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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 #17 of 1,864 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful intimate restaurant. Had dinner with a good friend on Saturday night and was not disappointed. The food is as much a treat to the eye as it is to the mouth, the flavours were outstanding and the deserts were out of this world. The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. Cant recommend Dax highly enough,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Dax thinking we had a reservation only to learn that we had made an error in booking our evening. Even though the restaurant was fully booked that night, Alan was incredibly gracious and arranged for us to be seated in the bar area. We had a wonderful evening. The food was spectacular but the service and friendly... More

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Kansas City
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We traveled to Dublin from the US to celebrate a milestone birthday. Dax was our chosen spot for the celebratory dinner, and it did not dissapoint. Service was spot on, the food was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect. We splurged and ordered the 7-course surprise tasting menu for the table. The staff accommodated two special requests and presented one... More

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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visiting my niece in Dublin I was looking for an upscale yet reasonable lunch restaurant. With all due respect to Dublin lunch establishments, I was looking for a restaurant where you did not have to surf in on a wave of Guinness :) I chose DAX and what an excellent choice! This cosy, well-lighted & well ventilated restaurant serves an... More

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Portstewart
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I were in DAX restaurant on Saturday 15th November. My wife has a great knack of sourcing good restaurants but nothing prepared us for the experience of Dax. Its location in a large cellar in Pembroke St in Upper Dublin oozes ambience and greatly enhances the experience of the night. We all had a variety of starters,... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had dinner here recently with some colleagues. Overall it was a very nice experience and I did enjoy the food, however, if I am being ultra critical I would say that the portions were quite small for the price. Starter - Venison Ragu with Pasta = very tasty venison Main - Trout with Grilled Cauliflower = it was good but... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Returned for lunch after a couple of months absence and was warmly welcomed. The service and food are excellent in this characterful and intimate restaurant. The tuna tartar I started with was superb followed by a delicately cooked trout fillet. My only regret is that i was working and therefore didn't take wine and dally a while! I will be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really nice meal at Dax! The staff were really attentive and polite, and the food was really good quality and good value too (c.39 euro for 3 courses from the table d'hôtel menu). Definitely worth a visit :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurant atmosphere was buzzing. Every table was taken. The meal was good value with EUR39 for 3 courses. The food was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My family and I celebrated my birthday here last Saturday night and we were delighted we chose Dax! The food was exquisite, especially the venison, and the setting and atmosphere made for a great evening. The staff were excellent and attentive - my dessert was decorated in acknowledgment of my birthday, without having been notified before hand. Dax is pricey... More

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Address: 23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 676 1494
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Average Prices: USD 28 - 43
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy

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