O'Shea's Irish Restaurant

4.2
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57 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish

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Nestled in the bustling heart of Temple Bar, O'Sheas Traditional Irish Restaurant offers a warm welcome to accompany our delicious menus.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had a nice evening at O’shea’s restaurant. Food was tasty: I recommend the Guinness Stew and Lam’s chop. And service was thoughtful.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Fully booked, never went in even when we booked a table ahead of time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE
This place does not look at open table bookings

They did not have our booking from open table and did not accommodate their mistake to try and fit us in.

Rudest staff I have ever come across.

DO NOT GO THERE

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious Irish food with amazing service. We loved the experience!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic to eat here

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food was good. The place feels a bit rundown. Restrooms in the basement were nasty

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! I’m visiting Dublin and decided to pop in. I had the Chicken Kiev with a baked potato which was all extremely delicious. To wash it down I had yellow beer and still water. Highly recommend this place!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We read about the recent reviews and thought it would be a great place to have our dinner, it turned out quite disappointed... I don’t know it is because of Monday night?

First of all, menu price on open table did not match what listed at the restaurant. I understand sometimes price slightly raise up every year because of the inflation. But that was not in our case. I really want to try the Irish stew (open table listed €8 while restaurant listed €19). I asked if there are small portions of the stew at lower price, the waiter said no. Surprise!

Hubby ended up ordering the lamb special for the night after hearing the next table of 6 all ordered that (with waiter’s recommendation), it turned out the four thin lamb cutlets are dry as wood... and the mint sauce is the worst we ever had. We look over the table beside us, theirs were not much better.

I ordered the house special combo platter (ribs, wings, onion rings and scampi). Ribs are ok (it came in later on a side plate I don’t know why). Wings are horrible (very dry, very bland). Scampi... all I tasted were the batter, can’t even tell what is inside. And no sauce was provided when the platter was presented. I had to request the sauce afterwards...

The waiter is nice. He took pictures for us and tried his best... but I am sorry... the food quality is really not there. We end up paying €46 for the two dishes with sparking water (not even alcohol!) We really felt this is the worst we had with the price we paid for...

BG
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It’s a small restaurant, actually a bit of a hole in the wall, but was very enjoyable. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. We enjoyed the dinner and returned for breakfast a few days later

AM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were out for a family dinner on our last night in Dublin. Our service was warm and friendly and the food was fantastic! We ordered some classics and both evening specials. All delicious. The waitstaff made us feel special and helped us finish our vacation on a happy note.

KJ
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It is a small place with dated decor but a great place for traditional Irish dishes. My wife says you have to try the Irish coffee.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oustanding service ! Amazing staff, got to know me and my family in a short space of time. It was my little brothers birthday and I’ve never seen such a friendly and welcoming resteraient. My little brothers birthday was made, defiently recommend

MW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience! We were a group of four. Our reservation was honored, and although a "cozy" venue we had a nice table near the fire. The food was traditional and well prepared. Everything tasted great, and although we could not manage deserts, we enjoyed everything.

JS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for 2:30 for st Patrick’s day bc I knew it would be insane. Made the reservation WEEKS ago. Shower up 15 min before my reservation and was rudely told “were full. Go away. this is st Patrick’s day. We don’t do reservations.” I said wait but I made this reservation weeks ago, why didn’t you all contact me at all before today to tell me you wouldn’t honoring reservations today and he said “were full, we don’t do reservations on st Patrick’s day” and slammed the door in my face. Now we will of course never return. Don’t trust you have an open table reservation with this place, bc they pick and choose when to honor.

JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We purchased a voucher for 2 burgers chips and drinks for 14 euro.. The service and food we received was amazing. Couldn't fault it at all and would definitely return here again.

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always have a good time here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and never fail to give us a great night! Would definitely recommend this for a nice date night with your partner or for a first date

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Best seafood and fish&chips in town.

CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, served quickly. Would definitely go back.

PS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was very good-lamb stew was delicious.
But they ran out of Guinness- in Dublin?!
The prices were 5 euros higher than posted on the website and they added a 17% service/gratuity fee. We suspect that was for tourists.
So let the buyer beware, but the food was good

d
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and friendliness of staff, a great time in this restaurant

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Traditional Irish restaurant, basic and tourist orientated. Lovely staff but food overpriced.

VO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food amazing lovely staff great music great value for money

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Cold food and found plastic in the stew.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came accross this place quite by accident. The food and service was wonderful we would return here and recommend this restaurant to anyone.

n
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great location. wonderful people. superb, flavorful food!!!

P
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

May be a hidden gem of a restaurant! A bit hard to find, but I'm glad I did. I had a Guiness Beer, and Irish
beef stew. Wife had the Chicken Au Poivre. Very good . Excellent service and attention by the staff.

TM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service and great food. We enjoyed our time here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely intimate restaurant. Great food and drink. Staff very amenable and attentive. Superb!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice place . Definitely coming back .

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Traveling in Ireland. looked for an trditional Irish restaraunt that would serve good food ---was in a vibrant area of shopping and pubs and really enjkoyed ourselves
Strip steak was done perfectly and delicious and the lamb was very well prepared

L
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A pleasant find in Temple Bar. Great food- lamb chops to die for, fish & chips, nice drink menu. The service was friendly, prompt and yet we were not rushed and were able to linger and talk as it was not noisy. A bit of an oasis in the most lively Temple Bar neighborhood; great way to start the evening. Authentic Irish menu.

WT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We travel the world and have gone to many restaurants. Based on the description was expecting something different. The food was not that good.

MP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The waiters were nice - but not Irish! Given that this is touted as an Irish establishment, I would have expected at least one greeting with an Irish accent. Never mind. If the food would have been decent, that could be overlooked. The food was just about edible, that's the best I can say about it. Don't order the Irish stew, the meat was chewy and frankly, I couldn't be bothered to finish grinding my way through it. It was my friend's daughter's birthday so she ordered some chocolate cake - which was so stale you could hardly put a fork through it. And it was the same price as the restaurant we'd been to the evening before which was superb. So well overcharging for what you got.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They did not honor the reservation. They say your cannot make reservation online. If so, they should not use the system. In the end, is seems like just a tourist trap.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Reservation made was not honored. We never ate there as they sat a walk in before us; even though we had a confirmed reservation on open table. Would not advise using the app to book and to call restaurant directly.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Was v disappointed had lunch at 1.30 on a Saturday and place was completely empty. Service couldn't fault. Actual steak was nice but baked potato small and onions were awful salad came full of dressing. Food bland and no atmosphere so didn't hang around. Would never go bacK. I didn't point any of this out on the day and shoukd have really.

SK
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Awful quality of food. Steak was inedible, and side was manageable only because I was hungry. Ruined the first evening in Dublin.

G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely small romantic restaurant, full of character, the girl who served us was friendly had very good customer focus. The food was good size portions, well prepared and good value for money. We would definitely go back there again.

BM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely meal and very friendly and attentive waiting staff.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value for money and in a great location, very central. This is a small restaurant so I would say make sure you book ahead.