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Bear

34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #897 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Munich, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We went there for lunch on a weekday and it was quite nice. Fast service, good steaks and a delicious ginger lemonade.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was recommended this restaurant by a local pub and I wasn't disappointed. I had a great Rosary steak (not often found in England) and the selection of sides were different. I recommend the Salt & Vinegar potatoes which were great. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Went on a Sunday, caught the brunch menu just as it was finishing. I had a steak sandwich on sourdough with chilli jam. Steak was tough, bread was tough. Not great but grand. My partner had the steak and chips which he was fairly happy with. The chips were nice. The lime and ginger lemonade is very overpriced. I don't... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Ate here last summer and got the onglet steak to share. Amazing cut of meat with loads of flavour. Their cauliflower cheese is also to die for!

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Rudest manageress I have ever encountered. We had a meal of several starters and sides and a bottle of wine as not in the humor for steak that evening. The food is ok per say, nothing special. We were enjoying our bottle of wine, when the manageress asked us and no one else did we want the bill. The restaurant... More

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Can not entice you enough to visit this restaurant, I am a lover of Ribs my husband on the other hand loves a good steak (ALTHOUGH HE CAN BE EXTREMLEY FUSSY) I my self do not like steak but have eaten Ribs in restaurants/cafes in many places all over the world. But these were not any old ribs these were... More

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Dublin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I returned to Bear for the secound time and still lov3d it. The food is fantastic and the staff are really nice. The menu isvquite limited but the lamb steak is fantastic.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Dont know what it is about Dublin, but all venues we went to seemed dark and dinghy - needs more lighting. Lovely food - I had the sweet potato and prawn cakes with side dish of cauliflower cheese. Potato cakes were lovely, but cauliflower cheese was basic and a bit runny, still nice though. Husbands steak (feathered) was lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I chose with place with my dad, as we'd heard the buzz about the place. We got a nice window seat and the vibe was nice, so enjoyed choosing some nice cuts of meat and having a nice Cork beer. The food was excellent, however this place was way too hipster for me. The music was a bit weird, the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Absolutely delicious meal, fantastic Maitre D' and good service. It's a really nice atmosphere - new, youthful and quite underground. The steak we had was fantastic - the bavette steak to share between 3 was PERFECTLY cooked. The wine recommended was a great accompaniment and not hugely expensive. Any visitor must get their Milllion Dollar Fries - they are insane... More

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