Ireland's Four Courts
Ireland's Four Courts

Ireland's Four Courts

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irelandsfourcourts.com/
  • Phone: 7035253600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 1100am - 2:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 10;00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Please contact for information- catering@irelandsfourcourts.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party space is available for a variety of social and corporate events. Ireland"s Four Courts does not charge a room fee. We are ideal location for rehearsal dinners , Bunch parties, Birthdays parties or Happy hours. We have on site manager to discuss your event, 7 days a week.Our rooms can hold parties from 20 to 150 people or even rent our the whole restaurant for 300 people. Please inquire with our Catering Manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: John 7035253603x
  • Entertainment: We offer live music Tuesday through Sunday .We have local acts and bands who will entertain you starting at 9:00pm till 1:30am . They play a mixture of Irish, contemporary music and popular hits. We also have Karaoke on Sundays at 9pm.
    Check our web site for a schedules.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Courthouse Metro is opposite the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking behind the restaurant, there is a lot of street parking and garages near by.
A word from Ireland's Four Courts
Welcome to Ireland's Four Courts. Arlington's Home of Irish Hospitality where we pride ourselves on providing the finest quality in service, food, drinks and entertainment.
Ireland’s Four Courts is casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.The Irish Brown Bread is made daily.We offer all the Irish traditional dishes such as Fish and Chips,Lamb Stew, Beef & Guinness Stew , Shepherds pie, and Corned Beef and Cabbage to mention a few.We also have great Pub fare ,fresh burgers,jumbo wings,healthy salads and a children's menu.We have something to suit everyone's taste.
We offer daily specials, Happy Hour M-F from 4pm to 8pm and our Cavery buffet Brunch is served on Sundays.
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Ireland's Four Courts reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (9)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nice lunch!
    BDTJrVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great service! Convenient location! Close to Metro! Good lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always comes through
    DC1988VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    No matter what you order, the chef always comes through with an enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Lunch spot!
    DC1988VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent idea to do a luncheon club card! That and parking keeps my husband and his colleague coming back most days for a working lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pub food, nothing special. The noise level was a bit much for a Saturday afternoon. It would be a great place to meet friends if you are up for a loud pub.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tricia
    DC1988VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wonderful pub food! Good drink specials! A blast for sports fans!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SwitzerlandVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The potato skins, burger, and salmon salad that we had were all excellent. Liam was outstanding - attentive and patient - and provided service that was amoing the very best we have had in any restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but noisy
    tierce
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service were tasty and prompt, respectively, but for an after-work get-together, this place was definitely a little on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Ireland's Four Courts reviews archive.
  • Good food, Bad Service
    roxiewhite
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We picked IFC for brunch after going to a good party there. The brunch was well-priced; portions were big; the buffet looked nice. We had a great waitress to start, but part way into our meal she went on break (ok. it happens.) and was replaced by one of the worst servers I've ever NOT dealt with: it was impossible to get his attention. I rarely complain about waitstaff. It's a hard job; sometimes you have a bad day. Fair enough. But the place was nearly empty, there were plenty of servers, and we were still ignored, as was the gentleman at the table next to us. If you can get a good server, the place is good (it was packed the first night we went. A good sign. The bartenders were good). With a different server, I'd consider going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We enjoyed the Sunday Brunch Buffet. The buffet had a good selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Enjoyed Easter brunch this year. Very good Sunday buffet brunch. Our group also enjoyed the Lamb Stew which was terrific. Ate in the quiet room with grandparents and we all completely enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud but tasty
    DCGirl
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had reserved for a group and were seated by the door- cold air blowing in so we had to keep getting up to shut the door. Server was very busy and tough to catch his eye for refills. Soccer fans near bar were shouting and cheering loudly. Fine for our purposes but if you want to hear each other sit in another room away from the bar. Great Sunday buffet and cozy decor
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Informal Sunday brunch
    poppi
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went with a large group and was very informal brunch in Irish bar.,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently fun and delicious!
