Restaurant Reviews from einstein

Status: Guru

Credibility Score:
52.5%

No. of Reviews: 74

Member Since: 27 July 2007

Last Visit: 19 March 2017

The Best Restaurant

Olesya's Wine Bar restaurant

18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

View on Map

Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
91 reviews

Reviewed 07th September 2015 ( visited 07th September 2015 )

Went in tonight around 7 to enjoy some nice wine and meat and cheese board, to my horror the windows(doors) facing onto the street were wide open.Result, the 4 of us did not go in as ( believe it or not) its getting cold and I don't enjoy supping and eating in the cold. This is the second time in the last two weeks WE have went in and changed our minds when we see the windows open.We are not in Spain or Brazil so cop on ?I like this place but don't like paying to sit in the Cold, so no review of food just Atmosphere?
Most Visited Restaurant

The Cheese Pantry restaurant

104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 9

View on Map

Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
77 reviews

Reviewed 22nd March 2014 ( visited 20th March 2014 )

Three of us went early and were all disappointed with bo the quality and the choice and presentation of the food we got. A starter of Pate was two slices of pate some salad and bread, totally tasteless and pate looked a bit grey. Crab cakes were bland and expensive for what was served. Mains consisted of beef with mash, small helping and very ordinary, Plaice fillets with herbs in batter were soggy instead of crispy with a green herb sprinkled on top, most of it was left on the plate. I had the belly of pork which was mainly fat very little meat and certainly not crispy. Quite a disappointing evening and bad value for what we got. The pate presentation was terrible and showed a complete lack of interest by the chef. One of us had the early bird but it certainly is not an interesting Menu. This used to be a good place to go and had a good local following which is dropping , I am not surprised. It needs a more interesting menu and a more interested chef.
All reviews
profile_review

Tavern
Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Two of us went last night on a voucher, great value. Food was very interesting in both the presentation and selection, a cut above most other restaurants.It was a bit quiet but I do not expect it to remain that way. A great find , nicely laid out and very efficient and friendly staff.

profile_review

Stanley's
7 St Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

two of us went for an early meal, food was not good and Charcouterie Plate was like one I have never seen before and hope never to see again. We complained and the Chef came out and was very rude to us and told us we did not know what Charcouterie was. We paid the full bill and left, never to return. We also thought the wine was priced as in Celtic Tiger times.

profile_review

Picasso Restaurant
1 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin

14 of us went on New Years DAY rather than cook ourselves. Ages from 2 to 86 and one well known chef included in group. We had quite a varied menu from two menus , A La Carte and a Christmas Menu. Food was excellent and everybody really enjoyed it . My second visit there in last two months but intend to make it a regular destination. Staff were very attentive and helpful, so a good family occasion went off very well.

profile_review

Il Caffe di Napoli
41 Westland Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Two of us went early , around 6.15, busy place .Got starters of Small anti pasta and bruschetta with three different flavoured tomatoes, both large helpings and very nice..Vongole and chicken Milanese as mains , again large helpings and both excellent.Wine is good value and a nice selection. Overall very pleased with this restaurant , next time will order less and maybe get a pizza, which looked very nice.

profile_review

Zen
89 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin

Four of us went in around 7 P.M, nice table and pleasant greeting from staff.Starters were fine , normal stuff nothing exceptional.Mains for two arrived , after 15 minutes third mains arrived then mine after another 10 minutes and quite a few requests from me as to whats happening. This ruined the evening , never mind the meal and to top it all , no allowances were made on the bill. Will not be back.

profile_review

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went in tonight around 7 to enjoy some nice wine and meat and cheese board, to my horror the windows(doors) facing onto the street were wide open.Result, the 4 of us did not go in as ( believe it or not) its getting cold and I don't enjoy supping and eating in the cold. This is the second time in the last two weeks WE have went in and changed our minds when we see the windows open.We are not in Spain or Brazil so cop on ?I like this place but don't like paying to sit in the Cold, so no review of food just Atmosphere?

