Newsletters

Get Dining Out delivered to your inbox every Wednesday Morning.

An Early Look at Irish Whiskey (Pictures)
A neighborhood restaurant and bar opens in Dupont, with an ambitious chef in the kitchen and a plaid-accented interior by Maggie O’Neill. By Anna Spiegel, Jessica Voelker
Comments () | Published January 11, 2012

Irish Whiskey debuts in Dupont with design by Maggie O'Neill. Photographs by Jeff Martin.

Three-story restaurant and watering hole Irish Whiskey debuted last week in the 19th Street rowhouse formerly home to Porter’s. Helming the kitchen is Sean McIntosh, who has created a menu featuring dishes like pan-seared filet mignon with Irish-cheddar-potato cake, and lamb pastitsio on a bed of carrots, peas, pearl onions, and sweet potatoes, finished with a thyme demi-glace and rosemary aioli.

Responsible for the decor is Maggie O’Neill of O’Neill Studios, who created interiors for Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge and Sax. The designer used custom stencils, repurposed wood, and plaid leather upholstery to give an Emerald Isle vibe to the space, and even hung up one of her own original paintings. Check out the slideshow to see it, along with some of McIntosh’s Irish-inspired culinary offerings.

Irish Whiskey. 1207 19th St., NW; 202-463-3010; irishwhiskeydc.com. Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 AM, and Sunday 9 AM to 2 AM (brunch is set to begin in coming weeks).

Categories:

Food & Restaurant News Food & Restaurant News
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 07:36 AM/ET, 01/11/2012 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs