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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: Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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 Mustard Encrusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb with red bliss olive mash, asparagus and a sour cherry & port reduction....or a Traditional Shepherd's Pie....or a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with a corn ragout and grilled andouille sausage, 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The Inn is delightful and the food was excellent. What more can one ask?"
    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
  • "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
  • "Another wonderful evening with great friends. This time we sat in the restaurant. White tablecloths but not too fancy. Delicious food and very friendly attentive service. We'll be back"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "this is usually a very good restaurant but this father's day they were off their game."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I had a lovely time with my family on Mother's Day. The food was superb. I would recommend putting caprese salad on a plate instead of a martini glass--flashy, but too hard to eat that way. Very tasty, though. We were in a room upstairs with a very noisy party, but I guess there's nothing you can do about that."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love the Irish Inn at Glen Echo - it is a charming, the food is wonderful and the staff terrific! It's great for a special occasion or any time you need a bit of Irish charm!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had swordfish special for main course and banoffee for dessert -- both excellent, as was the coffee. Dessert was a bit slow coming out (first cup of coffee already gone), but service was otherwise efficient and timely. Have been there a number of times and have always had a good meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great venue for a birthday dinner with friends. Very comfortable atmosphere, good food and we had a great relaxed evening."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Irish Inn never disappoints! Our dinner there last weekend was good, as always. My husband and I appreciate the quiet dining rooms, upstairs and down, when we can actually have a conversation with our guests."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Drink perfectly made, food - left nothing behind, service - first rate and setting like a friendly home. Will return"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Every table filled for brunch, but over 7 minutes to receive waiter requests for drinks, and 30 minutes after we finished eating to complete dessert order and receipt and then another 15 minutes to receive check"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My wife had oysters followed by rockfish; I had the prime rib with twice-baked potato and Yorkshire pudding and grilled vegetables and horseradish cream. We could not have been more pleased by the food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The setting is great, the restaurant is comfortable, and the service is friendly. However, the food on the plate wasn't all up to par. The proteins we had (hanger steak and soft shell crabs) were fresh and cooked perfectly. Side dishes were mostly very poor---a lump of tepid white rice and a few slices of overcooked zuchinni accompanied the crabs. The steak was joined by some excellent onion rings and a lump of unseasoned steamed spinach. Are the sides trying to recreate Irish food of the 1950s?"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were celebrating my sons 15th birthday. It's his favorite place to go. In his opinion the Inn has the best fish and chips in town. Although this time he went with the Shepherds pie which he also gave high ratings. Once again everyone's meal was delicious (all 7 of us). Our waiter was very attentive. He even brought a special dessert for the birthday boy. Already looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Have been a big fan for years and have always enjoyed dining there. The staff are great and very accommodating, food is good, and love the location."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Based on reviews, I really wanted to like this place more than I actually did. Ate there for Easter brunch - nice menu selection and good service, but the food was just ho-hum. My shirred corned beef with potatoes and peppers was so salty it was almost inedible and I could barely find a trace of potatoes or peppers. The toast was like a brick. My companion had the lamb chops with curried cauliflower and apples. Again, okay but not great. Its not a place I would likely visit again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The most challenging part of the Irish Inn at Glen Echo is the parking - it's a bit tight and not enough. But the Inn itself, the food, and he service were wonderful. Personnel are friendly, polite, cheerful, and caring. Price is in the mid-range. The swordfish I had was excellent."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Irish Inn. The outdoor terrace is very nice and comfortable. Service is good and the menu for brunch is very nice. Enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Prompt service, unique setting, and superior food!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It has been many years since we ate here. Now I am wondering why. We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Service was good and comfortable. Was very happy with glass of wine recommended by waiter vs what I intended to order. I had the fish and chips. It was wonderful. I love bread pudding and that was the perfect end to the meal. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The ambiance allowed for a very romantic evening. The service was superb."
    Dined on 4/1/2014