We went over to O'Leary's for the second time in the past week. I'm really starting to love that place, and can see it being one of my regular spots.
The Guinness beef stew was excellent, with lots of lean, tender beef, as well as carrots and potatoes. And the pints of Guinness....well, I've had Guinness nearly everywhere in Boston, and I'd put the quality of the pours near the top of my list (along with James's Gate in JP and perhaps Hugh O'Neill's in Malden).
The brown bread and scones were also delicious, though I like the brown bread at Mannion's in Quincy better--a bit more fresh with a heartier consistency there. Salads were decent, with what appeared to be homemade dressing.
And the music in the background.....nothing like traditional Irish jigs and reels mixed in with Van Morrison and the Young Dubliners playing softly while you're enjoying a pint. Between that and the dark, moody lighting, I almost felt like I was in a pub in Dalkey, Kilkenny, or Adare.
Alas, the older guy at the bar with the bad Henny Youngman jokes wasn't there last night, though......