You can’t get more Irish than a pub founded by a former Guinness employee. Irish-born Mark Kirwan unveiled his eponymous Kirwan’s on the District Wharf last fall and one of the highlights is the Irish Brunch. Kirwan’s ambience is warm and cozy with real Gaelic flair.
Try zesty, horseradish-laced bloody Mary’s, corned beef hash crowned with a perfect poached egg (you can order your eggs any style). Fish and chips are feather-light, delicately breaded cod, almost like tempura. Pub fries are properly crisp. Standard brunch options — eggs Benedict, eggs with crab meat, etc. are also available.
Standouts on the regular menu are classic Caesar salad, grilled salmon, steak sauced with Jameson whiskey, shepherd’s pie and lamb stew. Open 11-3 Sat. and Sun. Kirwan’s is at 749 Wharf St. SW. Call 202-554-3818.