What a fun and pleasant evening. Very friendly pub environment and the food was more than I expected from the reuben soup to the ribeye steak, delicious appetizers and a wide selection of beers from the bar. The owner is very personable and a special thanks to our waiter, Will, for making us feel so comfortable. And to our surprise a great irish singer complete with catchy irish songs. He was a big hit with my wife.
The last review must have been written by the manager. I was there tonight and the place was empty. The food was horrible, fish was like rubber.the restaurant and bathrooms were filthy. The manager refused to honor my groupon. I will never go back.
Went to the irish misy for my birthday dinner tonight. I had crabcakes which were delicous and my husband had fish n chips which was a huge portion. We havent been there in about 6 months but you could tell with some new staff the place was headed in the right direction. We were entertained by a string fiddle jam which the waiter said happens several times a month. The place was busy so we had to wait a little bit for our food but it was worth it because you could tell everything is homemade. The owner came out to say hello and sent a free dessert over for my birthday. I was told about upcoming easteregg hunt for little kids so I hope to bring my grandchildren. This will definatly be part of my rotation of restaurants that I dine at regularly.
Was at irish mist on sunday night where I found the true essence of an irish pub. It was my second time there and there was a band playing by name of frank jaklitsch. The music reminded me of my trip to ireland a few years ago. I ate dinner and enjoyed pork osso bucco(a slow cooked huge pork shank). There was free soup in the dining room which was a nice surprise. The staff was friendly but could tell they were new. Cant wait to go back for St. Pattys Day for corned beef and cabbage.
I recently had brunch at the mist and was quite impressed with not only the food but the friendliness of the staff.The omelets are so tasty and made to order plus a good variety on the buffet table. The outdoor deck will be deliteful as we are now coming into the good weather. This must be one of Troy s best kept secret s! A must for all to see. I can t wait to go back for the St Patty s Day festivities.
I recently attended a party at the irish mist and I was quite pleased. The server we had was friendly and very acomidating. The bartenders were very imformative on the products that they were selling and very friendly. The buffet food was both tasty and visually appealing. We went to the bar after the party and there was free irish music with a great group of people listening to it. We had some rueben eggrolls at the bar that were excellent and a great variety of draft beer. I will have to say I dont get out much but I can t wait to go back to the Irish mist.
Just came from The Irish Mist Pub. They advertise a pretty hearty brunch on Sunday's. This Sunday they would have been well off to cancel it and perhaps the entire day as well. They were only two people waiting tables and seemingly these same two doing the cooking. The buffet was the worst I have seen as far back as I can remember. The food was cold and terrible tasting. The omlet station was unmanned much of the time because I assume this person was in the kitchen trying to cook food to fill the depleted buffet. The wait staff was trying as hard as they could to accommodate everyone but they were visibly overwhelmed. I would not give this place a second try.
I don't know how this place got any good reviews. My boyfriend won a free restaurant.com gift certificate, so we decided to try Irish Mist, which is just a few blocks from where we lived. First of all, it's in a pretty bad area of Troy. We walked in, and like the other reviewer, it was completely empty, and we waited a while before anyone noticed we were there. We were about to leave, when someone wandered out from the back. The whole place was dingy, dusty, and shoddily decorated. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been swept in a year--cobwebs, and more than a couple dead bugs around.
Something about our waiter put me off, like he was ashamed to work there. And no wonder--the food was really bad. I noticed right away that the dishes weren't very clean. The salad bowl looked greasy, and when I finished eating the contents, there was a big, gross puddle of water in the bottom. We also had mussels as an appetizer, and they were actually okay. If I remember correctly I ordered a crab stuffed haddock for an entree. It was very heavy, and I don't know how fresh the seafood could have been, considering it didn't seem like they would have much turnover with only the two of us in the whole place. The side dish was green beans with a coating of what seemed like raspberry jam. My date ordered something that came with a side of homemade potato chips. He said that they tasted like they were fried in old oil (he was a fry cook, and can tell such things).
We got the bill and an 18% gratuity was included. I think this was part of the restaurant.com deal. We paid and left, and we got half a block away when the manager came running out, yelling at us with the check in hand. He caught up and asked, very aggressively, if there was something wrong with our meal, because we didn't leave a tip. Not wanting to get into the details, I pointed out that the tip was included. He apologized and invited us for a free drink next time we were in. A nice gesture, but no thanks. We won't be back.
In the end, we both ended up with stomachaches that persisted for days. Don't do it, even if it's free!