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Dax Restaurant

23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 676 1494
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Ranked #24 of 1,831 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $43
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want atmosphere,first class food and excellent wine then Dax is the place to visit.We had a delightful lunch which was excellent quality and value.Starter was scotch Irish smoked haddock egg,braised leeks,saffron and mussel sauce-truly delicious.Mains were equally devious with Hake and Tamworth pork excelling as with all that followed,dessert topped off superb French dining experience.Great host and staff... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Have eaten very good meals here on many occasions but last week tried the €85 seven course tasting menu for the first time. This was a superb meal. Each course was sublime - fresh seasonal ingredients with wonderful flavours. Substance over style. Very professional staff. Excellent well sourced and fairly priced wine list. Despite being a basement location the room... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Last Tuesday, on a whim after an event, we popped along to Dax. I had never been there before and I will be going again. Excellent food and attentive friendly service coupled with an atmospheric dining room made for an excellent night. A bit on the pricy side, but I'm worth it!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

One of our favorite Dublin restaurants,we are never disappointed. They ring the changes well by season with game and fish when it is best. Interesting mainly self sourced wine list with some tasty provence offerings. Good attentive staff.

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Killarney, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Found DAX in a quiet little street near St Stephens Green away from the crowds. The food was DELICIOUS! A more formal atmosphere than the pubs all over Dublin, it was a real treat. It is very pricey and they do expect a generous tip ( unlike most of the places), but worth it!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My first time in Dax in a long time and was pleasantly surprised. Ambience really nice and relaxed and food was great too. Will definitely go back.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We did not have reservation but since it was early, they accommodated us as long as we get done eating in three hours. That's a long time. We were done in an hour. The food was excellent and fast service. Don't miss this restaurant when in Dublin.

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Trim, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I were curious about this establishment after reading about it in various publications and he brought me there for a surprise luncheon experience. The restaurant is located in the basement of a beautiful Georgian building and our first impression was very positive thanks to the lovely welcome we received from both the owner and our waiter. We... More

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We just finished a five night stay in Dublin and thank goodness we went to Dax on the final night. What a great way to celebrate our visit to Ireland. The food was incredible - very tasty and very nicely presented. Our server was very knowledgeable with great food and wine recommendations. Next time we visit Dublin, Dax will be... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Recently visited Dax restaurant for dinner. Staff are very friendly and attentive. My wife and I had a glass of wine while perusing the menu and wine list. From the start staff were very attentive and friendly. We were shown to our table and food and wine was very good from to start to finish. The service and staff were... More

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