Tir Na Nog - Philadelphia

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Tír na nÓg Irish Bar & Grill incorporates the warmth of an Irish pub with New American cuisine and all the while maintains a famous charm and hospitality. This extremely popular establishment opened in 2002 in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, after the runaway success of the original in Manhattan.
A design team from Ireland created this small piece of Ireland by salvaging architectural pieces, furniture and bric-a-brac from churches and castles in Ireland and shipping them to the USA. These pieces, combined with rich textiles, Celtic script adorning the walls, and rich, dark wood have shaped an elegant yet inviting atmosphere which caters to the sophisticated and casual diner.
Tír na nÓg was just what Philly needed, a beautiful, yet unpretentious bar and restaurant that has something for everyone.
The combination of an attractive menu and a professional, yet friendly, team of bartenders and servers has made Tír na nÓg a major success with clientele of all ages.
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4.1
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The garlic parm wings were outstanding as well as the burger. Both my date and I ordered the same items and agreed they were top shelf. We will return again on our next trip to Philadelphia

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The main courses were not hot at all

CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No one greeted us. Appetizer came after food. Fries weren't fresh. Weird ambiance. We felt like we were eating in a lobby or hallway. Next night we went to Con Molloy, and had the opposite experience. Wish we had gone there both nights.
Two stars because the waiter seemed sweet and was trying hard to be nice.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was strange, aloof, and inattentive.

c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for dinner and the musics was SO LOUD! We couldn’t hear each other at all. It was insane. I was screaming at my mom who was sitting next to me at a 4 person table. We got up and left after the waitress said she’d “ask them to turn it down” and nothing changed. I’m extremely disappointed that it was that loud on a Friday at 6:30. I don’t recommend them at all. Went to City tap and had a much better evening.

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty much what I'd expected: comfortable, casual downtown place for a light meal and a beer. I would suggest, however, adding a couple more local craft beers to the list and dropping some of the mass-produced stuff. That would attract a more discerning upscale clientele.

AM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

short staffed for a super busy Saturday . Ordered a Turkey BLT and got it with no bacon? My sister ordered a sandwich with sour dough bread-got rye? Odd. Waitress was nice but the poor girl was way too busy needed more help. Food itself was good if they had gotten the order correct

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here numerous times with friends and always had a pleasant experience! You get an ample amount of food that is always delicious and the servers have always been pleasant! This particular time was for a pre race meal for the Philly Marathon and my salmon was excellent!

We returned for our traditional post race breakfast the next morning with a large group. It was very busy but the food was again really good and servers were really pleasant despite it being jam packed.

My only minor complaint is that in winter when being seated in the front section near the main door, you get blasted with ice cold air every time someone comes in or out because the outside door sticks open. They really need to put up one of those temporary alcoves outside to block the air better or have people use the other entrance around the corner.

H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Half marathon

DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always reserve business lunches in the atrium space, because it’s one of the most elegant in the city. Tir NA nog makes great salads.

P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet business lunch. Food and service were consistently good.

GR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made a reservation for 9:30 on a Sunday morning. When we arrived, we were the only 2 people there. We couldn't find a hostess, bartender, waitstaff.... no one. So, we walked around the restaurant for a few minutes before someone finally saw us and came out to acknowledge us. We sat at the bar and were given drink menus...the bartender looked like she'd just crawled out of bed, but she got us our drinks and disappeared to chat with other employees who appeared from nowhere. After 10 minutes or so, my husband walked to the unattended hostess station to retrieve a food menu as one was not offered to us by the staff. We debated on leaving, but decided we were too hungry to wait until we found another brunch place. I'll admit the food was good, but it was definitely an interesting experience.

s
Philadelphia
195 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very popular restaurant and good food and good service

LK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the quiet spot for dinner. Bridgett’s service was awesome. Parking availability was a huge plus!

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips in town, come hungry though because it is huge!

DR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanks to its 20-foot ceiling and columns, the Atrium at Tir NA Nog is one of the most elegant lunchtime meeting venues int city.

CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Brunch was served on the weekend. Lunch menu wasn’t an option.

JG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of 6 prior to seeing a show. Everything was great and would highly reccomend.

MF
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great place to eat and see live shows) Ate the NY Strip and thought it better than some other places known for their steaks and only $6more than other dishes on menu.

EJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch there with two friends. Service was excellent - food good. I would recommend it to a friend

MW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An overall great place. I have been there several times to meet for a working lunch and the high-top tables with mid-profile separators work well for conversation and to open laptops if needed. The food was good and service is always good for the most part. Happy Hour is fun and a great place for live music when they have it. It is just a nice, comfortable place to have a drink and meet up with people.

ER
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go after the Love Run Half Marathon. Food was delicious, everyone in the group was happy and can’t beat those $1 mimosas!

AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for brunch before the St. Patrick's Day parade and it was fantastic! Food was delicious, service was great and the ambiance was perfect. Will definitely go back!!

h
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Great staff! Nice decor. Unfortunately, it was very noisy. My phone measured 110 to 115 dB--you had to shout into your neighbor's ear to converse; bring noise canceling headphones.

HM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to this fun Irish Pub when we attend lectures not far away. The staff is always welcoming with outstanding service and good food. I don't know how they can achieve such quick results given the crowds which are usually young and happy. Just what one hopes for in an Irish bar!

Mary Jane Hurley Brant

NS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Tir Na Nog was very enjoyable. The brunch and regular menus offered many interesting choices. I found the short rib eggs benedict to be very tasty, and the shepherd's pie was rich and flavorful. The staff seemed genuinely happy to welcome us to the restaurant, and our server was friendly and attentive. I will definitely return to Tri Na Nog and highly recommend it as a positive dining experience.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

My boyfriend & I had made a reservation two week prior to the Manchester City / Chelsea match this past Sunday. He is a huge City fan, and neither of us had ever been to Tir. We were running about 10-15 mins late for our reservation, so we called and the girl said it was fine. When we got there we walked around the entire place couldn’t find a hostess or anyone to help us. Then finally a girl saw we looked lost and helped us to a table - it was the last table in the entire place in the rugby section secluded in the corner, NOT the City game section. We had to squint the entire game to see what was going on. The service was AWFUL - I would tell you our waiters name but he never said anything to us other than to take our order 20 minutes after we had been sitting there waiting. After we ordered he came back 15 mins later to tell me they were out of what i ordered - this was the icing on the cake! I understand it was a busy time, but we even stayed after the games were over for another drink when even that took another 15-20 minutes to come out. When the waiter dropped the check off he didn’t even say thank you or anything to us. I would really like to come back to this place as the drinks & food were delicious, but the service could have been MUCH better.

SQ
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Luv the menu. Our waitress, Katherine, was great & very pleasant

JW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Did a happy hour and the food, service and drinks were all great! Thanks to Kate for her help!

LS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location was perfect for our group of 6 to have lunch after a morning of museum-going and before boarding our train. Beer selection included many popular brands and a few local brews. The food menu was limited to brunch selections on Saturday before 3 PM, but we all were able to find something to our liking. The 3 who had cheesesteaks proclaimed them "very good"; the chicken Caesar salad was huge and satisfying; my shepherd's pie was savory and large enough for leftovers. One of our group said the chicken in her chicken-and-waffles entrée was too spicy for her taste, but overall, our experience was good. The restaurant was not crowded when we were there, so we were able to converse easily. Definitely worth another trip next time we're in the Suburban Station vicinity.

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant atmosphere for a reasonable brunch in Center City. Conveniently located next to Suburban Station.

r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Noise level was extremely loud. Was with two other friends & could not talk to them at the same time. Food was very good. Even after happy hour and there were some less people, the noise was deafening!
Will not go back

b
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience3

I went here for Father’s Day brunch with my family and have eaten here a few other times. The food has always been good. They have a decent beer selection and the service has been pretty good. It gets a little crowded during happy hour, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s a good Irish pub and I am sure I will be eating/drinking here again.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie our server was wonderful! Weather was perfect for sitting outside

OL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We've dined in a Tir Na Nog in NYC and, based on that experience, tried this one. Other than the very slow service, it's a great place to eat. While in Ireland on an extended vacation a few years ago, we sampled (read ate) "fish and chips" on many occasions. Some were OK; one was terrible; one was out-of-this-world! So was the one we had at Tir Na Nog! The batter was light, the fish was cooked and very moist, the portion size was large, but not huge. The chips were done to perfection and the malt vinegar was excellent. All-in-all, a perfect meal. We asked to sit in a quieter location in the restaurant (the bar area was really hopping!!), and, thus, we were seated somewhat remotely. Perhaps that contributed to the slowness of the service.

MC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food just wasn’t very good. Service was lack luster and extremely inattentive - understanding that it’s an Irish Pub and probably not the most ambient spot for Mothers Day brunch but still... they struck out.

A
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Waitress was helpful and patient. Loud, party atmosphere.

CB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, excellent beer selection..will be back again

b
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Turkey Club would have been amazing, if not for the limp tomatoes and under-toasted bread, but at least the turkey was plentiful. We were early, before the lunch crowd, so we may have gotten yesterday's tomato. The fries were crisp and dry - excellent! The home-made veggie burger was OK, could have been more flavorful. Service was attentive and we would return.

JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We took out of townnguests here and were embarrassed. Our server was terrible, he messed up 2 of 7 food orders, and was rude on top of that. Never again!

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