2, 3 at Wall St.
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This spacious Irish pub sits at the end of a quaint, cobblestone financial-district lane. Inside, there's the expected décor: red walls, black floors, and a clean, wooden bar (plus free copies of the Irish Examiner!). The menu offers quasi-Irish specialties like corned-beef panini, but its well-done pub fare is the draw: thick hamburgers with Cheddar cheese or avocado, and perfectly fried calamari with a piquant tomato sauce. (Steak-and-ale pie and sweet-potato fries are other at-the-bar options.) The beer selection is all-encompassing, with a wide selection of standard brews on draft or by the bottle, plus Irish imports. The drink specialties have less of a nationality: ruby-red-vodka-splashed "Skittle Bombs" are the exotic house concoctions. A small, quiet financial set lunches, but the bar grows more crowded in the evening.
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