O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

4.1
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Located in the heart of New York City, O'Donoghue's is Times Square's newest addition, blending the excitement of the Big Apple city with the old Irish warmth. With 24 beers on tap, 10 HD plasma flat screens, traditional Irish and American cuisine and a charming staff, O'Donoghue's is the perfect place to unwind after work (happy hour specialty drinks), for sporting events (showing all major sports channels) and private parties (party packages available). We're right in the middle of the Theatre District, so stop by for pre/post-theatre meal & drinks, or if you're just shopping around town. We're also around the corner from the most famous New Year's Eve celebration in the world, the Times Square's New Year's Eve Ball Drop, so plan your holiday parties with us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00 midnight
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Phone number
(212) 997-2262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Quinn
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Private party facilities
Back area available for up to 40 people
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Private party contact
Fergal Burke: (914) 374-1355
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Cross street
7th Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking after 6pm Monday thru Friday; all day Saturday and Sunday
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Public transit
Times Square station
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Entertainment
Live music, DJ & Juke-box
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 300 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and Yuengling on draft. Had an issue at the restaurant getting my open table points but OT fixed it. The hostess didn’t have our res although I showed her the email confirmation. So double check you get your points

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
2.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Service prompt, business like but not at all personable, main course arrived while still eating appetizers and plates jammed onto table by server, corned beef sandwich dry, hamburger supposed to be medium rare was medium. One and done for this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu and food. It was served fresh and steaming hot. The waitress and staff were great. It seems like a great place for friends to gather. It was a perfect date night for me and he wife.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I had 5:30 reservations and were running late. Not only did the hostess seat us right away but we were served quickly and were able to make our 7:00 show without a problem. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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BN
1 review
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were between Broadway Shows, the location was convenient to the theater. The restaurant had a nice pub feel. Good variety of food on the menu. My wife had the Chicken Pot Pie, I had the Shepard's Pie, would not hesitate to recommend either dish. If you are looking for a relaxing place to eat, that has good food and quick, pleasant service, give it a try.

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ES
New England
8 reviews
3.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went there between part 1 and 2 of Harry Potter on a busy a Saturday in Times Square.
We got seated right away which was great.
Spinach app was not hot and too salty, same goes for my Guinness Stew. Food was nothing to crow about and our waitress wasn’t very attentive considering it wasn’t especially busy. The experience was just ok.

Great for beer, average to below average for everything else.

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m
New York Area
41 reviews
4.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service. We went pre-theatre, very convenient!

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D
New Orleans
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great find!
We were seated promptly on arrival at a great table. Our server Ship was excellent. After a round of drinks we ordered dinner. Everyone in the party enjoyed the food.
We will definitely go back next time in NYC

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LB
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!! Came here before a musical and it was great! Food and drinks were so good!

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DW
1 review
4.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were in New York for vacation and the food was wonderful!

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RN
New York Area
14 reviews
2.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was not prepared as ordered. Service inattentive.

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KG
1 review
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy. Pleasant waitress. Good enough bar food. My Reuben had no flavor. Bizarre.

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Basic Irish pub food. Nothing special. Would eat there again.

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LW
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed they didn't have our Open Table reservation but they still sat us.

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J
1 review
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch before a show. Service was good, food was very good and it was quiet, but we were there early and it wasn't crowded yet. I would definitely go there again.

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MC
1 review
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a very theatre friendly location. We had Shepherds pie which tasted fantastic & huge portions. Great selection of beers. All round thoroughly recommend

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AS
Washington DC
9 reviews
2.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

It was too noisy here for us - between the music and the crowd, we couldn't hear one another, but I don't think we're the right demographic for this place. The Caesar Salad and crab cake were just OK. We wouldn't go back. But it would be fine for people who want a lively place with OK food at reasonable prices (reasonable for the Times Square area).

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DO
Orange County
20 reviews
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at a hotel across the street for a week, and ate at this restaurant four times during our stay. Each time the food and service we’re excellent. It was a great value to get a warm, grounding meal at a great price in a fun, energetic-yet-homey environment. Would definitely recommend!

