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L'Ecrivain

#181 of 1,977 Restaurants in Dublin
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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 661 1919
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 35th birthday was the occasion that led me to this wonderful restaurant. The gourmand menu allows for multiple courses with a glass of wine paired with each course by the expert sommelier. I have to say that the wine pairings were the element I appreciated most, most of the French and Austrian glasses unknown to me, while the Italian... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate there few on November 30, 2016. We tried the full tasting menu. Almost all dishes were poor in quality, quantity and presentation. Very vulgar food and tasteless. Does not worth a visit and definitely not the the 90€ ( wine and drinks not included) . The service was great, really nice young people doing big effort to serve... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived early but enjoyed a drink at the bar first. Relaxed atmosphere and good selection of aperitifs. We were led upstairs to be seated. The room was not fussy, tables didn't seem too squashed in. Food was lovely. We decided against the taster menu but instead enjoyed starters of Foie Gras, and of scallops. Then both had Sika Deer for... More 

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Thank Simon T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say this is my first ever trip advisor review and normally I would just never go back to a place rather than take the time out of my life to do this. But in this case I have made exception to try and warn other people about L'Ecrivain. Before I start I would like to give you... More 

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1 Thank Andrew F
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the food was excellent. Flavours and textures were on point and the dessert with chocolate and tonka beans made me feel like I was in heaven. Virginia is an excellent and friendly server who understands the importance of a smile. She happily explained the dishes to me in Spanish and English, as I mentioned I am trying... More 

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Thank Clara V
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cuisine, great service and very pleasant ambience. One of the best restaurants in Dublin. The change to this location was a good move from the original. Definitely a return visit, have been several times now.

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Thank Colin R
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a voucher for half price n were eager to try out. Reasonable room but rather dull. More like a hotel. Given nice table with full view of room. Nice number of young staff. Amuse Bouche when asked server what it contained we thought we heard rabbit but it tasted fishy so asked again it was crab! Disappointed with... More 

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Ireland
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was absolutely superb! I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for something special. The food was second to none and I just cannot wait to go back. Each mouthful had its own bursts of individual flavours, absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait to go back!

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant responded quickly to our email lunch reservations. The service and food were French classics and perfectly done. I loved the mushroom soup appetizer and the mashed potatoes were amazing. My husband thought it was the best soup he has ever had. I must say for a restaurant to be called the best of the best, there must be... More 

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Thank Ihearttango
Dublin
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to this to celebrate my wife's birthday but we were left very disappointed. We were there for the 6.30 sitting and the staff were rushing to make sure we were out in time. We were not able to relax over our food. As soon as we finished plates were gone in a second and the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 661 1919

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