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Hugo's

6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #454 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $31 - $39
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food in Hugo was very good - we had the steak and chicken plus desserts. The interior décor was also very pleasant, and the staff were attentive. If you're wanting an early dinner in the St Stephen's Green/Merrion Square area then you would be advised to go here. The only reason I'm not giving five stars is the lack... More

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Brighton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food is ok, nothing exceptional. My Green salad was drowned in dressing. The beetroot side dish was tasty enough. Others reported their steaks were perfectly acceptable. But the kitchen is underneath the dining room and where we were sat a constant blast of hot air came from a vent under our seats. Had to keep going outside to cool... More

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved this place. The decor was very shabby comfortable brocade sconces homey. The food is more high-end than you might think. The lovely waitress made a comment to me like "you almost licked the plate clean." That's because the portion was actually along the lines of "cuisine" with nice presentation and delicious, but "precious." My husband had better luck... More

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and recommendation. We are delighted you loved your evening meal with us in Hugo's and hoe you will visit us again on a return trip to Dublin. More

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Really enjoyed a family get-together here. Most of us ate off the specials menu and we were all pleased with our choices. Not sure how I'd missed this restaurant before, it has a great atmosphere. Keep intending to revisit

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write such a great review. Glad you enjoyed your family meal in Hugo;s and hope you revisit again very soon. More

Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had the pre-theatre dinner but did a few additions and subtractions to menu which was no problem for staff. Starter of goats cheese great, a bit ungenerous on Goat's cheese but really lovely. Mackerel main course had an amazing mix of flavours which did not altogether hang together but was very enjoyable nonetheless. . Superb desserts and even a request... More

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon and hope you have the time to stay longer on your next visit. More

Springfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Atmosphere and service were above average, as were the wine selections and the wine. However, we ordered the pre-fixe dinner and started laughing when the appetizers came: the portions were tiny. Our teeth got a workout on the steaks; one of us finally gave up.

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Hi Marietta, Thanks for writing a review. Glad you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. I cannot understand how all the steaks could have been tough. We serve Lambay Island beef which is some of the finest in Ireland and, as we meal check all tables, we were unaware of this during your visit in July. I have passed on your... More

NYC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

walked past this wine bar/restaurant a few times, thought it looked really nice and decided to try for dinner. Was really wonderful- great pre-fix menu, excellent food and wine, great dessert and very comfortable atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Hi Whitney, Thanks for the lovely recommendation. Delighted you decided to try us and enjoyed your visit. More

Rugby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited on a trip to Dublin. My husband had been googling trying to find somewhere a bit special for dinner. Well he did a great job. This place was a real find. The decor was warm and homely and the ambience was fantastic. Our food was to die for I have never tasted lamb like it and can honestly... More

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted you had the 'perfect evening' with us and also wish you could live in Dublin and become our 'regulars'. More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I don't want to be to mean to Hugo's, because I want to like this place and I am not one to rush to judgement but I booked a table for eight last Sunday evening and at the end of the night I found myself somewhat underwhelmed by my experience of this restaurant which has a great location, room and... More

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all guest feedback. I'm sorry you were disappointed we had no chicken left. Unfortunately, we had sold quite a lot on Saturday and, as our organic chicken is from a niche supplier, it cannot be sourced locally on a Sunday. With regard to the tablecloths, we dress the tables... More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had dinner here in August. Loved the food and the wine. And the staff was terrific. Very friendly!!!

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managerofhugos, General Manager at Hugo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the food and friendly service and we hope to see you again soon. More

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