SOLE Seafood & Grill

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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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MF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best quality you could hope for. Didn't dissapoint.

MC
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

A real disappointment a it was recommended by friends. Could have been an off night. The wine list was uninteresting and over priced. Tuna tartare hohum, mussels uninspiring, bass ok, john dory tough and over cooked. Deserts could have had more taste and been smaller. The only thing that was truly good was the Caesar salad.

M
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first great dinner in Dublin!

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food presented in new wave creative style, however, not exceptional food. Not good value for money. High noise level.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service, delicious food and one of the best deserts I’ve had in Dublin! Thank you, we’ll be back!

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Bad service for our waitress, food was very good and a very nice place, very good place for seafood

GM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious yet again! Highly recommend.

f
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service impeccable! This New Yorker would return as the fish was very fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented. I loved the Dover Sole. I just had it in Thomas Keller’s restaurant and this was so much better. Definitely would recommend!!

FR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of the fish and the ingredients used are outstanding. The price on the menu are really good, and a great wine list organized by grape type. It has been a perfect dining experience.

EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

second visit, different food choices , still excellent. service superior. sole will become regular destination

DM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, our server Ante was excellent, would highly recommend it.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosfera molto bella ed elegante.
Piatti particolari e raffinati.
In due abbiamo preso come starters chowder e la capesante. A seguire la sea tower per due persone da 75€.
Tutto molto buono, porzioni non esagerate, il servizio professionale.
Prezzo corretto (126€) aggiungendo due calici di vino bianco e l’acqua.
Faccio presente che al conto va aggiunta la tips obbligatoria di almeno il 10% al momento del pagamento.
Per il resto enjoy.

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DO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood paired with great sauces, very creative chef👍🏻
Can’t wait to go back again to try other dishes!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top Class in all departments!

k
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very welcoming staff and the atmosphere was relaxed. Pre dinner drinks at the bar allowed my wife and I ample time to make our selections from a well balanced menu. All our dishes were superb and the staff attentive with out being imposing. The Oysters Rockefeller were particularly delicious. Sole was the highlight of our couple of days in Dublin and should we be in Dublin again we wouldn't hesitate to book a table.

D
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and great service. The early bird menu is a very good value.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The room and ambience is great. The quality of food is very good. Only gripe was from people who went for Early bird option - the main course was not too generous. Others went for Seafood Towers which were well received

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing seafood

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food all served in a buzzy atmospheric environment. We will be back.

LG
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything about SOLE is worth it. Will definitely be back here again! Chowder and dressed crab was outstanding!! Staff were friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband’s birthday and we’ve travelled all the way from Sweden so our expectations were high. And SOLE seafood truly delivered and met all our expectations beyond and overwhelmed us! Such oysters wonderful plaice so nicely prepared, dessert passionfilled chocolate bowl. And our waiter Antonio helped us to chose a marvellous wine and gave us the best service you can imagine. A VERY pleasant visit - we’ll revisit :)

TP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Before we arrived, I had left a note to say that it was my girlfriend's birthday. I asked that if a little something could be done for her, that we'd really appreciate it. And it was, fair play to them. They brought out her desert with "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" scrawled in chocolate over it. A lovely, if slightly inaccurate, gesture. We both had a good laugh at that for the rest of the evening. Lovely place overall, if a bit pricey. I wouldn't be going every week but it's a great spot for an occasion.

C
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our dinner at Sole was delicious , well served and presented. The restaurant noise level precluded good dining. Adding sound absorbing material might help.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Party of 7.
Starters were good, but chowder was lacking fish quantity
Main Course Fsih & Chips- Not enough fish and chips were of poor quality, too limp.
Mussells were TINY, and should not have been on the menu.
Sea Bass mealportions were also tiny and we needed to get extra chips

JJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ambience and food

SB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, ate here with three friends and everyone’s food was amazing, excellent fresh fish. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Service was very good every request was catered for and no request was a problem. Fab decor and really relaxed feel to this place. So good I booked Xmas lunch

u
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Sole. We opted for the 3 course early bird menu. Food was fantastic. We ordered - Fried Calamari, Smoked Salmon, Mixed Oysters (6) for appetizers. For Mains we had the Sea-Bass and the Sea Food Chowder. Desserts were Deconstructed pavlova and Chocolate brownies.
My wife and I enjoyed everything.......we even ordered another half dozen of the oysters from Connemara. Fresh & tasty food. I couldn't fault a thing.
If I had to nit-pick , I would say that the Sea-Bass could have done with a better tasting sauce and maybe a few seconds less cooking but that's only if I had to find a fault. We really enjoyed the evening. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff. We were there for a couple of hours and did not feel rushed to vacate the table.
Thumbs up for this one......

L
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Heard some tourists in a hotel I like raving about this place after the concierge recommended it and I thought I would give it a try. Boy was I glad I did. Food is amazing, whole restaurant is accessible, waiters are very friendly and help you with the menu. Only little niggle I had was they could do with more choice on the starters menu but overall one you have got to try!

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was super. Service was attentive and fast. Will definitely be returning.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious and the restaurant has a lovely sense of occasion about it. Only downfall was having to wait almost 40 minutes for our main course and having to ask for our wine to be topped up.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another lovely meal in sole. Great food, lovely wine and pleasant atmosphere. Will be visiting again soon

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was just perfect at that nite🙂
Love it

M
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent Fish & Steaks , lovely atmosphere & very good service.

SG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal. The food was amazing quality and delicious and the service outstanding. Would love to go back

PO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the restaurant, nice food in a great setting, will be back and will definitely recommend.

LH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

So disappointing...
I'd read good reviews and was keen to bring my partner for a special dinner. The service was the worst I've experienced in a long time - we had to ask to order (there is no dedicated server per table) and the main took an hour after we'd finished our starters. They had also clearly skived on nicer ingredients - the prawn cocktail was more salad leaves than prawn and there was no taste of crab in the crab gnocchi. Complete rip off for. Will never go back and would not recommend.

SOLE Seafood & Grill
Responded on 30 August 2019

Dear Louise, I am very disappointed you did not enjoy your food so much. This is a surprise as I personally checked your table and you did not mention any problem.Looking back on the CCTV footage, you ordered your meal at 21:02, you received your starter at 21:18, the starter was then cleared when you were finished at 21:37 and the mains arrived at 22:03. This means from when you ordered you received your starters and mains within just over an hour. Regards, Victor Nedelea General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish it was a fabulous meal . Fine dining on an early bird menu with so much choice and every dish delicious . From the minute we arrived with the greeting at the door from Victor and all of the lovely staff it was unexpectedly a special occasion meal on a Saturday evening . We’ll be back ...

KJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food with very attentive staff. Lovely atmosphere. A must for seafood lovers.

LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Monkfish Starter was stone cold. Sea bass main is tiny. Everything else beautiful.

CD
Cork
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seafood is excellent- great service, tiger prawns & Dingle crab superb

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