Dublin Square Pub, Bordentown
Just wanted to let all you CHOW HOUNDS know about a new Irish Pub that has opened up In Bordentown. Can't say I have been there yet but it looks pretty cool and for those of you who are in search of authentic "Fish n Chips" this may just be your place! I have attached their website...check it out! We probably won't get there until next week but would love to hear about it if anyone gives it a try... http://www.dublinsquarepubs.com/
Nice, clean place. Had lunch with a bunch of people, and though the menu included some interesting Asian- and Latin-Irish fusion dishes, we stuck to more basic/traditional fare. The soup of the day was really good (a tomato-cheese "panini" soup) and the black and bleu burger was great. Someone else got their "boxty" and it was the best of all the meals we ordered. The bangers and champ was great too.
We went there with a group of 7 for lunch yesterday. I had the Chicken Pesto sandwich. It was pretty good, although a little heavy on the goat cheese. Everybody else enjoyed their meal. There were some pretty interesting apps. on the menu.
My guiness was a perfect pour and quite tasty.
Yesterday, my wife, son, and I had lunch at the Dublin Square Pub.
My son and I both had the corned beef sandwich. It was served with an apple-onion relish, horseradish mayonnaise, and Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread. There was a choice of sides and we both had French fries. The sandwiches were excellent. The corned beef was tender, tasty, and lean. The fries were steak cut and also very good.
My wife had the fish and chips and said that it might have been the best she’d ever had. The fish was two thick pieces of Atlantic cod in a light beer batter that was neither greasy nor heavy. The fries were the same as those served with the sandwiches and just as good.
We all enjoyed the meal very much and definitely will be back. I think we’ll all be a little more adventurous on our next visit and try some of the more traditional Irish fare. The “Boxty” dishes look particularly appealing, as does the Shepherd’s Pie.
My husband and I ate at the Dublin Square Pub tonight, and tho the food was good...I have to say the service is quite hectic. It is a very busy place and I felt very harried there. So, expect that kind of atmosphere when you go.
We tried 2 appetizers...the banger won tons and the Irish quesadilla. I wouldn't get the quesadilla again, as it was quite soggy and not at all crispy. It could have used a bit of grilling or something. Inside was Irish bacon, which closely resembled Canadian bacon but fattier, and roasted red pepper strips and a very light amount of cheese.
The Banger Won tons are really good....sausage inside a won ton and fried...how can you go wrong w/ that. It came with a spicy bbq type sauce.
I had the corned beef & cabbage for my entree. I wouldn't order that again either. The corned beef was good but not really what I expect from an "Irish Pub"....lean, thin sliced and kind of bland. I guess I was looking for a more meatier, chunkier dish. There were a few boiled red potatoes, sliced carrots and, of course, the hunk o' cabbage on the plate as well. On top of all this was what they called a horseradish cream sauce, but to me it was just a bland cream sauce and had ZERO horseradishy zip to it. I suggest if you want to order this dish, ask for the cream sauce on the side. I generally wouldn't want a cream sauce on my corned beef.
My husband got the shepherd's pie and I tried it. It was very good, but not excellent.
The iced tea here is very good! Does not taste one bit fake...tastes like real tea.
I would definitely return to the Dublin Square Pub and give it another try. There were a few more items on the menu I would like to have, I just hope they aren't as disappointing as the one I had tonight.
My husband and I ate here last week. There were a lot of people getting meals, lots of families, it's not just about the bar. The service was a bit spotty because they were crowded. Sat wit menus waiting for waitress to take order, another waitress took our order since she saw us sitting, then "our" waitress came by 2 minutes later to take our order. Plenty of people working, so you can flag someone down for a water refill, that kind of thing.
We started with the onion haystacks, which were delicious. Very sweet onions, cut thin, battered/fried in "clumps" and served witha spicy dipping sauce. A bit greasy, but good bar food. We both had "boxty" meals, he had irish stew and I had salmon with a creamy mustard dill sauce. The potato pancakes are more like hearty crepes folded over the filling. It was very tasty, I had plenty of nice sized chunks of salmon in mine. The side was snow and snap peas with carrots. Interestingly, they seemed to use fresh veg, a nice touch...except they didn't cut off the "strings" on the beans, making them a bit "fibrous" to eat (I'm in the minority of people who would want to eat their veggies...).
We frequent Dublin quite often, and it is now our go to place in town for drinks. The food will not blow your socks off, but it is damn good for an Irish pub! I've had the corned beef sandwhich quite a few times, as well as the shepherd's pie and fish and chips. Never a bad meal, and the place is always fun. Wednesday is trivia night too, and it's a blast.
Love the decor in the place, and it looks very authentic. Always good, live Irish music as well on the weekends! All in all, a great new venue in Bordentown that we are happy to have! -mJ