Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.1
18 reviews
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€30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • 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 18 People Are Saying
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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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OT
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Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s all about the food.

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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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s
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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
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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
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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T
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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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S
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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