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable , fun place for a quick bite or slow mean. Welcoming, friendly staff and large portions all reasonably priced.

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M
Frankfurt Area
8 reviews
3.0Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place, next to Times Square. Food was good, but not outstanding. Prices like expected for a location next to Broadway and all the theatres.

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RN
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, comfortable spot with great, authentic Irish food. The Shepherd's pie was amazing. The servers are friendly, cordial and help make the meal pleasant. We were there for a pre-theater meal but also looked like a nice place for dinner or drinks.

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SK
1 review
1.0Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food arrived in five mins never a good sign! Sausages were reheated. Mash was awful. Staff were rude and tables too close together. Mudic so loud waitresses shouting at you. Waste of money.

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DR
1 review
3.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Wasn't really impressed. Food was so so and service just ok.

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MC
New York Area
30 reviews
4.0Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great fish and chips and beer and good service. Good quality for the money.

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M
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to O'Donoghue's for a pre-theater dinner with a group of 8, and we had a blast! Would highly recommend.

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R
New York Area
96 reviews
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant for a quick pre-theater meal. Good food, fast courteous service. Recommended.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very fresh, well prepared, reasonably priced. Had the chicken pot pie with amazing puff pastry, made on site.

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J
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We arrived 40 minutes early. She found us a table right away. The waitress was quick to take our order. The food came at a reasonable time. It was hot and delicious! And no rush to give us the check!

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The hostess (Allie) was the most delightful person ever! Smiling, welcoming and is the one reason I would return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.

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W
Washington DC
7 reviews
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant for the new year eve. Very well localized if you want to celebrate countdown outside near Time Square just after dinner

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Amazing service considering it was Christmas Day and the staff were run off their feet but had it so under control that you'd never have noticed and it was exactly what we (as an English gal an Irish guy) wanted for our Xmas dinner in New York! Can not praise the staff enough for such a great job and lovely experience. Would definitely recommend O'Donoghues to others.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for Xmas Day as was over from the UK in NYC with the family. Picked O' Donoghue's purely at random. Turned out to be one of my better choices. Really great atmosphere, even my 14 year old son enjoyed it! Great service, and superb food and kudos for opening Xmas Day, it was packed.

When in NYC I will visit again, no doubt about it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

We visited New York for Christmas 2017, travelled from Ireland. We booked the restaurant in advance as we wanted a traditional turkey and ham dinner for Christmas Day. On the day we arrived early and were seated straightaway which was fine. My husband and I had the $45 set menu, there was no separate children's menu for our three children, aged 11yrs, 10yrs and 5 yrs so we ordered from the bar menu for them. They had chicken tenders and fries, which were ok. The Christmas menu for myself and my husband was very disappointing and very overpriced for what we got. My husband had the vol au vents for starters which were cold. We both had the turkey and ham which had been advertised as 'with all the trimmings', it basically just had a spoonful of what seemed like very processed mash and a small spoonful of green beans and carrot mash. The turkey and ham was tasteless and the whole thing tasted like some mass produced catering stuff similar to a supermarket plastic dinner. My dessert was a so called cheesecake, tasteless and synthetic and my husband's apple tart wasn't much better. We had a bottle of wine and a couple of soft drinks also and the total bill including tip came to just over $235, the tip of 18% was added on to the bill for us so we had no choice but to pay it!! Ridiculously overpriced for very poor quality and we had to tip it as well!!! We considered making a complaint before we left but our children were keen to leave and it was so busy so we just left without saying anything.
I'm sure this place is great craic for a few drinks, night out etc, just don't ever go there for Christmas Day!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas lunch

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Was perfect for our date

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and daughters annual trip to the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The restaurant was close by and fit exactly what we were looking for. Good Food, excellent service and a reasonable price.

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AL
New York Area
22 reviews
4.0Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In Theatre District for a play, you have to go to O'Donoghue's! Food is homestyle, service is friendly and they will get you out for that play time!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
4.0Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fun time during happy hour. Great pricing compared to many places in New York.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
4.0Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good quick pre-theater spot.

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