7 NYC Spots for Irish Cuisine in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

7 NYC Spots for Irish Cuisine in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by eating Irish cuisine? Here are just a few of NYC’s best places to order Irish eats:

Molly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant Shebeen (Gramercy): This traditional Irish bar has sawdust on the floor and a log-burning fireplace. Dine on traditional shepherd’s pie, Irish lamb stew, pub sausage and mashed potatoes, corned beef and cabbage, as well as other Irish favorites.

O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub (Midtown West): Great food in a festive atmosphere, right in the middle of Midtown! Order a traditional Irish breakfast daily before 4pm, or get some corned beef on rye, bangers & mash, chicken curry with rice, shepherd’s pie, homemade beef brisket and more.

P.J. Carney’s (Midtown West): Since 1927, this place has been a hub for all sorts of folks. It’s short distance from Carnegie Hall and Theater District allowed it to attract performers, hotel porters, journalists, musicians among other visitors to the area. While American dishes dominate the menu, you can find shepherd’s pie and fish & chips among the savory options.


Those looking for an upscale take on Irish cuisine, should check out these restaurants:

The Fitz (Midtown East): Situated in the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, The Fitz offers a modern take on the Irish bar and lounge. In addition to elevated American dishes, you can order Guinness-battered cod served with fries, traditional chicken curry, Irish breakfast and shepherd’s pie.

Rock & Reilly’s (Midtown West): Located in the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, this sizable—yet intimate—Irish sports bar offers upscale gastropub fare. Grab a Guinness or signature cocktail and enjoy some Irish nachos (house-made kettle chips, peppered bacon and Irish cheddar cheese). 

Neary’s (Midtown East): On St. Patrick’s Day, Neary’s is celebrating its 50th year of service. This renowned Irish restaurant is synonymous with embracing its customers like family. Signature dishes include corned beef and cabbage, as well as broiled meat and seafood options. Proper attire is required, so look presentable and get ready to be welcomed like you’re visiting home.

Oleanders (Williamsburg, Brooklyn): Located inside McCarren Hotel & Pool, this American restaurant is going green on the 17th. Executive Chef Christopher Reid (formerly of the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel) will be preparing fish & chips, Irish whiskey lamb stew and corned beef and cabbage spring rolls, putting a spin on this familiar Irish fare. 

Fish & Chips at Oleanders, located inside McCarren Hotel & Pool (©Caitlin Rusnak IdeaWork Studios Inc.)

For additional pubs and restaurants to grab some drinks while you eat, click this link for other hot spots to stop at on St. Patrick’s Day.

Click here for cultural and historical spots you can go to embrace the Irish spirit on this holiday.

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