    townie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have found Four Courts to be a great choice for casual dining on an Friday or Saturday night, when we usually take a break from cooking at home. They take reservations, the food is really quite good, not what I would call "pub grub". Fresh ingredients, and things come hot and well-prepared and seasoned. One of us is a burger person, and you can't go wrong with that, but I often get the night's special... love lamb, and fish, both good here. They have two very good chicken entrees that my husband likes, and the fish and chips is a winner. The place is definitely popular, and crowded on weekend nights, but has a fun vibe, although noisy. Service is good, in spite of the crowd. There is often live entertainment, starting at 9 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice relaxing atmosphere.
    RussVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Very nice relaxing atmosphere. Nice beer specials, apps, and reasonably priced entrees. Easy access to metro
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Irish Bar
    ldp60
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    a great place to have Irish food. restaurant was very accommodating regarding my daughter's latex allergy. Plenty of TV's and a great bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a great dinner and drinks at this traditional Irish pub. We were seated next to the fire place that was a little more intimate. Perfect for a post Valentine's day dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Firedog
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    If you are looking for an authentic Irish restaurant in the DC area, then this is the place! The menu is off the chart, the food is out of this world, service, ambience.... Need I say more ~ this is the place!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Classic Irish Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Good food. Classic Irish Pub Atmosphere. Reasonable Prices. A Neighborhood Standby.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic fish and chips
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We have been trying fish and chips at different area restaurants, and these hit the spot! The batter is light and tasty, almost like tempura batter, and the cod fish is firm and mild flavored. On Tuesdays, the plate is $9.95 and you get three big pieces of fish and a plate full of fries. Our other order was a Reuben sandwich, which was good, but we prefer plain rye rather than marbled rye. If you like Irish brown bread, order some when you order your drinks. It is the real thing. It is served with several other dishes, but I like to have it as an appetizer. The noise level was quiet because we were there in mid-afternoon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to watch soccer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Terrific place to catch a soccer game, and the "go-to" place for several DC/Arlington-area supporters clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually a go to place, but Sunday!
    GregG
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Let me begin by saying I love Ireland's Four Courts. Great atmosphere and the food is usually very good. However, this past Sunday we went for brunch and I have to say it missed on so many marks. I give them a high mark because we all have our bad days, but I hope the managers take this serious. We ordered the eggs benedict, which we have had in the past and, other than mine, felt they were just about the best in the area. Not Sunday. The eggs were overdone, the canadian bacon was wafer thin, the muffin was cold and the hollandaise was flavorless. You missed on all marks. I will go back, but if I were a first time customer, I would be weary about making such a decision. Here's to ramping it up back up in 2014.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open mike nite
    KitchenCop
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Music was a mix of enjoyable and darkly repetitive depending who was at the mike.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Spot for Food or Drinks
    Pablo
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I've done dinner, drinks, brunch, lunch at Ireland's Four Courts over the past 10+ years and can't think of a negative experience. The staff from bartenders to waiters to bus boys are always outgoing and polite and you can always rely on them to have a game on. My most recent visit was for lunch and it didn't disappoint. The food, for me, has never been something to write home about. I had a burger with fries and it was good, as expected, but just a burger. The fries were delicious and the beer was cold. If you want something quick and low-key, I'd recommend this place (and also their other locations) for a visit any time of day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine cuisine, Irish or otherwise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Consistently excellent food, reasonably priced. Warm, pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun at Four Courts
    FunatFourCourts
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    This is a great place on Wilson for brunch. Not too crowded, friendly, clean and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time but noisy
    LizViz
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    We had a nice Friday night dinner here. The grilled fish special was really good. We thought it was early enough to bring the kids before the place was really jamming. We underestimated how loud the crowd would be-the music hadn't even started yet. Our poor kids covered their ears and I kind of wanted to do the same myself. I have to thank the manager. He picked up on the kids without us saying a word and he had a table for us set up in the dining room away from the bar where it was quieter. Before the end of the meal all of us were happy and we had a nice birthday dinner for my husband. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pretty decent Irish bar
