With the ROK MIA, I guess I am the last of the booze dancers to find my way over to Dublin Square. After a delicious lunch with my better half on President’s Day, I have to say the delay was my loss. With the children off to school, my wife and I found ourselves home alone and arranged for a lunch date. She suggested Dublin Square. I thought an Irish pub for lunch? Well who am I to complain, especially after reading the reviews posted by my fellow dancers.
We opted for the high table so that we could better peruse the bar and were met with exceptionally fast service (As a side note, I typically receive truly atrocious service everywhere I go to the point that I don’t even notice the poor service and my wife questions why we even both to go out). The service couldn’t have been better as no sooner had we been seated, our server, Sarah brought out and unsweetened ice tea and my Blacksmith (thank you, Wookie). As per usual my wife tasted my beverage, only this time I had to pry it out of her hands as the mixture of Guinness cut with Smithwick’s was more than tasty.
For my entrée, I opted for the lunch portion of the shepherd’s pie (a mixture of hand cut beef & lamb, fresh carrots and sweet peas with Irish cheddar mashed potato crust) with a side of brown bread. My wife after a great deal of debate went for a Ploughman’s sandwich (grilled marinated eggplant, zucchini, roasted peppers, baby field greens and red onions, with horseradish mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll) with a side of sweet potato fries. Now, while my shepherd’s pie was very good, my wife had the far better meal as the marinated vegetables were perfectly accented by the horseradish mayonnaise and the honey and pecan butter that was served with the sweet potato fries was exceptional. My wife enjoyed the butter so much that she helped herself rather liberally to my brown bread so that she could make the most of it.
Overall, the food, drink and atmosphere are a much need addition to our neighborhood and I hope to find myself at Dublin Square on a regular basis.