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Host, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin

Host

4.9
4.9
1069 reviews
€30 and under
Mediterranean
We currently take bookings for tables for the next 62 days.

Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged. The menu is concise and constantly changing.

Please note all tables of 6 or more will be required to eat off our Chefs Sharing Menu.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 561 2617

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 1,069 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Dublin 6

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  • Dublin 6

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  1. M

    Mof89

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the staff are just so great. A lovely experience from start to finish
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Very hard to beat this restaurant
  3. s

    sarahe

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Would highly recommend !!!
  4. BC

    BernadetteC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warmly greeted, delicious food with lot of varied foods, cooked perfectly, served quickly with a smile. Terrific experience Thank you
  5. KC

    KCAQ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best restaurant experiences in Dublin. Professional staff- just the right amount of attention, delicious food- perfectly timed delivery and portion size, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Can’t find a fault. Great value for money
  6. G

    Gertledene

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Love Host and have been there several times. The food is exceptional and the service great. I have two issues. The music was too loud. We asked for it to be turned down but this didn't happen. Also being asked for the table back even though we spent quite a lot of money there I think is unreasonable.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had three bookings scuppered by COVID so we were particularly excited to visit. I’m happy to say that Host is as good as it has ever been. The best restaurant in Dublin in my opinion. We had an incredible meal for our anniversary. The rib eye was the best steak we’ve ever had and the ragu was, as always, delicious! The service was friendly and attentive without being stuffy. We can’t wait to go back!
  8. DD

    DavidD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is top class and the staff are friendly, courteous and efficient. My sole was beautifully cooked as was my wifes rump steak. Overall, restaurant worth returning to again and again.
  9. EM

    ElsineMc

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not as good an experience as we’ve become used to. The sardine bruschetta was a bit tasteless and the potatoes were a bit undercooked. The burrata was very good as was the cheese cake. The wines have become very expensive.
  10. M

    Motherof2adults

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was very greesy Tables crowded Loo smelt … with bleach cover-up Was ‘run out the door’ after just an hour despite dropping over €70 … Overall disappointing
  11. AJ

    AgaJT

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Good food and great service, but the music nd noise level ruin the ambient
  12. F

    Foodie1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good. Service was rushed and our particular server was unnecessarily rude. Would not return unfortunately. Very disappointed having heard such great reviews.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always.
  14. SH

    SorchaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always and nice to go for a late lunch.
  15. WW

    WandeWayo

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and great ambience!
  16. GM

    GeraldineM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect as always but difficult to hear at the table at times. Will be back if we can get a booking!
  17. M

    Megan

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!
  18. BP

    BPX123

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good we booked another reservation for later the same week. What an interesting menu. Things you’d never put together on your own but it just works. Ordered the preset dinner menu for two and got a chance to taste half the menu and it was amazing.
  19. MM

    MartaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in dublin! The food is amazing and the space is really nice as well
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & excellent service
  21. L

    Lucy

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive informative friendly staff, delicious food! Highly recommend:)
  22. C

    Carol

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place Food and staff amazing
  23. J

    Jane

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always impressed with Host. The food and the staff were fantastic.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best places to eat in Dublin, great atmosphere, brilliant staff and amazing food
  25. H

    Hether

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal at Host
  26. E

    Eimear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, fantastic service. Highly recommend.
  27. AM

    AnnMariD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent tastes, high quality food, lovely open kitchen. Buzzy, energetic ambience. Lovely friendly staff. Will definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great restaurant! Wine list very tricky though, should have some more mainstream wines on it.
  29. HO

    HOConnell

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best meal we have had in Ireland. Everything was cooked and prepared to perfection! I would definitely come back again and again if I didn’t live in LA!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is absolutely fab. And of course, it’s the personal service from the couple who own it. Really welcoming and supervising every plate going to customers. So good from start to finish.
  31. CF

    CaitlinF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!! Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Dublin. We got the two person taster menu. Highly recommend!
  32. EB

    ElayneB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host Id definitely our very favourite Restaurant in Ranelagh. Always a special meal. Absolutely delicious, fantastic atmosphere and service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Every single dish. The best meal we have had in Dublin in the last 5 years. A must.
  34. S

    Shomary

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Host & it didn’t disappoint. The service was perfect. The food was excellent in particular the burrata & steaks. Would have preferred the standard seating to the high chairs but was not available. The steaks in particular were very expensive. We don’t scrimp when we’re out but €50-60 per steak is a bit much price wise. But they were sensational so maybe for special occasions !
  35. A

    Avril

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a buzzy environment. Great service. Highly recommend,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host never ever disappoints. The staff are incredibly attentive & always helpful with advice on menu & wines. The food is consistently amazing. The pasta dishes are to die for x
  37. CN

    CN50

    Dublin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a very buzzy vibe. Food was fabulous:i like the sharing plates idea. Service was excellent I can see why this place is so hard to book
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was top class. Service outstanding. Fabulous atmosphere. Can’t wait to go again
  39. JL

    JessL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new favourite restaurant in Dublin. Ticks all the boxes.
  40. JL

    JjL7

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and setting, staff super friendly and the food was amazing! Great value for the quality and quantity

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Host is rated 4.9 stars by 1069 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Host

13 Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin D06 V0C1

Additional information

  • Area

    Ranelagh

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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