Isabelle's

4.5
951 reviews
€31 to €50
International
Located just off Grafton Street, Isabelle’s Restaurant & Bar guarantees delicious food, excellent cocktails & wine and professional, friendly service, every time. Our menu has been prepared with love, simple but packed full of flavour. We feature fresh ingredients, delivered daily by local suppliers, ensuring everything on our menu is fresh and utterly delicious. Whether you’re looking for a place to meet family for a leisurely lunch, a catch up with friends over dinner or to take a cocktail break from shopping, we look forward to welcoming you to Isabelle’s. Isabelle’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with brunch served every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 951 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

really enjoyable but a bit pricey. Great service.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Spacious restaurant.
Friendly staff. Great location.

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DeclanD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

menu has changed we had to try and find something we could eat when it arrived was not great had it booked 3 weeks must have been at worst table in house and if you look back gave you a fantastic review 2 months ago and have been singing your praises .Maybe menu just did not suite us but it must be ok as the place was busy

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CarolineM
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening. Staff very helpful and attentive. Food was delicious. We enjoyed it all

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JulieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue. Food was delicious and service excellent. Will be back

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FionaW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was lovely however, fillet steak was not tender and fatty. Complained to waiter and got no response. Not enough waiting staff. Difficult to get someones attention. Male waiters not very friendly. Overall experience was average.

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Aidan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recently went to Isabelle's and the food was superb! The staff were excellent and even provided us with a birthday brownie and cake.Would recommend!

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Mcqr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great spot to eat and catch up and enjoy a meal out with friends

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SineadF
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Visually the restaurant is fabulous. The food was beautiful (when it eventually arrived)
The service was mixed - we entered and were left at the door waiting to be seen for quite awhile. When we did get seated it was quite awhile again until someone asked if we wanted a drink.

My main issue was the way in which the man (short with facial hair) served our dishes. Pretty much plonked them in front of us and walked off again. We found it very abrupt and rude. Also when we were leaving he hardly lifted his head to respond to our thank you & farewell.

Our mains were forgotten but the lovely waitress (blonde) took care of us and we were given a free round of drinks which were appreciated.
I think some basic manners for some staff are needed as the food is delicious.

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Ashling
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food tasted good but menu was limited and probably worded wrong if that makes sense! We ordered chicken fillet burger and nearly ALL tables around us was ordering the same...

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EstherM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Very bad service the food was OK but not worth the price

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ErikaR
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. I had the burger, super delicious.

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MaureenO
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Had dinner with some friends last night. Food and service is usually amazing but felt both we’re lacking. Service wasn’t that attentive as normally is, weren’t offered dessert menus & had to ask the server. My friend didn’t like her margarita cocktail, chips were cold. But if a let down when compared to other times we’ve been.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined at Isabelles for the first time last Tuesday. Food was amazing from start to finish. One of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted. Our waiter was very professional & attentive. Will definitely be back. Take a bow, Isabelles!

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PaulaN
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal fantastic night with the family definitely going back

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NiamhS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my third time at Isabelles, its a great restaurant for celebaratory occasions. More formal than I would be used to and so was a nice treat to go. This time I was sitting outside with my boyfriend. We were seated under the heater and there were blankets ready for us so we were warm the whole evening. We both had the sweet potato pizza for dinner which was delicious as well as sides of cauliflower and fries which were very tasty. We didn’t have to wait too long for the food which is always a bonus when you arrive hungry. For dessert we had the caramel sundae which was nice however a tad overpriced for what it was. Our waiter was great, I didn’t catch his name but he was very attentive and friendly. Thanks for a lovely evening, I’ll definitely be back!

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EnisaK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I wasn't happy att all.I don't recommend this place att all

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi EnisaK Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to Isabelle's. If you could e-mail me directly (mark@isabelles.ie) with a bit more detail I can find out why we didn't hit our normally high standards Best Regards Mark O'Sullivan

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is very cozy but at the same time modern. The waiter was extremely professional and as the food was delayed, we had 2 drinks on the house, which was very appreciated and shows the high level that this restaurant wants to keep. Food was also delicious! (and also the Cocktails!).
We will be certainly back for dinner/lunch soon!

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 November 2021

Thank you for the lovely review - see you again soon ;) Isabelles

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, prices are average but portions are huge so they definitely are worthwhile, one of my favourite places to eat in dublin, never have any issues with them

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 November 2021

Thanks for the great review Grace! Isabelles

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Sara
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Very very bad customer service from start to finish. I was left standing at the door with a newborn baby for over ten minutes and nobody came over to me. We were waiting ages for our drinks. The staff gave us the bill before we asked for it and they hovered over us trying to get us to leave. I will never go back here

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Sara Apologies to hear you were waiting at the door. What name was your booking under and I'll follow up with the team on the day Isabelles

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FrazerT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our visit. Intend to visit when we are in Dublin.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a wheelchair user, I can say this is the best service that has been provided to me in a restaurant setting. The chair was already removed from where I would be sitting which is something significant to me as doing it when I arrive at the table makes me uncomfortable as it then becomes a ‘thing’. As we were brought to our table, the staff member who did so kindly asked another guest if he would move so I could get by in my wheelchair. I appreciated this as, in other restaurants, no thought is given in respect of what wheelchair users must do to simply get to their seat and I often have to have the awkward exchange with other guests myself.

