Chicago >Food & Dining > Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061341.952686 -87.677317
Sat 12pm-4pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-4pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: North Side, North Center
In a city saturated with Irish pubs (and there's nothin' wrong with that!), Mrs. M's stands out for its polished interior and upscale food that makes it more dinner destination than drinking hole. Try the shepherd's pie, which is chock full o' tender lamb.
Consistently Good Food, Great Atmosphere – My wife and I have been here 3 times and each time we've ordered something different. We've ordered everything from Stew to Steak to Seafood and each meal has been consistently good. They have a good selection of beers, as well as wine. Make sure to try the soda bread that they bring to the table.
On two visits we were seated downstairs in the dining room off of the bar. The wood burning fireplace is always burning on cold nights, which gives off a great smell and comfortable feel. On a recent visit, we were seated upstairs overlooking Lincoln Ave. This dining room has more of a fine dining feel. Service has always been excellent.
irish food ? – a bit more beer hall flavor would send the irish in us back for more. but as is, the place hasn't really changed much from it's previous funeral home atmosphere. that in and of itself isn't a plus.
snvolt is a liar – There are no pictures on the menus, and the Irish do have food other than american pub food. Irish bistro is one of my favorite spots on Lincoln. Pork chop is always cooked as I like it med rare, the beef in the beef stew was tender and pliable. The beer list is extensive, and service always prompt, kind, ands professional. Snvolt has never been to this fine establishment as he claims there are pictures on the menus, take it from a sox fan and south side Irish this place is great.
Ireland would not approve! – Irish fine dining, is like saying healthy fast food, it doesn't exist. The Irish should stick to what they do best, bar fare.
I took my wife to this restaurant and we were both extremely disappointed. Go here if you like;
Rude waitress doing some sort of fake accent
We ordered Prawns for an appetiser. They are not the fat giant shrimp that are pictured in the menu. They arrive sawed in half with most of the meat missing. What's left is peppered with shell shards.
What's this I asked the waitress. THOSE ARE PRAWNS! THAT'S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE!!!!
I will say that they have an extensive beer list. I wish I had ordered a burger to go with it.
A perfect 10! Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! – My wife and I ate here for the first time recently. The food is medium priced, but well worth paying more for. It took a long time for us to choose what to order from the menu because the options all sounded delicious, but the server did not rush us. Our entrees were generously portioned and very tasty! I highly recommend the Guinness onion soup and the New York strip. The atmosphere was very intimate and quiet. The menu even had a disclaimer not to use your cell phone in the dining area. I rate this restaurant a perfect 10.
Gourmet Irish! Only at Mrs. Murphy's – I haven't been back to Mrs Murpy and Son's since shortly after it opened. Reading your recent favorably reviews reminded me how much I liked it, and I'll be back this evening. I liked everyting about the place, although I thought it was a bit pricey. The overal enviornment, food, service, location etc. were all top notch. The owner/partner, who I knew from his time at the East Bank Club, came over to talk to us, which was a nice personal touch.
Thanks for reminding me that I have to make a point of going back to those places I really like and give them my business, so hopefully they will stay open and flurish.
Something different and tasty – I am a fairly picky eater and really don't wander away from my standards very often, but I decided to try Mrs. Murphy's because of the great reviews. I was thrilled to find a variety of dishes that were unique enough to give me an idea what "Irish cuisine" is while encorporating enough American twists to keep it within reason. The beautiful decor certainly doesn't hurt, either. I recommend sampling their extensive beer collection as well.
Best Irish/American Temporary Food – Just love this find. The food is interesting and different. I've been back several times both for weekend lunch and dinner. We've tried a number of fish dishes, all perfectly cooked. The corned beef sandwich at lunch was the best I've ever had and the Irish soda bread is good enought to eat for dessert (although the house desserts as wonderful too). Dinner is more American contemporary than brunch but both are equally good. Awesome beer list and great bar for hanging out. Happened to notice that there's an upstairs and ventured up to find terrific private party rooms. Can't wait to plan a party for my lovely wife.
A Hidden Gem... – A great place to go for dinner...even the bathrooms are posh. We started with the mussels and this place is the only I've found in Chicago who doesn't turn mussels into bland, rubbery blobs of lukewarm flesh. I'm usually dissappointed with seafood but these were amazing. The duck is even better. They have the best bloody marys and screwdrivers I've ever had...combine those with a tasty breakfast "skillet" and it makes for the perfect Sunday brunch. The menu is rich, inventive and offers something for everyone.
Great food, great beer, not crowded – This place has excellent food and an extensive selection of good craft brews. Guinness and cheese soup, wild boar sausage are awesome. Servers/bartenders are really friendly and helpful. Decor is very nice, too...woodburning fireplace, huge ornate wood bar, great bathrooms. Beer selection is top notch; plenty of great stuff on tap and even more in bottles. The place never seems to be busy (you can walk in on a Friday night with no reservation and get seated with no problem). Definitely check it out...you'll be glad you did!
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