1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
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This is very nice place and the food is good. Expensive but worth the trip.
Thanks for the note, Tom. See you next time!
Nice place for a get together. The beer is, of course, terrific. I tried the Old Fashioned--one of the very best beverages I've ever had. The food is big--excessively huge portions and a bit over-the-top ingredients. That said, it tastes good.
Glad you enjoyed the Old Fashioned Ale! Hope we'll see you again soon.
Came for brunch on March 8th. Seated and greeted on time with a reservation. Had high expectations because the complementary mini muffins they brought out were quite tasty, as was the beer. Took a while to take our food order but it was busy. Understandable. But when the food came out three of the four egg dishes had immediate issues. Two of the dishes had overcooked fried eggs, the other had runny whites, underdone. We flagged down our server and she immediately went to the kitchen to request a do over. In the meantime my wife dug in to what remained on her plate and kept coming up with chunks of fat instead of corned beef. When the do over eggs came back they were swimming in a plate of oil. Not very appetizing. She refused to eat them and our server got the manager to come over and offer her another menu item. The make up entree chicken and biscuit, came out in less than two minutes so it had to have been prepared and sitting somewhere. She managed to choke down half before throwing the towel in. At least the manager comped her meal.
Go for the beer, but stay away from the food.
We brought the kids for brunch and we really enjoyed everything we had! We started off sharing cinnamon rolls followed by the Irish Eggs Benedict and Boxty. Both good but I HIGHLY recommend the Irish Eggs Benedict! We also tried the Beermosa and we were surprised how good they were.
Glad to hear you had a great time! Hope we'll see you again soon.
It was my birthday!
I loved our dinner ! The food was great and I love the ambiance . Once you are done dinner, there are so many different things you can do : shop, hang at the bar, take a self tour, or hang outside at a fire pit.
Happy to hear you had a great time. Hope we'll see you again soon!
The food was mediocre, everything else was enjoyable.
Great food and drinks. A bit pricey but the quality made it worth while.
Thanks for the note, Lauren!
Food was good. The service was great. The noise level was quite high, distracting at times. We still had a nice time.
Glad to hear you had a nice time. Cheers!
Excellent atmosphere, staff, service GUINNESS! The food needs work , expensive and it’s just ok. We will go back !! But eat dinner elsewhere.
Thanks for the note, Tony, we'll pass that along. We're looking forward to your next visit.
Outstanding food and service! Will definitely be coming back.
Thanks so much, Matthew!
Perfect for family event - food is very good and drinks are great. The dining room has plenty of space b/ween tables and wonderful atmosphere.
We're happy to hear it, Elizabeth!
Brunch was excellent, biscuits and gravy, stuffed French toast, brown bread and cinnamon rolls. They give you lemon poppyseed mini muffins that were very taste. I would order them all again. Of course, all the beer 💗! Service was wonderful. I can’t wait to go back, again. I would recommend reservations.
Glad you had a great time Jaime!
Great food. Great aervice
Happy to hear it!
My second time here. The food and service has been excellent both times. For me, the best drink there is the Guinness bourbon barrel aged beer. It's delicious. It's definitely worth a visit.
We're very happy to hear it Michael. Cheers!
Great for large groups with kids!
Good food & beer. Waitress missed the fact that they were out of something when we ordered. Didn’t figure it out until after everyone else was eating. She brought a bowl of soup while new meal was prepared. Overall good experience.
Thanks for letting us know about that. Glad to hear you had a good time overall, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.
I attended the brewery tour and tasting and then had dinner. The tour and tasting was was 5 star. Our tour guide was able to answer all questions regarding the history of Guinness and of all things beer, wine and spirits.
The restaurant staff were also 5 star. Everyone from host to server and runner were extremely well trained.
The reason I gave it less than 5 stars was the menu choice for vegetarians. The only choice was the Beyond burger or Beyond sausage. I would have liked to see a more imaginative vegetarian choice of sandwiches or main.
That being said I would highly recommend the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & 1817 restaurant
Thanks for the review, Carol. We'll pass your note along. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the brewery!
Everything was good except for the noise level. Would not recommend for Friday evening if you want a dinner time conversation.
Thanks for the note, Will. Hope we'll see you again soon.
Everything was great. The food was good and our waiter was helpful and friendly. Great time!
We're happy to hear it, Dottie. Cheers!
Perfect birthday treat , great food, great price, will return, often!
Glad you had a great time, Linda!
