First off, a confession…this isn’t the restaurant we set out to eat at a couple of weeks ago when we went. I had been perusing some local webistes and had chosen Cleaver and Cork to go to. However when we got there we found them closed, despite their website saying their hours were 11am – midnight.
Therefore, we improvised. There are still plenty of choices in the Power and Light District and we quickly regrouped and decided on The Dubliner which was right across the way.
When you walk in, it has a cool old-timey, fancy feel to the place which we both love. We were seated in a half table/half booth right off the main floor. Neither of us, being the dorks we are, wanted to sit with our backs to the room so we both sat on the booth side together.
Feeling splurge-y we started off with an appetizer of the Dubliner O’Rings. They were beer battered and delicious. I asked for ranch instead of the included sauce (not a horseradish fan…) and was not disappointed. It was a house made ranch that was different from your “normal” ranch dressing but delicious. As was the ketchup, as odd as that may sound…
Feeling fancy, I ordered the Steak Frites. It came with a delicious tomato bacon marmalade on top of the steak which really made it for me. The potatoes were a little boring/plain but what can you do?
Dad went with the Irish Nachos. It was a potato lovers dream. They were very tasty. Chips and shepards pie and cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy. What more could you want?!?
Over all we were very pleased with our meal. I would definately go again and try some other things and I’m sure dad would too.
Scores? ME: 4, DAD: 4
Now if you will excuse me, there is a spot on the beach calling my name and beckoning me to bring my book down and read by the ocean…