Kirkland >Food & Dining > Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Rstrnt
111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA | Directions 9803347.676319 -122.207837
Neighborhoods: Moss Bay
BOUNCERS HIT ON THE DRUNK GIRLS – I went to the bathroom and when I came back the (BLACK) bouncer was sitting next to and hitting on my girlfriend and she was pretty drunk. I walked up to her and the bouncer tells me to leave! I said no and he stands up and starts pushing me backwards. He pushed me into a chair that was laying on the floor and tripped and fell down backwards. He then gets on top of me and holds me to the floor. I tell him to get the F off of me and that the girl is with me. He goes and asks her then comes back and says Ok she confirmed that. Then he says that since I called him a name that we still have a problem! Unbelievable! Another bouncer (TALL WHITE DUDE) comes and takes over. He trys to strong arm me. I told him to get the F off of me and I start walking to the door. Even as i'm leaving he was telling me to stop and listen to him like he was going to give me some kind of lecture. I tell him to F off and he's still talking smack like some kinda tough guy. I walked out on my own. Then when I get to the public sidewalk I lay into him verbally. So in the end I lose my glasses and get my hat crushed for a total of about 500 bucks worth of damage. This is going to the manager today so we'll see what they do. This isnt the first complaint of a bouncer hitting on a girl there. BEWARE!! These douchbags are IDIOTS!
Stellar Food – The rover is a kirkland favorite. I recommend the fish and chips. Great staff a beautiful location. HIghly recommended!
Black Been Burger Heaven! – I know it sounds odd to rave about a black bean burger for an irish pub but you've got to try it. Thanks to the kind staff, friendly atmopshere and superb food!
Good stuff – I've been to many irish pubs. This one is pretty darn good. Great location, friendly staff and lots of beer choices.
Bad Service – I had a hard time leaving a tip. I made reservations for a party of 10 two days in advance. When the party arrived we were ignored at the front for several minutes. They did not set up a table for us. Instead sat us in the back and we had to help push tables together. Trying to get drinks, even water refills was like pulling teeth. The waiter also forgot to order one of our meals. So there was one person at the table with out food for 15 min. Whenever we asked the waiter for something it was like we were putting him out.
I will never return!
THIS IS JUST A DIVE FOR KIDS – This is definitely not an IRISH PUB . Was there last pm , Oh by the way they will hold your credit card and charge whatever. Anyway , maybe the owner of this establishment will email me and explain how you can call this a pub and why your staff were so rude to me my friends an especially my wife . Your drinks were not Bacardi , I worked for them , You are watering them down. I expect a reply from the owner asap as we are all trying to keep our buisinesses going but apparantly some just want to take your money . I am pretty sure unless I recieve a response , that you do not want to spend your money at this establishment , it is way overpriced ,the staff should all be let go and the owner should go into another buisiness.
wilde rover misses the mark – i'm not one who normally critiques a restaurant and the waitstaff but when i'm having to force myself to leave even a 10% tip, you know it's bad. this was my first time at wilde rover. i could even copy/paste the reviews from below and, in part, i will: "the wait staff is rude, had nachos that looked like they had been under a broiler way too long" was my experience as well! i waited at the front of the restaurant while two staff persons watched me for 10 minutes (not exaggerating). no greeting, no offer of a table, nothing. when other people arrived, they decided to resume work and offered to seat me and my friend. during our meal, service was slow, waitress was rude (in an aloof, "i'd rather be sipping on my drink that i have behind your booth," kind of way, and the nachos in particular were not good. our water glasses remained empty for a good part of the meal until i finally asked for a refill on water.
hopefully the management takes note of these valid concerns and does some waitstaff training (or an overhaul), as well as looks into the quality of the food.
i won't be back!
Such a Great Place! – My boyfriend and I have been here several times and love it. We are excited about trying the breakfast that they now offer. Every entree has been wonderful from salads to burgers, the atmosphere is always fun and there seems to be less posers here than some other places in Kirkland. Servers are alwasy nice and courteous, we have sat at the bar and had fun there, too. Live music, a nice deck outside in the summer. Love it!
Its become "the place to go" in Kirkland. – We love going to the Wilde Rover on weekends. Its also the perfect place to go after a day on the boat. The live music almost every night makes it stand out from the rest! I'm glad they keep the cover reasonable though, after all, people go out in Kirkland for its small town charm.
The service is inconsistent on week days but much better on weekends. We have definitely found our favorite server and we go out of our way to sit in his section. He always works hard to get us what we order even when its standing room only.
Thanks – We had some hurdles during our dining experience, but the manager was very gracious and took care of our concerns. I am happy to say, he was very professional and that is what I look for and hope for when patronizing any business.
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