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“Saturday extravaganza at Martine 's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Martine's Quay Street Wine Bar & Restaurant

Martine's Quay Street Wine Bar & Restaurant
21 Quay Street, Galway -, Ireland
+353 91 565 662
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Ranked #70 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $21 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
The Loup
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Saturday extravaganza at Martine 's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A delightful restaurant full of ambience and charm. Hospitality was second to none…we were warmly welcomed and made to feel special. Tempura hake starter was delicious, rib-eyed steak cooked to perfection - succulent and oh so tender! Desserts - mouth watering . Merlot red wine was excellent and suitably priced. A busy hive of activity but time was devoted to guests making our dining experience memorable. Will be back…definitely!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Quality restaurant with really good food and attentive service. I had an excellent meal with a very good glass of wine. A small misunderstanding over the dessert but this place is very good value

Visited April 2013
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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went to Martines last night for dinner with my wife, my sister and her boyfriend. The Staff were extremely helpful, the food was fantastic and the selection of wine was excellent. When we were ordering our food the staff were very obliging and allowed us to get mashed potatoes with our steak even though the option on the menu only said it came with chips. After we had ordered one of us decided to change our starter and asked the waitress if it was possible and she said there was no problem and changed our order immediately. When the food arrived it was delicious and we all cleared our plates. We all loved this restaurant and will definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york city
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Happening but off...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We went to Martines to celebrate my 50th B'day based on our hotel recommendation and how crowded it was when we were exploring Quay St. Menu is limited but very good. Service is good. Our issue was that they keep you waiting in the bar beyond your reservation time and you can clearly see there are empty tables. Also, they gave us a table near the busy water station and when we asked for the empty better 4 top, they said they were waiting to possibly seat 2 2's, and they later sat another 4 top. My feeling is to give the choice table to the reservation currently in front of you!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. John's, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Meat Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have been to Galway 4-5 times over the last 2 years and have always found Martine's to be excellent, from the initial warm greeting by the barman, to the wait staff, to the fabulous food.

My husband consistently maintains that Martine's has the best meat anywhere. Last night he and my son shared a 1 Kg prime rib, perfectly cooked and they claimed it was the best prime rib ever. For my part, the waitress and chefs were more than happy to accommodate my request for a vegetarian meal of steamed vegetables.

We saw a couple of poor reviews but as ever, we had an excellent meal and were surrounded by warm and helpful staff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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