The Dubliner
The Dubliner

The Dubliner

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thedublinerkc.com/
  • Phone: (816) 268-4700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Sneed
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We are dedicated to making your gathering a memorable one. Our approach for service is simple; we understand that no two gatherings are alike and should always be unforgettable. So come on in, let us pour you a perfect pint, relax and we'll do all the work! Slainte'! The Snug Seating Capacity- 16 Standing Capacity- 20 Whiskey Corner Seating Capacity- 12 Standing Capacity- 25 The Library Seating Capacity- 10 Standing Capacity- 20 Lower Emerald Isle Seating Capacity- 28 Standing Capacity- 30 Upper Emerald Isle Seating capacity- 40 Standing Capacity- 60 Paddy's Bar Seating Capacity- 30 Standing Capacity- 100 to 150 Grand Hall Seating Capacity- 150 Standing Capacity- 300 Exclusive Buy Out Seating Capacity- 200 Standing Capacity- 400
  • Private Party Contact: Bethany Inman 8598060065
  • Entertainment: The Dubliner features live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10pm! You"ll find great dancing and Guinness drinking late night with these great local bands!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Power and Light District offers many different options for parking. Valet, surface lots and garages. We validate at The Dubliner your garage parking tickets for KC Live. Visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com and hit their parking tab for maps and more information.
A word from The Dubliner
The Dubliner is a traditional pub where you will be instantly entranced by true Irish ambiance. The rich, dark wood interior is imported from Ireland, and the menu is inspired by the countryside along with your favorite K.C. Hopps dishes. At The Dubliner, enjoy an extensive list of beer, wine and spirits from across the world. It is a great place for families, perfect for business lunches and the ultimate place to unwind on the weekends. Planning a party? The Dubliner has event spaces for groups from 4 to 400! Have your next happy hour, reunion, dinner or birthday celebration at this celebrated Irish pub.
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The Dubliner reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)late-night find (9)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (4)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great Night Out!
    Robwtrowbridge
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Once we walked in it took a few moments for the staff to realize we were there for the restaurant portion of the establishment instead of the Bar. However, as soon as we were seated our service was wonderful. The food came out promptly and with great presentation. My wife and I had decided on The Dubliner for a night of Irish fare and that is exactly what we received. They also had a substantial Irish Whiskey and Scotch Menu, I even ordered a Cigar from them as well. My wife and I had a wonderful night together at The Dubliner and I have recommended it to everyone looking for a night out with a change of pace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We would go again
    jbseaman6
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Love the feeling and looks of this restaurant. Appetizers we got were ok but not great (artichoke dip and pretzel) but will try new ones. Best Reuben ever! Pasta so-so. Nice variety of choices. Very good prices. Great service. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    It was a very busy night at the Dubliner. Game 7 of the World Series here in KC. event though the place was at capacity, our server was very attentive and seemed to show up at just the right time to keep our drinks fresh and our food was great. the house salad was fresh and just the right size. the chicken sandwich was juicy and the bun was fresh and toasted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perpetuates cultural stereotypes
    pickyeater01
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was okay, service from our waiter was good. My critique is for the bartender who felt that wearing an American Indian headdress was a good idea. I realize we were in Kansas City, where the Chiefs play; however, you would think that all of the media surrounding other celebrities and such who wear war bonnets getting called out for it being disrespectful and completely inappropriate, would call into question of whether they should be worn by people who didn't earn the right to wear it. Quick answer is no they shouldn't. I was deeply offended by this as an American Indian. It didn't help that she walked around it in while doing the "tomahawk chop" looking for tips. There was nothing outstanding here except a lack of cultural respect.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    notirish
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The fish and chips and mac & cheese are very food. Very noisy and crowded during Power & Light concerts. Jeff the manager has excellent customer service skills. I eat there as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was quick and attentive. The food was great and extremely reasonable. We will definitely return and bring friends as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME TIME
    tapmac929
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated my husbands 35th Bday and reserved a table on line..and even though we were 15 min we called in and they held the table!! We had great service great ambiance live music inside and outside!!Overall GREAT TIME!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the The Dubliner reviews archive.
  • Disappointing Service
    HuskerfanVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    What started as a promising meal was ruined by poor service. We had a 6 p.m. reservation and were given a great outdoor table. At 6:10 we ordered drinks and an appetizer which came in a reasonable amount of time. At 6:20 we ordered our meal. About 7:10 the waitress said our order went to another table and had been resubmitted. At 7:15 a manager came by and said our order had vanished in their system. About 7:25 it finally arrived and was average. We had tickets for an 8 p.m. concert and rushed through an average meal, at best. They comped some drinks and an appetizer but not sure we ever got a true story and we will not go back. We were very disappointed in The Dubliner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre event meal - terrific
    WorldTravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Visited on weeknight before event at Sprint Center. We had pork sliders and Ploughman's platter; really enjoyed both. Our waiter Caroline showed constant energy and was friendly and knowledgeable - we would ask for her specifically in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Walk Down Memory Lane
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our visit to the Dubliner in Kansas City was a pleasant reminder of our trip to Ireland last year. The decor is gorgeous, the food was wonderful, the service was a little slow, but we were reminded that in Ireland, no one is in such a hurry and a trip to the local pub can be a night out with friends and family. We went in a party of twelve and I didn't hear anyone in the group complain about the food; they all thought it was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time
    gdpgdp
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We all ordered different-- a salad, the shepherd's pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash. All were great. Black and tan was perfectly poured. Having been to Ireland, we can attest this pub could have been a part of our trip there. Lots of fun. WIll come back. Last trip we also had the bread pudding. It was wonderful! Too bad we were too full to get it again. And, oh, just a hop skip and jump from the Kauffman.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so pleasant
    Shay
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Service was awful. Numerous times had to track down the waitress. Was 2 in the afternoon. Place was not busy. Food was tasteless. Drinks were watered down. Should've believed the yelp reviews.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Management.
    MorrieCVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The new ownership group is super. They truly understand the restaurant biz and their dedication to doing the right thing for the right reason is refreshing. Great values in both foods and wine. Will be making this a regular stop.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Irish Bar
    JPalko
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City has great restaurants/bars - this is one of them. Food was good, ambiance was great. During warm weather it is a must stop for outside dining. Very nice inside too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took 30 min to get drinks
    VLP4VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Took 30 min to get drinks (water included). Service was bad and food was blah. Save your time and go somewhere else!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had made reservations before but as soon as we walked in we were greeted immediately! Our server took us to his table right away and was very professional but personal! The environment was fun and atmosphere stimulating. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piece of Ireland in KC
    Jinx
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great authentic Irish Pub food with perfectly poured Murphy's and an amazing wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place with potential?
    ditty1013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our visit didn't start off on the best note. We arrived about 5 minutes late for our 11 a.m. reservation & were told they weren't quite open yet (we were thankfully allowed to go inside since it was rather cold out). We'd wanted to take advantage of the Dine in Downtown restaurant week, & after reviewing several menus, we chose The Dubliner mostly for the bread pudding (a favorite) listed as on their special menu. When we ordered, I was told they were out. We were told as we were leaving that they'd started another batch but that it takes 3 hours to make. Not sure why a new batch wasn't started at 7:30 a.m.? That said, the food was very good. Our server was very sweet. Hopefully ours was a one-off & not common experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasteless disappointment
    ameal42
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Went for KC Restaurant week, hoping to get a sampling of their food. Initially seated under a cool blowing vent, enough to blow my hair around. Ask for another table, as there were several available. A waitress was very kind and moved us. Our waiter was slow and came around very little. Had soup first. The flavor was okay, but the sausage was bland. For the entree, I had the Ruben. Very little sauerkraut, which was almost tasteless, and almost no dressing. Came with fries and a pickle spear. I love a good pickle, but this one had no flavor what so ever. My husband had the bacon/chicken sandwich. A bit dry and nothing special. Desert was the chocolate torte, which was yummy but overly sweet, and bread pudding, which was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    Hercules
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went here to celebrate a primotion. I had never been there. The place is great. Really nice decor, great service with beautiful girls serving you, and the food was amazing. I ordered the guiness steak moxie and it did not disapoint. I loved it. And the irish bread pudding was so good. I highly recomend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date or casual nights
    Brodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    With an excellent menu to choose from, a great selection of beers, whiskies and wines, and fantastic service, The Dubliner was a solid choice for my valentine's day dinner. We both loved it. I can also see why would it would be good just for a night out on the town. Really great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    OutlanderChick
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I am part of an Outlander Fan Group here in KC. Our first Meet-n-Greet took place in the Whiskey Corner of The Dubliner. Not only is it a lovely location, but the food was good as well. Best of all was the service we received from Caroline our server. She was fantastic, remembered everyone's orders, checked in an appropriate number of times and even took a few photos of the group! We could not have had a better server experience. Thanks for making our first group meeting a good one!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cats Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I really liked the Fish I ordered. I usually Never order fish. It was really good. I needed more lemons, that's just me. I was going to ask for Tarter sauce, but did not need it. Mac and Cheese was just ok, sorry. My friend ordered the Stew, I tried it and it was great! She had one of my pieces of fish, she really enjoyed to also. She is thinking about taking her boyfriend there for his birthday in a week or so. I liked the idea that I could reserve a table on line, that was great! Only thing I would say I did not like was the air blowing down, I thought it cooled my food to quickly. I have been telling my friend that I was there and that I liked it. I will be back. I am a real picky person when it comes to eating out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SO MUCH FUN
