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Chapter One

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French, Irish, European, Contemporary
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18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
01-873-22-66
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 780
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  • 74
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  • 28
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food.

We had a pre-theatre dinner here because we had tickets for the Gate Theatre. Service was excellent, and although portions were small, the three-course meal was excellent. Even though we were well aware of what we had ordered, our waiter took the time to review how each dish had been cooked. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
pineapplepam
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a pre-theatre dinner here because we had tickets for the Gate Theatre. Service was excellent, and although portions were small, the three-course meal was excellent. Even though we were well aware of what we had ordered, our waiter took the time to review how each dish had been cooked. A nice touch!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed a pre-theatre meal before attending a play at the Abbey Theatre. The meal was amazing: asparagus with aged-stuffed parmesan, poached cod with pea puree and squid simmered in saffron, plus beautiful local cheeses. They have the pre-theatre scene down - they'll even retrieve your theatre tickets at certain venues for you while you dine. Our performance, however, was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The service is 10 out of 10 Great location out of the main tourist area!! and good to walk to maybe taxi back We had the four course option Recommend

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is one of Dublin's most popular high-end restaurants, located in a basement setting just a few doors up from the Hugh Lane Gallery which is one of Dublin's lesser known tourist gems as it houses a complete reconstruction of Francis Bacon's London studio. The restaurant is decorated in dark, rich colours which only add to the sense of comfort... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I loved the experience of having dinner at Chapter One. I tried the Vegeatarian Menu and it was a great choice! The taste of the food and all used sauces and flavors were a really good combination in each of the plates. It is a top restaurant so expect high prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff in Chapter One are amazing. From the moment we walked in the door until we left we were overwhelmed by the friendless of all the staff. They make such an effort with everyone, it is remarkable and it is a feature they would want to make you return. We had a lovely evening - a great dining experience.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited here for my birthday last December. I had heard so many good things & had wanted to try for years. So, my hisband booked a table for the early bird on a Thursday evening. The staff were welcoming & friendly. I was just a little disappointed with the decor, it was not what I expected, though very smart I... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I dined in Chapter One last night, it was our fist time there. From the moment we stepped in the door to the moment we left we felt very welcome, the personnel were genuinely friendly and really contributed to the amazing atmosphere. The food was absolutely perfect, probably the best I've ever had! The sommelier recommended wines... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went as a party of 8 for my Mums 65th Birthday , we chose the pre theatre as we had younger members of the family with us . The staff welcomed us so warmly and the food and service both excellent . Definitely recommend if visiting Dublin .

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

5 ball early bird here tonight. Every course was uniquely delicious. Lovely wine list and sharp non intrusive service. You can't go wrong here. Top class.

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Additional Information about Chapter One

Address: 18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-873-22-66
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 147
Cuisine: French, Irish, European, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01-873-22-66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 147
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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