“Very impressed, the 2nd time around!! Would happily recommend!! Genuine Pub Cuisine & Atmosphere”
We went to this place about a year or so ago, and we left feeling rather unimpressed. When I seen that they were offering a Groupon earlier this month, I decided to purchase one with the thought 'Well, it's close to home', and that was about it. Ho hum, I thought. Let's see if they are any better this time around.
There was been an obvious change in either management, chefs and/or staff, or all of the above. The atmosphere was better, the food was truly impressive and well beyond our expectations. We really couldnt believe we were at the same place we dined at a year ago. What an amazing second experience. We are glad we gave them a 2nd chance!!
Going in the second time, we had no expectations. We were pleasantly surprised at how fast we got our drinks (Ice tea and a diet coke). 7 minutes later, we got our awesome appetizer, the potato skins with horsey sauce. Very good -- hot, cheesy & delicious! Cooked just right, and was served promptly.
The food was served immediately after we finished our appetizer. I ordered the Olde Dublin Irish Stew. It came with a big scoop of mashed potatoes in the middle. It was a huge bowl, much larger than I had imagined. The beef was tender, the stew was very good. Just as good, if not better, than most of the pubs in Dublin that we frequent. It also came with fries or chips. The portion was so big that we could have taken some home, but we came with our appetites and finished our meals.
My man had Shepherds Pie, and immediately upon tasting it, he said 'This is really good', and continued to complement the dish several times while devouring it. He finished every bite and said how impressed he was with his dish, and how we'll be coming back to this place again really soon.
We were so impressed with our dining experience, we asked for a comment/suggestion card to fill out so we could share our experience with management. It's always good to do this at any establishment when you receive good food & service, because management tends to hear about all the bad, opposed to all the good they do and offer. We love to complement establishments when it's truly deserving of one, and this place really does.
We also joined their frequent dining club for emails and special offers on our next dining experience there. We filled out the dining club card after we finished our meal.
Looking at some of the negative reviews of this establishment makes me wonder if the said reviewers really ate at this place or just made up the reviews. It's not a fancy eatery, and it's not supposed to be. Next time, order one of their specialties, like the Shephards Pie or Ole Dublin Irish Stew. You dont order a burger when you go to Red Lobster, do you? Order one of their specialties, and you'll be very pleased, just as we were.
The only negative thing I have to add to this review is the distastefulness of some of the guys eating and drinking there, specifically the way they would stare endlessly at the bums and racks of the waitresses. How demeaning it must be to the waitresses to be stared at all day and all night, but working at this establishment, it comes with the terrority, unfortunately. But seriously guys, did you just get out of prison of something? Show some class! Respect the waitresses, and don't gawk at them like it's the first woman you've seen in decades. This is the only negative comment I have to add, but I must note that this is no way a diss to the esbalishment, but to the men who were eating and drinking there. I hope some of the guys read this and show more respect to the waitresses. It was kind of gross watching grandfather's drool over the waitresses in a very obvious way. Guys, really??? You are better than that!! Come on now!!
We will now be frequent customers of Tilted Kilt, and we happily recommend it to anyone looking for a genuine pub atmosphere, great food and great service. We had Jessica, who was wonderful (PS. Management, take notice of this review! Jessica was great and deserves recognition for her work!!) and continued to check on us, how we were doing, how our food was, refilling our drinks, etc -- all done with a smile! Thank you Jessica!!
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