About O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

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!

156 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00 midnight

Cross Street:
7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 997-2262

Website:
http://odonoghuestimessquare.com/

Entertainment:
Live music, DJ & Juke-box

Parking Details:
Street parking after 6pm Monday thru Friday; all day Saturday and Sunday

Public Transit:
Times Square station

Executive Chef:
Michael Quinn

Private Party Facilities:
Back area available for up to 40 people

Private Party Contact:
Fergal Burke: (914) 374-1355

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.2

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4.1

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (8)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Healthy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Music
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas lunch

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

A good quick pre-theater spot.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was great and the service was top notch would recommend to anyone as we loved it and will definitely go back if I visit New York again

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Simply the best Irish Bar in NY. Very friendly staff, moderate prices, "family Feeling", great location and warm welcome!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cute little pub. Nice food and drink menu. Booked it for pre-theater and glad we had a reservation. It was very crowded for a sat afternoon!! We will def go back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

before theater dinner service was very prompt and the food choices worked well for all the people in the party, Irish food was delicious

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good pub grub. A bit noisy but goes with location. Good price for the location.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A very enjoyable brunch before going to see a show. Happy they had a children's menu Food was very good and so was the service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great spot for a pre play meal. The Guinness stew and bangers and mash were very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent shandy, which is hard to get in the city!! The food was superb and the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. We are looking forward to going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our Open Table reserv could not be found even though confirmed the day before with return email confirmation. A table was found but no apology. Food was bland.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We arrived a little earlier than our booking time, but the staff sorted us a table right away which was really good as kids were hungry. Service was fab and friendly, food was lovely and portions were above average. Would definitely return whenever I am in New York.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great place to meet. Friendly team and good food. Severed quickly and had a good meal. Thanks

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Quick service before a play. Chicken fingers are very bland. Overall very good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was great - salmon was cooked perfectly and the sides were the perfect complement. The bread pudding was delicious - if you don't like raisins (which I don't) they are very easy to remove - the accompanying ice cream is dusted with cinnamon. Can't wait to go back for the music.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on July 13, 2017

Good for a pre-theater dinner. Sit near the front if you can --- it gets loud in the back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great Ruebens and craft beer selection! Good spot to hit before a show. Will be back!

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·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food is okay and the service was fine. However, If this is an Irish pub, then just about every bar in the US is an Irish pub. If you are looking for an Irish experience, you may want to look elsewhere.

With so many places to eat in Times Square, I kick myself for making such a poor choice.

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·Dined on June 17, 2017

First time there after a 2 pm matinee. Food and beer were very good. Waitress helpful, very friendly and right on top of things.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on June 13, 2017

This place is great - close to most theatres, delicious food, and good selection of happy hour beverages. I can recommend the crab cakes and the Cosmopolitan cocktails! The service was also friendly and efficient, not rushed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on May 22, 2017

GOOD FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE. GOOD VALUE.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS DELIGHTFUL IRISH PUB RESTAURANT FOR A LIGHT

PRETHEATRE DINNER AS THE LOCATION IS EXCELLENT.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on May 13, 2017

My mom and I were visiting the city with Broadway tickets for mother's day on a Saturday afternoon. After reviewing the menu online and noticing the restaurant was within walking distance of the theater, we chose the Irish bar for a cozy afternoon lunch prior to play. However, the website never addressed or mentioned that on Sat and Sundays there is only one very limited brunch menu until 4 and we sort of felt disappointed . Although the blackened salmon salad was good, for 22$ it had only greens and salmon. The waitress was very nice, but perhaps was assigned too many tables. Not worth it

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on April 29, 2017

As expected casual sports bar with Irish bar type menu. Was only spot we could get a seat at this time on Saturday night before theatre show. So did not have high expectations. Service was good and food was good. Bar was lively and language by one group was "rough", but they were just having a good time, which is to be expected at a place like this.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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vip
·Dined on April 23, 2017

Our server was very friendly. The food was quick and very good. The high top tables were a little hard for our older guests to get up into, but once up there, very comfortable. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on April 17, 2017

Great food and comfortable seats. Good selections and generous portions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
·Dined on April 6, 2017

Food and service were both very good. Would come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on March 28, 2017

A great, convenient spot for a drink or quick bite before theatre.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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