Conroy’s Public House restaurant and bar opening in former Sutera spot in Westwood along Rainbow

Pat Walsh is one of the owners of the new Conroy's in Westwood.
Pat Walsh is one of the owners of the new Conroy’s in Westwood.

Conroy’s Public House is planning to open its new Westwood location today. The bar and restaurant will take over the space in the Westwood Village Shopping Center that Sutera’s Restaurant had occupied along Rainbow Boulevard.

Owners Pat Walsh and Ray Dunlea also operate Conroy’s on 95th Street in Overland Park. Both locations will have the same menu.

“We’re about the neighborhood,” Walsh said. “You’ll feel at home.” The pair have spent the last few months completely remodeling the Sutera space and expanding it slightly. Conroy’s will seat more than 100 inside and will have two outdoor patios.

The new establishment will have 15 beers on tap and features a broad menu with everything made from scratch. Fish and chips and shepard’s pie are among the specialties that reflect the shared Irish heritage of the two owners. The other house specialties range from steak, salmon and catfish to chicken pot pie, fried chicken and pastas.

An extensive list of pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salads are part of the offerings with a large number of appetizer choices.

Walsh and Dunlea have operated the Overland Park location for more than six years. They met through the establishments they each owned in the Waldo neighborhood.

Conroy’s serves lunch and dinner with breakfast on the weekend. It opens at 11 a.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. weekends. Closing is 2 a.m. except Sunday. The staff at the new location is ready to go with some help from the Overland Park Conroy’s this week.

Conroy's Public House will have two patio areas.
Conroy’s Public House will have two patio areas.