Much anticipated Broadway addition The Cottage Irish Pub opened its doors this week, welcoming guests under a hand-painted, traditional Irish greeting: céad míle fáilte, or “100,000 welcomes.”
Those who remember the neon-lit interior of Picante Grill, the Mexican eatery that previously occupied the pub's space at 3810 Broadway, may be surprised — and pleased — by the inviting atmosphere and Emerald Isle charm owners Phil and Gina Bentley have injected into the building.
Kitchen offerings range from chicken curry — made popular in Ireland via its ties to England — and Guinness beef stew, which uses the country’s most iconic ale in its preparation. The pub also offers more than a dozen beers on draft and boasts a massive showpiece bar, visible from any point in the building.
Pub patrons who prefer outdoor seating can post up at either the front or back patio, although the Broadway road noise may make it difficult to carry on a conversation in the case of the former. The considerably smaller back patio is outfitted with small iron tables, each equipped two chairs — ideal for a cozy canoodle between lovebirds.
The Cottage is open daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner.
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