Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square
Thank you, Team Thirsty Lion
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Romaine, arugula, radicchio, and red & yellow grape tomatoes. Choice of dressing
Baja Fish Tacos
With sautéed cod or shrimp, chipotle aioli, cilantro lime slaw, pico de gallo, Cotija cheese and white corn tortillas. Served with Santa Fe bacon black beans
Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Grilled with garlic herb butter, Napa slaw and cilantro lime vinaigrette
As a frequent visitor this was my worse experience after booking a reservation on Open Table. I always request special seating and they have always up until yesterday accommodated my request. This time the hostess told me that no such special request was made with the reservation. I asked to speak to the restaurant manager and he acknowledged that I did make my usual request, but the restaurant is not obligated to accommodate my request.
The lunch bill was $61, and this was the last time I’ll eat here.
Not our usually server. Although, she was nice. She seemed more interested in her tip, than asking about our experience.
Our server seemed like he was there hanging out and not actually working. He was far too casual in demeanor and hardly checked on us. We asked for to-go boxes for 3 plates and he only brought two tiny boxes. He then hit on my friend as he rang us up at our table which was uncomfortable, at best. Worst service in a while. Matt P was his name - I know because he told my friend to add him on Instagram.
Our food was excellent!
Overall our experience was great! We are always impressed with the food here and the ambiance is nice. We were a little disappointed our waitress didn’t check back in with us after our food article until we were almost done eating. I would have enjoyed more hot wster for tea.
I always look forward to lunches at Thirsty Lion when meeting up with friends! I do have a few favorites from the menu, and meals are always delicious. Service has been courteous and friendly. Thanks for the enjoyable experiences.
Wait staff is super awesome. Food and drinks always super good
Staff is so awesome, makes the dining experience even better. You can tell they enjoy their job.
We had a reservation, were seated promptly and beverages ordered/served right away. Michael H is an excellent server and very personable. Food arrived promptly and hot. Great fish and chips. We will definitely return.
I ordered a 14 dollar salad and my buddy ordered a Reuben. A little heavy handed on the arugula and maybe a tad over priced for what you get but the service was fantastic. Cara (?) our server is a gem and worked hard to take care of us. Made the experience a delight. Thank you!
It was delicious food and a nice clean environment! I would definitely recommend.
Great lunch. Quick service. Great outdoor covered deck. One of the best on the Westside.
Good team and experience
Wonderful wait staff — hospitality was superb!
This is one of our favorite places to eat over the years but I think they must have been having a bad day overall. We will still back at some point.
The waiter was not great. He was short with us, never came to check in us. A few things were not right and we had to waive down other staff to help us.
Great food and service. And having a reservation is always a huge plus since they are so popular.
I feel safe eating here - the patio seating is perfect.
Nice outdoor covered patio with plenty of space between tables. Friendly service staff.
Food and staff fabulous. First time back since covid, we really misses our frequent visits. Am sure the entire menu is great but we come for the French Dip sandwich and are never disappointed.
This was our first visit and we'll be back. Felt like a fun bar atmosphere, yet still appropriate for our teen (he loved it).
Our waitress was awesome!!! She was attentive and made sure our coffee was never empty!
We had great service. The manager even checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Food and drinks were great!
good service and food
Decent sized crowd, spread out safely. The food was good and a good value, Sara our server, was awesome!
Great food, service
Happy hour food is excellent and several options. Drinks too. And sitting outside in the covered patio is wonderful. Service is very good as well. Really like this place, but it does get busy! Reservations are a good idea and I love that they take them.
Service was a bit slow, which appeared to be due to understaffing. Otherwise, experience was excellent.
Great food, excellent steak. Great to get out again.
Love everything about this restaurant! A little loud outback for outdoor seating.
The food was good but the drinks were not. The Manhattan and Martini were both warm. The service was very slow but it was busy. We had to ask for the same thing a few times before it arrived. The food was the best part. Delicious! We will go again but will order drinks that are less traditional.
Showed up but forgot a mask. They didn't have any to give me and they were rude about it. Several people were walking out maskless and they didn't care but I couldn't get in to join my party. Embarrassingly bad.
We have eaten at the Thirsty Lion many times and prior to 2021 have had great experiences and great food. We have only eaten at Thirsty Lion twice in 2021 and we are getting the feel that there has been a big change in approach or philosophy.
Previously, portions were good and yet not over the top. Recently it is like we're ordering dinner meals and getting happy hour sizes.
This recent visit all 4 of us had the steak salad, which used to be amazing. Yet this time the overall size was diminished and the amount of steak greatly reduced, yet the price has not been reduced.
This is the same situation, different salads, that my wife and a friend experienced a month ago when celebrating a birthday. At the time they thought it must be just an "off" day for the kitchen. Now we are not sure
While we do not like price increased, it is better to maintain the quality and portions and increase the price, rather than shrink the portions and the ingredients. Maintain you culinary integrity, otherwise the Thirsty Lion will be viewed as playing a game of cat "find the value"with their customers, which they can not win.
A friend and I enjoyed happy hour on the patio. From the minute we were greeted we were treated with kindness. Neither of us had been out to have happy hour since the pandemic and Thirsty Lion made this first time out memorable. We will definitely be back, thank you, Thirsty Lion, for excellent service, food and atmosphere!
Great food - great patio but it was pretty loud between the diners and the music. Hard to hear conversation at my own table.
Always fun to go here. Outdoor patio is lovely, food is good and the service just awesome. Our waitress, Janie, was so sweet and attentive. It's our fave spot to go to !
The server was awesome and very attentive. The outside dining was clean and spacious.
Mother’s Day for Mother in law and my spouse celebrating with my children.
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Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square is rated 4.7 stars by 1813 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.