Posts Tagged ‘Block E’

In case you haven’t heard, Kieran’s Irish Pub opened in Block E last week. As I stood there last night, gaping at the massive, beautiful, mountain of a bar, I realized I was not in the mood for the brown bubbly stuff.

I was hungry for wine.

A peek at the wine list:

I enjoyed the Cocannon Cabernet.

It’s too soon for a full review, but here are a  few early observations.

The new Kieran’s is larger than the previous location with a more complex floor-plan. There is a main dining room with a stage, a small separate dining room (with another bar), a couple of private rooms for groups of 10-15 people, and a new Titanic Lounge. In my opinion, the space is pleasant and comfortable. There are nooks, crannies, cozy booths, high and low tables, gas fireplaces and the same random art that covered the walls in the old space.

The food was creative (ie.: bison, walleye, curry, and yes…fancy pretzel dipping sauces!), tasty and well-priced. The wait staff and bartenders proved friendly and attentive. The Tim Malloys rocked the house with dirty toast after dirty toast.

So far, business is booming. The place was packed when we arrived around 7:30 for dinner, and by the time we left at midnight–a line had formed outside!


Read Full Post »