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Irish Pubs Hell's Kitchen NYC: Tir Na Nog

By Edited Nov 28, 2016 0 0

Pros

convenient location near NYC's Penn Station in Hell's Kitchen/Midtown West Side

hearty steaks and meat dishes

full bar for those with specific palates

charming atmosphere and fun music

Cons

waitstaff is slow! They hardly ever come to check on you. It can also take awhile for food to arrive.

overpriced for the quality of food

good luck getting a table unless you plan on running up a generous bill

always crowded

Full Review

I had mixed experiences at Tir Na Nog, an Irish pub in NYC's Hell's Kitchen. Overall, the food was a bit overpriced for the quality and the service was a bit slow, the pub had a nice atmosphere and was in a very convenient location.

Located at 5 Penn Plz., Tir Na Nog is steps away from Penn Station in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

I've hung out at this Irish pub a few times: once just after watching the US Open tennis matches in Flushing, and a few other times on Thursday nights with friends. Tir Na Nog was packed everytime I went, and I always had a hard time getting a table, but it was worth it because the tables were nice and cozy.

I've also sat at the bar at few times and have never had a problem ordering the drinks that I wanted.

Tir Na Nog had standard-fare Irish pub food such as Shepherd's Pie, but also a few Asian-inspired dishes such as Seared Yellowfin Tuna Steak and Tuna Sashimi and Soba Noodle Salad. Their cheeseburgers were pretty good, nice and tender, though their fries were a bit stale. I've also tried the two-bacon spaghetti carbonara, which turned out to be good after I asked them to reheat it.

The atmosphere is quite charming. They tend to play a lot of Celtic and Bluegrass music. It's a mixed crows, with 20s and 30s, and older people as well. This is not really a bar for picking up Manhattan-style dates. It's more of a place to have dinner and a few drinks with friends. This pub has a casual but slightly old-school decor that shows character.

If you come to this Irish pub, make sure you are not in a hurry because service tends to be slow (probably because the place is always so packed!)

I thought the drinks and food were overpriced for the quality, but I guess that's to be expected in Hell's Kitchen/Midtown West Side NYC. They tend to attract a lot of out-of-towners who are just looking for a convenient place to hang out.

In Closing

It is definitely worth coming to Tir Na Nog a few times just for the experience, but in terms of quality and price, I've seen better.

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