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About Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG

A piece of Ireland in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Tir na nOg offers the warmth of an Irish pub with a new American menu. The bar boasts 22 draft beers from Ireland, Belgium, England and American craft breweries. A small but concise wine list has something for all palates and our extensive Scotch and Irish Whisky list provides a perfect ending to your meal. Service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive with a few Irish employees always willing to tell a story.
Please note that open table reservations are for dining only. While we have bar tables tables available for drinks and bar food we do not accept open table reservations for just drinks.

254 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Irish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 630-0249

Website:
http://tirnanognyc.com/

Catering:
Call for information

Parking Details:
Several private lots around the Madison Square Garden area, 34th Street and 9th avenue lots also.

Public Transit:
A,C, E, 1,2 and 3 subway trains to 34th Street Penn Station.
LIRR, NJ Transit and Amtrak trains also at Penn Station a 30 second walk from us.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Geraghty

Private Party Facilities:
With private dining available for groups of 20 to 200 we can custom create a menu perfect for your group at reasonable pricing. Space for cocktail events is also available.

Private Party Contact:
Helen Woods: (212) 630-0249

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
See our facebook page for all upcoming live entertainment and special events.

Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill - MSG Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

Saturday brunch with an included Mimosa was a nice treat

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Tir has become a happy hour/after work gathering place. As such iris noisy crowded and rowdy. Still the food is good and the waitstaff are first rate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went here for dinner before a Rangers game at MSG (this restaurant is across the street from MSG/Penn Station, which makes it very convenient).

I had the bronzino and my lady had the fish and chips. Both were delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Perfect spot for a pre-game or pre-event meal or drinks before an event at Madison Square Garden. It is right across the street from MSG and large parking garage is nearby. Despite it being a busy night the host greeted us warmly upon our arrival and quickly took us to our table. Great comfort food - we had the meatball appetizer and the hummus along with the fish and chips and burgers. Moscow mules served in copper mugs and a nice beer menu as well.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Hard to find a good place near Penn but this one is consistently good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was a great place to watch a game and get a great meal. I highly recommend it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great spot for watching football on Sundays! They don't rush you out to change over tables. Stay and enjoy all afternoon....

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were looking for a spot near Penn Station/ Chelsea. Found Tir na nOg and read quite a number of positive reviews.
I realized it was a popular watering hole for people attending events at MSQ. Knowing that there were no events scheduled for that Friday, we made a reservation.
We were greeted promptly by a hostess/server. Right away she recognized that we would not be happy on the lower bar level , and brought us upstairs, where the joyful noise was a bit attenuated. This still does change the fact that this a bar with a boisterous clientele.

I must comment on the attentive service of the staff. This high level of attention to customers , coupled with a simple but varied menu, made for a good experience at Tir na nOg.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place right next to MSG. Convenient, good food, good drinks. Comfortable with lively bar and sports TV.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Went before a concert at the Garden. Apps and drinks were great. My husband and I split the salmon entree. The place was very lively and loud, but the atmosphere was a lot of fun. The service was good too. Would recommend for a pre game or concert meal.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Net etablissement recht tegenover Madisons Square Garden gelegen.
Meerdere tafels, discreet of hoogzitters: voor elk wat wils op de kaart. Probeer zeker een van de burgers of de spaghetti'

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Place has been remodeled and the ambiance remains. Lively spot with good comfort food and lots of Rangers love!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Staff was friendly and polite. The food was well prepared and delicious. Our waitress was excellent. I will recommend "The Land of The Young" to everyone I know.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Average pub grub but good beer choices and very convenient to Penn Station with lots of seating available.

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

Fish and chips and the Salmon were great.
We asked for the dessert menu to two people and never got it.

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 (Vietnam)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We take an annual overnight trip into the city at Christmas time with our two kids and were looking for a cozy festive place to eat. Tir ma nOg was it! They had great tasting food selection for kids and adults. The atmosphere was just what we were looking for. It was nicely decorated for the holiday and the inside was unique with many quant cozy places to gather. Food was flavorful and their was no line which may have deferred some but glad we took the chance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

