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ely wine bar

#160 of 2,140 Restaurants in Dublin
$$ - $$$Irish, European,
22 ely place, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 8986
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (42 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 12:00 am Hours
Irish, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 ely place, Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Really lovely spot. It is quiet, quaint and offers excellent food, wine and service. The menu is broad enough to offer something for a wide variety of people.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alli R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Ely since it opened and was there on 5th Dec as a party of three. The place was buzzing and we were warmly greeted. We had cocktails before dinner -French 75 and a Manhattan - everyone happy. We chose three...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aodhobroin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very accommodating staff, squeezed us into a table during a very busy time - we had 1 & 1/2 hrs before we needed to be out, but it was plenty of time. The small cheese & meat platter was more than enough for 2 of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank classyterrell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple night out with some friends, turned into a great evening full of drinks and great snacks. The atmosphere was great, the layout impeccable, but the service took it to another level! Victor was a fabulous host, and we will be returning soon!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer36254067598
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to Ely for wine tasting before and had a great evening. The Big Rhône wine tasting though is great! Lots of top class producers showcasing their wines! And a great place to have a bite to eat afterwards.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ag_taisteal_BAC
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Was there last night. What a cold reception we got when we arrived. The manager guy was giving out to his waiters and ordering them around making us very uncomfortable. All waiting staff were v stressed Service was terrible. We had to send 2 dishes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hbmcq1
Anthony R, General Manager at ely wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Dear Reviewer, We apologise if you felt that the service received took away from your evening, It is never our intention to make our customers feel unwelcome and we have a longstanding record of great service which ensures that our customers feel comfortable. We would...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I met up with a friend as she wanted to try out the wines here. It's quite small and cosy ie you can listen to your neighbours' conversation. The lighting could have been better as I had to use my phone to read the menu....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suzy52
Anthony R, General Manager at ely wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear Suzy52, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very disappointed to hear it was a negative experience and I would like to apologise that the food and service at ely did not meet you expectations on this occasion. I...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Self and significant other went to Ely after a while to celebrate a special date and re-visit where we met the second time. The Val de Sosego Albarinho was wonderful dry and luscious. We went straight to main course. I had the rib eye steak...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gerry K
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A bit of quiet in a noisy, crowded city, the Ely Wine Bar is just a block off St Stephens Green. Service and food is done very well. From Fish to Steak on a limited menu. But the joy is the large selection of fine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PapaMateo
Anthony R, General Manager at ely wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Dear PapaMateo, I'm delighted that you found us and enjoyed the experience. Thank you for taking the time to review and the top rating is very much appreciated. With regards, Anthony

Reviewed 21 August 2018

While visiting Dublin, we were invited to a Chamber After Hours event and we made friends with some of the locals. When we asked for dinner suggestions, Ely's came up immediately. We got on open table and booked for 30 min later. It was later...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gillian K
Anthony R, General Manager at ely wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Gillian, Many thanks for the great review ! This is truly appreciated ! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With regards, Anthony

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It's a restaurant with great wine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 ely place, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 8986
  • E-mail
Since 1999, the iconic ely wine bar has paved the way for engaging, rewarding and fantastic value wines in Dublin. Not only characterised by its extensive list of 100 wines by the glass, 400 by the bottle, it's also loved for its melt-in-the-mouth organic beef, organic pork and "Craggy Island" lamb - sourced through ely's organic family farm in The Burren, Co. Clare.
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