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Dax Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
South City Centre
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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
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Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife had dinner to celebrate our marriage and we couldn't choose a better restaurant. The food was fenomenal (foie gras, tuna and creme brûlée). The wine was great and the service espetacular. That is a place to bring nice people in good occasions. Price meets quality.

Thank Jean G
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both food and service were absolutely superb. Elegant yet intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Every dish was beautifully presented and incredibly delicious; staff was friendly, attentive, and obviously concerned about being sure that diners were happy and satisfied. One of the most memorable restaurant experiences we have ever had.

1 Thank crwg2016
Redding, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting and very good service. Great menu that combines local products and French cuisine. Nice wine selection. Highly recommend!

Thank jeancout7
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the gin & tonics to start the dinner, we had a wonderful time. Full of energy and cheer, the food arrived in courses. The duck main course was cooked to perfection and the wine list rose to the occasion. I'll return next visit to Dublin.

Thank northtorontofamily
Highlandville, Missouri
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38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked ahead to get this restaurant since we were wanting it over a weekend. It was easy to book through their website and we got an email confirmation with an alternative time. It is a little hard to find on Pembroke street and it is in the basement. The bar is up front so you have to walk through... More 

1 Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with work colleagues as we wanted to good meal while we we in Dublin. Every part of the meal was extremely good - starter, main, dessert plus wines to match each course. I didn't see the bill but the restaurant is very good by any standard.

Thank James P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we are booked in daxfor a wedding anniversary in june.went today to make sure our reservation it is on their system.i also stayed for lunch today. had for starter pork belly, for main hallibut and for desert sorbet with fresh figg. the main was very very good , and the desert very reffresing, starter was so so found no taste... More 

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Dalkey, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We enjoyed a very good dinner in Dax. The food was gorgeous and the wine perfect. Service is very very good too. We'll come back for sure !

Thank phicap
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Wow....these guys set a very high standard. The food is impeccable and the attention to detail is amazing...the wine menu is also very good and the staff are very tuned in. Was highly recommended by friends and I can see why. Left with big smiles on our faces...I will certainly be returning.

Thank niamh114
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This restaurant was a little difficult to find as we were walking and the street seemed very unpromising - more like a street of offices ! The restaurant is one level below ground with steps down . Once we found it, we were extremely happy with the meal and the level of service . I was with two vegetarians who... More 

Thank KentKritic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 44 - USD 84
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?