Amuse

4.7
92 reviews
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€51 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12.30pm-3pm and 6pm-9.30pm
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Phone number
(01) 639 4889
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Conor Dempsey
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.3
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4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IA
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fantastic place. Darren and his team really looked after us. The food was amazing - I’ve been to a 2 Michelin star restaurant and this was better!!
Thanks for making our anniversary special.

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DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great tasting menu. Only downside is that restaurant was very quiet- felt like we had to keep voices down to not disturb other guests. Recommend highly.

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really impressed. Darren our host was professional and made the meal even better. Friendly without being stiff, he is a big asset to the restaurant.
Food was amazing, an explosion of flavors in each course and bite. It beats the greenhouse for me which was our favorite.
Great desert and coffee afte 5 great courses.
No complaints - will return.

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FB
145 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is a peaceful oasis. They space out the tables and arrivals so it is like having your own private dining room. The service was impeccable from start to finish. We did the 5 course tasting and each dish including the amuse buche was simply amazing. In addition to wonderful flavours, the presentation adds greatly to the enjoyment. We did the wine pairing and enjoyed some outstanding pairings. They are quite generous with the pours. We ended with cheese plates. A splurge but worth every penny.

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l
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superbly prepared food, freshest of ingredients, remarkable combinations

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JP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I am not sure that the restaurant will like what I am about to reveal: They are a French / Japanese oriented restaurant. Which means lots of fish, which I do not like. So I asked if they could do a 5 course non fish / non seafood meal.
They did. And WHOW ,.... It was superb.
The plates were a joy to receive, view and taste!

Both the official menu as well as my special non Fish treat are worth selecting!

The restaurant is a hidden treasure.

I can only say, go !

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e
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, the staff were accommodating in preparing a different dish for my wife who was pregnant. Will definitely return and recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent accueil, très bonne table . Des ingrédients de qualité préparés avec justesse dans la cuisson, mélange subtil de saveurs

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KH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous night guided by Darren. We chose the tasting menu and it was a revelation. This is a great restaurant, get there before everyone else finds out!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very tasty food. Beautifully presented dishes. Pictures on a plate. Just not sure The portions are sufficient for a man’s appetite. Overall a really good experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A weekend in Dublin with my husband we had dinner here on Friday evening. The food and staff were both excellent. Without a doubt as good as the mitchellen star restaurants in Dublin.

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R
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambiance was perfect,nothing to reproach there.
Unfortunately the food wasn't as good as I expected. I am picky when it comes to food so maybe that's the reason. Food looked good,looked amazing on the plates just the tast wasn't at all what i expected.
I would definitely recommend the atmosphere, is quiet and relaxing.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Lovely food and superb service. Set menu for lunch is quite delightful and good value. Nice wine list though really overpriced, in my view. Super service whilst being a nice Dublin bloke, who put us at our ease whilst serving us with the impeccability of a haute cuisine restaurant.

Be good to visit in an evening to check out the ambiance. We were alone for a good deal of the time we were there, not a big issue

Loved the funky dish ware too

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FM
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu. Overall the meal was excellent although some of the early courses were too sweet for our tastebuds.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special lunch at Amuse. Had heard great things and wasn’t disappointed. A real 5 star experience. Wonderful food. Charming maitre d’. Will definitely be back

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J
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great little restaurant with some unique dishes. I loved the food and it was presented beautifully.
The service was fantastic with a lot of small touches that added up to a wonderful experience.

Recently renovated with a lot of new dishes and love the direction they’re going in. Will definitely return.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Intimate restaurant just off St. Stephen’s Green. Very high standards for their cuisine, which mixes French and Asian. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food with excellent service and great attention to detail.I would go back in a heartbeat

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

We went for the 6pm sitting and got the 5 course tasting menu.

The service was outstanding, however I have paid for better quality food and overall ambiance. I was expecting a little but more formalism.

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DB
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An early booking, service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We opted for the tasting menu and were not disappointed. After a tasty amuse bouchée, each course brought its own delightful taste surprise. A memorable meal - definitely going back.

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

2nd visit for a late lunch. Attentive service and lovely food beautifully presented.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had a table of 4. We were seated beside the door which led to the toilets which was fine except for the draft. The food was all very well presented and tasty but there just wasn't enough. The portions sizes were what you would expect for lunch.

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N
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was of an excellent standard and the service was second to none. The tuna was our favourite course and we had a great table in the back left hand corner. Excellent meal all round.

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally enjoyed everything about Amuse. Planning a revisit with friends.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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MB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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!

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F
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MF
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AF
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A peaceful restaurant focussed on excellent food and wine

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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I
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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.

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F
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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a
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JO
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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