SouthHillbilly–Yes, I remember Paddy’s! It was on either 33rd or 34th street, about a 1/2 block west of Macy’s. When I was a kid (MANY years ago), my aunt used to take us there once or twice a year. She adored their boiled lobster, which was pretty cheap, along with the rest of the menu.
Being an "old-style" seafood restaurant, almost everything was fried, since that was virtually the only cooking method for seafood that anyone knew back in those days. (No grilled tuna steaks there!) There were no green vegetables available. The only sides that were available with your dinner were cole slaw and french fries, as I recall. Again–typical of the old days before most people had any clue regarding nutrition.
When it came time for dessert, my aunt would always order Paddy’s Nesselrode Pie. For her, this was the big treat for a few special occasions–Paddy’s lobster dinner, followed by Nesselrode Pie.
The decor was very plain. Tile floors, nothing fancy. The waiters were famous for their abruptness.
I am not sure exactly when Paddy’s disappeared, but I am tempted to say that they closed somewhere around the 1970s. If someone can clarify this for me, I would appreciate it.