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34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Www.twitter.com/beardublin

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  • 62
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Tasty Stop

I have been told by several people that I need to experience steak in Ireland and I can't think of a finer place than Bear. Their specialty in steak is in the area of unusual cuts and to me, that was an intrigue and I dove in. We had the Rosary which was a truly unique cut, and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Winter Park, Florida
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Winter Park, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been told by several people that I need to experience steak in Ireland and I can't think of a finer place than Bear. Their specialty in steak is in the area of unusual cuts and to me, that was an intrigue and I dove in. We had the Rosary which was a truly unique cut, and it was... More 

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Levallois-Perret, France
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting Dublin and Bear as tourists we have put Bear on our list of places to go back to. On arrival, our 19 year old daughter immediately pronounced Bear as « Hipster » based on the decor and the wait staff. All my wife and I were interested in was the food – which was excellent and reasonable for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just out of Bear, South Williams Street, where myself and my wife were given really poor service from the manager. I was given a table after the 1st waitress I asked for one wandered off. My wife then arrived. The manager - Lyndsey - then brought over some tap water and one glass - none for my wife who had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great edgy place. Not at all a big corporate chain but privately owned 6 bar/rest theme. If meat is your thing place to be. Staff very knowledgeable and passionate about food explained menu well. No corporate carbonated pop for sale here. Home made lemonade served in jars, and bottle beer from small local Brewers. Whilst the service was good I... More 

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new york
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hip spot, but not too hip. Celebrated my birthday here with a nice, unusual cut of steak. Fun place, reasonable prices.

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Offaly
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have been to Bear a number of times and it never disappoints. This was my first time to try the lunch menu which was great value and delicious. 👍

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Savannah, Georgia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Overall, we are pleased. No wait to get in. We decided on small plates and had a great meal. The portions are fair. The Value is quite good other than the beer, which was a bit pricy for non-pint sizes. Million Dollar Fries are worth the trip to Dublin alone! A solid choice and we'll be back next time we're... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was my second time in the restaurant. Had lunch, minute steak and amazing chips for €10! Amazing value for the amount of food and the quality of food you get. Sat outside as it was a lovely day and got a glass of prosecco. Highly reccomend it, it was lovely!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A colleague and I visited Bear for dinner on Tuesday 28th July 2015. The restaurant was busy when we arrived, but we were seated within 10 minutes. The service was friendly enough, just an edge of brusqueness as there seemed to be fewer servers than needed to service all the tables and they were busy. The menu has a good... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Saturday the 18th of July a party of 5 arrived to Bear we were met by a hostess who led us to the table all was fine,we then were handed over to a staff member who was extremely rude and condescending!The staff member decided to poke fun at the way we were speaking,maybe thinking we were tourists and would not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Www.twitter.com/beardublin

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