ELY BAR & GRILL

4.2
278 reviews
€30 and under
Grill

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Pre/post Theatre
ELY Wine Store, in Dublin’s Docklands, is Ireland’s oldest wine venue located within beautifully restored wine vaults. The original 1821 cellars, now with 2 fully licensed bars and a heated waterside terrace, have been transformed to become the architecturally stunning venue it is today. Whether it’s dinner for 2 or 200, or drinks and bar bites with friends, ELY BAR & GRILL offers one of the most unique and atmospheric dining experiences in Ireland.
What 278 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonanW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

When I booked a Saturday in March I didn't expect the restaurant to be so quiet but the service was amazing and the food very good also.
It's a while since I have been in Ely but I will def be back
Ronan

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear Ronan, Thank you so much for the five star review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time visiting us. Our front of house team are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests. It is great to hear that you've also enjoyed our food. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were excellent

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant time visiting us and that you found our food and service 'excellent'. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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FionaC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing if a bit pricey, but then you are in city centre, will definitely go back

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Thank you also for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a lovely time visiting us and that you enjoyed our food. Our culinary team will be thrilled to hear that the food was 'amazing'! We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Klara

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NoelB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal. Great waiter served us!!
Will be back again

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Dear Noel, Thank you so much for the review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant time visiting us. Our front of house team are passionate about creating memorable experiences and will be thrilled to hear your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Fast service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice meal . Good service . Beautiful surroundings . Best regards . Robert

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant time visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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CatrionaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was lovely but thought the drinks were far too expensive 10.50e for a glass of wine us too much

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EditaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere with great friends! Worth the trip!!

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Dear Edita, Thank you so much for the review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant time visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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Onge
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We will be back again very soon had such a lovely time that I would recommend Ely bar & grill to everyone

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Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear Onge, Thank you so much for the five star review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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MartinaY
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The setting, ambience is so lovely as is the abundant space between tables so you can have a private conversation yet enjoy this amazing space. No one rushed us through or after our meal which is a real treasure in the city. Food is excellent, we enjoyed the person who served us for dessert but unfortunately the waitress who served our meal did not measure up to everything else in this restaurant. She quite evidently did not want to be here, such a shame as other staff very pleasant and professional

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear Martina, Thank you so much for the review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you thought our food was 'excellent', our culinary team will be thrilled to hear your feedback. I am sorry to hear how you felt about your server, but I am confident that this occasion was out of character. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Klara

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DavidM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Very good, ideal for an informal business meeting

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Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear David, Thank you very much for the review and for taking the time to share your feedback on you recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a positive experience and would recommend our venue for an informal business meeting. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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joanneC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at Ely before a gig in the 3 Arena and the from the booking to trying to find a taxi on leaving, the staff were brilliant.
The food was really tasty and as we were tight for time we were a bit worried about rushing but the service was pleasant and really efficient. We managed to enjoy our meal and not feel rushed. The waitress was very charming and the Maitre'D explained an issue with the grill which meant the menu was amended so gave us a free desert. The grill wasn't an issue for us but the free desert was a nice touch. Highly recommended

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Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for the 5 star review ! Thank you also for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. It is fantastic to hear that you've had such a pleasant experience with us. I am so happy that our team was able to make up for the unfortunate technical issues on the evening. Our front of house team take pride in making our guests feel comfortable and looked after. We would love to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day and unfortunately their grill had broken so menu was limited. My girlfriend is allergic to dairy and almost everything bar one starter contained dairy. She ended up having a rather boring slab of beetroot for her main and some sorbet that she suspected had dairy in it. The waiter was great however and made a real effort. Maybe on another night our experience with the food wouldn’t have been as bad. Lovely venue and good service though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Despite plenty of staff we had to ask twice for the bottle of wine we ordered, not once were we asked how the food was, were we okay for anything. We had to chase the staff for our bill. We were only charged for one meal so we had to point out to the staff member it was wrong!!! Even after that we were left waiting for someone to take our money. From the time I asked for the bill until the time I chased the staff member to pay the bill it was twenty minutes! Food was below standard for what we were expecting. We won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Unfortunately the kitchen was having issues and they couldn’t serve the full menu. What was served was mediocre and really not good. The waiting staff did their best and we were comped the meal and drinks but it was very disappointing.

