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Last Visit: 07 October 2011

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant

109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Fine Dining

Price Range:

Good
291 reviews

Reviewed 18th May 2010 ( visited 14th May 2010 )

we went here for a birthday dinner and had one of the best dining experiences ever. From the perfect vodka martini at the little bar, to the dinner which lived up to its promise and more, to the excellent and friendly service. It was a more expensive evening than most restaurants but not insanely so and worth every penny. Also bear in mind that delightful little dishes in between courses are not charged. We'd given ourselves two and a half hours, we could easily have stayed longer we were having such a lovely time. A special mention for the sommelier, I described what I wanted and the bottle she choose was perfect. I would certainly go back. Happily so.
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Riva Restaurant - Harolds Cross

53 Rathgar Avenue, South Dublin, Harolds Cross, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6W

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Average
25 reviews

Reviewed 18th June 2011 ( visited 16th June 2011 )

Went on a meal deal which seemed to be the case with about two thirds of the diners. The restaurant it's self is okay but just that. Really no atmosphere. We had two of the specials. My duck was very pink but I like it that way. It came with roast potatoes, bland. And very oily vegetables. My partner had the prawn special and declared the prawns rubbery. On the other hand, the house wine was not available and we were offered a very nice Pinot Grigio at the same price and the Prosecco was smooth. The staff were very nice and efficient. If only the food were better. As I say we ate on a meal deal but at full price you'd get higher quality in many Dublin restaurants.
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Riva Restaurant - Harolds Cross
53 Rathgar Avenue, South Dublin, Harolds Cross, Dublin

Went on a meal deal which seemed to be the case with about two thirds of the diners. The restaurant it's self is okay but just that. Really no atmosphere. We had two of the specials. My duck was very pink but I like it that way. It came with roast potatoes, bland. And very oily vegetables. My partner had the prawn special and declared the prawns rubbery. On the other hand, the house wine was not available and we were offered a very nice Pinot Grigio at the same price and the Prosecco was smooth. The staff were very nice and efficient. If only the food were better. As I say we ate on a meal deal but at full price you'd get higher quality in many Dublin restaurants.

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Augustines
Closed, Cork City, Cork

Ate here last week and had a very good time. The food was terrific with a couple of very tiny gripes. The risotto starter was fantastic and my partners onglet of beef very good indeed. The tiny gripes being that a dish of fairly bland potatoes were served with the main course and apart from lack of taste, weren't really needed as the main was pretty perfect as it was. I had a brulee for dessert, it was lovely in terms of taste but while the top was luke warm the bottom was pretty icy. Still let it be said I finished every mouthful. The restauarnt was quite empty that night, I'd have prefered a bit more atmosphere but as I say small complaints in an otherwise excellent evening.

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

we went here for a birthday dinner and had one of the best dining experiences ever. From the perfect vodka martini at the little bar, to the dinner which lived up to its promise and more, to the excellent and friendly service. It was a more expensive evening than most restaurants but not insanely so and worth every penny. Also bear in mind that delightful little dishes in between courses are not charged. We'd given ourselves two and a half hours, we could easily have stayed longer we were having such a lovely time. A special mention for the sommelier, I described what I wanted and the bottle she choose was perfect. I would certainly go back. Happily so.

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Nico's Restaurant
53 Dame Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

had a great evening. we had booked a table for four but when we arrived with a party of five it was no problem. The restaurant manages to have a pleasing bustle while still feeling intimate. The food was generally pretty good. The pate was lovely and generous. The steaks tender and perfectly cooked. Our favourite was the aubergine starter. We stay on chatting till late with no pressure to move on once the bill had been settled. An old fashioned delight.

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