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A Terrible Beauty

201 Williams Ave S, Renton, WA 98055-2106
(425) 227-3396
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Ranked #8 of 262 Restaurants in Renton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Yakima
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I am NEVER comming back!! We went to 'A Terrible Beauty' and we ordered nothing to extravagant (Hamburger, simple steak, and a garden salad) and we never got it. We ordered drinks with the meal and we got our drinks in like 30-45 min. Then some other people came and sat right next to us (by then an hour had... More

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Renton, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good Irish food. Keep in mind, because it is Irish food many of the dishes are fried (common for British and Irish cooking). Some people can not handle that much fried food... but it is good! Servings are very large. If you decide to try "Irish Nachos" you'd better: a) Be very hungry b) Have a large group, or c)... More

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kent, wa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very friendly, accessible waitress. Food was good, beer was also very good. Not a great selection, though- Dog and Pony or Red House for that. This tries hard to be an Irish Pub with American accents and succeeds quite well. We visit a couple times per year.

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is so good: family atmosphere pub before 9pm. I went on St. party's day cause I read about the food and entertainment in our local rag. it was The Best Reuben On Rye I have ever had or imagined: they make EVERyTHING --the corn beef, the bread, the sauerkraut , the suave, the potato chips--they even have their... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We went here after it being recommended by a hotel receptionist. The pub was nice inside, and the food was good. However the availability of drinks was unbelievably poor. We tried three times to order a drink from the menu, only to have the staff come back and be told it had ran out. Then the fourth drink we ordered... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been to many pubs in Ireland, and A Terrible Beauty compares nicely. Great selection if beers, lots of TV's for sports, and a fantastic menu. I'll come here every time I am in the area.

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IL
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168 reviews 168 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was very nice to come across this place to eat, rather than the usual stops for lunch. They have a full Irish menu and beer list, along with more American-type dishes. The service could have been a little quicker considering the restaurant wasn't very full.

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Richland, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went there and enjoyed a few drinks with my co-workers. Cool Irish pub environment, and great drink menu.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My son and his family recently moved from Kirkland to Renton. In Kirkland we enjoyed going to Wilde Rover (Strong recommendation) so when we saw that there was an Irish Pub in Renton we decided to give it a try. Our experience was not great, kind of just average. The decor and seating layout is a bit odd. An open... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Irish beer, check. Pub decor--feel, check. Irish menu--check, Happy hour food and beverage, check. But that is it, just checking boxes, nothing stood out. Irish Poutine was good, shepherds pie, pub style fish and chips were OK. Corned beef and cabbage, corned beef was tougher than what I am used too. Had to ask 3 times for horseradish and then... More

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