Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.1
27 reviews
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  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Elephant & Castle Prince Street opened in Lower Manhattan in ’73 across from St Vincent’s Hospital where George had worked as an oncologist since the 1950’s. After two decades of short lunch breaks where he could never get anything he wanted to eat, finally he retired to a life of eating everything he wanted to eat, in his own restaurant with a special name. His passion and obsession for quality was infectious and E&C became a New York classic within a few years. Doors opened in a very different and quiet Temple Bar in January 1989 and by Summer of that year the queues had already started for our fantastic food and spectacular atmosphere!
Outside the world has greatly changed, but inside our swinging doors we try to keep things just the way they were.
What 27 People Are Saying
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3.8
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4.3
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3.8
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EM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Celebrated my son's Communnion here on Saturday and from start to finish it was just excellent. Food delicious and service was excellent.They're made him feel extra special through the hustle and bustle of a busy service.Definitely would recommend

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food is overpriced for what it is. Ordered a bottle of wine and was overcharged for it on the final bill. Had to ask waiter to re-check price and it was then deducted from bill. Wine was €40, but can be bought in shops for €6.50, checked this afterwords.

Main courses were nice but again completely overpriced.

Heavy service charge then added to bill after poor service to the table.

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IE
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Seated as soon as we arrived.

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Responded on 5 May 2019

Thanks for taking your time to give us a nice feedback. E&C Management

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EF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely family dinner, clementine looked after us very well and we all enjoyed as always the wings! Tried a number of their wines and left very merry! Thanks again!

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Responded on 8 April 2019

Thanks for the nice review ElaineF, and for your kind words. we will pass it on to Clementine. We are looking forward to having you dine with us again. E&C Management

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great chicken wings as always but similar to the last few occasions I have been there service could be better.

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Responded on 8 April 2019

Sorry to hear that your experience was less than amazing.We do hope it will not deter you coming back to have a better experience. E&C Management

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Whilst the food was good we were very let down by service. Our drinks order was taken incorrectly on 3 occasions, we couldn't get their attention to get the bill. When we did, we had to go and remind them 10 minutes later. The food server was also incredibly grumpy when he was trying to find out who ordered the dish he had to hand. Not a good impression at all for the international colleagues I was hosting that night. They did deal with our complaint promptly and discounted the bill but it wasn't about the money

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Responded on 4 April 2019

Hi Michelle, I am sorry to hear you were not happy with the your recent dining experience in our restaurant. We strive to give the best service to our guests and present with the highest quality of food, so it's disappointing to hear that it was not up to our usual standard on this particular occasion. Many thanks, E&C Management

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience in the Otiginal Elephant and Castle. Been coming here for over 25 years and it never disappoints. Service was superb, food delicious and we had a great family meal. Highly recommended.

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Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for taking time to review us. Always appreciated! See you soon, E&C Management

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely time on Sunday with family.
Lovely friendly staff

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Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you Eileen for the nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. See you soon, E&C Management

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TM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were a group of six so we were able to book a table this time. Often we are just three or four and therefore can’t reserve a table which can be frustrating.. even if they took a no refund deposit... would be preferable..

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Responded on 4 April 2019

Sorry TrionaM, but we only take online bookings for large groups as there is such a huge demand at the door for walk in customers. Everybody is more than welcome to drop in in advance to put their name on the door list. If you are not able to do that, come in and if we cannot get it for you straight away we will take a name on our door list and keep a table for you. Thank you for taking your time to review us, E&C Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Average food but central location

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Responded on 23 March 2019

Thank you for the stars! E&C Management

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s all about the food.

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Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you for the 5 star!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

One main course was forgotten and then when it did come, it was incorrect leaving one diner eating alone. No apology and very little acknowledgment. Will not return.

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Responded on 14 March 2019

Hi Kim, Very sorry to hear about your unusually bad experience in our restaurant. You might try us again sometimes. E&C Management

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s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food however we did have to reach out a number of times for standard items, napkins water etc and we were a large group 11, as I said food is always great will be back

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OC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was beautiful but sat down at 9.10 and didn’t receive our food till 10.30.
Took the goodness off the night with waiting around

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F
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for amazing burgers and good beer - perfect for a rugby weekend!

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Responded on 23 March 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon! E&C Management

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T
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Great Wings. Waiting a while for our table - but manager kept us up to speed with expectations. Very enjoyable.

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Responded on 23 March 2019

Thank you for your time to give us such a nice review! E&C Management

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our dinner at Elephant & Castle was great, the wings were delicious :) We were able to book a table for 12 but when we arrived we had to squeeze on a table of 8 and the restaurant was quite noisy. Nevertheless we had a good evening and enjoyed the company and the food !

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ES
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

For the food we received I thought the price was very high and we were not given an itemize receipt.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and good atmosphere in the middle of Temple Bar - a lively restaurant in a lively place

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Used to go there at least 3 times a month back I. The 90s with my ex and our friends. Returned this week with my adults kids and partner chickens wings were just as good as I remembered. Just wasn’t into the music. Everything else was great.

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PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the chicken wings. The spice was just purfect! We have made it a family tradition to go there every b-day and Christmas!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I had booked a seat for nine people but the table was very uncomfortable. It was in a booth in the back that had very little leg room. To facilitate the nine people an extra table was added to the fixed table. This was not the same height as the fixed table. Those inside the booth felt claustrophobic. We had to wait to be seated at our table and we received no apologizes for this. Our drinks order was not taken when we sat down and so was taken when we were ordering our food. The affogato for dessert was weird and overpriced. It was a full Americano with one scoop of ice cream. It was generally uncomfortable but we had an enjoyable evening.

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DT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

+ Good food and ambience, located in the heart of the city.
- However, made a reservation for 12 folks at noon and had to wait with all my guests for an additional half hour for the table to be ready - not a pleasant experience, what's the point in making a reservation to begin with? Waiters pretty dismissive when asked about the table, again a lack of good customer service.
- Moreover, we were told only at the very end when we were about to pay that they can only accept payment from 2 cards. After some pushback we were able eventually to all pay separately - might consider telling this to large group of people from the beginning.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was fantastic - if you haven’t had the chicken wings, I seriously recommend you do! I have now been twice whilst in Dublin & I will certainly be returning. Thanks again :-)

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I organised this venue for a Christmas team dinner. It was a great night and the staff were superb. Good fun, great atmosphere. Best chicken wings in town. Never disappoints.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

I love the food however the customer service is terrible. The waiters do not look happy at all
I completely understand that the restaurant is busy, but it is not reason for be rude with the customer.
I am very desapponted in my birthday night.

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous, great atmosphere and very enjoyable to eat in. food is delicious would highly recommend.

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