O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

4.4
405 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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Pre/post Theatre
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!
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ProfJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good, solid food at a reasonable price. I had fish and chips, perfectly cooked. I like going there before going to the theater.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The man who greeted us was so nice, our waitress was fun and efficient, always checking to make sure we were okay and if we needed anything and the food was OUTSTANDING! I had a very good time! Will be back!

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morganb
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem, great food and lovely staff.

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NickD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Menu is 99% American. Beers 90% Domestic.

Crab Cakes were fantastic. Brownie sundae was good too.

The bangers and mash however was gross! Shriveled up overcooked Sausages with a bland gravy and mashed potatoes. As a British person this was incredibly disappointing.

There is nothing Irish about this place aside from the in your face decor.

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luv2eat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for single diners to eat! I was on a business trip and wanted a quiet place to eat before attending a broadway show. The entire staff made me feel welcomed and attended to my every request. I had the best mango martini and shepherds pie I’ve ever eaten. The ambience was warm and friendly and I’ll definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Spicy calamari was cooked and seasoned so well. Boneless buffalo wings had the right kind of crunchy outside and saucy zing. Service was lacking in engagement. We weren’t asked if we had a reservation when we arrived bc they had tables open. Maybe it was bc they thought we were walk in’s but the waiter seemed bored with us before we even got to order. Did not ask if we wanted a second drink or how everything was. Had to ask for the check multiple times. If it was busy I’d understand but it wasn’t a packed house. The most important part - the food and cost - are on point though.

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tbrown
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Very loud during certain sporting events, but otherwise very nice. Staff was very good. Barstools/high tables stools were not the most comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Cute vibe, the Irish description is absolutely accurate. This was right across from the out hotel, it made a for a quick and easy bite to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal limited menu with reopening but great staff

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, generous portions and we were happy with our server. Our reservation was at 11:30 so it wasn’t crowded at the time. The man who seated us didn’t cross our name off the reservation list even though I asked him to. And so I got an email from Opentable saying O’Donoughs reported that we did not honor our reservation. Did not like that!

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RobertP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice place and right across the street from our hotel. Will visit again if possible.

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NYOES
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Irish Breakfast! Bread pudding was great and so were the Poppers we had for an appetizer. Drinks were great! Service was great! Will go back and will recommend!

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Barbara20
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the turkey burgers and steak fries. Ambiance was good. Service was excellent. Great place to drop into or go before a show. Wish more drinks were available on the happy hour list. Would definitely dine there again.

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SusanS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had their Irish Stew and it was delicious. My husband had the Fish and Chips. His fish was cooked very well and the French fries were also tasty. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. We were not rushed and enjoyed our lunch. Definitely will return.

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map2015
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. We had reservations and got in right away. This is a very busy place with lots of people hanging out at the bar. Very noisey so no intimate conversation. My daughter had the shepherd's pie and I had bangers and mash. Both were excellent. The service was friendly and quick. We would go again.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was awaiting our arrival. We were greeted very quickly by our waitress. She took our drink order, and then did not rush us into ordering. Food arrived in a timely manner. My Cobb salad was delicious, especially the chunks of bacon and cheese. The three of us left very satisfied. We shall return.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Server thought when we ordered a soup appetizer that was all we were eating and took the silverware away. We had to catch her later on to tell her we were ordering dinner. She disappeared after that. The food itself was overpriced even for New York and not tasty. The drinks were good however and the Buffalo wings another table had ordered looked great! Wished we had ordered a bunch of appetizers instead.

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JoanneK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas gift from our children. Staff, service were excellent!

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BGOC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theater restaurant for a 7pm or 8pm curtain!

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IanA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bar and drinks can be slow during busy times. We got the experience we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was Christmas Day and we were visiting New York for several days. Did not want a fancy restaurant and like the atmosphere of an Irish pub. I don’t think they needed to have a special holiday menu because the food was very average. No choices on the cook of the beef—it was well done and somewhat tasteless. The sides were plain and bland. I would have preferred their regular menu! The waitress was pleasant and efficient, place was crowded and noisy but that was expected!

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Shirley28
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Extremely busy... far too many people in a small space. We booked in July for December because we wanted somewhere to eat when we arrived in New York, no mention of a set menu... disappointed that the food was ok but lukewarm.... all seemed rushed... wouldn’t recommend

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CatherineM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Paid over 150 dollars on Christmas day recieved one potatoe tiny bit of veg requested more veg didn’t come out as they had forgot poor service and tiny dinner for the price. Too much meat on plate not enough veg.

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Chris
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked through open table but they didn't receive our reservation. Thankful they had room for six. We plan on going back in the future. The beet salad was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, accommodations, service. We booked for 7 people including a 2 yr old and everyone was fantastic. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I chose this restaurant because it was close to the location of where our show would be for the night. I wasn’t expecting much but the food was really good and everyone was friendly. It worked out well for me taking a chance on this place.

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Jazzy80
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Friendly staff and great service.

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beezee
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Got there fairly early and lots of tables available. Seemed to be only one waitress that also helped at the bar. So...service variable as meal went on and tables filled. Food just okay.

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vipamalance
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was fine, but the service wasn't great - very slow and inattentive.

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SouthActon62
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal here would recommend for friends and family. Busy and vibrant place

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Anita
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

While the food was good, we received poor service. The waitress didn't come to check on our table after we received our order and we requested a busing person to ask her to return to refill our drinks. When we arrived for our reservation, there seemed to be some confusion regarding whether we had a reservation, which we booked through Open Table. The staff wasn't friendly or talkative.

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Sgoldie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Party of 4 had beef stew and chicken pot pie. Table was reserved for us so no wait. Restaurant was a little tight seating which is typical in NYC. We would definitely go back and spend more time there before hurrying off to see a show.

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vipnavillus
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved atmosphere
Food was excellent
Waitress was helpful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My wife ordered the Irish Beef Stew. Menu listed as $18.
It came out and had 3 pieces of meat, 4 carrots and a bowl of potatoes topped with mashed potatoes.
When bill came they charged $20.

Don’t order a martini either glasses so small for $14 you’ll finish it in two sips

Won’t go back

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Robert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was fair, we had the hummus for an app, I had salad with grilled chicken, my daughter had a BLT which she liked. Our server was very good.

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DeborahL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Perfect theater spot for quick meal happy hour cocktails

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MelissaW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love, love, love! We've been here on every trip to the city now for the past 4 years and love it every time! Friendly, competent staff even during busy times and food that reminds us of home in County Cork!

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MEspo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early evening reservation on Sunday after a Broadway Play - Seven of us all enjoyed a different menu item and the great Irish Beer - Sarah was GREAT!! A busy bustling day in NY and Sarah was so very attentive to our every need.. Will absolutely go back!!

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vipdllandes
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice little Irish Pub located in Times Square area. The food is really good. I had the Shepherd’s Pie, and it was perfect. A nice portion for one person, with plenty of beef, mixed with peas, carrots, and a savory gravy, topped with mashed potatoes browned under a broiler. Menu prices are very reasonable for the location. Service was nothing stellar, but good. Server who had my table also had a very rowdy, needy table of 10, all of whom were too busy ordering and drinking beers to worry about food options; but kept her running from table to bar with continual drink and beer orders. Overall a really good place to dine on something a bit different.

FAQs

O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 997-2262.

O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 405 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.