Restaurant Reviews

Irish Times for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2012
Sure it’s true, I’m a pretty big fan of the reuben sandwich. What’s my favorite reason for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? You guessed it – corned beef, corned beef and oh yeah, corned beef!

In the spirit of this special day of the year, I chose to have dinner at Irish Times, Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. Let’s time travel back to opening weekend of Irish Times, when I swore I’d never eat there again. The wings were cold, the fish and chips were more breading than anything else and the service was simply awful. But as time has passed, I’ve realized it’s really uncouth to hate on places for poor service and bad food during their opening weekend. It’s time I move on and give it another shot, and here we are.

To start, we ordered the parmesan garlic chicken wings.

This was a good choice indeed. Although Tim disagreed and wasn’t a fan of the coating, I thought it was fabulous. The wings were crispy and the skin had a great deal of flavor but underneath was the most flavorful, hot and juicy chicken you could ask for. The chicken wings get double thumbs up from this girl.

Let’s move on to the main attraction. I’m assuming you already figured this out, but in case you didn’t – I ordered the reuben.

When I think reuben sandwich, I crave that hot, greasy corned beef packed between some rye bread with sauerkraut and russian dressing. I did get everything I wanted, except for the hot part. You heard me right, it came out cold, AGAIN. I was disappointed to say the least, and while the sandwich was somewhat decent on its own, I didn’t get the experience I was hoping for.

Don’t you count it out just yet though. I will say, Irish Times may be the coolest bar/restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Atmosphere there is incredible, I love to go there for drinks, especially because their beer selection is bomb. I also know people who LOVE the food at this place, so maybe it was just me that night, and the food was sitting out too long? I don’t know, I’m not about to make excuses for it though.

I’d love to know you think of Irish Times – Comment and tell me about it!

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