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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Three courses for $46 or priced a la carte for individual dishes.

Reservations available from 11am to 8pm

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to eat before seeing Billy Joel at the Garden

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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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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vip
 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Refused to honor our reservation - said they had no table but we could get on waitlist

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Super food - great location - meet a friend that was in from Germany for the Marathon - location was great for us to come in from NJ. Will return again again!!! Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Long time fan, love their new location! Food still great and as always the Guiness is cold, and plentiful! A great spot before the Rangers!

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Came here on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. We had tickets for Billy Joel at MSG and this place was perfect. We were seated promptly, and service was very efficient. Food was good and the choices were very good. While the menu isn't extensive, it is varied which allowed for a good selection. Finally it was just a quick walk across the street to the back entrance of the Garden which is never crowded. My only complaint is the noise level, it is VERY loud. Not easy to have a conversation but there is little to be done with the floor plan.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place to eat before a concert at MSG. Service was fast, wait staff was friendly and food was good. Sometimes Irish pubs can be a little dark and dated—this was a very bright, clean bar/restaurant with a fun vibe.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Loved their new place! So convenient to the Garden and Penn Station! Great food and ambiance. Can't beat it for their prices!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was my third Visit and, while not quite as good as those, it was still good and I will be back. Hard to find a good place to eat so close to Penn Station.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our waitress Mary was excellent! Friendly and accurate with the food being delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great spot near Madison Square Garden. Clean. Good food and drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My party of 5 had dinner here before a Billy Joel concert at MSG. We picked it for the location, but came away wanting to go back even without a concert! The service, food, and atmosphere were great. We plan to return someday just to watch a game in the large downstairs sports bar. Great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

From the fist pour, with witty Bernie behind the bar, to your wonderfully friendly, flexible and efficient waitress Sally-- our evening was relaxed and enjoyable from soup to nuts. We will be back soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The barservicer was distracted and did not get my drink order correct then but I got over that. We moved to our table and the waitress Sally was great! The small plates were pretty good we got the calamari, flatbread pizza, meat balls and a cease salad. The food was tasty not awesome it came out fast which was good. A great location to enter MSG it's the least crowded entrance.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We came here before a concert at MSG and were seated immediately. We were greeted by our server right away with menus and bottled water. We each ordered a beverage, an appetizer and entree. Our server was very attentive to our order and everything came out timely. She checked back at just the right times to see if we needed any refills. My husband had the pork chop and I had the short ribs. Both were delicious!! We would definitely come back here again! Tip: make a reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a reservation but they initially wanted us to sit at a rectangle bar table for 6 that had 4 people already eating together. Asked for another seat, since we did reserve and was told that it didn't specify stand alone table on our Open Table reservation. They got the manager and after a few more people were seated we were taken upstairs where there were plenty of empty tables for 2. At first we were put at a table in front of blower and it was freezing so we asked if we could move over to one of the empty tables. They had to ask the manager who did come up and apologize for everything, agreed it was freezing there, and moved us to a table by the wall, which was fine. I was impressed by the manager talking to us and apologizing and first round of drinks on him, which was totally unexpected. Nice goes a long way.
Food was fine, fish and chips are always good pub food, but the NY strip steak was just okay, but we did know were were at a pub, not a steakhouse. Good selection of beer, of course. While it was a nice pub to stop in for a drink and burger, it was very loud and we weren't able to just sit and talk.
Location was great since we were staying in Chelsea and going to a concert at MSG, service was good too.
The funniest part was the next day Open Table sent us a note that we didn't show for dinner, which was cleared up through my email. My suggestion to anyone making a reservation here is to request a stand alone table and be prepared for a very loud restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

It wasn't obvious where the host was for table seating. We had to ask the bartender for a table. Also, when we asked for a drink menu to see their collection of whiskeys we were told they didn't have one. Otherwise, the food was fine. It's pretty noisy for dinner but overall not bad. I much prefer the old location though.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall, the experiance was good. This is a nice, clean, updated Irish bar across from Penn Station and MSG. The service was good the food was mixed. We had the fish and chips and Shepard's pie. Fish and chips were very good, while the pie was ok, not the worst or the best.
It you are looking for a more upscale Irish bar this is still the one to go to.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good food! But for an Irish pub, what's up with the mashed potatoes? They were so soft and lump free that I think they were instant- possibly overly processed, so I'll give the benefit of the doubt.

