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Dax Restaurant

$$$$French, European,
23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant! Service was amazing, meat options appeared to please all of our party of 6 except for me as a vegetarian who was very disappointed! I got the pumpkin risotto which was tasty, but it also happened to be the side for my sisters...More

Thank Jellen1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked a table at this restaurant for a family birthday having been previously for business dinners. We were a party of 4 - 2 parents and 2 young adults. On arrival I got the impression that as soon as they sized up our group...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were taken here for lunch. Our costs were taken at the door and we were showed to our table. The service and food was amazing and the setting very interesting. It’s downstairs which is not easy in heels but that’s my only slight moan,...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unassuming surroundings with great food and service. The depth of flavour is astounding, each component of a dish is good by itself and great in combination. Good, if small, selection of half bottles of wine. Service is with a smile and what seemed like genuine...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my friend here for her birthday. The restaurant is tucked away in the basement. We were greeted like old friends. The level of service here is outstanding. We both had the surprise tasting menu and, despite my allergy to shellfish, accommodated this with...More

Thank quirkyjenn
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ah we were delighted you choose to treat her so well for her birthday, it was our pleasure to look after you both that evening.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me to Dax for our wedding anniversary. Excellent dinner and wines in a buzzy atmosphere

Thank Ann O
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were delighted he choose Dax for your celebration Ann, we wish you many happy years together.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went here for a treat and really enjoyed. Had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The food tasted amazing and there was nothing to fault. The fish we had was so fresh, the pigeon so tasty surprisingly and desert cake so soft. The...More

Thank deirdreoh29
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Deirdre for choosing to dine in Dax and we were delighted to accommodate you for the seven course tasting menu, we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife and I were in Dublin for a long weekend and really fancied a long, extravagant lunch where we could spoil ourselves. Enter Dax! An amazing hidden treasure of a restaurant tucked away in a lovely part of the city. The food and wine...More

Thank Mark S
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for your very fine review of Dax, we are so glad that you found that X marks the spot for Dax!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience had at Dax restaurant recently. The staff were amazing and so attentive, and the food was delicious, the best beef fillet I have ever tasted. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Niamh R
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Niamh for your very welcome review of Dax, we will pass your comments along to the staff.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Really super meal here in a small but buzzing restaurant in comfortable, decoratively-simple, Georgian basement. Presentation standards are very high. Dishes blossom with interesting, concentrated flavour: my dressed crab with salmon starter was outstanding, with exquisite presentation where every ingredient added an extra burst of...More

Thank StephenLock
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr Lock, Thank you for your detailed review and we are delighted that your meal was of the standard you state.

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Richard D
13 November 2016|
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Response from RestManReply | Property representative |
We have a website that details all of this, please do visit it, search for Dax Restaurant Dublin (TripAdvisor will not allow a link to be posted) and navigate to our Christmas Page
Joseph M
3 June 2016|
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Response from BobbyDaz84 | Reviewed this property |
smart casual.
Peter H
6 April 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
A set amount of courses. So for example a 5 course tasting menu might have 2 starters 1 main and 2 desserts. All would be a little smaller then a similar dish on the main course. When we ate at Dax the tasting menu was based... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$88
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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