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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
This was a "friends get-together" - location convenient to Virginia and to Maryland and NW DC. We like the service. For a quiet table, the upstairs is hard to beat. Food was OK but not great. Three of us had the Maryland crab cake. This one was long on cake and short on crab. Although, admittedly, we are spoiled by absolutely fantastic crab cake offerings at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick and at the Cosmos Club of Washington. My advice to the restaurant: you should at least double the amount of crab meat you put in this dish. That will depress the "other" (cake) from 80% to 60%. Yes, it will cost more. But it will be well worth it!
Service was so-so. Had different waiters mid-meal, with no introduction or reason why and food was served somewhat gruffly and pretty much plopped down in front of us.
Sat upstairs and table was cramped with one next to it. Back of chairs almost touched. Slid table over and back further to create a bit more room.
Would go back because a neat place, close to home, and I like the menu, but probably not a 3d time if the service is the same.
The food was excellent, as was the service. The draft beer was very good as well. The Ruebens were outstanding - the corned beef was great. I had the walnut crusted cod, which was good, and it came with a Greek salad, which was probably the best salad I've had in a long time! The only improvement I could suggest involves the creme brûlée we had for dessert. I thought the added lemon and vanilla flavor was overpowering and unnecessary. A traditional creme brûlée would be better.
We usually like the food at the Inn but our experience lately has been somewhat disappointing. I had the crab cakes and they were cold and stale. Seemed like they were reheated in a microwave after sitting around a few days. They were dry and tasteless, not at all like the jumbo lump meat crab cakes typical of Maryland. My husband's pot pie, usually a favorite, also seemed duller than usual. Our friends' amber jack dish was better, but then, it was the favorite recommended dish that day. Hope you get back to the old menu and more fresh food soon.
The Irish Inn has a great outdoor dining area. When the weather is pleasant, it's an excellent place to have a drink and a sandwich or salad. When it comes to entrees, choose carefully. My wife got a rack of lamb. The presentation was fine, but part of it was raw, not medium rare. That eventually was corrected, but the meat was pretty tasteless. I got walnut crusted cod fillet. Sounded good. It wasn't bad enough to send back. The portion was quite generous. Unfortunately, the fish was between tough and solid, not flaky. It also didn't have much flavor. The Greek salad that was the side made the fish palatable. I'm a big eater, yet I left half my portion
We've often dined here over quite a few years. We want the Irish Inn to continue to thrive. I suggest diners select more standard fare--fish and chips, burgers, shepherds pie, lamb chops, and the entree salads. It's a good place if you follow our guidance.
We had our anniversary dinner at The Irish Inn. They gave us complimentary champagne to start our evening, and let us move to our "special" table when it opened. They were very kind to let us have a very long and relaxed dinner. No pressure to move along. Good food, and great service.
We had a lovely brunch, eating outside. I had the Whole Wheat Pancakes - these were excellent, though I wasn't crazy about the Irish sausages. They truly were Irish sausages, not enough spiciness for me. My friend had the Eggs Benedict, and she liked them.
The tables are a little close together outside; however we arrived early (11:30) and not too many people were there yet, so it still felt private.
All good as per my past review however the egg plant with Spaghetti Squash was very light on the egg plant. Teeny pieces started a cubed but pretty much disintegrated into a soupy collection at the bottom. Mis-read and thought I was getting a slice of egg pant topped with squash. Tasted good.
Attentive service, very good authentic Irish fare (though our bread basket was lacking some of the more interesting breads we'd had on a previous visit). The decor needs updating badly: it looks tired and unappealing, and the carpet was dusty and gross looking. Good live band. Parking is tight.
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