Restaurant Reviews from Crazieclaire

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 9

Member Since: 16 October 2010

Last Visit: 22 May 2012

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The Blazin Grill Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant

Belgard Square, Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin, Area Code:

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Good
57 reviews

Reviewed 02nd September 2011 ( visited 02nd September 2011 )

From the moment we entered to the moment we left I could honestly not find a thing to pick on. We were 20 minutes late for our reservation, I apologised to the host, who told me not to worry with a big smile. Proceeded to seat us on a cute table for 2 beside the window. She had garlic bread for starters, whilst I had the filo prawns. Beautifully presented on a bed of salad. I had the Italian Steak and she had the Irish steak, both done to perfection, presentation, salad, veg, everything came in just the right portion size. Desserts, creme bruleé; lovely lavender biscuits on the side. All washed down with Pingo Grigo for myself and Sauvignon for herself. Add in a 7up and total for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts, glass of wine each and a 7up, €70.00. Amazing! Ps. great, genuine service from staff that seem genuinely happy to be there. Thank you and we will be back.
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The Blazin Grill Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant

Belgard Square, Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Kid's Menu

Price Range:

Good
57 reviews

Reviewed 02nd September 2011 ( visited 02nd September 2011 )

From the moment we entered to the moment we left I could honestly not find a thing to pick on. We were 20 minutes late for our reservation, I apologised to the host, who told me not to worry with a big smile. Proceeded to seat us on a cute table for 2 beside the window. She had garlic bread for starters, whilst I had the filo prawns. Beautifully presented on a bed of salad. I had the Italian Steak and she had the Irish steak, both done to perfection, presentation, salad, veg, everything came in just the right portion size. Desserts, creme bruleé; lovely lavender biscuits on the side. All washed down with Pingo Grigo for myself and Sauvignon for herself. Add in a 7up and total for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts, glass of wine each and a 7up, €70.00. Amazing! Ps. great, genuine service from staff that seem genuinely happy to be there. Thank you and we will be back.
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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I went here on Monday of last week and also on Friday as I loved it so much I wanted to treat himself. The service on Monday was amazing, we were table of 6 and were very well looked after by our waitress. On Friday we had a table between 2 other couples which was okay (bit close for my liking but not to worry). We skipped starters as I just wanted to order us both the rotisserie beef. What came out was rib-eye; completely different order. I was going to say something but the boyfriend didn’t care and started horsing into it. At the end of meal he said to say something but I disagree with complaining about an order after you have eaten it all! I then ordered the ice-cream and sorbet for 1 – I only received ice-cream. I said it to the waitress and she asked would I like some sorbet… well yes! When we got the bill it came to €90.00 for 1 bottle of house red wine, 2 rib eyes and 1 sorbet/icecream. Bit expensive. I just found the service lacking on Friday – they were obviously very busy but one person would take your order, another bring the wine, another clear your plates. I felt very rushed and felt like we should just get in and out. For €90.00 I would like to take my time please! I would go back again, but midweek and would prob go for pre-theatre.

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The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

I have dined here a number of times; the fish and chips get me everytime! I was a bit disappointed though last night. Service at the start was very good, nice beer recommendation; I asked for the mussels but was told they were out as the delivery doesn’t come in on a Sunday… fair enough! Went for the fish and chips. Food arrived in good time, great big portions but I noticed that there are not any peas served with the fish & chips anymore…. Can’t complain, the food was great, beer was great. We decided to order dessert ( 5 of us, split 2 desserts) well, the toblerone cheesecake was AWFUL. I would recommend taking this off your menu immediately. It was like putting your spoon into a block of cheese, so hard, tasteless, very strange texture. Such a letdown. Service midway: When our dinner plates were cleared, there was no mention of seeing the dessert menu….. didn’t see the waitress again! Never came to check on us or ask would we like more drinks. In the end, we had to search her out and ask could we order. As she never asked how the dessert was, surely if 5 people do not finish off 1 dessert, there has to be something wrong with it? Standard practice to ask was everything alright with the course. Then I noticed, the table beside me …. Two big bowls of mussels! Very strange. I will go again, perhaps they were just having an off night. Pity.

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Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I've dined here over the years and must say tonight was nothing special. Popped in and was seated on a tiny table (luckily it was just myself but if you are a sole diner, why should I get a terrible table) anywho, ordered chicken cesar salad, dressing on the side and a sparkling water. Salad arrived after about 10 minutes, nothing exciting about the presentation, the chicken was a hunk of chicken plopped ontop of the salad - really? It could have been cut up and tossed within the salad. Salad had dressing on it- oh well. After I had dined, I wasn't given a bill so just went to cue at desk. Ignored by server for about 5 minutes whilst she did other work. All in all for 15 euro for a salad and a sparkling water, I will save my money for other places. Good to go to if you just want cocktails, don't really care about the food and want to pay silly prices for what you get.

