Restaurant Reviews from Saralouise
No. of Reviews: 19
Member Since: 28 July 2008
Last Visit: 19 September 2009
Kokoro Sushi Bento restaurant
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1
Reviewed 01st July 2009 ( visited 29th June 2009 )I work around the corner from Kokoro and this has been a welcome surprise! Quick and healthy lunch choices in the area have been limited until now. Sushi here is fresh, healthy, and inexpensive. And there is a great selection to choose from. I pop in a few times a week
The Pig's Ear restaurant
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 06th March 2009 ( visited 05th March 2009 )I took my Uncle for the early bird on a Thursday evening. I was impressed from the get go by the manner of the woman on the phone who took my booking. She was friendly and courteous which can be rare these days. The room is small but the tables are not on top of each other. There were enough choices on the early bird and I was impressed by the number of wines by the glass on offer. The presentation and quality of the food was excellent. The service was great. All in all it was amazing value and I will definetly be returning
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I've wanted to go here for so long and when I did I wasn't disappointed! Service was friendly and fairly efficient. The menu has a lot of choices, so much that I really found it hard to choose. The tapas sizes are actually a good size, larger than portions at other tapas places in town. Food was fresh and excellent. Wine selection is good also. I really enjoyed it and it was packed and buzzing on a Tuesday night! I'll definetly be back
Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin
Four of us came for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed so there was a nice buzz. But service was curt and we were rushed to the point of having plates pulled away while we were still deciding whether or not we were finished with them. However, we waited so long for our mains to arrive, two of us finished a full bottle of wine (and we don't drink that quickly) before the food came. Food is good, but nothing overly impressive and a bit expensive when such great inexpensive chinese food can be found all over the northside of the city.
Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin
Eight of us went for lunch on a Friday. Drinks were brought quickly and then the food staggered out. The last plate that was brought was an incorrect order so one person had to wait ten minutes after the rest to receive their order. Accidents do happen so it was easily forgivable with the quality and size of the food. Two of us had the fajitas which were excellent. The guacamole could be improved a bit, and more tortillas given (only three, not nearly enough for the huge plate of meat and peppers) but what was there was very delicious. Everyone else was very satisfied with their burgers, enchiladas, and burritos. I'll be back again but would like to not have to chase down the waiter for the bill in the non-busy restaurant next time.
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I've been here for lunch and the bar on many occassions. Went in today for lunch. The service is always friendly and efficient and I love the Thai Green Curry. The bar is one of my favorite places in the city; at times quiet to enjoy a nice drink and conversation but buzzy enough on the weekends. Love the plush decor and cocktails. Such a welcome addition to the northside for those of us who work on this side of the river.
Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin
It's a good place for lunch but a bit expensive so you definetly wouldn't want to make a habit out of it. Service is always quick and efficient and the burgers and fries are in generous portions. I suppose the size may count for the price, but €42 for three burgers, two fries, and three large cokes seems a bit much. I enjoyed my Atomic Burger (cut in half as I requested) and Cheese Fries, but for that much money, I feel like I could have had a much nicer meal someplace else.
The Pilgrims Rest @ Palmerstown House
Palmerstown House, West Dublin, Palmerstown, Dublin
Went for a family lunch on a Saturday lunch. The atmosphere wasn't great but that could have been because it was empty. I think eating in the pub itself as opposed to the restaurant in the back would have been better. The waitress was very friendly and she immediately brought a pitcher of water to the table, however, one of the glasses had a long glass and we asked for another one which we never got. And we found out the wine list we were given was not the right one when we tried ordering a wine which they no longer had. Other than that, food was ok with very large portions. Restaurant is perfect for a lazy, casual afternoon, but I wouldn't go for any other reason.
The Woolshed Baa & Grill
Parnell Street, The junction of Jervis street and Parnell street., City Centre North, Dublin
I love the woolshed for it's laid back atmosphere and friendly staff and I regularly pop in after work. It's a great place to kick back and watch the rugby, the chicken wings and potato skins are delicious, and the beer selection is brilliant! If you are looking for gourmet dining and quiet, don't come here, but if you just want some beer and a few nibbles, then this is definetly your place.
La Cuvee @ Eno Wine Bar
1 Burton Hall, Mayor Square, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin
Three of us went for dinner last night and had a lovely evening. Being a Monday, it wasn't crowded. The service was attentive without being in your face. The wine selection was great and we chose a bottle of Vacqueyras which we liked so much, we had a second. Two of us had the scallops and chorizo for starters and the other had the fish cake. Presentation was beautiful and I thought the scallops were excellent. We all chose fish for our mains, hake and sea breem, good but nothing extraordinary. Overall it was a nice visit and I'd like to go back and try the early bird
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
I've been a fan of Odessa for years, usually going for Saturday brunch and on occassion, a dinner, but I decided to give the early bird special a try. It's amazing value! Loads of choices for starters and mains to choose from. I had the chicken liver to start and the duck confit for main. My friend had the tomato and mozzarella salad followed by the trout. All were beautifully presented, excellent quality, and delicious. With a coke and a large glass of wine the bill came to only €42 which is amazing for a Friday evening meal at this type of restaurant. Proof that you no longer have to spend €50 a piece for a decent meal in Dublin (thank you recession!)
Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
This is such a lovely place for a glass of wine and a nibble after work. There are plenty of wines by the glass to choose from and the cold meats and cheeses platter is generous and fresh
Kokoro Sushi Bento
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I work around the corner from Kokoro and this has been a welcome surprise! Quick and healthy lunch choices in the area have been limited until now. Sushi here is fresh, healthy, and inexpensive. And there is a great selection to choose from. I pop in a few times a week
Les Freres Jacques
74 Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I've always wanted to try this place after walking by it so many times. After seeing the early bird offer of €18 for two courses I decided to give it a go. A friend and I went after work. The downstairs dining room is casually elegant and comfortable enough. The choices on the early bird are quite limited, with some extra options for additional cost. I had the iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing and my friend had the chicken carpaccio. Both were excellent. I wasn't overly excited about my choice but ended up really enjoying it. Being a seafood restaurant, we both had the Seafood of the day. It was ok and nicely prepared but nothing too special. Since our meals were only €18 a piece we decided to splurge a bit on the wine and chose a Red Sancerre for €40. It was perfect and worth every penny! Service charge is included and with one espresso the bill came to €88. I enjoyed the diningroom and the service but wasn't wowed by my food as much as I hoped to be but I think that has to do with the limited early bird options. I definetly will go back on a night that I can splurge
The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
I took my Uncle for the early bird on a Thursday evening. I was impressed from the get go by the manner of the woman on the phone who took my booking. She was friendly and courteous which can be rare these days. The room is small but the tables are not on top of each other. There were enough choices on the early bird and I was impressed by the number of wines by the glass on offer. The presentation and quality of the food was excellent. The service was great. All in all it was amazing value and I will definetly be returning
15 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I've been wanting to try this restaurant for months as I pass it everyday on my way to work, so last night convinced my boyfriend to go for a quick bite. The restaurant was very clean with a beautiful green door. It was empty (6pm on a Wednesday night in January) so we got to pick any table, so we chose the little two top nook in the window which is lovely and private. We both chose from the early bird menu, €16.95 for two courses. His beef carpaccio salad was very fresh, and my dumplings were excellent. Plenty of food, great value for the price, and with a glass of wine the bill came to only €36.40. My only qualm was that I had to remind the waitress that I had ordered wine. But I will definetly be back.
Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Love popping in here for a quick bite and bottle of Kirin after work. The sushi is always fresh and delicious and the staff are friendly. Nice place for a snack on your own
28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
While I'm a regular at the bar at La Cave, I only go for a meal a few times a year. Went for dinner early on a Sunday and was very happy to get a table after the place quickly got packed! Atmosphere was warm and cozy and service was excellent as always. The wine list is amazing and combined with the La Cave Speciale never disappoints but the quality of the main dishes leave room for improvement.
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Booked a table for an early bird at 6:30 and was told that we would have to finish by 8pm, that was fine as it seems to be the usual for early bird bookings. I arrived about 15 minutes early and was immediately shown to my table without any wait so I can wait for my friend. I was immediatly able to order a kir royale, which was perfectly made. We had a lovely meal, the food was excellent, the service very attentive, and when it was past 8pm and we were still finishing our wine, we weren't rushed out! Excellent food and service and cozy atmosphere. I will keep coming back to this one!
Quay 16 Restaurant @ MV Cill Airne
MV Cill Airne, North Wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin
Took a friend for her birthday and had a great evening. We started off with a pre dinner cocktail in the bar upstairs. The staff were all very friendly and provided excellent service. I wasn't overly impressed with the menu but the food ended up surprising me. We decided on the oysters to start, followed by the seared fillet beef on horseradish mash, and the parma wrapped monkfish on saffron risotto. All were amazing, and well presented. The quality and flavours were excellent. It was a lovely evening and I would recommend it to anyone but would say to avoid going when it was raining...the boat started to sway a bit.
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Stopped in for a glass of wine and a quick bite. Two of us shared two plates, the gambas and the patatas with all three sauces. Both were excellent, (the gambas were amazing), and they were quite filling as well. And with a gorgeous Spanish red for €30, it only came to €40.25. Perfect place to pop in after work, sit in the beer garden even if you're not a smoker, and enjoy the ambiance.