I like that this place has two sides: the pub and the restaurant. The pub is definitely a casual bar, but the restaurant is quite fancy and romantic. I went there on a date, and I had a horrible sore throat (I could barely talk!). So the staff seated us in a quiet corner, and they brought me hot water with lemon without even having to ask. The staff was attentive, and the food was good. I would love to go back when I'm feeling better!
The bar area, the more formal dining area, and the outdoor seating area offer a variety of options for whatever experience one is looking for when dining. Very enjoyable every time!
Enrique was our waiter and did great, courteous job even with computer issues at restaurant. He deserves a bonus
We've been coming here for years, the food is very good with some typical Irish dishes (corned beef and cabbage, etc.) plus nicely prepared fish, soup and sandwiches - and on Sundays, those into breakfast/brunch menus will find some very nice options. We think the food is slightly pricey - not too bad per entree, but if you want to have a starter or other extras, that really adds up ($9 for 4 deviled eggs with a bit of smoked salmon seems a bit high). We would probably come more often except for how loud some of the patrons can be - love it when it is a cozy, quiet spot, not so much when seated by groups that shout at each other. Of course, the restaurant cannot really control that, and maybe acoustics play a role? When weather permits, we enjoy sitting outside on the patio.
Early Easter Sunday dinner at the bar. Jazz trio playing well and, blessedly, unamplified. Rockfish special was very good, as were the salmon and the charred Brussels sprouts. Two problems: bartender never removed the 2 glasses used by the previous patrons, so we stared at a dirty wine glass and a cocktail glass the whole time. Second, and a real downer, the menu showed Green Spot whiskey at $12 or $15 [can't recall] but later I noticed the tab for it was $18. Not a way to bring business back! Patrons: check the check before you pay!
We had a lovely meal and our server Jose was outstanding
Pampered and friendly service for such a busy St Patrick’s Day celebration into evening. Fresh scones were made just for us. The corned beef & cabbage entree was tender and delicious. The baileys bread pudding was delicious. Very special experience joining in to watch the dance and music performers afterwards.
We went on St Patrick's day - they were super busy but extremely accommodating! The special holiday menu was very nice and very reasonable in terms of price. The bar tenders are generous in their "pours" and the entire staff is very friendly.
St Patricks Day, Irish Restaurant. Is there another choice? I like this place for food and beer.
We went to St Patrick's day celebrations and had a lot of fun. The was live music and dancing in the bar and the atmosphere was terrific. It was crazy busy but the staff handled it well and the food was really good.
Chrissy and his staff did a great job serving a lot of people on St. Patrick’s Day. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambience was lots of fun.
We liked the food, the Sheppard’s Pie and the lamb. The portions were sized well, but not too big, and were served hot. We went specifically for Irish food the day before St. Patrick’s Day. The only minor complaint is the tables could be spaced a little further apart. The space is a bit tight.
We had lunch with friends and every lunch was excellent. The corn beef and cabbage was outstanding.
Excellent, relaxing and filling brunch.
My first visit here. Good food. Great staff (Valerie). Already looking forward to visiting again.
enjoyable evening and meal in an interesting restaurant
A good Irish pub - friendly and happy. Two rooms to enjoy - the bar side or the dining room. In mild weather, there's a side porch where you can enjoy a pint.
Best meal ever here. The vegetables were beautifully prepared -cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli. The filet mignon was excellent. Good bread. Perfect service. The kitchen has definitely kicked up.
Wasn't the best food like I've had previously. Lobster bisque was poor. Tasted old. We asked for their Irish potato soup which was much better.
Dining area was crowded and a bit noisy on a rainy night. Bar area looked more pleasant. Food was OK, not special. Service was very good.
A delightful experience. Professional service, excellent food and an elegant setting.
Food was great, bloody Marys were average. Good service. We’ll go back.
The food was wonderful; the service gracious; the ambiance lovely. Totally lovely experience.
Wonderful dinner of Irish comfort foods. But also great oysters and mussels for appetizers.
Scallops were not fresh, were small and garnish on them was soggy cauliflower or some over cooked veg
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.
Over century old venue, quaint and good food, service - but very expensive for portions served. My very small half sandwich and small soup bowl was $14. For larger entrees, $25 on up.
Special occasion venue
Fantastic as always!!
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.
We stopped in after a gallery opening at Glen Echo and enjoyed the food. One can easily eat a 3 course meal or opt for a sandwich. Lots of traditional foods
Very convenient to Georgetown hospital & great way to take break.
Had a wonderful meal on our way downtown for a show at the Kennedy Center. Service was very good and the meal was most enjoyable.
The food is consistently good. It was crowded on Friday night for happy hour and it was a very mild January evening and with the heat lamps on the patio we comfortably ate outside!! Great evening!!
Excellent food in a reasonably quiet, charming setting.
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.