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P.J. Moran’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

3 E. 48th St., New York, NY 10017 40.757239 -73.97793
at Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-753-6440 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Irish/English
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

pjmorans.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$15.95-$25.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

With its touristy locale (across from Rockefeller Center) and suspiciously folksy exterior (Guinness signs, painted wood façade slapped between concrete office buildings), it would be easy to mistake P.J. Moran’s for another hokey, mediocre Irish pub. But this place is a step up. A hostess—one of several with lilting brogues—will likely seat you at a bar table if you’re dressed casually; the back dining room, with its bright yellow walls and linen-set tables, tends to fill up with suits and ties. The bartenders at the long, gleaming wood bar are as happy to mix you a caramel appletini as they are to pull you a pint, and the surprisingly long menu lists surprisingly elegant choices: Oak-smoked salmon served with onions, capers, and toast points; chicken sautéed in a piquillo-pepper gazpacho. That’s not to say that sticking to the Irish greatest hits isn’t a good idea: Pan-seared sirloin in a creamy Irish whiskey-garlic sauce is smoky, flavorful, and—with a side of gravy and mash—hearty enough to take you through dinner. The house specialty, chicken pot pie, is a steaming, flaky-crusted casserole of broth, chunky white meat, and vegetables.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken pot pie, $15.95; pan-seared Irish steak, $22.95

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