Besides its historic beauty and significance, the food was good. I had the chicken pie that was allegedly Washington's favorite summer meal, and it's become one of mine too. The only thing I didn't like was the highly amplified live band. All that loud noise in a small tavern was too much. One group of customers got up and left because of the noise. My party and I were able to hold conversations only when the band paused between songs and sets. It would be MUCH MORE AUTHENTIC if the music was NOT electronically amplified, anyway. Plus the music was supposed to be "trad Irish", but they veered way off course on that. "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles is a fun song, but not "trad Irish." Just make sure you avoid the times when the band is playing and it'll be a great experience. Even with the loud music, it's still one of my favorite memories of our trip to lower Manhattan.
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