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Pichet restaurant

14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Reviewed 01st January 2015 ( visited 31st December 2014 )

Holy smokes what did I just discover! We came in on a whim for New Years eve, no reservation.... and at half past ten... I was delighted when the hostess greeted us with a smile and told us she would see what she could do. We got a nice table next to the kitchen and the atmosphere was great. I ordered the steak tartare with the Crispy hens egg and it was one of the best starters I've had in a long time! My man got the duck confit which was also lovely. For mains I had the sea bass with squid, broccoli, and almonds. It was such a pleasure to eat! The textures were awesome, the soft fish against the crunchy almonds, woof. The lovely hostess helped me pick out a nice glass of white - the chateau de Navailles. She was so helpful that she let me have a taste as I wasn't too sure about it. It was delicious. I would recommend it to people who want to try something new. My man had the venison with blackberries and it was also beautiful. I couldn't pick which I'd preferred. We had the snickers dessert. I cant pass up peanut butter related deserts. It was the perfect size and a nice way to end the meal. The cocktails were amazing also. I think it was the best clover field I've ever had. The bill was a little above average for when we go out but I was completely happy with our experience that it didn't phase me at all. Can't wait to return.
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Pichet restaurant

14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
295 reviews

Reviewed 01st January 2015 ( visited 31st December 2014 )

Holy smokes what did I just discover! We came in on a whim for New Years eve, no reservation.... and at half past ten... I was delighted when the hostess greeted us with a smile and told us she would see what she could do. We got a nice table next to the kitchen and the atmosphere was great. I ordered the steak tartare with the Crispy hens egg and it was one of the best starters I've had in a long time! My man got the duck confit which was also lovely. For mains I had the sea bass with squid, broccoli, and almonds. It was such a pleasure to eat! The textures were awesome, the soft fish against the crunchy almonds, woof. The lovely hostess helped me pick out a nice glass of white - the chateau de Navailles. She was so helpful that she let me have a taste as I wasn't too sure about it. It was delicious. I would recommend it to people who want to try something new. My man had the venison with blackberries and it was also beautiful. I couldn't pick which I'd preferred. We had the snickers dessert. I cant pass up peanut butter related deserts. It was the perfect size and a nice way to end the meal. The cocktails were amazing also. I think it was the best clover field I've ever had. The bill was a little above average for when we go out but I was completely happy with our experience that it didn't phase me at all. Can't wait to return.
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Amuse Restaurant
22 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Food was A+, service was knowledgable, unfortunately the 2 course menu wasn't filling enough, even with a cheese plate to finish. We ended up getting burgers an hour after. I would save up and come back for the 6 course menu though as the food blew me away.

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Pichet
14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Holy smokes what did I just discover! We came in on a whim for New Years eve, no reservation.... and at half past ten... I was delighted when the hostess greeted us with a smile and told us she would see what she could do. We got a nice table next to the kitchen and the atmosphere was great. I ordered the steak tartare with the Crispy hens egg and it was one of the best starters I've had in a long time! My man got the duck confit which was also lovely. For mains I had the sea bass with squid, broccoli, and almonds. It was such a pleasure to eat! The textures were awesome, the soft fish against the crunchy almonds, woof. The lovely hostess helped me pick out a nice glass of white - the chateau de Navailles. She was so helpful that she let me have a taste as I wasn't too sure about it. It was delicious. I would recommend it to people who want to try something new. My man had the venison with blackberries and it was also beautiful. I couldn't pick which I'd preferred. We had the snickers dessert. I cant pass up peanut butter related deserts. It was the perfect size and a nice way to end the meal. The cocktails were amazing also. I think it was the best clover field I've ever had. The bill was a little above average for when we go out but I was completely happy with our experience that it didn't phase me at all. Can't wait to return.

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Pichet
14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Holy smokes what did I just discover! We came in on a whim for New Years eve, no reservation.... and at half past ten... I was delighted when the hostess greeted us with a smile and told us she would see what she could do. We got a nice table next to the kitchen and the atmosphere was great. I ordered the steak tartare with the Crispy hens egg and it was one of the best starters I've had in a long time! My man got the duck confit which was also lovely. For mains I had the sea bass with squid, broccoli, and almonds. It was such a pleasure to eat! The textures were awesome, the soft fish against the crunchy almonds, woof. The lovely hostess helped me pick out a nice glass of white - the chateau de Navailles. She was so helpful that she let me have a taste as I wasn't too sure about it. It was delicious. I would recommend it to people who want to try something new. My man had the venison with blackberries and it was also beautiful. I couldn't pick which I'd preferred. We had the snickers dessert. I cant pass up peanut butter related deserts. It was the perfect size and a nice way to end the meal. The cocktails were amazing also. I think it was the best clover field I've ever had. The bill was a little above average for when we go out but I was completely happy with our experience that it didn't phase me at all. Can't wait to return.

