Pig n Whistle on 36th
The pub was fine, the food okay, but the Cesar salad, at $14.00 was outrageous ! A few pieces of lettuce, some small slices of cheese and boxed croutons, presented very poorly. We asked them to give us more lettuce since it cost $14.00 and the ingredients in that salad were probably less than $2.00, but the chef refused. We felt like we were ripped off, which we were. The other food is decent and reasonably priced.
I've never been there before and found the restaurant through Google. We were going to the NY Ranger's game and were looking for a place that was close by and inexpensive. Well the Pig N Whistle will be our go to place for now on.
It was an overall disappointing experience. The service was extremely slow. They packed the tables in to an almost uncomfortable level. There was very long lapses between the waitress even being in our area let alone checking on us. A couple next to us actually left after no one came to their table for at least 10 minutes after sitting down. I realize it was a crowded night with Billy Joel playing near by and get it but they should have done a better job staffing or the waitress should have done a better job...not sure what the problem was but it wasn't a very good experience.
Wait staff was very good, everyone enjoyed their drinks and meals. Great spot for dinner before show at MSG!
Good food, good service, prices not outrageous for midtown 👍🏻
Went for dinner before a concert at Madison Square Garden. Small crowded pub restaurant with excellent shepherds pie, efficient and friendly staff
Our food never came. We literally sat there for 45 minutes and they kept saying our food was coming... people around us came, ate and went. Nothing... it was kind of insane.
My favorite place - servers, food, atmosphere, staff!
Food was really good! Wings, Irish nachos, fish & chips.
One of my favorite spots. Service always great as is the food!
The Cobb salad I had was excellent and consumed within minutes (I wish it had been larger but reckon the fewer calories, the better). My friend's selection, a Turkey Burger with fries was scrumptious too and I dipped into the fries liberally. We were meeting after a long time and had the quietest corner to chat. The Guinness beer and Chardonnay were top of the line too. Our server was very sweet and helpful. It was the right place to meet on a Thursday afternoon for lunch in NYC. We will visit again.
With so many places to eat in the city, you really need to have outstanding service. Food is food but it was just average at best. The service was terrible. Boyfriend had to track down waitress after 20 minutes of no sign of her to hearing her chit chat with another employee about her weekend. Food came out relatively quick, but waters took forever. Needed a to go plate and my daughter went to waitress station to get it herself. We were seated upstairs, literally in the dark. Both our table and the one next to us were using our phones to see the menu.
Service was rushed. We received our meal immediately after receiving our appetizer. Food quality was fine, not great nor poor.
We made reservations here for after the Rockettes show and were pleasantly surprised to find it relatively slow, surprising for anyplace in NYC the week before Christmas. We were given a choice of a warmer seat away from the front door or a cooler area near the door, but quieter. We chose quiet, but it was still not cold due to their entryway. Our food, chicken panini .and mushroom onion cheeseburger with fries were all outstanding. Great selection of beer. Wonderful server. We would def go back. If you go, you won't be disappointed!!
Prompt, excellent service, good food, good beer... perfect for pre-gaming any MSG event!
Picked this place because it was close to MSG.
It was extremely crowded with a large bar crowd.
The crowd of course elevated the noise level considerably. With that being said, we had reservations and were seated immediately. Server was on the ball and very attentive given how crowded they were. Food was pretty standard pub fare and was good. Drinks, appetizers, and dinner all came in a very reasonable time frame. For a quick meal before a show I would recommend...but only if you have reservations.
Although we had a reservation, we were seated very close to the front door where it was freezing! Also, some large group was having a party and they just piled all of there coats and bags and umbrellas all over the seats right next to us- constantly going back between our tables go get stuff.
Food was good and value good. There were many empty tables inside the bar, but we were seated in a terrible spot.
Fish and chips were good. Close to MSG on a rainy night. Solid place.
Disappointed after the many reviews. We Walked almost 20 blocks to experience the food and just did not measure up. Kelly, our server was friendly and attentive, definitely an asset to the restaurant.
The serving sizes are small. The food was not great. The service was terrible, to not only us but the table next to us too. It most likely is a great place to drink, but not to eat dinner. Would not recommend. Plus, I actually got sick right after dinner from the food - the cornbeef was so fatty. Disgusting.
Not the best food or service. No kids menu. Was an after theater choice for a family of 8. Will not visit again.
This was my second time in five days at this restaurant as it is fantastic. The food is delicious - burgers are great and so are quesadillas. Loved all the soups. Great place and will come back when in NYC
Great food and service in a fun atmosphere! Highly recommend for a casual meal.
Great experience. Excellent service and great food
Service was terrible. Had to flag down another waitress to replenish our beverages twice. Cobb Salad came with no dressing on it. Ordered Chicken Panini but came out on a Ciabatta bun. Had to ask twice for blue cheese crumbles that should have come with our order. Sorry we went there.
Our party of 9 was seated and served promptly and efficiently. We ordered from the brunch menu that included a Bloody Mary, mimosa, or soft drink. Everyone raved about the food. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We will definitely be back!
Great venue close to MSG and theaters. Excellent menu. Terrific variety of sandwiches and entrees.Food was well prepared , with excellent portions and great taste. Service was excellent.
Relaxed atmosphere and pub environment. Easy access to MSG and Penn Station
We had researched online beforehand so we knew where to head for the RWC semi finals. Great little pub not far to walk from Penn Station. We arrived in time for brunch, and a great choice on the menu with most dishes for $14, inc the mimosa! Great place, food, service and of course the result went our way too!
Great fun rugby bar with very good pub food and lots of beer options. And even wine choices for my wife. Many TVs around with all types of games on.
I really enjoyed this place. We ate upstairs our waitress was lovely and I really liked the cozy ambience and good food A nice place to go in the middle of a very BUSY part of Manhattan!!!
Excellent, and excellent waitress!
Traditional bar food.
Food was great; we got the bangers and mash and the short rib ravioli, along with the beet salad. Great beer selection; attentive wait staff. A great night (and they were playing Phil Collins music, before we attended his show, so we were happy with that).
Great food as always
The hostess was terrible! I made a 7:15pm reservation tonight at 6:30pm with the intention of grabbing drinks before eating. She told me I couldn’t just make a reservation 2 minutes before walking in and that we might not be able to eat dinner “that late.” 🙄 so I explained that we would be getting drinks before eating, to which she said she would probably seat us late. Then 15 minutes later, she came to grab us because our table was ready. So maybe she was having a bad night, but she was terrible and I’ve never had to argue with a hostess before. But the food and service otherwise was superb.
It was great! Good food and good service!
This is our go to place for concerts at MSG. Food and service are great. I would recommend.
good place for pub eats before MSG...a little slow on service but no worries,,,good fish and chips
our family has dined at Pig n Whistle’s locations many times and we enjoyed our most recent experience again. our waitress was very friendly and helpful, drinks were good and it allowed us some time to finish in time for a concert at MSG. we were disappointed in the size of the cobb salad, very small, more the size of an appetizer not a meal.
Pig n Whistle on 36th is rated 4.2 stars by 297 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.