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The Wheeltapper

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
+1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is connected to the lobby of the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. Its great for brunch and lunch but turns into a noisy bar scene after work making enjoying a meal impossible.

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking back from our trip around the city and called in by chance. The meal we had was lovely. It was in an ideal place so called there later in the week. Service great and good value

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, good ambiance, good level guests. Several beers on tap, good IPAs, good place to have a beer and a conversation.

Thank Olaf1965
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I wanted to order some food as takeaway. The waiter suddenly left in the middle of my order to do something else. After it had gone several minutes I asked other waiters, they said that the man will take my order. He came back after...More

Thank 298sofia
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot on 44th East. We needed a late night snack and this was next door to our hotel. We had sliders (which were very good) and wings. The wings were seasoned with a dry rub and cooked perfectly. Service was great as well.

Thank rrfh1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Staying in the hotel, when we go b&b we always enjoy the breakfast here. There's a good choice of full irish, continental or porridge. Restaurant is decent too, good for burgers and sandwiches. Bar is lovely in the evenings, seems popular with the after work...More

Thank Elibel_2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017

there are plenty of tables. sofas.outside. tv. 2 bars. outdoor hostess. there are also heaters outdoors. smoking allowed outside. very nice !!

Thank saucemonsters
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had a few beers here during our stay in the hotel. Very busy on the Friday night, but seemed to empty fast. It was fine on the other nights though. There's a barman, I think his name is "Octo", who is second to none,...More

1  Thank BOHSMAN
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This bar was attached to our hotel so a great convenient place for a drink or breakfast or an evening meal. Varied menu and drinks. Has an outside seating area too

Thank ChebbieDappell
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We enjoyed drinks in this Irish bar in our hotel - the Fitzpatrick Grand Central. We also had lunch and a late dinner one evening - good pub food. Lovely patio area too.

Thank sibellius2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4006
    (Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Just across the street from Grand Central Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-351-6800 ext. 6560
  • E-mail
The Wheeltapper celebrates the best of a traditional Irish pub, offering contemporary food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Together with the year-round outdoor Patio, this restaurant and bar is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, dinner, or cocktails.

As fitting for a pub so close to Grand Central Terminal, the Wheeltapper's design includes authentic railroad artifacts and memorabilia from the turn of the century. Cozy and warm, the Wheeltapper's two bars, front and back, are comprised of quaint nooks for semi-private dining or drinking, and connected by the Carriage, a passage that closely resembles a classic railroad dining car. A fireplace warms up the back bar in cold weather.

A door takes you from the back bar out to the Patio, a 2,200 square foot outdoor garden wit seating for 48 people and plenty of room to stand and mingle. This unique space is covered with a retractable awning and heated in winter, allowing it to stay open year-round.
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