Service was excellent and accommodating- our server didn't forget anything, including stopping by to check up. Way above par!

Ambiance: our table was a bit too close to the bar, especially since there were available tables in the back. We felt closed in and actually got grazed by backpacks and customers rushing by our table without being mindful.

Drink prices were moderate.

Noise level way too loud- no need to be in competition with MSG. I want my meal in a MUCH quieter environment; considering that I'm headed to a show for at least three hours of live music, I'd like to converse with friends and family without shouting. Please turn the music down.

Glad you are close by. Nice and friendly staff in every way.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food is very poor. You can do better at 1 of the other bars by MSG

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent choice for casual yet tasty dining before or after MSG event. Our meals of fish and chips and sauteed bronzino were excellent. Limited but good selection of wines by glass and very good martinis. Service was professional and attentive. Overall thought it was an excellent value for quality of the food and service. The only drawback for us was that it's very loud - however if that isn't a drawback for you highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful place near Penn Station. Great beer on tap and fish was surprisingly good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Best pub food in Manhattan. Great and friendly service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This place only gets better. Great Corned beef and French Dip sandwiches. I miss the ambiance of the 8th Avenue place, but Tommy always recognizes an old face and makes everything OK. Try to eat here at least once every trip down into the city.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Billy Joel @ MSG

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great Irish pub in the heart of MSG district. So glad I discovered it and will be back for sure. The burgers were excellent! Friendly service and great selection of beer!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I have been to the Tri Na Nog in Philadephia. The one in NY is exactly the same - good food. Service wasn't very good. I had to get up from my booth and ask the bartender to find our waitress. Good thing we didn't want another drink or anything else other than the check. My tip reflected her lack of service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I was a visitor from Phoenix passing through New York; had a brief opportunity between trains to visit with a friend; it was a perfect spot! Super friendly waitstaff, lovely generous portions, food was served hot and quickly. And Open table relieved any stress about being able to be seated and eat in our allotted time. Awesome experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

as usual - very friendly & competent staff - lunch Specials - very good value !!

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was good but it was too loud. We Could hardly hear each other. It was also too warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

My second time dinning there. Food is reasonably priced for NYC, and good quantity and quality. Service is good and friendly. We will definitely return. We recommended it to friends who enjoyed their dinner also!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

As I mentioned to our server, I have been a big fan of Tir na nOg for many years, starting at their original location at 32 &8th. Really enjoy both of their current locations. Love the fact that the staff is always friendly and helpful, food is consistently good, regardless of what you order. Never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

This is a solid and reliable spot--big enough for groups, service is good, and food is straightforward and solid. Tir Na Nog definitely stands out as one of the better options in CraPennSta. The food is over-priced, even for NYC standards, for what you get, which is the only reason why I didn't give 4 stars. I will still return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

This Penn Station location has less ambiance than the 39th street TirNaNog but is convenient and pleasant enough. The problem we had was 2 tables were put together in a spot better suited for one and so the people next to us were very close so all conversations ( theirs and ours) were overheard and uncomfortable. AT previous Penn Station location on 8th the servers were very nice and gave you time to mull over your choices for lunch and plenty of time to talk and relax-- not so on this visit. Server made us feel rushed even though there were plenty of tables open . Sadly not as lovely an experience as previous visits were.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The staff was very accommodating to my request for a quiet table. Very attentive and pleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Friendly, prompt service. Good food and warm, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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