ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2

4.6
276 reviews
€31 to €50
Wine Bar
ELY is a multi-award-winning, buzzy wine bar with great food, craft beer and classic cocktails.

Opened in 1999 Ely has been recognised as Ireland’s leading wine bar from the start, continuously awarded best wine bar with Wine Spectator recognising it for Best of Award of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "This restaurant is honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.” And The Sunday Business Post awarding it Best Wine Bar in Ireland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "Ely is the class-leading, category-defining exemplar. A superb food offering to match every wine on the extensive and adventurous wine list..."
Not content with sourcing some of the world’s best wines Ely also takes food provenance and seasonality very seriously, sourcing their grass-fed organic beef and pork from their own family farm in the Burren along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast.

Offers

  • Wednesday Wine Club @ ELY Wine Bar

    €36.00 per person

    Oct 27 - Nov 24, 2021

    Join us on Wednesdays @ 7pm for a series of fun, informal and entertaining wine tastings. Each evening will focus on a different theme, region, grape variety or style of wine, and will be paired with a cheese & charcuterie board for the table. Places can be booked online, in tables of 2-8 people @ €36pp 27th October – Galicia – the coolest wines in Spain 10th November - Wines of the Southern Rhone 24th November – German & Austrian reds

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 276 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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EllaO
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely experience. Very attentive staff. Minor negatives, my wine glass was quite dirty and we ordered cocktails which were forgotten about for 15 mins, when they arrived we didn’t actually want them anymore. Overall though, good experience and will be back.

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Eleanork
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were left waiting for menus for over 15 mins. 2 of our mains were lukewarm. We were served a bottle of wine & then told 5 mins later we had to finish up as they were closing… also told the coffee machine had been cleaned & was shut so one of our party could not get another cup although we had just been served a bottle of wine. Disappointing. Have been many times. This was not the experience I would expect from Ely

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RNON
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Comfortable, no fuss, good food, good service, good value.

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JanB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice wine bar. Food quality is amazing. Service is great and the location is modern.

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JamesS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Highly recommended.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 13 October 2021

Dear JamesS, Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words. It makes us very happy to know how much you enjoyed our service and food on your recent visit. Look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, The ELY team,

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

1.5 hours to have your meal because your a group of two, I won’t be going back. They did provide us with a seat at the bar at 7.40 (from a 6.15 booking), after we finished our main course and there was two seats at the bar saved for us - but only after we complained. A whole new low in Dublin to be only given 1.5 hours for your meal. The whole thing felt rushed and we felt undervalued.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 13 October 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. Our apologies that you feel we let you down on this occasion. We are, though, surprised that you left such a negative review. We remember your booking very well, and although our booking policy clearly states the table turn time, we did our best and reserved you another table close to the bar with no time restrictions, where you enjoyed cocktails until closing time, got special attention from the manager, who you personally thanked for such an enjoyable night on your way out. Nevertheless, once again, we are very sorry you felt rushed and undervalued. Kind Regards, The ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb quality food and generous portions. Great service and attention to detail. Lovely ambience, atmosphere and lighting. Would definitely recommend for an occasion where you want everything to be perfect. Spot on.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 13 October 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this fantastic 5-star review! We're all thrilled to read your lovely feedback on food, service and ambience. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your impressions, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The ELY team.

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ManoelL
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant I have ever been to in Dublin Would like to Thanks all the staff for all the attention, and special thanks to the Chefs, the food was delicious. will be back very soon.

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Pasq
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table for two on Wednesday night. The background was quiet and the place intimate enough for a lovely conversation. Punctual and discreet service at all times.
The food was excellent, fresh and perfectly cooked. The starters were surprising and original like the aubergine parmigiana or lobster raviolo. The mains were tasty and consistent, a super halibut and succulent slices of beef meat.
The house baked focaccia & sourdough was superb!!!
The wine selection is unbelievable.
I already recommended a few friends to go and try the new menu.
We'll be back to try the rest of it.

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JessicaOobs
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal celebrating my husbands birthday, staff were lovely so helpful and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely be back!

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear JessicaOobs, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We're all delighted to hear that you had such a lovely evening celebrating your husband's birthday. It was a pleasure welcoming you, and look forward to seeing you again. The ELY team

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GiuliaFerr
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and gorgeous food. Wine list is amazing, with great selections! Staff and service excellent, I would recommend Ely wine

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear GiuliaFerr, What a lovely review, thank you! Delighted to know you had such a positive experience in your recent visit. Be assured I've passed your kind words on to the entire team, and we all look forward to welcoming you back The ELY team

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KKie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nevin our server was lovely - took great care of us!

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear KKie, Thank you for leaving us this great review. Nevin will be thrilled to receive your kind compliments. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The ELY team

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MarieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wine & service. Looking forward to visiting again.

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CamilleP
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lov-Ely night 😍

Everything was gorgeous ! The ceviche and the gaspacho were to die for !! Great recommendations for wines, the staff was extremely friendly and efficient, and last but not least the music made the evening perfect !

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear CamilleP, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful 5-star review!! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your experience, from food to wine and music! Be assured I'm passing your kind words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service lovely food and a great welcome what more could anyone ask. Great to be back!’

