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L'Ecrivain

#194 of 1,830 Restaurants in Dublin
#211 of 2,012 Places to Eat in Dublin
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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 272
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding value on special offer

We had some apprehension following a few dubious reviews here. Suffice to say we were convinced that the reviewers were, for whatever reason mistaken. One review complained about unavailability of pints of Guinness or lager. Wrong place . . .should be obvious. We found the whole evening just top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Capam1515
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had some apprehension following a few dubious reviews here. Suffice to say we were convinced that the reviewers were, for whatever reason mistaken. One review complained about unavailability of pints of Guinness or lager. Wrong place . . .should be obvious. We found the whole evening just top class. The food wasn't perhaps quite as exciting as The Greenhouse... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for a while before we actually went, but I was very disappointed. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu and for the first time when opting for a tasting menu (we've done a few) or any other dining experience for that matter, Both I and my partner were hungry when... More 

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dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited L'Ecrivain for myself and my partners one year anniversary and we both had an amazing time. We were greeted by Sallyanne who was so nice and friendly. Seated by the piano downstairs drinking wine where we met with Derry. As for the food, it was exceptional. The staff were so attentive and professional. Highly recommended this resteraunt. We shall... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We (a party of 2) enjoyed the 8 course tasting menu (I also had the matching wine and enjoyed the friendly banter with the sommelier). The ambiance was excellent and the restaurant was lively for a Wednesday night (always a good sign). Service was professional and pleasant if perhaps a tad overly efficient at times (but not fussy). The food... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was enormously excited when my husband revealed L'Ecrivain as the location he was taking me to as a surprise for my birthday. I had wanted to go there for the longest time and I was thrilled to be heading there on a Saturday night. Now from the outset let me state that the best thing about the restaurant was... More 

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Northern Ireland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Firstly in the centre of Dublin and they don’t serve Guinness or any local larger ? seriously not a good start that they feel so pretentious that they do not serve the city’s main stout, lovely ? “we are a Michelin Star restaurant we don’t serve Guinness” ok this is not somewhere I would have chosen and was at the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I ate in the restaurant last night and were very disappointed with the food. The restaurant itself was very nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the food was very disappointing. For starters we had the Sea Bream and the Risotto and both were very disappointing lacking taste and flavour. For the mains we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came here with two USA tourist buddies, who had heard of this restaurant even on the other side of the Atlantic! Wow, what a rare treat! We went for the tasting menu, small but very powerful portions, packed full of flavour and finesse in each mouthful. The woman Sommelier (petite, blonde lady) turned the meal into a wine-making masterclass, introducing... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The Merrion Hotel recommended L'ecrivain because their 2-Michelin star restaurant Patrick Guilbaud was closed during my entire visit for renovations. I opted for the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Definitely recommend-it was wonderful! Martina the sommelier presented the wines thoughtfully and was extremely knowledgeable. The wines truly enhanced the food! Small portions for each course, but honestly it was... More 

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Cheltenham
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Dublin in the late 90,s this was the place to eat , amazing atmosphere and superb food prepared with passion by the owner Derry . So much so I flew out 20 friends from the UK to celebrate my 40th in 2001. I organised a trip to Dublin for my wife's birthday and a nostalgic visit back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01-661-19-19

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?