Demi our server was great. She deserves a trip to Dublin, hopefully the company can discount her adventure.
The Guinness brewery is absolutely beautiful. It looks like it would be a great place to hang out on a nice day. I was a little disappointed with the lack of non-meat options for a Friday during lent from an Irish inspired brewery. Other than that, everything was great. I had no idea they had so many beer selections!
Thanks for the note, Sheila, and happy to hear you had a great time overall. See you again soon!
We had a wonderful Birthday dinner for my husband, such a great experience! Everything was great from top to bottom! 😉
We're very glad you and your husband celebrated with us. Hope we'll see you again soon!
The food was good and service was great they had all the beers from the bar available at 1817
I had a very nice meal with 5 of my coworkers. The drinks were good and the food was fine. Our service in the restaurant was a little slow but we had no big issues. I would go back.
We'll look forward to seeing you again next time, Ricky.
The restaurant was very open and well lit, seats were comfy, views were good. Our waitress may have been a bit over burdened at the brunch service as we had a pretty long wait after we got our beers before she came back to take our order. The stuffed french toast and burger got good reviews, the crab omelet had waaay too many large chunks of sun dried tomato. Had to wait a while to eat the potatoes as they needed salt badly and the waitress was not close by. So a pleasant experience, not outstanding, which I had really wanted it to be.
This is a great place to spend time with family and friends. The selection of Guiness products is exciting. The food is also quite tasty. The brunch especially has some great options.
Glad you enjoyed it, Bryan!
We had such a nice time at 1817! The food was delicious!
Thanks Caitlin, glad to hear it!
Loved it. Such a nice place and great happy atmosphere. The cinnamon rolls were not fluffy and yeasty enough and too sweet for my taste😁 everything else AMAZING😁 I want to go back tomorrow 😃
Hi Sabine, thanks for letting us know, and glad you had a great time overall. See you again soon!
We had good service and enjoyed our visit overall but the restaurant food specifically was extremely salty. We had 3 different entrees and all 3 were noticeably too salty.
This place is amazing! The food is great, and the beer is the best I’ve had. The experience and the experimental brews aren’t to miss! And it was easy to get a Lyft back to our hotel!
Happy to hear you loved it, Mackensie! Cheers!
Outstanding food and service at 1817! We had a wonderful time visiting the Guinness brewery with our out of town guests. While we were not able to get a tour (checked 4 days in advance of our intended visit) we were happy to be able to reserve a table for the day and time we wanted. Weekends are always busy at Guiness and this was no exception! Very busy but extremely well managed. We felt well taken care of from the moment we entered the building! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We each really enjoyed our meals and drinks! I love getting a flight of beers to taste the experimental beers! The Old Fashioned was amazing! Yummmmm! We highly recommend!
We're very happy to hear it, Emily! See you next time!
Food was amazing and service was great. Best burger I've had in a long time and the milkshake was awesome. Only complaint is they let people congregate around the bar and a group was getting pretty loud and rowdy. There's plenty of spots in that place to enjoy beers and get rowdy but it was a little disruptive to the folks who were dining.
Hi Amanda, thanks for letting us know, and glad you had a great time overall. See you again soon!
We had a great time. Excellent food and atmosphere. The guided tour and tasting is a must!
Great fire pits. Had to wait a little bit to get seated because they actually close the restaurant between brunch and dinner but could drink while we waited. Second course came sooner than we wanted but the food was great. I am a big fan of the stew.
Thanks for coming by, Bart!
The beef stew was very good.And the shrimp alfredo pasta.
Thanks, glad you liked it!
Great food, beer, and atmosphere! Definitely a touristy spot, so you need reservations.. but it’s worth it!
Thanks for the review, Ally! See you next time!
My dad and I went for lunch on a Saturday. I loved that they have a brunch menu available as many places don't serve brunch on Saturdays. The food and beer were amazing. I am glad I made a reservation because by the time we left the crowd was large and noisy.
Glad you and your dad had a great time, Kelly!
Fantastic venue -Beer,Service and dood were 5 star. I hit crowded and noisy after 1:00 when crowd popes in on Saturday. Every single Guinness employee was very personable and well trained! Food in 1817 restaurant for brunch was excellent - breakfast portions are large. Steak and eggs is exceptional! Tours fill up day(s) before visit, remember to call for reservation before day of arrival! Great grounds, outdoor and indoor seating!
Thanks so much!