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McHale's Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
389 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
Voted best Irish Bar in New York City by the diner’s of OpenTable.
Come join us soon for a wonderful dining experience.
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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, European, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 957-5138

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Rizzo

  • Catering

    Voted best Irish Bar in New York City by the diner’s of OpenTable. Come join us soon for a wonderful dining experience. Make a reservation now!

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Event planning team at 212-957-5138 or send an email to- contact@mchalespub.com

  • Private party contact

    contact@mchalespub.com: (212) 957-5138

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    51st Street between Broadway and 8th ave.

  • Parking details

    Quick Parking -1633 broadway - Entrance on 50th Street - Tel. #212-445-0011. There are also a number of other parking lots surrounding the restaurant and oftentimes there is street parking nearby.

  • Public transit

    Subway: 50th Street 1 2 3 C E; 7th Ave. B D E; 49th Street N R Q; Times Square N Q R S 1 2 3 7 A C E; Rockerfeller/47th Bryant Park:B D M F

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AB

    AlanB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Surprisingly not crowded for a Wednesday between theater shows. But the few groups where very load. Food was ok as is the place a typical pub. Service was friendly but a bit slow.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Amazing cocktails!
  3. MG

    MorningsideGourmand

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    For a simple meal post Broadway, it's perfect for anyone. The service is excellent with very kind and attentive waitstaff. Drinks are excellent, and the food is pubgrub but well done. Bravo, McHale's.
  4. AK

    AlanK

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Basic menu for an Irish pub. Not the best shepherd’s pie I have eaten but it was okay.
  5. T

    Terrible

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, a real gem. Thank you!!
  6. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately we were running extremely late for our reservation due to traffic issues. Restaurant was very accommodating with my messages of pushing back our reservation time. We were never able to dine here as we would have been late for our next engagement
  7. CM

    ChristinaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    everything was very good. very nice restaurant.
  8. S

    Sean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    I was disappointed. I ordered the chicken sandwich with horse radish mayo and i was served chipotle mayo. I am sensitive to chipotle. I was brought 3 more chipotle mayos and told they were horse radish. Also the bun was seeded and i can’t eat seeds. That should be on the menu. I would have asked for a sub. We had 4 in our party and paid $120 with no alcohol. Everything should have been perfect.
  9. JW

    JanW

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  10. DR

    DonR

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had the shepherds pie. Perfect portion. Could have used more meat and peas and carrots.
  11. JM

    JaneM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and the service was good as well. A good place to go if you are going to the nearby theaters.
  12. FW

    FrancesW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible food, poor waitress, horrible bloody mary
  13. AG

    AnnemarieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, fabulous food could not fault anything.
  14. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was excellent!!
  15. 2

    23rd

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Would highly recommend. Food was amazing and service excellent.
  16. RJ

    RevJoJoT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, reliable place to grab a bite & a drink, & to catch up with friends.
  17. S

    Stone

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and attentive servers.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was dry and over cooked. Waitress was amazing! Chicken fingers were so over cooked you couldn't eat them!
  19. C

    Catman718

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the authentic pub feeling. Always come here before theater.
  20. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I'm happy for the restaurant and staff that they were full, but in this continued COVID environment it was unnerving to be in such a tight space with so many unmasked people. I've been there many times and this is the most crowded I have every seen it. Everyone was enjoying themselves and it was very loud. I know this is my issue but in case others are very cautious right now, they may want to be aware that because it's a convenient restaurant with good food, it may be a bit much as people are venturing back into getting out and about. I definitely will go back again because it is a good place, but maybe not when it is as busy.
  21. S

    Sheesh

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff friendly and atmosphere was awesome!! Food was really good (smashed peas were a favorite)!
  22. SR

    SteveR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love McHale's...awesome Irish Pub. My go to in Midtown.
  23. TJ

