There are plenty of Irish pubs and restaurants in Carmel, but the people behind Langton’s say their new location at the Carmel City Center will be more authentic.
“Plenty of places can throw a few shamrock posters on the wall and call themselves an Irish pub,” said Rob Hoersdig, director of operation for CLB Restaurants. “We did the research and put in the time to make this a truly authentic Irish pub like one you’d find overseas.”
Langton’s, at 720 Range Line Rd., Carmel, opened on Aug. 10 for dinner service with full lunch and dinner starting the following week. Brunch will begin in the near future.
One of the major differences is the layout and feel. Stone and wood from overseas was shipped to create two bars, one upstairs and one downstairs. Little corners and nooks were built to create an intimate setting with quiet places to hide and chat over a European beer. Private rooms feature tables of eight to ten that can be reserved.
Each table has its own TV and many of the screens can be controlled directly by the customer at the table. Soccer matches and NFL football will frequently drive customers, Hoersdig said.
Langton’s is owned by the same company as Matt the Miller’s Tavern and is located directly next door, but Hoersdig said it should have a different feel.
“Matt the Miller’s is a restaurant with a great bar but Langton’s is a bar that has really good food,” he said. “Obviously, the market will decide but we expect a different percentage of drink sales compared to food sales.”
The menu includes both Irish and American fare. Specialties include their ‘Paddy’ melt, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, cottage pie, Rueben rolls, Guinness beef stew and pub wings with Irish whiskey BBQ sauce. Most items cost around $10 to $15.
Besides the European beers on tap, the bar features specialty cocktails showcasing Irish whiskey. The Blackberry Cooler has Paddy’s Irish whiskey, simple syrup, lime juice, soda water, blackberries and lemon.