Restaurant Reviews from Ze Frog
Jade Chinese Restaurant
27 Little Mary Street Off Capel street, Dublin 7 , City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 7
Reviewed 05th May 2008 ( visited 03rd May 2008 )we went there on a saturday eve early enough, so the service was excellent. The food also was very good, although the main course was brought without its side for a few min and ended up being a bit cold when we were ready. but in overall great place: you get restaurant quality food for take-away prices! will def. go back there.
Diwali Indian Restaurant
Unit 1, Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 15th August 2010 ( visited 31st July 2010 )if you fancy a great Indian dinner, this is the place! I've been there many times and the food and service wont let you down. Waiters are very attentive to customers and the food is just delicious. a real treat. All for a quite reasonable price. The only downside I could see, is the walls in need of a coat of fresh paint!
Rotana Cafe Restaurant
31 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2, Portobello, Dublin
2nd time I've been there in the last couple of months and all I can say is that there won't be a 3rd time! all I had was the Lamb shish, fairly light portion (meat was tasty) but the salad just bland, no dressing, nothing with that. Not for me.
Millers Pizza Kitchens
50 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin
well, well, where to start? by the good things, it will be quicker! starter (Caesar salad very tasty) and .. that's it! The rest is really room for improvement: long waiting time to get some service, food served. The pizza I had was very disappointing: it was entirely covered of sausages slices! way too much, left half of it. But the worst part came from the MISLEADING outdoor sign: EARLY-BIRD, ALL DAY... until we got the bill.. which wasnt the fact. the only word from the head waitress: "sorry, it's only up to 7pm". Place gets crowded very rapidly and table are very close to each others, no for the romantic Italian meal. overall, very disappointing, WONT BE BACK! Do yourself a favor, keep walking!
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
went there on a thursday night, the place was quite busy and we had dinner downstairs, which is pretty nice. The place there being quite small can get very noisy. The food is great, very tasty tapas. Wine also was very good and still at a descent price. Would go back there again.
il Divo Restaurant
2 Terenure Road East, (Above Comans), Rathgar, Dublin
had a go at Il Divo during the week, was pleasantly surprised by the food quality (pasta with spinnash & creamy chicken, really tasty) and their dinner 'package' provides good value for money (starter, main, glass of house wine -- but better avoid that one, really!) for about 15 quid. I found the pasta dish nicely served (presentation and qty) and highly recommended. overall a fine place for dinning, just avoid the house wine!
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
it's a funky place, but the burgers are mighty! they are HUGE and the meat is delicious, you will leave the place stuffed! the food is correctly priced but the drinks are quite dear. it can take some time before you get served, so avoid when crowded. also the music tends to get very loud and it's more of a put off than anything else. definitely a place to try for its food, just avoid going there after 19h30: it's packed!
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
we had the early bird dinner there and it was beautiful! each course has plenty of flavour and were truly succulent, from starter to dessert. A definite place to go for a good meal.
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
got to try the lunch platter for a tenner, but it turned out to be a bit 'boring' really once i got the plate. a much better choice is the sizzling plate.
Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin
We got there on Saturday eve, didn’t book so we only had 2h there and staff was quite rush (starter & main in 45min!). A part from that we had a quite pleasant time. Starters were ok, could have been better, more tasteful but mains and desserts were excellent. We had chicken satay/duck rolls, massam curry/thai chicken and herbs, lemon tort/pavlova. Would definitely recommend, make sure you book at the w/e!
F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Pembroke Street
1A Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Nice and cozy place, the food was great. King’s scallops really tasteful, as the fillet for main course, cooked to our liking. For the price, they could easily include some vegs with the meat and (small amount of) mash potato. Food and service were good although very pricey.
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Got there on a Saturday late afternoon just before mad Saturday eve rush, the food was good but could have been much better. Although the sushi platter for starter was fantastic and so fresh, we were disappointed regarding the main course. Meat and vegs were grossly diced which did not feel restaurant class. Service could be improved too; we saw tables being served with such big delays than some ppl had already finished their main course when some others were just being served! We even had to complete the credit card transaction ourselves on the terminal due to the waitress disappearance! Won’t be back there anytime soon.
