One of the best American style steakhouses in the country situated on Stephen’s Green overlooking the park, this is the place to come for a perfectly done filet mignon. Housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building, Shanahan’s is composed of the downstairs Oval Office bar and the first and second level dining areas. The gracious staff and superb food and wines ensure a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
In addition to a creative and sumptuous menu, which features traditional steaks and Ireland’s native seafood combined with hearty side dishes and exquisite pastries, Shanahan’s has the finest in gracious service. The elegance of the food and service, however, is maintained in perfect harmony with the warmth, which personifies Ireland’s population, and a casual atmosphere that allows each patron to feel at home. From “The Oval Office”, the restaurant’s downstairs bar featuring historical documents and mementoes from each of America’s presidents of Irish Heritage to the dining and private rooms which reflect the exquisite Irish workmanship of both the building’s heritage and today, Shanahan’s is a blend of both cultures and history.
To predict the success of this unique blending process is simple when Shanahan’s on the Green is viewed as a reflection of its founder, John M. Shanahan. An American entrepreneur who maintains dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States, Mr. Shanahan has long been recognized for his creativity and innovation in the merger of the philosophies underlying product development, marketing and service. To Shanahan’s on the Green, he has brought his pride in his Irish heritage and his love of both the warmth and beauty which defines the Irish spirit combined with his American upbringing and the principals of marketing and service established in the competitive American market place.
Mr. Shanahan embarked upon Shanahan’s on the Green to capture the opportunity to bring together his love of cooking and gourmet fare with his passion for Ireland and the heritage which he has always credited as the source of his creative spirit. Shanahan’s on the Green indeed encapsulates that Irish magic and American finesse and brings to its patrons and staff a sense of the pure pleasure the marriage of these two cultures is destined to establish. Shanahan’s on the Green is to be a dining experience that transports its patrons to the best of “home” irrespective of the continent.