St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and the Cow Neck Peninsula has stellar Irish taverns to choose from for traditional Irish pub fare and American cuisine, live music, step dancing and a bit of craic. You can’t go wrong at any of these Irish mainstays. Sláinte!
Greens Irish Pub
436 Plandome Rd.
If there ever was a place to put on your Irish, Greens Irish Pub is the place. The menu includes a classic Irish dishes such as a Farmhouse Burger with Irish bacon, Wexford Cheddar with sauteed onions and a fried egg, as well as, Bangers & Mash and Sheperd’s Pie. Greens has great pub food at a reasonable price with karaoke on Saturday nights.
Edison’s Ale House
550 Plandome Rd.
A Manhasset favorite for years. Edison’s serves the locals a variety of pub grub, beer and live music on the weekends including the Meade Brothers who were featured recently. The menu is varied and there are daily specials. Manhasset Plandome Newcomers Club meet here once a month for a social. The enduring tavern has an old-fashioned feel and is the consummate friendly neighborhood place.
Schout Bay Tavern
118 Plandome Rd.
Owners Keogh, Sheerin and Psyllos will ensure a gastro delight to tickle one’s fancy. Executive Chef Shawn Patrick serves modern pub food, locally sourced and organic when possible. Menu is seasonal and changes frequently. Eight craft beers are available on tap, as well as specialty cocktails, beer, bourbons and single malts. Schout Bay Tavern is the new place for the discerning palate to enjoy a delicious meal or to gather for a drink with friends.
205 Main St.
Finn MacCool’s, owned by Connie O’Reilly, has multiple, elegant dining rooms, cozy booths and, of course, a welcoming bar. Some of Finn’s specialties are Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef & Cabbage. Finn’s does seafood just as well with Jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes, Irish smoked salmon, pan seared sea scallops and cedar roasted Atlantic salmon.
O’Hara’s Ale House & Grill
611 Port Washington Blvd.
O’Hara’s is the newest addition to Port’s Irish pub choices. With more than 30 beers to choose from. Starters include choices like Guinness-battered onion rings, Irish nachos and corn beef sliders.
Sullivan’s Quay Restaurant & Bar
541 Port Washington Blvd.
Sullivan’s Quay (pronounced “key”), which has an extensive beer list, also has an Open Mic Night every Tuesday at 9 p.m., 50 percent off wine bottles on Wednesdays, Karaoke every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Fish Fry Friday on Friday nights.