The Ivy Dawson Street

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One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century.
The Ivy Collection has crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street.

The Ivy Dawson Street brings a touch of Ivy magic to Ireland, offering effortless glamour and a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes including Dublin Bay prawns and Dungarvan oysters.
With 200 seats and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Dawson Street caters for every occasion from breakfast and weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and beyond, with a beautiful bar serving cocktails and drinks until late.
Open seven days a week from dawn until dusk, the brasserie is accessible to all, welcoming local residents, businesses and visitors alike.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I appreciated that they did bring a complimentary mini cupcake for my friend’s birthday but the service was quite disappointing. Having been to many branches of The Ivy outside ireland, I could notice that the one in Dublin has a lower standard. The truffle Parmesan chips were drenched in oil and the grilled chicken salad had very bitter lettuce as well as a very thick yogurt sauce, to the point where it wouldn’t even pour. The dessert was lovely but everything else was below average and overly priced for its quality.

GI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was too slow and disorganised. Staff rota should be organised better

PE
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Great food. Excellent service. Would recommend the restaurant.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was TERRIBLE considering it wasn't particularly busy and there were lots of staff, we had to ask for the plates to be cleared and had a awful time trying to get the waiters attention even to order drinks at the start. I think it is very cheeky for a venue to charge service if the service is very bad

GK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Did not feel rushed. Food was good but certainly not excellent.

MF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great ambiance and fantastic staff, not impressed with the huge service charge which wasn’t obligatory

ER
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

While there's no doubt that The Ivy is a gorgeous place to have lunch (the surroundings are beautiful), unfortunately I don't think I or my friends will be going back. We found the staff to be quite rude, unfriendly and and unattentive. It's not what you expect when you go to a place like that and since there are other places around the city that have beautiful interiors and a good wine list & cocktail list, we'll be going there before we go back to The Ivy.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

My first experience of any of the Ivy restaurants wasn't great.
Food was tasteless and bland (under-seasoned and unimaginative).
Service was below par from entry.
With the lovely decor, the combination of the above led to it feeling very pretentious and missing the mark completely.

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Id only recommend it for cocktails, and not food. The food is way overpriced for the quality served. I ordered the fillet steak without sauce, as good steaks should not require sauces to mask the meat. I later requested the sauce to make up for this and was charged extra for it (€40 for mediocre steak with sauce, but no veg or carbs were included).
The atmosphere is nice and staff were very friendly, so i tipped €20 but when i got home i realised that the Ivy charged me €21 service charge on the bill that i wasnt made aware of. I shouldnt have been charged this for only two people. I was also told by friends that the €21 doesnt go direct to the staff apparently which is absolutely appauling.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Way too loud for dinner conversation! Trying to be a party bar with fine dining is a bit conflicted

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Simply not worth the money we paid. Wouldn't recommend.

OO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Worst service I have ever experienced, Had to go up to the server and ask for the same drink twice, took 1.10mins for bread to arrive on the table, had to ask for my coffee a 2nd time. Food was ok and we did complain about the service and received complimentary drinks. this was for an 80th birthday and the poor service ruined her birthday treat. Bitterly disappointed with the Ivy

LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good choice on the menu, delayed seating, extremely loud so much so that I had a headache

NM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The overall ambiance and interior is mesmerizing. It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my friends and would definitely love to come back.

C
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Steak was good chips were like the greasy hard bits found at the bottom of a chip pan.

BO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot with great atmosphere! I would definitely recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.

KC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent meal and great night out

S
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant but was very disappointed as a very poor customer experience due to poor service.

MA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were traveling from Boston and visiting Dublin. Our meal here was outstanding. My husband had the shepherds pie and I had the monkfish prawn curry. It was delicious.

V
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Ivy was fabulous. The food and service were spot on. A little noisy but great ambience. Tempura prawns delicious starter, Chicken Milanese, swordfish special and cod dishes all beautifully cooked and presented. Service was speedy and unobtrusive. Very impressed. Will be back.

p
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only complaint is this. We sat at 7pm. Noone told me the table was required on booking. At 9pm I was handed the bill and told the table was needed. Personally, I find it wrong for an expensive restaurant to dictate a guest's length of stay.

RC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Booked by phone- Would have been nice except for unnecessary wait at bar given the table we were eventually shown to had been empty and laid since we arrived)...lots of lovely staff but no one person managing the floor so a bit chaotic. Food was good except for one main ...seared chicken could have bounced off the floor it was so rubbery and hard but my friend was happy with hers. I won't go there again or recommend it 3/5

JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous, comfortable,excellent service, stylish, excellent food presentation , good value, plus we were made feel very welcome.

KM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place, ..BUT.... got scallops (3) the size of buttons, main course was delicious but the desserts were nothing special and my whiskey creme brûlée didn’t taste of whiskey... charges us €15 service charge for 2 people ... go somewhere else!

EO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at The Ivy last week and would definitely go back and recommend to friends ☺️

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My 2nd time there. My 2nd time to have the fillet steak. My 2nd time being very disappointed.

AR
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Drinks are a little expensive and some of the starter portions are small for the prices. Also very cheeky adding a discretionary optional service charge - let people decide what tip they want to give based on their experience and I do hope that the tips are now being passed onto the staff

RB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to a few of the Ivy and must say this is the best one! Thank you

LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best scallops I've ever tasted. Such a treat to find in Dublin! Will definitely come back.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were very happy overall as we were celebrating a birthday the restaurant did a lovely little dessert.. nice touch! Food was delicious n helpful pleasant staff. Well done !

KR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Dissappointed in the whole experience, staff weren't v attentive and food wasn't that great tbh

S
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best staff I have ever come across. Exceptionally friendly and helpful. Menu is delicious and atmosphere is 👌🏼

YC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was just fabulous. Only thing was my friend had the eggs breakfast with the ham,i think the Benedict,anyway it was just a little dry. Other than that we had a gorgeous morning/afternoon.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely brunch, great table and nice atmosphere

EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

100% recommend a night in the Ivy, from start to finish we’re all very happy. Our server Leo made the night with an amazing balance of professionalism and fun.
The food was incredible and amazing value for money.
I Look forward to our next evening in the Ivy.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrating daughter’s excellent Junior Cert results

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CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently reliable for good food, buzzy atmosphere, great staff. Stunning decor.

A
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

This was my second visit to the Ivy, my first experience was in March, we had a lovely experience so I decided to book it for my boyfriends birthday.
we were seated on time for 8pm, however we were left with our menus for 15 minutes before we were asked if we wanted to order drinks or food.
We then ordered all at once, it took a further 5-10minutes for our wine to arrive, food came out rather quick. It was my boyfriends 30th birthday I would have been much more content and happy if we were attended to professionally.
The table who sat down after us were attended to first also which was frustrating by the same waitress. We had to stop the waitress on her way to somewhere to ask if we can order, I wouldn’t have expected this in any restaurant, never mind The Ivy.

JH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Loved the duck starter salad and the minute steak for mains.

GG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

As much as myself and my partner enjoyed the night, it was absolutely not worth the price. In addition the started of bread with salted butter was basically salt with a bit of butter, the strength of the salt was breath taking. We also had to specifically request red wine glasses for the red wine after it was poured into what I had assumed were the water glasses. The high price does not warrant the food or service.