I recently attended a reunion party at Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant in Manhattan; the gathering was attended by approximately 125 colleagues that I have worked with over many years. Connolly’s is a traditional style Irish Pub; Connolly’s is a family owned business and in fact they have 4 pubs in Manhattan.
The event I attended was held in the 2nd floor party room at:
Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant
121 West 45th Street
New York, NY
The price for the reunion event was $85 which at first glance may seem expensive but is in line with costs for events in Manhattan just a few bocks from Times Square. This private party had the exclusive use of the entire second floor. The second floor featured a full bar and seating for the crowd.
The reunion went from 6PM until 11PM on a Saturday evening and featured an open bar. The food was served buffet style with a variety of chicken and beef entrees, salads, cheeses and breads. The food was excellent and plentiful. The bartenders and wait staff were friendly and did an exceptional job serving the large crowd.
The venue was clean, well kept and well decorated. The décor of the pub provided a relaxing ambience setting the tone for a friendly, informal party.
I did check out the bar and main dinning room on the first floor; I found the same lovely décor and the main floor restaurant staff were as friendly and efficient as those attending to the party.
The Saturday dinner menu included a wide variety of entrees including beef, chicken, fish and pasta dishes; additionally traditional pub food like burgers were on the menu. Dinner entrees were priced in the $12 – $18 range depending on the menu selection.
I estimated dinner for 2 based on an entrée, a drink, taxes and gratuities to be in the $75 – $85 range; again this may seem pricey but this a high end Manhattan pub and restaurant.
The third floor of the building featured live entertainment which Connolly’s features on a regular basis. Connolly’s maintains a website with additional information and their band schedule; I have included their website in the sources section for reference.
Connolly’s is a nice venue to have a drink, enjoy a lunchtime burger or celebrate a special occasion with a nice dinner.
I have had lunch, dinner and attended several parties at Connolly’s; I have always had a pleasant experience.
Connolly’s Pub & Restauranthttp://www.connollyspubandrestaurant.com/dev/