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for share this lovely review! Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We're absolutely thrilled to welcome our valued guest back after such a challenging year. Look forward to seeing you again. The ELY team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lydia just made the experience with her vast knowledge

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

If it wasn’t for the extremely polite and helpful waitstaff I’d give a lower rating. The maitre d went out of his way to avoid us and spent the entire night chatting to one couple, ignoring everyone else. He barely looked over his shoulder to throw us a “bye” when we left. Poor value for money too. €6.50 for a “side of chips”
Which contained six chips…!! The Celtic tiger is back with a bang.!! You can get better food, a better ambience and a better experience for a lot less money anywhere in the area.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to know you found our staff to be helpful and polite, but very disappointed that your experience did not meet your, not our, expectations of what the true ELY experience should be. I'm passing your comments on to the management for further investigation and action. At this point, all I can do is to apologise and ensure we'll look into this. If you'd like to share any further comments, please reach do out on elyplace@elywinebar.co m. Kind Regards, the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night , food , service and wine/pints where all superb 👊smashed it

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this lovely review. We are very happy to know you had such a good time while dining with us. Look forward to welcoming you again. The ELY team

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PJB2
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A delightful meal, great service (Brazilian waitress) easygoing atmosphere made for a lovely evening out.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi PJ, thank you so much for sharing! Glad you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere here at ELY Wine Bar. We hope to welcome you back again soon - the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would recommend any day of the week. Great staff and great food

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 31 August 2021

Dear Diner, thank you so much for joining us and sharing such lovely feedback! We are delighted you enjoyed and hope to welcome you back again soon - the ELY team

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SophiePM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I invited my friend here for a birthday dinner and it was a fantastic experience. The servers were very attentive and helpful with our wine selection. The food was also outstanding, however, I wouldn’t necessarily consider it good value for money (I am a student, after all).

I requested in advance for them to buy candles, but unfortunately, we didn’t end up staying for dessert (despite the options also looking delicious). I was told by the staff that they had prepared for the birthday in advance, for which I was incredibly appreciative, even if we didn’t end up staying.

I’d also just like to say that their gift cards don’t have an end date!

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Sophie, firstly, thank you so much for joining us. Secondly, thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star review and feedback! We are thrilled you chose us for such a special occasion and hope to welcome you back again soon - the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine list is extensive, food was spectacular, lovely ambience… perfect evening

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Diner, Thank you for taking the the time to leave us such a lovely review! We're all delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We look forward to welcoming you again. The ELY team

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AnaSouza
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, and the food amazing.
Great selection of wine.
The place is very charming and comfortable.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 17 August 2021

Dear AnaSouza, Thank you for sharing this fantastic 5-star review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience in the wine bar. Be assured I'm passing your lovely words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for your support. the ELY team.

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GeraldineG
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and advice on wines. Made our first get together post lockdown very special. A feast to remember!

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 17 August 2021

Dear GeraldineG, It is lovely to hear you had such a good time while dining with us last week. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We were delighted to host your first get together after such a difficult time for all of us, and sincerely hope to welcome you again very soon. take care the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good, I’m a regular over the years. It’s great to be back to indoor dining and really safe in this restaurant with regard to COVID-19 guidelines .

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 10 August 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review! It's been really great to welcome our valued guests back after such a challenging year. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience, and thank you for your continued support over the years. Look forward to seeing you again. the ELY team.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Early evening - not many guests

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 10 August 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are happy to know you had a positive experience while dining with us last week. We look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team.

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vipMaryQ
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food wine and service. Ely wine bar is a must visit

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 10 August 2021

Dear MaryQ, Thank you for this great review!! We're all thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience, and we were delighted to welcome you back after such a difficult year. Thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you again the ELY team

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cbhillsborough
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, lovely helpful staff and very reasonably priced. Would definitely be back

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 4 August 2021

Dear cbhillsborough, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience with us. Be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, the ELY team.

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Padraig
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyable and humorous interaction with Ely people.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent wine ,food and service all made for a very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

While the service was good, the food was only ok. The sirloin was very fatty and quite tough. Also, the baggot street location is not nearly as nice as the CHQ BUILDING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had Christmas catch up with friends and love every minute. Food and cocktails were delicious, lighting and restaurant were lovely... very cosy. Defo going back.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Guest, What a lovely review! We're glad to know you had such enjoyable time while dining with us. Look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.

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GerardF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the wine was fantastic. Highly recommended Ely to anyone.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear GerardF, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Delighted to know how much you enjoyed your recent experience with us. Look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY Team

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CiaraF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Tasty evening , would of liked to be in the centre of the restaurant opposed to the toilet door...

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Babs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab spot. Great service from our Kiwi waitress! Thank you

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BrigitaS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice like always, service was perfect and food nice

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time - staff were brilliant- did not rush us out - safe clean and friendly. Super food and great wine list

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MichelleR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The starters were too cold as they came straight from the fridge. The bread was stale. The steak was only warm and came on a cold plate. The portion size felt small.

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Artisan
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and delicious food.

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AnaO
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good recommendation on wine. The food was delicious!

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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.