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Eamonn's a letdown
  • gamerj December 10, 2012 - 4:49 pm #60825 Reply

    I waited and waited for Eamonns to open on the pike just to be disappointed.  I had hopes that it would notice the surrounding competition and at least put up something comparable to William Jeffrey’s.  Instead, not only is it’s food subpar and wierd but the drinks are way over the top expensive.  I don’t even like the dining area atmosphere.  It is a mix between sitting at church, in a park, and in some creepy alley with that white light coming from the tacky drink cooler.   I mean, put up some darn curtains so they strangers and homeless people can’t fishbowl into the restaurant only to meet me staring them dead in the eye while I eat my chili cheese fries. (the only thing worth the price on the menu)  Not to mention the decoration which makes me feel like I should either be party of a motorcycle club or be wearing an affliction shirt everytime I go in there.

    Am I crazy or is anyone else on the same page as me?

    Arlingtoon December 10, 2012 - 5:23 pm #60827 Reply

    I haven’t been to this location, but I’m disappointed to read your review, as well as some comments on another thread about P. Brennan’s (I think).  I’ve been to the one in Old(e) Town(e) and liked it a lot.  Too bad the Arlington branch isn’t up to snuff.

    Tabby_TwoTone December 10, 2012 - 5:23 pm #60828 Reply

    More or less. I’m generally not gung-ho about cocktails, and of course the TNT bar is all about their cocktails.

    Happy hour ending at 6:44 is cutesy and inconvenient.

    I had a burger which was terribly mediocre and totally overpriced. The fries were old and stale (which I told them…and got “oh, we’ll look into that” back).

    I like the way it looks though, and the chicken tender things are tasty.

    gamerj December 10, 2012 - 5:28 pm #60829 Reply

    From what I was told the Old Town location sounds MUCH better.  I will have to check that one out.

    Rick December 10, 2012 - 8:54 pm #60840 Reply

    I’ve been to the Old Town one only, but I thought it was passable. I’m not big into the fish so I had the chicken pieces, they didn’t taste fishy so they kept their fryers separate, and split a fried milky way, which was also pretty good. A 12oz soda can for a giant bag of oil and sodium doesn’t cut it, I with they’d get a coke machine.

     

    None of you have me running out of the house for the one on Columbia, though.

    MissKittenCat December 11, 2012 - 10:57 am #60871 Reply

    I’m one of those people who have been fish-bowling outside even during construction and now while its open. i don’t see any reason to go into that place. Too many times have looked in.

    SARL December 11, 2012 - 11:21 am #60874 Reply

    Yeah, I completely agree with the OP’s comments, unfortunately. I was most excited about TNT. I’ve given two separate chances to be wow-ed enough by the drinks to stomach the $14 tag–they may be good drinks, and  I know that quantity doesn’t equal quality, but still can’t bring myself to do it when I live 5 blocks away and much prefer the comfort of my living room to a rock n roll themed bar (not even sure who the target demographic for that is  … I’m a 28-yo female, and it’s not me). Not trying to bash this place too hard — but similar to the OP, I was curious what the actual opinion was from locals, and would be curious to know if they are on track with their business goals for this location.

    Deadite December 11, 2012 - 1:12 pm #60893 Reply

    I just looked at some pictures of that TNT place and noticed something that’s been bugging me for a while: why do a lot of new restaurants/bars think that exposed ductwork somehow looks “edgy” or “trendy”? No, it looks like sh-t. Put a real ceiling in so it doesn’t look like the construction is half finished and maybe then I’ll consider dropping $14 on one of your drinks.

    And SARL – you look much older than 28 in your avatar!

    7-11-bum December 11, 2012 - 2:52 pm #60919 Reply

    I actually really like the decor / ductwork / dining area seating / view of outside . I just think the battered/fried fish sucks a$$. The bar area is fun if you’re drinking alcohol, but if you’re just there to eat, drinking soda out of a can ruins the dining experience.

    Chris Slatt December 12, 2012 - 1:25 pm #61021 Reply

    I’m partial – eat there often.  Love the chips, love the fish and when I’m not in the mood for fish I’m partial to the “dream burgher”.  They have baked fish now for people who can’t stomach the grease also.  Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

    I love the taste of the cocktails at TNT (they make their own bitters, and juice their own fruit fresh each day) but I don’t think the overall experience works.  At PX in Old Town, the whole experience is awesome – the decor, the service, the vibe, the cocktails.  At TNT the cocktails are still awesome and the service is quite good but the rest of the experience lacks and that makes you feel like the cocktails are overpriced (in my opinion).

    bikeme December 12, 2012 - 11:55 pm #61076 Reply

    gamerj- you are SO right.

    decor? awful, and they don’t fit into the ‘hood

    and you can see their ‘storeroom’ boxes and crap from the sidewalk

    food?- P Brennans has them in spades

    the cocktails are good, and actually worth the price.

    but still a waste of space

    Deadite December 14, 2012 - 12:20 am #60886 Reply

    Just looked at some pictures of that TNT place on Yelp and saw something that’s been bugging me for a while: why do a lot of new bars/restaurants think that exposed ductwork somehow looks “trendy” or “edgy”? No, it looks like shit. Put a real ceiling in so it doesn’t look like the construction is half finished and maybe I’ll consider dropping $14 on one of your drinks.

    Deadite December 14, 2012 - 12:20 am #60888 Reply

    I just looked at some pictures of that TNT place and noticed something that’s been bugging me for a while: why do a lot of new restaurants/bars think that exposed ductwork somehow looks “edgy” or “trendy”? No, it looks like shit. Put a real ceiling in so it doesn’t look like the construction is half finished and maybe then I’ll consider dropping $14 on one of your drinks.

    And SARL – you look much older than 28 in your avatar!

    novasteve December 14, 2012 - 12:20 am #60894 Reply

    Don’t make fun of people with Progyria

    gamerj December 15, 2012 - 5:11 pm #61295 Reply

    Look who makes an appearance! O.o

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