Dublin Restaurants


  • 23 Pembroke St. Map It
  • Georgian Dublin
  • French

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

When is a wine bar not just a wine bar? When it's one of the city's most talked-about restaurants. Opened as a basement wine bar by Olivier Meisonnave, the former sommelier at stellar Thornton's, Dax quickly became the choice of discerning Dubliners. You can drink or dine (tapas-style) at the bar, in the lush armchairs of the open-plan lounge, or in the more formal, restrained-modern dining room. The roasted wood pigeon with almond and white chocolate gel and mulled wine syrup is an adventurous starter, while the cold meat platter is a finger-lickin' little bar dish. The wine list is the envy of many a more expensive eatery, and with a couple of dozen wines poured by the glass you can dare to try something really special. There's a sister café in the same building with equally scrumptious offerings at a lower price point.

Restaurant Information


23 Pembroke St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Website: www.dax.ie

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Published 08/11/2015


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