The Blind Pig

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140 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Cosy
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Secretly tucked away in Dublin city centre, there is an underground cocktail bar known for the quality and artistry of its cocktails that truly evoke the mood of a 1920s speakeasy — The Blind Pig, an underground venue that will tantalize the taste buds of cocktail lovers everywhere. We serve Prohibition cocktails coupled with delicious New York Italian food six days a week. Open from 6pm Sunday-Thursday and 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Experience the forgotten thrill of secret passwords, false storefronts and just a touch of lawlessness. But you have to keep it a secret. So shush!
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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner experience in Dublin. Fun, delicious food, creative cocktails.

L
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails, great service, and great atmosphere. An absolute gem hidden in the city.

AC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Had previously been to The Blind Pig in May 2019 and had a fantastic meal, however this experience was very different. I took a friend who was visiting and and we are both pescatarian. Previously there had been an extensive Vegetarian/ Vegan menu however this is now gone and there are only 2/3 vegetarian main courses.
For starter we shared the avocado caprese salad. What came was slices of avocado and tomato with some shredded cheese (!!) sprinkled on top, a drop of balsamic vinegar and some rocket, not basil as described on menu.
For main we had the mushroom tortellini and the gnocchi with prawn and burrata. The tortellini pasta was thick and stodgy and came with some thin unseasoned creamy sauce, 3 cold cherry tomatoes and 3 grapes all cut in half, but overall the dish was edible.
The gnocchi on the other hand was so overcooked it was totally inedible. It fell to mush when you tried to lift it on your fork. There was no sauce, no seasoning, just 3 cold cherry tomatoes cut in half, some coarsely sliced courgette and a few prawns. And as for Burrata? One small disc melted on top no bigger than a two euro coin. This dish is on the menu for 20 euro.

We ended up asking for the gnocchi to be taken off the bill and the waitress kindly apologized and did so. Felt bad for her having to serve this food which she obviously knew was sub-par.

Don't know what's changed in The Blind Pig but I cannot remember the last time I had such a horrendous meal in a restaurant and I definitely won't be back - too many nice restaurants in Dublin to bother giving it another try.

M
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The waiter said it wasn't a restaurant even though it was. They kept burning cheap incense inside a cellar without proper ventilation which was crazy. Very average food, the place seems more of a gimmick than a actual restaurant. There was nice live music playing. There are three different restaurants in the same building all owned by the same person and they serve the food out of the same kitchen. Seems a little off.

KS
Dublin
28 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal with excellent drinks in a very atmospheric setting!

BS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

All was ok, starters and deserts were nice. Main course pasta and gnocchi dishes were nice. 3 of us had sea food platter, and was just tasteless, over cooked fish and prawns, rubbery squid, no seasoning. This could definitely could be improved.

KJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is AMAZING!! If you’re ever in Ireland, make it a point to visit and ask a for Andrew. He’s an amazing bartender :)

J
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant at an unexpected place. You need to go into an other restaurant to come here.
The food was really delicious; it was fresh and cooked perfect.

PT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

overpriced for average fare; lack of wine selection also not great and no value at all on the wine

SA
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Poor quality of food and very limited winelist. Not comfotable either i get what rheyre trying to do but very disappointed.

B
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The live music from Joanne Marie Burke was spectacular. A great hidden gem.

JK
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Unique experience - really enjoyed the atmosphere.
However very expensive cocktails that simply do not live up to their price tag.
A €13/14 cocktail should be served in something better than what would appear to be a cheap wine glass with no garnish.

GK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe, fab ambience, cocktails delicious and food hearty. Don’t miss it!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Booked for my boyfriends birthday and the food and drinks were fab, then they even surprised us with a candle in the dessert which was a nice touch.

TS
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic find
Had a lovely evening and great food
The staff where very friendly
Loved it

B
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

cocktails are better at other places. The secret door was cool - but the food was just piazza and stuff and the cocktails were just OK

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I loved it at first. The concept is great and it was well designed. Food was really good and very decent cocktails. But we went there for a celebration and although the lady waitress was delightful, the other guy was a real buzz kill. He just seemed really unhappy in his work. Eventually we left and went to another bar where the staff were more fun

CC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was beautiful, ambiance was great but the service was very poor. The waitress was straight up rude. Pity because everything else was fab!

DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in Dublin last week, and went to Blind Pig, we had a great time! Our server Rodrigo was awesome and Federico the mixologist created some tasty drinks, our favor was Bon Bon. We will definitely tell our friends about this restaurant. We went for dinner and drinks on Wednesday and came back for drinks on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our evening at the Blind Pig! From the moment we booked and got the secret code to get in to the underground speakeasy, through to the food and cocktails we loved all of it. Staff were really knowledgable and friendly, the musician that was in was perfect for the atmosphere, the food was delicious and the cocktails were potent! Highly recommend.

CB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a quirky night out, loved the whole idea of how it is set up, food was excellent, service excellent, would definitely recommend.

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really cool resteraunt. I like the way you have to push a button for the secret door to open. Really good cocktails. It’s a little pricey for Italian food but would recommend it.

LT
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Our group of 12 had a lovely meal here. For starters, we had grilled veggies, charcuterie and burrata mozarella, and my main was the pumpkin tortelloni. While it is not the best Italian food in Dublin, it was yummy and nicely presented. The Blind Pig is particularly great for its ambiance: a cosy cellar-like space, with flapper-era music and intimate lighting. We asked for a custom, surprise cocktail and we got a wonderful gin-based concoction. The service was very polite.

OD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here on Saturday evening. Great athmosphere!

AF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely experience celebrating our anniversary in the Blind Pig. Such a cool concept with the hidden location, the ambiance was so pleasant and the staff were relaxed and friendly. Food was delish and the cocktails were unreal. Cant really ask for more! Looking forward to our next visit!

AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really tasty food , lovely ambiance however there was some live music and as we were right beside it it was too loud for us and difficult to chat, too much for 7pm in the evening i thought, otherwise was great

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful, romantic quiet restaurant tucked into the streets of Dublin. Wonderful date spot!

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Entry into The Blind Pig was unusual but fun. The only downfall was the smell of incense on arrival.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really enjoyable, food delicious.

KS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Interesting hideaway restaurant that specializes in cutom cocktails. The speakeasy theme is neat but not really played up once you're there. A great place to go for dinner, once. PS. A reservation is a must and they only allow 2 hours max per seating so don't expect to hang out real long.

AT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food very average... service excellent... ambiance cosy ...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, great food, and very attentive staff

RG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, lovely setting and good vegetarian options

c
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only negative thing the winelist is very poor and the prices are too high

CL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am came with a party of 4 and we enjoyed our time. I ordered the pumpkin tortellini it was so yummy glad I got it would definitely eat here again.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing this place , music and food the best

PM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful pre-theatre meal and cocktails. We had main courses, deserts, and cocktails. All yummy and a wonderful ambiance!

AO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely cosy atmosphere, great food and service. Only gripe was it was really hard to see the menu and what was on the plate because it was so dark!

LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a thoroughly enjoying dining experience at the Blind Pig and I will be sure to recommend and come back. Thank you for a great evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Different dining experience. Highly enjoyable. Good food and staff very friendly & knowledgable!

Would recommend

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