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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 #26 of 1,883 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $93
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Ra'anana, Israel
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is arguably one of the best meals I have had in Dublin, certainly in recent years. The basement restaurant is informal but from the moment you enter you can feel the sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere. The welcome is typically Irish and makes you feel at home. A little bit away from the tourist spots (other than the Georgian architecture... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have eaten at Dax a number of time over the past 3-4 years but feel compelled to write a review based on recent experiences. For me the food has always been top class; it is varied, ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal. I am a big fan of game and this is something the guys at Dax really nail.... More 

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DCM1982, Guest Relations Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you Jonathan for your recent review of Dax; it is always a pleasure to welcome you and your guests. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your detailed observations. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

booked this restaurant in october for the sat 6th dec for two people,as it had come highly recommended ,and we were looking foreward to the evening,as we were staying in the city for the weekend.when booking i was advised that our table would be needed for 8.30pm whic was not a problem, and also asked if menus were as normal... More 

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DCM1982, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to review Dax; I'm sorry if you think we were misleading. Its is clear to me, and I should think many others, that running two additional menus at Christmas along side our normal menu selection would not improve the quality of an experience at Dax; it would simply... More 

Sligo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ate here this weekend. Prior to booking, I had looked at the menus on their website and was led to believe there would be a Christmas menu, dinner menu, a la carte. In other words, something for everyone as I was charged with booking a restaurant for a fiftieth birthday party. When we went there, the only menu on offer... More 

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DCM1982, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to make your review of Dax; as in the response above, which appears to be from the same table, we do not run three menus for the same service; that is simply too many menus and is not reflective of a serious quality establishment like Dax. I would... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Really enjoyed the meal and the service was great. Nice selection of wines and quite reasonable priced will definitely go back next time in Dublin

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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for your review of Dax and for selecting our restaurant on your recent visit to Dublin. Please return soon! More 

Westport, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had an excellent meal here with some friends. Received a warm welcome, helpful suggestions re both wine and food. The experience at Dax encourages a contentment that is missing in some otherwise fine restaurants. Service at well-spaced tables is polished and the cuisine is of a very high standard. Recommended.

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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for your review of Dax and for selecting my restaurant on your recent trip to Dublin from beautiful Westport! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, the owner of Dax Restaurant: Thank you very much for your fabulous review of my restaurant, I will pass on your remarks to all the team. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, the owner of Dax Restaurant: we were delighted to accommodate you that evening and I hope when you return to Ireland you'll visit us again. Thank you. More 

Kansas City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, the owner of Dax Restaurant: thank you very much for choosing to celebrate your birthday in Dax, it was a pleasure to look after you. More 

Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, the owner of Dax Restaurant: thank you for your recent review of your lunch at Dax, we hope you'll also be back and try us for dinner next time you visit these shores. More 

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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 49 - 93
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy

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