ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Lovely atmosphere, excellent selection of wines and food.
We had lunch downstairs in Ely. The food was delicious, the service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive - and the atmosphere was cosy. Price was reasonable given the quality of the food and wine. I would definitely recommend it and will be dining there again
Lovely quick bite with a delicious wine choice. Try the burger
Very good service. Food was of a high standard although one of the starters was a touch dry.
Yummy burgers and lovely friendly staff, very attentive.
Beautiful food, great place! Very nice lady Zoe was very helpfull, great service and hospitality!
Wine waiter pushy, fish over sauced, over seasoned, croquettes dry, scallops very good, duck ok, deserts good, overall overprices and not a good value meal, we did have a really nice table.
We had an absolutely gorgeous night at Ely. The burrata starter was incredible. The staff were fabulous.
Dear RonanO, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! Delighted to hear you had a good time while dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.
Used to be a favourite , first time back after the refurb. not sure what it achieved ?
Also the menu now limited , presumably pandemic related , and many favourites gone .
Dear GHol, We're delighted you joined us again and so sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Any guests we talk to about the refurb love the new look, as do we! Our menu is going in a slightly different direction too, with our main focus being on 'Wine Bar' and a small plate selection while keeping favourites like the ELY burger and charger. We believe, as do our guests, that the food has never been better. We stand behind our renovation and offering but really do apologise that you did not enjoy your time with us. If there was something specific you would like to have seen, please do let us know and we will review. all the best, the ELY team
Lamb croquettes are amazing. Not sure if croquette is the right word for them since often it means more potato than meat. This is really a crusted ball of pulled lamb.
Dear Duncan, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. The chefs will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the lamb croquettes, they're delicious indeed! :) We look forward to welcoming you again The ELY team.
Amazing atmosphere, very good service, good wines, good food!
Dear MandyVb, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent experience. Look forward to welcoming you back The ELY team
Shared toasted sourdough with pureed tomatoe & butter to start.Followed this with steak on the bone for two with green beans and long stem broccoli & hand cut chips.Sublime food.Accpanied by Spanish Rebeiria Sacla.Lovely ambience helped by friendly attentive staff.
Dear Guest, Reading your review actually made me hungry! :D Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely feedback. The entire team, chefs in special, are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We look forward to welcoming you back all the best, The ELY team
Delicious....fab food, service and experience. Perfect chilled spot for a friyay evening catch up with friends
Service was very patchy. Took us a long time to get someone to take our drinks order. As we were waiting for a 4th to join our table we ordered bread and olives to have with our wine. After quite a long time we had difficulty attracting a member of staff to ask where our order was and eventually we were told the bread takes time as it is baked freshly! 3 of us ordered Aubergine Parmigiana but what came was very disappointing - it looked like a real mess and was not at all as this dish should be and tasted overcooked. Very disappointing and overpriced for the food served.
Great food and delightful service, always a treat to eat here
Fantastic food and service. The wine selection is amazing.
Never disappointed with Ely. Everything is of a very high standard. Really enjoyed our meal. Have already booked our next night out here.
Amazing experience thoroughly enjoyed our night here
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.
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
Comfortable, no fuss, good food, good service, good value.
Very nice wine bar. Food quality is amazing. Service is great and the location is modern.
Great service and delicious food! Highly recommended.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic meal celebrating my husbands birthday, staff were lovely so helpful and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely be back!
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
Great experience and gorgeous food. Wine list is amazing, with great selections! Staff and service excellent, I would recommend Ely wine
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
Nevin our server was lovely - took great care of us!
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
Lovely staff and atmosphere
Wonderful food, wine & service. Looking forward to visiting again.
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 !
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.
Excellent service lovely food and a great welcome what more could anyone ask. Great to be back!’
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
Lydia just made the experience with her vast knowledge
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org m. Kind Regards, the ELY team
We had a great night , food , service and wine/pints where all superb 👊smashed it
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
A delightful meal, great service (Brazilian waitress) easygoing atmosphere made for a lovely evening out.
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
Would recommend any day of the week. Great staff and great food
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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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.
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