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South City Centre
0.4 km from St Stephens Green
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 25/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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For all things French head to the Pearl Brasserie, where the experienced French chef-owner and his French team serve classic Gallic dishes prepared wit...
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Located right in Georgian Dublin City Centre. Next door to the famous 5 star Merrion Hotel. Pearl has catered for lovers of fine dining for the past 20 years. French and Asian fusion is the norm. The Pigeon Rossini or Bluefin Tuna Ponzu is still a staple on the menu but it is the €80 -Six course tasting menu that will demonstrate Pearl’s culinary legacy. We work closely with our dedicated suppliers enabling our team to source the best of ingredients. Culinary ingenuity and skill from the kitchen combined with warm, professional service makes Pearl one of Dublin’s premier fine dining experiences. Featured in Michelin Guide since first year of opening. Travellers Choice Award 2019. Awarded Chef
PRICE RANGE
US$36 - US$71
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
French, European, Japanese Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I booked tasting menu. I was worried that it might end up being some “show” with dry ice and dishes looking like chemistry experiment. Thankfully every course was amazing and so well planned. We enjoyed great service and beautiful decor on top...of that. Definitely will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you go down a flight of stairs. Not an auspicious start, but… You enter a lovely civilized space and are treated to inventive and seductive cuisine. And you can hear yourself and your partner without craning your neck. A place for discriminating adults. BRAVO

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and as a french I’m quite picky. The staff was just wonderful with us even took the time to handcrafted a notes made in the shape of a heart (as they knew it was for a couple ) where it was...written « je t’aime » the private room was also amazing. I recommend it for a couple romantic night out !!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Took a client here for dinner. The setting is just right for any private conversation you need to have Service was outstanding, food delicious and I can't wait to go back

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience, every part of the evening from the wonderful food to the excellent professional staff made it a memorable night. This was my first visit so I had no expectations other than it would be a good restaurant , it is...more than that, it is excellent and I will be returning many times. The food is beautifully prepared and presented , with the right amount of time between courses , the staff are professional , courteous and friendly a combination all too sadly missing in many restaurants. The wine list offers a wide and varied choice . The restaurant is in a basement that has a high ceiling so you do not feel enclosed , their are cozy booths and more open tables with a great aquarium that catches the eye.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

wonderful meal for a special occasion. delicious with a wonderful atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. would highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Great food and service . Recommended by a friend we went for dinner and had a wonderful meal . Not a big menu but quality of food and presentation fantastic

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

This was a 21st and price was not our major concern. A brasserie in the French style suggests that there will be reasonable portions of very good food. The starters were small but tasty. We were disappointed with the main courses which under delivered and...were over complicated. The deserts were the highlight. Wine list as expected for a restaurant like this. There were no hand-towels in the washrooms. Our family feels that when you charge high; you can at least provide paper towels. Nothing worse than a noisy air dryer blowing stale air in a confined space.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

We had the yummy 6 course tasting menu, every course was thought out and perfectly served with a smile. It was fairly pricing but worth it. More than happy to return

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

We walked in and we were shown to our table. It was an amazing feeling as it was like a cave. The food was equally as amazing. The Fois Gras was delicious which was my first starter then I had a Tuna Tartare and a...Salad . They were all delicious. All four of us enjoyed our food. The cave was wonderful as you didn’t hear any noise from the rest of the restaurant and it gave a Special feeling of privacyMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

We had the 6 course "surprise" tasting menu. Every course was delicious and beautifully presented. The first two courses were served and cleared in a timely fashion, but then long waits began. At least we weren't like another table we could see, who were served...the paired wine several minutes after a course arrived. The wine pairings were quite good. The very slow service dragged the entire meal out to 3 hours (when we would probably easily have been finished in 2). This unfortunately colored our evening's experience. The restaurant is a warren of isolated nooks that would be quite romantic for an intimate dinner. We're not sure if the service issue was from the kitchen (as I believe) or understaffing on the floor. There seemed to be plenty of staff to deliver or clear plates. One of our longest waits between courses was for a cheese board. How long does it take to place some servings of cheese on a plate with a small bunch of grapes and a little bowl of truffle honey (absolutely scrumptious, BTW)?More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Superb cooking and service as always. Managed the tasting menu with matching wines and can highly recommend it. Great value for money as well.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022 via mobile

Pearl Brasserie is a fabulous restaurant where the food is delicious and the stdff are all lovely. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

Went back here last night. Easily our favourite restaurant in Dublin. My wife had the tuna starter while I had the prawns. My wife took one of the fish options for main course while I had the chicken. Every aspect of the meal was just...top class. The surroundings are very comfortable with just the right ambiance. Great to see all the staff adhering fully to covid rules. I couldn’t fault our experience in any way. We were last here in November and we are already looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

We chose the surprise six course tasting menu with accompanying classic wines. The food was gorgeous the staff very friendly and efficient. There was a lovely French ambience. We had Tuna Tartare with a ginger hint, there was lovely pan fried salmon and the duck...was a standout dish. Really felt like we’d treated our selves to a dinning experience went well beyond our expectations, will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Pearl Brasserie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5