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Dax Restaurant

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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
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Monday
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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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank niamh114
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank KentKritic
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place, Splendid food and wine. Excellent staff. we had the tasting menu paired wtih wine and it was incredible. Cannot think of a better way to spend a birthday with friends than this. The Chef truly knows his stuff

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Thank Jocke H
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my wife went for a Saturday evening meal a few months back. Head waiter very personable and attentive. Courses presented with good timing, delicious seafood and very nice wine list to suit all budgets. Cost atmosphere like a rugged Greek restaurant with recently white washed edged walls. Prices certainly not Greek so nice for a treat like a... More 

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Thank 271gregfields
Dublin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a birthday celebration and went for the seven course taster menu with paired wine. The food was excellent and presented superbly and the wines of a very high quality. The evenings ambiance was not too badly affected by a couple of colourful characters who were dealt with politely and firmly by the efficient floor staff. All in... More 

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Thank balakalak
Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a very special birthday treat we went to Dax for dinner, we were not disappointed. Located on Upper Pembroke Street off Leeson Street this gem is well worth a visit. While expensive the food is fabulous, we had Crab Meat and Goat Cheese Salad for starters and Rack of Lamb and Braised Veal for our mail courses, all cooked... More 

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Thank TMPB
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch in Dax is so pleasant - we leave with a happy feeling on each occasion. The menu is so perfectly balanced & seasonal. The decor is tranquil, understated but not 'trendy ' - very comfortable chairs which is rare these days. The staff are extremely friendly & attentive. As yet i have not had the occasion to sample their... More 

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Thank D L
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an extra special lunch or dinner, look no further. Excellent restaurant and attentive waiting staff. Good menu choice - expensive but worth it!

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Cork
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read so many great reviews maybe my expectations were unrealistic. Service was good, the quality of the food was good but some of the food pairings didn't work and were making up the numbers rather than adding to the taste of the dish.

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Thank Crowbally
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like haute cuisine and want to mark an important occasion, this is a good place to go. Central location, attentive staff and, most importantly, very good food combine to make Dax a place for something and someone special. Yes the prices are high, but I like the setting and will definitely be back again.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 42 - US$ 80
Cuisine
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?