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Dax Restaurant

#5 of 1,957 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
South City Centre
French, Irish, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dax has always been a favourite of ours, consistently in our top 5 places to eat in Dublin and last night, we remembered why! Michelin standard food, in a beautiful room, with great space between the tables, and old fashioned good service from the staff... Great wine choice, by the glass or by the bottle and Alan allowed us to... More 

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Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decent enough food, location is pretty bad, not a lot within easy walking distancenearby to have a drink before or after Found the service very aloof and not engaging at all. Not the worst but for the prices charged not really somewhere I'd be rushing back to

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Thank TheGibber
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to dine in Dax; it is true that we are a few minutes walk across St Stephen's Green from Dublin's 'creative quarter' that we see from your other reviews you enjoy so much. For the sake of clarity we would like to point out that Dax resides in the heart of Dublin's south-side historic... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been a good few years since I visited and I used to be a big fan. Still a solid enough dinner but I thought it a little disappointing compared to previous standards. Scallop starter excellent, some of the mains were just ok, deserts not particularly exciting. Service still excellent, atmosphere great, but something a little lacking in the food.

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Thank Admiral_Chump
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you were not as impressed as on previous visits. More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The girls had Xmas dinner in December. The food was lovely but expensive ! One of us was a vegetarian and the options were limited. I would recommend the place but dinner usually costs 80/90 euro per head !

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Thank Carol W
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Carol for your review and recommendation. We do have a vegetarian menu dedicated to ovo-lacto vegetarians which runs all year round except over Christmas time as it is impossible to deliver a wide enough menu over such a busy time. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent service and very good food made this a very pleasant lunch indeed. The service was discreet and prompt with no undue delays.

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Thank johnbR6195ZO
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you John for choosing Dax for your lunch, we are delighted you enjoyed it. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Dax with a group of old friends, food and drinks were superb and the staff were knowledgable, efficient and friendly. Attention to detail in the food was really terrific and reflects the best in modern Irish cuisine. A la carte is pretty pricey but the set menus allow much more reasonably priced access to this fine restaurant..

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Thank DjD-0904
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and recommendation, at Dax we do try our best to accommodate all budgets, but we also purchase the very finest quality produce. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dax never disappoints. From the friendly welcome to the delicious food and the extensive wine list. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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Thank Michael K
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Michael for your review. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend recommended Dax to me some time ago and I recently got the chance to bring some friends there. We had a fantastic meal from start to finish with an excellent wine menu for all tastes. It was so good I brought some business colleagues back a second time and it was exceptional again. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Thank declanchristopherm
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Declan, thank you for your concise review and we were delighted that Dax worked out perfectly for you and your friends and colleagues on both occasions. More 

North Caldwell
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner tonight. The ambience and the service were great. . I had the filet of beef that was done to perfection, medium rare, with a wonderful sauce and my husband had stuffed pork loin that was delicious as well.

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Thank RhyoungNorthCaldwell
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dax for your dinner on your visit to Dublin More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant tucked away in a basement. The tasting menu was delicious with some intriguing flavours, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and the service was perfect.

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Thank Georgie S
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Georgie for finding Dax and your kind words about the service and staff will be passed on to them. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $83
Cuisine
French, Irish, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 1494
Description
Awarded "Best Restaurant in Dublin" in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014. Located just off Fitzwilliam Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the award winning Dax Restaurant is one of Ireland's premier places to dine. The Dax menu uses only the freshest seasonal Irish and continental produce. Our commitment to healthy fine dining is experienced in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Dax is the perfect location for social or business dining.

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