About as Irish as the Brookside/Waldo area gets, the Gaf is a fairly cozy neighborhood pub on Wornall that attracts a mixed crowd of neighborhood types (families, old folks, and a lot of single men) with reasonably priced food and friendly service. It has about the same number of Irish whiskeys as it does flavored vodkas, but its dark-wood interior, fancy bar stools and dim lighting make it a Guinness kind of place. Depending on who's working behind the artifact-laden bar (and whether a soccer or rugby game is showing on one of the flat screens), the Gaf can be good for a quiet pint alone with a book or for revving up with friends and a Car Bomb before a Waldo pub crawl.

Restaurant Details

After a 70-year run, the former Romanelli Grill was quietly transformed into a brassier Irish pub called The Gaf in 2005. Both the old bar and dining room got a spiffy — and long overdue — interior makeover by proprietors James O’Brien and Ireland native Ray Dunlea. The signature Romanelli Grill fried catfish is still on the menu, but the other choices range from Dublin fare (Irish stew, shepherd’s pie) to upscale bistro dishes, including steaks, fresh fish, pasta and crème brûlée. — Charles Ferruzza

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Price: $$-$$$
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash

Parking: Lot Available, Street


Reservations: Accepted


Attire: casual


Entertainment: Second and fourth Saturdays - live Irish music 3pm-6pm


Extra Info: smoking at bar only

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