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L'Ecrivain

#176 of 1,960 Restaurants in Dublin
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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last week I and two friends dined here. While it seemed expensive we felt it was a wonderful meal experience and we marvelled at the combinations of flavours and textures and at how very labour intensive all dishes were. The staff were discreetly attentive and always allowed their eye to be caught! It is a restaurant for a special occasion... More 

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Thank JosephineAlice
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfection from the time we walked in until we left...after a lovely invitation to have a drink with the man himself Derry. I couldn't recommend an evening out here more. Thank you.

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Thank blueplateskitchen
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well ...can't see keeping Michelin star for long. 1) portions very small - went home to Cheese and crackers & ordered the "tasting" menu. 2) staff a let down...loud and not accommodating 3) wine glasses came out wet on the inside twice I can't really recommend

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New York City, New York
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked behind the semi-residential/commercial row houses in Lower Baggott street, this amazing culinary example from Dublin might be impossible to discover unless you know you are headed there. But do head there as the place offers up a tremendously satisfying meal (prices are reasonable with even the multi-course pre-fix meal for about EUR120 tops) in an understated elegant two-level restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tasting menu at L'ecrivan. The food was exceptional. Each course was better than the last. They easily accommodated my food allergy. We were greeted by the chef when we arrived as the hostess wasn't at the door. He was simply delightful and made the evening that much more special.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to L'Ecrivain, one of our favourite Dublin restaurants for some time so went on our anniversary. Big disappointment. Poor welcome by Maitre D despite it being v quiet (Ireland were playing in Euro's). Limited choice with only Tasting Menu (€90) or Prix Fixe Menu(€70). We only wanted two courses but the price remained 'Fixe'. The food quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Knew nothing of the place when it was suggested to me. Table for 2 at 7.30 pm. Efficient on arrival. Menu wasn't as expansive as I would have expected but sufficient choice. Sommelier was great and picked a terrific wine we would not have otherwise tried. Food was superb. Portions not that big but ok. Service attentive yet subtle. One... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Michelin one star restaurant is worth the price. It was 75 pounds per person for the spring prix fixe menu. We were impressed by the airy, elegant decor and the food was amazing...particularly the spring cherries dessert. The nicest thing was that the staff were all so nice! My husband has recently taken up sous vide cooking and had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The usual smiling warm welcome from Diane and Sally Anne. The usual warm and friendly greeting from Darren and his team. Excellent professional and unobtrusive service from the floor staff. We have never ever had any issue as to pushy, rushed or any dissent. The food has taken a lift over the recent past and as usual is beautifully plated,... More 

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Thank Harleyclarkey
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of dining at l'ecrivan and it was out of this world ! We both had the tasting menu which was a delicious array of mouth watering gourmet delights where you could distinguish each individual ingredient, each course as good as the next. No course disappoinited. Sally Ann Clarke came around to our... 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 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?