About Pig n Whistle on 36th

Welcome to Pig n' Whistle! The original Pig n' Whistle was located in the Old Townhouse of President Taft on West 48th street, in the heart of New York's Rockefeller Center. The friendly people and atmosphere quickly became the meeting place for New York's literary and banking elite. The new "Pig and Whistle" on West 36th Street, in the heart of the theater district, has the look and the feel of the historic townhouse where it all began. From the oak bar and paneling, copper bar back, private party rooms and bay window overlooking 36th street, "Pig and Whistle" continues to follow the same detail and style as that gracious home in Rockefeller Center. Please stop by. We look forward making your stay a very pleasant one.

202 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 4:00AM

Cross Street:
7th and 8th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 239-4820

Website:
http://www.pignwhistleon36th.com/

Catering:
The Pig n Whistle On 36 would be happy to cater your next event We can cater your event here at our very spacious restaurant or we can bring the event to you and drop off for your office building or your home Please call us at 212-239-4820 and talk to one of our friendly staff or e-mail us at event@pighnwhistleon36.com

Parking Details:
Street or private lot

Public Transit:
A,C,E,1,2,3 to 34th Street

Private Party Facilities:
Choose Pig 'n' Whistle for your next party or event.

Private Party Contact:
Brendan: (212) 239-4820

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

Pig n Whistle on 36th Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Live Sports (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great comfort food, great service, good beer selection. Close to MSG.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not quite restaurant, little more than bar, but a great place to socialize, get a little loud, amd know its still a respectable group overall. The food is as to be expected foe an Irish pub type.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Out for our annual family get together before a NY Rangers game. We've been coming here for the past three years and repeated it this year. It's normally a great place to grab a bite before the game as they typically have ample, well trained staff. Unfortunately tonight was the exception.

The main course for everyone came out in waves - two at a time. The waitress wasn't the one to deliver the food and the kitchen staff member who did kept trying to deliver us multiple quesadillas which we didn't order. (We ordered three... they tried to deliver 8 more in multiple trips back to the table.) It was about ten minutes between delivery of the first plate to the last dish. We also ordered an extra plate of fries which never made it to the table. We asked the waitress about them and she said she would check on it. They still never came out. If you happen to get an extra plate of fries on your visit, I hope they were good!

My nephew found a fly in his beer. (Must have had a lot to drink as it was passed out!) He did get a replacement (sans insects) but the waitress never asked if anyone else wanted another beer or soda.

I guess everyone has a bad night... unfortunately for us we happened to be there for the bad night.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Close to penn station / msg. We wanted a casual place before the Billy Joel concert and this was perfect. The food was very good,especially the veggie burger! The waitress was friendly and efficient. Service was quick. We were seated upstairs despite requesting in the reservation that we avoid stairs. Even when they called to confirm they said we were downstairs. However, I️ didn’t say anything once we got there. I️ feel like they probably would have changed it. Upstairs was a little less noisy.
Would recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice pub - enjoyed the bangers and mash. Had a pleasant meal here before an event at MSG. Service was friendly and efficient - good for a quick meal. Food was nice and home cooked. I liked the Carrot and Ginger Soup. Price was ok - middle of the road - Wine approx $7 - $9 per glass. Has an upstairs and a downstairs. Seemed a popular place to have a quick drink afterwork or a quick meal. Slightly noisy, but nothing unusual and certainly fine. Probably not a first date place!! Have eaten here before and will likely come back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were seated promptly, service was immediate and our interactions with all staff were friendly and pleasant. We made the reservation to attend a concert and we had plenty of time for a Friday night to make the concert. Thank you and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Irish pub with the expected Irish fare and more. Great service, very relaxing and fun

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had drinks and dinner before a concert at MSG. Convenient location, Sat night at 6:00PM was not crowded. Bartender was a bit confused by who ordered what, but otherwise, the drinks were well prepared. Food was tasty - had a Cajun Shrimp Club ($13.95 - Cajun Seasoned Shrimp, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Garlic Aioli on a Brioche Bun) which I was very happy with.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Quick and easy seating. Requests fulfilled and food was delicious. Menu prices aren't the same online as in restaurant. Little higher in restaurant. Overall good experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place to meet and very close to Penn Station. Bar scene is lively and lots of activity.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

It was perfect for the occasion. It was a pre Garden event dinner. Not rushed but still quick enough to make the event in plenty of time. Great close proximity to the Garden (MSG). The bar was busy for the evening, the food and service were great. We arrived (party of 8) on time and our reserved table was waiting for us.
Will definitely revisit when back in NYC.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Menu prices are higher than what's listen on open table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Within 15 minutes of paying at this restaurant , I discovered the next day, that my credit card number had been skimmed or stolen while my card was being run at this restaurant . I very much doubt it was a coincidence . Diners beware!!!!!! Don't go and have ur card stolen and have hundreds of dollars charged to your card

