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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 #21 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $43
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A last minute booking based on a friends recommendation. A wonderful menu and understated but perfect service combined to make a delightful evening spent with 3 girlfriends. The tables are set far enough apart so that you don't feel people are overhearing your conversation without making you feel like lonely diners. I will certainly return just to taste the lamb... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've been to Dax many times over about a 10 year period. Took my parents here on June 28th 2014 for my dad's birthday. It was absolutely first class and faultless. With reference to Christmas, I always come here 3-4 days before Christmas, and always have a great dinner and experience. As an aside, I had a lovely Rosé for... More

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

Thank you very much for your recent review of Dax Restaurant and for trusting us to make your Dad's Birthday a special event. We really value our regulars. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

really nice place, my husband and myself ate there at the weekend. The service was great, our waiter was very attentive and chose a lovely wine to go with our meal. They use lots of local ingredients and had just the right amount of food on the plate. The place wasn't full but still had a good atmosphere. Would reccomend.

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax and your recommendation of the restaurant. More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Possibly not the best time to judge a restaurant, but the last time I was there was during the Christmas season. Myself and a number of friends had booked an early sitting and had all had previous positive experiences with Olivier in Dax. We were all disappointed with both the service and the food (tough pigeon, fatty beef) and the... More

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

Thank you for your review; however, we reject completely its sentiments and accusations. If the meal was so poor why was a complaint not made at the time? You have said you know Olivier well so why post this review seven months after the incident and not directly after the experience? Why did you not contact the restaurant directly; particularly... More

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went for an evening meal. Good food selection, well presented not an extensive menu. Wine menu in keeping with sufficient selection for the food menu. Friendly efficient staff with good atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax and we are happy we made your visit worth while. More

New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely compares with most upscale restaurants in US. Service wonderful, food original, exciting and very flavorful. Good wine list. Came to about $60 per person with drinks/tip. Wonderful for a night out.

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax and we are delighted we could hold the comparison with up scale New York restaurants. More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I,ve Recently came here with my fiance have to say place was extremely busy food was really nice but not a big fan of the wine menu also a little to pricey still fantastic evening with friendly staff and the Chocolate Fondant was amazing

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax, we would like to know what was your issue with the wine list though, perhaps you could give us some feedback by email? More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went for a quick bite to eat at lunch with some work colleagues. The menu was small but we all found something very quickly. The Service was good, fast and great for a quick lunch. Only thing that bothered me was it was very dark considering the nice day outside.

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax and we are delighted you chose us for lunch. More

Colchester, UK
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On a three day visit to Dublin for the first time, we chose this restaurant on the basis of TA's reviews. We were not disappointed. Nice friendly welcome and quickly led to a nice table. Chose a very good, reasonably priced red Alentejo. Efficient, friendly, service. I chose the seared plaice fillets with Irish langoustines, roasted fennel, wild asparagus and... More

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

We thank you for your review of Dax and for the great recommendation of the restaurant; we look forward to your return. More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This cozy restaurant is a real gem. We wanted to dine at a special restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Dax did not disappoint. Everything from starter to dessert were superb. My husband normally doesn't like fish, but the special he had, he loved. The starter of Garden Pea and broad bean risotto was outstanding as was my salmon entree. Husband... More

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

We thank you for your recent review of Dax we are delighted we helped make your anniversary so special. More

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