Mon-Thu, 4pm-4am; Fri-Sun, 11:30am-4am
N, R at 28th St.; 6 at 28th St.; 6 at 23rd St.
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Grace Gaelic Hospitality was founded as a tribute to Irish culture and to Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland. It’s hard to make out the Gaelic crests and maps of Ireland amid the dark wood booths and dimly lit bar, but there are candles to guide you through the classed-up pub, and the menu — though not super Irish — delivers. Crispy smoked chicken wings in an agave-nectar sauce make for sweet and crunchy bites. An order of lamb meatballs with tzatziki and salsa verde yields a dozen bite-size meatballs, steamy on the inside and baked with a welcome hint of cinnamon. Raw oysters, salmon tartare, and stuffed razor clams round out a seafood-heavy menu. The only obvious import from the United Kingdom is a crispy cod and fries served with a cucumber-cabbage slaw and bacon aioli. At the bar, try one of twelve odes to Grace O’Malley, created by twelve female mixologists, like the dark-bodied Irish Whiskey–based Westport after filling up on a dense chocolate cake with salted -caramel ice cream. The sherry-based Granny O’Malley is also a good drink to sip until closing.Recommended Dishes
Lamb meatballs, $14; crispy smoked chicken wings, $12