O'Shea's Irish Restaurant

4.3
51 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Cosy
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Nestled in the bustling heart of Temple Bar, O'Sheas Traditional Irish Restaurant offers a warm welcome to accompany our delicious menus.
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4.5
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4.1
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! I’m visiting Dublin and decided to pop in. I had the Chicken Kiev with a baked potato which was all extremely delicious. To wash it down I had yellow beer and still water. Highly recommend this place!!

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We read about the recent reviews and thought it would be a great place to have our dinner, it turned out quite disappointed... I don’t know it is because of Monday night?

First of all, menu price on open table did not match what listed at the restaurant. I understand sometimes price slightly raise up every year because of the inflation. But that was not in our case. I really want to try the Irish stew (open table listed €8 while restaurant listed €19). I asked if there are small portions of the stew at lower price, the waiter said no. Surprise!

Hubby ended up ordering the lamb special for the night after hearing the next table of 6 all ordered that (with waiter’s recommendation), it turned out the four thin lamb cutlets are dry as wood... and the mint sauce is the worst we ever had. We look over the table beside us, theirs were not much better.

I ordered the house special combo platter (ribs, wings, onion rings and scampi). Ribs are ok (it came in later on a side plate I don’t know why). Wings are horrible (very dry, very bland). Scampi... all I tasted were the batter, can’t even tell what is inside. And no sauce was provided when the platter was presented. I had to request the sauce afterwards...

The waiter is nice. He took pictures for us and tried his best... but I am sorry... the food quality is really not there. We end up paying €46 for the two dishes with sparking water (not even alcohol!) We really felt this is the worst we had with the price we paid for...

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BG
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It’s a small restaurant, actually a bit of a hole in the wall, but was very enjoyable. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. We enjoyed the dinner and returned for breakfast a few days later

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AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were out for a family dinner on our last night in Dublin. Our service was warm and friendly and the food was fantastic! We ordered some classics and both evening specials. All delicious. The waitstaff made us feel special and helped us finish our vacation on a happy note.

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KJ
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It is a small place with dated decor but a great place for traditional Irish dishes. My wife says you have to try the Irish coffee.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oustanding service ! Amazing staff, got to know me and my family in a short space of time. It was my little brothers birthday and I’ve never seen such a friendly and welcoming resteraient. My little brothers birthday was made, defiently recommend

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MW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience! We were a group of four. Our reservation was honored, and although a "cozy" venue we had a nice table near the fire. The food was traditional and well prepared. Everything tasted great, and although we could not manage deserts, we enjoyed everything.

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JS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Made a reservation for 2:30 for st Patrick’s day bc I knew it would be insane. Made the reservation WEEKS ago. Shower up 15 min before my reservation and was rudely told “were full. Go away. this is st Patrick’s day. We don’t do reservations.” I said wait but I made this reservation weeks ago, why didn’t you all contact me at all before today to tell me you wouldn’t honoring reservations today and he said “were full, we don’t do reservations on st Patrick’s day” and slammed the door in my face. Now we will of course never return. Don’t trust you have an open table reservation with this place, bc they pick and choose when to honor.

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JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We purchased a voucher for 2 burgers chips and drinks for 14 euro.. The service and food we received was amazing. Couldn't fault it at all and would definitely return here again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a good time here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and never fail to give us a great night! Would definitely recommend this for a nice date night with your partner or for a first date

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Best seafood and fish&chips in town.

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CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, served quickly. Would definitely go back.

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PS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very good-lamb stew was delicious.
But they ran out of Guinness- in Dublin?!
The prices were 5 euros higher than posted on the website and they added a 17% service/gratuity fee. We suspect that was for tourists.
So let the buyer beware, but the food was good

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d
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal and friendliness of staff, a great time in this restaurant

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Traditional Irish restaurant, basic and tourist orientated. Lovely staff but food overpriced.

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VO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food amazing lovely staff great music great value for money

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Cold food and found plastic in the stew.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came accross this place quite by accident. The food and service was wonderful we would return here and recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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n
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great location. wonderful people. superb, flavorful food!!!

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

May be a hidden gem of a restaurant! A bit hard to find, but I'm glad I did. I had a Guiness Beer, and Irish
beef stew. Wife had the Chicken Au Poivre. Very good . Excellent service and attention by the staff.

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TM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent friendly service and great food. We enjoyed our time here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely intimate restaurant. Great food and drink. Staff very amenable and attentive. Superb!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice place . Definitely coming back .

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Traveling in Ireland. looked for an trditional Irish restaraunt that would serve good food ---was in a vibrant area of shopping and pubs and really enjkoyed ourselves
Strip steak was done perfectly and delicious and the lamb was very well prepared

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L
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A pleasant find in Temple Bar. Great food- lamb chops to die for, fish & chips, nice drink menu. The service was friendly, prompt and yet we were not rushed and were able to linger and talk as it was not noisy. A bit of an oasis in the most lively Temple Bar neighborhood; great way to start the evening. Authentic Irish menu.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

We travel the world and have gone to many restaurants. Based on the description was expecting something different. The food was not that good.

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MP
London
32 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The waiters were nice - but not Irish! Given that this is touted as an Irish establishment, I would have expected at least one greeting with an Irish accent. Never mind. If the food would have been decent, that could be overlooked. The food was just about edible, that's the best I can say about it. Don't order the Irish stew, the meat was chewy and frankly, I couldn't be bothered to finish grinding my way through it. It was my friend's daughter's birthday so she ordered some chocolate cake - which was so stale you could hardly put a fork through it. And it was the same price as the restaurant we'd been to the evening before which was superb. So well overcharging for what you got.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They did not honor the reservation. They say your cannot make reservation online. If so, they should not use the system. In the end, is seems like just a tourist trap.

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Reservation made was not honored. We never ate there as they sat a walk in before us; even though we had a confirmed reservation on open table. Would not advise using the app to book and to call restaurant directly.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Was v disappointed had lunch at 1.30 on a Saturday and place was completely empty. Service couldn't fault. Actual steak was nice but baked potato small and onions were awful salad came full of dressing. Food bland and no atmosphere so didn't hang around. Would never go bacK. I didn't point any of this out on the day and shoukd have really.

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SK
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Awful quality of food. Steak was inedible, and side was manageable only because I was hungry. Ruined the first evening in Dublin.

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely small romantic restaurant, full of character, the girl who served us was friendly had very good customer focus. The food was good size portions, well prepared and good value for money. We would definitely go back there again.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely meal and very friendly and attentive waiting staff.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent value for money and in a great location, very central. This is a small restaurant so I would say make sure you book ahead.

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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Here on new years eve. Small venue with alot of tables close together. Service was great and food was ok. Home made good, regular food.
Would visit again.

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RW
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent traditional Irish food ... traditional Irish pub.... first time in Dublin didn't disappoint .

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Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service was terrific and the stews were very good, but the fish was mostly breading and the fish mushy. On the main, still a very pleasant restaurant for a more quiet dinner atmosphere than the typical Temple Bar establishments.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fab meal. The steak is probably one of the best I have eaten in Ireland. Delish

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a very pleasent meal here. Even though we went on the bussiest evening before Christmas we got a Nice table , and enjoyed both very good Food and drinks here. A Place I
will visit again when I come to Dublin.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food disappointing.

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