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Fado Irish Pub

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cheese Dip & Wedges
creamy cheddar & pepper jack cheese, pico, served with boxty wedges
Harp Battered Fish Tacos
chipotle aioli, shredded cabbage & pico de gallo
Half $6.95
Whole $11.95
Jumbo Wings
marinated 24 hours, flash fried to order, available flavors: Guinness BBQ, Buffalo, or Jerk Dry Rub
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
feta cheese & mint oil, with your choice of boxty wedges, flatbread or veggies
Big Soft Pretzel
freakishly big Bavarian pretzel with whole grain mustard and beer cheese sauce
Fried Goat Cheese
goat cheese beer battered and fried, with jalapeño infused honey and fresh thyme
Smoked Salmon Bites
cold oak-smoked salmon with capers, onions, light horseradish sauce, lemon, and your choice of crisp boxty "blini" or cucumber slices
Buffalo Skillet Chips
chopped chicken tenders, ranch, blue cheese crumbles, pico & celery over chips
Caprese Flatbread
Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella with a kale pesto sauce
Chicken Boxty Quesadilla
two potato boxties filled with chicken, pico, pepper jack, drizzled with chipotle aioli & sour cream
served with thick or thin cut chips; sub soup or salad +$2
Fadó Pub Burger*
grilled Angus beef, smoked cheddar, whiskey bacon marmalade, fried egg, arugula & tomato on a pretzel roll
Bacon Cheeseburger Mór*
grilled Angus beef, cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion
Black Bean Burger
black beans, roasted corn, red & green peppers, brown rice burger, with chipotle aioli, dressed greens, pico, avocado, on a potato bun
Classic Cheesy Double Stack*
two Angus beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, on a potato bun
served with thick or thin cut chips; sub soup or salad +$2
Slow Cooked Lamb Dip
braised leg of lamb on a toasted hoagie roll, served with a rich lamb jus for dipping
Grilled Chicken Baguette
grilled chicken, prosciutto, tomato marmalade, goat cheese & arugula
Avocado RLT
avocado, rashers, lettuce & tomato on organic, sprouted wholegrain bread
Fadó Reuben
corned beef, coleslaw, Swiss, Marie Rose sauce on marbled rye
add grilled, fried or blackened chicken +$4
Roasted Beet Salad
oven roasted beets, avocado, mandarin oranges, feta cheese and sunflower seeds over baby spinach and arugula, in a red wine vinaigrette, with beet hummus and grilled Naan
Half $6.95
Farmhouse Salad
mixed greens, cucumber, red onion, marinated tomatoes, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, Asiago cheese with red wine vinaigrette
Pear & Blue Cheese Salad
mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, sliced pear, mandarin oranges, candied pecans with poppy seed vinaigrette
Soup & Salad
soup of the day & a half portion Farmhouse Salad
Shepherd's Pie
ground beef and vegetables in a rich sauce topped with colcannon, served with Guinness cheddar bread
Lunch Portion $12.95
Fish & Chips
sustainably caught cod from the deep, icy waters of the North Atlantic with crispy chips, tartar sauce, coleslaw
Irish Breakfast*
two eggs, Irish sausages, rashers, black and white pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, Guinness cheddar bread
Corned Beef & Cabbage
with a creamy white wine-mustard sauce, red potatoes, carrots and buttered cabbage
Guinness Sundae
brownie topped with whipped cream, pecans and chocolate sauce, big and good for sharing
Harvest Bread Pudding
a flavorful pudding with apples, cinnamon, sugar and walnuts, topped with vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce
Rhubarb Pie
vanilla sponge with a tangy, sweet rhubarb filling, fresh cream & rhubarb coulis on the side
Fadó Irish Coffee
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, brown sugar, coffee, fresh whipped cream with cinnamon swirls
Baileys Coffee
pick a flavor: mint chocolate, caramel, or cinnamon
1 Oz Pour $8.0
2 Oz Pour $15.0
Black Bush
big fruit and spice on the nose, sweet and sherry taste with sweet buttery finish
1 Oz Pour $16.0
2 Oz Pour $28.0
Jameson Gold Reserve
woody and sherry on the nose, creamy honey and spice taste with a peppery finish
1 Oz Pour $15.0
2 Oz Pour $22.0
Redbreast 15
guava and beeswax on the nose, banana, nutmeg and caramel taste, with a peppermint custard finish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten at lots of Irish/Scottish pubs. This one is my favorite in the DC area. The food is great. The food and drink selection above average. The bartenders have all been friendly without being intrusive. It is a pretty classic Irish pub! When...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cinquefoilr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this place. Was looking for a place for drinks and lunch. Saw the Irish bar and had to go in. Best decision. Very eclectic... little nooks and crannies... such a great vibe. Super nice staff. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pam G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy bar. Good service, and pretty good food. I don’t recommend their Rueben sandwich, however — have eaten much better.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank okie56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite Irish Pubs in the city. They have really great specials on drinks. The shepherds pie and old fashioned are a cant miss here. Highly recommend this spot for a pre and post drink if attending a Capital One arena...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank khoidaroy
Reviewed October 29, 2018

With an expansive drinks menu, this establishment was open late even on a Monday night and provided a more than serviceable venue for after-hours socializing among colleagues.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Great atmosphere and very good staff...the bartender introduced himself nicely and remembered our names...felt special even though our first visit. There was a lunch special- fish sandwich and clam chowder. No kidding it was the best clam chowder I’d...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank majshanman
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We stopped in for lunch and weren't really impressed. We have eaten in many Irish pubs across the country, and this one didn't really measure up. Service was slow, even though the place was not busy. The menu is fairly small. The food we did...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Fado has always been a great destination for drinks and food. It's close to Gallery Place Metro, is pretty large, and has a comfy atmosphere. The food is very good and reasonably priced. And, unlike many bar/restaurants, your food is served HOT, not lukewarm. Irish-influenced...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank susanhO3137NS
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This pub was packed before the Elton John Concert last night. Which is why the service seemed particularly good. Our waiter was great, food came quickly, water refilled, etc. Each staff person we met was really friendly. The beet salad with blackened chicken was excellent....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HeleneDC
Reviewed September 20, 2018

As a tourist I fancied an Irish bar with a friendly atmosphere and good food - unfortunately I got neither. Upon entering the bar the barman was not very welcoming but I thought I'd stick with it - bad move. The waitress (an older lady...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wizzy K
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Caleb M
May 23, 2015|
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Response from Rick U | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there shouldn't be an issue because this is also a restaurant and I have seen families with under age children in Fado's having a meal.
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