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L'Ecrivain

#160 of 2,036 Restaurants 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 332
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Superb food

I hadn't been there for a few years but it was a special occasion and there was a good offer on the web. It was as good as ever. I ate from the table d'hote menu which with the usual additions came to six courses. I had pigeon and guinea fowl both equally delicious. The dessert was not quite up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
hond6
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dublin
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dublin
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been there for a few years but it was a special occasion and there was a good offer on the web. It was as good as ever. I ate from the table d'hote menu which with the usual additions came to six courses. I had pigeon and guinea fowl both equally delicious. The dessert was not quite up... More 

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Thank hond6
Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived early for our booking as we wanted to have a pre-dinner drink at the bar downstairs. We had only seated ourselves and were perusing the bar menu when someone directed us to our table upstairs. We saw the tasting menu and were happy to proceed, no substitutions, allergies etc. All six courses were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.... More 

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perth
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was informed by the concierge of our hotel that this restaurant holds a Michelin Star. After my visit I find this very difficult to believe. The restaurant is all over the place with dining areas on several levels.The atmosphere is more Beer Keller than fine dining. The bathrooms are tiny and ill equipped and not in keeping with the... More 

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2 Thank calatrava
Dublin
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this is amazing From the minute u walk in to a very warm welcome the decor is modern but classy Seated at table with a lovely welcome and menu was very interesting Choose the main menu Got pork belly as a starter with lobster was very very nice In between you get a palatte which is lovely For mains... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always L'ecrivain provides a wonderful dining experience - friendly and knowledgeable staff - exquisitely prepared food and great surroundings. I had an old fashioned as an aperitif and it was awesome! I had a fowl extravaganza with pigeon followed by guinea fowl and it was just superb - the sommelier provided excellent advice on accompanying wine too! My wife... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im loving this place in the last year. It was a pleasure to enter on a cold winters night . We went with friends -6 of us. The reception is all embracing charm- they really have the warm welcome down pat and I can't say that about a lot of high end restos . They should bottle it. A welcome... More 

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Thank heartlovesart
Toulouse, France
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in Dublin the menu and accompanying wines is very well presented and done at a very nice and enjoyable pace. Service is very good and they know how to present both the food and the wine. Well worth the visit.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place really lived up to the hype. Everything was wonderful and I couldn't complain or critique one area of the food or service. Everyone at the table agreed! It is a real treat as it is quite expensive.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Myself and my wife had dinner here in December. The experience was excellent from the service, to the dining experience, the advice from the waiter on food and drink. This was a great treat, but expensive. We chose this restaurant as there is a separate menu for vegetarians which was great. Yes this is a Michelin star restaurant and you... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening here for my birthday recently. From entry the service was attentive but not too in your face, it has a very busy staff that circulate the room constantly and are very knowledgeable. The additions of the palette cleanser and the amuse bouche were divine and the desert simply called 'chocolate' was One of the best... 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: French, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?