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Dax Restaurant

#3 of 2,034 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
South City Centre
European, French, 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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Awarded "Best Restaurant in Dublin" in the Irish Restaurant...
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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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Great food, atmosphere and service

Went for a family dinner and had a fantastic meal with great food and service. Wine is very reasonable compared to other high end restaurants in Dublin. Olivier and his team deserve great credit as the restaurant was very very busy and we still received great service. It is a pleasure to dine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
damian044
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a family dinner and had a fantastic meal with great food and service. Wine is very reasonable compared to other high end restaurants in Dublin. Olivier and his team deserve great credit as the restaurant was very very busy and we still received great service. It is a pleasure to dine here and all of our meals were... More 

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Thank damian044
Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to dax and I will definitely be back. This was one of the best meals I've ever had. It's the ultimate in fine dining and every course was amazing. The food was really, really good. The portions were generous and I cleaned every plate that arrived with glee. The service was excellent - very professional... More 

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1 Thank NettyIre
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing meal from the start. The staff were also very attentive without being intrusive. Can't recommend this restaurant enough. We had the pre-theatre menu which was good value and the food was absolutely excellent. Need to come back again on our next visit to Dublin.

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Thank Lauren M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Dax last night and it was lovely. We ordered the 7 course surprise menu with accompanying wine. Each course was exceptional. The service was great we felt very welcomed. I am happy that this restaurant lived up to the many positive reviews. Best dinner we have enjoyed for a long time. Keep up the good work!

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Thank Leah M
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Woooow!!!! That's what everybody said at the table! Delicious food, perfect service and organisation (there was also the company logo on the menu!!!!) nice place and good location. Please continue to manage your restaurant like this, because we love it!

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Thank Slauc
Dub,Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't fault Dax at all. This has to be my favourite restaurant in Dublin and has been for a number of years. Olivier and his team do such a great job of producing high quality food in a comfortable setting. Wine menu is extensive and matches food quality perfectly. Thanks as always guys!

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Thank IreSam
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly remarkable I'm very happy we chose to eat here regardless of the only seats available being in the bar. This in no way affected our dining experience. The food was as tasty as it looked and the chef was astonishing at bringing flavours together. Our host for the evening was an absolute legend and he even... More 

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Thank R9NEG87
Rye, New York
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful food, great wine and great service. Perfect for both a business meeting or a personal dinner.

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1 Thank Andy R
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely mind blowing. Given free appetisers completely out of the blue, regular waiter service on hand when glasses emptied but never intrusive, just the right amount of service for a special evening. And the food... words can't describe how good it was, so I'm not even going to try other than to say this is a must have experience for... More 

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Thank Jake M
Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was a bit stiff but atmosphere good and menu / food was excellent. For a special occasion, would recommend.

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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 - 84
  • Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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