Best Teensy Irish Bar New York 2002 - ST. DYMPHNA'S
Dymphna, a martyr who died in A.D. 620 at the tender age of 15, is the patron saint of those suffering from nervous and mental disorders. So thank God for ST. DYMPHNA'S in the East Villageideally itty-bitty, it's not claustrophobic but a cozy bar dotted with a few simple wooden tables. A calmness pervades: The lighting's low and the undecorated walls are a soothing pale green. Inside is a charming place to chow a beef and Guinness casserole; the backyard's nice for getting sloppy with pints or for enjoying your morning coffee and rashers.