The idea was to provide a unique Irish experience incorporating the warmth of an Irish pub with New American cuisine and all the while maintaining the same charm and hospitality. The idea became a reality five years ago when the trio opened Tír na nÓg Irish Bar & Grill in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
A design team and artisans from Ireland created this small piece of Ireland by salvaging interesting architectural pieces, furniture and bric-a-brac from churches and castles in Ireland and shipping them to New York. These pieces, combined with rich textiles, Celtic script adorning the walls, and rich, dark wood have shaped an elegant yet inviting atmosphere.
In order to cater to the sophisticated and casual diner, Tír na nÓg hired former Lenox Room Executive Chef Matthew Geraghty. Geraghty took the traditional foods of Ireland and gave them a make over. Irish Oak smoked salmon is layered between warm, corn blinis, dill créme fraiche and field greens. Potato leek soup is topped with a drizzle of truffle oil and the rack of lamb is herb crusted and served with a goat cheese potato gratin and seasonal root vegetables. How's that for Irish grub?
The combination of an attractive menu and a professional, yet friendly, team of bartenders and servers has made Tír na nÓg an immediate success with clientele of all ages.