O'Donoghue's Bar & Restaurant

4.4
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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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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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
6 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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Debbie
New York Area
9 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
12 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
15 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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vipRobert
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
89 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.

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JohnnyBoy1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our friends to O'Donoghue's so they could see and taste for themselves what we have found and they heartily agreed that the food is fabulous. They now want to make it our regular place for pre-theater dinner get togethers.

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NickyE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location close to theatres and Times Square. Quite a big place - service was ok, not particularly friendly but not bad. Usual pub food menu - our meals were a good size and tasty. Prices - not bad for New York.

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vipLWalter
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not too crowded pre-theatre. Super friendly, efficient service.

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JohnnyBoy1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at O'Donoghue's and we came away highly impressed. The food was exceptionally good and the dessert especially delicious which I washed down with a very fine specialty coffee. We started it all with a salad that was large and zesty. We hope to be present for a live music performance the next time we are there. In fact, we have already made another pre-theater reservation at O'Donoghue's and will be bringing along our friends. We thus highly recommend O'Donoghue's for its outstanding food.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

atmosphere food and service was excellent
We were not rushed once we finished our meal and that was much appreciated as we don’t get together often
Location for the theater was good too

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Beachmom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in after a show on Broadway. Excellent service and the food was typical of an Irish Pub. I had shepherds pie and it was delicious!!! The rest of of my group had burgers and they were all very good. A nice place for a quick bite in a casual setting

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BobnJanis
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were going to lunch before a broadway show. We did have reservations although the day were were there it did not seem necessary. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was attentive, the food came quickly and was well prepared. Got to our show in plenty of time. Good selection of draft beers was a plus. Would definitely go back

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Relaxed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Poor food & watered down drinks. Much better pubs in the area.

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MarkM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very typical Irish pub experience. I had a server who seemed to be constantly distracted but got around to me when I flagged her down. Not terrible but service could have been better. Food was what I expected.

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 402 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.