The Irish House
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 64
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by champ103:
3.2/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
The Irish House was right across the street from my hotel. So I decided to have lunch here. The vibe is all dark wood with a central L shaped bar. A wide and open area for people to sit and dine. An area with couches and dart boards. The lighting is really good as well. All well and good for a pseudo Irish pub, but kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in New Orleans. Even in the Garden District.
The service is alright. Bartenders and waitresses working for tips, nothing more. Which is fine, though not much knowledge beer wise. I was looking forward to trying the food, but was a bit disappointed. Had the crispy boudin for an app, that was a bit dry and flavorless, and the mashed potatoes were undercooked and cold. The redfish for the main coarse. A bit over cooked for my liking, but hot. I did not like the grits that came with the fish, and in this town that is a no go.
The beer list is pretty average. Two beers from NOLA, the seasonal and blond. There was Saint Arnold Lawnmower, and the rest was the generic Irish staples. Guinness, Harp, Smihtwicks, Murphy's. Nothing to see here.
Overall, the food did not meet my expectations, which might have been the only reason to come here over Avenue Pub. Though the Pub has much better food, service, ambiance, and of coarse selection. For my money, really no reason at all to come here when one of the best is a few blocks down.
10-04-2012 20:47:21 | More by champ103
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
The Irish House has only been open since fall of 2011, but in that short time, has really burst onto the New Orleans restaurant and beer scene.
It's got a fresh look, both inside and out. Lots of mahogany and mirrors.
Downstairs features a bar with pub food at reasonable prices. Their beer tap list has a lot of Irish brews on it plus Abita and others. But when you want it in bottles, prepare to be dazzled. There's a great selection of 22 and 12 oz. sizes. Nearly 50 bottles and cans for the craft enthusiast.
The dining area is elegant with appetizers, entrees and desserts in distinct price ranges.
Now head upstairs for another bar and Irish dancing on certain Friday nights. Talk about fun! If you can catch one of their Irish dance nights, the live music and family atmosphere runs way into the night.
The chef and his wife really pride themselves on making this one of the best dining and drinking establishments in the Big Easy. Right on the streetcar line. Highly recommended.
Watch a rugby tournament, quaff a half and half, dance an Irish jig. The Irish House is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
02-21-2012 20:26:22 | More by brewskifan55
The Irish House in New Orleans, LA
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