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Posted by unhappy frank on 06/18/2010
This was one of the most disappointing nights I've had in a bar in a very long time. The food was less than mediocre. The ketel one and cranberry was 1 part bottom shelf "not ketel one" and 32 parts cranberry juice. I watched the bartender pour 3 of these for us, and never once did he have a bottle of ketel one in his hand. The attendant in the women's room actually cursed at my wife when she asked for a paper towel to clean the beer that was spilled on her shirt. This was unbelieveable.
Posted by John on 09/08/2008
I would have to say that the McFaddens on 42nd street in NYC is one of the best bars in the midtown area The DJ played all the right songs, there was a great mix of girls and guys, and the overall atmosphere generated by the bartenders and crowd led my friends and I to having a memorable experience.
Posted by rip off! on 01/01/2007
I just returned from McFaddens and I am disappointed to say the least. I ordered the potato skins for $7.95. The order came with only 3 skins! They were not special oversized or overstuffed ones either... actually, I thought they were kind of small. To fill up the extra room on the plate it was stuffed with a ton of salad greens. I feel totally ripped off! Imagine going to this irish bar to watch a game with friends, you order a bunch of appetizers for the group and there are only 3 skins everyone has to fight over? Unbelieveable. In response to an earlier post, I was served a fountain soda, not a bottle.
Posted by Bud on 08/01/2006
Just returned from McFadden's. Great food, great drink, and interesting people, many from the UN. Would highly recommend this place. Burgers are fabulous.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2006
I went to McFadden's for dinner with some girlfriends and had an amazing time! The food was really good...It is not a fancy resturant but for being an Irish pub I was pleasently suprised by the menu options. The wait-staff was super friendly and attentive especially considering how busy it was. It was just a very nice experience!
Posted by A neighbor on 03/25/2006
Oh no. 3rd Avenue was once the home to some character driven Irish pubs. This was 'til about '96-97. Flash forward. These old bars are now semi trendy frat boy/admisinistrative assistant ridden overpriced not cool bars. And even worse? Now they are after a corner in the middle of a one block removed area. The activity is welcome. The cheesy clientele? Not welcome. Anyone who lives in discreet and lovely Tudor City knows what I mean. I think the people who moved to the East 30s for affordable rent 10 years ago now come 5-10 blocks north and east, and the result? A mediocre bar becomes a scene. I guess the irony is that soon this area, with river views, will be overpiced soon too.
Posted by Somewhere in Manhattan on 02/16/2006
Food is very tasty and fresh, however they do not offer soda from the fountain and only serve it by the bottle. For a small bottle of soda that will not last you through lunch you are charged an outrageous price of $2.50!! While I realize that this place is a bar and they must pay expensive Manhattan rent, there should not be this kind of price mark up on a plain soda, especially considering the fact that most people are not going there to order a soda and they make a ton of money on alcoholic beverages. In addition to this there have been several instances where we have ordered food for lunch and the food was burned and sent to the table in this condition, we then had to send the food back to the kitchen and wait for them to prepare a new entree. Staff attitudes and attention to details like providing water for the table is poor, have to ask at least two times to be provided with ice and water. This should be automatic, the same way that it is at other similiar restaurants. I for one will not be returning....