The Ivy Dawson Street

4.2
2088 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening, lovely food

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

Great food great service and fantastic surroundings

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ZH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I dined in The Ivy on Monday night for my prtners birthday and it was delicious. Although myself & my partner really enjoyed our meal, we still managed to leave with a bad taste in our mouths.

I think we were seated @ table 17. Our total bill came to €103. We used a €100 gift voucher along with a €20 note to pay. After being left waiting 20 minutes for our change, i had to make eye contact with a waiter & he said he was going off to get our change. After another 15 minutes, we were still left waiting with our coats on & not one member of staff approached us, i would go as far to say, they went out of their way to avoid us. Said waiter never reappeared.

In my eyes this is totally unacceptable & we are still owed our change, which staff in any restaurant should never just presume is theirs to keep.

Reservation was made for 7:15pm on Monday 20th Made for a table of 2, under Zöe Hickey

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LB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was lovely and quite reasonable. Service was very slow, on more than one occasion had to make numerous attempts to get the waiters attention.

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W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

I had heard a lot of mixed reviews before booking but went ahead and booked to see for myself. I was disappointed with the experience, I wasn’t impressed with service, we were left at the table for at least 15 minutes without been asked if we wanted water or a drink and had to call to waiter to place our food order. When the food arrived the starters were ok but Mains was a different story, I ordered a Rib Eye Steak Medium which came well done, by the time I managed to get the attention of the waiter my partner was nearly finished her meal so I wasn’t interested in having to wait for another steak to be cooked, for the price of the steak it was also very tin and not very flavorful, it looked like a very cheap cut of meat.

I won’t be rushing back anytime soon

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

A cheerful & bright interior, background music at just the right level. The staff from the door to table were excellent, the staff are always a sign of a good restaurant The food was of a high standard, complimented with a good crisp Sauvignon blanc, we had a very enjoyable experience. We will go back, we will recommend it to others.

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

Fabulous place. Afternoon tea excellent and decor amazing. Let down by non attentive staff, so many roaming around but none to take care of our table...

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

Awful awful food. Prawn cocktail was in lettuce that was brown and the tomatoes I could have made soup with. My partners chicken was like a birds eye frozen piece of chicken. I would never ever go back! Actually so disgusted by the food when they charge high prices and use the worst ingredients.

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

Lovely brunch with my two besties. The menu had something for each of us and we are a difficult bunch. Two vegterians and one pescatarian left very happy. Great atmosphere and even better service. Dessert was heaven!

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

Lovely menu for brunch. Lots of choice. As always the ambiance is second to none.
Will definitely be back.

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

I went with an open mind having read some dreadful reviews beforehand. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Although it was a late sitting on a very busy Saturday night, the buzz was great and the staff very professional and attentive. The food was very good. In comparison to its London Ivy counterparts, it lacks the 'classy' feel. There are too many seats to allow for attention to detail but, having said that, I would go back and would certainly recommend the Ivy, Dawson Street. Well done to all concerned. Keep up the good work.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Nice venue but for me, too chaotic and noisy on a Saturday night due to groups of parties. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Food was good but unfortunately, I didn't get to eat very much as the Crab I ordered had fresh chilli in it although the menu had not mentioned chilli in the crab, which meant 24 hours of being very unwell for me.
We were treated to a lovely mini desert as it was our anniversary, which I thought was a very nice touch. Lunch or early evening is in my opinion a more relaxed atmosphere.

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food as usual & our waiter Gabriel couldn’t do enough for us great service 👍🏻

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

Fab waiter Joseph.
Unfortunately it fell down on two things:
1. Had drinks at bar. Don’t agree tip should be included. Enjoyed 4 Prosecco. Ordered 2 tab waters and the drinks were just thrown down at us. Should have been treated in same way as other drinks.
2. 40 Euro of extra drinks on our bill that we did not order. Could have missed it and lucky we saw it. Came back again with some of the drinks removed but not all. This is bad form. If we hadn’t checked it would have paid €40 plus tip. Controls should be in place so that this does not happen.

Kind Regards
Mary Barnes

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

We had a lovely night for my sisters 40th. The food was delicious and the waiters were so friendly and professional. Thank you.

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NC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was excellent, consistent every time we've gone.

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

It was nice. Food was good, nothing extraordinary. Definitely paying for the name and experience. Would go back but would recommend other venues which would be nicer and better value for money. Don't agree with the 12.5% gratitude being added on (usually this is only seen in larger group but it seems the standard).

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

Super food with a great local variation on the usual Ivy menu. Excellent service and atmosphere

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

Highly recommend. What a wonderful experience. Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Will definitely be back again very soon.

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

Our first time in The Ivy and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Stunning decor, lovely ambience, excellent staff & service and lovely food. Surprise, lovely touch by giving us a small celebratory dessert for our anniversary. Will definitely be back, highly recommended.

