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“Molecular Gastronomy at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse
Dawson St, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #38 of 1,804 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Molecular Gastronomy at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are looking for an exceptional food experience in a city where excellent food is the norm, The Greenhouse is the answer. The chef is well versed in the varied techniques of this rethinking of traditional forms, tastes and presentation of food. He offers a 5 course (really more like 9 course) wine paring. You don't get to choose what you get but the flavors, consistency and presentation of the food is amazing and the wine paring was spot on.
Not an inexpensive meal but well worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A culinary feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Loved the atmosphere and the surpise tasting menu. There was initial hesitation dealing with a fish eating vegetarian but it was sorted out and the meal was just stunning. Great wines to match. Excellent service and would highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Have eaten here twice and the food really is exceptional. Both times here we had the 7 course surprise menu and both times the meal was flawless, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. The food served rivals all the Michelin restaurants in Dublin but the chef here puts a playful twist on the food that we really loved. Only minor complaint is that the wine list is quite restrictive although this is somewhat counteracted by the outstanding somellier.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Two excellent meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The chef in the Greenhouse, Mickael Viljanen moved from Gregans Castle in Lisdoonvarna and has continued to produce fantastic food at much more reasonable prices than you usually pay for the same standard in Dublin. The tasting menu is particularly good value compared to that in a number of Michelin starred Dublin restaurants and is easily better than most. There are light and humorous touches to the food reminiscient of The Fat Duck and a fascination with interesting, local ingredients similar to Bras. The staff, especially the sommelier were top notch, friendly and very professional. The restaurant is quite small but the seating is comfortable and not cramped, the decor might be a little bit over the top for lunch but during the evening it works very well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Special Occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My Fiance brought be here recently to celebrate my Birthday, and what a celebration it was! We had the 5 course surprise menu and to food was outstanding - the most divine lamb for mains. This is fine dining in Dublin at its best. The only reason I am docking a star was because of the communication skills of our French waiter. He was very professional but far too quietly spoken and had to strain our ears to hear what he was saying, which was frustrating as hearing what's on your plate is part of the fun! We ordered a cheese plate to share but it pitched up before dessert which was we thought was quite strange and had to ask to have it removed and returned after dessert - again this was down to poor communication from the waiter. Saying that though it didn't ruin what was a fabulous meal and great dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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