Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

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€31 to €50
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Irish
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Dublin’s Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath restaurant has a very simple philosophy – the best seasonal ingredients, the simplest of techniques, the most flavour. The real difference at this intriguing restaurant is its truly healthy approach to dining. Though indulgent and mouth-wateringly delicious, Rustic Stone’s menu is based around healthy, life-affirming food, good for the body and good for the soul. McGrath, a Michelin starred chef (at previous venture Mint) and Masterchef presenter but also the man behind the concept and in the kitchen, minimizes the use of sugar and cream, bans the fake and flavourless and produces a menu 90% gluten free, 90% wheat free and 70% dairy free – quite an achievement even before you taste the delectable results of his efforts. The level of detail on the Rustic Stone menu provides everything you need to make an informed dining decision and without busting the bank either.

Special Offers

3-course Early Dinner with a glass of prosecco €32 pp

From a set menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 May 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun-Wed 17:00-19:00

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Galway
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good atmosphere, interesting experience in cooking your own stake.

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

We were last in Rustic Stone about 5 years ago (we live in the UK) and had enjoyed it so much that we decided to visit again while in Dublin for the weekend with friends. If anything we enjoyed it even more this time! Innovative and fabulous food without feeling pretentious! Nice ambience, good service and friendly staff too.

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

Very good food, Great service, Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Extremely overpriced for the experience. Many fine restaurants in Dublin which are better value. Locals appear to have cottoned on to this as diners were mostly tourists. No wow factor here. Pretentious and dull. Staff were friendly and efficient though

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

Food was excellent and the service was fantastic! Perfect for a special occasion or get together.

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

Brilliant. All of the dishes were expertly flavored - delicious. I don't typically order dessert but this dessert was so good I was still thinking of it the next morning when I woke up. The bill was very reasonable for a very fancy meal.

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food excellent, a little loud, but very good!

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were a party of five celebrating my daughter’s birthday so we had the corner booth which was great. The service was a little slow to start with. It took a while to be asked would we like a drink. Once we ordered food, the service picked up and the food arrived promptly and it was, as always, delicious. In saying that, I think the desserts were a little disappointing. All in all a very enjoyable night

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NM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very professional but friendly service. The ambience is warm, fun, energetic. Food was great, and the menu is inviting.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Restaurant was quite squashed. Not much of an atmosphere. Waiter took our food and drinks order at the same time. Food came out within 2 minutes. Waiter mixed up my drink order of a glass of white wine twice. Food was exceptionally tasty and would go back only for that reason.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time here and it was perfect each time. Great service with lovely staff ,delicious food , and not rushed out on a busy Saturday night. Great location and beautiful restaurant.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointing food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Ventilation in the restaurant was not great. it was very warm and the smoke from the stones were filling the restaurant. at one point of the night it got so bad we asked the service staff to open the door. we paid fine dining prices for not so fine experience

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EK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Experience was reasonable. Shared platters for starter were nice however the dishes were cumbersome for actually passing around the group. Main course had one wrong order and a lot of plate swapping by the waiting staff because the wrong people were handed the wrong steaks...consequently some people's steak was on the hot stone longer than would have been liked. Sides were lovely.
Dessert tasted of onions (2 of them the same) which was dealt with and resolved by the staff.
We were seated downstairs which needs a bit of an update, it's starting to look dishevelled.
Middle toilet had a full on leak from the tap onto the floor. The floor was soaking. Looks like the staff knew about it as I could see mops etc at the ready. Should have been locked out to guests though.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Rustic Stone restaurant was closed on Sunday so cannot give a review. We were sent to sister restaurant brassiere Sixty6 which was excellent. A big thank you to Rustic Stone for sending us to replacement restaurant and looking after us so well

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Service was very pushy and slow some times, a raw board with cheese and ham and bread took almost 30 minutes to be served. Drinks took quite long to be served as well.
Not pleasant ambience when everyone has hot stones with steaks on their tables and the extractors are turned off. We left smelling like the meat and covered in grease.
Waiter had to come to the table twice to change the order as he didn’t know what steaks were already sold out.
Desserts had a cream tasting really sour, when questioned the waiter took the dishes away, 3 waiters came to our table and said it’s actually yoghurt. Didn’t ask if we wanted to order another dessert or anything, only said he spoke with the manager and they weren’t charging for them - I wonder if he really considered to charge for something that we didn’t have.
I also had mentioned at booking stage that we were there celebrating birthdays, nothing was saved at our booking and after all disaster of the night, there’s no mood for happy birthday. Not going back!