profile_review

Amuse Restaurant
22 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Two of us had a very interesting meal here, in particular the Amuse Bouche which were the first two courses, excellent. We had the five course tasting menu , a very good selection of both meat and fish dishs. We did not like the Duck which was very rare and tasted tough, however we will be there again and overall very exciting food. The next time we will go Al la Carte and no duck.

profile_review

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

Two of us went last night, quiet at first then got quite busy. Good to hear staff speaking Italian in an Italian restaurant?Good food with good service and reasonable wine prices, will be back soon .

profile_review

Brioche
51 Elmwood Avenue Lower, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Two of us went with the vouchers, excellent meal and a very nice selection of tasting plates. I had the wine that went with the tasting( Euro 35) but on return will pick my own. Bought two more vouchers and looking forward to returning.

profile_review

La Bodega Tapas y Vinos
93 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6 , Ranelagh, Dublin

Great selection of Tapas and very tasty specials of the day, We had a selection of dishes and was not disappointed with any of them. Pleasant staff provide a good efficient service.

profile_review

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great place to go , great assorted meat plates and good pasta specials with excellent risotto also. However they should expand the menu as one can become a bit bored and not go there as often. Perhaps another pasta dish and change the duck offering every so often?

profile_review

Bon Appetit
9 James Terrace, Malahide, Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Very impressed with the Tapas selection and the quality of the food. Two of us went with a voucher around 7 p.m, already quite a few people there. Nice pints of Guiness and good selection of wines by the glass also and at reasonable prices. Staff were very helpful in explaining the various Tapas and also efficent. Looking forward to a return visit.

profile_review

Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

A few of us went here, two of the party had steak and chips which were fine. I had the house special which was Mussels in sauce and chips, very small mussels ,no plump ones hanging around here , quite tasteless. I also had a crab mix starter which was also tasteless. The place was full so maybe I was just unlucky?

profile_review

Delahunt
39 Camden Street Lower, Camden Street, Dublin

New restaurant in a very old building ,restored in a very understanding manner, beautiful wooden floor and traditional bar, all in all, very tasteful. Food was excellent , three of us went and really enjoyed it. Not a big menu but all the courses looked great and tasted even better than they looked. Great experience and we will be back after Christmas.

profile_review

The Woollen Mills
42 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Booked through Menu pages and asked for downstairs seating, the three of us were seated upstairs ( would suit better the reception girl said to the waiter , not to us). Seated in a far corner of the restaurant beside a storeroom door which was in use. Seats were hard and had a low metal back rail which hit the middle of your back, could not lean back or relax, very uncomfortable. Went to pick up menu and noticed the table was all sticky , not having been cleaned in the proper manner, the table ajoining was in the same state. We proceeded to clean the table with some wipes we had , the waiter did not make any comment. Now the food? I had Ham hock which was bits of ham in some kind of broth with potatoes and veg in it, totally forgettable , I also had a salad which had mixed lettuce , purple potatoes and other bits, did not like.Partner had pulled pork which not only looked a mess but tasted as it looked.Friend had fish which was fine. Glass of white wine ( Tinpot, N,Z) normally 7 E to 7.50 E was 11E so partner had a cheaper white which was rubbish. I had two small beers and we had a bottle of the cask wine which they bottle themselves, just o.k. The wines are served in the same type of glasses as the water , not proper wine glasses and it certainly effects the taste. So we did not enjoy the night and will not be back but I am nervous that while things are getting better, some places are letting the whole business down with their slipshod ways.

profile_review

Zaragoza
South William St., Dublin , South William Street, Dublin

Was there early around 6, have not been there for a while. Was offered the early bird which is six tapas dishes each (two of us) and a large water for 17 E each. Food was excellent, varied and tasty and more than enough for each of us. Staff were good and very attentive but not in your face, good to see the standards are been maintained, very enjoyable. Will not leave a long gap like before to revisit.

profile_review

Zaragoza
South William St., Dublin , South William Street, Dublin

Excellent meal, enjoyed by both of us and great value for what we got. Portions are not to small nor to big, just right. Nice place , friendly staff, wine at fair prices and as an added bonus ,pints of Carlsberg ( I had two) which tasted great.

