Sean Ryan Pub – Restaurant Review

Sean Ryan’s has been a part of Vero’s downtown landscape for the past 5 years and is one of the most authentic Irish pubs in the area. I just found out that my friend, Chef Chet Perrotti has been the Executive Chef here for the past year, so I had to stop by and check it out! While he is best known around town for fine Italian dining, I was curious to see what influences he would have on an Irish menu. While you will find your typical Irish pub favorites on the menu such as fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage, and shepherds pie, Chef Perrotti suggested that I try a few non-Irish dishes to see the diversity of their menu and all it has to offer.

In case you are not familiar with Sean Ryan’s, it’s located in the heart of downtown Vero Beach on 14th Ave across from the old theater. Ample parking can be found behind the building with additional street parking if the lot is full. Upon entry into the restaurant, the large centrally located bar is the predominant dining room feature, with additional seating along the sides, and a private room near the back that can hold up to 50 people.

Now let’s dive right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!

Front Entrance off of 14th Ave
Dining Room / Main Bar
From Left to Right: SRP Chocolate Martini and a Jamison Irish Mule
Roasted Beet Salad – Arugula, sliced pears, oranges, almonds, goat cheese, shaved fennel, and dressed with a white balsamic vinaigrette. This salad was huge! Lots of great flavors and textures, and everything was so fresh!
Ahi Tuna Nachos – Served over wonton chips, cabbage slaw, mango salsa, and dressed with a cucumber wasabi drizzle. The dish had such a fresh cucumber and sweet mango aroma when they sat it down in front of me. It was crunchy, sweet, and a little bit of heat from the wasabi drizzle.
Mahi Mahi Francese – Served over sautéed spinach. This is exactly the type of dish I expect when I know Chef Perrotti is running the kitchen. Just look at the color on that Mahi! The fish filet was cooked and seasoned to perfection, and the sauce was bright and lemony and was quite tasty!
Crème Brulee Cheesecake – Two of my favorite desserts rolled into one! The cheese cake was a NY style with a thin layer of caramelized sugar on top. It was just perfect!

Sean Ryan Pub
Address: 2019 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 217-2183
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30am – 9:00pm, Closed on Monday

Written by Thomas Miller

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