Olesya's Wine Bar restaurant
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre SouthDublin 2
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Reviewed 21st June 2018 (visited 16 June 2018 )
We visited for the wine and not for the food or comfort. It is one of the best places in Dublin for wine and the knowledge of the staff member dealing with us was great. Yes it is expensive but you pay for what you get and it was great value. I'm looking forward to another late night here sipping great wines.
Reviewed 07th September 2015 (visited 7 September 2015 )
Went in tonight around 7 to enjoy some nice wine and meat and cheese board, to my horror the windows(doors) facing onto the street were wide open.Result, the 4 of us did not go in as ( believe it or not) its getting cold and I don't enjoy supping and eating in the cold. This is the second time in the last two weeks WE have went in and changed our minds when we see the windows open.We are not in Spain or Brazil so cop on ?I like this place but don't like paying to sit in the Cold, so no review of food just Atmosphere?
Reviewed 07th April 2015 (visited 4 April 2015 )
Great place to go , great assorted meat plates and good pasta specials with excellent risotto also. However they should expand the menu as one can become a bit bored and not go there as often. Perhaps another pasta dish and change the duck offering every so often?
Reviewed 01st December 2014 (visited 6 November 2014 )
Went here with a good friend just for a few nibbles and a glass of vino after work and was really pleasantly surprised- had the deluxe platter to share with some fresh crusty bread- divine!
Reviewed 30th November 2014 (visited 26 November 2014 )
I have been coming to Olesya's Wine bar regularly for quite a few years. They certainly have one of the most diverse wine lists in Dublin, and also have some food specialities which one never gets tired of. For example, their wild mushroom risotto is absolutely stunning, as is their beef stroganoff. I wholeheartedly recommend this place.
Reviewed 09th August 2014 (visited 26 July 2014 )
A few of us tried out Olesya and nothing memorable happened sort of average place so no more said. A return visit is not planned
Reviewed 03rd July 2014 (visited 19 June 2014 )
Dined here in the glorious sunshine, windows opened back, and it was just a brilliant experience. The food, wine and service was without fault. It was our first time to dine here but now it's on our books. well done to all concerned.
Reviewed 26th April 2014 (visited 8 April 2014 )
Like this place a lot but for some reason they now have the windows open and as we know its not summer yet so the draught in the restaurant is quite cold. I have changed my mind about going there twice in the last few weeks as have others on account of this.
Reviewed 26th January 2014 (visited 18 January 2014 )
Been here three times in the last two weeks and needless to say we really like it. We have had both the set evening meal, in our case Confit of Duck with roast potatoes as main but the star was the starter of Mushroom Risotto. We also like the cold plates which we share, the De Lux platter is excellent, combination of Cheese and Meat. We also like the ability to try out various wines from around the world by the glass at good prices. So I can really recommend Olesyas and the staff are very helpful and efficient.
Reviewed 26th June 2013 (visited 22 June 2013 )
Went here after work on a Saturday just for wine and a cheeseboard. It was quite busy but managed to get a table, service is brilliant the guys are very knowledgeable about the extensive wine list and the food very tasty, ended up also getting the dips and bread which came out pipping hot! There was no issues not eating and the only minus is the windows do stay open so can get a bit chilly but other than that would highly recommend.
Reviewed 10th November 2012 (visited 14 October 2012 )
Have eaten here a few times and even though it's a little pricey the wine and platters are fabulous. Hoever the last time I went against this pattern and ordered the hake that seemed like it was cooked from frozen, hurriedly and was inedible in the middle. Stick with the platters. Services is friendly and knowledgable about the huge wine list.
Reviewed 04th December 2011 (visited 2 December 2011 )
Went to Olesya Wine bar last night with the girls, we just wanted something light to eat to start a night of festive drinking! We had a large couch area downstairs, cosy and private. We then ordered a few bottles, sparkling wine, pinot grigio and the masi, all of which we got seconds of, and all delish, but nothing on the food that was about to land. We ordered two platters to share which came with breads and crackers. The Deluxe Platter & the Seafood Platter, Including a bit of everything above. Farmhouse cheese, Cured Meats, Sausages, Hams, Pate, Cheese and Chicken Roulettes, Olives, Pesto Dip. Salmon Gravadlax, Warn King Prawns, Balik Tsar Nicolaj, Herring St. Petersburg & Red Caviar Blinis. The bill wasn’t outrageous, for 8 of us it came to less than 40euro each. Will definitely be returning!
Reviewed 07th November 2011 (visited 3 November 2011 )
We went for the late meal after the play at Abbey. I just love this place! Food was superb! Really friendly service. Pity I could not taste the wine. I hope the next time and very soon.
Reviewed 05th October 2011 (visited 21 September 2011 )
I've passed this place a few times and it from outside it looks nice. Today a friend and I went for lunch after she saw the 'soup & sandwich for 9euro" sign. The sandwich choices were meatball, rosemary chicken or goatcheese & veggie. The soups were vegetable and mushroom. Instead of soup you can choose potatoes for 1euro extra. I wanted a perrier (which btw came to 3euro for a small bottle, a bit much methinks) and my friend wanted a sprite to which the waiter replied " we don't have soda." "oh you dont?" i said. " no...this is a wine bar." excuse me, gaston. she had a 3euro orange juice instead. when lunch came it looked nice even though my wooden serving board was cracked in half. it's the same as serving a drink in a chipped glass, to me. my friend had the chicken sandwich and i had the goatcheese. i gotta say wet lettuce and soft cheese don't go well together as it was one white, drippy, mess. it tasted nice but i hated having to choose between eating it quickly before it fell apart or resorting to fork & knife. the potatoes were 'bland' my friend said and i would have to agree, serve those puppies with some lemon perhaps. aside from the special, the menu is limited. perhaps it's an afernoon thing ( we went at 3pm) but nothing really jumped out at either of us. nice decor, nice enough service and nice food but i dont think i need to visit again
Reviewed 30th September 2011 (visited 5 September 2011 )
A really nice restaurant. Will be back for sure. Great service, great wine and beautiful food! Thought it was outstanding value for what we got! Whats not to like?