PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant

4.3
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
30 years ago, John Mahon and Eamonn Maher realized their dream. Their goal was to create a pub with old-world charm and warmth near the heart of the big city.
They wanted to create an up-scale pub that embraced its neighborhood roots. John and Eamonn had a vision of intimate booths and secluded tables with the smell of mahogany permeating through the room. They discovered a bar and restaurant that was as comfortable as your own living room. The space was in the perfect location where tourists, locals, and the business elite could sit side-by-side to enjoy a pint together. Located close to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, right down the block from Rockefeller Center and the bustling shops of 5th Avenue, they knew they had found their future home. There, in the space formerly known as "The Gathering Steakhouse," PJ Moran's was born.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 753-6440
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
PJ Moran’s would love to host and cater your next private function. From office events, to birthday parties and family gatherings, the restaurant is available for almost anything. Our staff is ready to work with you to ensure that your guests enjoy themselves. Visit our Party Package Section for more information.
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Private party contact
Mr.Vincent Mulligan: (212) 753-6440
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue
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Parking details
Street Parking or Parking at the Rockefeller Center on West 48th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues.
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Public transit
3 East 48th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues.
Subway, take the B,D,F,V to Rockefeller Center (47-50), exit the 48th St Exit walk one block to 5th Avenue.
Grand Central is located Close by on 42nd and Madison Avenue where you can take all major subway lines, 4,5,6,7, & Metro North Railroad.
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Entertainment
Drink Specialties.
A Drink Special and complimentary Buffet from 5-7pm weekdays.Come inside and enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness at the bar from one of our friendly bartenders; or allow one of our skillful staff to mix you one of our renowned frozen drinks or a specialty hot coffee drink. We also offer wine by the glass and an extensive signature Martini menu. With this many choices, reasonable prices, and world class atmosphere either at the bar or in the lounge, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay for a while.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
140 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
33%
Very Good
58%
Good
8%
Fair
0%
Poor
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3.7
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were going to a show at Radio City and wanted to go somewhere casual for dinner PJ filled the bill nicely. It’s an Irish pub that has a nice selection of entrees to choose from, and the food was delivered quickly and prepared very well. We will definitely consider going back next time we are in this part of town.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Great for comfort food- burgers and fries. Casual neighborhood eating.

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OT
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice mid-town lunch menu. Fast and professional service. Full bar.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Irish pub with typical food.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was a gem for us. We had a 4:00 reservation but were there at least 40 minutes early. They were able to accommodate us and even changed tables for us after being seated (our request). The waitress (I think her name was Kate) was adorable and very very sweet. The food was authentic Pub Food. Delicious burgers. Awesome Chicken Pot Pie. The drinks were also delicious and we did have a variety! I would absolutely recommend for casual dining. But if you are looking for a quiet little place for intimate conversation look elsewhere. This is a fun place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating to our party of 10 during the busy holiday season!

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter forgot one of the plates and beers. Manager did nothing to correct this after we complaint.

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s
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My reservation got screwed up, ended up hanging out in bar area. It was super packed!!

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W
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place, kid friendly, good pub food, wide variety of beer, very convenient to Broadway Theaters.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must say, we chose PJ's at the last minute and were all pleasantly surprised at what a great choice. The waitress was exceptionally attentive, food hot and fresh. The manager checked came by and checked on our meal and service. Very impressed.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent option near the Rockefeller Center area if you're going to see the tree. Definitely recommend getting a reservation because the area is filled with tourists and it's hard to find a place to eat without a reservation. Food was decent but definitely overpriced, but that's to be expected in the area. I got the fish and chips which was rather pricey at $19 for the portion given, but my sister had the chicken avocado wrap which she raved about.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seeking a very last minute place to enjoy a late lunch for my daughter's friends & to get out of the cold while celebrating her 18th birthday for the day near Rockefeller Center. This place took us right away...like within 10 minutes of booking online and walking briskly to their location. The food was excellent and although it is a pub we sat near the back of the restaurant which was decorated in a festive manner and very comfortable. Highly recommend the turkey club sandwich and the French fries!!! Real turkey vs. lunch meat turkey. The mashed potatoes and salads we're also delicious. We would definitely go back on and trip.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

we made the reservation through open table...we were a large party of 16. We arrived 15 minutes early to find they gave our table away because they had called a couple of hours earlier and we didn't answer the phone/call back. So, they assumed we weren't coming. I understand if we didn't arrive at the reservation time and they gave the table away, but to not even give us a fair chance was wrong. After waiting a half hour they divided us between 2 tables. The only reason we stayed was because we have 8 hungry children with us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD, GOOD SERVICE AND GREAT VALUE,,,EVEN DURING XMAS TIME, THEY WERE ABLE TO HANDLE THE LARGE CROWD - HAD A GREAT TIME

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They held our table as we were running late and vet friendly when I called them. We all loved the service and food. Will go back many times.

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J
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience when in the Rockefeller Center area.

