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PJ Horgan’s Opens Kitchen After Much Anticipation, Revealing New Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Menus

Fish and Chips (Photo provided by PJ Hogran’s)

Jan. 21, 2019 Sponsored Story

PJ Horgan’s, a gastropub with deep roots in Sunnyside, officially opened its long-awaited kitchen two weeks ago, after construction and permitting stalled its launch ever since the establishment re-located to 49-02 Skillman Ave. in March.

PJ Horgan’s on 49th. St. and Skillman Ave.

The new kitchen, helmed by executive chef Ben Morrison, serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight seven days a week, and brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

From traditional Irish fare to dishes with hints of French and Indian inspiration, the food at PJ Horgan’s ranges from familiar bar snacks to gourmet meals comprised of ingredients from all over the world.

“We pride ourselves in cooking home-style foods, using only fresh, high-quality ingredients that our customers will really appreciate,” said Morrison.

Oak Smoked Cheeseburger (Photo provided by PJ Hogran’s)

Food items from the new lunch menu include the Oak Smoked Cheeseburger, served on a brioche bun with smoked bacon, crispy onions, smokey mayo, dill pickle and fries; Crispy Free Range Chicken Wings served nude or smothered in one of three different sauces; and the Home Fried Corn Nachos, topped with guacamole, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and a choice of pulled brisket, chili beef or cajun spiced chicken.

The full lunch menu can be downloaded by clicking here.

8 Hour Braised Blade of Beef (Photo provided by PJ Horgan’s)

PJ Horgan’s extensive dinner menu features its signature 8 Hour Braised Blade of Beef, served with celeriac & horseradish, corn beef & turnip hash, burnt onion and thyme au jus. Also listed among its main dishes is the Pan-Fried Fillet of Salmon, served with smoked gubbeen, chorizo risotto, purple sprouting broccoli, and covered in rich béarnaise sauce.

Their full dinner menu can be viewed here.

For weekend brunch goers, PJ Horgan’s now offers a full menu including Corn Beef & Potato Hash topped with a fried egg and béarnaise sauce; Warm Waffles made with caramelized bananas, Nutella, topped with ice cream and toasted hazelnuts; as well as its already-popular Fry Up, a full traditional Irish breakfast that includes sausage, bacon, eggs, black & white pudding, tomato, mushrooms and fried potato.

These items and more can be found on the full brunch menu here.

With both a finely tuned cocktail menu and extensive food options now available at PJ Horgan’s, co-owner Joe Gillepsie says he is proud to start the new year with his vision for the gastropub fully realized.

Gillepsie reopened PJ Horgan’s last year, about three years after its original Queens Boulevard location closed. The former location first opened nearly 50 years ago.

The pub, however, denotes the business’ history in the neighborhood, with “Est. 1963” emblems adorning the outside.

The establishment’s active Instagram page can be followed @pj_horgans_skillman_avenue or on Facebook @pjhorgansskillmanavenue

Hours of operation at PJ Horgan’s are 10 am – 4 am, seven days a week.

New Menus (Photo provided by PJ Horgan’s)

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Besides the name, is there any connection to this “gastropub” and the original PJ Horgan’s? All I ever wanted at the old pub was a cheeseburger deluxe or some fish and chips, which they did very well in an atmosphere that felt genuinely authentic. This place sounds kind of fancy but I understand that the neighborhood is slightly more upscale these days. I’m hoping that this new joint will be as pleasant and as real as the old place, except it might take a few years before it finds its place.

Alia James

Huzzah! They were the only place in Sunnyside that served a good liver and onions. I have been WAITING for their kitchen’s return! Thank you!

old sunny

Did not see the liver and onions on the menu. (sorry to say Cronin & Phelan’s always had the best liver). PJ Horgan’s had the best fish & chips, and burgers — Oh, how about the shepherds pie (not on the menu either) hmm… hope they don’t disappoint. Worth a try. See you there, I’ll be the one ordering the Guinness.


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