Permanently Closed - PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant

4.5
161 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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KarenW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! That's all I have to say. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much

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vipAries
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Menu doesn't have same foods posted on your Instagram page. VERY MISLEADING! Won't be back!

PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Im so sorry to hear you wont be back . Our instagram page shows all options available on the menu and the daily specials for that day. Im sorry if you feel mislead but i can assure you every options available is delicious. I am also quite certain if you had of asked your server for a certain item you seen on instagram that our chefs would have made it for you as they are very hospitable and we always aim to please our customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of choices & friendly staff. Recommend

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vippeh127
Detroit
169 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had a delicious burger and my husband had the Cobb salad, which he said was great. Very charming interior.

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EileenF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good. Atmosphere is friendly.

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vipLouise
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food but quality great and reasonable prices! Service perfect - and fast. So lucky to have in my hood!

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vipExpensive
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit on the pricey side for a burger

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LissaW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was very meh .... wouldn’t go back

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Joycec31
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Typical type Irish pup. Limited basic decent food with packed bar. Good burger and fries.

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vipJimmyMacNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Irish spot. Food was very good. Decent beer selection. Staff was friendly, but waitress didn’t know ABVs of craft beers and didn’t offer to check when I asked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect for casual dinner. No fuss.

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ElaineC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends over good food and a drink.

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KatH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

First of all, they didn't even realize I had a reservation with them, which truly disappointed me. I had made that reservation in advance. Second, the presentation of the buffalo chicken spring rolls was flat out untasteful. The entrees we got were OK, but on St. Paddy's Day to be out of any form of Jameson is ridiculous. I wouldn't recommend going here.

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DonnaE
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Day after the St Patrick’s parade...tried to order breakfast, they were out. Shepherd’s pie - no, out. Stew was delicious, but portion was quite small; bangers were tiny and tasteless, serving of mash was generous and creamy; fish and chips were ample and tasty. So many choices in NY - we will try elsewhere next visit.

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vipFrank
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent spot for beverages and decent food. Limited it decent wine by the glass choice. Sat in back away from a vibrant after work crowd. Not an over the top Irish place.
We enjoyed excellent Spring rolls as an appetizer. Glad we split the serving. My wife had the salmon entree while I enjoyed the Strip steak. Both dishes prepared to our liking
The pace of service was right on target. Would definitely revisit. A nice jewel right around the corner from St Patrick’s Cathedral and Rock Center.

An added bonus was that the toilets were on the main level.

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ErikaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The drinks were great too. Very accommodating to me and my family, including my disabled Mom with her walker. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food-good prices-nice atmosphere- would definitely go back again

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vipjohnf
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

First of all, they had no record of my reservation and hand told my guest, who arrived a few minutes before me, that there was no reservation, and that they were very busy and to wait. The service was horrendous, salad and appetizers were delivered before our cocktails which we ordered before we ordered the meal. Then we had to ask repeatedly for water and bread and butter didn't come until we were half way through our main courses.
The waitress was quite amateur and the staff at the greeting station had no sense of welcome or hospitality.
Won't go back.

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vipSuzicakes
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As far as midtown pubs go, this one isn't my favorite - sorry!!

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vipxxxooo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dee is the BEST. She's why I return again and again.

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mags4357
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My friends and I wanted good pub food and drinks, the food was ok, but really how hard is it to cook a fresh burger? Frozen and over cook. Medium was well, not my favorite. Beer on tap was not ice cold, my friend had Shepard’s pie, the other had corned beef. The fries were good overall not my favorite.

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vipDearanij
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Tammy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Irish pub with typical food.

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PattiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Rodolfo
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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

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vipshrecchi
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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Wiltonmom
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDani
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DianaZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Jack
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience when in the Rockefeller Center area.

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SusieG317
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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Celticross61
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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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KellyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Permanently Closed - PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 753-6440.

Permanently Closed - PJ Moran's Pub & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.