The Ivy Dawson Street

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

Lovely food and staff. We had a great table by the window for our 3 year anniversary. Food was amazing, staff lovely and friendly. We have been to The Ivy in Brighton too and the quality was the exact same across both restaurants. Perfect night, thank you.

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

My experience was pretty normal the only problem was the food was pretty fast, like when we only got our starter about 5 mins later our main was put in front of us which was a bit to quick for my liking but don’t let that take away the fact that the service was brilliant and the food was even better, I’m a person who has eating many steaks but I’ve never had a steak so perfect from there I got the fillet steak cooked medium rare and i was shocked with how good it was. My mrs got the fish and chips and that too was also fantastic I would highly recommend this restaurant because we for sure will be back!

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

Beautiful setting, lovely service and food. Great day

CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch at The Ivy. Food was gorgeous and the staff were very friendly. I would not hesitate in making a return visit.

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

Had a lovely meal on Saturday, the staff were lovely. Will definitely be back

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

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Staff very efficient and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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

Restaurant is beautiful with a lovely atmosphere. Food is average unfortunately.

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

Very disappointed with food considering it’s quite expensive. Noise level is very uncomfortable. Service was good. Very over rated, I won’t be returning unfortunately

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

Had an amazing first time at the Ivy. Beautiful breakfast, decor to die for and a beautiful location. Staff were friendly, would of liked more attention to our table as we had to wait for the bill as the section was busy. Will be back very soon!

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

The food was pretty terrible. The portions look nothing like how they are described. The service was nothing special at all. It took a while for the staff to take our order and we specifically asked to have our coffees before our brunch arrived but the coffees took about 20 minutes and arrived after our food. My mum ordered the roast beef sandwich and it was 100% packet beef slices and it cost 17.50 and was such a small portion with hardly any toppings. The decor is beautiful and there is a lovely atmosphere about the place and the hostess was lovely but everything else is a disaster. Crazy prizes for below average food. I will not to be returning and I am so disappointed by that.

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

This was our 2nd time dining at the Ivy. The 1st experience wasn’t great with our booked table not being ready and then the food being just average. The service wasn’t very friendly.
Thai weekend we tried The Ivy again as we received a voucher. I had to send back my soup starter as it was served cold. The service was better but slow. Our mains and deserts were lovely.

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

The restaurant is beautiful However the food was over priced.

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

More vegan options needed. I would go again if there was more choice for vegans

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Great menu and ambience. The decor is lovely and the bathrooms are fancy. Service was surprisingly bad: 7 minutes to be served wine at the bar (it wasn't busy). The host who told us to sit at the bar forgot us, and didn't bring us to our table when it was ready. I had to ask the manager to bring us. And our waiter was nice, though his English wasn't the best, so he couldn't answer our questions about the menu like, "what is the lamb served with? Potato?".

L
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were wonderful specially the guy that was serving us,
He gave us wonderful recommendations and amazing choices, I will definitely be coming back

E
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good option for pre-theatre. Limited set menu but of a high standard. You might need to remind staff (very nice) of your cut-off times if you are going to theatre to ensure timely service.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely room with a nice atmosphere. Food and wine were great

RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very attentive and friendly staff. Early bird menu is great value too!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and service outstanding. We'd come back over and over❤️

MO
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

On a positive, its a beautiful setting. After that the whole experience was less than adequate. Starting with the service which was as bad as I have experienced in many a year. Asked for drinks 3 times, waited 20 minutes to get them. The food was average and as a party of 6, everyone at the table felt the same. My daughter could not finish her burger as it was so tough. My steak ordered medium rare was totally raw throughout. I ordered a birthday cake which cost me 40 euro and the chap brought it out when my wife was at the bathroom so he had to bring it back. The chocolate cake was terrible and we through half of it in the bin when we got home. Overall not a good experience at all and we certainly will never go back.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had a business lunch here today, sat for ten mins without a menu being offered - eventually had to ask for one! He had the monkfish curry and liked it, I had the shepherds pie which was ok, quite small but tasty enough. Tasted a bit mass produced. The cheeseboard for dessert had obviously been kept in a very cold fridge - such a shame because the cheese was too hard to really enjoy then. Waitress forgot to bring glass of wine with dessert. All in all, it was fine - nothing special and while it is pretty and well appointed, you’re paying for the venue not really the attention or the food.

t
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Visited restaurant with family group for a "significant birthday" and enjoyed the experience. The quality of the food was excellent and service was efficient. The price of the drinks bumped our bill up significantly, but we were prepared to pay the price so it wasn't a shock !! The restaurant was not very full for a Sunday night, but it is quite noisy due to the acoustics, probably not suitable for romantic meal for two !!

