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L'Ecrivain

#171 of 1,940 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all the staff were very good. The food on the other hand, very much hit and miss. The Scallop starter was dull, the main good but lacking substance. The meal came alive with the cheese desert, and the accompanying wines through the menu, but not enough to redress the cost / value equation.

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Thank touringcork
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is superb restaurant with outstanding food and great attention to detail. It has never disappointed and a wonderful place for a special occasion, or if you're showing off Ireland and it's food. There may be equals but unlikely to be better.

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Thank jim_culliton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very elegant place, perfect for a romantic dinner! The staff is very friendly and professional. They will tell you what's the best wine for your food :) The dessert can be improved, but the menu is delicious and the decoration of the plates excellent!

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Thank Anna R
Kingston
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. The atmosphere was refined without being stuffy. The food was very good indeed, the service attentive without being sycophantic. Overall a great place for dinner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended biz lunch here on Friday with local senior executives...incredible food creatively and tastefully served....wine list was really great.....white and red....service excellent...ambience and location excellent,

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Thank wbflynn51
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought a 10 course tasting menu off TheTaste.ie recently and had the most amazing night. Sallyanne, Derry and their team made us feel so welcome. The meal was amazing. My tastebuds were exploding. The ambience in the restaurant is elegant warm and welcoming. A night to remember.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The starter on the tasting menu was amazing. Onion and broth. Still thinking about it. Excellent and reasonable wine list. Tiny pour of champagne for 19€ was annoying. Staff very nice--we inadvertently were an hour late for reservation. Waiter did not do a great job of describing the vegetarian option accurately. Dining room lovely. Special overall.

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Thank Rockridge L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

There are restaurants that have "snob appeal" - they are well known, have prizes and are patronised by a certain "set". These usually tend to be the kind of places I wouldn't go near, although I have been pleasantly surprised by one or two of these establishments by their amazing cuisine. L'Ecrivain is not one of these exceptions. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent. Always a treat and never disappoints. While the tasting menu is an indulgence for gastronomes, regular a la carte always has something very interesting. Can be a bit expensive and portions may be on the small side but the festival of tastebuds more than compensates. The wine list has something for every wallet if you work it hard enough.

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had the 10 course tasting meal, which was just outstanding. My companion had avoided oysters and steak tartare for years, but was completely bowled over by their deliciousness. Every dish is put together perfectly and very well balanced - just great fine-dining cooking! Excellent wine selection, but it is on the pricey side. We took a bottle of Vino... 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, Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?