Lahinch Tavern and Grill

4.2
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Welcome to Lahinch Tavern and Grill, a neighborhood establishment owned and operated by the team at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. We have a casual bar, white table cloth restaurant, open kitchen, delicious regional American/traditional Irish cuisine, beers from Ireland and the local area, friendly professional service, and caring polite management. The owners of The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Christy & Libby Hughes in partnership with their General Manager Barry Nolan, Executive Chef Ted Hughes and Christy's brother Frank Hughes have been looking for the right location in the Potomac area for some time. We cannot wait to open and serve the communities surrounding Cabin John Shopping Center, and further away.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Irish
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(240) 499-8922
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ted Hughes
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Catering
Catering: We offer off-site catering options and large family style to-go platters. Please see a Manager on Duty. Private Dining: Our white tablecloth restaurant will offer a semi-private dining area perfect for large groups of 10-60 guests. Please see a Manager on Duty for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seven Locks Rd
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Parking details
Lahinch Tavern & Grill boasts a huge parking lot at the back of the Cabin John Shopping Center. We are perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping strip and offer hundreds of quiet parking spaces.
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Public transit
Bus route accessible
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Entertainment
Live Music 2-3 nights per week on our stage in the bar. TV's showing live sporting events on the bar side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
232 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
45%
Very Good
38%
Good
13%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that you have live music- especially Blues. And that there is room for dancing . Suggestion: the floor where the band plays is VERY STICKY..... makes it tough for dancers.

Service & food very good, waitstaff very entertaining & attentive. I check the music calendar to decide when we are coming. Been to La Hinch several times👍

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k
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service! Friendly staff makes this please a definite go-to. The band "Late As Usual" was outstanding and the main reason we went. So much fun.

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M
Washington DC
160 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Irish cuisine along with American favorites. Live music, though loud in the bar area, is much better than canned music. I recommend the fish dishes, all prepared with care especially the trout dinner.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

The mimosas were great, so were the scones. Service was good. But fried calamari, roast lamb and fish and chips were subpar. Would not recomendó

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G
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

At with our family. Beer was very good as were the wine choices. The food was good...fish and chips, crab cake sandwiches, cauliflower dish.

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LD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I've been to this restaurant twice: once for dinner on a Friday night and once for lunch mid-week. It was a busy bar scene on Friday night, very quiet for lunch. Both times the food was adequate but mediocre. I would not recommend it beyond a place for drinks and munchies for happy hour.

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I had been impressed with the food on earlier occasions; this time was a bit of a let-down.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, great food, and great live music. Happy specials were also very good

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S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We brought our granddaughter to the Friday live music and Irish dancing show. The food, entertainment, atmosphere all were great. And the service is wonderful...very friendly, accommodating, and sweet to our granddaughter.

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t
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Rushed service. Poor food quality. Wait unfamiliar with the menu.

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JC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Menu has a nice variety of cuisines and the kitchen generally executes well. The atmosphere is a casual bar-like setting (the dining room is separate and less noisy), though the food is restaurant quality. A surprising combination that worked nicely.

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M
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic foods with great service and ambience. The music on Saturdays is a bonus.

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NE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to Lahinch, an Irish pub, 3 times now, all for dinner before a concert at Strathmore. The food is always well-prepared. The menu gives a nice choice of Irish and American. Portion sizes are reasonable, more European-style, so you don't feel like a stuffed pig at the end of the meal. Prices are decent. But, where is the raspberry sorbet? We've ordered it twice now, only to be told that they're out of it--and it wasn't that late in the evening. We're beginning to think they don't really carry it. It's just a menu joke.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A quiet evening with delicious food and delightful service.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was just ok but the ambience is always wonderful. I love that the tiles were put on the ceiling bc of noise complaints and I feel that it worked. I was disappointed in my creme brûlée. We had a nice time with friends though.

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GC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I find Lahinch only fair. Food is adequate, though there they have a good menu, many choices. The prices are reasonable and the service excellent. But it is noisy, dark ambiance and the food does not invite me to return.