    justpassingthrough
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    A pretty decent Irish bar with a restaurant to boot. The food was good and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was a bit loud though, but for 6pm on a Tuesday right after work that shouldn't be a surprise. However, we were surprised to find they were having Open Mic Night and the speakers were on full blast. Lets just say it became uncomfortable pretty fast if you're looking for a nice place to eat. If you're looking for a nice bar scene with lots of other 30+ professionals, this is your scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid tavern
    SJOL
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Doesn't try to be anything else, doesn't need to be anything else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Boxty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Our daughter loves all things Irish, so we took her to Ireland's Four Courts to celebrate her graduation. Our native Irish waitress recommended the chicken boxty and we all ordered it. It was sumptuous, and I plan to go back for chicken boxty again next time I go to Arlington. We sat in the "quiet room", which was very beautiful and authentic with the woodwork and decor. The only thing that would have made it more Irish, would have been some Celtic music. Even in the quiet room, the beat of the bar music in the next room was loud. We are non-drinkers, but it was still a great evening with great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not great brunch. other meals
    kingbonehead
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    not great brunch. other meals here have been good though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I were staying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    My wife and I were staying in Arlington Va during a weekend visit to DC. We came here for dinner one night because we usually like pubs and pub food. We almost walked out because the noise level was so high. It's Very unpleasant to sit and eat there and we were in the "quiet area." The service was decent and so was the ambiance. The beer list was somewhat disappointing but we managed with that. The food leaves a lot to be desired. My wife thought the corned beef tasted like fish and she couldn't finish it. The shepherds pie had good flavor but was very soupy and hard to eat. We would not repeat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We've been to this restruant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We've been to this restruant before and love it every time we go! The food was great, the people are wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient Safe location to Metro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Across the street from Metro. We ate an early dinner and then hopped the Metro over to Foggy Bottom and took the free shuttle to the Kennedy Center. Safe & Friendly area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made reservations for 18.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    We made reservations for 18. They were ready. The service to 18 was outstnding. The waiter was very very friendly, personable and accomodating. He made the experience above outstanding. The food was delivered ontime and hot. It was cooked fresh. They did a great job handling the 16 of us. As one member of our party stated:"This is a keeper!"
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived 20 minutes late
    BillfromDCVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation on a Friday night--stuck in traffic. Even though it wasn't his fault, the manager showed great concern and found a table for us as soon as possible. Great restaurant, great food, wonderful service - we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bar was nice and energetic,
    rjwgmu
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The bar was nice and energetic, but sitting down for dinner was a mistake. We were seated in a corner which was nice because it was quieter, but the service was absolutely horrible (took for ever to meet our server, and once we did he didn't come back very often. That's especially bad since we were there for happy hour). The appetizer was good but the main entree was overcooked and even if it wasn't it wouldn't have been much better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great Irish restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    This was a great Irish restaurant and was comparable to Irish food we had in Ireland. They had great service and were really quick with the food. We have come there many times and it is consistently good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy - I should have picked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Noisy - I should have picked a quieter restraurant for our visiting family. Hard to hear across the table. A word on the service - our waitress was seriously rushing us. Not sure why, because there was not a line waiting for tables, and when tables cleared out they sat empty. She wanted to take our order right away, before the appetizers came. We asked to wait a few minutes so we could enjoy the appetizers and visit. She was back 3 minutes later asking to take our order. We asked for more time. 3 minutes later she was back again. By the 4th attempt, we were worn down and so we ordered. The food showed up before the appetizers were gone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit of a wait, yet the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    A bit of a wait, yet the staff were friendly and responsive to inconvenience. Enjoyed the food and had a large party of 8.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and very accommodatin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Great service and very accommodating to our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate