Canadian Favorite “Poutine” on Kildare’s Menu

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2007



Check out Michael Klein’s Food & Drinq blog for the latest addition to Kildare’s Menu:

Dave Magrogan, who rolled out his first Kildare’s four years ago, is retooling the concept under his new corporate chef, Brian Duffy, who recently left The Shanachie in Ambler. New menu is best described as “Euro gastro-pub.” Or “New Celtic.” Either way, they’re also serving that french fry-like French Canadian treat called poutine.

They’ve started with the location on Head House Square in Philly, and will put it on in Manayunk by the end of the year. All told, Kildare’s has six locations.

Kildare’s New Menu (at Headhouse Square only)

Gastro-pub Fare
Poutine – Hand Cut Fries topped with Cheese Curd & Brown Gravy $8

Farmhouse Cheese Plate – a Selection of Artisan Cheeses with Grapes, Raspberry
Coulis & Jacobs Crackers $11

Kildare’s Nachos – House Made Potato Chips topped with Melted Cheese, Salsa,
Guacamole & Sour Cream $8 Add Chicken or Beef $5

Euro Chips – Hand Cut Fries, your choice of Natural, Curry, Garlic, Cheese or Malt Vinegar $4

Veggie Flag Fries – Julienne Zucchini, Squash, Carrots & Yukon Gold Potatoes, seasoned & flash fried, sided with Spicy Chipotle Ketchup $7

BFG Wings – three steps, baked, fried & grilled with a Tangy Jameson Glaze, sided with
Cashel Blue Cheese & Smokey Wing Sauce $9

Charcuterie Plate – Cured Meats, Mustards, Raisin Relish, Olives, Grilled Crostini & Flatbreads $13

Potato Cake with House Cured Salmon “Gravlax” – Salty, Sweet with a hint of Jameson’s & sided with Capers, Eggs & Red Onions $9

Crab & Cheese Dip – Brown Crab & Irish Cheeses in a Creamy Dip baked & served in a Bread Bowl with Veggies & Flatbreads to Dip $9

Grilled Artichoke – Sea Salt & Herbed Honey Butter $7

Calamari – flash fried with Candied Onions & Treacle $9

Oysters – East Coast & West Coast Selections, offered by the Half Dozen

Beer Steamed Mussels – P.E.I. Mussels steamed with Hoegaarden, Lemon & Lime with Leeks, Thyme & Roma Tomatoes in Butter $8

Soups & Salads
Oyster Stew – freshly shucked with Mire Poix, Potatoes, Herbs $9

Roasted Tomato Black & Tan – a Creamy Tomato Bliss made with Guinness & Harp, topped with Grilled Cheese Croutes $5

Seafood Chowder – Shrimp, Crab, Salmon & Cod in a Vegetable Broth with
a Touch of Sherry $6

ChickPea Salad – Marinated Garbanzo Beans, Micro Greens Radicchio in a Wonton Bowl with Shaved Asparagus, Carrots & Fried Leeks $9

Kildare’s Salad – Mixed Greens, Asparagus & Oven Dried Tomatoes, Black & Wheat Croutes $6

Smoked Salmon Salad – Oak Smoked Salmon Wrapped Greens with Seedless Cucumber, Red Peppers, Red Onion, Avocado & Carrots with a Caper Red Onion Vinaigrette $9

Wedge – Iceberg, Black River Blue Cheese, Diced Tomatoes & Applewood Smoked Bacon $7

Caesar Salad – Chopped Hearts of Romaine, Shaved 5 Year Cheddar & Tomato $7
Add Chicken $4 Add Shrimp $6 Add Salmon $6

Goat Cheese Salad – Micro & Mixed Greens, Fried Beans, Fresh Herb Crusted Goat Cheese & Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $9

Crunchy Fruit & Cheese Salad – Sliced Apples, Raspberries, Black River Blue Cheese
& Field Greens with Candied Walnuts & Citrus Vanilla Vinaigrette $9

