Another good time
Once again very helpful and accomodating in our desire to a a particular football (soccer) game. Service was prompt and well timed. Carrot ginger soup excellent - and slad is always perfectly dressed.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not only for St. Pat's Day
Beckett's has surprisingly good food for a pub. Well-prepared, fairly priced, and quite varied, including traditional Irish and salads, fish, and veggie options. The beers are quite good, and the wine is a pleasant surprise. The service is excellent from Irish-accented staff who are knowledgable and helpful. Lots of TV screens and music some evenings, but if you a quieter spot, head to the back. This is a very good choice for dinner before or after the movies or a show at Signature.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I invited three friends to
I invited three friends to join me in a pre-St. Patrick's Day lunch. We had a fine time enjoyed all aspects of our time at Samuel Beckett's Pub. I have lunched there several times in the past and have always been pleased. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Like the food and the beverages. We had a Guinness and later an Irish coffee.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu and bar are fairly
The menu and bar are fairly priced. Great place in Shirlington to share a meal and drinks with a group of friends.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved this place. It was
I loved this place. It was my first time there, and it felt like I was transported directly to Ireland. The staff were very hospitable - just like the Irish naturally are. I have already, and will continue to, recommend this place.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for beer and food/fun
Great fish and chips and lamb burgers. Great atmosphere with excellent service
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great time with my husband
Had a great time with my husband & 6 other friends. There were a lot of Irish specialties on the menu to choose from. I had the bacon & cabbage - which was very good & I esp. liked the cabbage. I heard all good comments from the others about their food. The apple crumble was delicious.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second visit--for
This was my second visit--for Easter with my family and inlaws. The service was excellent. I had a hamburger and it was great. I was a bit worried about the noise because I had been upstairs on a weeknight and it had been bustling but all was good. My father in law loves pubs so this was a good place to go. Our server was very attentive and just pleasant. She talked with our daughters and offered them pieces of chocolate for Easter. Good visit
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
WOW! The reviews don't lie,
WOW! The reviews don't lie, this place was great. The food wonderful, the Irish waiter was friendly and attentive, the beer and cider was yummy! Had a great time, will definitely be back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could be a regular stop...
I agree with a prior review, or maybe it was someone in our party, who noted that it wasn't the most gastro of gastro pubs. Still, great food and beer and would definitely go back.
Thought the bangers and mash were the best I have ever had, shepherd's pie was a hit, and the steak was only so-so.
Great bar downstairs, fun little bar upstairs, and t shirts for $10 each can't be beat.
Worth going, especially with a group, can be tremendous fun.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone.
We continue to be impressed by SBIGP. We go there for pre-theater dinner gatherings -- it is right next door to Signature Theater; parking is free and very convenient; early diners enjoy attentive service and calm surroundings (bar crowd kicks up the noise later). Menu selections are very good and servings are huge. Our party enjoyed Mussels, Fish Cakes, Meatloaf and Lamb Shank, along with soups and salads. No complaints from anyone. Drink list also offers some temptations, and I especially like the Irish Mai Tai. I'd like to try out their lunch and brunch offerings some time. We like sitting inside, in the window, and watching the parade go by, but alfresco dining is now available.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. The place is usually packed and noise levels high, but fun all around. One problem is that some tables are very closely placed together, so as servers squeeze in between the small spaces in between tables you're likely to get a glimpse of their butts while you're having dinner along with the frequent bump on the back of your chair.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
quick, consistent and IRISH!
Quick in and out is guaranteed due to the wonderfully fast kitchen and great wait staff. Have been here 4 times and never had a bad meal or service. We keep returning because it's consistent and a taste of food across the pond.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time. It is an
Our first time. It is an attractive pub/restaurant. The food was excellent - the best scallops I have ever eaten. Service was excellent. The only negative was that it was "Trivia night" in the back room and the leader was rather loud. We are senior folks and prefer low noise level establishments. We will go back.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Irish Pub
Good food, décor, entertainment, and excellent service!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gastro = good food, healthy choices
Beckett's is extremely convenient for folks living near Shirlington or coming for a Signature show or for a movie. Delightful to sit outside with no traffic noise. Food and service are consistently great, much better than you'd expect. The beverage list is very good, with good deals during happy hour (until 7 even on Fridays). Respectable wine list. The biggest surprise is that for those of us looking for something healthy, not fried carbs, there are very good choices, including salads and excellent veggies. The portions are filling and the prices are fair. All the wait staff are knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. For those who want loud bar noise, music, lots of Irish beer, and fried everything, there's plenty of that too.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice! A must!
