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L'Ecrivain

109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Ranked #146 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I've never been one to splash out on Michelin star restaurants. However, I came across a fairly decent special deal on a six course tasting meal at the famous L'Ecrivain and was intrigued enough to give it a go. The food was quite lovely and portions much bigger than I had imaged. Our amuse buse of beetroot jelly with goat's... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Yet again we marvelled at the success of L'Ecrivian: Monday night and both private dining rooms in full swing and only two tables short of being full in the main dining room. Having had the Prix Fixe menu a number of times over the past few months, my personal choice would definitely be the cheese tortellini followed by the pork... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A long awaited opportunity arose to finally visit this Restaurant, and it turned out to be somewhat anticlimactic. Having heard so much about L'Ecrivain I was disappointed with the overall experience and really couldn't justify the exorbitant cost of the meal. My starter of scallops was delicious but nothing extraordinary, it was followed by lamb that required a tad too... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had the Course Prix Fixe Menu €65 The amuse bouche was a panacotta with marcrel and foam. We all liked it The next course: two veloute with scallop--both really liked it, salmon, excellent and rabbit Next course: one pork belly, he loved it and three had lamb, very well cooked (medium) and great lamb taste. Dessert: Three brownies and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

What can I say? The food is fantastic, the wine is superb, the service is warm, friendly and unobtrusive. A special mention has to be made about the rabbit starter. It was out of this world! We are already planning our next visit in April. Bravo!

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Says it in the title, Mr & Mrs Clarke's restaurant offers the highest quality and service. The pre-main sevilla orange sorbet was amazing. One of the most enjoyable meal I've ever had. On par with Ritz Carlton at Powerscourt.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Written based on the fact this has a Michelin star. Quail starter was fantastic but it went downhill from there. Foie gras starter was incredibly salty. Venison main - you couldn't taste the venison for an overpowering sauce that tasted of a poor bbq sauce. As for the apple desert - what was that green slime mess over the top?... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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196 reviews 196 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It was a cold winter’s day, but I had enjoyed doing a tour of the city seeing things such as the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle, and the Guinness Storehouse. Most of all I was looking forward to dinner at the top rated restaurant in all of Dublin according to Elite Traveler Magazine, and based on the meal, I foresee... More

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A very lush restaurant with clean white walls and a lot of light. The food was quite amazing. I had a wonderful rabbit dish. The service was great. Not pretentious as I was expecting. The truffle chest was immense but wasted after the wonderful meals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While this restaurant has been a consistent purveyor of Michelin Star food, I have noticed an improvement in quality and a move to the more modern European style cooking of Scandinavia and Germany the over the last 3 years. The other night we went for the 10 course tasting menu, and found it faultless in execution - Scallop, Halibut, Foie... More

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