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McHale's Bar & Grill

4.2
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337 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 337 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MicheleJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Stopped for lunch before Wicked. It appeared that they were short of help, so the service was slow (it took 3 visits to the table just to deliver our drinks) , but also among the most unfriendly I have ever received. While my salad was decent (although the cheese was fried), my friend’s cobb salad looked to be made with lettuce past its prime. My other friend was served the special Irish breakfast without the baked beans that were to be included. We felt badly for the waitress to some extent, and weren’t complaining, but we cannot recommend this restaurant.

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vipBarbaraW
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a before or after theatre bite. Attentive staff, lots of choices of entrees and appetizers to fit your mood or a picky guest. Can’t go wrong at this pleasant midtown spot. Best Guinness this side of the Atlantic!

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rayg
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food was slightly better than traditional pub grub. The house beers were good, a nice touch.

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vipABSbeads
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious and welcoming! McHale's is a fitting resting spot for travelers and locals, alike! Stick to basics on menu & on tap for best value.

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DaniC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was phenomenal, food was ok -- very limited menu, even for a bar. But we came here for a quick pre-show meal and the waitress was fast, efficient and extremely helpful. Recommend for pre-theater dinner or drinks with a large group, if you mostly prefer burgers and chicken.

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BARRYM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were going to the Gershwin Theatre across the street so the location was perfect. I had the spinach salad and asked for no beets which it came with. The server was good enough to comp us a glass of wine for the inconvenience. I also did not like the salad dressing which wasn’t the fault of the restaurant, just my taste buds. The other people in my party were very satisfied with their meal.

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TDuran
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Decent, standard NYC pub fare. But an iced tea was $5. A little steep

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Debbut
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I thought the restaurant had a nice atmosphere overall. It was a little noisy but not so much that I couldn't carry on a conversation. The service was efficient - we had more than one server checking in on us. We were going to a show and got our food promptly and had plenty of time with a 6 pm reservation on a Saturday to eat a leisurely meal. The food was okay but I felt like the menu was pretty limited. I settled a Caesar Salad to which I added shrimp which was overcooked. Well priced for the quality and service, however.

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LAMB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cozy pub with a nice menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and a show

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vipDunnreview
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just okay

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KBkb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good, and the staff are very friendly. Best shepherd's pie I've had in a really long time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Waitress was fairz

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DanielC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance great location if ur doing the theatres or the 5 th ave walk

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LoriT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average place. Add 30-40% to the prices listed on OpenTable, they must be outdated.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Liam was AMAZING!

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vipdacoach55
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to McHale’s several times but this by far was the best experience. One of their lite lagers was recommended and by far one of now top choices. I tried a specialty non-beef burger and it was fabulous! The server was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We definitely will continue to frequent McHale’s

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vipLovestoeatout
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fun place with plenty of TVs

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DeeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Saw the great reviews and decided to check it out but was disappointed. My friend enjoyed her buffalo mac and cheese. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with fries. The burger had an onion flavor, and the waitress informed me the hamburgers have onion in the mix. I wish I would have known that before I ordered. The waitress was very understanding, friendly, and accommodating about the situation. I ordered a chicken parm sandwich with the sauce on the side (in case I didn't care for it). The chicken was decent but there wasn't much cheese and the bread was eh. My friend and I agreed the fries tasted like they were frozen, so I barely had any. To top it off, we ordered sodas and they didn't taste great either, but we didn't want to make a big deal about it. Wish we would have since the sodas were $5 each. I know this is NYC, but $5 is ridiculous, especially when we were there during happy hour and a beer was $6. Hope others have a better experience, but we will not go back.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place just off Times square and Broadway. The food was authentic and the service was excellent. Vary reasonable prices for NY. The restaurant was very clean and neet . Their house Old Fashioned was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was a little expensive and soda did not have unlimited refills. The buffalo chicken Mac and cheese was really spicy and could not be eaten. Thought the waitress would take it off the bill and she did not, even though we told her it was too spicy for my boyfriend's daughter to eat. We were not impressed with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was bland and rushed when the place was half full at lunchtime. We have been here before and the food was top notch especially the burgers and wings. This time both were honestly not very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met before show. Food was going and service was good. The prices were good for the quality especially for Manhattan. Would definitely go again

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SueD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Inexpensive for NYC. Food was not special but then again, it's a pub . Service was quick and friendly. Sat at upstairs window which was nice.

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Cals
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loud people swearing at the bar. The service was good.

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lovelycurl
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good value for the $$. Waitress very nice and accommodating. Mac and cheese a little bland

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IrishMom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our to-do place when in midtown. Does not disappoint.

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SusanR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Despite having reservations sat at high top table in bar-no air conditioning told dining room packed
Surly waitress could not crack a smile we will not be back

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in New York. Great atmosphere, great food and great service.

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SusanV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in the heart of Times Square. I made reservations to watch the USA women’s WiFi’s cup game. We had a table in the back in front if s big tv. Great atmosphere. We just appetizers, which were good. Fast friendly service.

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DebraD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I thought the place was good! But a bit pricey

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KristinaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our food very much and the service was prompt and friendly. My only complaint is that it was a bit noisy, but we were in the bar. I would definitely go back!

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TomC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had reservations because of time issues to see broadway show. Didn’t appear we needed them. Rarely go to New York and the food was good without the weird ingredients that most New York restaurants seem to want to add to a basic meal. Price was very reasonable for theater district. Server was very friendly.

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DEZYNGUY
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

In town for a show and McHales was nearby.

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vipDeeR
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered a cheeseburger which was hard as a rock. Ate as much as I could. Salad was good. In NY for the day to see the Cher Show.

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BobZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent menu and tasty food surpassed only by the excellent service. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive and didn't hesitate to ask the kitchen for a variation of one of the dishes we ordered. We were visiting NY from MD to take in a couple of plays. We knew nothing of McHale's except from a few reviews we read. We wanted a eatery in or close to the theater district. Couldn't have worked out better. Another pre-theater dinner at McHale's certainly will be in our plans for our next excursion

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CarolG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters and I enjoyed a delicious lunch. Your staff was very accomodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a fun stop before heading to the theatre! Our waitress was very responsive, and the staff checked with me regarding allergies listed on my account. Great experience, recommend!

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MichelleW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to spot when we are in NYC. Great food great atmosphere wonderful service

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vipLuvfood
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good Irish pub.

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 337 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.

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