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Dax Restaurant

#19 of 1,831 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
South City Centre
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Awarded "Best Restaurant in Dublin" in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014...
Awarded "Best Restaurant in Dublin" in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014. Located just off Fitzwilliam Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the award winning Dax Restaurant is one of Ireland's premier places to dine. The Dax menu uses only the freshest seasonal Irish and continental produce. Our commitment to healthy fine dining is experienced in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Dax is the perfect location for social or business dining.
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Visitor rating
  • 245
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum yum yum , a super restaurant!

We recently visited Dax for a birthday and graduation celebration, and we were not disappointed. The ambiance in the restaurant is relaxed and cosy, it has a very homely feel yet you are still awear that this is a fine dining restaurant. The staff are excellent, they are very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
emmalLowe
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We recently visited Dax for a birthday and graduation celebration, and we were not disappointed. The ambiance in the restaurant is relaxed and cosy, it has a very homely feel yet you are still awear that this is a fine dining restaurant. The staff are excellent, they are very knowledgeable, attentive and professional yet they are relaxed so you can... More 

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nvm
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went for a 7 course mystery menu as this should be the representation of the very best that the Chef can offer. Indeed, we were not disappointed. Meals were very good, wines were also good, yet some of the combinations felt a little bit lacking. This is by no means to say that they were not good, though I feel... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We found this restaurant in one of our tour books. We walked a bit to get there (it's not in a tourist area) during the day to make reservations for the same evening. I got the impression that the place was well booked up, but the very friendly staff managed to find room for us. When we arrived, we were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere! We have purchased grabone vouchers for 5 course tasting menu and despite this bargain deal the quality of food, device and attention to detail was amazing!! They definitely made me wanting to come back again! Scallops for starter, foie gras, monkfish and pana cotta - I could not find a fault! Great experience... More 

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Herts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Brilliant restaurant excellently run by Olivier. Food is just about perfect. We booked a table for 5, which became 8 but ended up as 11. Although the restaurant was fully booked, as opposed to this being a problem it was handled seamlessly. I just cannot name another establishment to compare. Shame they have a private party on my next visit... More 

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Leksand, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is one of Dublins best! We we're there a few days a ago. The food has high quality and the service is world classy! I wish every restaurant was just like Dax! Thank you for giving us the best start on our trip to Dublin!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was happily surprised that they had a special vegetarian menu, rare for such restaurants. The food is fresh with lots of tasty ingredients. Unusual combinations but it works well. Portions aren't overly generous but after three courses I was pleasantly full. . I'd probably have been hungry still if I just had the gnocchi main!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is why you go to a restaurant : discover new tastes and enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere of a stylish and smart restaurant, and Dax is exactly that ! Smart service, a refined menu and an excellent choice of wines to accompany your meal, you won't regret it ! A must-go-to for a quick escapade in Dublin !

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Dublin, Ireland
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256 reviews 256 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked what we regarded as a "treat" for ourselves here, based on an extremely positive experience just 9 months ago. This time, it was more than a bit disappointing. DAX is well-located, the surroundings are quite attractive, and the Menu is by no means inexpensive - Starters run from Euro 13 to Euro 17, and Mains from Euro 27... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Took the 5 course tasting menu on a voucher deal with some friends. Great night superb food usual Dax friendly service. We'll be back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 1494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 82
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Awarded "Best Restaurant in Dublin" in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014. Located just off Fitzwilliam Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the award winning Dax Restaurant is one of Ireland's premier places to dine. The Dax menu uses only the freshest seasonal Irish and continental produce. Our commitment to healthy fine dining is experienced in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Dax is the perfect location for social or business dining.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?