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L'Ecrivain

109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Ranked #112 of 1,826 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not usually my style to write negative reviews. Albeit some very delicious courses on the tasting menu, the main course of duck was practically raw. However it is not the food which left a bad taste in our mouths. The sommelier was arrogant and quiet rude. Probably because we refused an offer of her services in choosing our own wine... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Interestingly, most of the lower reviews have said the service was great but the food fell short. Our experience was the opposite: the food ranged from good to great, but the service was surprisingly poor, right from the beginning. From the timing of courses (which was all over the place), to dishes coming and going from all sides, including plates... More

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We dined at L'Ecrivain as part of a work dinner. The space is comfortable and the dining room upstairs allows for comfortable distance between tables. I found the food to be average at best. Most dishes conformed to the "must-be-artistically-plated" mantra of a higher end restaurant but the flavors were bland and forgettable. In addition, several items followed the same... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my first visit to l'Ecrivain and it did not disappoint. We were eating the 8-course tasting menu with wine on a discount voucher but l'Ecrivain's booking system means that there is no mention of vouchers when you arrive - so no reason to feel like a cheapskate. Service from arrival, through pre-dinner drinks at the lovely little bar... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

went last nite 2 people. Paid 225e lovely meal great service but did not justify the price. been to other Michelin star restsraunts but this one did not have the wow factor . I came away thinking overpriced. Not an amazing culinary experience.

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Tema, Ghana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First class service from the moment we entered the restaurant. The bar on the ground floor is very comfortable with a first class martini served before dinner. The menu was excellent and the wine list and assistance from the sommolier were wonderful, adding to overall experience.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went here for my birthday (technically a joint birthday with my girlfriend). The total experience was very very good. Whilst the entryway felt rather intimidating, the staff were pleasant, welcoming, and very friendly. The downstairs bar was empty (apart from us) but looked very stylish. When we were escorted upstairs, the dining room was busy, but not crowded. A nice... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The place is nice and the food looks beautiful, but when you eat it it seems another plate, with flat taste and everything overcooked. It does not worth the price.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I went here for a birthday celebration We opted for the 5 course tasting menu with the wine included (I booked this in advance) The overall experience was very good. Several of the courses were beautiful, although a couple not to my taste, but all beautifully presented and the service was superb. The wine pairing is a... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited l'ecrevain with my family to celebrate a surprise birthday! Usually when we visit restaurants around Ireland we have no previous expectations, however, with the celebrity chef attached that is Derry Clarke we were expecting big things. Upon entry we were pleasantly surprised with unique decor and fantastically sleek layout! It seemed very professional and instantly classy! We were... More

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