I brought my family here before a recent event at Madison Square Garden and we were all very happy. The food was very good & reasonably priced, the service was good, & the place was roomy with a fun atmosphere. It was a little noisy the time we went, but there was an event at the Garden so that's to be expected, but it was still a good atmosphere for a family dinner if you don't mind speaking up some. But it was *not* a bar-only atmosphere, definitely more restaurant than bar crowd. There are a variety of big screens to make it a great option for a sporting even too (although we weren't there for that). One of the best things is the variety of options - from traditional pub/Irish fare (fish & chips, Shepard's Pie, Bangers & mash, etc) to NYC standards (reuben, corned beef sandwich, etc) to bar food (nachos, wings, chili) to standard American options (burgers, wraps, salad, etc) to even some upscale options (Gorgonzola Salad, Atlantic Salmon, etc). There's something for everyone no matter your tastes or mood. Definitely recommended if you're looking for good food near MSG for a reasonable price, as long as you're not looking for a quiet experience (again, not *too* loud, but it wasn't quiet).