profile_review

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Like this place a lot but for some reason they now have the windows open and as we know its not summer yet so the draught in the restaurant is quite cold. I have changed my mind about going there twice in the last few weeks as have others on account of this.

profile_review

The Cheese Pantry
104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Three of us went early and were all disappointed with bo the quality and the choice and presentation of the food we got. A starter of Pate was two slices of pate some salad and bread, totally tasteless and pate looked a bit grey. Crab cakes were bland and expensive for what was served. Mains consisted of beef with mash, small helping and very ordinary, Plaice fillets with herbs in batter were soggy instead of crispy with a green herb sprinkled on top, most of it was left on the plate. I had the belly of pork which was mainly fat very little meat and certainly not crispy. Quite a disappointing evening and bad value for what we got. The pate presentation was terrible and showed a complete lack of interest by the chef. One of us had the early bird but it certainly is not an interesting Menu. This used to be a good place to go and had a good local following which is dropping , I am not surprised. It needs a more interesting menu and a more interested chef.

profile_review

Locks Brasserie
No. 1 Windsor Terrace, South Dublin, Portobello, Dublin

Four of us went and were offered the tasting menu as an alternative . Delighted we went for it, great success with us all.We had about six courses , not big helpings but very well crafted and at a good price. Great selection of wine at good prices, we had two bottles . Good crowd there and good atmosphere, very attentive and pleasant staff which always adds so much to a night out. We will be back and may try a late lunch , looks goog.

profile_review

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Been here three times in the last two weeks and needless to say we really like it. We have had both the set evening meal, in our case Confit of Duck with roast potatoes as main but the star was the starter of Mushroom Risotto. We also like the cold plates which we share, the De Lux platter is excellent, combination of Cheese and Meat. We also like the ability to try out various wines from around the world by the glass at good prices. So I can really recommend Olesyas and the staff are very helpful and efficient.

profile_review

Dobbins Restaurant
15 Stephen Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

ten of us went for a celebration dinner and we were all impressed with the food, choice and the staff. We went for the early bird meal for two at 65 euro which includes a bottle of wine( nice wine). I cannot figure out why I have not been here before but certainly will be again and soon. Great value for the really good food , very enjoyable.

profile_review

The GreenHouse
Dawson Street, Dublin City Centre, Dawson Street, Dublin

Four of us went and all were delighted with the meal and the restaurant. Excellent staff and a warm greeting on the way in. Wine selection is very good and costs from 30 Euro upwards. Great selection of nibbles to start , very tasty, we all had the three course meal which costs around 62 Euro. I thought it would be an expensive night and it was but worth it, probably one of the best meals any of us have eaten. We were there for just under four hours and it seemed like two, that's a sign of a good night. Would recommend it for the great food and the staff .

profile_review

Citron @ Fitzwilliam Hotel
The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Dining room could be made a bit less hotel dining room like , maybe section it a bit and make it more intimate. Otherwise the food was excellent and to quite a high standard and very good restaurent staff. We reallt enjoyed it and will be back.

profile_review

The Cheese Pantry
104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Two of us went for a late lunch, shared a mezze starter which was excellent, I then had green curry, partner had the lamb burger, both very enjoyable but the mezze was the star. Great staff, friendly and efficent also great value. Great local restaurent , I am becoming a reguler.

profile_review

Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Seven of us went after initally booking for two, staff very helpful and got a nice table. I had brushetta with tuna,.excellent and for mains tagletelle with ossabucca, big plate but delicious. Everybody enjoyed their meals and some very nice and reasonable wine and presseco.Finished off with deserts and coffees, grand, I had expresso( single) excellent. The food is full of flavours and with a reasonable price and very good service its hard to beat, I will have to become a regular.

profile_review

Andersons Foodhall & Café
3 The Rise, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin

Two of us tried here again and were disappointed with the food. Had Brushetta and Pate to start, Brushetta was good , Pate was two slabs with a bit of lettuce , no attempt at presentation and quite unappealing. Shared the Med. Platter and again totally lacking in taste and the olives were dry, parma ham thick slices and rubbery, cheese had no taste even though there were a few different cheeses. This was a nice place and the meat and cheese platters were very good but now its just not good maybe they have become complacent. Anyway, I wont be back until they get their act back together.

