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About Amuse

Ideally located on Dawson Street, Amuse is a bijoux 40-seater restaurant owned and run by a couple, Joanna & Conor Dempsey. Conor leads the kitchen to create his own modern French-Asian style cuisine, unique in style to anywhere else in the city. The ambience in the restaurant is warm and friendly, with a professional and discreet service. An interesting and delightful wine list to complement the menus. Tasting Menus are the most popular way to enjoy this special place in the heart of Dublin!

22 Dawson Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y336
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Japanese

Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12.30pm-3pm and 6pm-9.30pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€51 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 639 4889

Website:
http://www.amuse.ie/

Executive Chef:
Conor Dempsey

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amuse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined 6 days ago

This is a cozy and quiet place just right for a special occasion! Food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

We had a lovely lunch at Amuse when visiting Dublin, upon recommendation of a friend who is from the area. The service was very good (although we would have liked the wine to arrive a bit sooner ;-)), knowledgable and friendly. The food (we both had a two-course meal) was absolutely excellent. We will certainly be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Excellent service. Grand ambience for date or special occasion. Food r little salty for us but very fresh. Especially the tuna we love it so much. I do recommend for my friends.

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Food4
Ambience3
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Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Overall I really enjoyed dinner here and would recommend. However, I felt the Paris to Tokyo tasting menu was a little repetitive in terms of flavours. And there was absolutely no justification for a hefty surcharge on both the Wagyu rump and the cheese selection ( a not very interesting choice from Sheridans).

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Completely blown away by what I thought would be a generic lunch venue in town. Proprietor obviously passionate about food I only hope it is a commercial success so that I can keep going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Imaginative and comforting food, most attentive staff - a perfect place for special occasion

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Wondefull food , the degustation menu has been perfect , with the harmony wines. A mix between france and japonese food has been absolutely perfect !!

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Food5
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

A peaceful restaurant focussed on excellent food and wine

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

The food was spectacular. Every bite was thoroughly enjoyed. The Maitre D', Laurent, was very engaging and enhanced our experience at the restaurant. Overall a superb experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

Great food and service. Great original flavours that you will get nowhere else in Ireland. Nice wine list. Great for any foodie who wants something a bit different. Thanks for a wonderful night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Amuse is an excellent restaurant. The food is superb. I had dinner there with a colleague and we were both very pleasantly surprised.
It is one of the best restaurants in Dublin. I will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Food was amazing, the portion sizes were perfect for a 9 course tasting menu. The best teaching menu I have ever had, because of balance of flavours, portion sizes and overall presentation. The restaurant its self could do with a refurbishing to be on the level of the green house. But overall very impressed with the service and food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 August 2017

Amazing! Have been lucky enough to eat in a couple of michelin star restaurants but Amuse tops them all - it certainly deserves one. We dined there on Thursday night 3 August and opted for the 9 course tasting meal and every course was just bursting with flavours. Best meal ever and most amazing 4 hour food experience. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Very nice staff, great food wonderful chef to produce such wonderful food with amazing detail. Amuse was amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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Food3
Ambience5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Good location, friendly staff, nice environment, nice food but not recommended for vegetarians or vegans.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Romantic
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Creating a culinary experience as this is truly an art . Exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Fantastic tasting menu

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Food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Absolutely excellent. As visitors to Dublin for the first time it came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 19 July 2017

Outstanding food.

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Food4
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Service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Very enjoyable experience
Food excellent
Excellent service
Only reservation is - Michelin starred prices

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 June 2017

The restaurant is very stylish, with a sophisticated ambiance. White table linen and shining glassware. Service was excellent with great attention to detail. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding. Cooked to perfection. Great flavours, unusual combinations fused beautifully and presented so stylishly.
We will definitely return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 21 June 2017

I had one of the best most creative meals I've ever had at this delightful Dublin restaurant. The chef makes some unusual combinations. The result is often unexpected but always delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 20 June 2017

The food at Amuse is not so much amusing as amazing. We had a three-course dinner and only wished we had gotten the 9-course tasting menu when it was all over. Some of the combinations are ingenious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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Food3
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Service5
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Overall, I found Amuse to be a good experience, I was a little diissspoinyrd with my main course, due to the fact that Kimchi was added to my dish of Guinean fowl, as this is an extremely spicey hot addition I found it to be completely inappropriate and in my view was completely out of place with this dish. I did mention this to the waiter and he said he would inform the Chef!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Amazing, Amazing. Everything about this meal was superb, superb food, superb wine pairing, superb service, amazingly friendly and helpful staff not to mention a great atmosphere. Not cheap but if you appreciate the really nice things in life this is the place to go in Dublin.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Excellent service from the moment we arrived. We had the Amuse tasting menu and every course was delicious. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Amuse is a fabulous restaurant! The tasting menu with matching wines was a delight. The wines were perfectly matched. I would highly recommend Amuse to my friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 May 2017

Really lovely food - slightly on the rare side for me but I tend to go with more well done options. Very beautiful presentation. Very attentive service. Was a lovely lunch

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 April 2017

This was our first visit to Amuse, but it won't have been our last . We absolutely loved the food and were also impressed by the excellent service. A great package overall!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 April 2017

My4th visit and I've never been disappointed and I think the food and presentation are innovative and real palate pleasers. I'll be certainly be visiting again and recommending amuse

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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience in Amuse last Saturday night. We and our guests had the the Amuse menu which was both thoroughly delicious and plentiful. Highly recommended. We cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 30 March 2017

As ever, a superb dining experience with excellent service. Only bad point was major difficulty in making a booking. Phone on answer mode with no return call having left message. This happened on two separate occasions so much so that I thought the restaurant had gone out of business. Thankfully it hasn't!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 23 March 2017

In my view, Amuse serves some of the best food in Dublin. My wife and I have dined here on numerous occasions. I find it hard to believe that the Michelin inspectors have failed to award it a star so far. The cooking is a very original French-Japanese fusion: no other kitchen in Dublin is producing food like this. If you are looking for a distinctive fine dining experience you really should try this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service4
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Interesting and original food. We all had the tasting menu and tasting wines.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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Service2
Value1

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 February 2017

Big prices,small quantities .
I ate here with a friend recently and was very disappointed. The food itself was very different and beautifully presented. However it was served on cold plates and the food itself was only tepid. My main problem was that the portions were tiny and poor value for money. The service wasn't great either. We had to ask for our wine to be refilled on a couple of occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Extraordinary meal. Delicious food, excellent service

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 February 2017

Superb food and wine . Only negative was that it was very quiet so not much atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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Food5
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 (New England)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Amazing taste experience complemented with a wonderful wine list, fantastic staff and a really nice environment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 December 2016

Myself and my husband celebrated Christmas Eve at Amuse, it was our second time to visit this restaurant, we love it here. The food is exquisite, the service is fantastic, top class experience. We would recommend it for what ever the occasion.. it's a must.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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·Dined on 22 December 2016

Fabulous food and, for a tasting menu, plenty of it. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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