The Ivy Dawson Street

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2547 reviews
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€30 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The biggest trouble we had was choosing what to order. All of us would have happily eaten anything on the menu. The food was outstanding. Would definitely make a return visit.

OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous decor. Delicious food. Extensive wine menu. Great service. Chocolate bomb is a must try!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

August 17.2019 Breakfast

CJ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had breakfast on Saturday. The decor is great . I had the the omelette and my wife had the full Irish both were excellent and the toast was the best I have had in a long time. We have been treating ourselves every couple of weeks by having breakfast/brunch on a Saturday. The Ivy has been the best so far. Keep up the good work.

DG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely meal with a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Excellent service. We will definitely be back.

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

Great menu food was a little cold and portion sizes on the small size it was nice and relaxed and they served fast which we like

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

We had a fantastic meal with great service. Food was delicious and all the staff were brilliant.

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

As soon as we got in the door the welcome we got was excellent, a lovely corner table, brilliant waiting staff and wonderful food. Really enjoyed the meal and that was matched by the service and the decor of this beautiful restaurant

OT
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was good at this price point and the selections were ample that everyone had an easy time making a choice. The service was a little clumsy but overall very good.

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

Great & Vibrant Spot, love the busy lunches here. A very energetic ambiance has been created with the outstanding interior. Absolutely love it!

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

Delicious food and amazing cocktails. Service was excellent! The nicest cleanest bathrooms I have ever been in. Well done😊. We will be back!

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Waiter was asked what one dish was and didn’t know so had to go check. Also for starters and main course they didn’t seem to know who ordered what dishes. Never was offered a dessert menu and when we asked for a drink at 11.10 pm we were told to be quick as bar was closing. Website says 12.30am. Food was lovely but staff let it down.

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

The ivy is a very nice restaurant and I've been their a few times before but this time I found the noise level to be very high and initial we were assigned a table that we couldn't get into our seats. It was a busy night but I found the service to be at a poor level which was unlike the times I had been their before

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

Definitely paying for the experience of eating here. The meal was fine couldn’t fault the steak, curry or lamb. Steak was very overpriced considering you have to pay extra for the sauce and absolutely nothing only the steak on the plate. Side of spinach and Parmesan was nice. Our server was a delight and we had a good laugh with him and this partially made up for the disappointing meal. Cheese board was average. Drinks nice but also pricey. I would recommend for desert and a drink or two to experience the ambiance of the place but maybe not a meal if your starving!

C
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great celebration in the ivy, the service and atmosphere was absolutely great.

M
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Ivy ambiance, decor.
Staff were very helpful and the food...omelettes and full breakfasts...absolutely delicious.
This is the fifth different Ivy we have been to.....and love the concept and attention to detail.
Excellent.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great to get a full vegetarian menu, we like choice too

KF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Myself and my friend enjoyed our meal here. I had the sirloin steak which was perfectly cooked and very tasty. My friend had the chicken salad and she also enjoyed it. We had two desserts which were also delicious. Our server was very attentive and friendly. When paying the bill there is a 12% service charge added, I asked our server if this service charge went to the staff but it does not it goes to the whole company which is totally unfair in my opinion as staff may not get any of that service charge. I asked if the service charge could be removed and we would give him a cash tip instead and there was no problem with that. Overall, we had a nice meal and received friendly service so I would return!

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Yes but it's expensive for what it is. Gin & Tonic €12... must be paying for the strawberries...

KG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable afternoon had.Staff very helpful and extremely pleasant

CO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time in The Ivy and was very happy with everything . The food was gorgeous and we had some cocktails which were very good. The place is beautiful and was very busy. Overall had a lovely Sunday Lunch

B
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a lovely meal and will be back on my next visit till Dublin

W
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first visit top The Ivy and it certainly will not be the last. Very pleasant and attentive waitress.

Full marks for everything.

AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The host was unbelievably rude and unhelpful. The Ivy is understaffed and you can visibly see their wait staff is stressed. Despite this, our waitress was great. The food is overpriced for what it is and you are paying for the experience of eating at The Ivy. Being greeted with rudeness really left a sour taste in my mouth and would not recommend. Plenty of other delicious food choices on Dawson Street that have better value for money and staff.

W
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere excellent. Cost was surprisingly good considering it is what it is.
Service....cold, robotic, abrupt and just about bordering on acceptable.
Just no personality or interaction from out waiter. Seemed to be always in a rush. Ordering and he was already starting to step away before I was even finished choosing my mains.
Best bit was after asking for the bill, dropping it off, coming back to take payment and the ONLY word muttered through this process was thanks.
Considering that there is a "discretionary 12.5% service charge applied" I was foolishly expecting a bit more of pizzazz from the service and.

Actually I dare say that it has achieved the opposite with the service charge as most people will pay it and therefore the waiters don't really need to work that extra bit to ensure a nice tip at the end of the meal.

SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food and service good but far too noisy. It spojlt our evening

I
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

On arrival seated at a really nice table .... really nice atmosphere in place and staff friendly ... food was not great quality , chips were like reheats ... very poor veg selection ... filets steaks expensive and very small....also should not be charged service charge ... up to customer to tip staff ...enjoyed the night but felt it was a rip off and would only return for a drink and the atmosphere.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The ambience, decor and food are all very good, adding to a very pleasant experience. The staff are excellent and are obviously well trained. We will definitely return

O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious just expensive

p
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my daughters birthday, food was lovely just abit pricey 1 of us had salmon it came with sauce & 3 bits of asparagus which was very little & prices over €20 , fish & chips were lovely so was the burger. Deserts were mostly €9 . Staff were lovely and kept checking everything was alright . Over all it was lovely

MW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice venue for girly get together - very enjoyable

GP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The service charge is a bit excessive. €8 for just two people who required little attention

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

First time in the Ivy. The eggs Benedict were the worst I have ever tasted. Gloopy hollandaise, overcooked eggs and dry toast. We ordered coffees long before we ordered our food and they only arrived when finishing food. No one even asked us how our meal was. Lovely room but the food really let the place down.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food very good service very nice restaurant

BG
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After hearing so much about the Ivy I decided to make a booking for my wife's birthday, wow, the restaurant and staff lived up to the hype.

The attentive service from the minute we entered until we left was 10/10.
The seating was excellent, comfortable and a great view of all the surroundings.

The menu choice was excellent and food of top class quality.

Worth every penny.

Thank you

E
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Working in the Hospitality industry, I find it strange putting a 12.5% service charge on a table for 2. I would have gladly of left a tip to our server, rather than the service charge going to the 'whole team'.

AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Food was amazing. Excellent value for money would go back again in a heartbeat

VF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Seated very quickly for that time of day lovely atmosphere and a unique setting. We weren’t told of the specials on offer just handed menus we asked to order dishes from the set menu but the order was taken wrong so when we asked for dessert I was charged additionally. Genuine misunderstanding but I feel that it was a very avoidable mistake if the time was taken to serve us correctly from the start and we were given due attention at the first interaction with our server. Food was excellent though and I would recommend overall

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, beautifully decorated good value for money, staff very nice and attentive but not in your face would definitely recommend

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

The standard of the food seems to be slipping somewhat and it is not as busy as it was - I think the kitchen needs a bit of a boost

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