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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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fabulous dining experience the staff were very tentative and the food was top quality. This really is a fine dining restaurant but it didn't feel stuffy in the slightest. I would highly recommend Dax.

Thank Rebecca R
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our daughter graduated this week and about 4 weeks ago I had telephoned several restaurants to try and get a booking for 8 people at 6pm. No luck at all and when I was speaking to Dax I asked them to let me know if they received any cancellations to put me on the list. Lo and behold I got... More 

Thank OrnaCass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a friend dined here for Friday Lunch. We were warmly welcomed and seated. Two glasses of a very nice Prosecco were had while we viewed the menu. The menu is short but interesting, we eventually made our decisions and ordered. We were given advise on the best wine to accompany our choices.....we were not disappointed in anything. Food... More 

Thank Therese O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I looked to book Dax as a surprise for my wife's special birthday. I booked well in advance using their online system. I was contacted by Dax within 24 hrs offering me two different sittings for the Friday night. I confirmed for the later sitting but out of curiosity asked if there we better times available for the Thursday night,... More 

2 Thank Paul F
RestManReply, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

This review should never have been posted as it is entirely the fault of the booker not to respond in a timely manner to confirm their preference. The booking was made and sent on the 3rd November at 1am in the morning and responded to later that morning during office hours stating that availability existed for their booking if they'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing meal here. The menu is small but you will find something on it. The staff were exceptionally good, very attentive and enhanced our dining experience. We had the beef fillet and venison and both were cooked perfect. The beef fillet comes with a fried kale and I honestly have never tasted kale like this, it was amazing.... More 

Thank Sandrashoes
Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dax is a Michelin starred gem. The menu is varied and suitable for any culinary taste and the dishes are invariably excellent. The restaurant is quiet and romantic. The staff is professional and helpful.

Thank David M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at Dax twice, and the food is lovely, super high quality, exquisite presentation. The desserts in particular are well worth holding out for. However, the last three times I've attempted to book I was unsuccessful. On the first attempt, by phone, it wasn't picked up (around 12:00 before lunch sitting), and my voicemail was ignored. I really wanted... More 

4 Thank sickaroll
RestManReply, Manager at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

We have spoken to the gentleman directly on this matter. We would like to highlight that when someone books using the website booking form and they select a date / day when we are closed, messages pop up to state this, so if you were to book a table on a Sunday when Dax is closed all day long depending... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good but overrated and winelist very overpriced Look at this Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de la Janasse 2013 155 155 euro for a 40euro bottle of wine? Come on Dax

1 Thank Steven B
RestManReply, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Steven We appreciate your comment but just want to clarify something The Châteauneuf du pape cost us for €43.50 Add to this the VAT at 23% plus the standard margin its €154 The wine is listed on the discount list so you get 20% discount off the top so the price is only €124 for a premier wine. Now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasure to dine in Dax. The staff were very knowledgeable on all aspects of the food and wine. We recently tried the surprise tasting menu with paired wines. What a wonderful evening

Thank Aiden F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I long standing establishment that prides itself in providing high quality food and for this reason it has standed the test of time. We all had the 5 course tasty menu and we couldn't fault it. We received a warm welcome and were seated at a round table which is ideal for a group of 5. There was adequate space... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$81
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?