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La Cave
28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

From the outside it looks a seedy 80s nightclub, which is cool. Inside it's dingy, and red, like something from a David Lynch film, which is also cool. I felt like I was really in France and was kind of loving the dated decor. The tables are small and close together which kind of adds to the atmosphere which I didn't mind at all. The wine: So many glasses to pick from! I was in wine heaven! The food: The early bird/tourist menu seems to be good value yet none of the main courses appealed to us so we went A la carte and ordered a bunch of starters, the prawns, crab tart, snails, and foie gras to be specific. The prawns were flavorsome, yet the sweet chili sauce was a bit generic and not very French, crab tart was good, but probably my least favorite, snails were garlicky and delicious, and foie gras was pretty standard. We finished with a cheese/charcuterie plate which was good value as there were a lot of things on the plate, highlight being the pate and the cheese. The meats were dry and overly chewy so I would just do straight up cheese next time. This restaurant is really about the wine. I mean the food was good, like I enjoyed eating it, but nothing really blew me away. I will be back though to work my way through that wine list.

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Chai Yo
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My man and I decided to check this place out. We decided to go for the early bird downstairs as it was the last few days before pay day and we were on a budget. The early bird looked like it had a lot of choice and was good value at €17.50 so we opted for one of those and some sushi to share. We got the prawn toast, which was delicious, yet I don't think it's too hard to mess up prawn toast. We got salmon sushi and I found it to be a little dry and rice heavy, yet I am aware they're not a sushi restaurant so it didn't really bother me. The main course duck was delicious. The sauce was well balanced with great flavors. We had one drink each and the bill came to €40 so I felt the value was great. We ordered the perfect amount of food and we were stuffed! It was a really nice touch how they had a singer and a guitarist come to each table. She was a beautiful singer and it added to the atmosphere. I would like to return at an earlier time in the month for the teppinanyaki upstairs.

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PHX Bistro
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin

We decided to book PHX as we've never heard of it, the food looked good, and they offer a reasonable early bird. Upon arrival there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant so the atmosphere lacked slightly, but there were 4 in our party thankfully. The waitress was well informed, pleasant, and provided excellent service. The wine selection was adequate, although it would have been nice to see a few more options, but I loved that everything was available in a carafe. We ordered the duck parfait, gambas pil pil, and the pork riellette special to start. Everything was delicious especially the riellette and the parfait. We were offered extra bread if needed, which we definitely needed, and it was brought right away. For mains, the table had 2 of the pork belly, and the hake. The pork belly was definitly a stand out. It wasn't overly chewy, (which sometimes deters me from ordering pork belly), the sauce went well, the tenderstem broccoli was a great shout, and the truffle mash was delicious. It went very well with our Cab Sauv. The hake was also delicious. Very delicate and nice flavours. We also ordered skinny fries as a side which there was a lot of, but a little overly salted for me. For dessert we got one peanut butter brownie for the table. I was really excited about this dessert and I think it actually sub consciously made me pick the restaurant, as I am a peanut butter freak. Unfortunately the peanut butter flavour wasn't that strong and the brownie could have been a little more moist. Overall it was a great experience and might be back for the cheese plate at some point.

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Coppinger Row
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have been dying to try this place as I heard so many things about it. It was a bit annoying that they don't take reservations though as we were starving, and had to wait for a table to become available. It wasn't too much of a big deal though as we had a drink at the bar when we were waiting. The barman was lovely and made sure we were well looked after. I felt the menu to be quite limited but that's not necessarily a bad thing and I chose something I wouldn't normally go for. We had the garlic prawns to start which were ok, and after the perfect amount of time we had out main course. I got the starter auberguine as a main course and it was amazing. If anyone else gets this, make sure it cools down a lot before you eat most of it as inital taste is just the heat, if that makes sense. Yum!! I really wanna check out their brunch

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Wongs of Clontarf
436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin

