Friday, January 11, 2013

The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House at Mohegan Sun

This week we took a drive up to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT for lunch, shopping, and a little casino-ing!

Our main intent was to partake in Mohegan Sun's Restaurant Week, and when we saw that the Lansdowne Irish Pub and Music House was OPEN, we just knew we had to have lunch there! 

The Lansdowne opened only 12 days ago and is a welcome addition to the Mohegan Sun Casino   Its comfortable "pub feel" lets you walk away from the bright casino lights - and meander right into a great little place that brings you straight to the 'Heart-o-Dublin'! And even though the inside is HUGE - it is sectioned off so that each area has a nice little cozy feel to it.

There's quite an interesting story about the interior!  It was originally built in Ireland for the Lansdowne by fine Irish craftsmen, and then disassembled,  packed, and shipped over here to America in three cargo containers. The ship approached our New England shores right as Super Storm Sandy was getting ready to hit, so it detoured to the Carolina's before heading back up the East Coast to arrive here in CT.  Hence, the slight delay in the Lansdowne's opening.  The Irish craftsmen who originally assembled the fixtures in the "Mother-Land", arrived on our shores shortly thereafter, and worked non-stop to so that the Lansdowne could open in time for 2013!  

Folks, the interior is authentically Irish! Seating is roomy and comfortable with a charming  pub feel!

On to the food...

The menu is quite extensive and true to its Gaelic roots, with the customary corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and chicken, beef, and lamb pies. Oh yes, this is Irish comfort food at its best!  In addition, you'll find lots of pub fare, light salad offerings, and each night features a different special!

We were seated promptly upon arrival at a cute high top table for two, however, it was a little on the dim side for us, and when we requested a move, we were immediately and graciously relocated.  Although most of the restaurant does have that authentic dark tavern feel, there are many tables in other sections that are well lit.

Our server,Angela, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu offerings. Such a pleasure when you can ask questions about how items are prepared!

That's Angela on the left, and Bree on the right.

The Cowboy decided to go with traditional Irish fare and decided on the Corned Beef and Cabbage. (tender cooked corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots $16.00)

The corned beef was wonderful (and he let me take a bite - so I can vouch for this!) so flavorful and tender! The only complaint we might have was the cabbage was a bit on the mild side.  He and I are both used to the way I learned to cook cabbage using the water from the boiled corned beef.  (A trick I learned from my old days working at an Irish Pub). 

I decided to go with the Fish and Chips (crispy fried cod with pub chips, cole slaw, tartar sauce and lemon, $15.00).

...and here's another view to show how delicious it looked on the inside too!

Everything about this sandwich was delicious!  The greens were fresh, the fish was crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside, the fries were that perfect combination of golden brown and soft and tender on the inside.  And the cole slaw? WONDERFUL!  I am a true cole slaw aficionado, and when I find one that's good I need to shout it from the roof tops!  This was perfect, fresh cabbage, just the right amount of carrot, zingy vinegar, a dash of horseradish, and creamy mayonnaise   Not at all soggy - with just the right "bite"!  A splendid accompaniment to the fried cod!  

Again, service was excellent, with frequent stops to check if everything was okay and cooked to our liking.  In addition to Angela looking in on us, both the  Lansdowne's manager, and the general manager, Kevin Mcilwain, were circulating the dining room, checking on everything and everyone.

All in all, we had a great time visiting one of Mohegan Sun's newest additions and can't wait to go back again!

If you are visiting the Mohegan Sun, we heartily recommend that you visit the Lansdowne Irish Pub and Music House and enjoy some traditional Irish offerings!

 Source: Lansdowne

Fáilte! - The customary Irish welcome is spoken here!

 Lansdowne Irish Pub and Music House

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382 | Phone 860.862.BREW
Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
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Check out their website: HERE

Disclaimer:  Today we were the guests of Lansdowne but the opinions expressed herein are those of our own.

Do you have a favorite Irish pub that you visit?  
Do you like traditional Irish fare?
Have YOU ever tried bangers and mash?  (It's on MY bucket list!) 

I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

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  1. We're going next week. And no, I don't think we'll be trying the bangers and mash. LOL

  2. Did this take the place of the other Irish pub at Mohegan? My company has a trade show in the convention center every year and I usually go for a drink with work peeps to an Irish pub they all like (can't remember the name).

    Does Bill's Seafood in Westbrook qualify as an Irish pub :)?

    1. Yes, this was where the Dubliner formerly some additional square footage. It's huge!

      Yes! Bill's Seafood counts as an Irish pub...I used to go there years ago to see Dan Vece's 1918 Jazz Band. What a fun place! I think Jeff Barnhart who used to be his keyboard player still plays there.

      Well, now you have me hankering for a Bill's Seafood run. Hmmm.

    2. The Dubliner-that was it. I couldn't remember the name.

      One of my friends and I used to have a Sunday routine-sunset walk at Hammonassett from Meig's Point to West Beach and back then Bill's for dinner. We haven't gone in a while but I'm trying to get her to revive it tomorrow night.


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