The Mean Fiddler

4.3
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual

About

The Mean Fiddler is a family run Irish bar and restaurant in the Theater district providing Irish/American food with a twist and a full craft cocktail menu.
Our most popular dishes are our take on the classic Fish & Chips, Shepherd's Pie, Fiddler Burger and our buffalo chicken spring rolls are a must.
We have the best Guinness around served in a 20 oz glass along with a wide range of Irish whiskeys to choose from.
Our brand new cocktail menu includes our take on and Old Fashioned (Fashioned by Age), Our Fiddler Mule using Teeling's Irish whiskey and our Espresso Martini (Coffee & Prestige).
We have a desert of they day, tea and coffee, Irish coffees and baileys coffees available every day.
Irish groceries are now available in our Irish shop Pat's Corner Shop.
We provide entertainment seven nights a week, with live music, DJ's and Karaoke taking us into the late night.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.4
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4.0
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4.3
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vipLouD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice restuarant in the Theather districk. Staff is attentive, food is good, a bit noisy.

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vipMaddiner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun place to meet friends, but hard to hear one another!

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vipCherie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fun place with charming staff and good food. Excellent fish and chips. We will return.

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LisaW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great before a show. Food was really good. Good variety

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KathyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour; awesome sliders. Acoustic performer Derek Dempsey was performing - awesome talent. Staff is attentive and courteous. My Sisters and I had a wonderful evening and are sure to visit again when we are in town again.

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ErikaC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on vacation from Austin. We wanted a place close to the hotel with atmosphere and good food. The Mean Fiddler did not disappoint! Great food, service and drinks. We loved it!

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BarbaraL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mean Fiddler is my go to place when I’m with carnivores and vegetarians. They good is delicious and the menu satisfies all appetites.

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Nici
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and great food.

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vipmamakin
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was well presented and tasty, arrived quickly. However, it was nothing special. The service was actually quite abysmal. We had to wait to place our order, waited to get another round of drinks, waited to get our check, and then were shorted on the change. The place wasn't even busy. I watched our server just standing around dreaming, while tables were waiting for her to wake up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the cauliflower tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came in from Ohio to watch the OSU Vs. ttup, which is a huge game where we are from. We met family from New Jersey that we don’t see that often and we stayed here for hours. Luckily it wasn’t that busy and we took up about five tables. The food was good, and the service was alright. The only issue we had was the feeling of unwanted towards the end of our visit there. We did stay for the entire game so I understand we may have overstayed our welcome. But it seemed as if we were getting looks from waitresses. But that could be misunderstanding.

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CindyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was great. Food delicious. Appetizers and entrees well timed.

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DeeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My group had a wonderful time at the Mean Fiddler. We had the grilled chicken wrap. Food was very tasty . We would return to this location. Restaurant is in the heart of the theater district.

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vipAfterkids
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot for a meal before a show. The service was very good .

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RuthR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

November 23 2019
Lunch here before theater. Food was excellent. Dinner plate special was pork loin with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies of broccoli cauliflower and squash. Also a nice light gravy and caramelized onions on pork tenderloin. Shepherd s pie was also enjoyed and the wraps were very good. They have many beers on draft and other special drinks. It was nice and quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of New York. And service was very good. We were a party of 5 and everyone was very pleased with the food and value. We will be back!!

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vipKellyandTed
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers & fries! The sriracha cauliflower tacos were so good and perfect for the vegan at the table. Service was friendly and very efficient. Love this place!!

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LouiseF
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at the Mean Fiddler for our friend Jackie’s 50th birthday. Great food, drink and service. The band were amazing, the Diddley Idols, we danced all night.

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vipPaulie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Cute place but food way to much burger 15.00 come on understand great location but 4 ate for 125.00

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TammyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunch pre theatre. Great food. Staircase was very steep.

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KathyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, near the theaters, service wonderful
Will come back again!

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DianeC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff very very friendly and helpful. Meal was great!

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ronp
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grabbed a bite before an 8 PM show. It's a pub environment, so expect it to be on the loud side. Our waitress was super friendly, attentive and efficient. The drink selection is wide as you'd expect if that's important to you. The food was excellent. I had the sliders, which were cooked exactly as I ordered and were outstanding. Food selection is equally wide as the drinks. Prices were a pleasant surprise, on par with those outside NYC. Overall, we had a blast. Highly recommended.

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vipPatG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to The Mean Fiddler for lunch. We enjoyed the food ( especially the Shepherd’s Pie) and the service was excellent.

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SarK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Came to this spot to meet up with old friends. The food was BOMB, the entertainment was great, and the drinks delicious! I would come back for sure!

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Ann12
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices and attentive /friendly staff.

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was close to theaters and time square. Menu included items adults, teens and children found appealing. Waitress was awesome! Was a bit noisier than I’d like.

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Marciew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were looking for a restaurant in the Theater District for lunch before a Broadway show and one of the four of us is gluten free. The Mean Fiddler has several appetizers marked Gluten Free plus they offer gluten free buns for their burgers. We started out with drinks and had their Broadway Pop cocktail which is Oxley Gin, elderflower, lemon and bubbles and tasted delicious and glasses of wine. Our gluten free friend ordered the potato encrusted chicken fingers from the appetizer menu that was definitely a large enough portion for a lunch entree since it came with 4 large chicken tenders , 2 of us ordered caesar salads with grilled chicken and one ordered a burger. All the food was very tasty and we all agreed we would definitely come back again.

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MarylandGirl66
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect before a show! Family night on Broadway and wanted a tasty dinner that didn't take forever. We actually arrived early and were seated right away as they weren't busy. Service was great - I'm not giving him 5☆ is because he didnt come back to check on us, ask about additional drinks, or dessert but then again he didn't hover and push us out the door. Food was delicious and hot and the atmosphere was laid back and great for groups. Would definitely go back.

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MarybethC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, friendly staff, good food. We were in NYC for weekend, we really enjoyed this pub.

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JennyS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat prior to a Broadway play. If you like Irish pubs and good Irish food, this is the place to go. The service was prompt and staff was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Only one negative was wobbly tables, had open flame candle that we were nervous would fall over and drinks kept spilling.

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vipClevelandgirl
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and food was good! Good place to meet friends for drinks and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always :)

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SandiR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "must go" place as far as my teenager is concerned. Great burgers, chicken pot pie and Shepard's pie. Super kind and knowledgeable staff - nice bar selection! When live music is going it can be hard to have a conversation but just request a seat further away from the action.

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vipWoody
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was our 1st stop when we arrived in New York. Aine was a fantastic bartender and had multiple recommendations. The food was great, the beer selection outstanding and there are multiple TV's and great music playing during our time there. We will be back...

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sbjmama
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location if you’re seeing a show! The vibe, the service, and the food were all amazing! Delicious fish & chips !!!

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viptristeandlawrence
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone loved it...beef and tuna burgers were standouts as were the guacamole and potato crusted chicken fingers...server was a delight

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suem
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An EAsy place to grab lunch before a show. Service is friendly and efficient but not pushy. The food is good ( excellent steak sandwich) Drinks- delicious.

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vipRonaF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Going to a concert

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Judy
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There is a vibrant bar scene with ample choices. The food is nothing fancy and appeals to the young set

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The Mean Fiddler offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 354-2950.

The Mean Fiddler is rated 4.3 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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