Open late (varies)
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The Marlay House Restaurant Review: The Comer siblings, three Irish ex-pats from Dublin, own this traditional-feeling pub that’s also a frequent meeting spot for local pols during elections. Dark woods, low lighting and intimate subspaces create an interesting atmosphere. The kitchen keeps the faith with Irish comfort fare classics of shepherd’s pie (although closer to cottage pie as it’s made with beef), Guinness-braised beef brisket and fish ‘n’ chips, along with weekend brunch. For the latter, go with rib-sticking brisket and eggs or the full Irish breakfast, complete with black-and-white pudding. American pub grub includes a burger and a good meatloaf. Among the Southern touches are shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, collard greens and mac 'n' cheese. Inexplicably, the bangers and mash with onion gravy aren't listed on the menu, but if you ask for them, they may be available, especially on Sundays. We also like the pork chops nestled on fingerling potatoes and pea mash. Blueberry bread pudding, warmed in the oven, is the dessert choice. There’s a wine list, but this is brew heaven, with options that range across the globe, including many on draught as well as by the bottle. St. Patrick’s Day is taken seriously here. Euro football (soccer that is) is the frequent bill of fare on the TVs, and sometimes there’s Irish music and other genres supplied by local outfits.