O'Brien's Irish Pub

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Two Floors, Two Bars, One Great Irish Pub....O'Brien's in the Heart of Time Square is not your typical Irish Pub. A warm, cozy atmosphere with Good Pub Fare and a welcome for everyone. "The Sin Bin", our upstairs restaurant and party room, which is available for Private Events, also has an outdoor balcony where you can enjoy all the atmosphere that Time Square can throw at you. TV's for every sporting occasion, Live Music 5 nights a week, a cold beer in your hand and good food to fill any appetite - You can't go wrong here at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant.
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NJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The hamburgers were awful. They were not freshly made. There was little by way of ambiance or decor upstairs. I would not go back.

S
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Went with family. Food was ok, but lacked something, a roll or side salad or something. Not forgotten, just not included. The waitress was terrible. I had to ask twice for my daughters water, then finally went to the bar to fetch it myself. Then waiting for the check, again I had to go to the bar to get it myself. Waitress never came back to check on our food or even try to sell us another round of drinks. Decor was average. Cleanliness was average.

EG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal in a proper Irish pub - Felt like being back in Dublin.

SA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loves this place. We go every time we come to NYC. Their chicken pot pie is The Best!! Most of the wait staff was even born in Ireland. Their accents are so beautiful!!

OT
Raleigh
160 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined at the restaurant just after traveling into the city. We ordered a Reuben, Chicken relish wrap and onion soup. Everything was delicious. There could have been more corned beef on the Reuben but it was good as served. We were seated in the back of the second floor where the dining area is quiet and private. Our server was very efficient and pleasant. She always there when needed.

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab a bite. Normal pub food options. Quiet for Mother's Day which was a huge plus! I would def go back if I was in the area!

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, if overpriced. Service great. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Service was good. We plan to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff pleasant and food very good. Menus small.

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious and our server Emily was super friendly & appropriately attentive. Great experience.

P
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our family had a very bad experience with our waitress who appeared to be impaired and should not have been allowed to work. We were left unattended for an extremely long time, had to deliver our own drinks from the bar that were left to get warm and eventually had to seek the assistance from another waitress. Needless to say our order was mixed up, we waited way too long for our food, which came up sporadically, making the overall experience unpleasant. The waitress who took over afterwards was exceptional and she acknowledged our displeasure. The discounted bill was certainly appreciated.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well located for Broadway Shows. Variety of traditional pub options. Friendly service.

IG
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was just what I was expecting. I needed dinner before an 8pm show. Service was good.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A good value and good food.

LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub right in the middle of Times Square, but tucked away enough to feel like a small neighborhood bar. We went for dinner on a Saturday night and had no wait. The food is great and their service is awesome. Great music (pretty loud in case you're not into that) from the 80s-90s. Fair priced food and drinks. We went there the day after just to get drinks!

OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ladies were seeing a show

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food at a good price. Great wings, pot pie and bangers and mashed.
Great place to relax with friends.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

food was okay - nothing special! I felt that the pricing for their tea and coffee was severely overpriced!

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went on a Friday evening before a show. Nice chill vibe. Not too loud. It’s a bar but was ok for my family with teenage girls. Good Shepard’s pie, onion rings, fries. The girls got flatbreads. I would call it higher end bar food. Was glad that it was just a calm hang out atmosphere. Friendly staff.

E
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The family annual post Rockefeller Center tree viewing Holiday spot. This was our third year at O'Brians and they didn't disappoint. We love the small upstairs party room. Perfect size for our group.

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JF
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed. In the past we used to go to Langans before or after theater. Unfortunately it closed. O'Briens doesn't measure up to Langans.

R
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of our primary "go-to" restaurant/pubs for pre-theater dinner and drinks, and by far, the very best Guinness Beef Stew of all the Irish pubs in the area. Service is always attentive, friendly and professional.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very friendly and attentive. Food was good but small portions for the price, even for Times Square

F
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

It was great for our friend’s lunch get together.

MM
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food came out timely and hot. Burger was a bit dry. Waitress was EXCELLENT!

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Upstairs dining pre or post theater is great. Food is Irish focused and good sized portions. Shepards Pie may be small for a very hearty appetite. Burger or corned beef are excellent. Service can be a bit slow if the upstairs is very busy. Downstairs is an after work gathering place.

D
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a late lunch.

MC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good! We ordered a burger and the beef briscuit sandwich. The burger was juicy and cooked to specs (medium). The beef brisuit sandwich was delicious. The server was friendly and the food came out quickly. We had to flag down the waitress when we needed something, but it was a pretty small place and not too crowded, so it didn’t cause any problems for us. This was a nice casual place to unwind with comfort food and a beer after a long day of sightseeing.

FO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

O’Briens is a great stop, especially pre or post broadway play. Guinness is always fresh and friendly and accommodating staff. Food is yummy too.

w
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were the only people in the place and had to get up to ask for drinks. The water tasted terrible and affected the other drinks to because of the ice I have been there before but was very disappointed and will not return

WM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was just fine. Exactly what I expected even though I arrived early for my reservation I was seated right away. I enjoyed having Irish Pub food.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place. We only stayed in the bottomed part but we wanted the live entertainment. Even though they were late it was worth the wait. Only issue was the bartender not handling properly a drunk costumer. The beer and food selections and tastes were great with reasonable prices.

SI
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friend's birthday lunch at O'Brien's. Being former patrons of Langan's, we were recommended to visit O'Brien's by former Langan's associates. Food was great! Ambiance - got some Langan's feel to the upstairs. Highly recommend this friendly neighborhood pub!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and food. Simply Lovely.

TM
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 9 of us. We had all manner of food, including such Irish favorites as Shepherd's Pie and Corn Beef and Cabbage. All first rate.

R
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

O'Brien's is a great place for good pre-theater food and drink. Service is always friendly and attentive, and the food is always terrific. Their Guinness Beef Stew is the best.

l
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

convenient pre and post theater for typical pub food and drinks.Active bar scene with TV Sports.

AD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, we had the Fish n' Chips and Shepards Pie, both were delicious. The service was great and she was actually from Ireland. Would recommend this place.

m
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salads and appetizers. A bit noisy since it is always so busy. Never disappoints

NJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty. Waitress was very attentive. It was great for friends who haven't chatted in some time. Would return again and recommend to others.

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