My fiance and future in-laws went to Paddy's Pub on a Friday evening. Even though I had read the Yelp reviews, I still thought it was going to be a semi dive-y place just from the name. Boy was I mistaken. We walked into a crowded front bar area and after asking a staff member how we get a table, they pointed us to the manager. When we were told it would be about a 20 minute wait we said no problem, we'll grab a beer from the bar. They had a nice draft selection, and it was pretty easy to get the bartenders attention. We were standing around chatting and 10 minutes after putting our name down we were getting seated.
We were there at a normal dinner hour , but noticed the clientele was a little older. It was actually a nice atmosphere because it wasn't too loud and seemed like it was a place to enjoy a meal/dinner and good conversation with your tablemates. The menu was exhaustive and it felt like the pub was stuck between an Irish and Italian identify with traditional entrees of Shepard's pie and Chicken Parm. The waitress gave a few recommendations but they were all over the place so a couple of us go a risotto special, I got the fish and chips, and maybe someone got the Shepard's pie. When the food was delivered we were shocked by the portions - they were huge!! 3 of the 4 of us had leftovers. The risotto was really good - creamy and flavorful - though it lost some of that flavor as a leftover. The fish and chips were perfect - big pieces of lightly breaded fish - and tasty french fries. We left with full bellies and happy. And the prices seemed pretty good. Definitely a place we'll take the 'rents to for dinner, or maybe have a bite to eat in the front bar area ourselves.
I'm a big fan of this place. Â I've been here three times, and every experience has been really great. Â The service was prompt and friendly, the drinks were tasty and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere was perfect - just a great, local pub. Â The best part about Paddy's is the food. Â I've had a burger and a pasta dish from their menu, and both were delicious. Â This is my go-to spot in Newton to take people. Â :)Review Source: