I'll confess, I used to g here often. Enough that Mahony should have been a spending category on my credit card statements. It was convenient and the atmosphere really is good. Warm carved wood, big windows, a good patio, clean and just the right mood lighting The drinks are also good.
The food? Well the food is, inconsistent at best and at worse, unpalatable. There's some things you just shouldn't touch and some dishes I'm not sure why they've been left on the menu. The steak bites taste like saw dust covered meat. It's very very bad. The thai chicken bites were equally revolting. They make a couple of tasty soups and most of the time, the cook can make the sandwiches but they are in desperate need of some quality control in that kitchen. At least, if they want to continue justifying their prices.
The owners, one behind the bar and one in front of the house really can take good care of their patrons. After a while though you get tired of sending food back so you just push it around your plate. drink more beer and contemplate what to do with hockey puck garlic bread. While I'm ranting, I wish someone would stop putting an overly ambitious selection of food on the menu. Thai, Irish, Italian, Indian, pub food all in one is too much for most kitchens to handle and this one is no exception.
Oh - if you are looking for a deck with a band in the summer. They have one. You can have a beer with a friend and enjoy the summer night air and the live music. That does redeem Mahony & Sons, but just barely.