|Ambiance |||Irish, Pub|
|Music Genres |||Irish & Celtic|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||King Subway Station|
|Cross Street |||Colborne & Yonge|
|Mon to Sat 11:30AM - 2AM|
Profile Last Updated: April 06, 2009
A splendid Irish pub on the fringes of the financial district, PJ O’Brien obsesses over its culinary companions to the Keith’s and Guinness poured every day. The lunch menu boasts delectable hors d’oeuvres, from tandoori-spiced chicken skewers to shrimp satays and crab cakes, not to mention duck liver pate toasts. Kilkenny ale fish and chips or Guinness stew combines both the food and drink, and dinner entrees include duck confit, striploin steak, or an Angus steak hamburger accompanied by all-Ireland champion baked potato fries. The Irish Breakfast, meanwhile, is comprised of bacon rashers, sausage, and black and white pudding alongside a couple of eggs with fried potatoes and broiled tomato. There is also a Saturday brunch that runs from 11:30am to 3pm. The atmosphere is friendly and genuine, and reflects the premise of the Irish pub as a place for relaxation and indulgence.
While the linen-covered tables at P.J.’s O’Brien are plentiful, the true Irish pub immersion requires sitting at the bar itself. And there’s a compact menu for that specific purpose – chips with mayonnaise, flat-iron steak sandwiches, charcoal-grilled baby back ribs, Harp lager-battered shrimp and the obligatory crab cakes. The bartenders are also an essential part of the culture, and the father and son ownership have preserved the establishment’s time-honored warmth. Live music, mostly of the Celtic variety, gives the authentic atmosphere that extra aural layer.
Wheelchair Access: No