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Dax Restaurant

#12 of 1,862 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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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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, 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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  • 267
    Excellent
  • 70
    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
Tasting Menu is not to be missed!!

We were a party of 4 and went for the tasting menu. Fantastic experience. Great food & exceptional service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Dunne62_10
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were a party of 4 and went for the tasting menu. Fantastic experience. Great food & exceptional service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

At the National Concert Hall on Friday night, and decided to go for somewhere to eat before hand. Did a quick Trip Advisor search for places near the venue, and DAX came up as the closet and the best which I can now thoroughly agree with. We arrived at 5.45pm for a 6pm booking (being their official opening time) and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A truly memorable lunch, a perfect 3 course meal with wine to match. Would love to go back more often. Charming staff and comfortable tables.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An excellent french restaurant off Leeson Street. I ate there with a group on two occasions recently and the fixed menu offered great choice, excellent quanity for a very reasonable price. Good wines too, excellent staff. Only downside is that it was dark inside on a warm summer evening.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a fabulous restaurant - great food, great wine and decent service. If you are a foodie you'll love this place. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My brother and I showed up at Dax on a Friday night, our last night in Ireland. No reservation, but we were kindly offered a seat in the bar area and we were happy to take it. The service, food and the wine list (which was most important? I'll never tell) were all the same and Allan, the host, was... More 

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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

i ate here a couple of weeks ago for a birthday celebration . From the moment we entered the restaurant the politeness and professionalism of the staff was so apparent. AS we sat with our menus the maitre D was evidently highly trained and his advice on the food and wine was spot on. Throughout the meal which was super... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everything was perfect. Good food, impressive wine list and friendly staff. It's a bit on the pricey range and I believe at this price it would be possible to include the vegetables with the main course without paying an extra €3. The wine list is affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a great restaurant! The food and service were amazing. Everything we ordered was fantastic--even the bread was to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went to Dax with a friend from the US and her children in their 20's--there were 6 of us and all of us loved this restaurant! The food was amazing, the restaurant nicely decorated and the service was great. Highly recommended!

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Additional Information about Dax Restaurant

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
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
Average Prices: USD 43 - 83
Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary, Healthy

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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 - 83
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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