One of my all time local favorites is The Wilde Rover Irish Pub Restaurant. This popular Kirkland pub borrows part of its name from the well known Irishman, Oscar Wilde. By their own admission devoted to "good food, drink, conversation, entertainment and friends" the atmosphere of this local place, here in the heart of beautiful downtown Kirkland since 2006, is truly as if you'd wandered into a pub in Dublin fot the evening. It's a place friends meet, families meet, and even my scuba diving club meets for traditional Irish fare such as Shepard's Pie, Corned Beef and Bacon Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread BLT, Colconnan & Sausages, and Guinness Lamb Stew. And of course the fully stocked bar is never at a loss to serve Guinness, which I grew extremely fond of while taking a trip to Ireland and visiting their Brewery.
Most important point, this place has a romantic feel and as well, it truly captures the neighborhood "Pub" flavor better than almost any I know, it's always worth a visit!!
Downtown Kirkland is a vibrant, walkable center of shopping, dining and activity that rings all the bells. Real Estate within walking distance is in high demand and ranges from elegant family homes in Houghton to veritable lakefront estates west of market, to older family homes on the hills east of market, to elegant condos tucked in right around the downtown. For a quick glance at what's new on the market this week, see below. Here's a map of the neighborhoods: Neighborhood Map (PDF-286 kb)
Here are new listings in Kirkland: