Restaurant Reviews from ajguldalian

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 6

Member Since: 08 November 2007

Last Visit: 14 February 2010

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Broadway New York Eatery restaurant

Unit 6, Custom House Square IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
48 reviews

Reviewed 10th August 2009 ( visited 10th August 2009 )

I frequent Broadway pizza for lunch, and it is a favourite of visiting business colleagues, family, and friends. A very relaxed, casual atmosphere is present in this New York City themed restaurant. The waitstaff and managers are all top notch. The menu has enough variety to please all, and the specials of the day are always hits. The pizza is not a direct mimic of New York style pizza; it certainly has its own vibe and it extremely tasty. Perhaps my personal favourite is the shoe string fries. You can wash it all down with soda, beer, or wine - all fairly priced. You can even get a decent breakfast here. I would definitely recommend tBroadway Pizza.
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Taste Of India (Parliament Street) restaurant

Parliament Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Average
22 reviews

Reviewed 28th August 2009 ( visited 27th August 2009 )

As I sat in the empty restaurant I kept wondering if everyone else knew something about this place I didn't. I actually began to feel lonely. But I forced myself to stay and see what the quality of food was like. I have to start by saying, in this market, in this economy, a starter should come with the lunch special...for under €10. There are some great offers out there, and an extra €3 for a starter, or stepping up to pay €12.95 for the larger lunch special will just not bring in customers. I ordered the lamb Pasanda, whiich I had never tried before. The presentation was nice, and it was a bit like korma, but with a tangier, citrusy flavour. The rice was seasoned well, but was rather dry. The lamb was cooked well; very tender. The food was good, the service was ok, but there is nothing special here; and better deals elsewhere.
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Rolys Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Roly's is a great example of an adaptive restaurant keeping with the times. Whereas it has always been a terrific upscale (and expensive) restaurant, the new cafe menu they have is great. The prices are right, the food is delicious, and you will be back again. The Pop's menu is a neat concept whereby you pick a starter, or a few, and get duck rolls, fried goat cheese (YES!), or chicken tandori (a very unique take) on a stick, lolipop style. You will be surprised at the prices on the winelist - great price points here, and we had the Stoneburn Red, which is popular. The entire menu is very customisable in terms of portions, starters as mains, etc. The deal they had going was €27 for a starter, a main, and two deserts, which are served tapas style. Roly's has always been a Dublin favorite, and will continue to be as long as they bring fresh approaches to their menu.

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Juniors
2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I will be the first to admit I am a huge fan of the brunch. I am always trying to find the more places that provide an interesting menu, good value, and a relaxing, yet fun atmosphere. After all, its brunch, a meal so lazy that it combines two meals and says "one is enough, leave me alone so I can spend the afternoon napping". Juniors has a great menu, no doubt. And I am glad they decided to up the steak and eggs from rib-eye to strip. The corndog meal is a favourite - where else can you find a good corndog in Dublin? -, and the french toast is fab. The prices are fair, though there are other great brunches out there that provide a bit better value. When Junior's opened it was very unpretentious, and it had to be. The whole restaurant is the size of a NYC studio apartment. It has come into some immense popularity since opening - a testament to the skills of the chef - but they seem to have built themselves quite an ego. They know that if you do not sit down someone else will soon take your spot. I mean, yes you have to be creative with space being so small, but do not put me in the rain. Allow some leeway for those with children and buggys. And do not forgo good service for the sake of turnover.

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Taste Of India (Parliament Street)
Parliament Street, City Centre South, Dublin

As I sat in the empty restaurant I kept wondering if everyone else knew something about this place I didn't. I actually began to feel lonely. But I forced myself to stay and see what the quality of food was like. I have to start by saying, in this market, in this economy, a starter should come with the lunch special...for under €10. There are some great offers out there, and an extra €3 for a starter, or stepping up to pay €12.95 for the larger lunch special will just not bring in customers. I ordered the lamb Pasanda, whiich I had never tried before. The presentation was nice, and it was a bit like korma, but with a tangier, citrusy flavour. The rice was seasoned well, but was rather dry. The lamb was cooked well; very tender. The food was good, the service was ok, but there is nothing special here; and better deals elsewhere.

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Broadway New York Eatery
Unit 6, Custom House Square IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

I frequent Broadway pizza for lunch, and it is a favourite of visiting business colleagues, family, and friends. A very relaxed, casual atmosphere is present in this New York City themed restaurant. The waitstaff and managers are all top notch. The menu has enough variety to please all, and the specials of the day are always hits. The pizza is not a direct mimic of New York style pizza; it certainly has its own vibe and it extremely tasty. Perhaps my personal favourite is the shoe string fries. You can wash it all down with soda, beer, or wine - all fairly priced. You can even get a decent breakfast here. I would definitely recommend tBroadway Pizza.

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Brownes Deli and Cafe
18 Sandymount Green, Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin

After stopping in for coffee at Brownes, I happened to glance at one of their menus...the next night we were there. Starter, Main, and a glass of wine for €20 - this could be a good thing, or a very bad thing. Firstly, we thought the atmosphere was great; the place was packed on a Tuesday evening - they were evening turning some away. The mood is jovial, and encourages good conversation. The lighting is great, and we enjoyed the openness of the kitchen. I have to note that the menu is a bit different from the one online here. But you could be dining at somone's house in France; good home cooking and no pretension. They allowed us to choose a salad instead of the standard starter, and we all went for the warm goat cheese and carmelized pear salad. My wife says she wants to go back regularly just for this. The mussels were very good as a main, and the marinere sause was delicious. The beef bourguignon was large enough for one in our party to take home for the next day. The children's menu satisfied, and they were very child friendly. We were there with a 3 year old and an infant. We will certainly return here, but you must know this - come ready to talk, relax, and slowly enjoy your meal. Otherwise you will get a bit impatient with the service. But with speedy service it wouldn't really be French, would it?

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Sweet Basil Thai
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

My wife and I went with our 2 year old. They were very amicable towards the little one, and our family as a whole. We had spring rolls to start (3 per portion). They were very tasty, and the chili sauce had a nice bit of spice to it. They did not have my wife's favorite Thai dish on the menu, but were more than willing to create their version of it. My chicken red curry was the best that I have had in Dublin thus far. The wine list is small, but has some decent choices. We had their house, which was a Pinot Noir. I think food is overpriced as a whole here so value could be better. Overall it was a great experience.

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