The Lamb burger is a must. Waited a little while for a table because of a bridal shower, but the host and staff were friendly and once we were seated everything was fine. The lamb burger, just amazing
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great before the theatre
We went there before going to the theater and it was convenient, quick (not-to-quick, though) and delicious. The service was great In fact, we enjoyed it so much we went back for a drink after the show. We will definitely go back again!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Irish pub
We've been to Samuel Beckett's several times now, and the food has always been good. We brought friends this last time and they were also pleased.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 5 enjoyed wonderfully prepared and presented lunch dishes at reasonable prices.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Little Gem
This restaurant is a little gem in the midst of Shirlington. The menu is wonderfully diverse with both traditional Irish fare and a great selection of fish and other more classic entrees. I tried the blackened cod---spicy and succulent, served with fresh vegetables and a delicious wild rice. My companion had sea scallops, fresh brocolini and a potato cake. She could not stop raving about how delicious it was. The portions were very generous and the meal filling. We skipped dessert but based on the desserts carried past our table during the meal, we'll come back to try them next time. Make the trip to Shirlington, it's worth it!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
We had a great little date night. Sat outside and the weather was perfect. We only rate a four on food as e had to send back the braised lamb. Something was not right, but our server was excellent. He quickly replaced the item and offered a soup or salad while waiting. Overall a great place to eat! Had a great time!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We again had dinner at Beckett's before attending a show at Signature Theater in Shirlington. We sat outside and had very good wine and beer and above average salads, burger, and veggies. We always appreciate the wide range of healthy and delicious items on the menu. And we have excellent service every time we visit. Oddly, the only disappointment is the choice of beers. My husband likes a really hoppy IPA and I like a light hefeweisen, but neither is available on tap or in the bottle as far as we can tell from the list. We wish the wide range of foods, atypical for an Irish pub, would be matched by a wider range of beers, including American micro-brews and German classics.
Just a suggestion from regular ciustomers who shall return.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good meal at Beckett's. The chowder of the day, a seafood chowder, was delicious. And the tasty burgers were cooked to order. Finally our waiter, Jeff, although not one of the Irish ones, was very attentive.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having just returned home from Dublin that day, Beckett's had a lot to live up to. While the food did not compare to the best of the Emerald Isle, they at least gave it a shot unlike other "Irish" pubs in the area that are simply bars with an Irish name. They honored our request for a window seat and the service and ambience were very good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not miss
Do not miss this pub. Shirlington is a great place for drinks and foodies to indulge, but Samuel Beckett's has it all: wine, whiskey, porters and food. Great decor, ambience, and service.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Irish pub
We each had a different soup of the day and enjoyed them. The burgers were cooked as requested and were delicious. The big hit of the night were the onions straws, which my husband got instead of the fries.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here many times
Have eaten here many times and it's always good. The service is always prompt and polite. The dishes a flavorful, varied, and interesting. This isn't heavy pub food. It's generally robust but healthy, and some of it fits into any diet. The prices are reasonable, too!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service -- compliments
Excellent service -- compliments to Erica. Great selection of Irish dishes. The meat loaf was excellent, although it needed more gravy. Corn/crab chowder was delicious.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Evening Out
Wonderful family night out celebrating daughters 21st Birthday- Could not have picked a nicer place for this special event. Staff was professional but very friendly and helpful. The meal was delicious (traditional Irish feast) and served promptly. Our service was exceptional and the outside setting was perfect. Thank you Mike, the suggested Bear Fight drink, it was a hit with the B-day girl! What a great place to enjoy dinner or a special event with friends and family!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
many delightful lamb dishes
The setting is gorgeous--you are transported to a high-end Irish pub! A beautiful, comfortable decor.
We all tried starters: delicious corn-crab chowder, and the mussels with delectable fries that were soft and fluffy and not greasy. The multigrain bread served wit ht e soup was divine--they should sell it for take-away! There are many traditional Irish menu items--lamb stew, shepherd's pie, roasted lamb shack (our party had all of these, and there was so generous a portion, two of us packed half to take home. The third diner ordered the pork and cabbage dish, but preferred the taste of ours. No room for dessert!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Irish pub food updated
With many of staff being from Ireland the food satisfies the locals of both Shirlington and the Emerald Isle. Typical Irish staples such as beef stew and shephard's pie are mixed in with more modern Irish options such as curry chicken and risotto cakes.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected gem of a find. Drooled over the online menu choices and made a reservation for lunch. When we arrived we were informed that brunch was still being served. (Re-checked the site and still don't see the brunch times.) No big deal, brunch it was. We both ordered the Traditional Irish Breakfast, two bangers, rashers, black & white pudding, eggs and potato cakes and a cup of coffee. The coffee is a bit strong but drinkable. The wife substituted and extra banger for the black & white pudding. The meal was as authentic as it gets. The individual items were tasty, including the potato cake, and the eggs were cooked to order. We weren't rushed and lingered over a final cup of coffee. Pub look. Quiet on Sunday afternoon. A must visit.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bustling Irish pub with
Great bustling Irish pub with a vast lineup of delicious beers on tap and very good food to go wth it. The perfect place to go before or after the movies around the corner. Try the lamb burger topped with Cashell blue cheese, absolutely wonderful.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 15 people prior to a concert . I reserved the mezzanine area and it work ed out very nicely.
We only got held up getting the checks divided and paid for. It was handled but they need a computer system upstairs
To accommodate for faster service.
Food and drink all wonderful.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's not advertised to well in the area but we are glad we found it!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM