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The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.irishinnglenecho.com
  • Phone: (301) 229-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5pm;
    Weekend Brunch: 11:00am - 5pm (breakfast dishes until 2:30pm);
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Pub/Patio open all day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Irish, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ross Vandiver
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering and large to-go catering options available
  • Private Party Facilities: Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-120 people. The Irish Inn offers sit down, cocktail and buffet events for groups of all sizes...perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office Functions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Funeral Receptions, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Barry Nolan (301) 229-6600
  • Entertainment: Live Traditional Irish Music on Mondays 7pm-10pm , Live Jazz Music on Sundays 5:30pm-8:30pm, The 19th Street Band every other Wednesday - see website for dates. www.irishinnglenecho.com

    Live Jazz on Sundays 5.30pm-8.30pm

    See website for upcoming events
  • Special Events & Promotions: Check out our website for upcoming holiday menus and special opening hours

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacArthur Blvd
  • Public Transit: 5 minute walk from Glen Echo bus stop
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mc Aurthur Blvd & Tulane Ave. They also offer Complimentary Valet Wed - Fri Nights, All day Sat & Sun, and all holidays. Complimentary Valet for large events is also provided. Parking is always easy.
A word from The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
The Irish Inn at Glen Echo has plenty of history...from a family home in the 30's to a biker bar in 80's..The Inn at Glen Echo in the 90's...It's seen it all. This country Bar & Restaurant has a neighborhood feel, only a short distance from DC and Bethesda. Re-Opened in 2003 as The Irish Inn at Glen Echo offers great food, wine and atmosphere in a quaint setting. The upscale casual menu offers fresh seafood, hearty meats and the best Irish fare guaranteed. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious Lamb Chops or Steaks or a Traditional Shepherd's Pie....or a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or our Daily Fresh Catch, The Irish Inn has it all. The Irish Inn combines a traditional Irish Pub with a white table cloth restaurant, complimentary valet and 6 private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice experience and a pleasant atmosphere. Old, well maintained establishment."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The Menue on the open Table is not the same as the Menue in he Resturant . The waiters brought the main course before we finished our salads!! They had yo take it back to the kitchen . Rather disappointed in the service. One of the Msin did dishes did not include what the Menue promised. No pasta!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "While sad that we couldn't get a dinner reservation, we arrived at 5:00 p.m. to capture an outside table and did so. Our waiter was terrific and we enjoyed a dinner with four adults and two of our Grands. The food was fine and it was a comfortable evening of dining. The Irish Inn is one of my husband's favorites so a perfect place for his birthday celebration."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Wanted something different for lunch on a beautiful Saturday, so the two of us rode our scooters a few miles out on Macarthur to brunch at this place. The food was delicious...my corned beef hash with poached eggs and his fish and chips were just great. No specials on brunch beverages, but the bloody mary was also good. We split the bread pudding, which was more pudding-y than lots of places. Sat on their patio, which was fine but not particularly pretty. Would be easy to dress it up with lots more flowering plants or even coleus. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Visited the Irish Inn for the first time in years. It was great. Big crowd outside but inside it was quiet and romantic. Nice dinning room, well spaced tables, well decorated, comfortable. The server was informed and unobtrusive. Food was delivered in a properly timed manner. No rush,but no delay either. The food was good, fresh, properly prepared and hot when brought to the table. The prices were fair and reasonable. The menus offerings are limited, nothing terribly exciting but everything is well prepared with fresh tasting ingredients. All in all the Irish Inn is a solid neighborhood restaurant. Great for date nights. Easy parking. Worth a visit."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had an early dinner instead of a traffic-filled commute home. Burger was great! We ate outdoors under roof which was very pleasant, except when the arrival of the trash truck made quite a racket for 5 minutes in our line of sight."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The head manager took terrific care of us. He provided extremely responsive service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Service and atmosphere along with food were "good", overall positive experience."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Exceptional place for good food & atmosphere. My only negative comment was the lack of direction & spaces for parking. There was virtually none when I drove up @ 12:30 pm (understandable for a popular restaurant). But, I finally did learn that a field was available for parking despite a sign saying valet parking only. I was able to park there w/no problem. I think w/ a restaurant as popular (deservedly so) as the Irish Inn, more attention needs to be given to those needing parking spots. Thanks Pat"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Irish food was delicious, better than we had in Ireland! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will be back"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were headed to Glen Echo Park to ride the carousel so this was an excellent location. The menu online looked good and perhaps had options to suit everyone...except a vegetarian. It was a Sunday so the brunch menu was available along with lunch food. I didn't want anything heavy so I ordered a Greek salad. It was more like a toss salad with very small bits of feta and olives along with some cherry tomatoes and peppers. Really not like anything I would categorize as a Greek salad. My nephew enjoyed his fish tacos and his wife the french toast. My partner ended up with granola as the choices for a vegetarian were very limited. Non of the sandwiches or entrees on the menu gave a nod to folks who don't eat meat or fish. Too bad."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "lovely venue. we had an outdoor reservation that looked lovely but it was too hot so we chose to stay inside. the restaurant was already reserved so we had the only choice to sit in the bar. all was ok but that's where they put the families with kids and the noise level was annoying. part of the reason was the tables in the bar area are too close together. other than that the waitress couldn't have been more attentive, the food was great, the scones were a wonderful treat and we didn't feel rushed. will definitely go back but would prefer outside or in the actual table area"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is exceptional and the ambience genteel. Service at the Irish Inn is friendly yet professional and efficient."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We sat in the bar with two toddlers and it worked great! Everyone was happy!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had a great birthday lunch - Shepard's pie which is the best Shepard's pie I have ever had. It was quiet, the service could noot have been better. This is one of my favorite restaurants around!