39 Castlewood Avenue, South Dublin , Rathmines, Dublin
Had dinner there last w/e. We were sitting at the bar which is a great spot to watch the chefs at work. The sushi and sushi/sashimi platters for starter were really good, freshly made but quite expensive for what you get. The main course was a real delight, especially the scallops’ tippenyaki, gorgeous! Desserts were bland, nothing special with pancakes or ice cream. Quite surprising they don’t have any sake. As for the desserts, the wine selection is very plain with nothing standing out. Apart from that, we would definitely go back there for the main course and the entertainment the chefs provide to customers.
The Laurels (Clondalkin)
Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin
Went there today at lunch time, wasn't too busy so we could still hear each other! Food is fairly good for a pub. The portions are, most of the time too, well served! Would recommend it.
Jade Chinese Restaurant
27 Little Mary Street Off Capel street, Dublin 7 , City Centre North, Dublin
we went there on a saturday eve early enough, so the service was excellent. The food also was very good, although the main course was brought without its side for a few min and ended up being a bit cold when we were ready. but in overall great place: you get restaurant quality food for take-away prices! will def. go back there.
3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Went there at the w/e, we only had a quick bite to eat. For the main course I had the Spaghetti Mare e Monte, it was very nice, with enough salmon and prawns in there. Also the penne con pollo was also delicious. That was our 1st time there, and it won't be the last! Good value for money.
Diwali Indian Restaurant
Unit 1, Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
if you fancy a great Indian dinner, this is the place! I've been there many times and the food and service wont let you down. Waiters are very attentive to customers and the food is just delicious. a real treat. All for a quite reasonable price. The only downside I could see, is the walls in need of a coat of fresh paint!
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went there at a w/e, just before it got very busy and full. We had brushetta (std & con funghi) for starter. The thickness of the dough used for them was quite of surprise and it was quite filling for starter. Then we got some pizzas. We got the ultra-thin base, and it was ultra thin! Never seen anything like that before! But these were great. The food was surprisingly tasty and good value, the only down side was the service, had to ask a few times for a waiter. Would go back there.
Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This one is a real treat! The food quality is of a high standard and you won't be disappointed. A bit pricey, many tables advance booking most likely necessary but the food you get is just gorgeous! Must go back there soon!
South Street Restaurant
Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
We've been there so many times in the last few years, and even got know quite well the previous owner. At that time, South St was a great little Italian restaurant with std pizza's & pasta on the menu. Then they added up the grill section, which is great: the Sicilian chicken for example is for sure a must to try, the Chef (who still works there under new management) is his specialty. A real treat for the mouth. They don't serve alcohol anymore, which can stop some people, to go there but the starters & grill section definitely make up for that! Pity the management isn't as good and friendly as it used to be, but it's still a nice place to go to for a nice dinner in town.
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Went there a little while ago for a friend's stag.. Fantastic place! Now that's what I call a High-class restaurant. The food, the place, the lighting, the space between tables, makes the place very special. Most of us went for the menu, which was pretty good and still descent price for a place like this. The portions are quite small (typical Haute cuisine) but every mouthful is more enjoyable than the previous one! They also have an extensive wine list with some price tags on 4 numbers... Exceptional place, a must!
La Mere Zou
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
Had dinner there yesterday. Anyway, had the foie gras on toast + gywurst. For starter, the foie gras was cold, a bit pity for that. My partner had the terrine de campagne, that was good. The bread, which is generally a delight in itself was a bit too hard and not so fresh... the pigeon farci is highly recommended and its sauce is fab! The mussels are always a great dish too, although this time, the portion was smaller than usual.. mussels don't cost that much! The desserts were abs. fine (creme brulee + apple tart). Service was Okay, nothing exceptional, it was much better a couple of months ago though. The room was almost full and thus very noisy, felt like in a pub at some stage! Can only blame the customers on that one!
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Here’s a place where you can find more "down to Earth" meals and really well cooked and served. Like the onion soup was just amazing. Being from the North of France myself, it's great to know a place where you can find meals as good as at home in this city. I like having the kitchen placed in the middle of the dinning area, you can see the Chefs at work! I would have prefer a bit more space between tables and so less crowded, it would make it a much more pleasant place to eat, as it can get quite noisy in there. Prices are still reasonable for this country. Definitely a place to try, you just have to be there on time to get a table! Bon appetite.