Mon-Thu, 11am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, noon-midnight
R, W at Rector St.; R, W at Cortlandt St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are no surprises in this straightforward Irish pub, which serves the usual array of belly-filling bar-food appetizers and a mediocre slate of entrees like dry sliced-steak sandwiches and bland shepherd's pie. The kitchen clearly specializes in the kinds of foods that can be served in baskets alongside several pints of beer, and those results are superb: Stick to the wonderfully juicy chicken fingers and finger-lickingly saucy buffalo wings and you'll be happy. As it's only a block south of Ground Zero, O'Hara's attracts the area's usual assortment of blue-collar workers, city bureaucrats and 9/11 pilgrims. But despite the neighborhood, a seemingly infinite number of police- and fire-department patches above the front bar, and huge hanged photographs of a major fire the building suffered in the mid-90s, the atmosphere is far from somber, and each of the place's two bars is ringed with smiles and manned by a jovial barkeep.Recommended Dishes
Chicken fingers with honey-mustard sauce, $7.50; buffalo wings with blue-cheese sauce, $7.50