There’s a new spot for Irish and Belgian fare, along with beer and whiskey, in Rosslyn.
“Quinn’s on the Corner” opened on the ground floor of the 1776 Wilson Blvd (at the corner of Wilson and N. Quinn Street) office building earlier today, according to owner Reese Gardner, the restaurateur behind other local business like Copperwood Tavern, Dudley’s Sport and Ale and Irish Whiskey in the District.
The eatery, which Gardner describes as a “casual neighborhood pub with a food-first focus,” serves a menu of Belgian and Irish grub that includes mussel pots, fish and chips and several types of savory waffles topped with ingredients like fried lobster and creamed corned beef.
Behind a wraparound oak bar, staffers pour 27 kinds of Irish whiskeys, a selection that is one of the largest in the area, said Gardner.
“Our goal is to get up to where Irish Whiskey is,” Gardner added. “About 50 to 55 whiskeys.”
The bar also serves beer, wine and a small list of cocktails.
Though it originally was pitched as a hangout for Virginia Tech fans, Gardner said that idea was scrapped in favor of a more general sports theme. However, each weekend, the bar’s televisions will show Penn State and Virginia Tech games with sound.
“Rosslyn was a little underserved for a place to come watch the game,” Gardner said. “We’re excited about it.”