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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
One of our favorite restaurants! Consistently good food and service. The location makes it super convenient for those living in DC as well as the Maryland Suburbs. We have enjoyed sharing the Irish Inn at Glen Echo experience with friends and family. The Irish Inn has wonderful private dining rooms which we have enjoyed for special occasions. Dining in the Pub is also a fun experience -- a little more casual than the main dining room, but it is a wonderful gathering spot for informal dining. Same great menu and beverage offerings. We have also enjoyed dining outside on the deck on Spring and Summer evenings.
Wonderful food and ambiance. The outdoor auto valet is the best- friendly and quick. The bar (pub) area is very lively. The restaurant is quieter, and tasteful. One can converse without straining and or struggling to be heard.
I would love it if the outdoor seating area were as elegant as the indoor.
I was very disappointed with the food. The gazpacho soup was OK, blended tomatoe onions. The fish and chips was a disappointment; they were not crispy, greasy, and fish (may have been tilapia) was fair. We lived nearby and have been there several times in the past for brunch, lunch and dinner. We loved the beet salad and shrimp and grits (neither was on the menu). My daughter is a weekly client but we both have not had good experiences lately. I took a friend there Wednesday and that added insult to injury. The service was very good.
Food was fair at best and the portions small for the pricing. When the bill came for the five of us, they only had the total showed, $200. I asked for a break down and when it came it showed 150. They apologized, but you have to wonder. Likely not returning. Ok for lunch but a waste for dinner.
The food was mediocre at best. We both got the Irish breakfast and it seemed as though everything was undercooked. Also, we were the only table sitting outside (and possibly inside), but had to find the waitress to order. She was pretty quick with the check though!
We tried a variety of food that was all quite good. the Service was very slow. Refilling waters only when asked several times. Drink rounds very slow. He must have forgot the dessert order and someone was trying to clear our table before it arrived. I have had much better experiences at this inn.
After ordering their beet salad several times in the past and enjoying it, this time was mushy and unpleasant. Our comment to the waitress seemed to be completely ignored but when repeated to the hostess she said she would tell the chef. There was no apology.
In the past my evaluation of the Irish Inn has been higher.
Very gracious and friendly reception from hostess and excellent service during meal. We asked to sit outside just off the reception area but regretted it. It was a very cramped dining area with no ambience, uncomfortable seating and a view of asphalt! Maybe it works for receptions as a bar area, but as for a sit-down dinner space that we could enjoy with our guests, it was not up to a level I would have wished for. Better chairs and tables with tablecloths and an ambience that doesn't suggest a kid-friendly lunch place would have helped. It's fun to feel that you've escaped the city for a nice dinner out but except for the excellent food, I didn't feel much of that in your outdoor area.
We were a group of ten seated upstairs in a private room. Our waitress had only been there four days but she was extremely competent, knew the menu and was very sweet. We were well taken care of, enjoyed our dinners & had no problem getting separate checks. We eat there regularly but usually are a smaller group. . Everyone from the valet to the bus boys treats us nicely. Food is consistently delicious. We love the Irish Inn!!!!!
The food was a mixture of "Irish" and a nouveau cuisine. Though there were not many options the choices were quite varied. They could have had more vegetable dishes beyond the salads. Though the service was adequate it was not what one might expect in this price range and location.
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