Squatting among its high-rising neighbors, this proud establishment stays open to feed late-night urbanites once they're done drinking and dancing elsewhere. Run by a Mexican chef/manager and a Persian owner, the cuisine stretches beyond the limits of traditional Irish fare; in addition to the corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and potato leek soup, the menu includes an extensive list of salads, nachos, pasta, steak, seafood and chicken dishes.
The low ceiling, green leather stools and booths and friendly wait staff make Dublin's a welcoming spot to stumble into, day or night. Besides a few Irish countryside snapshots and a stock-supply of green lighting, the people-watching here makes up for the lack of inventive decor. If you sit near the bar, you can watch the cooks whip up your meal in the open kitchen. Fear not, hardcore sports fans: there's ample room to get a good view of the TV screen should you take your "half and half" (Guinness and Harp) with a side of soccer-watching.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Jessica Herman