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Dax Restaurant

#10 of 1,897 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 286
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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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 restaurant

Lovely basement restaurant with warm surroundings. The service was friendly and professional and the food was divine. Will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
ctkk_13
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely basement restaurant with warm surroundings. The service was friendly and professional and the food was divine. Will be back!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited DAX for early dinner in August and it was a perfect start to our night in Dublin. Super food, great atmosphere and staff very professional & friendly. Would highly recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We chose Dax based on the Trip Advisor reviews, and also its proximity to our hotel. Based on those reviews, we were expecting a fabulous meal, but were disappointed. I'd say our dinner at Dax, though good, didn't rise to the level of many much better and more memorable meals during our travels through Ireland. The service was efficient but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I brought my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner. I had read a lot of positive reviews about this restaurant so was curious to see for myself. My first impression of the restaurant was quaint and intimate with simple decor. I would be quite observant and particular about service but the staff were fantastic, so pleasant, helpful and friendly. As... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was our fourth visit to Dax. This time it was for their pre-theatre menu, as we were attending a concert at the National Concert Hall nearby. I was a bit wary that because this menu is cheaper than the a la carte menu, the quality of food and portion size would suffer. I can say now that I need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had dinner on 14th August, the food was excellent and the service really on the ball. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We dined here - having the surprise tasting menu with the paired wines. Each course was well presented, varied, and tasted wonderful. The paired wines for each course were well described and complemented the dish brilliantly. This was a celebratory meal, and evening was wonderful! Thank you. Should we make another visit to Dublin I would hope to dine here... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had the crab to start followed by seabass for mains. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was top class.. My wife throughly enjoyed her food as well the wine..Finished off with soufflé with passion fruit for dessert which was simply outstanding..Lovely atmosphere & lovely table. Highly recommended.

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London, UK
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great restaurant and we have visited twice for dinner. There was some time between our visits and the standards hadn't dropped. The ingredients such as game and fish are locally sourced and served with a French twist. Excellent wine list and really lovely, friendly service. From the outside you wouldn't guess that there was such a buzz... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very romantic place (which is hard to find in a big city) the staff really make this place what it is and they are very good and make you feel relaxed... the food is simply, and amazing.

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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 44 - 84
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, 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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