Molly's

(347) 619-0162 | View Website

287 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10010

40.738378 -73.983192

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 11am-4am

Sun 12pm-4am

 
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Neighborhoods: Midtown, Gramercy Park

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Molly's
Molly's

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Considered by many to be the finest Irish pub in Manhattan.


About Molly's

  • Known for Guinness pints
  • Appetizers
  • Cozy interior

Molly's Bar & Restaurant offers guests a dimly lit, cozy interior with fireplace. Serving appetizers and pints of Guinness, this bar is renowned for its Shepherd's Pie, hamburgers, and steaks, all for reasonable prices. A few menu items include Molly's chef salad for $7.75, Molly's club sandwich for $6.25, lamb stew, house shrimp and more.


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Recommends

Mostly known as a dark, ancient, utterly authentic Irish bar of a kind rarely seen nowadays, Molly's also happens to serve a wonderful if atomic-sized hamburger. Two people can easily split it, as long as both have a good pint of stout each.

7 months ago

gud one to have very very nice to have

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Bar! – Chill place to hang out with friends after work! Great Bartenders and staff, they always make sure you are well taken care. Music is always good.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I still like the saw dust on the floor and having a good pint of Guiness is always an attractive idea, but the place has become so popular that even on a weekday evening, the crowd noise was unbearable, making it impossible to relax and have a good conversation. Not sure....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Gone To Hell – This used to be my local. Sadly, it's gone straight to hell. Since the former barman was dismissed, you'll now wait for the cranky, nasty barman to feel like noticing you and deciding if he feels like taking your money. The owner doesn't care, because he's too busy worrying about his new restaurant two doors down. This used to be a lovely place to hang out all night; now it's a tourist trap, and no one's sorrier to say it than I am. Rest In Peace, Molly's.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Stay at the bar! – I found this in the  "Best Bars of New York" book, but .. and it's a big BUT!



The place is Irish-looking with the bartender, staff, and half the customers brogueing it up the wazoo! Lots of wood, and nostalgia on the wall. Great-looking from the outside.So I walk in and explain to the waitress that I'm here early to hold a table because I don't know how big the group will be. 

           "You can't just drink at a table. Tables are for eating. Besides, we don't hold tables. When everybody is here, I'll seat you."

"I don't know how many people are coming. There are some empty tables. Couldn't I sit at one?"

She walks away. 

Ok, it may be reasonable not to want to give away a table for one person, but the waitress could have used some I'm sorry, I'm afraid, or even Give it ten minutes, we'll see who shows up and I'll be glad to seat you then. 

After I discovered 3 of us waiting at the bar we got a booth, grudgingly. Another waitress comes for the drink orders. She's as friendly as the first.  

"You ready? " I order the shepherds pie.

One of us is a vegetarian and wants her salad without the cheese listed on the menu? "Can you make a small change to the salad?"  

" We only got what's on the menu!" And the lovely waitress taps her foot until we finish ordering. There's more, but it hurts in the telling. PLUS the food was pretty bad. The pie was meat, LOTS of salt, potatoes. That's it.

I then resolved to make this the only 1-star review from the bars in the best bar book... but... and it's a big BUT. 

While the others are out for a smoke, I get up to have the bartender sign the Best Bars book. He's great! Chatty, friendly, joking around as if I were a real person. The other folks at the bar were as nice. An older regular with the required accent talks to me about the book. Two girls dressed for a good time, just start chatting out of nowhere. Wow! This place isn't as bad as I thought it was. My advice? Stick to the bar. You'll have a good time. Retreat to a table at your own risk. --Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Awful Treatment – I used to consider Molly's my favorite bar in Gramercy. However, after tonight I will never go there again. I took a friend of mine there to hang out after work. However, the bartender refused to serve my friend when he went up to order our drinks. The bartender claimed my friend's ID was fake. My friend and I are both over 21, and my friend is one of the most polite fellows you will ever meet. I went to talk with the bartender and explain the ID mix up, but he refused to serve me as well. He ignored my explanation, even when I said that I’d been to Molly’s several times this past summer. The bartender simply cut me off and told me to leave.

As a young, female student in NYC I am always aware of my age and gender, and the assumptions people make about me. But I have never been treated with such disrespect at a bar. I don’t know if was because of my age, my gender, or my race, but I'm absolutely sickened by what happened tonight, and I ask anyone who reads this to please not go to this bar.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

It helps when your name is Molly – My sister and I were staying in the area for the weekend, and went looking for a place to get a quiet drink before our dinner reservations, and stumbled across Molly's. Having the same namesake it clearly was fate. The place is fantastic! Semi-dark, relaxed atmosphere, the perfect place to have a couple of beers and wind down. We went back the next night and the bartender remembered not only that we were in there the night before, but what we had been drinking-and it's always great when there is smithwicks on tap!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

my favorite pub – saw dust on the floor, holiday lights that rarely gets taken down, wooden booths worn from decades of use just make the already really good shepherd's pie and bangers & mash much better. a standard.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The real deal - a respite from the blare and homogeneity of New York's falsey irish pubs – Ducked in on the first hot day of New York spring. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and I wanted some sun, but I also wanted a proper Guinness. Inside it was black as a midnight street lit by lamplight. But it was so cozy, so calm and cool in there, and the staff so welcoming, that I decided to take a short break from the blare of the street, shuffling among the wood shavings strewn over the floor, climb onto a stool at the bar and satiate my thirst. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but the interior is really magical - transports you beyond the Atlantic...

And of course, most importantly, a well-poured Guinness and good fish and chips.

Not too busy and yet a good crowd. A perfect respite.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great pub – What a treat, it feels like you're in a proper pub in Ireland.

A fine pint of Guinness, the most generous JD and Cokes ever, wonderful food and a warm welcome from the barman.

A real eclectic mix on the jukebox makes it a top boozer.

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Won for:
Irish Pub (2007)
Irish Pub (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Irish Pub (2008)
Irish Pub (2005)
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