Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stovetop suitors with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of authentic Irish fare at O’Reilly’s Restaurant & Pub in Oakdale.
O’Reilly’s flame-wielders dish up an eclectic menu of traditional Irish-pub fare amid fetching period décor and games fit for the whole family. Imbue taste buds with the savory flavors of a twice-baked shrimp potato ($7.48) before unbridling a gallant fleet of forks upon a legion of irish-sausage links straddled with mashed potatoes and sautéed onions ($14.98). Or invoke the Earl of Sandwich without donning a fluffernutter-encrusted crown by perusing O’Reilly’s selection of handheld eats, which includes the succulent short-rib grilled-cheese sandwich slathered in horseradish sauce ($10.48) and the Bookmaker—a robust layering of filet mignon, sautéed onions, and mushrooms ($13.48). Homemade by O’Reilly’s crack chefs, the strawberry-rhubarb cobbler robes itself with regal dollops of whipped and sweetened Jameson butter ($4.98).
Vintage artwork and antique décor line O’Reilly’s burnished-wood walls, which also ensconce dartboards and video games for postnoshing revelries and cross-generational bonding. Live tunes pique eager ears on Friday and Saturday nights, fostering a festive environment ideal for imbibing the pub’s voluminous selection of classic Irish beers, whiskeys, and casks of aged Leprechaun tears.