One of my favorite pubs in the city, mainly because of the restaurant-quality food. My significant other and I have been going here since moving to the 'hood three years ago, as a Shilling-burger and some pints of Guinness keeps me regular every week. She loves going back-n-forth between the salads and the traditional Irish fare. They do a good job of rotating some of the draft lines, and always seem to have something new and interesting, to add variety to the typical staples. Sund...view moreay brunch is good also, even if it's just one of the friendly bartenders and you - always fun to have an Irish breakfast to start the day, without the normal hustle you see elsewhere in NYC.view less
The Full Shilling
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Phone: (212) 422-0036
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- Downtown Manhattan, Financial District
- Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Irish, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
This is a true downtown after work spot that qualifies as a neighborhood joint too. There is just the right mix of good beer, good crowd, and good food. The bar and the bartenders are great. I can even have a nice glass of wine with a great pasta for dinner if I want to sit down. While it's not the average pub, it does seems to have quite a few regulars. Stop in. You won't be sorry.
My husband & I recently moved to Battery Park City and happily stumbled upon The Full Shilling while exploring downtown. We'll gladly make the 10 minute walk from home for the cozy atmosphere, excellent pub food and my husband's favorite beer on tap. If only they were open on weekends!
I recently moved to the neighborhood and hoped to find a good local pub. AVOID the Full Shilling! The first time I went, though the bar was mostly empty, we waited for several minutes to get noticed. When the bartender finally stopped chatting with her friends, she strutted past us to take the order of people who had come in several minutes after us. Oh well, I said. Made the HUGE mistake of going back the next week because everything else was closed. At 9:00 exactly we asked to order ...view moredinner and the bartender said the kitchen closed at 9:00 - after he saw us looking at menus for about 10 minutes and didn't bother to take our order. Jerk. Then he had the nerve to pick a fight with us over the time. Major attitude. This place should be shut down. Get out of our neighborhood.view less
I end up here fairly often as it's right around the corner from my beloved's office. And if it were just a pleasant, friendly, spacious pub with a good beer selection, that would be enough. But on top of that, they have an excellent kitchen turning out a selection of well-handled ""traditional fare"" plus a wider choice of varied entries, all of which are stand head and shoulders above the usual standard.
Caveat: we don't suffer an after-work crowding problem, as we're usually th...view moreere to eat as well, and the dining room is usually sparsely populated right then. If you just drop in for a drink at that time, though, prepare to call yourself Mister Sardine.view less
One word to describe this emerald jewel on pearl street near the diamond district: GUINNESS. at the full shilling they dont simply pour you a guiness. They build one for you. Tremendous. It almost makes you forget about the food. Almost, but not quite. With a menu that ranges from the simple to the exquisite they have something for the most peculiar of palattes.
This bar/restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Manhattan---To people other than those who work or live in the Financial District that is. It is the most authentic Irish bar in Manhattan, which is immediately evident when you first have a look at its absolutely gorgeous décor. It has a 107-year-old bar that the owners actually shipped over from Belfast! The Guinness is honestly the best pint in the city, hands down (and I've had Guinness at many Irish pubs in this city), and ...view morethe food is really, really excellent. They serve both Irish fare and American dishes as well. The staff couldn't be friendlier, and now they're open on Saturdays, a welcome site in the Financial District. The Full Shilling is definitely worth checking out.view less