Etto Merrion Row restaurant

18 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Wine Bar

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18 reviews
4 stars - based on 18 reviews
ETTO is a restaurant and wine bar on Dublin’s Merrion Row, which opened in October 2013. They offer a daily changing, seasonal menu, served in a relaxed and informal environment. Their dishes are honest and simple, using ingredients from local producers and suppliers where possible. Their wines are carefully selected with a focus on interesting grape varietals and small producers.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 10:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat12:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
40 people

CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar

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Etto Merrion Row

tamlyn.hayden
Dublin
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st October 2018 (visited 1 October 2018 )

Ridiculously good... Small intimate restaurant. Food was fantastic and the service was great. Ended up getting the earlybird/pre theatre as everything we wanted on the al carte was here. Great value, food and atmosphere

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Ursy
Wicklow
60 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 03rd May 2016 (visited 29 April 2016 )

We had An absoutely superb meal on Friday night. I had asparagus to start with followed by nettle gnocchi, my husband had eel (first time I tasted eel and it was beautiful) followed by the best mussels I have ever tasted. We shared a bitter chocolate and cherry desert along with a cheese board. Wonderful! Service was excellent, warm and friendly Such a lovely dining experience.

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nohillyj
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th August 2015 (visited 31 July 2015 )

Invariably excellent food. Though the place is small and it can be hard to get a table the staff are always accommodating and helpful. The Hake was so fresh it dissolved on my tongue. Top notch.

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cathy mac
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st July 2015 (visited 18 June 2015 )

Can't fault this lovely place. Such a warm, friendly atmosphere. Exceptional complex tastes in the dishes. Pre-theatre dinner great value but you'd better book. It is very popular.

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airy-fairy
Dublin
32 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th June 2015 (visited 9 June 2015 )

Lunchtime visit did not disappoint. The food exceeds expectations set by the venue which does little to communicate the quality and authenticity of the food. Small tables, tightly packed leave little room to hold the necessary items, water and a glass of vino. That said the food was exceptional. Ox tongue with a tangy mustard that danced in my mouth. A rough yet smooth spelt risotto with garden peas, chanterelle and taleggio. The food is Spanish, rustic and simply but beautifully presented. A great lunchtime venue.

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audie00
Dublin
87 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th May 2015 (visited 16 May 2015 )

Extremely knowledgeable friendly staff who were able to make great recommendations on pairing the food with wine. Agree with other reviews that it's quite pricey. We shared a cote du boeuf and at €58 would expect it to come with a few more extras other than side of garlic potatoes. Ox tongue starter was tasty, although I wasn't overly impressed with the hens egg starter. Didn't go for desert and just finished with coffees. Tables extremely close together - too close for comfort as you feel your neighbours are listening to your conversations.

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thorntonpv
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd December 2014 (visited 29 November 2014 )

We had an excellent dinner here on a Sat night - able to book seats at the bar on the day itself. I think bar seats in Etto are the best anyway, as you get to interact with the bustle of the restaurant, and talk to the staff whose service and friendliness is first class. The food was good and innovative (duck hearts on toast, anyone?). Only downside was that the prices seemed to have gone up appreciably since our last visit a year or so ago.

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ciara187
Dublin
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 13th November 2014 (visited 26 September 2014 )

Visited Etto for Friday lunch and the food was fantastic. Simple yet delicious food. Limited atmosphere but it was a Friday so can't knock it.

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Siobhanio
Dublin
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th August 2014 (visited 26 July 2014 )

I've been wanting to try Etto for such a long time, but it's so popular, it was difficult to get a table. Well worth the wait though! A glass of prosecco to accompany the pate of young Iberico jamon which was a lovely beginning to the meal, followed by melt in the mouth featherblade of beef and pan seared cod. The featherblade was moist and tender, cooked slowly for 12 hours and served with creamy polenta while the cod was beautifully coloured and accompanied by baby new potatoes and a whisper of truffle. We were both (barely) fit for dessert and the lemon posset and the flourless chocolate cake beckoned and did not disappoint. Well worth a visit, friendly service, and celestial cooking, a winning combination!

Etto Merrion Row

redshoes
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th July 2014 (visited 12 July 2014 )

Food was tasty- but extremely over priced. Its like they rented a room with dirty walls for cheap- threw in a few tables and then charge €26 per main. If they are doing the look of cheap and cheerful- their prices should reflect. Portions are small. Cheapest bottle of wine €24- which they had none of . The next bottle was €34. Seriously over rated! They did not even provide bread. Choose a high end restarunt that will provide real service and, better food and better portions for the same price.

Etto Merrion Row

bluenile
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th July 2014 (visited 24 May 2014 )

Was slightly underwhelmed given all the previous fanfare. The atmosphere was sedate as the restaurant was unusually quiet. The food was tasty, without hitting any particular heights. I though portions were on the small side given the prices and the bill clicked on at a rate. The carpacchio was particularly good, though. Service was impressive. Understated, attentive when required and with a dry wit.

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jgmurphy85
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd July 2014 (visited 26 June 2014 )

Brilliant food, very enjoyable staff members and nice intimate surroundings, have lunch here regularly and never once been disappointed. Wine is great and varied! Highly recommend a visit.

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Verifyor
Dublin
35 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th May 2014 (visited 8 May 2014 )

We dined here early on a Thursday evening. There is no early bird option for this restaurant. We were pleasantly greeted and initially told the table may be needed at a certain time which was no problem but then told us it wasn't an issue some time later. The restaurant is very small and getting in-between tables can be a tight squeeze. I have the mussels for starters (small plate) and they were delicious and easily the best mussels I had for a while (they were fresh from Galway on inquiry). I had the hake for main course and it also was very tasty and delicious. Overall my impression was good with it being busy and absolutely delicious food. However I did think it was a little pricey and found it probably 25% more expensive than it should. I will definitely return.

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Spring D
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th April 2014 (visited 28 March 2014 )

Sat at the bar but still a great meal.

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GrubGrapeGrain
Dublin
27 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th March 2014 (visited 5 March 2014 )

Having eaten here 3 times since it opened, I felt confident that it would be a good location to bring some US colleagues to ensure they see the more modern side of Dublin restaurant scene. It certainly proved to be a great choice. We had a late addition to the party but that was handled very well. The ever-changing adventurous food was just superb. The favourite dishes at the table were the beef, the duck and the prune dessert. There was a warm smoked salmon starter that also stood out. Great restaurant. Highly recommend it.

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