Luck Of The Irish
Sean Og’s Tavern
60-02 Woodside Ave., Woodside
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. | Sun. – 12 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Credit Card: Yes, all major
If you have traveled down Roosevelt Ave. or Woodside Ave. lately, you would be hard pressed to miss just how booming the restaurant scene is in the neighborhood of Woodside. One of the premier eateries in the area is Sean Og’s Tavern, a venue that mixes classic Irish meals with all the pleasantries of a modern pub.
Given that it is a tavern, my friends and I started off with something to drink. By the time I got there, one of my friends had gotten a cocktail that she said I just had to try. Taking a sip, I was almost overwhelmed by the taste of vanilla cake batter. The drink was pretty simple, a mix of Pinnacle cake vodka and ginger ale. The taste and flavor was superb though. I instantly bought one myself. While the drink isn’t a specialty of Sean Og’s, it’s not every bar that has cake vodka in stock.
We left the bar and made our way to the classy seating in the back. Above us, dozens of novels formed a line above the doorframes. It was a cool touch that added to the homey feel of the restaurant.
Sean Og’s menu offers a mix of both British/Irish dishes like bangers and mash as well as typical American favorites like burgers and chicken and waffles. I went with the broiled pork chops; a choice I knew was the right one as soon as the food arrived. Both pork chops were gigantic, nearly covering the entire plate. The meal was juicy and well-cooked, with minimal interference from bones. Apple sauce was on hand for dipping, adding a delectable flavor that’s not usually associated with pork chops. A heaping pile of mashed potatoes rounded out the meal.
Whether you are looking for a drink, a quick lunch or a satisfying Irish dinner, Sean Og’s has got you covered. If you ever want to experience the best of Woodside’s growing restaurant business, head directly to this tavern. You won’t be disappointed.
- Joe Marvilli