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About 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.
Glen Echo, MD 20812
Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Off site catering and large to-go catering options available
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.
5 minute walk from Glen Echo bus stop
Private Party Facilities:
Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-100 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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for upcoming holiday menus and special opening hours
The Irish Inn at Glen Echo Ratings and Reviews
Even after 45 years together, we still enjoy a wonderful, quiet night out together. The Irish Inn is quaint, rustic, warm, and friendly. The food is extremely well-prepared with a wonderful presentation. Service is fantastic and adult beverages to die for. This is a great place for any occassion and cannot wait to go back. Many thanks to the entire staff for a great time on Valentine's Day 2018!
We met old friends to catch up. We were seated on the second floor in the back. It was quiet and perfect. Our waiter was attentive but not bothersome. The food was delicious, just what each of us wanted on a cold winter night. We had beef stroganoff and Shepherd’s pie with shared desserts. A wonderful evening. We’ll certainly be back soon.
Appetizers were very good (oysters, deviled eggs, calamari), entrees OK but far from great with the “Galway seafood stew” quite disappointing. Biggest issue was the abbreviated wine list and being told that the first two bottles we ordered (Kendall Jackson and Cakebread chardonnays) were “out of stock”. These are not rare wines and left only a few mundane choices for white wines. Not impressive.
Restaurant was busy for a late Friday lunch and parking was a challenge; however, after checking with the hostess learned that Valet Only lot was an alternative although attendant was not available.
Fish and chips were very good; Reuben was acceptable but dry and lacking in flavour; Service was attentive. We ate in the upper level in a small room with lots of daylight shining in. It was perfect for a long lunch where our lingering was not a problem.
Just doesn't get much better than this. I love this place as a gem of DC. It's just genuine and uncomplicated. If you need to slow down a bit, go sit on the patio with a friend. If you need a great dining experience, bring a business partner. You just can't go wrong.
Very homey setting that makes a great place for a meal on a cold day. However, the eggs benedict that we ordered were only so so. The English muffin was dry and difficult to cut. And while the eggs and smoked salmon I had were tasty, there was very little hollandaise sauce.
I love going to the Irish Inn at Glen Echo and combining it with a visit to Glen Echo Park next door. This would be a great "in-the-know" date for anyone meeting up with someone unfamiliar with the area! The food and atmosphere at the Inn are outstanding, and there is nothing like a historic roadhouse setting to make food taste great. Not to mention that before being gentrified into the Irish Inn at Glen Echo, it was a rough biker/dive bar for decades called "Trav's," presumably from "Travelers'. Enjoy. Brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks in the pub, you can't go wrong.
Unfortunately, I have to say I was very disappointed in my experience. We sat at our table 10 minutes before our server came to take our drink order. We had called ahead and were told on New Year’s Eve it would be the same, regular menu. It was not. The food was average at best. The waiter never refilled any of our drinks until we were finished and never asked if we wanted more than one alcoholic drink. They seemed rushed and overburdened. The meal for four was pretty expensive considering the limited menu and bad service. I won’t be back.
Another superb meal at Irish Inn. Tried something new and found it to be wonderful. The service was the usual perfectly-timed and friendly sort that we are accustomed to. The welcome at Irish Inn is always a big one, and the food and delightful atmosphere keep us coming back for more.
We booked the restaurant for 3 for Christmas Eve several weeks prior to ensure we got a reservation. At that time it was not made apparent that they would have a fixed menu for that occasion so that came as a bit of a surprise and unfortunately we were not permitted to order a la cart off the bar menu which is pretty good in it’s own right. You can get Guinness on tap here but the choices for wine by the glass could be improved. We tried several things off the fixed-price menu. The highlights were the salmon tartare from the appetizers and the feta crusted salmon and the crabcakes from the entrées. We also tried the vegetarian Bolognese which was just OK. There were three dessert choices so we ordered one of each. We were full at this point. Each desert came with ice cream so we asked our waiter to bring us the ice cream portion of our desserts and pack the rest to go. We were very pleased that they were willing to accommodate us in this fashion, but we were disappointed when we got home and discovered we had two servings of bread putting and no chocolate cake. However, the bread pudding was delicious the next day and traveled much better than the apple tart. Our server was very friendly but could’ve been more attentive. There was a gentleman (not the maître d’) that seemed to be keeping his eye on things scurrying around making sure nothing fell through the cracks and on several occasions make sure that we got attention. I have eaten at this restaurant several times and will no doubt return again. The pub side of the establishment is excellent and the restaurant is a solid performer.
Good Christmas Eve Brunch experience. Good service, quiet dining room (except for the narcissist at the adjoining table) excellent breakfast choices including American, Irish (outstanding), Shepherd's Pie, and French Toast. The quiet dining room is a plus for those who prefer a less raucous conversation. Lots of parking, including valet service.
Oddly, when we showed up on time for dinner, the restaurant was closed. We could see the TV on in the Pub area but the door was locked and there were only one or two cars there. No one came to the door and there was no sign on the door saying it was closed. At the last minute we had to drive around to find another restaurant.
I have been here several times and always love the ambience of this place, especially the fact that you can have a conversation without shouting.
The food was mixed. Shepherd's pie was good as usual, but the charcuterie plate was not so good. Cheeses seemed not fresh, meats were a bit fattier that expected, and it was all served with crackers instead of breads, which is what I'm used to.
All things considered, I'd definitely go back because it's just so pleasant to meet friends there.
We always enjoy our meals at the Irish Inn, but our recent experience was even tastier, more wonderful than usual. They keep creating new menu items and keeping things interesting, and some of the newer additions are absolutely spectacular. And the service is the best ever. BEST ever. I single out Valerie and Nuala, who have been our servers for years and make the Irish Inn the very special place that it is. I can't say enough about how special the Irish Inn is to us; it is homey, welcoming, delightful, and delicious--can't say better than that.
I go here often. The combination of being a cozy upscale place, convenient for both Maryland and Virginia folks, and easy parking make it a winner. Food is always good. Several cuts above average. Drinks are generous and prices are fair. Atmosphere is unique due to being in a historic inn.
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