So glad we found this great Irish pub located next to Penn Station.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved the second floor table by the window we had for our group of 5. The setting was inviting and charming and the noise level on the second floor was not loud. Each of us enjoyed our food. The service was friendly and prompt and the location was perfect with only a moment's walk to the play.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Phenomenal service thanks to Geraldine!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent choices and conveniently located to MSG.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Dinner before the Andrea Bocelli RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from Madison Square Garden! So convenient! Made reservations through Open Table for 4:45pm and got seated right away. Menu had good selections (get the pork chop), wait staff was MORE than attentive, and we got out in a timely fashion. Our conversations were NOT rushed either! Enjoyed the visit and will return and recommend.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Somewhat disappointed that with a reservation got seat in front of the door area which seemed more like a place for the bar crowd for a quick bit. The service too was not good. Once the food was delivered it was hard to get the attention of the waitress. Also the noise level, though prepared for it because of others review was still pretty shockingly high. Not sure if I would recommend this place other than for a preshow quick bite. Cannot have a conversation, had a sore throat when dinner was over.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Met old friends quite by accident( we were seated next to each other). We had fun catching up with each other after 20 years. We were both attending a concert at the Garden. Restaurant is so convenient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Other than some seating problem, the experience was terrific. Great food, terrific service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went to a Ranger Game and we stopped here to grab a bite. Not a large menu,it’s limited. There are burgers available. Food was fresh and hot. Good presentation. Pricing was fair. Avg cost was $26.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Took the family here after a company children's holiday party for the 2nd year in a row. The noise level is high but the service and food made up for that. They have a kids menu but our 10 yr old ordered a steak from the regular menu and said it was the best she had ever eaten so that made the entire night worth it. There are very few kid friendly places in the area so this is a great find since it's a pub and restaurant. We will make this an annual tradition here and look forward to next year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perfect place for a pre-MSG event. Across the street from the Garden.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The Food is excellent but if dining the night of a event at MSG it will be very busy and LOUD !!! The Short Ribs, Pasta with Cream sauce and Pork Chops are outstanding. In addition the Roasted Chicken is very good as well !

Was a bit of a wait between drinks, ordering food and getting the food

Maker sure to make reservations and be prepared to 'yell' to your partner or friends the night of a event at MSG - still worth it for the food, bar and price !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nice place, good service, good food. I recommend for a quick meeting or meet-and-greet. I had the potato-leek soup and it was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten (both lunch and dinner ) at Tir na nOg numerous times (both locations). The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Service is very good. The past 2 times I've had dinner at the MSG location, though, the volume of the music playing is so loud you have to scream at your dining companions despite sitting quite close to one another. It's ridiculous, not to mention unpleasant. I can only assume that management wants to emphasize a club-like atmosphere instead of a grown up establishment for dinner/drinks/conversation. While I still recommend it for lunch, I won't be going for dinner again nor can I recommend it for dinner unless screaming to converse with your companions is what you're looking for in an experience there. We would have stayed longer last Saturday evening but we all had pounding headaches and were just tired of screaming to be heard a few inches away. Very disappointing.

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

Our reservation was available as soon as we arrived. We had burgers and appetizers which were above average. The service was a little bit slow in the beginning but we were not in a hurry so it was not a problem for us. We had fun and would recommend the place to others.

However, if you are in a hurry you may want to indicate that to the waitstaff up front.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It is such a great spot close to MSG. It is not only a fun bar but the food is great. Must try the poutine!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Tir Na Nog is a step above most Irish pubs, food is superior, interior is a bit more refined and service more polished. We go here every time we have an event at the Garden.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Authentic Irish Coffee, Fish and chips too and of course Bernie the best Irish bartender, and a caring, friendly waitress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to eat before seeing Billy Joel at the Garden

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went here because it came up in my Google search for restaurants near Madison Square Garden. I am so glad we went there. This place is very lucky to be located where it is, and I'm glad that it lived up to the good reviews.

I love Irish pubs and I probably wouldn't recommend this to someone looking for an authentic Irish atmostphere, as you would never know it was Irish by the surroundings. However, its authenticity was in the waiter/waitress and bartender, as well as the menu options. I didn't find it to be terribly noisy like some of the reviews talked about, but I would definitely throw in some occasional Irish music - it doesn't have to be the old-fashioned traditional songs but some modern Irish would be appropriate and possibly enough to keep most people satisfied if that's what they're looking for.

Food was wonderful - service was perfect and friendly and I did enjoy the atmosphere. If I go back to that area, I will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is excellent every time. The upstairs area is great for large groups and particularly at lunchtime is more private and less noisy in the evening. The staff is always friendly and greet you with a smile.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Tir na nOg is always a solid, reliable go-to choice for good food, good service, good atmosphere, great pub. Perfect location next to MSG, subway and LIRR makes it a really convenient place to meet for lunch, dinner or just drinks. Good for groups. And they have the best host in town!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Picked the bar since close to MSG Theatre. In fact it was about 250 feet from entrance which was great on a cold night. Really busy and quite noisy, but service and food were very good. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were a party of 6. 2 of the 6 meals came out of the kitchen wrong. Told us it would take a while for the correct dish to come out. 45 minutes later, as we were getting ready to leave, the other 2 meals arrived, 1 was still wrong. Told us we had been put at back of line in the kitchen even though they screwed up order. The good thing is they comped the meal but 2 of us went hungry.

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