Compared to American bars, Irish pubs typically have more stouts on tap and more neon signs shaped like potatoes on walls. Delight in stouts and starches with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and spirits at Dorian Gray Tap and Grill in East Village on 4th Street.
Dorian Gray, a literary-themed gastro pub bedecked with mahogany and distressed bricks, permits patrons to cozy up to beer and Irish-influenced fare. With one hand toting a pint of Dorian Gray Amber ($5) and the other a glass of Vinvita pinot grigio ($7), guests can use their mouth to graze on Irish cheddar mini burgers ($6) or signature, french-fried curry chips with four in the mornin’ sauce ($6). New Zealand lamb chops share a diner's attention with peas and mash ($14), and the doughy cradle of shepherd's pie bears beef, onions, carrots, and peas ($11).
After the meal, groups of friends can linger over the soft glow of tea lights, sipping cognac and avoiding eye contact with the portraits painted of people who just found out their prized racehorses failed to place.
Thirteen Yelpers give Dorian Gray Tap and Grill a 4.5-star average: