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Dax Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
South City Centre
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service from the staff. We were in a draught but it was no trouble for them to move us. One of the courses wasn't charged for when the waiter noticed that it hadn't really been touched. The attention to detail in that gesture. Food was really good. Portions were just right. And the extras - amuse bouche and little... More 

Thank John C
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had been dying to try this place for a while and shouldn’t have gone while there was a Christmas set menu on as I don’t think it was good value. The menu was €60 per head with considerable supplements for most things such as scallops, steaks, cheese etc. While the food was nice, it wasn’t €250 nice, which is... More 

Thank AoifeG01
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is divine. I went with my boyfriend as he had booked it as an anniversary surprise. He picked so well. Everything we had was unbelievable and there wasn't a morsel left on the plates that went back to the kitchen. The staff were attentive without hovering and it is a very relaxing atmosphere. The decor is lovely and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Christmas lunch here. The food was amazing, fresh, flavourful, plentiful. Bread was out of this world. Service was great and attentive. It was €100 each which is a lot. It's the type of place where you order your meal, and then you have to order sides on top of that. So it makes it even more expensive.... More 

1 Thank Malanro
Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it hard to get parking near but otherwise 5 stars and as a fine dining lover I never had a starter this good

Thank neilmalik
RestManReply, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; unfortunately parking availability is beyond our control. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Dublin for a few days and we booked dinner at this lovely French restaurant well in advance. What is lovely is that the tables for two are quite separate from the larger tables, so you can have a romantic dinner without a noisy party next to you. The food, wine and service were all absolutely exquisite. One... More 

Thank Jules2929
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, staff and service were all amazing, the staff also helped me make my fiancées birthday special by organizing a candle and a message on the desert, We ordered venison and duck for the mains and they were probably the nicest dishes we've had, 10/10 Will be back next time we are in Dublin

Thank Thomas d
County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

J'adore Dax! this is one restaurant that has stood the test of time. A truly exceptional evening, wonderful staff,fabulous food in a beautiful venue.

Thank Joan O
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we were gettin pre-Theatre! Very expensive. 59 Euro for menu 6 Euro supplement for steak which was rare as requested but cold. My wife did not have desert but still charged for. Fairly busy could have been cause of lack of care for customer

1 Thank Billy F
Kerry, Ireland
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Reserved a table for two by the bar. It was VIP 5 star treatment from the moment we walked in. Menu was amazing - so difficult to choose. Great wine recommendation too. Creme brulee was one of the best I've ever tasted (and I generally just go for starters and mains....) Can't wait to return.

Thank KerryGirl_14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 1494
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?