The Ivy Dawson Street

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2394 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century. The Ivy Collection has crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street.

The Ivy Dawson Street brings a touch of Ivy magic to Ireland, offering effortless glamour and a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes including Dublin Bay prawns and Dungarvan oysters. With 200 seats and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Dawson Street caters for every occasion from breakfast and weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and beyond, with a beautiful bar serving cocktails and drinks until late. Open seven days a week from dawn until dusk, the brasserie is accessible to all, welcoming local residents, businesses and visitors alike.
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Dublin
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for lunch and hadn’t one complaint .The food was amazing. Everything you could want for a special get together

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A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service but a little too noisy. The latter not a problem being with friends but rather with business partners/clients.

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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

My experience of first time at the Ivy was very mixed. The front of house staff were lovely, very warm and friendly. The food was okay...nothing exceptional. The service was very mediocre. The waiter was in such a rush he nearly spilt the wine every time he poured and at the end of dinner quickly and rudely took the glasses from the table without asking if we were finished or wanted anything further. What started out as a nice evening...did not finish so well.

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LK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

This was my third time at the ivy this year and it will be my last. The attitude and manner of your managers is shocking. Our waiter was a nervous wreck after being repeatedly told to ask us for drinks even though we had order drinks. Two managers in particular were ridiculous. A auburn/red haired woman and a man with a dark beard, the lady the particular seemed obviously desperate for drinks orders. I had heard about the bad attitude of managers in the Ivy but I never witnessed it myself until Wednesday.

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HT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and an absolutely beautiful space!

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PW
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had afternoon tea with some friends. It was lovely - beautiful food & lots of tea. Would highly recommend it.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

No one in the restaurants, but order was wrong in any case. Didn't bother to mention it. Sine when are 'fresh jucices' out of a tretapack¿ No more visits by me

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely breakfast spot

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed The Ivy. Reasonably priced, not sure about the add on service charge would prefer to be asked instead. Other than that, great food, great evening and 5 stars for the apple tart. It was something else.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Waitress was nice but we were waiting far too long between courses. Very loud and the menu is way overpriced. €3.95 extra for a sauce with a steak is ridiculous.

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The venue is beautiful and it has a nice warm atmosphere despite it being a very large building. The staff were very friendly.
However, the food was really not up to scratch considering the price. I could go to another restaurant anywhere in town and get the better version of the same dish for half the price.

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O
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and we did not have to wait long for the food! Our waitress was so nice and very helpful!

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SM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As usual, great food, excellent service, a bit noisy, but a bit expected for a full crowd on a Saturday night, always a sense of occasion at The Ivy!

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VC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

9:00 pm booking. Took nearly an hour from finishing our starter before our main course arrived. Resident DJ played music so loud, it was difficult to hold a conversation at the table. My main course (black cod cooked in a banana leaf) was bland and worse still, only lukewarm. The truffle and Parmesan chips were so greasy I couldn’t eat them. I should have complained but when I weighed up the negative effect it would have on my evening and the additional delay it would cause to me actually eating my meal, I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.
They took ages to clear our plates away. Very slow taking drink orders. This was my first experience of The Ivy and quite probably my last.

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was terrible we both had steak which was tasteless the peppercorn sauce was also tasteless with no peppercorns felt like was made from a packet!
Our starters of mozzarella and crab was also tasteless mozzarella was runny and the crab was like eating porridge!
It’s a lovely place but was so disappointed with the food
Would recommend it to a friend for the look of the place

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e
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was lovely but didn’t
State that the main meals didn’t come
With sides , had we of known we would
I’d have some veg etc.. as
It turned out to be a small portion

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate our friends baby shower. The staff were attentive and super professional, the food was superb and the atmosphere was wonderful. I am currently choosing a date to bring my hubby!! Everyone should get to experience the taste of the chocolate bomb desert...amazing!

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E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

So the waiter got my order wrong . ordered eggs Benedict with avocado but got served with smoked salmon. My friend s side dish was served late. Hollandaise sauce is way too little and the base bread is an american muffin like bread instead of brioche. Not something i d expect. Desert were both really nice. Service was not efficient , often see waiters running around and hard to catch their attention. The ambience is great they charge a standard service fee which is 10%+ which is too much for that service.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great decor and vibe, food quite good. Service not the best.

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RA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1st time experiencing The Ivy - will 100% recommend & come back!

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MN
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We went to the Ivy for a birthday celebration! 2 days before, I called to change the booking from3 to 4 people and was told quite abruptly that was not possible - the only time left2209 hrs. I explained we had booked a long time ago etc! I was told to call back in the morning and try then! I was not impressed.

In the course of trying to book somewhere else through OpenTable, I managed to book a table for 4 at the Ivy.

The food was really excellent, the service very good! However, the music is quite loud so difficult to have a conversation other than with the person right beside you.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was good, service was poor. We were rushed through our meal but then sat at the table for an hour after eating, having a drink, so the rush was totally unnecessary. The table beside us had the plates cleared before they were all finished eating!

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ND
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fab as usual, great atmosphere, great crowd, yet to disappoint

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was desperate and came out way too quick for me to believe it was freshly cooked. My steak was full of fatty fibers I couldn't even cut through it. I left half of it behind and the waitress never even noticed. The chips were cooked about 3 times. The lady at the front desk didn't even say goodbye. Desperate will never return.

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SF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food! Reasonably priced too!

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the sincere greeting at the door to the totally professional service which was unhurried but efficient to the excellent food. Faultlessl.

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AO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place! The service was top notch. My only gripe was the burger, it wasn't great, the meat tasted over salted and like it was cooked from frozen. Other than that it was fabulous and will be back.

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KB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Gorgeously decorated, lovely vibe and nice service. Food was very good - the prawn and monkfish curry was delicious and the steak tartare went down a treat. Only downfall was the state of the ladies toilet which was unacceptable on the two occasions I visited during the evening. Attention to detail is everything if you want people to come back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Food took over a hour to come, then the order was wrong. Overall very bad experience as staff not trained in properly.

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GM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my Husband for our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic time. The staff could not have been nicer and the food was fab.

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TS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent serves and food. The atmosphere is spectacular...

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always

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CG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Ivy is a gorgeous restaurant with excellent food.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I do enjoy atmosphere at Ivy. I have been critical since opening of service and poor staff. However, this time staff were extremely friendly. I hope it wasn't because it was breakfast and restaurant wasn't busy!
I will be back again.

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Very underwhelming experience. Very expensive for what you get. Will not be going back.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Waitress was nowhere to be found. Worst service I’ve had there and yet it doesn’t stop them from adding a service charge.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely experience, beautiful ambiance, gorgeous food, good value, excellent service! Looking forward to returning!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, gorgeous cocktails and brilliant staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our time, thank you!

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CO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

IT was a special 60th birthday celebration, waited 10 minutes for a waiter ,then he disappeared waited another 10 minutes for a different waiter who eventually took the order .Forgot onions for main course for fillet steak .Had spotted 2 junkies sitting on your tables outside no attempt to remove them dispite staff walking past them. Not a very good impression .I am a member of the Garda .While having our main course the same 2 junkies entered the restaurant could not believe how they were allowed enter I stoped eating my main course and informed a lady manager of staff they were in the restaurant as it was obivious they were going to rob from a client. Very poor security I thought management would at least come to our table to thank us even offer a complimentry drink. Waiter then forgot my dessert saying he did not hear me ordering one Overall a very disappointing experience to celebrate my 60th birthday as I had recommended the Ivy to friends. Perhaps you can respond

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T
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time and as excellent as ever. Delicious food, great service and a beautiful looking restaurant.

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