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PW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I sent 8 usa golfing guests of mine recently and they all said 5* establishment & full marks.Pre drinks area was such a great offer whilst i was booking they truly loved their RS experience.I look forward to sending more of my guests to you.
Paddy Woods

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OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive server

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I go here allll the time and always request or recommend when having someone visit inDublin.

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BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the whole experience and could not fault anything. The idea of cocktails after meal prolonged the enjoyable feeling.

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JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We come from the states and this was our second time, we love it.

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

Bland, overpriced food in a restaurant that doesn’t have to work hard to get bums on seats. The hot stone brought to your table to cook the food is a total gimmick.

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JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Fish Halibut on the stone is not good, as it continues to cook, removed on arrival now overcooked
My sirloin was medium on arrival so had to remove from the stone tasty.
Chips warm at best, peas nice and hot.
Wines expensive entry level too high, 48.00a bottle for standard red and white.
Starters were good as was coffee, service friendly but busy, Friday night.

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NB
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal in a terrific setting. We’ll be returning the next time we are in Dublin.

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R
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great chicken wings & steak. Nice enough staff but could be friendlier. Poor dessert.

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TL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent value from Taste.ie . Food very good and staff and service was excellent . Cocktails very well made and tasted lovely . The Rustic Stone was buzzing the night we were there and despite the large crowd the noise levels were fine . Maybe a couple more choices could be added to the dessert menu . The food tasted beautiful and there was a nice selection .

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The options for vegetarians and gf were very disappointing
A gf pasta wasn’t even available so quite disappointed overall

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was awesome!!

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We had salads for starters which were good and also creatively presented.
Next up was the main, which we had to change as they ran out of the T-Bone Steak. Serving meat on a hot stone is definitely a nice experience but in a restaurant within that price range you would not expect to be left alone with the cooking of your meat yourself. The sides where nothing special but still relatively expensive in comparison. One guest ordered the lamb pasta dish. The meat was chewy and dry.

We expected a lot due to good reviews but we left unsatisfied. I would not want to return as I believe there are many alternative options regarding better price/value in Dublin.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Deal was great. Food very nice. Service was ok. found waiter abit abrupt whenbwe asked questions.
overall lovely place and il be back

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PM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately, I couldn't recommend the restaurant. The Bonsai Bar upstairs was nice, but the food was a let down in the restaurant. Polenta Chips, just why? Beef in the beef burger was lost amongst all the extras.... rocket, fried onions, pickeled red cabbage, and a tomato relish. And the side order of fries was served with pesto !?! The chocolate soup was too much about the show & not enough about the flavour. Overall it struck me as an over rated friend who thinks himself MasterChef, that doesn't understand combinations of flavour & in the end, just tried too hard.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It was my third time in rustic stone . Food was lovely as ever but I felt we were being rushed out after an hour. Also it Would be nice if the menu was changed every now and again.

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LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Had dinner with some friends in Rustic Stone on Saturday, to be honest it was an average meal. I ordered the Braised Beef with Truffle Tagliatelle. I have never in my life been served a dish of pasta with a hunk of beef on the plate, it just did not look right. The beef looked like it had fallen off someone else plate onto my plate, I could not believe my eyes when I saw the presentation. The beef on its own was delicious and very tender but would have been more suited to a rustic stew or served with potatoes and vegetables. The pasta again, on its own was very tasty but both togehter was a definite no from me. My friend orders the burget and got four polenta chips ! Needless to say she was not too happy with the amount of chips she got. All in all the food was nice and tasty and service was good.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful steak. Initially great service from our waiter who was really friendly but as the restaurant got busier, this became more difficult. (E.g. No-one offered us more drinks when we had finished ours during main course.)

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Always love eating here

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CG
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant in Dublin. Have never been once disappointed with the food or the service. Professional and friendly. Great place altogether !

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SL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice restaurant, we were there for 8pm, very noisy and tables close to each other so much I could hear the people's conversation next to me. It did quieten down within the hour. Staff took time to take order, even if drink order could be put through, waiting about 25 minutes. Food was nice, sharing starter lovely, steak on the stone was alright. Nice coffee there! Staff were friendly when they did get to serve us. Husband always wanted to try this restaurant so we have done it now but I wouldn't go back unless somebody else planned for me to go there.

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G
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I dined out on a TASTE voucher which was fantastic value as you also got a bottle of wine and 2 cocktails with the meal. The starter - Chicken Wings were delicious, the main - pasta with chicken had no chicken in it but it was tasty, and the desserts (a choice of 2) were awful, I tasted both desserts and myself and my friend couldn't eat them. The restaurant should drop the desserts from the offer as they let down an otherwise tasty meal.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellenct

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Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Try the steak and cook it to your liking on the hot stone

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