Connolly's Pub and Restaurant - 47th

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$30 and under
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Located on 14 East 47th Street (between Madison & 5th), Connolly's Pub & Restaurant is a family owned and operated traditional Irish pub conveniently located in the heart of midtown and minutes away from Grand Central Station & The Rockefeller Center. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant has come to be known as NYC's premier venue for great food in a traditional Irish atmosphere. With 50 different beers to choose from, we offer a unique environment for happy hour, business functions, family gatherings and alumni reunions. Our two floors can accommodate parties from 15 - 500 people. Large TV screens showing every major sporting event. Come join us for a great time!
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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great draft beer.
Excellent server.
Delicious walnut crusted salmon and Irish stew

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good service, good food and good atmosphere. They were out of one of the specials that night and the bathrooms could not be clearly identified as single-person or multi-person (they were multi-person, though small).

Overall an enjoyable experience.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to place! My friends and I have celebrated birthdays and just meeting for lunch. The service is great. The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent!

A
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We came for it's central location and love that the booths offer that privacy. It was pretty quiet on a Sunday night so we had the place to ourselves. Food was average; we had beef stew, burger and chicken pot pie - the crust on my pot pie was soft and cold so clearly it was pre-made and not re-heated. The one thing that surprised us was that the bill had 18% gratuity already included. When asked, the server said that it's their normal weekend practice but she also backed off when we wanted more info which begs us to think that this was not the case. We have experienced some restaurants charge a mandatory tip because they think tourists don't know better so as New Yorkers, we are appalled by this behavior and will never return.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fish and chips among best in city. There was confusion between bartender and receptionist that complicated my OpenTable points. Receptionist first reaction was to try to fix blame, not problem, although she eventually did fix problem. Detracted significantly from an otherwise pleasant experience

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t have picked a better place to eat. Reasonable prices, excellent food, good service and nice atmosphere!! I’ll be back for sure !

PS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just what you would expect from an Irish pub. We had the Reuben and portobello mushroom sandwich both were delicious. Calamari was average at best. Will definitely go again and order a different appetizer.

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was below average. Service was almost non existent. Disappointed because I was expecting better

t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Connolly's on Tuesday, 6/4 was outstanding, as usual. Our group - between 5 and 9 ladies - who went to St. Brendan's High School in Brooklyn, NY - many years ago -have been meeting twice a year at Connolly's - Madison for the last 9 years. The staff is always respectful, patient and helpful in so many ways to our group of "80's Ladies". We've named ourselves the "Brendan's Belles" - and God willing, we will continue for some years to come.
We want to give a special shout out to Sarah - who went out of her way to greet us and make us feel so special, yesterday - 6/4/19.
Thank you all at Connolly's Madison and hope to see you again in November of this year - again - God willing. !!!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was awesome and service was great!

1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had their walnut encrusted salmon. Very good! Loved the sides as well.

WL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal so much; it was my mother’s day meal and it was perfect. We had fish and chips and shepherds pie and they were both delicious. Thank you.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Apps are delicious never disappoint. Staff is attentive and so sweet. Atmosphere is comfiortable. Love this place.

AK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Quick service, good meal and easy on the wallet!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed a long time for dinner. We weren’t rushed. Food was delicious

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend Connolly's--the food was tasty, the service prompt and friendly, and the prices quite reasonable for a midtown Manhattan lunch. I will be returning!

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience all round. Definitely a place to stop for a bite to eat.

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Were greeted and seated by a very nice hostess. The waitress was awesome. The wings and our shepherds pie were outstanding. Definitely a place to stop for a bite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely return

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, plenty of room for large groups. A lot of choices on the menu to fit the needs of any diner.

JJ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’s always good when I can eat there. The food is good and the service is great

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

the perfect place to dine on St. Patrick's Day with a marvelous Irish lass from Galway as the waitress!!

e
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Decent food, but took a long time for it to be ready. The Reuben was tough to eat for it was very stringy. Wait staff were pleasant and accommodating. Allow extra time if you are planning to see a play after you eat.

HE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very quick and friendly. The food came quickly. Very nice size portions. The food was very fresh and hot. It was overall an excellent dining experience.

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Connolly’s is our go to place to celebrate birthdays and just go have a casual lunch and relax. The food is great and the service is the best! We have been coming here for years!

EP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our bartender and the hostess were wonderful. Professional and friendly.

R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Friendly staff and great place to gather with friends. Fun environment.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious pub food, great menu, big portions, great value and location

PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food & warm, comfortable, atmosphere. Wait staff attentive but not pushy. Looking forward to next meal there.

N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our food! A great meal and convenient location!

k
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular ! What a gem. Food was incredibly delicious. Loved the ambiance. Prices were reasonable. Staff was wonderful. Will definitely go again next year.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good night tonight - food was all really good (clean plates - always tells a story!!) and the service was friendly and prompt without being pushy or rude. All the staff were really lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Would not hesitate to recommend and would happily go back. Great venue too with a great atmosphere.

KP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely family dinner, it was very busy, especially given the time of the year. Food came out quickly, was delicious. Very friendly people at hostess stand.

CL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We made a reservation and we’re seated all the way in the back in the corner and forgot about (literally next to the bus boy cleaning dirty plates). I asked for a booth and saw one was reserved thinking that was maybe for us but the host was like you have to make a reservation. When I said I did she’s like well you don’t always get what you want. Rude people who worked there. Food was okay and we still tipped well since it had nothing to do with the waitress. She was busy waiting on all the tables no wonder we had to wait.

s
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Positives: we were seated right away, the waiter was very sweet and seemed motivated to make sure we had a good experience, and the food was good.
Negatives: all the food was not brought out at the same time. Half of us received our entrees about 5 minutes before the rest of the party. We ordered an appetizer that never showed up. The bus boy started clearing dishes and glasses away without asking us if we wanted them cleared.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A holiday weekend, the service adequate and the food was fine. Good family environment.

NY
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good to enjoy a nice warm dinner after walking outside all afternoon

p
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to reserve a table before/after show- nothing fancy... our group went for salads, burgers, sandwiches and Irish fare - fun and easy!! Plus a French waitress in an Irish pub... now that’s NYC!!

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