profile_review

Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Excellent place to go, portions are not large but are very inventive and tasty and good value .Great to see a new place opening in hard times with a very well trained and attentive staff, this ups the game for a lot of other places, which is good. We (2) had seven tapas between us , all very nice and well presented, also three desert dishs. Expresso is very good and the choice of wines very interesting . Four sizes of wine, taster glass, glass, carafe and bottle and good prices, I particulary liked the wine from Portugal( red). Upstairs a nice bar and nice pints and cocktails. We liked it so much we have been back twice and are looking forward to going again. You are not going to get a big meal here but for tasty tapas in a nice place it will be hard to beat.

profile_review

The Cheese Pantry
104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

This place has improved a lot and I ( we) have been there quite a few times over the last few months as have our friends. its about time the menu was changed as people get bored . Perhaps the lunch menu could also be available at night as it looks quite interesting and would suit people who just wanted a snack and wine?

profile_review

Andersons Foodhall & Café
3 The Rise, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin

Two of us went last night, it was busy so had to wait a while, good sign? I had the French and Irish Platter and partner had the small Med. Platter , both looked fine but lacked any real taste, kind of bland. Tapas menu looks good so maybe we will try that next time. Must be time to change the main menu, been the same pasta dishs for a few years.

profile_review

Dax Cafe Bar
23 Pembroke Street Upper, City Centre South, Dublin

Have been here a few times and it remains very consistant in both the quality and value of the Tapas. also very friendly and helpful staff. I see the main man from the start up is leaving to go to St. Martins in the Caribbean(lucky man) he will be missed.

profile_review

The Cheese Pantry
104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Two of went there early evening and were quite impressed. I had Italian salad to start and then a spaghetti dish, all done very well, partner had the pate starter which both looked and tasted great. I have been here before but usually only for a coffee. Great value in the early bird and portions are quite large, good selection of wine also. Great to have a good local place with friendly and efficent staff. Looking forward to a return visit.

profile_review

Belluccis
22-30 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Four of us went with two Menu vouchers and had a great night. Nice modern place with a bar ( well stocked ) in the middle of the floor. Very obliging staff with good hints on the food and also the wine. The young lady attending our table was particulary helpful. Food was excellent , two fish, one chicken and one veal, all very tasty. Great menu with a wide choice, Italian based but a wide variety. The pizza oven ( proper one) and pizzas looked good for the next visit. I had starters of mussels in a tomato sauce, excellent. All in all a very enjoyable night, great place and already looking forward to going back

profile_review

Zen
89 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin

Went with Menu Pages voucher and was very impressed with both the friendly staff and the food. I had the twice roasted duck which was great and my wife had the Chefs special which was Sea Bass in their special sauce, excellent. Nice place and can see why they are still here after 20 years, we will be back.

profile_review

The Humble Bean
68 Aungier Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Two of us in there this morning, good coffee , friendly staff and two very good scones, I shall make it a regular haunt.

profile_review

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

Went there about six in the evening, two kids and two adults. Very busy and put name down , waited fot half an hour. Got seated, pleasent staff and very busy, all ages. Both adult meals not good, Chicken Goujons tasteless as was my B/B Chicken just a lump of meat. Chips seemed to be the frozen variety but kids meals seemed fine. Did not bother with adult deserts prefer to remember the glorious Choclate Fudge Cake the way it was a few years ago. We would be reluctant to go back there.

profile_review

The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Three of had a great meal here at a very reasonable price. Antipasta and Bruschetta to share as starters, not huge helpings but very tasty. We then had a Chicken dish with Parma ham, nothing left on plate, speaks for itself. Pasta dish also and again plate cleared. I had a Pork cutlet in a kind of Broth and veg. which included potatoes, sounds strange but delicious. Rather like a mixture of Chinese and Italian, I really enjoyed it. Deserts and coffee and tea were fine especially the Trio of ice cream, rather a nice sauce on it. Wine is reasonable and we had both white and red. They have a gentleman playing music and singing, a mixture of traditional and jazz, very nice and relaxing, really suited the place. So its a new place and I feel sure it will go on from here and continue to please , we will be back.

