Brunch combines lunch’s convenient timing with breakfast's belly-filling bites while bypassing high tea's pesky habit of serving nothing but spoonfuls of sugar and medicine. Delight in grown-up amalgamations with today's Groupon to Nelly Spillane's Bar and Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of Irish-American fare during weekend brunch.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of Irish-American fare during dinner.
Following in the culinary footsteps of sister restaurants Mickey's, Molly's, and Maggie's, Nelly Spillane's Bar and Restaurant churns a melting pot of Irish staples, sports-bar noshes, and elegant brunch bites amid HDTVs. The extensive menu launches a multipronged attack on appetites, barraging weekend-brunching taste buds and unsuspecting morning joggers with french-toast missiles that explode in a shower of apricot cream cheese and strawberry reduction ($10.95). N.Y. steak lambadas with eggs on a sizzling home-fry dance floor ($10.95 during brunch) while the avocado-topped California burger ($12.95) transports dinner diners to Napa's world-renowned beaches. Meanwhile, the Irish beef stew's coursing river of Guinness stout sends juicy meat rafts surging over a bank of mashed potatoes ($13.95).
On Fridays, amateur karaoke's half notes permeate the bustling lounge, where crooners serenade exposed brick interspersed with sunny walls and boisterous sports buffs. Located only a hop, skip, and triple Lutz from Madison Square Garden, Fifth Avenue, and the Empire State building, Nelly Spillane's Bar and Restaurant provides a great jumping-off point to witness the skyscrapers in mating season.
Mere minutes from Madison Square Garden and Fifth Avenue shopping, Nelly Spillane's mingles time-tested Irish eats with American favorites. Irish pub classics such as beer-battered fish 'n' chips and curry fries with melted cheddar appear alongside burgers, wings, and 16 beers on draft. A stamped-tin ceiling and warm polished wood lend themselves to the eatery's traditional-pub atmosphere, and a lineup of flat-screen televisions airs sports games as diners surf the free WiFi to look up how to say "free WiFi" in Gaelic.