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Dax Restaurant

#15 of 1,989 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: Breakfast, 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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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Fantastic dinner and ambience.

Had a fantastic meal in Dax on Saturday 25th April. The restaurant itself is a nice size with a great atmosphere. The food was absolutely great. I had one of the best starters I have ever had, roast quail with foie gras mousse. Delicious. Then a beautifully cooked fillet steak with bone marrow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
BroonNI
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Northern Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic meal in Dax on Saturday 25th April. The restaurant itself is a nice size with a great atmosphere. The food was absolutely great. I had one of the best starters I have ever had, roast quail with foie gras mousse. Delicious. Then a beautifully cooked fillet steak with bone marrow potatoes, and a super chocolate fondant. My... More 

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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

As New Yorkers we know service at top restaurants and this measures up by any standard. Charming atmosphere and delicious food. We prefer food a little more robustly flavored, but we appreciated the sophistication of the French/Irish point of view this restaurant offers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

When leaving we were scratching our heads why we have never gone before. Probably the best meal we've had in a few years. Staff were informative and attentive, food was stylish and delicious, could not have asked for more. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. Looking forward to going back soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was very very very very very very very good! From the tasting menu, the stand out dishes were the roasted quail and duck breast dishes, both dishes were cooked to perfection

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Dublin
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Having not dined in Dax for a few years, I had the (good) fortune to dine twice in the last week. This is very good fine dining restaurant. Really high quality fine dining cuisine in modern yet intimate setting. Easily better than Chapter One and feels very like L'Ecrivan. Would certainly give Thorntons and Gilbauds a run for their money.... More 

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Wales
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We treated ourselves to a wedding anniversary meal here after having read the good reviews and were not disappointed. The food was superb, we tried the 7 course surprise tasting menu and loved all of it. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. Highly recommended!

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Syracuse, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There may be several wonderful restaurant's in Dublin BUT DAX is my favorite. I visit Dublin on a regular basis & am never disappointed with level of service or quality of food at this restaurant. The service and attention to detail is personal. The waiter was knowledgeable about items on menu. The atmosphere is cozy in garden level of sophiscated... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Weekend away in Dublin & we were lucky to get in. Bustling restaurant with Great food, atmosphere, good wine list & attentive staff. Will be back!

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colchester
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161 reviews 161 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Tucked away in a basement and very popular so do book. Dinner was really, really good. Generous portion of foie gras cooked to perfection, the venison melted in your mouth, the duck was tender, rare, tasty. Each dish was well presented with suitable accompaniments. The soufflé and chocolate desserts were superb and the recommended wines went very well. Good selection... More 

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Meudon, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

really nice restaurant, food was perfect, wine was fine and there was a enjoying traditional irish group. a must to taste restaurant in Dublin

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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 42 - 82
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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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