Celtic Cuisine
Guinness Stew $15
We Promise this to be a Classic, slowly braised Locally Grown Hereford Beef with Farmhouse Veggies in Guinness Gravy

Shepherds Pie $15
Ground Beef braised with Carrots & Sweet Onions in a Brown Gravy topped with Peas & baked with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Crispy Fried Onions

Bangers & Mash $14
Donnelly Sausages over Champ Potatoes with Candied Onions & Demi Glace

Fish & Chips $15
Cold Water Alaskan Cod dipped in Ale Batter & sided with House Made Chips

& Sweet Gherkin Remoulade

Roasted Chicken Cottage Pie $15
Savory Free Range Pulled Chicken with Veggies & Potatoes in a Cream Broth

topped with Puff Pastry & baked

Irish Breakfast $11
Bangers, Rashers, Beans, Roasted Tomato, Eggs & Black & White Pudding

Boxtys & Toasties
The Irish Boxty Originated in the Northern Connacht

Chicken Boxty – marinated & grilled with Wexford Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion $8

Philly Cheesesteak Boxty – with Onions, Mushrooms & Cream Cheese Sauce $9

Veggie Boxty – Baby Lima Beans, Wild Mushrooms & Grilled Veggies $7

Chef’s Boxty – the Classic Boxty topped with our Chef’s Daily Creations $8

Tomato, Cheese & Onion Toasty – Thick Cut Toast with Sliced Roma Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese & Carmalized Red Onions $7

Apple & Goat Cheese Toasty – Sliced Washington Apples, Goat Cheese & Flatbreads, pressed & sided with Tarragon Honey $9

Tarra Brown Salmon $21
Atlantic Salmon with a Tarragon & Brown Sugar Marinade roasted with Asparagus & a Jumbo Lump Crab Cream

Crab Cake $22
Brown Claw & Lump Crab in a Shrimp Mousseline to bind over Potato Papardelli with Braised Spinach

Free Range Roasted Chicken $17
a Half Chicken Marinated with Ale & Stout Sided with Black River Blue Cheese Champ Potatoes, Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower

Seafood Coddle $21
a European Seafood Stew; Shrimp, Cod, Scallops & Mussels with Onions, Potatoes, Rashers & Bangers in a Savory Broth

NY Strip Steak $24
Seasoned & grilled with a Warmed Herbed Potato Salad & Grilled Veggie Sticks,

topped with Crispy Onions

Burgers & Sandwiches
All Burgers & Sandwiches are served with Fries

Substitute Seasonal Fruit for $1 Additional Toppings 75¢

The EU Burger – 10 oz of Certified Angus Beef griddled with Cheddar & Swiss Cheeses, Cured Artisan Meats, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on an Onion Roll $13

Dubliner Burger – 8 oz Angus Beef grilled with a Rasher, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a Sourdough Roll & your choice of a topping $9

Grilled Chicken Sandwich – marinated & topped with Shaved Coolea Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a Multi Grain Roll $8

Crab Cake Sandwich – flash fried with Sweet Gherkin Remoulade on an Onion Roll $10

Vegetarian Sandwich – Baby Lima Beans, Wild Mushrooms & Grilled Veggies on a Whole Wheat Pita $7

Salmon Sandwich – Grilled Salmon with Guacamole, House Pickled Red Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a Multigrain Roll $9

Tuna Sandwich – Grilled Tuna with Cajun Dust, Raisin Relish & Roma Tomatoes on a Grilled Multigrain Roll $9

Sunday – Kildare’s Black & Tan – Guinness Stew & Bass Ale $16
Monday – ½ Moon – ½ Free Range Roasted Chicken & Blue Moon $16
Tuesday – Aphrodisiac Night – 1 Dozen Oysters & 2 Glasses of Wine $21
Wednesday – Hump Day – A Whale of an EU Burger & Budweiser with a Lime $13
Thursday – Ménage à Trois – Grilled Artichoke, Irish Cheese Plate & Calamari $19



Kildare’s Headhouse Square
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147