Dublin Restaurants

With the Irish food revolution long over and won, Dublin now has a city full of fabulous, hip, and suavely sophisticated restaurants. More realistic rents have seen a new cohort of experimental eateries crop up alongside award-winning Euro-toques and their sous-chefs who continue to come up with new and glorious ways to abuse yo
With the Irish food revolution long over and won, Dublin now has a city full of fabulous, hip, and suavely sophisticated restaurants. More realistic rents have seen a new cohort of experimental eateries crop up alongside award-winning Euro-toques and their sous-chefs wh
With the Irish food revolution long over and won, Dublin now has a city full of fabulous, hip, and suavely sophisticated

With the Irish food revolution long over and won, Dublin now has a city full of fabulous, hip, and suavely sophisticated restaurants. More realistic rents have seen a new cohort of experimental eateries crop up alongside award-winning Euro-toques and their sous-chefs who continue to come up with new and glorious ways to abuse your waistline. Instead of just spuds, glorious spuds, you’ll find delicious new entries to New Irish cuisine like roast scallops with spiced pork belly and cauliflower au gratin topped with a daring caper-and-raisin sauce or sautéed rabbit loin with Clonakilty black pudding. Okay, there’s a good chance spuds will still appear on your menu—and most likely offered in several different ways.

As for lunches or munchies on the run, there are scores of independent cafés serving excellent coffee, and often good sandwiches. Other eateries, borrowing trends from all around the world, serve inexpensive pizzas, focaccia, pitas, tacos, and wraps (which are fast gaining in popularity over the sandwich).

Dubliners dine later than the rest of Ireland. They stay up later, too, and reservations are usually not booked before 6:30 or 7 pm and up to around 10 pm. Lunch is generally served from 12:30 to 2:30. Pubs often serve food through the day—until 8:30 or 9 pm. Most pubs are family-friendly and welcome children until 7 pm. The Irish are an informal bunch, so smart-casual dress is typical.

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  • 1. Chapter One

    $$$$ | Dublin North | Irish

    This wonderful, culture-vulture favorite gets its name from its location, downstairs in the vaulted, stone-wall basement of the Dublin Writers...Read More

  • 2. Fallon & Byrne

    $$$ | Dublin South | French

    This fresh, one-stop shop for everything organic and delicious in Dublin combines a huge deli with a cozy cellar wine bar and expansive second...Read More

  • 3. One Pico

    $$$$ | Dublin South | Irish

    Chef-owner Eamonn O'Reilly cuts quite a dash, but it's his sophisticated, daring, contemporary cuisine that tends to seduce visitors to his...Read More

  • 4. Dax

    $$$ | Georgian Dublin | French

    When is a wine bar not just a wine bar? When it's also one of the city's most talked-about restaurants where you can drink or dine (tapas-style...Read More

  • 5. Fade Street Social

    $$$ | Dublin South | Irish

    Former Michelin-star celebrity chef Dylan McGrath has another hit on his hands with Fade Street Social, a cavernous tapas bar, restaurant, and...Read More

  • 6. La Maison

    $$$ | Dublin South | French

    This Breton-inspired, unpretentious eatery has one of the most inviting and good-value menus in the city. The look is very much "casual bistro...Read More

  • 7. Roly's Bistro

    $$$ | Georgian Dublin | French

    While the bistro food at this Ballsbridge stalwart is always top-class, it's the jovial atmosphere and superb service that keep locals coming...Read More

  • 8. Toscana

    $ | Temple Bar | Italian

    A genuine trattoria in the heart of crazy Temple Bar, Toscana buzzes with chatter all evening long and offers a popular pretheater menu. A...Read More

  • 9. Thornton's Restaurant

    $$$$ | Dublin South | French

    Forget the stretched metaphors: if you're passionate about food, this place is simply a must. Kevin Thornton's cooking style is light, and his...Read More

  • 10. Il Primo

    $$ | Dublin South | Italian

    Owners John Farrell and Anita Thoma like to run this little two-story Italian restaurant like an intimate dinner party. A little quote board...Read More

  • 11. Les Frères Jacques

    $$$$ | Temple Bar | French

    Many restaurants call themselves French, but this elegant eatery next to the Olympia Theatre positively reeks of Gallic panache. Old prints...Read More

  • 12. O'Connells in Donnybrook

    $$ | Georgian Dublin | Irish

    This cozy, welcoming eatery in the heart of Donnybrook village is proud of its Slow Food ethos. It show cases fresh Irish produce, focusing...Read More

  • 13. The Hot Stove

    $$ | Dublin North | Irish

    Dublin's Northside is undergoing something of a restaurant renaissance and The Hot Stove is a modern-Irish-cuisine standout among the new arrivals...Read More

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