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1909, Dublin, County Dublin

1909

4.5
4.5
334 reviews
€30 and under
Bistro
For groups of 16 or more, please contact the restaurant directly on 01 285 1909.

1909 has two large rooms upstairs available for functions / Weddings / Birthdays / Communions, please see pictures of these rooms on our profile.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 285 1909
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can cater a menu that suits your requirements, we have a kids menu available as well.
  • Private party facilities
    1909 Restaurant has 2 rooms upstairs available for any occasion including Christening / Communion / Birthday / Christmas party, the Decanter room can cater for 30ppl and the Wine library up to 40 ppl.

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • South County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • South County Dublin

    Best Food

  • South County Dublin

    Best Service

  • South County Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • South County Dublin

    Best Value

  • South County Dublin

    Healthy

  • South County Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • South County Dublin

    Lively

  • South County Dublin

    Most Booked

334 Reviews
  1. IsabellR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant. Food very tasty, service great. Atmosphere super with the life music. loved it.

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  2. MartinM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time I have been to 1909 and it does not disappoint. Was previously here for dinner but this time came for lunch. Lovely restaurant with very attentive service and the food was absolutely delicious. Terrific value too. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. All in our party thought the same.

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  3. RobMcK

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal - attentive staff. Last minute decision to go out and it was very nice

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  4. PaulB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant staff were very attentive and good range of food to suit all diets

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  5. MatteoS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and atmosphere: there was a piano player downstairs, and upstairs it was cozy. Excellent service. We found the food good but not excellent, and a bit overpriced.

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  6. ahayes

    Wicklow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. High Quality Food with excellent service. We will be back !

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  7. Andrew

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My girlfriend and I went here for Valentine’s Day. We shared the pesto bread starter which was lovely. I had the burger and she had the chicken parmigiano. Both were really nice. The mousse was interesting as it was slightly astray from a regular mousse with biscuit base and cream on top. The service was brilliant and food was timely. As it was Valentines it had a romantic ambience with all the seats filled. The price of it all was very acceptabl for the quality and service

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I went to 1909 for a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. Because the lack of the vegetarian food, we asked the waiter if its okay to have a salad with tofu which is offered until 4.30pm. Our reservation was at 5pm. He said let me check with the chef. And he came back with good news that the chef agreed and we wanted to order the rest of the food and we were faced with an attitude and his words were “Guys, you cannot order in 5-6 different times. Order everything all at the same time, huh” I believe he forgot to even ask us if we wanted anything else before running to the kitchen. I believe this wasnt a very nice attitude in fact I find it to be very rude. And he had only 2 tables with customers, one of which was us. Unfortunately we will not be coming back because of the rude attitude we received on the Valentine’s Day. The food was good, but only one option for vegetarian food which is dissapointing.

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  9. Vrestaurantgoer

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night celebrating two birthdays. The service was excellent and they couldn’t have done enough for us. Food was super and we all had different things.

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  10. DonalO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Back in 2 weeks again

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  11. SusanW

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable evening - excellent food and wine Great service from lovely staff Only small criticism - it was a little cold downstairs

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  12. RachelF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the chicken parmigiana it was absolutely gorgeous and nice big serving. The service was very good too.

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  13. DeirdreR

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening in 1909 . Food good . But menu could have been a little more creative. there was a comedy show starting at 9 pm so we did feel waiter seemed very stressed and we felt a bit rushed out in the end .

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  14. PatriciaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed by the tofu steak but everything else was amazing.

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  15. MonicaG

    Bedfordshire

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed we could not have the early bird menu at 6pm.

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  16. KarlK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, lovely staff and great atmosphere

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  17. Amanda

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow initially but made up for by acknowledgment it was too slow and comp'd drinks. Food was a mixed bag. Pesto bread,calamari and portobello mushroom starters very tasty. Monkfish main nice but not outstanding. Desserts mediocre. Ambiance lovely. Great buzz. If you are lucky with your food choices you can have a great meal but if not it could be just okay.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Dinner at 1909 last night loved the cocktail food was gorgeous service was great Happy New Year to all the staff and see you soon

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  19. Molly

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Table was beside the door very cold uncomfortable

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  20. PaulK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always good food and good service at a reasonable price.

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  21. RachelH

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super evening at 1909 for an early New Year’s Eve dinner with family. The food was all really lovely, the atmosphere was great and the service fantastic. Will definitely return and will recommend to friends.

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  22. PatrickN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much improved in terms of menu service and overall experience We will be back

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  23. PeterS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really enjoyable evening meal to celebrate our anniversary. Chubba was the perfect host and service was excellent. The calamari was delicious and so fresh. The lamb shank was amazing. Melt in the mouth with great flavour. Highly recommended.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, atmosphere. Consistently great! I go frequently

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  25. DalkeyResident

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ideal place for our family Christmas lunch for 12. Perfect service, delicious food, and the ambience so christmassy! 1909 always good. And good value too.

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  26. DanielR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the best meal I have eaten in a while at 1909. They were open on St. Stephen’s Day and we are so glad we made the trip from Dublin. It was well worth it. Salmon filet was excellent.

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  27. DeirdreN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service as always. Incredible value in what you are paying. High quality at a great price.

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  28. CiaranL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the turkey breast, stuffing and vegetables. Brilliant service and great food.

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  29. NicoleL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to 1909 and it certainly won't be our last! Fantastic food, service and ambience. The staff are so friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed everything about our experience. Can't wait to return!

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  30. KerryD

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1909 is a lovely, cosy restaurant. The food is delicious and staff are brilliant.

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  31. SeanG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, cosy restaurant in downtown Dalkey. Super friendly staff who are very courteous and attentive. We asked to be moved from the upper level to the lower ground level after having been seated, and the staff very graciously accommodated us. Seating in the lower level booths is nice as you can see the food being prepared and the finishing touches being added. All the entrees were excellent, great presentation and wonderful service. Will be back for sure. One more thing - you can tell a lot about a place by the demeanor of its staff. At 1909, the staff are very cheerful, social with each other and they really look like they are having a good time working at 1909. That says a lot about the place, and we are certainly going back again. A+++++

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  32. GrandtA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Justin made us feel very welcome from the get go. The food course were nicely staggered and the quality was very high.

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  33. DeniseB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The floor manager seemed stressed but overcame it when a follow guest told him that there was no need to be rude....otherwise the young servers were great.

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  34. MindiL

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service, even disrespectful. We checked on the status of our food 45 minutes after ordering, and the server stated “do you want it raw, I’ll bring you raw meat if you want it” (others who came after us were already eating). Restaurant was dirty and in disarray around our table.

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  35. JoannaO

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous night. The food was stunning. One of the best espresso martinis I’ve ever had. Staff are professional and friendly.

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  36. CatherineM

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    nice evening had , not as nice as normal but could be down to the time of year .

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  37. DonnaM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food , ambience. Could not have been more welcoming & attentive. Great value too

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  38. ConorN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and good service. Very nice ambience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fab had the turkey cos it’s Christmas but one of our party had lamb shanks and they were exellent too

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Atmospheric, comfortable, all four of us are looking to returning

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FAQs

1909 is rated 4.5 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for 1909

31 Castle Street, Dalkey,, Dublin, County Dublin A96 D584

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Dalkey
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Phone number
    (01) 285 1909
  • Catering
    We can cater a menu that suits your requirements, we have a kids menu available as well.
  • Private party facilities
    1909 Restaurant has 2 rooms upstairs available for any occasion including Christening / Communion / Birthday / Christmas party, the Decanter room can cater for 30ppl and the Wine library up to 40 ppl.
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