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Dax Restaurant

#4 of 1,947 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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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Dax a few times and have never had a bad meal. Staff are really efficient; food is of Michelin quality combined with a relaxed more informal atmosphere. Try the Chocolate it’s amazing :)

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Thank TheNightAfter
Edinburgh
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great meal in nice surroundings. We arrived quite early on a Wednesday evening - it was quiet initially but tables filled up quickly after us so booking is definitely required. Good menu options available - we opted for the a la carte although the tasting menu looked appealing too. The wine list is extensive and there are lovely wines... More 

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Thank travellerian717
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were welcomed without a reservation (unfashionably early!) and enjoyed an excellent french meal cooked to perfection. The waiter was dry and efficiently humourless but what he lacked in warmth was made up for by the maitre d' who was pleasant and friendly. The room is darkish and a bit formal, so plan and dress up a little. The meals... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is very difficult to fault Dax. The food is superb. The service is efficient and friendly. The surroundings are elegant. I don't know why they don't have a Michelin Star. If I was to nit-pick, I would say that there are only two small faults: 1. It is a little pricey. However they regularly do good value deals/ menus.... More 

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Thank grainfen
Dublin
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the more relaxed restaurants in town. Great food, lovely atmosphere, and yet hidden away off the beaten track - just a little. If any criticism, it may be a little small, but to counter that creates more atmosphere. The restaurant also successfully doubles as a popular local business wine bar, so its busy, friendly and provides a great... More 

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1 Thank Padeproblem
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Dax on a number of occasions and have always had a great experience. The food is great and has a separate vegetarian menu which changes regularly. Food is inventive, very tasty and reasonably priced. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend if you haven't tried it already.

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1 Thank LilyLila
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ive eaten here for years. The consistency of the personal service and high quality food is undiminished. 2 visits would make you a regular the staff are trained to serve. Olivier is a fantastic host. The food and wine selection is flawless and great value. Its a great restaurant for a business lunch or romantic lunch/ dinner which would appear... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this restraunt just by chance while out walking the Front of house manager welcomed us with open arms. Good couple of beers at the little bar and the crack was good. The menu selection was impresive and varied with many European dishes. Food arrived well presented and tasted great. A real pleasurable experence.

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Thank Phil B
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Five of us had a nice long lunch here recently. Food was excellent along with some lovely wine. Service was good and will be back soon to try again . Nice setting.

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Thank 370joe
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one top Dublin's best restaurant - excellent food, wine & service. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for - in my mind that is value

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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
$44 - $85
Cuisine
French, Irish, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?