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Dax Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
South City Centre
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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23 Pembroke Street Upper | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 676 1494
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Isn't it rare when all is perfect? Dax was a chance find for us as we parked the car right outside. It is a basement premises with no disabled access ( on enquiry the waiter said they would be happy to carry wheelchair + occupant down the steps. .) We were shown to our table by a very handsome French... More 

Thank D L
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, especially liked the sea bass. The price was on the expensive side but overall great evening had

Thank andrewjmurphy0
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have good memories of some lovely dinners in Dax. I went back for a business lunch and was not disappointed. Olivier was warm and welcoming. The food was delicious and not over priced for the quality. We stayed away from the wine list as it was not that kind of get together. Top marks.

Thank dlyster
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoy eating at Dax. Food is fantastic, service is extremely good and they have managed to cater well for my allergies, which can be tricky. They have an extensive wine menu chock full of really good wines. If they have the chocolate soufflé on the menu it's totally worth the wait to order it. It's a real,treat. It... More 

Thank Clare P
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service from the staff. We were in a draught but it was no trouble for them to move us. One of the courses wasn't charged for when the waiter noticed that it hadn't really been touched. The attention to detail in that gesture. Food was really good. Portions were just right. And the extras - amuse bouche and little... More 

Thank John C
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been dying to try this place for a while and shouldn’t have gone while there was a Christmas set menu on as I don’t think it was good value. The menu was €60 per head with considerable supplements for most things such as scallops, steaks, cheese etc. While the food was nice, it wasn’t €250 nice, which is... More 

Thank AoifeG01
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is divine. I went with my boyfriend as he had booked it as an anniversary surprise. He picked so well. Everything we had was unbelievable and there wasn't a morsel left on the plates that went back to the kitchen. The staff were attentive without hovering and it is a very relaxing atmosphere. The decor is lovely and... More 

Thank Denisef_dublin
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Christmas lunch here. The food was amazing, fresh, flavourful, plentiful. Bread was out of this world. Service was great and attentive. It was €100 each which is a lot. It's the type of place where you order your meal, and then you have to order sides on top of that. So it makes it even more expensive.... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found it hard to get parking near but otherwise 5 stars and as a fine dining lover I never had a starter this good

Thank neilmalik
RestManReply, Owner at Dax Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; unfortunately parking availability is beyond our control. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Dublin for a few days and we booked dinner at this lovely French restaurant well in advance. What is lovely is that the tables for two are quite separate from the larger tables, so you can have a romantic dinner without a noisy party next to you. The food, wine and service were all absolutely exquisite. One... 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$80
French, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?