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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 #19 of 1,826 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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  • Polish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

"DAX" was one of those places we had heard about for years and had many times threatened to visit, but somehow we never got there (apparently they're 10 years in operation) - until now. For us, it turned out to be a very good experience. This impressive restaurant is located at the Leeson Street end of Pembroke Street, and you... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Consistently good restaurant with friendly service. Lively atmosphere, excellent wine list & inventive menu. Food was extremely tasty & very nicely presented. Well worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have eaten here a number of times in the evening... Always great service and superb food.. A lovely atmosphere... Food very good quality and we always enjoy the experience.. Book early as always popular... We have eaten fish/ duck/ steak here and find the cooking first rate... A great dining experience...

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My fiancée and I ate here on 2 August. We had starter, main course and sweet. Staff were very friendly and informative when serving the food. The food was done to perfection and the bill at end a nice surprise compared to some eateries. Decor a bit plain but the place was buzzing from the throng of other customers enjoying... More

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Dublin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was arranging to meet a friend for a long-overdue catch-up lunch and wanted good food and a warm ambience. Having been to Dax many times over the years, I knew that owner, Olivier Meissonave, would find us the perfect table and the perfect wine to accompany Chef Conor O'Dowd's fresh, inviting lunch time dishes .... and so it was!... More

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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have been to Dax a number of times and the food, ambience, service and wine has surpassed expectation everytime regardless of whether I've ordered the tasting menu (highly recommended also with wine pairings), a la carte or early bird. The balance between formal and relaxed is just right to ensure a memorable meal everytime. Possibly my favourite restaurant in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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

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