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L'Ecrivain

#205 of 1,898 Restaurants in Dublin
#225 of 2,098 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 295
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Bucket list - Night to remember

Best night ever with one of my oldest girlfriends as we celebrated friendship and life. The welcome we received was very warm. We both went for different main course. My friend had the beef and I had the lamb. Both were delicious and meat very tender. Before main course much to our surprise and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
tiernancat
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Best night ever with one of my oldest girlfriends as we celebrated friendship and life. The welcome we received was very warm. We both went for different main course. My friend had the beef and I had the lamb. Both were delicious and meat very tender. Before main course much to our surprise and delight we were served fabulous appertif... More 

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Kilkenny
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Myself and my husband celebrated our wedding anniversary by dining at L'Ecrivain. We opted for the tasting menu and the food was absolutely fantastic, the wine was lovely and our experience would be top notch if not for the staff who can't deal with difficult situations. One of the dishes on the menu was smoked salmon which never arrived. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

stuffy expensive and not so good I read about it in the French Le Routard of Dublin and of course I had to go. The place was stuffy expensive and not that great, Chapter One is much better and nicer. the restaurant was full

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had a very underwhelming meal at L'ecrivain last night. We had looked forward to our 'taste experience' for weeks. My lobster was chewy, the beans undercooked and the broth a bit bland. My main course of beef was lovely, a tasty dish. My partner's starter goats cheese/tomato dish was nice enough but she was tired of the tomato halfway through... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Michelin-starred restaurants do exist in Dublin. It had been a while since last there and there were barely restaurants let alone terrific ones, which exist in abundance these days. Go to L'Ecrivain and find out for yourself!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Second times visit to L'Ecrivain, I have to said, the 8 courses Menu was fantastic, perfect Match from amuse bouce to dessert, everything was perfect cooked, Service was Friendly, We all are really enjoy it !!! We can't wait to back there in soon.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a special valentines 5 course tasting menu, which was excellent as was the wine. I thought it was ok but better could be had to be honest. The building and dinning room was excellent and it was a great experience, just the food was normal rather than exceptional I would say. Not much different to the early-bird menu,... More 

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Dublin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Simply superb. Astounding food and wine, superb location in the loveliest part of the city and a perfect atmosphere. We had the tasting menu accompanied by great wines chosen by a very discerning sommelier. The owner visited our table asking if we were enjoying ourselves...old school attitude to service which cannot be beaten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My best restaurant experience in Dublin. All 3 courses amazing. Service great. Nice atmosphere . What else can I say ...

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had the 9-course tasting menu with the paired wines and I have to say it didn't disappoint. Lovely restaurant with knowledgeable and helpful staff and not at all stuffy like you get in some Michelin-quality restaurants. Quite relaxed and inviting.

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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: Doing business, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?