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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 676 1494
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Ranked #27 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $84
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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LEEDS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

With a bill of EUR250 for the 'surprise' tasting menu then one might expect all of the following which were somewhat lacking: To be able to choose at what time to dine rather than being told you must eat very early or very late due to a two sitting policy. Not to be moved on from the table within moments... More 

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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier Meisonnave: Thank you for visiting Dax while you were here in Dublin and for making this review and for you praise of the staff and food. You raised some points that I'm sure you would like addressed. Bookings are carefully managed for the following reasons: to ensure that every guest gets the optimum enjoyment and experience, times are... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We traveled to Ireland to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. His request was to have one special birthday dinner. After doing some research, I had decided that Dax was the place to make this happen and reserved a table for our group to have the 7 course "surprise" menu. We had a couple of special requests (one person with a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Myself and my wife had a very enjoyable meal in Dax, I couldn't fault any aspect of the experience. The place was almost full, with many parties of all sizes, from couples to tables of 8+. The restaurant is in the basement of the building which gives it a cosy feel, probably more suited to dark evenings than summer days.... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

we had the xmas menu and were delighted with the quality, taste, ....inspirational. Relaxed atmosphere, good and friendly service and nice food. The spelt rizotto was and is excellent!

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Europe
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've eaten here so many times. My favourite restaurant. Booked it for a group of pals. Can't understand the few negative reviews regarding the set menu. It's Christmas time everybody. The quality was excellent. Everyone in the group loved it. But the venison haunch deserved special mention. Sublime. Maybe the best main course I've ever eaten. Fois gras mousse with... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is arguably one of the best meals I have had in Dublin, certainly in recent years. The basement restaurant is informal but from the moment you enter you can feel the sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere. The welcome is typically Irish and makes you feel at home. A little bit away from the tourist spots (other than the Georgian architecture... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have eaten at Dax a number of time over the past 3-4 years but feel compelled to write a review based on recent experiences. For me the food has always been top class; it is varied, ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal. I am a big fan of game and this is something the guys at Dax really nail.... More 

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

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you Jonathan for your recent review of Dax; it is always a pleasure to welcome you and your guests. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your detailed observations. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

booked this restaurant in october for the sat 6th dec for two people,as it had come highly recommended ,and we were looking foreward to the evening,as we were staying in the city for the weekend.when booking i was advised that our table would be needed for 8.30pm whic was not a problem, and also asked if menus were as normal... More 

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DCM1982, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to review Dax; I'm sorry if you think we were misleading. Its is clear to me, and I should think many others, that running two additional menus at Christmas along side our normal menu selection would not improve the quality of an experience at Dax; it would simply... More 

Sligo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ate here this weekend. Prior to booking, I had looked at the menus on their website and was led to believe there would be a Christmas menu, dinner menu, a la carte. In other words, something for everyone as I was charged with booking a restaurant for a fiftieth birthday party. When we went there, the only menu on offer... More 

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DCM1982, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to make your review of Dax; as in the response above, which appears to be from the same table, we do not run three menus for the same service; that is simply too many menus and is not reflective of a serious quality establishment like Dax. I would... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Really enjoyed the meal and the service was great. Nice selection of wines and quite reasonable priced will definitely go back next time in Dublin

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DCM1982, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

From Olivier, owner of Dax Restaurant. Thank you for your review of Dax and for selecting our restaurant on your recent visit to Dublin. Please return soon! More 

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Additional Information about Dax Restaurant

Address: 23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 676 1494
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 44 - 84
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, Healthy

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