About Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

It is perhaps fitting that the Murphy family motto is "Fortis et Hospitable" which, roughly translated, means brave and hospitable. The process of building a 200 seat contemporary Irish restaurant in a run down, 1920's former funeral home has been a project of epic proportions; definitely nt a journey for the faint-hearted. The brainchild of Jim Murphy who, prior to his death early in 2003, had dreamed of bringing a contemporary twist to Irish cuisine in Chicago. Already the owner of the very popular Wrigleyville bar, Murphy's Bleachers, he felt that fine dining had yet to make its debut in his hometown. The building's structure has been painstakingly renvated by Joe Zapora, with many of the best of the original features being preserved. Artisans and craftspeople alike have been involved with the project, blending modern elements with the old to create a warm, inviting and unique environment.

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User Reviews for Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

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food
  • Went for a late lunch on Sunday thinking there would be more of a crowd, but it was a ghost town. Have to say, after reading all the reviews about how ...
  • We were there for brunch. Chilled cucumber soup was terrific...
  • Best ribs ever! My husband had these at a festival this summer and has been obsessing over going back to get them....
ambiance
  • This is a great restaurant. I am a cook and a foodie...
service
  • One omelette order was wrong. This could be just an awesome place if they get their "service act" together...
  • We were seated upstairs in a very pretty room with exposed brick and large windows. Food was delicious and service was excellent...
value
  • always good and reasonable prices...
  • Eric

    Food

    7

    Decor

    10

    Service

    7

    I have eaten quite a few times at Mrs Murphy's. The staff is pretty good. The food can be a bit hit or miss. They do make one hell of burger. It is a great piece of meat topped with french fried onions, cheese and bacon. The burger never fails. I have had the fish fry a few times. The fish has varied from great to below average. Sometimes they over bread it and it isn't as good. The decor is spot on. Really great place for a beer and a burger.

    I Ate:

    • Burger: Perfect ($11)

    Overall Rating

    7.8

    "Great"