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Merrion Row Conservatory - The Public House at Merrion Row Hotel, New York, NY

The Public House at Merrion Row Hotel

4.5
4.5
245 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A destination itself, the Public House stands out in Times Square restaurants. Sophisticated yet welcoming, the Public House is an upscale eatery, serving new and traditional Irish-American fare. The menu is inspired by the light and refreshing flavors found along the west coast of Ireland, highlighting local produce, fish and meats where possible. Our chef takes a sustainable approach to his food and insists on only the freshest options. The bar boasts a 24 tap tower of craft and traditional draft beer. The drink list features refined classic cocktails and vast selection of high end spirits. The Public House at Merrion Row is perfect for both guests and locals alike. With food, drink and company this good, you may stay all day. When you do part ways with us, you’ll go home with warm memories and new friend

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 461-4920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Minchala

  • Private party facilities

    With food, drink and company this good, you may stay all day. When you do part ways with us, you’ll go home with warm memories and new friends. Severals room options available, please call or visit for details.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 240-8354

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bryant Park:TRAINS B D F M, Times Square TRAINS :N Q R S 1 2 3

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff. Food was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food was okay, service was kind of slow especially for there being no other guests in the restaurant. They were very nice though
  3. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Good vibes and decent foods but very short staffed
  4. E

    Elyse

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic gem in the center of a crazy area. So much calm and great ambience. The waiters and bartenders were phenomenal.
  5. JN

    JuliN

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Truly terrible fish & chips, made worse by the fact that it was delivered at room temp. The irish stew was also immemorable except for its mediocrity. The noise level is excruciating when the crowded. Good luck with decent service if you sit in the front of the house where it's definitely quieter. With so many Theatre District choices, this one is worth skipping on all counts.
  6. m

    maddyt

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Will return
  7. CC

    ClaireC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible hotel and restaurant.
  8. BM

    BenedictM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a very good place. Does not feel like you are in Times Square. Lovely, lovely, lovely......
  9. M

    Mags

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scaffolding made the entrance a bit hard to find but the place is really nice! Too early to judge noise level but it’s a great little bar & very nice dining room. Our waitress was just lovely. Highly recommend….
  10. M

    Mindyd

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVED the Public House at the Merrion Row Hotel!! The staff were so warm and friendly and the food was delicious! We came back the next day to have the French onion soup, truffle fries and Irish sausage rolls a second time!! HIGHLY recommend the Public House!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We were the only ones there and food took 45 min. Overall a cute place.
  12. KK

    KeithK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific breakfast at The Public House. Food was really great. My wife and I were going to share the pancakes and empanadas, only to order more pancakes so we each had our own! Very friendly staff.
  13. DA

    DanaA

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Met here for a business lunch, we were on a tight schedule and the service was a bit slow...however....the server was SO NICE and made helpful suggestions. I think they may have been short staffed on this day. Food was great, guests in my party got the Irish bacon and they loved it. The Irish bread was filling and hearty...ask for butter though! I had yogurt and granola, it was a good quality greek yogurt. Over all...I would go here again even if I am on vaca
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Easy to find. Not crowded, even for a Saturday before a show. Food was excellent. So was the staff.
  15. J

    Janrez

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - a quaint, cozy oasis in the middle of Times Square, far (yet so close) from the maddening crowd. And the food, service and ambiance are all top notch.
  16. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our most recent visit was on a dreary Saturday late afternoon. We visited a few months ago and came back with the rest of our family. The Public House staff was welcoming and the food was excellent. Everyone in our party found one or more appetizers and entrees to choose from. Even though we were full we all ordered dessert as well!
  17. J

    Jnyc

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice find, cheap for Times Square. Loved the short rib sliders. Pot pie solid. Fish and Chips not bad. Scallops very good. Smoked salmon appetizer great. Nice space with glass ceiling and not crowded.
  18. D

    Dude1529

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went pre theater. Noise level due to happy hour crowed. Service spotty as dining room filled. Food not served S requested
  19. KA

    KABC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun place and even better now with Happy Hour all night.
  20. CO

    CarlosO76

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We arrived to the restaurant, there were 8 occupied tables, the rest of the tables that were empty were dirty. Every single one. No server, busser, manager, waiter. We waited 10 minutes until someone finally came out and started cleaning tables. No apology, no sense of urgency. Things just went downhill from there. We should have just left.
  21. NB

    NatalieB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great staff, great food, beautiful venue. was a great place for dinner before a show!
  22. CH

    CassandraH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met with family to celebrate my Mom's 87th birthday. Food was great, Service was great, Prices couldn't be beat
  23. RB

    RBHe

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed visiting this pretty, quiet restaurant in the middle of the theater district for lunch before a Broadway matinee. The food was delicious and nicely presented. Our waiter was efficient and courteous. We will definitely go there again when we are in that area of the city.
  24. J

    Jorge

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great lunch. Sebastian was very attentive and gave me a whole description of the menu options. Booking again!
  25. JD

    JoeD

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden Gem!! This was a last minute reservation and they did not disappoint. The service and the staff was excellent and the food was even better. We will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Great find; dining room is beautiful
  27. HM

    HollyM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So we went for breakfast pre Broadway show. So it wasn’t crowded so I can’t speak to noise level or service when it is busier. But I thought the food was delicious and the ambience perfect. It was exactly what I was looking for to gather with out of town family before a show. The location was great for Broadway and I would definitely go back there even just for a cocktail. All around perfect.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable, new specials everyday, a hidden gem in the heart of the theater district.
  29. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and atmosphere! We would definitely recommend!
  30. K

    Kendra

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot! Went with family group and we all enjoyed the experience.
  31. PP

    PeggyP

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superb service! Will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast, Great bar and bar menu. Normally fairly quiet, St Patrick’s Day louder but the two dining spaces were still ok for conversation. Didn’t try the normal public house evening menu but enjoyed the St Patrick’s specials.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome and the food was great! The beautiful lady playing the harp delighted the whole day with her music. The whole staff was very kind.
  34. j

    jayhawkfans

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, great food, great service!!
  35. NM

    NikiM

    Jacksonville

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and our server was very friendly. They seem to be shortstaffed for a Sunday at brunch time.
  36. A

    Allanah2000

    Las Vegas

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Brilliant staff , great ambience wonderful drinks then spoiled by a terrible Lu under cooked rubbery fish .. You cannot continue to serve fish and chips that are soggy hope you improve as your staff deserve better
  37. CM

    CarolineM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to see The Public open again! What a special place this is with delicious food in a beautiful setting - an oasis in the middle of Times Square.
  38. LB

    LauraB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience. Had a 3:30 reservation but we were the only two in the restaurant. We had multiple appetizers and everything was delightful. The drinks were also great. Highly recommend!
  39. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch - varied menu, delicious food, terrific service. Will definitely be back!
  40. T

    Tricia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Public House at Merrion Row Hotel is a wonderful little gem located near Times Square. The staff is so friendly, they make you feel at home. The decor is warm and eclectic. And the food is Irish centric and very good. I would highly recommend this little restaurant to anyone visiting NYC!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Public House at Merrion Row Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Public House at Merrion Row Hotel

119 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bryant Park:TRAINS B D F M, Times Square TRAINS :N Q R S 1 2 3

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Minchala

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 461-4920

  • Private party facilities

    With food, drink and company this good, you may stay all day. When you do part ways with us, you’ll go home with warm memories and new friends. Severals room options available, please call or visit for details.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 240-8354

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