While our food took over an hour to arrive, we did not complain and yet the (I assume manager?) apologized to us with an honest and sincere reasoning for the delay, gave us a discount on the bill, and a free drink for each of us (6). It was an exceptional gesture which we greatly appreciated. The service was excellent. And the food was certainly worth waiting for!

Overall, the restaurant is beautiful (though I love the aesthetic anyway!), and the food is of a high quality and I was glad to see presentation matters here. It is also reasonably priced. The attention to detail and the service provided was perhaps the best I have experienced. I would definitely recommend Isabelle’s to anyone looking to try somewhere new.

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SODiner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Lovely place to dine very nice interior and bar which attracted me. I thought the food was good but not for the price. There are other spots similar in price which I feel are better.
Service was ok. The staff are very friendly and you can see they’re trying to make the effort. You don’t seem to get one dedicated waiter to the table like in other places and we quite often had to go looking for someone to tend to things. I thought it a little pricey for the overall quality of food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipJudie2000
57 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect as always. Our waiter Peter was exceptionally nice and was extremely efficient - he is a great asset to Isabel’s. Great night. Look forward to visiting again soon 🥂🥂🥂

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Zorba
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Outdoor dining area is non smoking terrace.
Duck was supposed to be cooked medium but it was obviously blue..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely dinner their with my family for my brother’s bday. Food is amazing. Service was excellent - they made sure we were looked after.

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :) regards Isabelles

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DamianM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always worth a visit for great food, wine and service.

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BridC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, beautiful surroundings and lovely atmosphere. My only disappointment was that the menu on the website has changed. The scallops are now not on the starter menu and quite a few of the main courses are gone.

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thanks for the feedback BridC Best regards Isabelles

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was so pleasant and attentive. The food was honestly amazing and came quite quickly. We weren’t rushed out even when more guests arrived we were politely given our bill and had a great time overall

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

That's great to hear, thank you Best Regards Isabelles

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balletomane
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great Serice and good. All of my guests loved it. We sat indoors but the outside area looked popular. Just splendid. A hit!

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

Cheers Balletomane! Regards Isabelles

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Gitta
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing per usual. The food is always delicious, the drinks fantastic, and overall there's a great atmosphere. This time our waiter went above and beyond to make sure everyone at our table was absolutely happy. And we were. Thank you again for an amazing brunch and I can't wait to be back!

Isabelle's
Responded on 17 November 2021

Thanks Gitta for your kind words, do you know which waiter you had and I can make sure to pass on your review to him? Best regards Mark O'Sullivan General Manager

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal. Very nice staff who really looked after us. Would book again in a heartbeat

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

Great stuff thanks Barry! Isabelles

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely restaurant, staff were very helpful and approachable. The food was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

That's fantastic thanks Cathy Isabelle's

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MigShort
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable, all 5 of us really enjoyed it! Food top class!

Isabelle's
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thats great to hear, thank you Migshort! Isabelles

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal in a lively atmosphere, the staff were attentive and covid guidelines were observed without taking away from the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The waiter told us the chips were gluten free / suitable for a coeliac but I was extremely sick afterwards so either the chips or the rest of the meal were not suitable for a coeliac, presumably from cross-contamination in either the fryer or the kitchen generally. The waiter was very ambivalent in dealing with allergies.

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SuzyQ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was really really impressed. The decor of course is beautiful but that often means it overrides the food and service but not in this case. We had the best waiter from Hungary he was a gent and super super helpful. We were a large table of 14 and we were looked after like it was just two of us. We wanted for nothing. The food also usually struggles to be up to par in a large group but all our meals were excellent. Really great to know there is a restaurant that ticks so many boxes. We will all come back again and again.

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CarlaM
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Steak came out just barely above room temp. Waiter and Mgr both tried to say med rare (ordered medium) was not very warm. Again, it was just above room temperature, i.e. it had been left sitting. Pasta good. Bream ok. Replacement steak was not out before rest of the party finished their food. Waited 10 more minutes and canceled. Very brief obligatory apology. Won't recommend and won't be returning. Was thinking to host large party there. Not now.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Menu had changed that evening, but still enough choice not to choose from. My kids really enjoyed the pizzas, so they were happy

FAQs

Isabelle's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 683 3670.

Isabelle's is rated 4.5 stars by 951 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.