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Irish pub/restaurant, Soho or Village

bcooper Mar 11, 2009 09:27 AM

Looking for a place with character for a group of 12, early Sunday dinner (5:00 p.m.)

In Soho or East or West Village.

Pub is fine, if they have good food. Price should be medium range -- not too expensive, but doesn't have to be dirt cheap.

Any suggestions? Thought of McSorley's but not sure if there are enough food options there. If anyone knows, please tell.


  1. k
    kathryn Mar 11, 2009 08:05 PM

    Definitely not that many food options at McSorley's - liverwurst sandwiches, burger and fries, shepherd pie, chili, in addition to the cheese/cracker plate. But that's it. 12 is also a pretty big group, and it's going to be St Patrick's Day on Tuesday, so I'd expect a long line.

    1. l
      Lucia Mar 11, 2009 07:40 PM

      I like Tavern on Jane

      1. s
        Sugar Mar 11, 2009 03:12 PM

        I like the food at Mr. Dennehy's in the West Village (7th and Carmine). Nice folks.

        1. h
          harrison Mar 11, 2009 12:34 PM

          Non exactly where you're looking and not exactly Irish but plenty of character - Old Town Bar

          1. m
            mch Mar 11, 2009 10:57 AM

            haven't had the food but puck fair might work.

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            1. re: mch
              KTinNYC Mar 11, 2009 11:14 AM

              My first instinct was to say Puck Fair gets to be a crowded mess but it would work for 5 on a Sunday and the food is actually pretty good. Telephone Bar is another alternative.

              1. re: KTinNYC
                LeahBaila Mar 11, 2009 12:42 PM

                Second Telephone - ample space


              2. re: mch
                JungMann Mar 12, 2009 06:47 AM

                I haven't had the food at Puck Fair, either, but if it's as good as the food at it's sister bars, it is terrific pub grub. 5:00 pm on a Sunday should be fine for seating, otherwise Mr. Dennehy's in the West Village can accommodate large groups.

              3. malibu Mar 11, 2009 10:01 AM

                Swift comes to mind. Their food isn't anything special. It's a pub, so the food is, well...pubby.

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                1. re: malibu
                  KTinNYC Mar 11, 2009 10:55 AM

                  I thought of Swift as well but the menu is extremely limited.

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