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Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.3
4.3
800 reviews
€30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 3121

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

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What 800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    American

  • Dublin 2

    Brunch

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

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  1. NS

    NiallS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated immediately, service was great - available but not overbearing. Food was delicious, good selection on menu. Will be back.
  2. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Though this is my favorite place for me and my partner to eat, we had booked a table for two for our anniversary dinner and were waiting 30 minutes to be seated. Now, I understand Saturdays are busy, however, when I take the time to book a table online for a special occasion I would like to be seated at the time of my reservation.
  3. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in elephant and castle. Food was lovely. Service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding. Very patient and helpful.
  4. TH

    TaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and beautiful food. Will be back again
  5. CM

    CMOS

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Disappointed with the wings that brought us to E and C in the first place . There was very little of their usual sauce on them and appeared to be bulked out with celery sticks placed underneath the wings 😳😳 I had a salad which was overpriced-12.45€ for a plate of spinach leaves, half avocado and few halves of cherry tomatoes and to add insult to injury five pieces of chicken added for over 5€ for the add on - leave you to do the maths !! Disappointing visit Would not recommend from this recent experience
  6. P

    Paulo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is amazing, very attentious and really fast with the order. The spicy chicken wings are really the best of Dublin, it is perfect! I will return for sure.
  7. SD

    SiobhanD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely spot and very nice staff. Glad we made a booking as it is very busy
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for everyone but pre-book not to be disappointed at weekends
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Very disappointing visit to Elephant and Castle. I understand it may have been a busy service but we arrived 15 minutes early for our table and we were well within our 1hr30min stay. Staff attempted to clear my friends plate twice whilst clearly still eating. Clearly really poorly trained. I will not be returning.
  10. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food. Lovely cocktails. Quick service. Great vibe

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 12 January 2023Thank you Elizabeth:)

  11. S

    Sean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We were rushed out of there the moment we were finished eating. Won’t be coming back.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 10 January 2023Thank you Sean for taking time to write a review. Usually, when guests finish eating and drinking they are served their bill as every table is booked until closing time. Hope you understand. Kind regards D.K

  12. JC

    JohnC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to get a brunch 😌 with one friend. I will return and I recommend.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 10 January 2023Thank you John:)

  13. J

    Jlima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would come back and recommend there definitely one of the best place to enjoy nicely done food !
  14. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous we'll worth it ! Take the waiters advise and order wings chicken nachos and fries
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second time eating at this establishment. Excellent service. Quality tasteful food. We will likely be back again before leaving Ireland.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 January 2023Great to hear! Thanks

  16. OT

    OpenTableUser

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food was poor!got served raw chips!my friends burger was burnt and dry!only service was good
  17. GM

    GraemeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Myself, wife and two Kids 10 and 13 ate at this restaurant on the 3rd of Jan 2022. Positives: Good location, decent table Tasty quality food. Negatives: Gap between start let and main was too long, over 30mins. My wife and daughters meals arrived, leaving my son and I to wait an additional 10-15mins. Near the end of the meal my son and I went to the bathroom, my son slipped on a grease floor and took a spill significant enough to cause a nose bleed. I reported this to to members of staff and felt their response was dismissive, they offered tissues and nothing more. Dismissing the slip cause as a wet floor, due to want being dragged in on shoes. I explained and demonstrated that the floor was not wet but was infact grease. As a family we felt, the response to my clearly injured child was far below expectations and ruined our experience.
  18. SB

    SaraB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was ok There was a problem with another guest in the restaurant but the staff was not very helpful
  19. NN

    NadiaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointed on the wings, I have been eating all the years but this last time they were very little!! Half what we use to get.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The menu wasn’t as expected or as we were told earlier in the day, it was limited to Christmas. The food was mediocre at best and the dirty fries were very disappointing. The staff were pleasant and attentive but the food let it down.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always
  22. TJ

    TonyJ

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Still the best buffalo wings anywhere …
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely delicious meal for New Year’s Eve. Service excellent.
  24. CL

    CarolineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service excellent Food not so good on this occasion Fish and chips were poor steak was cold
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was lukewarm and the portion of chips was tiny for the price. The chicken wing sauce was very oily. Definitely not as nice as it used to be
  26. JM

    JoanM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately the food has gone way downhill recently. Wings were still good but the burger was very dry and the nacho’s practically inedible
  27. EM

    EllieM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Chicken wings and caeser salad were delicious. Pricey but good portions. Would recommend coming here.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food very good, location was great and service with good vibes.
  29. LO

    LauraO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our server was lovely although I felt like we were being a bit rushed to get through the courses. The wings were delicious as usual however we ordered two burgers which were overcooked, it might be a good idea to ask how diners like them cooked in future. Despite that it’s still worth a visit
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The staff were rude The chicken was dry and hard Chips were bassically not cooked and were hard to bite The staff were rude Didn’t even come over and ask if our food was okay Kept getting ignored when asking for a drink
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Elephant and Castle never really disappoints. Great burgers and the buffalo wings are probably the best in Dublin
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm going here since 1989 ,I've never had a bad experience which must be unique,very happy staff give a a great service ,calm and relaxing although busy
  33. S

    Steve

    Carlow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Having a table reserved was great as it was very busy, staff were very good towards our child. Food was as good as always.
  34. PD

    PaulaD

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wings are to die for, can't wait to go back already
  35. CE

    CarolineE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We were looking forward to our visit here after hearing great reviews and were very disappointed. The portion sizes were very small and the presentation was poor.
  36. MO

    MarieO

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family breakfast, food excellent, French toast to die for, free coffee refills, super staff
  37. L

    Lorn

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent front of house. Great service overall and quick service
  38. H

    Henry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food with an amazing taste. We got a table at the window, which made our breakfast even better with the view!
  39. IA

    IreneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing per usual. Food five star! The atmosphere is also excellent.
  40. MN

    MarkN

    Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food has gone down hill. Wings were cold and ribs were completely burned. Wings were always my go to fav and loved the restaurant but it'll be a long while before I'm back. Disappointed.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 3121.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

19 Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 HY86

Additional information

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

  • Public Transit

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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