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It's been a while since we went here for dinner, but four of us has a good meal. The swordfish special was seasoned well, but a little overcooked, the pasta, soup, and salad were fine. The menu offered a lot of choices. The wait staff was okay, but business-like."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I go a few times a year to the Irish Inn for lunch or dinner. The menu is not just Irish classics and food is good. The space can accomodate large or small tables and staff are friendly and competent. Bonus is the music three nights a week."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good value for the money. Pleasant service. We asked for a quiet table for conversation and were rewarded handsomely. I really like everything about this place"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. A bit noisy in this small dining room, but not too bad. Both had steak and they were excellently prepared and seasoned. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was a great choice for a birthday brunch celebration. Our waiter was very attentive to our party of 14. The food was excellent and the mimosa's generous! Afterwards, we all went and had a really nice afternoon in Glen Echo Park. My kids LOVE the carousel, and the puppet shows!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Inn is delightful and the food was excellent. What more can one ask?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were very surprised. We expected a pub and found a first class restaurant. The food was excellent and the service team was very professional."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood place that I am always comfortable to come back to - the people are friendly, food is good. The Irish Inn never lets me down!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It isn't summer without gazpacho and the new chief's recipe has just enough heat to enjoy it. The cod cake exceeded my taste buds expectations. It was wonderful and the side salad was great. The fish N chips were great as always. We enjoyed the new sorbets and ice creams, always refreshing on a hot summer day."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had not been here in a while, well we had a fun night. Delicious meal, attentive service, complimentary valet parking and all at a reasonable price for the area. We will be back again soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD is a great spot for lunch or dinner, quaint and good food / service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very charming atmosphere. Choice of small rooms for intimate dining or for larger groups. Waitstaff is attentive without being overbearing. food was well prepared and piping hot when served. The waitresses suggestion turned out to be spot on."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "this is usually a very good restaurant but this father's day they were off their game."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "June 2013. We had not been to the Inn for over a year and it has always been great, this time i ordered the Eggplant Squash Veg dish and was a bit concerned when i found hard chips in it. They were quick to call the Boss and I was asssured it was some of the Squash skin that had got in and been baked. Anyway i opted for a Burger which was very good and i did get a complimentary pudding. They took my husbands meal away to keep warm while we waited and house wine just fine. As usual, we found that the staff are concerned re their customers, it is a super friendly place, we were there for a Cosy New Year 2012 They also phoned me within 15 mins of me leaving that I had left my Camera behind and i picked it up next day."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love this place. There's nothing better than sitting on their patio for dinner on a beautiful early summer evening. Great service, good drink, nice atmosphere. One of my favorites!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The place and it's setting are great. Makes you think that when you leave, you are in a small Irish town."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were a group of six and I had asked for a quiet table to accomodate the old ears. We got a round table in the corne of the main dining room, which was perfect. The food was good, with a good price range. Loved the salmon. The service was a tad slow, but it was Memorial Day and the place was hoping. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I like this place a great deal. The pub is excellent and the restaurant is great, too. The menu includes the standard Irish fare, and goes beyond that to incorporate specials that are decidedly not Irish but are nonetheless excellent. I expect cod at an Irish pub, but cod with vegetable salsa and a coconut curry? The waitstaff are attentive but not in-your-face. It's a fine place to come and enjoy both the food and the company of your dinner companion(s)."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We are not impressed with the very recent change of menu. This has long been one of our favorites but the recent changes have moved it off that list for us. It felt less like a dinner venue than a lunch place."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It's a really charming space and the bunch menu was very tasty (loved the bread basket of scones!). The combination of white tablecloths and crayons for the kids made it possible for us to have a nice three-generation lunch. And the location is great if you've been at Glen Echo -- much nicer than trying to eat there."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The outdoor patio was lovely and not noisy. Food was delicious, as usual."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because it was near Glen Echo where we attended a dance. Not sure why there is mandatory valet parking. Parking seems amble for guests to self park. The service was very slow. The restaurant appeared to short on wait staff and kitchen help. It took a long time between courses and water glasses were not refilled. The manager did give us a free glass of wine, which helped pass the time. I'm just glad we went after the Glen Echo dance and not before or we would have probably either had to leave without eating or miss the dance. This appears to be a management problem. It was crowded, so maybe the slow service was anomaly. The food was good though, so perhaps we'll give it another chance."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my first trip to the Irish Inn to meet a date. I thought it was top notch. I like the valet parking although I did not really need it. We were seated in the main dining area. White table cloths were appreciated. Dinner was very nice, salad included. I will go back, maybe even this weekend."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We sat outside, which was lovely, but amplified the surrounding groups' conversations considerably. The food was fine, but our server was very hard to get to our table throughout the night."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The prices on the menu were not what came on the bill. We asked the waitress to investigate and when she returned she said that they had just increased the prices and hadn't updated the menu yet. If you're going to increase the price of an item by $1 and $2, please get your menus updated, and if you must increase the price prior to getting new menus, notify the servers so they can alert patrons to the fact that the pricing may be slightly higher on some items. The server did adjust the bill to the prices stated on the menu and apologized for the confusion, so we appreciated that they corrected the issue without any further discussion. I am surprised that they're increasing prices since the original prices were already pretty high."
    Dined on 5/14/2014