Food News | The City’s Top Ten Most Authentic Irish Restaurants

New York City is full of many Irish pubs and restaurants that serve up good brews and meals year-round. With Ireland’s most celebrated holiday upon us, we’re on a hunt for the most authentic of the selection! Contact us to get in touch with one of our dedicated TOWN Attachés with the inside scoop on these top New York City spots!

1. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

30 Water Street, Financial District

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Irish coffee is one of many specialties at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, a multi-level cocktail bar and eatery in Downtown Manhattan that has been voted World’s Best Bar more than once. The establishment draws inspiration from “the conviviality of Old New York and the Irish-American tradition.”

2. Donovan’s Pub

57-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside

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This longtime neighborhood hangout dishes up burgers and Irish-leaning pub fare like Shepherd’s Pie. On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy performances by bagpipers, a pint and some good pub grub, including one of the best burgers in New York!

3. The Long Room

120 West 44th Street, Midtown

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This clubby Irish gastropub features an extensive beer menu serving only the best craft, domestic and international brews.

4. McGee’s Pub and Restaurant

240 West 55th Street, Hell’s Kitchen

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Celebrated as the bar that inspired How I Met Your Mother, this wood-lined Irish space spans 3 floors and offers tasty bar food and plenty of draft beers.

5. The Landmark Tavern

626 11th Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen

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Originally opened in 1868, this Irish tavern dates back to when there was no 12th Avenue, just the shores of the Hudson River. Today, it remains one of the oldest continually operating establishments in the city, surviving even through Prohibition. Check out its classic decor and pub-grub menu!

6. The Half King
505 West 23rd Street, Chelsea

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This literary-themed Irish pub pairs its eats and drinks with readings and photo exhibits. On St. Patrick’s Day, the Chelsea neighborhood favorite will celebrate with bagpipes, step dancers and traditional Irish music from 6 to 8:30pm! 

7. The Late Late

159 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

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Situated on Houston Street, this Irish-influenced watering hole features retro 1960s decor and is known for its selection of whiskeys, bar bites and brunch fare. The holiday celebration will kick off on Wednesday, March 15th with an evening sampling Jameson whiskey, followed by Irish music the following two days!

8. Molly’s Pub & Shebeen

287 Third Avenue, Murray Hill

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Patrons of Molly’s Pub & Shebeen in Gramercy Park know and love the Irish pub for its glowing wood-burning fireplace, friendly staff and signature Shepherd’s Pie. Enjoy the atmosphere this St. Patrick’s Day, sawdust on the floor and all! 

9. P.J. Clarke’s 

Various Locations

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P.J. Clarke’s has three locations in New York City, and its Third Avenue outpost is just a few blocks from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – perfect for those who don’t mind a crowd! Reigning as one of Manhattan’s favorite establishments for over a century, P.J. Clarke’s is a time-honored staple of Irish culture in NYC.

10. Rosie O’Grady’s 

800 Seventh Avenue, Theatre District

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A staple of the Broadway Theatre District since 1973, Rosie O’Grady’s combines friendly service with delicious cuisine. With outdoor sidewalk seating and a renowned dining and beer menu inside, the establishment offers the perfect experience for any season, especially St. Paddy’s Day!