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L'Ecrivain

#159 of 1,820 Restaurants in Dublin
#167 of 1,995 Places to Eat in Dublin
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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 269
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 17
    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
Very enjoyable experience

Ate in L'Ecrivain last Saturday and the food and service were fantastic. As a big guy I thought the portions could have been bigger but my partner thought they were perfect

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Stephen M
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ate in L'Ecrivain last Saturday and the food and service were fantastic. As a big guy I thought the portions could have been bigger but my partner thought they were perfect

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My three sisters and mother had fabulous tasting meal here last night for my sisters birthday they loved it all especially when it came to the end of the evening when I came in to collect my mam to take her home.My six year old son went in to say hello and much to his delight ended up at the... More 

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Navan, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went here with my partner for the 8 course tasting menu, Lovely location and easy for parking, Walked into the restaurant and we were greated by a very smiley pleasant lady. Coats were taken and offered a drink in the bar or brought straight to our table, lovely decor, the food itself was excellent, very well presented, the staff were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Started with tortellini/local cheese/nameko mushroom consomme....then to.....Sirloin Beef, truffle, white bean, plus the freshest of vegetables and to finish coffee & Baileys Mousse/ice cream on a Cocoa biscuit with chocolate glaze. Le Contese Prosecco Spumante gave the meal a great refreshing start. 3 course lunch meal for €35 not expensive when you take into consideration the exceptional food quality. A... More 

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Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The restaurant is situated half a mile of the popular St. Stephen's Green area and is very easy to reach by public transport. We were with a larger group of people and needed more than just one table. It was no problem for the fully dedicated staff to manage serving our tables simultaneously and to guarantee a smooth continuation of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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152 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We ate here recently and there's not much wrong you can say about the place. It is a lovely laid out and decorated restaurant. The staff are so polite, professional and friendly. You can really tell by the service and their commitment to what they are doing that they are passionate about the food and the restaurant. The food itself... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very welcoming atmosphere, great food, wonderful wine and a family-run feel to it. Some people may moan that it is too expensive, but you get what you pay for - and this was very good indeed. Worth every penny.

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Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

From the moment you step into l'Ecrivain you are treated with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. All the staff from Diana at the front desk, all the waiters and waitresses are fantastic, chatty and always with a smile and Martina really knows her stuff about the wines. We are eating again here in a couple of weeks time for a... More 

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Achill Island, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a great meal mid week in January. Diana from reservations was very helpful the day I was trying to book a table. Staff were very polite, professional and helpful. We both had the tasting menu and we both loved it. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is near the restaurant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have eaten here on a number of occasions and I have to say, it rarely disappoints. I booked a birthday lunch early in December and it was a great lunch. We were welcomed upon arrival and shown quickly to our table. There was a pleasant buzz in the room, the staff were efficient and friendly, and my wife's coeliac... 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?