Looking for Restaurants in Dublin

Jan 29th, 2008, 05:07 AM
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Looking for Restaurants in Dublin

Everyone has been so helpful in giving advice on areas to stay in Dublin, so I'm hoping for some good restaurant advice. We're having a bit of trouble getting reservations on Valentines Day--guess we waited to late. This will be our first day in Dublin and we'd like to have a nice, moderately priced (less than 100 euros) place to eat. We're not particular on types of food, something casual with good food would be great--continental, Italian, French, tapas whatever is fine. I've been looking at menu pages and I must say the choices are overwhelming, so some suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Look for a place called Jacob's Ladder- one of the best meals I've ever had (this was fall 2006). It's in a second story townhouse, can't remember the street but I believe it's east of Temple Bar. Searching for that name should find it.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 07:17 AM
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On Sunday I watched a Rachel Ray vacation show in Dublin, and the places she went looked incredible! I recall one named Fire which looked really good (http://www.mansionhouse.ie/fire/index.html) or maybe you can catch the re-run.
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Jan 30th, 2008, 05:01 AM
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Thanks for your suggestions. I will check them out. Has anyone eaten at Bang?
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Jan 30th, 2008, 06:54 AM
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I don't know that Fire is all that great. I haven't eaten there myself but I've heard bad reports.

You don't say where in Dublin you're staying, but these are the ones I like -

Bang Cafe - good fusion food - www.bangrestaurant.com on Merrion Row.

L'Gueuleton - www.lgueuleton.com - gorgeous French food - doesn't take bookings so you have to queue up, or put your name down for a table and then they contact you while you're having an aperitif in the pub opposite - this might suit you very well.

I love Yamamori noodles on George's Street - www.yamamorinoodles.com - for Japanese food.

Finally, for tapas in a romantic atmosphere try the tiny Port House, it's in South William Street (off Wicklow Street) and the phone no. is 01-6770298.
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Jan 30th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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Goodness...I really think its hard to get a booking now. Nightmare that it is on Valentines.

OK Bang - Very nice but probably booked out
Fire - rip off and I felt average food. A catering company opened as a joint venture with the corporation I think and I ate here twice..neither was "great"

Jacobs Ladder will be booked out and you can do better these days

Port house is tiny but nice and relaxed and good tapas

I like the Bistro for Atmosphere on Castle Market Steet just beside Drury st.

L'Gueleton I hear is fab and you drop your name in and go across the road for a pint in the Market bar. That could be a chance and try it early eve.

Oh a nice casual but good Italian isDunne & Crescenzi on S. Frederick street. Good wines.

Across the road from this is Georges wine bar..nice place and the food looks gopod. They have music and a piano downstais. Good reviews as well.

Eden in Temple bar is good as well. Try all as you will have a hard time getting a booking now...I tried the other day!
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Jan 30th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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Thanks! Heard back from Jacob's Ladder, Fire and Bang and they all have reservations open that evening. Looking at the various replies here and reading reviews and I think we'll go with Bang.
Appreciate all the suggestions, some might work for other nights.
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