profile_review

Carluccio's Caffe
52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I posted a few days ago about my visit here on the 31/10/2011, I waited on posting, so as I could go and try Carluccios again. Four of us went and I ordered the same meal. Antipasta to share between two and Vongole for me. Antipasta was fine as was the wine. My vongole arrived, tasteless and bland but to my dismay and worry, after a few uninspiring mouthfulls, I came acropss clams with the shells not open. First of all the clams I tried were small and tough, no taste. I counted six clams with closed shells. I complained and the manageress allowed both the Vongole and a bottle of wine to compensate , she was also upset by this. What kind of chefs(?) work here that would allow this meal to go out? It is very bad for business.If the chefs(?) cannot cook this dish it should not be on the menu.

profile_review

Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Wife and I went last night, what a pleasure. From the moment we were greeted at the door like old friends( only there once before) we both felt pampered , they do it good.Very busy but staff well able to cope , like a well run machine. We had the four course meal with both red and white glasses of wine to go with same.I had Ravioli starter and wife had soup, both excellent then tuna for me and lagoustine for wife, excellent . Mains were duck and lamb, great taste to both. The deserts were very good, as was the expresso. I tried to book a Saturday night and was told they were booked until after Christmas, I now understand why. We will be back soon , nice to have it to look forward to.I reckon its worth every penny and other restaurents should go and look and learn.

profile_review

Oliviers at the Schoolhouse
2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

TWO OF US WENT FOR A PRE THEATRE MEAL ON A VOUCHER. We were the only ones there at 6.30 and still by ourselves when we left at 8.00. It was not a good experience, we both had lobster salad to start, it was tough. I had lamb cassoulat and partner had fish, both lacked taste. Sweets were o.k and had a few glasses of wine , red wine was 8.75 which is expensive in my view. Expensive place and quality does not come anywhere near the prices charged. Finally the bill had three main courses charged( was sorted out) as we were the only ones there , thats hard to understand.

profile_review

The Box Tree
Stepaside Village, South Dublin, Stepaside, Dublin

My wife and I were staying overnight locally and looking forward to the meal here. The crab starter was quite tasteless as was the prawn cocktail ,which was totally bland. This was followed by a chicken dish and a pork dish both very ordinary. The deserts were just o.k and the glasses of wine on offer were quite limited and expensive for what you get. We went to the pub next door to get over the disappointment , nice pub and nice staff maybe we should have eaten there?

profile_review

OKA Restaurant
Northwood Demense, North Dublin, Santry, Dublin

Three of us went around 8.p.m, place quite full. Seems to be family run very friendly staff and would seem to have a good local clientel, always a good sign. Anyway we had the set dinner, excellent choices, three courses and two small bootles of red wine, total bill 86Euro.The food was very tasty and quite large helpings, we could not finish our mains. I would prefer the wine from proper bottles , the small ones lack taste but overall a nice place.Oh we also had a pot of tea for two.

profile_review

Tillies Cafe
18 St Gabriel's Road, Clontarf, Dublin

There this morning with a friend , nice busy place. Had a cappuchino and a reguler coffee, expecting a decent coffee. They were both like drinking luke warm brown water, very weak, probably only got a smell of a coffee bean. This is not on in this day and age especilly when it is a coffee shop. I said it to the waitress and she apoligised and said we should have complained to her and she would have changed them, fair play to her. We did not have time to wait but it would certainly influence any decision to go back there.

profile_review

ZAO Thai Restaurant
96B Omni Park Shopping Centre, Swords road , North Dublin, Santry, Dublin

Four of us had a good meal here , early evening and not to busy. The staff are always quite friendly and helpful. However, I recently bought two offers from City Deal with the intention of using them soon. After reading about the new limited menu and some of the previous write ups about here, I am having second thoughts about going. I would recommend that Zao change their attitude and let it be known here that it has changed . They should respond to previous posts for the sake of their business. Vouchers are here to stay, so if a restaurent partakes in them ,it should make sure that they honour their part of the bargain and not make people feel small. or tightfisted. Sorry to go on but I do feel it is important to make this point.