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7
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Three couples went there for dinner and then to hear the daughter of one of the couples play with her band. Good food, good music; would go again.

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Lahinch to say goodbye to a colleague. There were eight of us and they did a great job getting the food out on time and really making sure that we were all happy! Everything that came out of the kitchen was fantastic and the new find was the pecan pie, it was truly fabulous.

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SS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great Irish pub with varying music from night to night. It has become a favorite.

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CV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 3 appetizers and 5 entrees among our group ages 18-80!Every item was delicious!
The live music was a treat. The bar area is cozy and the service was quick and attentive.
This was our first time and we will be back !
Manager Kyle was welcoming - the youngsters and the oldsters were happy and that is very unusual !

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AT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was St. Patrick’s day so it was busy but, festive and fun! The music was great and we sang along while we waited for our table. The service was impressive! The restaurant was packed but, we never waited for food or drinks. The food was hot, delicious ; Shepard’s Pie, Corned Beef, chicken soup. Really tasty!!!

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being that it was St Patrick's day we expected it to be a bit crazy- which it was. However in the dining room it was business as usual. Great, friendly service, delicious hot food and the beer was flowing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends all year long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Irish pub

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BI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Costly but the food was fine. Waitress was very friendly. Comfortable seating

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. The staff is very attentive and accommodating.

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CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very friendly, close by. Went for brunch, but several of our dishes were not cooked through (pancakes, Bailey's French toast, fish in the fish and chips). The mini scones placed on table before meal came out were great and when I mentioned the underdone dishes, the waitress immediately apologized and brought us a small box of the scones to take home which was very much appreciated. Will go back, but will make sure food is thoroughly cooked next time.

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NI
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is pretty good; I had an entree with 2 sides. Even with dessert, I was still not full. Entrees need to be larger.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being Irish, especially enjoyed it. Two guests had corned beef and cabbage and said it was the best ever. Make reservations as it is very popular! I also got to speak to Chef Hughes -- great person!!!!

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MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The rainbow trout was delicious. A+ for having Harp on tap.

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C
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Cute neighborhood place. Service was excellent, as was the prime rib special. The Shepard's pie was just okay.

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f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the big screen tvs for watching the Olympics. Food was good and service was great.

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices and delicious food. The staff is friendly and it is not too crowded.

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h
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made our first visit to Lahinch and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter and busboy were terrific. The food came out hot and was terrific. Tried a new beer that was also great. Manager also swung by the table and greeted us. Well laid out restaurant, felt cozy, and was able to hold a normal level conversation. Menu had a nice variety so we will be going back for sure.

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EB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back. Food is always great and service is excellent.

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AE
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Irish style comfort food tasted pretty good, although it was clear that my husband's french fries had not just come from the fryer. The odd thing was how they made it hard to enjoy the live music, first by bringing the food almost immediately after we ordered it, and then by leaving the recorded music on while the band played. We might have stayed longer (and ordered more drinks) if we hadn't felt uncomfortable just by being there after a certain point.

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m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Husband had fish and chips( I had fish taco. Our friend had corned beef,cabbage and mashed potatoes. Only negative is that it was very noisy. Next time I would ask for different seating

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d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Dinner was just ok, nothing special. Service was very attentive.

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M
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a great value with authentic Irish cuisine.

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s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First, the service was good. Also saw management interact with couple near us where there was some problem with her food. I did not hear details, but he seemed to handle everything in a friendly and professional manner. Kudos.

The rooms were nicely designed.

Second, we have been to Irish Inn at Glen Echo many times and enjoyed it. Ambiance here is livelier, not a bad thing. Food was kind of so so. My husband felt things had little taste. Not sure I would agree, but certainly the key lime tart was a loser in taste and texture.

I might try again with a simple meal, maybe hamburgers.

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EB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lahinch has become one of our regular spots. Food never disappoints and service is fantastic. We really enjoy playing trivia on Monday nights; Jack is the perfect host!

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