150 W. 47th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Seventh Ave.
By topoftheshop123 on 1/13/2009
We visited Langans thinking it was connected with the excellent London restaurant of that name, be warned, it isn't, although a photo of actor Michael Caine, London Langans co-owner, is prominently displayed. My meal came so late the other guests had to start eating or theirs would have been cold. My fish was cold when it arrived (possibly still partly frozen) and the batter was uncooked inside. A gentle complaint brought a snarl from the server who took back the plate then returned with the same fish, I could tell because I'd cut into it, it had been burnt until the batter was black. I have a photo to prove it. We paid and left. I was then followed into the street by another server who complained I had not left a tip and I was advised not to come back. Don't worry, I won't.
By Playwright on 3/12/2004
My husband and I frequent Langan's on Friday eves. One night, Steve Dunleavy, famously inebriated and wearing giant, black, thick eyeglasses, stumbled into us and then charmingly accused us of tripping him. We bantered with him for a few minutes (he's very drole, even drunk) and then the hostess appeared and escorted him to his waiting taxicab. Langan's has NY spirit & spontaneity. Tried other bars on Fri after work and nothing else measures up. They play a nice selection of recorded music - eclectic and always pleasing somehow. They feature a wonderful Irish waitstaff with warm personalities. The free hot hors d'oeuvres make the NYC priced cocktails seem inexpensive. And if you're dining there and want something special, your waitress will surprise you with a concoction from the bar. This place is NYC at its finest...a comfortable, friendly, very appealing spot in the theater district. Go there and feel like you've come home.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.