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

Very atmospheric, a nice buzz and a great selection of food

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

Exceptional food and great atmosphere.
Staff were very friendly.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to The Ivy Dawson Street on 18/5/19, for Saturday Brunch. Delicious food (my Strawberry Sundae dessert was one of the best I’ve ever had), excellent drinks (Espresso Martini with salted caramel was exquisite) in lovely surroundings with an impressive, central bar. The ladies washrooms were luxurious, as I would expect from a 5-star establishment. Will definitely be back, hopefully for a A La Carte evening dinner. Travelled from Belfast to Dublin for our reservation and it was worth it.

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NL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I don’t get why The Ivy is so popular. The restaurant is really loud, everyone sits really close to each other, I went to lunch with my friend, we sit next to a couple who are celebrating their anniversary, which should be like a special moment for them, but yet, because we were sit really close to each other, they kinda ruined our lunch. The table was so close like we were sitting in a Starbucks. And because there are tables every where, the restaurant is really loud and people have to speak more loudly to hear what they wanna say.
Also the service is horrible, they charge you service fee without your permission, which supposed to be cool. But the waitress who service our table, I don’t know what she is doing, she is keeping ignoring us, every time we want to order something we whether have to shout out loud so she can hear, or just keep watching her till she looks at our table, WHICH NEVER HAPPENED. I don’t know what she is doing with her job. She didn’t ask me if there’s need for coffee or anything after the meal. And if you trying to get something, it’s take ages for her to fetch.
Also, the food in the restaurant is disgusting, not to mention the steak is so rare like I’m eating a beef when they were still alive. They ruined the Creme Brûlée. How can a restaurant failed at a Creme Brûlée? This is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, yet The Ivy successfully achieved this goal. They made the most disgusting Creme Brûlée in my life. The eggnog was so sweet that you will feel like they put the whole pot of sugar in it, also the caramel top is really horrible to taste, for it was sweet around which is cool, but in the middle they put too much fire to it, makes it tastes as bitter as possible.
I guess if there’s anything The Ivy is okay is the location and decoration. But I will never ever recommend this restaurant to anyone, since there’s more cool restaurant with much more better tastes food.

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

Would recommend for atmosphere as I have been here at 4.30pm Friday; totally different to 9am Saturday when we practically had the place to ourselves. The food is average really; nothing spectacular

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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Very poor breakfast food was cold as was the coffee the orange juice was not fresh squeezed juice. When we told waitress the food was cold she wasn’t interested and made no effort to resolve it

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Booked for drinks for 3 people but when we arrived we were told we they don’t offer bookings just for drinks normally and that we needed to also get food. We had already gone for dinner so we just ordered dessert.

Service was pretty bad.. tried to get a waiters attention and they just rushed by and pretended they didn’t see us.

Didn’t enjoy the experience and wouldn’t go back.

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LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was fab, the restaurant itself was really cool. Our waitress could not have done more. The cocktail staff at the bar on the other hand were very rude. In fairness we asked that they make an expreso martini rather than a salted expreso martini (which was on the menu) and he was visibly annoyed by this. It was a simple request. That was one of a few small incidents but they let the overall experience down.

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

Great nite all round

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

Really nice atmosphere and great food and drink, ok to pay a little extra for that

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GG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food- we were a group of 6 and every was happy with food and service - definitely will be returning

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We very much enjoyed The Ivy, good buzz, good ambiance, good service. Only downside and the reason for some low scores was that my partners burger was overcooked and dry but our fault in that we didn't say anything about it on the night. The real test in my opinion is whether I would return? Not many places in Dublin that I would go back to but I would and will go back to The Ivy. Believe me that is good praise and I'm going to have the burger and it better be good or they will hear about it!

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EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service, great atmosphere, lovely interiors, cocktails that actually have alcohol in them! Starters and deserts were delicious, however main courses for all four of our party could have been better. Overall had a lovely evening.

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FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the third time I have dined in the Ivy Dublin. It remains my favourite restaurant. The food, service and ambience are impeccable.

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C
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice ambiance and interesting decor. Service very slow at times so you would not want to be in a hurry. Service charge of 15% is automatic!!. Food is ok .

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SP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Absolutely beautiful restaurant although the service was not up to par. We had to flag our waiter down multiple times to order and get the cheque. There was a 40 min gap between our appetizers and entrees and when we finally did receive our entrees they were cold. Stunning restaurant but the service and food fell short.

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AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The service was very slow. Table for two and spent 3hrs in the restaurant. At one point we waited 25 mins for our drinks to arrive. Foods was excellent and we really enjoyed our night. Thank you

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MG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I found the restaurant music very loud for a thur afternoon lunch.
it was like s nightclub.

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SB
Galway
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most enjoyable experience in you restaurant. The food was excellent. Your wine list was also extensive and our choice was excellent. We would recommend the ivy to our friends and family.

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N
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round. Would highly reccomend. Food was delicious. Service excellent.

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