    TJ265

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we enjoyed in the few days we were in NYC. The shepherd's pie is maybe the best shepherd's pie I've ever had. We were grabbing dinner before a broadway show, and we were amazed at how fast the service was. I think we were in and out in less than an hour, but we never felt rushed. Very casual and relaxed atmosphere.
  24. SC

    ShaunC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place in the city & a must every time I go out there!!!! Great food, great service & just an awesome experience every time
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great soccer environment! Good beer selection too!
  26. N

    Nivek

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great location for a quick bite near Winter Garden. Very lively sports bar atmosphere. The day we went there was a huge shipment of beer so it was extremely noisy and cold because they kept the door open the entire time. Pub food was ok. Best part of our meal was the cheesy onion soup. Needed more wait staff especially during pre-show times. There was only one waiter plus one server covering the entire place. If you like watching sports especially soccer while dining, then you’ll love this place.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch with two kids before a Wednesday matinee. The restaurant was empty but the staff was accommodating and kind despite the early hour. Kids were happy so mom was happy. Lovely staff.
  28. k

    kate

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Close to the Neil Simon. Poor food, however nice atmosphere and great service.
  29. DH

    DonH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was fresh and flavorful. Waitress was attentive and kind. Very noisy.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit to city
  31. SR

    StephenR

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the staff was very attentive. This is a good place to go before the theatre.
  32. HK

    HannahK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good spot for a casual bite or drinks in midtown.
  33. MK

    MaryKayH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We went in after a s wow-the service was fine, the food was not! My burger was small and just not good. My daughters bangers and mash was just ok. We had the two meals 2 glasses of wine and our bill was $75. This was not a highlight!
  34. EM

    EricaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely extended lunch with family. Server was polite, friendly, and attentive to our needs.
  35. a

    atasteofbrazil

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice neighborhood bar and grill. The chicken tenders were tough. Staff nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub atmosphere. Awesome buffalo chicken Mac n cheese as well as a hearty shepherds pie. Great service too!
  37. KB

    KimberlyB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great pub/restaurant close to Rockefeller Center and in the middle of theatre district. Service was awesome and food delicious. Will definitely visit again when looking for a quick casual bite.
  38. MD

    MaryD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great service, delicious food, fantastic cocktails An all-around fun place!
  39. AL

    AlyssaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    The service here was awful. Was asked to see vaccination card and ID which was not an issue but we were told we took too long to get everything out and was told “you should really download an app, it takes less time”. Was seated at a table and server came up to us and asked us if we were only drinking or if we plan on ordering food too. Drinks were mediocre at best and food was fine but bland. We asked our server for two glasses of water and they were never brought to us. We asked for water a second time and we were given water in plastic cups with no ice where as tables around us had water in glass cup with ice. We had to ask multiple times for the check and when doing contactless payment our check was not able to be found. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant even though the ambiance was great.
  40. DP

    DebP

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After Rockettes dining. We made reservations for 11 when we got there early, thank goodness, we were told the kitchen closes at 11🤷‍♂️🙄. Food good, kinda rushed by the manager/owner but we took our time and enjoyed ourselves inspite of him!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

McHale's Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McHale's Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 957-5138.

McHale's Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for McHale's Bar & Grill

251 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    51st Street between Broadway and 8th ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, European, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Quick Parking -1633 broadway - Entrance on 50th Street - Tel. #212-445-0011. There are also a number of other parking lots surrounding the restaurant and oftentimes there is street parking nearby.

  • Public transit

    Subway: 50th Street 1 2 3 C E; 7th Ave. B D E; 49th Street N R Q; Times Square N Q R S 1 2 3 7 A C E; Rockerfeller/47th Bryant Park:B D M F

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Rizzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 957-5138

  • Catering

    Voted best Irish Bar in New York City by the diner’s of OpenTable. Come join us soon for a wonderful dining experience. Make a reservation now!

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Event planning team at 212-957-5138 or send an email to- contact@mchalespub.com

  • Private party contact

    contact@mchalespub.com: (212) 957-5138

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