I'm a huge fan of Tripadvisor using often, yet I've only placed one review. Having just returned from a great trip to Ireland I thought I'd do my part to contribute.....especially after seeing a few reviews of Ard Bia. My husband and I loved everything about our experience - we stopped in on Wednesday June 4th at 6pm and had a drink, meeting Diedre and Pierce working the bar and floor - great people, chatted with us and seamlessly hustled to service as guests arrived. We made reservations for 8:30 the next night- they were very busy, but we were seated promptly and had drinks and a menu within 10 min. The experience of your surroundings at this charming restaurant is huge - Waiting a few minutes for anything isn't an issue. The food was incredible to say the least - carrot soup special (my description would never do justice), line caught Hake that was outstanding. My husband had the dry aged sirloin - fantastic, and we had the wilted spinach and peas added to our dishes - so delicious! The wines were excellent, the staff was awesome - thank you Pierce and Diedre!! What a way to end a 2 week wonderful time in Ireland - a memorable excellent meal - at home, we love the best Boston has to offer and go out often - Ard Bia is right up there with the best. All I can say about the negatives I read- you just need to look around and appreciate the atmosphere - if you act like a muppet, you'll get treated like one no matter where you go. Can't wait to go back to Ard Bia!
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