Winding Stair (40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1) – named after a poem by William Butler Yeats, this restaurant stays focused on local cuisine. The Winding Stair is known for its Connemara beef and lamb, smoked Irish meats, Monaghan duck, and excellent cheeseboards. The beer list focuses on local and international micro breweries with an […]
Trocadero (4 St. Andrews Street, Dublin 2) – a favored restaurant for the city’s theatrical establishment, Trocadero has been in business for over 50 years. Its dishes range from oak-smoked cod, to duncannon monkfish with basmati rice, tullyard farm roast chicken breast (filled with mascarpone & basil pesto), and roast rack of wicklow lamb.
Toscana Restaurant (5 Windsor Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin) — Toscana specializes in authentic Italian cuisine with emphasis on fresh organic produce from its Wicklow Garden. Toscana prides itself on creating menus around locally sourced produce. It also stocks an extensive selection of fine wines from Italy and from other choice regions around the world. […]
Salamanca Restaurant (St. Andrews Street, Dublin 2) – this restaurant provides a wide range of quality Tapas and good Spanish wines, which aim to whisk patrons from the mundane to the Mediterranean in a prime City center location. Salamanca prides itself on using only good quality, fresh ingredients bought seven days per week. Its Tapas […]
Platform Pizza Bar (7 Strand Road Bray Co. Wicklow), located on the southern outskirts of Dublin, this is a great place to enjoy fresh oven baked pizza. Made with Platform’s crisp pizza bases, they’re created by its top chefs using the best local produce and freshest of ingredients. With a menu made to work with […]
L’Gueuleton (1 Fade Street, Southside, Dublin 2) – this restaurant serves good quality French cuisine, ranging from the French Onion Soup with Gruyére Croute, to Guinea Fowl and Wild Mushroom Terrine with Tarragon Gribiche, and Roast Stonebass with Fennel and Castletownbere Crabmeat Bake and Vine Tomato Concassé. That, and other dishes, such as the Moroccan […]
Kimchi (160 Parnell Street, Northside, Dublin 1) – Parnell Street has become Dublin’s equivalent of Chinatown (complete with a proliferation of cheap Chinese eateries). This place stands out because it serves Korean and Japanese meals, it’s both a bar and a restaurant, and its superior quality décor makes it stand out from the rest of […]
Fire Restaurant (Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2) – this is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Originally built by real estate developer Joshua Dawson in 1705, it was bought by the City of Dublin in 1715. The most outstanding feature of this site is “Fire Restaurant” – which is listed as […]
Fallon & Byrne (11-17 Exchequer Street, Southside, Dublin 2) — located on the top floor of a beautiful old telephone exchange building, the high-ceiling, light-filled dining room has a bustling, city-center atmosphere. The menu here ranges from typical Irish fare to Italian-influenced dishes. Patrons come here for the lemon-ricotta cheesecake with ginger ice cream.
Fade Street Social (6 Fade Street, Dublin 2) — this is an ambitious venture incorporating two restaurants under one roof; The Gastro Bar and The Restaurant, along with a winter garden. Fade Street Social drums up Irish food and atmosphere. Items served here range from White pudding & cabbage soup to smoked salmon; braised rabbit […]