The short ribs and the sloppy joe shine at this extremely lively Cap Hill gastropub. They take their burgers and beer very seriously here as well.
Lots of great little dishes on the menu, but the dish that stuck with me most was the pretzel with rarebit. Don't miss!
Known more for their gastropub food than their 14 beers on tap, Quinn's takes everything they serve seriously. Great beers, including several made by Trappist monks. Get the burger or the wild boar sloppy joe.
Stellar beer bottle and bourbon/whiskey list, with rotating and seasonal taps and a delicious menu to boot. Great for a drink, late night snack or even a heart to heart with a knowledgable bartender.
A rightful focus on beer but don't forget wine and cocktails. Pro staff with a sense of humor. Great burger and many inventive dishes.
Comfort Food Reigns Supreme. Comfort reigns supreme at this always-packed neighborhood gastropub – from the creative pub food to the casual vibe. The clientele runs the gamut from hardcore beer geeks to a well-heeled cocktail-sipping crowd. Sit at a table near the floor to ceiling windows and watch the colorful cast of characters that frequent Pike Street. Or belly up to the bar with fellow imbibers over more than a dozen beers on tap, plus several by the bottle, lambic and sour, and trappist ale selections. Many wines are also available in a half bottle format. Although the meat-heavy menu is divided into small and large plates, a few small plates will easily suffice for a meal. Don’t miss the Painted Hills beef tartare, wild boar sloppy joe and the potato gnocchi with rabbit ragout. Quinn’s is open until 1 a.m. every night (2 a.m. on weekends) and within walking distance of some of the city’s best live music venues.
Fun atmosphere, good, different food.
I like Quinns. All the exposed rafters, hardwood and dark colors makes for a really cool scene. Great beers on draft, good whiskey selection, decent wine list. Wild Boar sliders are tangy, sweet, and just the right amount of fatty, served with fried sage leaves and a roasted jalapeno. And the pork belly cobb is one of my favorite salads in the city. Crispy/chewy/tender pork belly with a big pile of mache and cucumbers on top and a soft boiled egg in a tangy dressing that counters the fatty belly perfectly.
Time to get on my soapbox for a minute: I don't understand why all the protesters decided to target Quinn's. Maybe because it's so visible and "in" at the moment? Either way I can't stand it. Protesting Foie Gras, which IS (generally) humanely produced by small, family owned businesses. They are doing a disservice by passing out their propaganda and flooding review sites like Citysearch with useless reviews (just look below).
Anyway, great food, beers, good staff and atmosphere. Try Quinn's out. If you don't support foie gras, don't order it. If its not selling, they will take it off the menu. Looks to be selling. I like it half off on Mondays (I think).
First off, been to Quinns several times, service has been going downhill as popularity rises. Walked in tonight to meet some friends. Host's podium was deserted, and no other customers were waiting. As I was waiting to someone to notice me standing there, 3 other parties lined up behind me. The host ( blond 20 something girl) wandered back, and asked how many in my party. I said three, but I wanted to order food right away. The host said that it would be about 5 minutes to clear a table if I wanted to wait. I said "sure" and stood aside for her to help the other customers. She sat all three parties immediatly (around 8 people total) the came back to me and said " I just sat alot of tables, so it's going to be about 15-20 minutes"
I left and wentto one of the other numerous restaurants in the area . La Spiga has great servie BTW.
Delicious.. Ate here the other day, the bone marrow was fabulous. And for all you foie gras haters, stay away, I shall eat your portion as well. Cry a river about that, all animal slaughter is cruel, look at all the videos. Become a vegan or shut the hell up.
Lame.. I would just like to say, I went in with an open mind. But the experience was lame. Only thing cool was the location. Some of the menu items sounded interesting, but when our food came it was nasty. At least I could stare out the window the whole time, while my boyfriend slurped down his--in his words--"salty duck liver." Gross, thanks for the mental image.
close-minded alert!!. At first I was enjoying my meal then the foie gras protesters came. It wasn't the protesters that ruined my dinner, but the managers of Quinn's. It really upset me that they wouldn't even speak to the protesters, whom I later found out had good reason to be there. If you ask me, if the owners of Quinn's won't even consider taking one pesky (and extremely cruel) item off their menu, well they're selfish. I don't like eating around selfish people, you won't see me at Quinn's until foie gras is off their menu.
NOT a date place.. Take your date someplace else, guys. Don't ruin your chances by trying to impress your girl with Quinn's. What a mistake. And FOR GOD SAKES don't make her eat that force-fed foie gras junk. She was NOT impressed. Damn.
Please ask Quinn's to STOP selling foie gras, a cruel product.
People that eat this product are either completely ignorant or totally lame. Please....don't be lame. Whether or not you believe an animal is suffering for this product, one thing is for sure: An animal died for it unnecessarily for pleasure and profit.
Also, please consider veganism in regards to your food and your clothing. Non-violence is extremely cool and good for you, the environment and animals!
foie gras is cruel.
Quinn's serves foie gras....a cruel product. Please ask them to remove it from their menu.
Also, please think about your participation in animal exploitation in general.
Foie Gras -- Yuk. Quinn's needs to stop selling foie gras. In offering this product, they are directly supporting extreme animal suffering. I have seen the videos and have read all the information. The ducks that are used to create this product undergo immense suffering. They are kept in incredibly cramped and filthy conditions and are force fed until their livers expand to several times their normal size. Many choke to death or freeze to death before they can even be slaughtered. Others literally burst open from the force feeding. There is simply no way to make foie gras humanely and there is no excuse for this kind of animal cruelty. Please ask the chef to take foie gras off the menu and do not patronize Quinn's until they do.
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