We went here for Fathers Day and it was empty! We tried to explain to the waitress that we had a reservation but she wasn't listening and just sat us at a table. The food was good. The salt and pepper prawns were really good! Although the curry was advertised as thai yet it just tasted like an enhanced Knorr curry, no coconut milk to be tasted at all! The service was good, a little unfirendly and we had to remind the waitress about our coffees.Get the prawns I guess

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Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went here because we heard lots of good things about this place. They had a good deal on too, a tasting menu with a bottle of wine for 75 euro. I've seen similar deals around like this, and normally they're cheaper but we wanted to try food from Nepal. The dining room is nice but the tables are a bit too close together. I almost felt like I was on top of the table next to us. The service was very good as was the wine that came with our meal. The food was really nice, the started was interesting as it was lots of little starters. Our waiter gave us a very insightful story on how the main course is traditionally eaten which was helpful! We were so full upon leaving!

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went here to check out the Tapas. We didn't make a reservation and the restaurant was full for a Thursday night but the wait wasn't too long. The service was good despite the crowded room. I thought the tapas were a bit expensive for the small portions. The paella was especially good although so good it tasted like it was cooked in butter! Hopefully not.

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The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We came here to try out the mysterious Lebanese cuisine. The menu was big but not very informative. The wine menu was very small also and there was hardly any atmosphere. There were about 3 other tables. The food was ok. I think if we go again that we should order the Mezze or whatever it is as the table next to us ordered it and it looked good. The service was ok although our waitress wasn't very good at explaining the dishes.

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

A friend and I went here on a quiet Sunday night. We were the only customers in the restaurant but the food was amazing! I had the prawn dim sum and they were perfect. I also had spring rolls which were a bit greasy.The satay chicken was amazing, I'll be back soon!

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A few friends and I went here cos we knew there was good cocktail deals on. Our food was fine, it came quickly and our waitress was nice, but we had some confusion with the cocktails. A waiter showed us a list of cocktails that were on the 5euro menu. Basically it was just a list of names of cocktails. We asked if he knew what was in them and he said he would have to ask the bar tender. This was tedious and unnecessary. If they had a menu stating the ingredients or else if the waiters were trained to know what was in each cocktail it would have made our evening at Friday's a lot more enjoyable as I'm pretty sure we annoyed the waiter by his reaction to us asking what was in the cocktails.

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A friend and I dropped into Alfies in search of a cheap cocktail which was indeed delivered! We had the small portion set menu which was just the right size and good value too which much to choose from. The staff were friendly and prompt.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

We had the option to sit inside or outside, so we sat outside. It's nice when restaurants do that. The food was good, the waiter was good, the mango mojito was good, the free green tea was good, the bill was good, the little spider on our table was good, everything was good!

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The Gallery Restaurant at the Church
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

We went here on what we thought would be a quiet night but it was very busy! The restaurant was beautiful which definitely added to the atmosphere. We went for the set menu at 55 with a bottle of wine included. We both got the duck rolls as a starter, which were lovely. I got the barbecued salmon and my boyfriend got the lamb. The food was really nice as I was kind of pessimistic as I think European food is quite boring. We got the banoffi pie as a dessert. The staff were lovely and we had a great evening.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

We were greeted by the very friendly Maitre D' who showed us to a nice table. We ordered the 1/4 aromatic duck to share for a starter. The portion was tiny! We got about a pancake each! Very disappointing as it was tasty. For main course I asked for a dish to be made with duck instead of chicken and out came pork. The service was quite slow also, I had to approach the bar myself once. The cocktails though are amazing! Very innovative and the half price cocktails on Mondays are a very good idea. I will probably return, but only on a Monday!

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

I've been here lots of times. The food is amazing, there isn't one thing I've ordered that I didn't like. And I try to order something different every time I go too. A great atmosphere for lunch. Everything seems fresh and their side salads are amazing! I would definitely recommend!

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The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin

I went here for my birthday with a few friends. The Tomato Bruschettas are AMAZING! We got the mix starter and it was the best thing on it. For main course we got the mexican pizza which was really good, although huge! But we brought some home at ate it for breakfast the next morning! The cocktails are average, the dessert ones being the better ones. The service was extremely slow though.

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Acapulco Restaurant
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

The 'Best in town' Nachos do live up to their name... sometimes. The first time I had them they were amazing! So naturally the second visit I got them again but they weren't as good. The portions are really big for main course, which I guess is better than being too small. One of the margaritas I had was really salty. Some things are hit and miss I guess.

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