    KenNYC
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    A group of seven of us went on a Friday night and the band was amazing, great food and drinks and shots. Our servers were so friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal Location to Sprint center
    buddy
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The food and service are fine but nothing special. The location to the sprint center makes it ideal for pre-event dinner and they take reservations which many nearby places do not take on friday evenings
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    bonnieapetitVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Had a delightful lunch. Great place to eat if you have an event at the Sprint Center.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    viixin
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    We went to eat at The Dubliner on a Sunday evening prior to going to see a nearby musical. We split a couple of appetizers, but what we ate was excellent and I will be going back to enjoy a meal. The Sunday I went it was very slow, hardly any patrons at all. I know Friday and Saturday nights it gets quite crowded just because it is located in the Power & Light District. Our service from our server was slightly disappointing. While there was hardly any people there at all we barely saw our server. Our waters emptied a couple of times and both times with at least a five minute if not more wait before they were refilled. We also waited a good 10-15 minutes before she noticed we were done eating and ready for our check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Good but the Service
    EaglesFan
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We had a smart alec waiter who talked back (what happened to 'the customer is always right?'). Our waiter could have definitely used some additional training or maybe should consider a different job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excitement to let down
    MJSmith
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I booked a surprise trip to KC for my husbands 30thbday. We are from Omaha. I went online to book a place to eat and have a few drinks w friends whom also traveled from Omaha. When we reached the Dubliner the hostess was completely rude not only to us but to other servers and we witnessed an argument between the hostess and what appeared to be a manager. She got us to our table and honestly threw our menus down on table and walked away. Our waiters name was Jake-- great guy did the best he could and smiled . When it was time to order my husband attempted to order not one not two not three but four items that they were "out of" on the menu. For a Saturday night and it being his birthday we were completely let down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient but not outstanding
    georgiapeach1000
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Chose the Dubliner because of its close proximity to the Sprint Center. The hostess acted annoyed that we had a reservation and failed to smile throughout her interaction with us. The waiter was pleasant but less than versed in the drink and food specialties of the house. He seemed to be covering the entire section of the restaurant that we were in (which became busier and busier as the evening wore on), so the attention he gave us was very limited.....take our order, bring our food and then ignore us. No water refills. Had to chase him down to get our check.The food was good, but not outstanding. Would only recommend the restaurant to those with tickets to an event at the Sprint Center, as it is right across the street.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic European Feel
    PorQueNo
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Dubliner is hard work if not impossible to get into during Sprint Center events, but don't be discouraged make a reservation on weeknights with no event and check out possibilities, relax and take it all in. Great bar, great food, unmatchable atmosphere, and great service all add up to a unique experience for Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy table
    gin21
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    When I take the time to reserve a table I expect to have a nice table location. What I got was a lousy, small table located next to the dust sweepers. The service was adequate but I was not impressed at all. The food we ordered was good. My problem was the menu provided a very limited choice. When I view a restaurant online I expect the menu to be up-to-date. I was disappointed that the menu was much smaller than I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The Dubliner was a perfect place to have lunch before an event. We had great service, no rush, and the food was excellent. Will definitely do this again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Peaches
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Food, atmosphere, and service was wonderful. Our server and the manager went up and behond, fixed a broken sandal that could have put a big damper in our evening! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Everything was just really average, but part of my feeling in this is that I am nostalgic for when this place use to be Raglan Road. I feel like the Dubliner took a beautiful bar and turned it into just another bar. The food was typical bar food, nothing too special and only a few Irish items. The waitresses wear strange outfits, and our waitresses wasn't very attentive and made it seem like she didn't really want to serve us so that made the experience worse. Average bar, terrible music, average food, there are other great places in KC to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Fast, friendly service. Amazing drinks and yummy food!!! Highly recommend The Dubliner for any P&L Pre-Concert experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall good
    Sloanam1
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We went there for a bachelorette party dinner and it was great. Could accommodate our short notice request to add 12 more people and had a great variety of food to choose from
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    Beastdriver
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Made a reservation for really no reason... Came in the front entrance to a totally empty bar and welcome center... Kept walking into restaurant with two patrons sitting at the bar.. Time was 8:15 Saturday night... Felt like no one was watching the place actually.. Finally a waiter appeared and we obviously had our pick of seating.. Then we decided to eat there.. Frozen food, or at the very least days made in advance horrendous food showed from a kitchen I assume.. Salty boring and just tasteless food.. We complained but still remained on the ticket!!! Pitiful management!! Waiter tried to act like he cared, but honestly did not have a clue either... Drinks were only strong point.Band was very good, which made up for the lackluster atmospher
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  • We had reservations during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We had reservations during a concert night so they were understandably busy but took and hour to get our appetizer and food arrived after and an hour and 1/2, leaving us 15 minutes to eat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The uniform is way inappropriate.
    meeatVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The uniform is way inappropriate. Sad because the food is decent. I would expect an Irish pub to serve Guinness in a traditional glass rather than a regular pint glass.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic