On Sunday, Roz and Hal treated us to dinner at Tom Bergin's Tavern on Fairfax Avenue, right near our house. Bergin's had been closed for a long time while the new owners were renovating the kitchen and cleaning up the dining and bar areas. When it first re-opened, I heard a few negative remarks about the food. Irish food isn't known for it's gourmet qualities. However, after a few months of fine-tuning, it sounded like the chef had improved the food, so we decided to give it a try.
|The dining room looks great|
I'm please to announce that the look of the place is the same, except cleaner and brighter. The old 4-leaf clovers are still on the walls and ceiling of the bar. The wooden booths are still there. Those red leather Captain's chairs and fireplace are still in the dining room. The menu has improved!
|the classic Iceberg Wedge w/Bleu Cheese and Bacon|
|Traditional Cottage Pie|
|Grilled White Fish|
I ordered the Cottage Pie...small, but delicious. Larry ordered the white fish of the day...excellent. Roz and Hal had a Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, which looked yummy. Larry and I split the Iceberg Wedge with Bleu Cheese and Bacon...a classic. For dessert we shared the Apple Bread Pudding...very tasty. The Guinness was flowing and we all had a delightful time! We'll definitely return to this comfortable, neighborhood pub.
Tom Bergin's Tavern
840 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036