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Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I used to come in here alot for lunch breaks, quick coffee and a soup and back to work; place would always be busy so didn't pay too much attention to the surroundings. Tonight popped in before my evening class for something to eat before hand. Coffee: Ordered regular size (I hate large coffee that come out in huge bowls) good coffee in a good sized cup - just right for €1.90. Dinner: Ordered 1 lasagne and 1 burger. No lasagne so just changed it to two burgers. The menu was a bit boring, lots of sandwiches, salads looked good but I was looking for something a bit more filling, 4 choices of burger (basically just either adding more cheese / bacon) and lasagne - not too much choice if you want a hot option. Arrived in good time; just burger and salad no chips (not offered on the menu, but it is generally burger and chips!) Salad was just leaves, two slices of tomato and 3 slices of cucumber. Burger was good - nothing special. It was only €7.40 but it was like something you would slap up yourself at home in a few minutes. Overall: I can see where the Cafe is going with it's cute fairy lights, paintings for sale - but it just doesn't come together. The tables are much too close together, chairs are very uncomfortable, the aircon blowing at the seats was freezing. Beside one table was the sweeping brush and I could see behind the counter the bin was full and rubbish was pouring all over the ground. Menus were tatty and very frayed. Chef was wearing jeans! I'm a firm believer that it is the little things that pull a place together, maybe some good strong management and a little freshing up and this place could really be something.

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FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Arrived to be greeted by a lovely host who took care of our coats straight away. Had a great table for 6 in the centre of the restaurant. Some nibbles of cheeses / meats / breads arrived, which was a nice surprize. Myself, I had the prawns which came with 2 small pieces of brown bread; my friends had fish cakes and lamb skewers. All of which was nicely presented and very tasty. For mains we had steaks for 2, lamb, pork, chicken and prawns. Everything was cooked to perfection, I had the steak which was wonderful. Dessert was fabulous. All in all it came to around €311 for 5 starters, 6 mains and 5 desserts & 2 bottles of wine, about 55 euro per head after we had put some money towards a tip. The place is lovely, busy, nice staff the only 2 negatives I could find are: 1) There was quite a large table with children just behind us, after a while the children were running around the restaurant, by tables, around waiters carrying drinks / food. I think the head waiter should have asked the parents to keep the children seated, as I don't want to go to a nice restaurant and listen to children running by my table squealing (and also for obvious safely reasons, could run into a waiter and drop food etc.) 2) For the prices we paid, around 12 per head for starters and mains were all between 20-25 euro, I would have expected more veg / potatoes to be served with the food. My boyfriend complained of still being hungry after his meal! I would go again but only if I was going to have a pre-theatre as I do think 55 per head is a bit expensive.

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Metro Cafe
43 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I normally get a morning coffee here and have been in once or twice for lunch; so decided to pop in for dinner. Service: Very good and friendly waitress, can’t fault at all – thank you. Tables: Obviously trying to maximise every bit of space, tables crammed in everywhere, customers on top of each other. A bit too close for comfort for my liking. Food: My boyfriend got the pasta salad which looked lovely (and he said it was) I got the chilli special. It comes in a bowl with tortillas on the side. The only thing is that the rice is all at the bottom and tons of chilli on top; very awkward to eat – you basically have to work your way through the chilli and then I was left with a lump of rice at the bottom. It was nice and spicy but the rice was not very well cooked and clumped together. I got a glass of “chilled” milk which was warm; we both got dessert; death by chocolate and lemon drizzle; both nice - terribly sweet, bought in desserts. Both cost nearly €5, while the special of food was only €7.50. Total cost: €31 for 2 mains, 2 desserts, 1 milk, 1 coffee and 1 7up. Overall: I will probably stick to sandwiches / coffee and not both with mains.

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The Blazin Grill Steakhouse and Seafood
Belgard Square, Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin

From the moment we entered to the moment we left I could honestly not find a thing to pick on. We were 20 minutes late for our reservation, I apologised to the host, who told me not to worry with a big smile. Proceeded to seat us on a cute table for 2 beside the window. She had garlic bread for starters, whilst I had the filo prawns. Beautifully presented on a bed of salad. I had the Italian Steak and she had the Irish steak, both done to perfection, presentation, salad, veg, everything came in just the right portion size. Desserts, creme bruleé; lovely lavender biscuits on the side. All washed down with Pingo Grigo for myself and Sauvignon for herself. Add in a 7up and total for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts, glass of wine each and a 7up, €70.00. Amazing! Ps. great, genuine service from staff that seem genuinely happy to be there. Thank you and we will be back.

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Kitchen
3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Also dined here on a LivingSocial deal. Food was great. - Prawns and chicken wings for starters. - Pizzas for main. I didn't find the pizzas that great; I might have been annoyed if I paid full price for them, but generally I wouldn't order pizza for mains and judging by the starters, the food was very good. Nice little haunt I had never noticed before, would deff. go back.

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Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I used to love going here for a cheap bowl of great pasta and some complimentary garlic bread on the side. Nice and easy. I was so dissappointed yesterday when I was handed a menu that was a page of A3 paper folded over. First thing I noticed was that the drinks they didn't have were scribbled out with pen. Second thing; no pasta. The mains on this menu are either pizza or burgers. That's all. I decided to go with a "Garden Pizza". Now the service was fast, both our pizzas arrived in about 10 minutes. By the time I got my 2nd slice, the pizza was luke warm at best. The tomatoes on the pizza were hunks of tomatoes that tasted like they had been heated up in the microwave, the broccoli on the pizza was like frozen broccoli that tasted just about cooked. We ordered garlic bread with the pizza, nothing special, pretty chewy. This place has really gone down hill which is a pity as I did like to pop in every now and then. All the quirky things on the walls have been replaced with boxes from Baileys bottles and jars of marmite. Another thing was the flies! Another diner has commented on this aswell. One or two, fair enough but we constantly had to swipe away little flies. When we went to pay we were told cash only no card and that there was a bank machine around the corner. I would rather have been told this when we ordered. Also the teller had extremely long nails which is a bit unhygenic for food and beverage. I felt a bit put out handing over €40. Hopefully this formerly great little place gets some new management... soon.

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