profile_review

Town Bar and Grill
21 Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin

New owners, new style and very friendly staff. Always nice to walk in to a place and see friendly and helpful staff, good start. Four of us went and had a very good meal. We all had the Antipasta, I had the Vongole which was very tasty and quite large. Chicken and Rabbit ( to celebrate Easter) by the others , were also very well cooked and presented. Great selection of wine at good prices and no problem getting tap water if required. Two shared the Assiete of deserts which contained about twelve dishs, tasty and two had the chesse board, very enjoyable. I must say they are getting stuck in here and with staff like they have and the good cooking this place should do really well, We all are looking forward to going back, soon.

profile_review

Dax Cafe Bar
23 Pembroke Street Upper, City Centre South, Dublin

Three of us went for the new Tapas menu and got there at 6.30, it was quite full but got seated at the bar. Nice place and tasteful decor , quite a buzz about the cafe. Got a nice bottle of Navarra red and a glass of white, good wine and fair prices. Tapas was excellent, with a nice duck plate and great selection of dips plus a few others. Cheeseboard was excellent and only one of us had deserts, Peach Melba with a new twist, I was sorry I did not get one. Two staff were very efficent and friendly, both french I think. Delighted to see this addition to the eating out scene and I intend to go again very soon.

profile_review

Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Three of us went on a cold , wet and windy friday night, surprised to find the place nearly full. We were shown to the back part of the restaurent which also filled up quite quickly. Pizzas were good as were the pasta dish, starters of antipasta were just o.k as were the few glasses of wine we had. Coffee was quite tasteless.The part of the restaurent visible from the street has a nice ambiance , nice tables and a general buzz about it. The hidden part, where we were is a canteen like structure with no ambiance and really quite dull. So if I go again to that branch, I shall insist on booking out front.

profile_review

Pink Elephant
Mains Court, North Co. Dublin, Swords, Dublin

Wife and I went there about 7 p m on Sunday evening, very poor lighting and very few people present,Wife had fish in sweet and sour sauce which was tasteless and my duck was very bland, side dish of noodles was plain and I do mean plain. Service was very slow even though the restaurent was quite empty. I have heard some very good reports about here from friends , maybe it was just a one off bad night. But if they do not get their act together I would doubt their prospects of staying open in the future, which would be a pity.

profile_review

Andersons Foodhall & Café
3 The Rise, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin

Went for Tapas but had the fish plate and partner had the starter antipasta type dish. Excellent choice, friendly staff . good value in wine and even better its local to me. They also do hot dishs which I do intend to try All in all good food at good prices in pleasent surroundings, we could do with more of the same.

profile_review

Pearl Brasserie
20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Four of us went for a celebration meal and left quite disapointed. Staff were excellent as was service.Starters were very lacking in taste and the mains were not up to the standard I expected and have got there in the past. Special of the night was Hake , presentation was off putting, it looked like a lump of chicken and had an unpleasent tasting sauce with it. Its an expensive place and was quite busy on the night we were there but we all left there unhappy about the meal we just had

profile_review

Wallace's Asti
15 Russell Street, Behan Square (just off the North Circular Road at Croke Park), City Centre North, Dublin

Two of us went there and got the antipasta starter to share, very little on it and no dressing on the lettuce, very unappealing. One got a pizza which was dry and tasteless and I got spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chilli which again lacked any taste . Expresso was nice, as was the few glasses of wine. This could be a great local place but they have really let themselves down in both the presentation and taste of the food.

profile_review

The Dining Room
35 Dawson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Two of us had the 25 Euro Menu and it was excellent. From the moment we arrived to be greeted by friendly faces, seated and both water, bread and menus placed on table, this is the way to do it. Starters of salmon in citrus and Chicken terrine, very tasty. Mains were sea bass and duck, extra side dish of potatooes cooked in duck fat( very good) which were cleared off the plate quite quickly. Deserts were also good and my rice pudding was memory stirring ,in a good way. Wine by the glass came in a good measure and finished off with pot of tea and expresso. Very friendly and professional staff add greatly to any place and they certainly have it here.