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is my go to place for a quick hang out and sports watching, near Penn Station. The food is surprisingly good...great guacamole, wings, hamburgers, crab cakes, and soups, etc.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Convenient place to eat and drink before a show. Got a reservation as late as the day before and they sat us immediately. We were able to enjoy an unhurried meal with plenty of time to make the show.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great Food, Service, prices. Enjoyed every minute of it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Excellent Shepherd's Pie. Service quick and efficient. Good location for pre-Madison Square Garden Show dinner. Lots of tvs, music and crowd noise, but lively atmosphere did not drown out conversation.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

our family usually enjoys pig n whistle and it is a good option when you are going to madison square garden. we have eaten here many times and the food is good but we find that the wait staff is a little rude at times. this visit proved that again. disappointing. anyway the food was good and we were finished in time for our show. just wish the waiter was a little more professional when i asked him a question and he wasn't rude.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Consistently good everytime I'm there. Even though there was Rangers playoff game on, it wasnt too loud (considering).

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The fries were amazing! If we knew the would seat us by the bar we would have asked for upstairs where it might have been a little quieter. Couldn't hear my husband across the table. We would try again since the food was good.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

One of my biggest pet-peeves is having to continuously wave down my server to get their attention. Our waitress was more interested in socializing with the hostess and other employees. Glass empty for over 10 minutes. Finally placed the order and no sign of waitress or drink. Had to flag her down again to ask on the status of our drinks. Painful experience. The food was okay. Not a place to brag about or revisit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Service was horrible. Food was bar food and not worth it

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great Oysters! Love this Place! Great beer selection.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

This pub is walking distance from MSG so it's a great choice for before or after game drinks and eats. The fish and chips were delish and the burgers looked pretty tasty too. Large beer and drink selection just need a few more apps or shareables. Overall decent place for a bite and drink. Cheers!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Good Proximity to MSG.
The Food is very good and resonably priced. Very good service too! Waitress was very attentive and pleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Fun experience the was a rugby game on n place filled w iIrishmen watching game day after St Pats day authentic Irish pub restaurant

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Call spot. Close to Madison Square Garden. Nice TVs and good drinks.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Great location, decent food-they got us in and out quickly to see a show at The Garden. Would recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Good proximity to MSG, but, a bit too raucous for my liking.. If you're looking for the 20-something LOUD drinking crowd, then this is the place for you. Pub grub was OK and you know that's the menu before you get there. Packed in tightly, much like sardines, on a Friday night....
Again......if that's your ideal atmosphere, then you'll be right at home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

We ordered 2 entree salads to split as an appetizer. They were delicious and a fun start to the meal. The quinoa salad was surprisingly great. The pulled pork and veggie burgers were delicious. And the French fries, which I tried not to eat, were irresistible. Then we split crime brûlée
Awesome

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Ate there on a Friday night before a concert. Food was tasty and the service was excellent and fast. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Cozy place for our party of 7.Hostess was great and had good timing.Always there when we needed her except at the end when we were trying to leave she was not coming around to pick up the bill. Did not love my chicken panini, chicken dry over cooked, roll was hard. Ribs were great, meetball sliders, chicken pot pie, pulled park sandwich all were good. Did not love the high bar stools, oh well. Overall nice for a casual early supper after a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Server (Sharon) was the best! Love her accent. She was overly attentive and took great care of us.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was great!
We always go here when we are in NYC
Service was horrible! Waiters were very rude!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Our waiter left mid service on a shift change without telling us. No one then came for the next 30 minutes. Terrible service on during the super bowl no less.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Great Bar, Great Food, Great NYC Hangout, Great Place

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Good spot for food before a Knicks game

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our server was super nice and attentive. However, the food and appetizers came out so fast we felt a little rushed. Drinks had little to no alcohol. We ordered the crab cake sandwich and the crab cake was the size of a half dollar on a huge roll. Not the best but not the worst. Also, the seating was weird as I people were constantly knocking into the back of my chair. Won't be returning.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

No hostess as you enter. Try & find someone to pay attention to you....Good LUCK! Finally seated up stairs but NOT at a window as requested in my open table reservation. Sat a good 10 mins before we were approached by the waiter that was just hanging out at the bar watching us sit for 10 mins. He greeted us with "What can I do for you?" REALLY?!? Thats how you greet your customers?? So as you guessed service was nonexistent . Food----Ehh----FAIR at best.
Couldn't wait to get out of there and go some where else for dessert & cocktails.
BTW---this was 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. I can't imagine the disaster it must have been like at dinner time. Shame on the management to allow this poor experience. Wasted our time & money.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2017

My husband and I spent the day in NYC for a show. Dined afterwards. There are two floors. Main floor with the large bar and TV screens which was a bit noisy - but a good energy. We sat up on the second floor which overlooks the bar area and wasn't noisy at all. Food was delicious. Hubby had the cream of zucchini soup which was out of this world (he let me have a couples spoons full). I wanted to ask for the recipe. He also had the pork sandwich and fries which he enjoyed. I had the chicken pot pie which was also delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely go again. What a gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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