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Dax Restaurant

#20 of 1,941 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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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 63
    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
Most recent review
Delicious and good service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
ColchesterSleeper
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colchester
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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colchester
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They managed to fit us us for Valentines last minute as they had a cancellation. We arrived half an hour late due to our taxi driver getting lost! They showed us to our table, which they had reset for 4 people as they thought we weren't coming, but they soon relaid the table for just the two of us. As... More 

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Somerset
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Technically brilliant food (I can always handle MORE flavour), lovely atmosphere and the staff are total professionals. Great wine recommendation and a bill matching the class on show. Nice one!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

found this recommended on trip advisor, wasn't disappointed. In a basement south of the city. need to get a taxi there if not sure of location but only about 15 min walk back to Trinity. Food was stunning, and service excellent. Very french

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County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been to Dax restaurant on numerous occasions. It is just a wonderful restaurant; the food, wine and quality of ingredients are outstanding. Olivier and his team run a tight ship with seamless effort! I have also arranged Board Dinners here which went impeccably - feedback from the Board was fantastic (which of course earned brownie points for me!!).... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went there for diner with a fried nd, it is a nice restaurant to enjoy french simple food. Enjoyed the atmosphere

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Such a lovely venue for a Christmas party, atmosphere truly magical. Service was second to none, I was lateish, the others having placed their orders before I arrived but it made no difference as I was quickly introduced to what was on offer and served at the same time as my colleagues. The food was so tasty, a treat for... More 

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amsterdam
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We never ate better in Ireland, everything was just perfect, the welcoming, pleasant and knowledgeble staff, the excellent wine collection, with also affordable good wines, like the Vire Classe, and of course the food. Presentation and tast 10 points!. Ambience cosy and elegant. When in Dublin we will be back

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I never write reviews merely intended to when I haven't had a good meal or when service was bad so this is my first and well deserved. Went to Dax with 3 friends and it is without doubt the best restaurant in terms of food, service and atmosphere. We all had amazing starters and mains and shared 2 heavenly deserts.... More 

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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: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?