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505 W. 23rd St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Tenth Ave.
For What it Is, It's Great
By dglew on 4/11/2013
It's a bar with food, for chrissake, I don't get the whiners on this thread. Have been to literary events here, waited at the bar alone on an afternoon, warmed up with friends before a winter high line jaunt. It's always friendly and the food is comfy. And I'm an old lady. My 20 something daughter hangs out here with pals, too.
By Hapaxes on 7/17/2012
I attended a book release there. The food and drinks were decent, but I don't think that's the real draw of the place. It's got a cozy, wood-paneled atmosphere and good/literary things happening. It's expensive, of course, but not outside of the norm. I wouldn't avoid it. The waitstaff were friendly, too, despite a big crowd.
By sushiboy on 3/7/2010
got WORST service ever yesterday from this restaurant. I went there several times before and I liked this place . but yesterday I went there with 8,9 people and only asian was me & my friend . and we cant get in this place . they said id is expired , but my passport will expire in 2011 ....and its on my passport . then one of reception girl start yelling at me and said ' Go - Leave !! ' ....Im not dog . Im still human being even Im asian.....I felt really really sad and we left .... I dont wanna think this is discrimination ,but I felt really bad and I never had this situation at restaurant for seven years in nyc.and I dont wanna have this kind of situation again ....
By annrk3y on 10/23/2009
I love this place. The food is delicious and the beverage selection is decent. But I especially love Kendrick, the resident astrologer. A few months ago I came in late one night with a large group of friends and he gave us all readings while we ordered drinks. Definitely not what you expect from your local Irish Pub! The atmosphere is generally welcoming and warm.
Cool Place/Awful Service
By EB2 on 8/5/2008
I have always walked by this place and have wanted to go for a while, but was tragically disappointed. The hostess was not only unpleasant and rude, but an absolute tyrant when it came to seating. Our group was forced to move several times and kicked out of an otherwise empty outdoor patio simply because we were not ordering food (at 10pm on a Monday night). Worst pub experience I've had in NYC (perhaps the world) without a doubt. Being bullied by the staff severely distracted me from an otherwise decent venue and beer selection.
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