profile_review

The Bistro & Brabazon Restaurant
Tankardstown House, Slane, Meath

Went there today with two others and had the Afternoon Tea for two and I had a coffee and a sandwich from the Afternoon Tea . At 25 Euro it was excellent value and what a nice place. Staff were smiling and friendlyn might be tempted to go for an overnight stay soon.

profile_review

The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Two of us went there on a Monday night, quite full but seated quickly. Good wine and good prices but feel they could change the menu a bit . Food not very hot and seemed to lack the tasty bite it used to have. Maybe I picked a bad night as its usually quite good. Staff both helpful and efficent.

profile_review

One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great food, bad value. Three courses for 39 Euro should mean that , charging extra for various things, leaves a bad taste in the mouth ( in these times). So get your offers right and dont annoy customers who are already feeling upset about all thats going on in Ireland.In other words, its a great place but dont stick extras on , it does not go down well and will not be accepted any more.

profile_review

Thornton's Restaurant
1st, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, 128 St Stephen's Green, City Centre South, Dublin

Four of went last night, first time for all. Nice decor and friendly staff. Very limited choice of wines at reasonable prices ,which in todays economic times is not good. The food was lacking in both taste and quantity.Had a mixture of Starters and Mains which we all agreed were not up to the standard expected ,especially at the price been charged.All in all a disappointing night out.

profile_review

The Chop House Gastro Pub
2 Shelbourne Road, City Centre South, Dublin

Four of us went at 7 p.m on Saturday night, no booking. The manager/ owner quickly seated us and said he would need the table back around 8.30 p.m but we could have coffee etc, at the bar. Good choices on the menu in both the starters and the mains. Excellent food , nicely presented and very flavoursome. Wine at quite reasonable prices and a very nice pint. I have to mention our waiter( did not catch his name), a real professional with expert advice, on both the food and the wine. All in all a great evening for both the food and the service, what a nice change to have both expert and friendly staff.Cannot wait to go back.

profile_review

La Dolce Vita Wine Bar
Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Small Italian Cafe, friendly staff and very reasonable prices. Starters for three of us, consisted of a selection of Tapas , Cold Meats and assorted Brushettas. Mains were two of the cold meat and cheese plates, all Italian and all very tasty. Wines very reasonable and last but not least was the Chocolate Bar deserts. Real chocolate with nuts in some of them, delicious. Will be back probably best to book, as tight on space.

profile_review

Aqua Restaurant
1 West Pier, Howth, Dublin 13, Howth, Dublin

Three of us went for the early bird and really enjoyed both the food and the wine. It was very quite, which took away from the ambience but the staff made up for this, by their friendleness and efficency.Fish of the day was cod and it was excellent also steak which was very good. Starters for all, big juicy prawns and salad, tasty. One desert , three bottles of house red , two Irish coffees and one port for 170 Euro. Great night, nice food , we left feeling very contented.

profile_review

Il Vicoletto
5 Crow Street (Next to Foggy Dew Pub), Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

If you are in a hurry , dont go here. Four of us went at 7.30 p.m and left at 11.15p.m, a long meal but a very good one. You wait quite a while between courses, as they appear to be tight on kitchen space . Food however is quite good and reasonable, Antipasta was excellent as were the Pasta dishes, Chicken was very tasty and all the mains were of ample size. Had the house red ( Primitovo) at 18 Euros and a carafe of White also some tap water. A very nice Italian place ,staff friendly and helpful.Once they get over the delays, this place will have everything going for it. Now maybe its us (Irish) who like to have a meal and wine and be out in around two hours ,so perhaps the next time, I will go Italian and go real easy, probably be better for my health.

profile_review

Rolys Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

.Nine of us went for lunch, a family reunion. Busy place and excellent service, three course set lunch with plenty of choice and good value wine. Everybody very happy with all the courses, my duck was excellent and the deserts were delectable. I had not been there for a while but will now change that. It must be one of the most consistant places in the country, rather like a well oiled machine that never breaks down.

