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A Terrible Beauty

201 Williams Ave S, Renton, WA 98055-2106
(425) 227-3396
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Ranked #7 of 263 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
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great place to eat. Good pub grub and a very nice selection of draft beer. This is a fun place to meet family & friends for a meal, especially when the Eastside Pipe & Drum Band shows up to play. Can't believe there is an Irish pub in a town that used to be known as Little Italy. This is... More

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Renton, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A friend had told me about this place and said to try brunch. The atmosphere is a typical Irish Pub looking, dark wood, booths, tables and over stuffed furniture to sit at. It a nice atmosphere, restaurant part is large and family friendly. We got there right when it opened at 9 am, not busy yet, sat right down. Menu-... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The building is unremarkable. Don't let that deter you. Sit down to a pint of Harp and/ or. Red Breast neat and relax to some Celtic music (often times live) or take in a game while your corned beef sandwich is made to piping hot perfection. Lots of families, couples, groups but never too loud that I could not converse... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a party of 7 and everyone loved their dinners, we had great drinks and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. I hope they keep up the good work.

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