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The Mean Fiddler

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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266 W 47th St, Just off 8 th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
+1 212-354-2950
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Irish Breakfast was spot-on! Great sausage & lean Irish bacon, eggs to order with the grilled tomatoes, beans and perfect crisp toast, it was delicious. Also they have a happy hour that lasts most of the day until early evening. Full menu & bar a great value for NYC!!

Thank Barbara M
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

definitely late night service industry bar - serves food until 9-10 busy 1-4 am have deals early if thats for you

Thank dhad22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a few drinks after a days shopping in the big Apple. The staff are friendly and very chatty. It's dark in there but it's got a great atmosphere. There's TVs around the bar with all the local sports on i.e.. baseball, basketball, football. The drinks are not too pricey had a pint and a glass of wine... More 

Thank Brendan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin..... I stumbled upon this Diamond in the rough and will continue to go back. The Staff are all Absolutely amazing!! Its hard to single anyone out because i adore them all! During the day Debbie is just the sweetest and cutest hard worker managing multiple customers with Tact and Zeal. She knows how to make you feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for drinks one evening. We had so much fun there it was hard to leave! The staff are very welcoming and friendly. Davy behind the bar looked after us really well. We have one more night left on our vacation in NYC and we will be returning for sure before we leave!

Thank monkeysocks78
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mean Fiddler has a great vibe and atmosphere. Because of its location in the heart of the "theater district", its a mix and combination of the locals who work nearby and tourists and travelers. The place offers great food and drinks (there's always a pint ready for me), and a welcoming ambience. Whether you're looking to catch a game... More 

Thank Leckendiemuschi
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time here, the most recent was with my sister and wife before seeing a play. The service was outstanding, had the chicken fingers which were good. Even though the place was packed the service was well above average. We even went back for a drink after the show and had the pleasure of having Debbie as... More 

Thank cmurphy861
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this bar on a chance, we heard it had great Live Music, and I can only agree!! Such good fun. However the main reason we kept coming back was because of the bartender Debbie!!!! She is a credit to the place. Fun and attentive. I have never been made to feel so much at home!!! Thank you Debbie!!!xx

Thank julieannegreene
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my brother before seeing a play. The service was really good. I initially ordered the southern fried wings and the garlic parsley fries. The fries were great but I didn't care for the wings. I sent them back and ordered a cheeseburger. The waitress took them with no issues. The burger was good. Better than I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bar randomly (looking for mac and cheese - something I felt I needed to have whilst in NYC!) and so pleased we found it! Amazing value, cocktails were $6 (most places charge $14/16 in the area) and beers $5. Great food, very reasonably priced. Not at all greasy. Heard raving reviews about 5 Napkins and their burgers which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 W 47th St, Just off 8 th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036-1411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2950
Not a typical Irish pub besides the bartenders , but this is Loud Fun bar with a good happy hour and late nite Djs and Music .

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