121 W 45TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.757354 -73.983598
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 04:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 04:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Best Food, Best Prices, Casual - Right Off of Times Square – I went to NYC for the weekend with my 12 year old daughter, it was her first time on a plane, my first time in the city in years. She had selected a barbeque restaurant near the Millenium, where were staying from the internet, but upon arrival, we didn't like the menu. They also complained when my daughter tried to move a chair into the bar area where we were waiting for a table to become available and there weren't enough chairs at a sort of 'shelf table' area across from the bar. I didn't want her sitting at the bar. I explained clearly as to why to the hostess, but she did not seem to comprehend. (This was Virgil's, BTW).
Nearby, we found Connolly's after a short walk. I was so glad, since it was 26 degrees outside.
At first I couldn't figure out if there was a dining area, but a man with an irish accent walked by and asked "Looking for dinner?" I said yes and he said to go in and to my left that someone would seat us.
I did just that and my daughter and I were seated immediately in a cozy, yet big enough booth, separated from the bar by a large partition-which shut out most of the bar noise. My daughter went to put money in the juke box and her songs played right away- even when the bar was so crowded.
There was an enormous variety of different food and prices. I ordered an open-faced angus burger with seasoned fries and she ordered a white ravioli with tomato and basil.
The portions were very large. The food was incredible- just out of this world. The wait for the food was minimal.
I had planned much more money for our 'main dinner' on vacation, but the meal came to about $55 including drinks.
The staff was courteous and fast. I couldn't recommend a better restaurant or a better environment.
Food's okay - Service leaves a lot to be desired....... – My husband and I visited Connolly's after visiting Times Square. We wanted to find something more off the beaten path and were excited to find Connolly's. The restaurant itself was really neat with 3 different levels. The atmosphere was relaxing as it was dimly lit and very quiet when we were there. There was hardly anyone there when we arrived but you would've thought the place was packed based on the poor service we received. The food was good, no complaints there but it took forever to get refills as the waitress hardly came by to check on us. Everyone we came across in NYC from the people at the airport, subway, and various other places were extremely friendly, but not here. We thought the service was so poor we left without leaving a tip (which until then was something neither of us had EVER done before). Maybe they have changed since we've been there. We are planning another trip to NYC this December and we will NOT be going back to Connolly's, it left that bad of an impression on us the first time.
Gave us the run around – My friends and I were very excited to try a new Pub and their Irish Stew, but it never happened. We made reservations, arrived on time, but when we got there we were told the "food may take a while." We figured maybe they were just busy, so we sat down. Then we were advised that the kitchen was closed. They weren't even taking orders for another hour! I can understand a restaurant having a busy day and needing to take a moment to reorganize, but be straight about it! Seeing as we had somewhere to be at a certain time, we left to search for an open kitchen somewhere else.
My Favorite!!! – It was our last night in New York City. And, we decided to take a walk and when we came across something that looked good we'd stop. Well, we came across Connolly's Pub. And, thought lets try it. Lets eat something we don't usually have. All I can say is O MY GOD!!! We loved it. Warm and comfortable setting, friendly service, and awesome food. It's been 4 months and I've been craving the sheppards pie. Yum!!
Great Irish Food – My wife and I and my visiting sister stumbled across Connolly's following mass at St. Patrick's and we still can't believe our luck. If you go another day without trying their fantastic Bangers & Mash, you should be ashamed of yourself. Their Irish Stew is also splendid. And don't forget the friendly service.
lively irish pub – My boyfriend and I stopped at Connolly's for dinner after work on a Friday...the Irish staff was welcoming and friendly and the food was authentic and delicious. There was a lively happy hour crowd, but somehow, the warm, dimly lit ambience still lent itself well to a relaxing, romantic meal.
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