O'Brien's Irish Pub

3.8
164 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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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3.8based on all time ratings
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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camille
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Ambiance was ok. Music was pleasant. We ordered rubin sandwich which came with fries...The worst ruben ever! French fries tasted terrible too. Peachy O'Brien tasted awful.

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LoriS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Greeted ignored me when I said I booked on Open Table. Thank goodness we got the points. Rest of staff was great!

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NATALIEM
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Muy lento el servicio y eso que habia muy poca gente, el precio un poco elevado en algunos casos y no me parece bien que incluyan la propina en la factura y sea de un 20%, ya que otros restaurantes te dan la opcion de elegir si das un 15-18 o 20, en este caso el 20 no era merecido.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good but the service disappointing. Our waitress barely look at us and seemed annoyed with our presence all the time.
I was with my husband, sister and mom and wanted to show them an Irish pub because I lived there for a while and unfortunately the experience was not good.

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mmbmmb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cute place. Actually got there early and we were able to get seated. Sat on the 2nd floor right near the street view of the window. Lovely seats. Unique alcoholic drinks. Loved the French onion soup and burger. I would go here again.

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vipCherylpd1
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Even though I had a confirmed reservation via open table, the hostess told me she didn’t have it. I showed her my mobile confirmation but she me not to worry about it. I then received a cancellation email from the restaurant and had to contact open table for my points. Hostess needs training big time. Waitress was good, food average bar food. I like the O’Brien’s ale

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ChantalM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was perfect. The food was just WOW. Specially the fish and chips. The drinks were great. We had a table on the second floor. Very quiet and we appreciated. The waitress was very kind and patient. I highly recommend the pub.

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NJCailin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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

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Schnaig
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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.

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EmmaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipShawnA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
179 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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berrekerre
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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cath
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff pleasant and food very good. Menus small.

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NYCdiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Patty
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipIntownGinny
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipsusank
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A good value and good food.

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LindsayK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ladies were seeing a show

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Bill
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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DonW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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Whitebread
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipEjoemike
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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JanetF
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipRecommended
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RoryO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipFrancoise
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience2

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

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MusicalMom
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipBabsy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Degriff
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late lunch.

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MelodyC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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FrankO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipwearytraveler
St. Louis
52 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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

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WilliamM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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MarcAndreL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipSIChris
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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O'Brien's Irish Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 391-1516.

O'Brien's Irish Pub is rated 3.8 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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