly recommended. Very satisfied, can’t wait to go back.

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vipDoreen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch place!

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vipoceanbreeze
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience dining at Connolly"s Pub and Restaurant. I was looking for a place close to Studio 54 where I was attending a matinee. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Connolly's. The staff was friendly and I enjoyed listening to them speak with their Irish brogue. The burgers we ordered were cooked to perfection and the sweet potato fries were yummy! Connolly's has a nice menu with something for everyone. The pub was quieter than most restaurants that are close to the theater district and we weren't rushed. Service was terrific and our waiter was very attentive. Connolly's has two other restaurants within a 3 mile radius and it's obvious why they are so successful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff friendly and on the ball

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vipjfd62
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff! Very fun.

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LynnB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Picked Chicken pot pie, dough was undercooked and not edible. A person a couple tables away was a very loud talker and very distruptive. Unlikely will go back.

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vipRichardB
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Connolly’s on 54th St. Roanon the host makes us feel welcome immediately - a true Irish host. The food and service are always excellent and although the portions are substantial we always manage to clean our plates. In a neighborhood of easily found tourist traps this is a wonderful home.

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BarbaraS
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a very friendly, relaxing and atmospheric place for a pre-theater lunch or dinner. The food portions are very generous; you won't go away hungry.

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BenW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Shepherd’s Pie in the city! Great atmosphere, excellent service!

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SueQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for friend's lunch- good food ,great service, friendly accommodating staff

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Caffiend
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, attentive, and quick service. Delicious food. Generous portions. Comfortable and laid back atmosphere. We look forward to going back.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great Asian salad in an Irish pub-unexpected. Went very well with Guinness!

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butterflower46B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, all around great place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit and let me say it never disappoints. The N.Y. strip was fantastic and every time we have been there we have always had a great conversation with the owner. This is. A great place!

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vipArtist
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We requested seating upstairs, where it was mostly empty and quiet. Service was attentive and friendly. The food was good, but not special. However, I will return and give it a second try.

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susanl
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were never rushed. Staff was truly pleasant. Food was excellent. Would definitely go again.

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PatriciaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waitstaff .. the Shepherds Pie was yummy! 😃

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vipHank
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Come to Connolly’s for a casual business lunch or break in a day of shopping or visiting midtown museums. I’ve eaten here 20+ times and have always left feeling well-treated. The food is good, reasonably priced for midtown and the service is spot on. See you soon!

MM
MollieM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly atmosphere! We will definitely return again soon - and try out the other Connolly’s Pubs around town!

FAQs

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 489-0271.

Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 54th is rated 4.7 stars by 174 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.