profile_review

The French Paradox Wine Shop & Wine Bar
53 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Three of us went around six for the tapas menu and were quite impressed. Excellent selection of choices and large and tasty dishes at an excellent price. Staff were also very pleasent and efficent, all in all a good night with nice wines also.

profile_review

Il Caffe di Napoli
41 Westland Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Three of went around 7 p.m, busy enough. Very helpful and friendly waiter made us all feel quite welcome. Shared starters of Antipasta and a salad, nice mix of meat and salad in the Antipasta and quite a large helping. They have expanded the Menu so we had a pasta dish, clams and pasta, which was excellent. Also a chicken dish and a fish dish, both were quite simply cooked and very tasty. Wine is good and inexpensive. All in all, a nice meal at a good price and can see this place getting better and better.

profile_review

Tibor's Bistro
11B Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin

Two of went for the early bird on a wet midweek night. Very nice staff and great value meal.Had Bruscetta and Pate to start, plenty of flavour. Then Pork Cutlet and Lamb Shank as mains, excellent taste and quite large helpings. One desert, one tea and a french coffee( quite bland) and a bottle of white wine, great value at 72 euro. Place quiet but shows plenty of promise.

profile_review

Mulino's
23 Watermill road, North Dublin, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin

Went there on Sunday 4th 0ct with six adults and two toddlers.We had various mains , Fish was sole which was covered with a very buttery sauce , sole had no taste. Pasta dishs lacked any distinct taste and presentation was sadly lacking . Pizza, which I had was awful , again tasteless and very ordinary. This place was good but now is just coasting along serving uninspiring food at expensive prices. Pity, its always nice to have good local retaurents.

profile_review

Louies Bistro
20 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Family group went there last Sat. twelve of us in total. Great buzz in the place and very friendly staff, they really do try to make sure everybody is happy. Mixed dishs ordered by people right across the menu, everybody very happy . So a great night , good value and happy punters, good way to start into Christmas.

profile_review

Louies Bistro
20 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Went there with three others, service very friendly and efficent. I ordered Monkfish and it was very lack lustre , no taste and just generally lacking. Other three mains were just o.k but the presentation of same was excellent. Maybe, I picked a bad night for the chef but not as good as usual but I will be back.

profile_review

Hugo's
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went with two others for the early bird on Sunday night. Excellent food ,very friendly and efficent staff, wine at good prices. We were all impressed and will be back soon.Just the place we need for these gloomy times.

profile_review

Fagans
Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin

Doing up house at the moment and have eaten here about four times, in last few weeks.Very good quality food especially any chicken dish and big helpings.Noodle side dish is one of the best I have eaten and the prawn starters. Would recommend.

profile_review

Hemmingways
2B Vernon Avenue, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin

.Six of us went for the Valentine Special i.e four courses plus a bottle of wine per couple for 75 Euro. Between us we had most of the dishs on offer, all very enjoyable and had a lot more than the offer of wine i.e three bottles. The host is great fun and very obliging especially if one wants any variation on the meals on offer. A very enjoyable night at a quite reasonable price.

profile_review

Kennedys Food Store
5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin

My wife and I had breakfast there this morning, one of the best we have had.Everything was so tasty and fresh,we will be back.

profile_review

Chez Sara Wine Bar
3 Old Street, North Co. Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Four of us went there last night (12th april)and we all agreed it was excellent especially the sauce with the sea bass. Great value also and nice staff.Try the smoked salmon and prawns to start , very tasty.

profile_review

Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My wife and I went last night and what a let down. Tiny glasses of wine very poor options for main courses and very small and uninteresting helpings of cold meats and cheeses. One year ago this place was buzzing with friendly staff and fair portions of food ,the buzz is gone and so is the crowds. We had a starter, a glass of wine each and left in approx. 30 minutes ,before we would have stayed two hours approx.

profile_review

Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a staff do there last night. Place was too packed with very rude and unhelpful staff, terrible food and was told the bar closed at 8.30. It was a matter of pack them in give them rubbish and get the money and get them out as quickly as possible. A fitting end to the Celtic Tiger.

Copyright © 2018 MenuPages. All rights reserved. [ 0.3124 ]