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.
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.
We were late getting there and still the receptionist and Pub manager were absolutely welcoming and understanding. They found us a perfect corner table near the jazz band and the evening there was such a fun time for everyone!! GREAT staff!
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.
Good portions of well cooked food. Mussels in particular were a good size in a tasty Pernod cream.
Always reliable - great service and great ambiance. Food excellent!
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.
Lunch is always tasty and reasonably priced. Service is very good. Love the quiet location.
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.