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SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a lunch with my sister who I only see twice a year and had a lot to catch up on. We were seated at a 2top, elbow to elbow, but were pleasantly surprised that we were able to talk fairly privately. Food was great, service wonderful and we never felt rushed. For casual dining it was great. Thank you.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

I would not recommend this spot to dine. The service was atrocious, the seating is more than cramped, and the overall ambiance is not worth the price you pay to dine here . I was there to celebrate my anniversary and this establishment and the horrible experience pretty much ruined the entire day!!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, friendly and dependable. Good food in a nice atmosphere.

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a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best burgers ever. Two had fish and chips and really enjoyed. The shepherds pie was unfortunately more mashed potatoes than meat and gravy. We will be back and we will pass on to friends.

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch after shopping in Rockefeller plaza.

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CD
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Chicken sandwich with thaziki sauce on a pretzel bun. Service was good but slow on drink refills in their little glasses.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here on a whim while visiting NYC with my husband for our anniversary. Decided to try an Irish-type pub while in the area close to our hotel instead of going out for a super fancy dinner (we'd done that the night before). This was the PERFECT place! It was cozy, intimate but also very casual - I got the lobster roll which was delightful and had an irish coffee with dessert - it was a wonderful 2nd evening in the city! Will totally go back there again!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three of us had dinner. We were all happy with the wait staff, time it took to get our meal and the food was better than we expected! PJ Moran's was a win win

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P
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a casual business lunch. Not rushed out. We could talk.

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I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Nothing special...but was in the right location for us.

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YN
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient to Midtown...not a huge menu but it all looks appealing...had a salmon cake sandwich for Lenten Friday and it was messy as it crumbled in my hands, better to order it without the bread...service was terrific!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oddly warm and welcoming, considering its location. Friendly service and a menu full of Irish pub classics. Prix Fixe menu option was a no-brainer. Soup/salad option to start, 3 choices for din (shank steak, lamb shank, lamb chops the nite we were there), and 2 dessert options. Nice respite if you're hitting midtown

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Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When we travel to New York PJs is always one of our favorite place to stop. The food has always been consistent. This service very good. And would recommend it to friends and family. Thank you so much for serving us

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AZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burgers and fries were very good. The booth that we sat in was perfect for conversation.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Perfect Irish bar on 5th ave. Lots of options on lunch menu. Large selection of beers!! Only issue we faced was with their sign in system; they couldn't update the open table reservation while we were there and took our reservation name down so they can update open table once the systems were back up.

We will definitely visit again!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service I have ever experienced in my life - no one helped when we got in to be seated, we waited over an hour to be seated with reservation and we had to run around the restaurant to try and track down manager who could care less that us and other patrons had been waiting extremely long periods of time. Will never be going back or would ever recommend this restaurant.

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was a little unfriendly. They were unclear about the dishes and one of the dishes came out not as ordered. The food was just ok. Not somewhere I would dine again.

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JJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall we enjoyed it. But our waitress came over no less than four times (in 5 mins) to try to get our order. The last time she actually stood next to us at our table and waited while we were looking at the menu. I had to tell her that we're not in any rush, I will wave you over when we have decided what we want. She gave me kind of a dirty look and walked off. The food was actually very good and the atmosphere was very good but I had to say once the food was delivered water glasses sat empty and they kind of forgot about us until they needed the table and then they came over and stripped everything off. Message received loud and clear we left right after. We chose to play simply because it was close to Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral and the other tourist hotspots. We were meeting a friend that was taking the train in from Long Island we hadn't seen in a long time.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was average and overpriced. Our waitress was very good. The reason I would never return is due to the obnoxious owner. Originally we were told our wait would be 10 minutes. This was with us having a reservation. After 45 minutes all I did was ask if he had any idea how much longer the wait would be. When he asked how many in my party I replied "6". Then I said we did have a reservation. He barked back at me "I didn't ask you if you had a reservation I only asked you how many people. It doesn't matter to me if you had a reservation". He was so nasty and rude. I would never again give my business to a person like him. As others have said, this is an excellent location so tourists give him all the business he needs.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely recommend PJ Moran's! They were so so busy but with our Open Table reservation we were seated very timely. Wait staff was great, food was perfect for two families with teenagers not wanting to break the bank on dinner in NYC!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good drinks. What else can you ask for?

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very busy and very crowded. And even with that, we were treated very nicely by everyone there. The food (especially the chicken skewer appetizer) was great. Everyone was happy with there food. And the children were thrilled that they were in an Irish pub. Could not have been better.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

OK at best. Convenient to Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Host, manager was amazingly surly and unpleasant when we arrived. We were a party of six, on-time with a reservation, and making no demands...you would think we had just asked him for a personal loan.

The food is OK, but there are far better choices in this area than J.P. Morans.

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WC
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at P J Moran's with some out of town friends after seeing the Radio City Christmas show. Great food, great atmosphere, and decorated really nicely for Christmas. The P J 's special burger is amazing! Will definitely come back when we are in this area of Manhattan again!

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