L
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the Ivy. So many pubs In Dublin but this was fine dining without the stuffy feel and required attire.

EA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Meal was excellent. However my only issue was the bill. I did not realise when paying that a discretionary optional service charge of 12.5% was added onto bill total and this was the total I paid and I also left a tip on leaving not realising. For a table of 3 I cannot understand why the service charge was added or why on paying by card I was not asked if I wanted to pay amount including the service charge or not.

EN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

I would not go there for dinner as the food is quite overpriced and just average food. I am sure there is plenty more places in Dublin to get food for better value. I had a steak and you had to pay extra of u wanted chips or Mash and u had to pay extra for a sauce. It was a bit silly. It would be a lovely venue for a cocktail. But the food was disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From entry to exit received top class service. Fabulous table for 2 with very friendly efficient service from our waitress. Food was super and great atmosphere. Will definitely be returning here again and will certainly recommend to friends.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

On arrival there was a difficulty in finding our reservation. We felt during this time quite clearly the mistake was ours. But it was found ...however no apology.
Our table wasn't ready, however there was no where to wait as the seats around the bar were all taken. So we felt completely in the way.
I had noted on the reservation a pleasant table away from doorways, however when we were finally shown to our table it was in a manic position with staff constantly flying past to the kitchen doorway.
When we finally got the attention of the girl who was seating customers, our initial feeling was we were bothering her. On asking to move table she said we could leave our current table, join the queue for a table, for a time unknown. As it was already after9pm we opted to stay, but noted our disappointment especially given the specific request made at the point of reservation some weeks ago. At that point she said, we hadn't bee seated opposite the main doorway and that she was not responsible for table allocations ...but that she would get the manager.
She then returned to say she had another table and asked me to view it to see if it was suitable. It was much better so we moved. Yes....so we got there in the end, but it was very hard work.
No manager materialised, no apology was made and the whole manner was fairly condescending.
The waiter at our table confided that the table we had been seated at was one of the worst in the restaurant, for all the reasons I had noted.
The food was lovely, the service at our new table was good, the place was buzzing ....but the damage had been done.

j
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful decor and feels special - the food isn't too Amazing , it's nice but nothing overly special but the prices reflect that. Good service!

MD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lived up the hype. Bit noisy but lively. Staff and service excellent. Food very good and well presented. No fuss over slightly out of date voucher. Will be back definitely.

OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

TM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Once seated we asked if our jackets could be taken to the cloakroom and we were met with a frosty reception by either the reception manager or Maitre'd (not one of the servers). Disappointed with how rushed the entire service was. Our starters were delivered within minutes of us sitting down. Our mains were also served very quickly and we would have appreciated a little more time. Our reservation was for 630 and by 8 they were asking for the table back. This is my third time dining at the Ivy but I don't feel like I will be returning.

KK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I had sole on the bone as a main course. It was extremely small. Very bad value. My wife was happy with her dish.

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service was good, food not great and cramped in on top of diners either side

SM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the experience. Food, service and atmosphere were all second to none and couldn’t pick anything wrong at all. Highly recommend.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

It was only ok.

We got to reception and the guy at reception completely ignored us and served the people behind us. One of the ladies apologized and checked us in!

We ordered our Champagne Afternoon Tea, the table was far too small for afternoon tea which was also stated by our waiter. I had to ask for the champagne as it never arrived!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was a lunch but meal felt rushed. Two hour slot not long enough.

CF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Ivy is a really vibrant restaurant both in atmosphere and design. The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived until we left. The menu was varied with something for every taste and every budget. It is the kind of place where the amount on your bill can vary greatly but you can decide. The portions were just right and the food delicious. It's perfect for lunch/dinner with the girls but possibly a little noisey and open for a romantic dinner for two.

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

Excellent breakfast. Great ambiance. Good start of the day.

PB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Sitting is compact. Although the food is good it’s very busy and everything seems at be rushed. Not very relaxing.

EB
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous place and a really lovely atmosphere. Toilets were gorgeous and smelled lovely. I have to say I have had much better food elsewhere. There are so many places around town and I would certainly go back to those places before I would come back here, food wise.

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