Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub
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 amazing6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGastro = good food, healthy choicesBeckett'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.
Great place.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Irish PubGood food, décor, entertainment, and excellent service!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time. It is anOur 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.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMquick, 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.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething 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.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCould 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.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW! 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!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit--forThis 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 visit3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time with my husbandHad 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.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for beer and food/funGreat fish and chips and lamb burgers. Great atmosphere with excellent service3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved this place. It wasI 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.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI invited three friends toI 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.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother good timeOnce 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.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM