SOLE Seafood & Grill

4.5
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Seafood
SOLE Seafood & Grill encapsulates the true taste of Ireland in the heart of Dublin, offering the ultimate dining experience for any occasion. A restaurant like no other; the chic interior is complemented by a stylish bar and tasteful food and drinks menu. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in this stylish restaurant where the pleasure of fine wine and great food meets. From shore to soil, provenance is paramount in producing a menu full of show-stopping dishes such as the Captain’s Seafood Platter; a two-tier shared tower of grilled Irish lobster and steamed Roaring water Bay mussels, plus fresh oysters, prawns and Howth smoked Irish salmon, served with Guinness brown soda bread and traditional seafood accompaniments and sauces; or the Sole Meunière; a whole Dover sole, which is filleted at the table for you. Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience

BA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed immensely.. staff were excellent

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We liked Sole and we have have already recommended to friends.

ER
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to eat and each of my friends agreed they would be back.

C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good food, friendly atmosphere, well looked after - good experience.

PH
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Not the best value restaurant but the food is good and very nice surroundings. Big problem is the wine is a rip off, The Rioja (Marqués de Murrieta) you can buy online for €20. At Sole they charge €64. Their Pouilly Fuisse you can buy for €25 but Sole charges €79. I've no problem with a restaurant adding a 100 or 125% margin but Sole is applying a 250% mark-up on all their wine, which is outrageous and a pity as it is a restaurant you'd go to celebrate something.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to Sole while visiting Dublin. We made the right choice. Food was amazing g, it was pricey, but very very good. Staff were super friendly, looked after us really well. Well done guys! Thank you for helping me make my boyfriends birthday so special.

DB
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent. I would gladly return. The Norwegian crab legs were exceptional

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience at Sole - great, buzzy atmosphere. Wonderful food, superb wine and cocktails, and friendly staff. Yes, it is a bit pricey but everything is delicious!

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed out meal. We sat at the bar and had an excellent waiter which adds to a great night dining. We had the mussel for an appetizer which were delicious. My husband had scallops for a main which he really enjoyed. I tried the salmon dish that was "Asian-ish" and really liked the flavor. We enjoyed Sole.

PP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really pleasant experience, good vibe in the Sole and staff friendly and attentive. Food was really good and Irish coffee one of the best I have had. Would recommend and will dine again in Sole soon

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic friendly efficient service. Great menu choice. Food was a little cold when served. Chips weren’t cooked through.

LM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, extremely tasty and of excellent quality, staff very attentive and very friendly, all in all can’t wait for our next visit.

JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood restaurant, tasty food. I recommend to all who like seafood.

XE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went in the afternoon. I had the 3 courses lunch menu (scallops, sea bass and brownie), very nice. She had the sole, the "deboning" show is always a nice plus. Sole was perfect.
Great time, lovely place, may be on the dearer side but well worth it. Service is impeccable and staff very professional and courteous.

a
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good. The seafood tower was amazing. Reserved months in advance and got seated at the last table before the toilets.

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall very good experience. Would like more distance between tables to give more privacy. Felt a little cramped

PD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was relaxed and service was great. The John Dory and Sirloin steak were delicious, as were the desserts. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Dublin

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood, high end dining

d
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience for lunch. Great service, very attentive and friendly! I will definitly recommend this restaurant!

s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great early bird. Amazing service and friendly staff. Will definitely be back

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick trip to Dublin and Sole was a great recommendation by a friend. The ambiance is lovely, nice looking sophisticated crowd - cool round bar...the seafood tower was definitely worth it! I'll be back next time I am in Dublin!

AM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Good food. But for a restaurant with that name, it lacks soul. The interior and ambience is a poor imitation of the type of popular restaurant it aspires to be and it felt a bit like a factory. Probably good for a large group, but look elsewhere if you are dining with someone special.

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic night in Sole, food was fabulous. One of the best things about Sole restaurant is their staff, their attention to detail is outstanding, they make you feel so welcome and cannot do enough for you.

EC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall, a nice experience. Great food and ambience. Only criticism is that we weren't informed we had to give our table back after 2 hours when seated - it was 3pm so not a typically busy time of day! We were informed with 10 minutes notice, rather than when we were first seated, so a bit of a shock. We were eventually moved to another table to finish our wine, but again being informed at the start would have been more considerate!

j
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and my wife and were made feel special from moment we entered. The service was attentive but discreet. We had the captains tower as an entree and it was beautifully served and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the restaurant for that special night out.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the nicest meals I have had in Dublin.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience I'm a chef myself and couldn't wait to eat here and it didn't fail, the food was amazing great choices will definitely be back

TP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as per usual! The mussels (broth) is my favourite! Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, beautiful restaurant . Just a little on the pricey side.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

OK restaurant, but bit overrated in reviews. Food was good, but not exceeding expectations. Very friendly staff.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, brilliant service (Emil was our waiter). The food is excellent and is priced accordingly.

NV
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

An excellent venue, will use it again. Fresh fish was very good, simple but spot on. Great service and a really nice atmosphere to the place.

CE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was very bland no flavour,Prawn Cocktail was bland,Fillet Steak was cold.Disappointing

GS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing and service was great created a lovely setting for our evening. Really impressed with receiving an anniversary dessert plate was a nice touch to finish off a lovey evening

MH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had an excellent meal here on the 27/1/20 service first class food excellent! Highly recommend. Lisburn

j
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed the food and setting, and the service was just average at best but friendly. In general, we didn't feel that the restaurant was exceptional in any respect.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious and our server was very attentive. I was not informed when I booked that they needed the table back at any time. As soon as the bill was paid someone came over and told us we had to leave as they needed the table. A shame as it ruined a perfectly nice evening and I would be reluctant to return because of that.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

I was eagerly awaiting my booking at Sole as I love seafood and it was a Christmas present to me. I was extremely disappointed particularly with the food and service. The menu was average for the price of the dishes- I got the King Scallops €35 for main course and the scallops were ruined by lumps of potato with a sauce all over them. I ordered a desert which I never got and finally it took over 2hrs for two course meal to be served. I have received nicer seafood for half the price with twice the taste