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L'Ecrivain

109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Ranked #146 of 1,829 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

From start to (eventual) finish, one of the finest meals my wife and I have ever eaten, including a 3* Michelin in Paris. The prawns are simply magnificent. Superb wine recommendation, friendly un-stuffy staff, its all so relaxed and sophisticated. Probably the only reason I can think of to be another year older!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely wonderful food all around - and brilliant service from start till end. The sommelier in particular was magnificent with great stories about all the wines and a lovely bubbly character! Definitley worth a visit if you enjoy good gourmet food and great service!

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Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had heard lots of rave reviews about this place and had always being dying to go. Then I managed to get a voucher for the seven course tasting menu and i surprised my husband with a booking. The service upon entry was outstanding. The staff were so delightful and friendly. We were escorted upstairs which is a beautiful room.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Monday last for the taster menu, staff were excellent, very attentive and polite. Food or lack of it should I say, portions were exceptionally small by every standard of taster menu I have ever had. After close to 3 hours sitting at our table we asked the waiter would the next course be long, he said... More

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chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A beautiful room with just the right amount of light and ambiance. We sat upstairs and were treated to a fantastic meal. Foie Gras to start, my wife had the carpaccio, then pork belly and hake. The execution was impressive with every mouthful fantastic.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Four of us went with high expectations to L'Ecrivain and while the food itself was good it simply wasnt worth the price paid. Portions were small, I paid €40, €37 plus service charge for a small piece of pork that would have been a nice sized starter, I had the consomme, I know that its supposed to be a delicate... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Greeted upon arrival by a lovely, friendly, and very helpful hostess, which was a very pleasant start to our evening. We enjoyed relaxing drinks in the very nice bar area on the ground floor. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu, and each course was beautiful. The mix and contrast of flavours at first seemed unusual, but they blended... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We booked an 8 course tasting menu. The foie gras served 2 ways was my best dish of the night. A beautiful mackerel starter was had, stunningly tender. Palate cleanser was so nice I could have eaten a bowl of it. Rump and fillet of lamb for main was beautifully cooked. I had one of the best desert wines I... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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