Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

4.1
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1815 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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.
What 1815 People Are Saying
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4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, lovely staff and reasonable prices. Would defo recommend

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AntoinetteB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6 of us went with the 60 euro meal.voucher which included 3 course meal, bottle wine and 2 cocktails for two. Food was fantastic staff so friendly and attentive brilliant ambience. Upstairs there is a fab cocktail bar .would definitely go again

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tric
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really high quality food in a very pleasant environment. The staff are helpful and friendly; the service is good. I have been here many times and it has always delivered. I will be back. well done rustic stone

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DeirdreC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday . Very disappointed overall. Food service and overall experience very disappointing compared to previous visits. Had a voucher from taste and we all felt it was really uncomfortable the way we were made to feel regarding the menu for the voucher and having to order your dessert with your mains and starter. Would prefer to pay more and have an enjoyable experience for special occasions! Three of our party had steak and they all said it was just ok and I had the glam burgers which were also very mediocre! Disappointing from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice staff and delicious food

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PatrickF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable like usual, the best restaurant in Dublin.

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SiobhanB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Over priced. Starter of prawns no flavour. Steak for 31 euro no flavour. Honestly I can do better at home.

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EmmaH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Portion sizes could be a little more generous but food was lovely

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ADAMD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal from start to finish! Couldn’t fault anything!

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RoseC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great value in a lovely atmosphere. Would reccomend.

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bertramm
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice service and good
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Gina
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous meal in the Rustic Stone on a Stormy, wet Saturday last. Warm and cozy atmosphere upstairs. Highly recommend the Rump steak on a stone and the chunky chips with parmesan cheese are to die for. I'll definitely be back!

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DanielleR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, really enjoyed our experience there. Highly recommend

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is200
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The whole experience was a little bit of a let down. The staff were very nice and attentive. The steak was quite tough and although the burgers are all supposed to be cooked medium, the one I received was well done. Perhaps we just were unlucky.

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SineadD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It's been a while since I've been and i think menu choice could do with a shake up. I'd like a few more hot stone options for lunch. Otherwise, enjoyed as always. Thanks

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DMKS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place but very very busy and loud. However, would go again.

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AliD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a business dinner here. Lovely food and friendly service with a relaxed atmosphere. What’s not to like!

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SineadC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Starter- Chicken wings- bland
Stuffed chilli Peppers- Tasty
Mains
Haddock salad- lovely
Pappardelle - Tasty
Fillet steak on the stone- delicious, didn't like sides
Dessert- Chocolate soup, nice but no variance of texture

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SuellenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good, delicious meal, even salads are well seasoned and delicious.

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GerardD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Restaurant was quiet so no real natural atmosphere, exacerbated by unengaged and dishonest team members - I was presented with a wine that I did not order and no effort was made to explain this .
Choices on the menu were poor and prices were exorbitant for what was received - 2 Gin and Tonics were €25 and the cheapest bottle of white wine was €38
So overall a disappointing experience and a bad choice from my perspective.. will not be returning or recommending

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OpenTable Diner
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will be back

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NualaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed my visit. Lovely restaurant, very helpful staff, food really good. However, I felt gluten free options were limited

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DavidS
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food very fast service and reasonably priced.

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SineadC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were so professional. The service was quick, and the food was really lovely.

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LynneW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our experience was very good except they didn't have the steak we requested.

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Lion
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

For me it was way too noisy and crowded, but the food was very good en the staff very friendly, funny and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Wexford
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was really good but service disappeared after the main course.

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SarahD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Davo was exceptional! The food was delicious, the wine went down a treat and we are looked after so well, We will definitely be coming back and hope to see him again, thank you!

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JosephN
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food of very high quality delivered by friendly staff

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FinolaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Diners sat too close to one another. Very public restaurant, no real ambience, mindful of your elbows and bag/jacket in the way of net table.
We ordered a specific glass of wine each, we did not see it being poured, small glass served instead, nice wine, too pricey.
Burger not worth €18. Tuna cooked on the stone, good quality, but €28? No.

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MargaretK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

While I enjoyed my lunch at Rustic Stone I felt the menu was limited. I would have liked more choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was superb. We have been before and being back was just as good as the first time . Food was amazing . Staff were fab . I had taken ill , I have Diabetes and your staff came to my aid to bring my sugar levels back up again . Very thankful and will defo return should we be back in Dublin

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SaraR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, I got a burger! Next time will definitely get a steak on the stone- they looked great. Good service however the waiter mixed our drinks up first time as there were 4 sets of couples at the back of restaurant. We will be returning thank you!

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Gerard
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Ate here last Saturday night with my girlfriend. We were brought to a table in an upstairs area which was more of a ‘landing’ than what felt like an actual restaurant. We were seated at a table where an overhead spotlight shone in my eyes and a number of wires and sockets were permanently in my line of vision. Mentioned the light to one of the overworked waiters and to be fair he initially had the light dimmed but when that didn’t have the desired effect, we were set up with a new table elsewhere. This new table was only a slight improvement as due to spatial constraints we were set up right beside the till which meant that there was a significant amount of activity going on behind me for the duration of the meal. I did get a slight laugh, however, out of the constant ‘psssst psssst’ noise in my ear of staff shining plates with a spray gun at said till. We noticed that more people were seated and subsequently moved from the table we initially vacated so the restaurant must be fully aware that it is not of the required standard yet they persist with seating people there.

The service was quite slow overall and we had to wait quite a bit before our order was initially taken and in between courses. I’d like to emphasise I don’t believe this was the fault of the waiting staff (who were pleasant and helpful) but because the restaurant seemed to be very understaffed. As for the food, the starters were not bad but I cannot understand how they can justify the prices of the main courses. I ordered the sirloin of beef with three peppercorn relish. The actual piece of meat was decent quality but on the small side. It came out pretty much raw and a hot stone was provided so I could cook it to my liking. However, the stone was not hot enough to properly sear the meat so it didn’t feel like I was eating a quality steak. For approximately the same price you can eat a top-class steak in the much nicer setting of somewhere like Suesey Street or Angelina’s.

Won’t be returning.

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal and lovely waiter. Top marks!!!!The food was absolutely delicious. The steak was perfectly flavoured and complimented by a lovely wine. Definitely will be recommending to my friends and going back soon😊

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Myself and my girlfriend ate at your restaurant on Valentines night. We were very disappointed with the selection on the ‘set menu’ that night and the presentation of the table and food was rushed.

The quality and presentation, in particular the dessert were very poor and the service received was minimal.

I usually wouldn’t be fused but considering the price I paid, I have to admit and say I was very disappointed leaving the restaurant.

The standard of food and service wasn’t even close to the price I paid that night for myself and my girlfriend.

I know it is a busy night of the year but that shouldn’t be an excuse.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Main course was excellent but dessert seemed like it was prepared well in advance and just taken out of the fridge. For the price of the valentines menu I thought it could of been better.

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CalistaE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The smoked chicken was fantastic! It was a very pleasant lunch overall.

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super experience.... Food delish...... Got there before 6pm........so busy from 6.30!!!!!!!......tables a little tight together!!! But fabulous food..........would certainly like to try again!!! Friendly staff too !!!

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Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath is rated 4.1 stars by 1815 OpenTable diners.

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