Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

4.2
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1791 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.

Special Offers

3 course Early Dinner with a glass of wine: €32 per person

from early evening set menu with complimentary glass of house wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun-Wed 17:00-21:30
Thu-Sat 17:00-18:30

What 1791 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food very fast service and reasonably priced.

SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

LW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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

OT
Wexford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

SD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

JN
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food of very high quality delivered by friendly staff

MK
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.

OT
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

SR
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!

G
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.

SO
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😊

OT
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.

H
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.

CE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DC
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 !!!

E
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our night in the rustic stone , the staff were fantastic, especially Mick that looked after us, he really made the night , the food was just out of this world, I look forward to visiting again, thanks again

EN
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Staff were so nice. Food was excellent and efficient. Didn’t have to wait ages for food to come. Great quality food also.

JG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious and service excellent. I really couldn't fault it. However I did find our wine, a bottle of Albarino at €42 very over priced.

RO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious, healthy food. Really good wine.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great staff, interesting hot stone service concept with certain dishes.

VB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The venue and food was really great. I made a special request to have seating somewhere nice, as this meal was for my anniversary. Unfortunately, I was seated close to where there was lots of noise and movement from the kitchen. This ruined the romantic atmosphere I was hoping for. I also felt as if the staff assumed that me and partner were not going to spend a lot of money and therefore didn't require as much attention and service as other people there. Overall, this made me feel under valued.

TM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was a bit rushed and disorganised on a Saturday night, but the dishes were well executed overall. The salmon tempura was slightly overcooked but the prawn lollipops very original. The 'on the stone' mains, with their DIY concept, were very good, well supported by tasty sides. A good night out.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Way overrated. Service very poor. It’s very busy so they give you a 2 hour slot and make sure you don’t transgress it. Staff obviously overworked and have little time to explain or divulge. We were seated downstairs and the ambience is fair at most (maybe the service is better upstairs who knows). Now the food...if you ask for the steak on the Stone then you’re done for. You are given a raw piece of meat and asked to cook it on a hot stone...literally. With little instruction and presumably little experience like the rest of us it all becomes one big mess. With a bite that’s rare and another that’s burnt, it becomes a rollercoaster ride of a meal. You’re better off having the pasta which is good actually.. but if you want pasta then you’re better off going to an Italian restaurant.

EN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Food was delicious! Had the penne pesto dish, while my family had the steaks on stone.
Only downfall was our service itself. Our waiter came across as ignorant and unhelpful and as someone who works in hospitality myself. Was just a let down to see it happening when everything else was so good!

MD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Was a bit disappointed with the burgers my friend and myself got the same and we both thought the same thing about them the steaks were lovely but for the price and no veg with them

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Horrendous! Raw board was good but terrible terrible quality meat for the main course. Quite possibly the worst steak I have had in Dublin. Downstairs seating is absolutely terrible. Waiter was great but overall a terrible experience. The ambience downstairs is like a cheap road side diner in the US.

ZW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was delicious but FAR TOO OVERPRICED for 2 mini hamburgers and 4 chips!!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Quite smokey and hot downstairs...

AM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Rustic Stone many times, as always delicious food, great atmosphere and great staff.
Will be back for my birthday in April xx

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing meal with fabulous cocktails! Cannot wait to go back!

DD
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Innovative concept sporting amazing and very tasty food delivered with a smile, can't wait to come back!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I booked a quiet table as my friend and I are quite sensitive to noise. We got a table that at start was in a moderately loud place, which changed when a larger group was sat next to us in the middle of the meal (which resulted in the overall experience to go downhill for that moment).
Our waiter was friendly and attentive at the beginning. Starters arrived on time, same with mains. Vine glass was refilled swiftly.
Once that loud group was sat next to us, didn’t see our waiter any longer. We waited to order desert far too long. When finally someone came to ask if we want to order, I mentioned that we have been waiting long to order desert and that comment was totally ignored and issue not addressed by that lady. Each of us ordered something sweet and I also ordered a cocktail (which arrived when we were finishing consuming those delicious deserts).
Food is excellent. Starters were delish, mains were excellent, deserts were amazing. Unfortunately the service disappointed. In the end 4 or 5 different ppl attended our table and after the first waiter got too busy and abandoned us, we weren’t paid sufficient attention to as you would expect w

DK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and perfect service , highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Food was very poor & not to usual standard. I’m a regular guest and normally order fish, this time however I ordered lamb pasta & it was tasteless. Desserts were also served in plastic like containers which gave the impression they were mass produced rather than freshly made, this standard is something I would expect from a take away rather than a reputable restaurant. The restaurant was busy due to the aviation conference and service was average as a result. A pleasant evening with friends however the standards have slipped and I wouldn’t recommend or return based on Saturdays experience.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, but we were very close to the front door. Everytime it opened we were frozen.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience1

Not value for money. Out for a special celebration so was happy to speak extra as a treat, but food was just ok nothing special. And certainly not work the price tag. Pub food at ridiculous prices

FK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Over-all I liked the food. I was there with a friend. We ordered two cocktails, two steaks and a bottle of wine. When we finished our steaks, half the bottle was still left. The waiter came to the table, and recommended we move to the bar downstairs to finish our drinks. I have been to so many restaurants in my life (France, Canada, Germany, I have lived in them all), and this was the first time in my life they asked me to leave my table to finish my wine at the bar. Of course, I didn't accept (graciously and politely by simply asking for the dessert menu and ordering dessert). But just wanted to give this feedback so the restaurant knows it has to pick between two options: Making a little more profit in the short-term by pushing customers out but losing its reputation as a welcoming place where people can count on a good time, or investing in the long-term and retaining the clientele and creating a positive experience. I would recommend the second option. I still recommend the place. I have a feeling the waiter regretted what he said afterwards, so will give them a second-chance.

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was very nice and service was quite fast. Nice atmosphere.

J
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food - a little in the pricey side