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Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. Before you head out for a green-tinted lager after work, our friends at Yelp NYC suggest you get a hearty Irish breakfast at one of these four Manhattan eateries paying delicious homage to the Emerald Isle’s time-tested morning meal.
Tired of the traditional Irish bar model? You clearly haven’t been to The Dead Rabbit. If Lyft, Spotify, or Yelp (shameless plug) can claim they disrupted the status quo, Dead Rabbit can wave that same flag by ushering in a new way to experience the ages-old watering hole. With a modern, multi-level take on a bar and restaurant your great grandparents would recognize, it’s a breath of fresh air with up-to-date drinks, a hip vibe, and a classic, yet modern-day Irish breakfast (sunny-side eggs, beans, mushrooms, tomato, puddings, rashers, bangers, and toast) all generations will enjoy. 30 Water St., 646-422-7906
You may know April Bloomfield as the chef that made a lamb burger the most sought-after meat patty in the city, but if you haven’t been in The Breslin before noon, you’re missing out on a delicious (and elevated) version of a full Irish breakfast. And if for some reason black pudding freaks you out, an open mind will be rewarded handsomely here. 16 W. 29th St., 212-679-1939
Molly’s bills itself as “the most authentic Irish bar in New York,” and it might not be a far off statement. The address was first established as a bar in 1895. During Prohibition, it operated as a grocery store, and in the mid 1930s, following the repeal of Prohibition, the retail space once again began to serve alcohol to the masses. And since ownership changed in 1960 (the same ownership that stands in place today), they’ve boasted one of the best Irish breakfasts in the city for over half a century. The breakfast (deluxe!) includes two eggs, black and white pudding, Irish sausage, Irish bacon, a tomato, home fries, and an optional side of Irish baked beans. 287 Third Ave., 212-889-3361
If you think Keith McNally’s restaurant version of Thriller or Rumours doesn’t have a hit dedicated to Irish culture, you clearly haven’t listened to the LP end to end. In addition to steak frites and côte de bœuf, Balthazar also makes a mean full Irish breakfast. The x-factor is fried bread baked in-house to go alongside baked beans, bacon, two eggs, sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes. 80 Spring St., 212-965-1414
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