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Bear

34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #943 of 1,829 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
Cork, Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had expected a lot more from Bear, but were disappointed. The great layout, nice friendly staff, but the steak (its selling point) was a huge let down! Avoid the crab croquettes if you are having a starter - they tasted bland and doughy. We all ordered the 9 oz steak medium rare, but they all came out medium to... More

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14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was there with my colleagues from work in December. First time visitor and a strong impression was left! The meat was sublime, cooked sympathetically and the quality was consistent over the night. The million dollar fries were the highlight of the evening and the staff were attentive but not obtrusive. Wine was good also. Great night, great atmosphere and most... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was advised this restaurant by one of my colleagues. I went there with one of my friends to order some steaks. Asked for medium rare got a well done steak. The taste was not great also not used to a steak where it is hard to cut trough it. The service was alright the wine was good. But would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well jinkies, when I was told about this place as "a great place for steak" - I was expecting some typical gastro-pub type experience, however as soon as I entered I realised I was in for something refreshingly different. The atmosphere is buzzy and friendly, the decor is refined-rugged (if that's even a thing?) and the steaks we had were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very stylish interior and super friendly staff. The menu is quite limited. I had a chicken salad and my friend had a rotary and chips. The lemonade is sharp and refreshing. It was good value. I don't think I'd be rushing back though.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after walking around on Grafton Street. We had seen this restaurant on Anthony Bourdain's Layover and thought it looked tasty, it was. I had the rosary cut and don't remember what she had, but it doesn't matter, it was good. Only thing I didn't care for was the beer selection, but I handled that... More

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wish there was a rating of "good" between "average" and "very good", because that is what this was. We went here because they have usual cuts of meat. At lunch time, it isn't busy and you can enjoy the rather roomy and Spartan front room. My husband to a ribeye steak w/fries, and yes it was a bit salty,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Bad front of house staff, we weren't even sure if he worked there by his blank expression when we arrived. The restaurant is very dark and noisy (to the point where we couldn't hear each other across the table) and seats uncomfortable, food was average, but sides should have been included in the price. They were huge portions too which... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went to this restaurant with a group of 6 people. The lady serving us had a bad attitude and threw her eyes up to heaven when asked to explain the cuts of steak. (She didn't explain and simply said "well what would you normally eat - and then said pick this cut so") The food was nice (nothing magnificent)... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Been here before and I do like the place. We actually had a vegetarian with us so was a bit worried , but he enjoyed the salad said was fab ! The steak and million dollar fries are addictive , so nice ! Only thing is wouldn't do med to well share steak so I was a bit disappointed with... More

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