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the review and for taking the time to share your feedback on you recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am terribly sorry to hear that the technical issues in the kitchen had affected your visit so negatively. We comped the meal as we did understand your disappointment on the evening. It has been fixed now and we do hope that you will give us another chance. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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SuasnneT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was lovely, went for the pre-theatre menu and service was very prompt which was appreciated as ensured not rushing for theater. Would recommend to others.

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a positive experience with us and that you've enjoyed our food. I hope that you will come back through our doors again soon. Warm Regards, Klara

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anneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

pre theathre dinner before river dance .
really lovely place .
down stairs to a basement with arched ceiling .
food was excellent as was the wine .two or three course at a reasonable price.
only one menu on the night so no option for the scallops on the full menu...pity..
will return.
many thanks

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Anne, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant experience and that you've enjoyed our wine and food. I agree, our scallops dish is beautiful! I hope you will visit us again soon and try this dish. I would suggest to reserve a table after 6.30pm on a concert night, to avail of our a la carte menu. Warm regards, Klara

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Worst service ever at the start. For a quality wine bar, they didn’t have the first two bottles we ordered, walked away and ignored us for 30 minutes. Infuriating.

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NiamhB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was lovely but waitress was very unfriendly.

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Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Niamh, Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I'm delighted that you've enjoyed our food. However, I am sorry to hear that you found your server unfriendly. Our front of house team always strive to be attentive and friendly, so it is definitely out of character. I do hope that you will give us another chance and visit us again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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SarahN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice setting, good value pre-theater meal before concerts in the Three Arena. Good service and pleasant atmosphere.

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Responded on 22 February 2020

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for the review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted to see that you would recommend our venue for so many special occasions and that you've had a pleasant experience. As we are situated near the 3 Arena, our culinary team work tirelessly to perfect our pre-concert menu. They will be thrilled to receive your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards Klara

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BarryL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, fantastic food and the perfect atmosphere! Would highly recommend

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Responded on 8 February 2020

Dear Barry, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Thank you also for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a lovely time visiting us and that you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere. Our culinary team will be thrilled to hear that the food was 'fantastic', as will our front of house team. We hope to welcome you back soon. To make your next reservation, please contact us on 01/ 6720010. Warm Regards, Klara

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CarmelB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful looking restaurant, food lovely and great value on early bird . Staff great

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Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Carmel, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time. Our front of house team are passionate about creating memorable experiences, as our culinary team work tirelessly to ensure great quality for a good value. I hope that we will welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for lunch. Really good food and atmosphere in cellars

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Nick, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time and that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our venue is a popular spot for both quick and relaxing lunches. I hope that we will welcome you again soon, perhaps even for dinner. Warm regards, Klara

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GabrielaG
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service wad really good. Brazilian waitress (don't remember her name) was kind, helpful with choosing wines and very professional. Definitely we'll back.

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Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Gabriela, Thank you so much for for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a pleasant time and that you liked our service. Our front of house team are passionate about creating memorable experiences and receive weekly food and wine training, to improve their knowledge for the perfect recommendations. I hope that we will welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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vipAndrewG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in the last 5 years.great atmosphere.

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Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time and that you enjoyed the food. Our culinary team works tirelessly to create delicious and unique dishes. They will be delighted to receive your lovely feedback. I hope that we will welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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CatrionaG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Ely after a show in the Bord Gais theatre. Walking distance from the theatre made it a perfect evening spot after a matinee show. Beautiful food, beautiful venue. A real treat and perfect for a special occasion

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Responded on 8 February 2020

Dear Catriona, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant time and that you enjoyed our food and venue. I hope that we will welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Klara

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RayM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent location in the general IFSC area for a private lunch without too much hassle

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing experience with my friends at Ely Bar & Grill. I strongly recommend it!

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 17 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for the five star review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share some feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a fantastic time with us. Our front of house and culinary team work tirelessly to create memorable experiences for our guests. They will be thrilled to receive your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, Klara

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MF06
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Réveillon du nouvel an : très bonne ambiance, bon repas

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, food was very good and service was excellent.

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XaviPanyart
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place for a lovely New Year's Eve dinner. Thank You for all! Regards from Catalonia.

ELY BAR & GRILL
Responded on 17 January 2020

Dear Xavi, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had a positive experience when visiting us on New Year's Eve. We also enjoyed celebrating the new year with our guests. Your lovely comments are much appreciated by our team. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Klara

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lorraineh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous evening here in Ely , a brilliant waiter just made our night and the to top it off I had the cod it’s was the best I ever tasted I truly recommend , everything about the night in Ely was super I will return and I’ve been Ravi g about the food compliment s to the chefs . My part of 6 the other five also throughly enjoyed a good had by all . Lor heff

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Responded on 17 January 2020

Dear Lorraine, Thank you for the five star review ! Thank you also for taking the time to share some feedback on your recent experience at Ely Bar & Grill. I am delighted that you've had such a pleasant experience with us. Our waiters are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests, as is our culinary team. They will be thrilled to receive your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, Klara

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EdwardB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went to the restaurant, late booking, no problem. Nieces and in-laws. All very impressed. Thank you.

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Damit
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Quite disappointed in the food. Smoked salmon want pleasant. Lamb fritters were dry & not much flavour. Rib eye steak was the most disappointing. Not really recognisable as a rib eye and chewy.
Service and wine was very nice and the location is sideways impressive, but the food wasn't before and considering the price that's ridiculous

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DaniM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really tasty. And extremely friendly staff! Setting was gorgeous as well. Thought initially the portions were small but definitely wasnt hungry afterwards

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DeclanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely place /good food/ good bar
Good location beside George’s dock Luas stop

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

My scallops were not very hot and lacked flavour. My halibut was served in a bowl in a white liquid with nothing else impossible to eat with a knife and fork !! Had to order a side order of mash. Very disappointed and way over priced for what it was a mess in a bowl !!!!!!

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Lorrayne
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

We were a group of 9 and had our Christmas lunch there.
No starters were available on the A la carte menu which I thought was very odd.
I ordered the ribeye steak for the main. It came with a very small bowl of chips that was barely full and the chips looked like worse for wear, not fresh or just cooked, like they had been fried a few times before. The ribeye was awful, I had to battle with the grissle on every mouthful and it became so hard to disguise trying to remove the grissle from my mouth each time with the napkin. I would say that I had not more than 2 mouthfuls that did not consist of a mouthful of fatty grissle.

I had not eaten a breakfast as I really wanted to enjoy the lunch. I left hungry and feeling very hard done by. The handful of chips did not cover what should have been an enjoyable lunch.

The dessert options were poor to say the very least. The one dessert that I did like was the apple pie and that was only available in the 'sharing option'. I ordered the pear dessert and to say it was a miserable portion is an understatement.

As I said before, we were a group of 9 and we all agreed that Ely CHQ would not be re-visited by us again.

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SheilaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate an occasion. Lovely decor, staff and food. Would definitely recommend it.

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DeirdreH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

I liked this restaurant and never had a bad experience but we were served by an extremely rude waitress whose name I unfortunately did not get and to be honest, she put me and my friend off ever coming there. To be more specific, she treated us like she was doing us a favour by being there and even when asking for the bill, her reaction was that of nearly rolling her eyes.

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ELY BAR & GRILL is rated 4.2 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.