ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2

4.6
296 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.

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 296 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent selection of wines and food.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Andrew
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely quick bite with a delicious wine choice. Try the burger

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Gaz76
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service. Food was of a high standard although one of the starters was a touch dry.

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CarolW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Yummy burgers and lovely friendly staff, very attentive.

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MarinaN
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great place! Very nice lady Zoe was very helpfull, great service and hospitality!

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bugleboy
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

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RonanO
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely gorgeous night at Ely. The burrata starter was incredible. The staff were fabulous.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 22 November 2021

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.

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GHol
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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 .

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 22 November 2021

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

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Cerizez
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine tasting

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vipDuncan
Edinburgh
42 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 22 November 2021

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.

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MandyVb
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, very good service, good wines, good food!

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 22 November 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 2 November 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious....fab food, service and experience. Perfect chilled spot for a friyay evening catch up with friends

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FinolaO
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

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.

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jeanF
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and delightful service, always a treat to eat here

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The wine selection is amazing.

CN
CN50
14 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with Ely. Everything is of a very high standard. Really enjoyed our meal. Have already booked our next night out here.

JD
JaneD
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience thoroughly enjoyed our night here

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EllaO
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
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.

JB
JanB
3 reviews
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
3 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
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
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
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
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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S123J
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and atmosphere

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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
3 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
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
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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PJ
PJB2
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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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

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