The Ivy Dawson Street

4.2
1499 reviews
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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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LT
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully presented and delicious meal. Especially enthused by the chocolate bombe desert, which came with a pouring of caramel and which had bites of crunchy honeycomb inside.

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L
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, staff were so friendly and welcoming

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DB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service. All second to none. Despite being full while we were there, there was plenty of room and we were able to talk freely without having to shout across a table. My only complaint is that I can't cook like that at home!

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LK
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyable Brasserie food and busy atmosphere, service was good - there was an error with my order but they re-ordered and took coffees off the bill to apologies - would recommend.

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KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The main reason that I would return to the Ivy would be the service that we got from Lazlo.
He made the dining experience so enjoyable and really was such a delight to chat to.

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DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really excellent place for a weekend brunch - Chicken Milanese was especially good.

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food was old, reheated and refried. It was obvious, management didn’t seem too concerned about it. Disappointing considering the Ivy in London is incredible every single time and this one is a coin toss.

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

Only down side was the wait at the end to get a manager to take card payment.

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

Food was lovely, very busy and there is a cool vibe.

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

I booked Saturday night back in September 2018. We were really looking forward to the experience and it lived up to and meet all our expectations. Hands down the best meal we have had in a long time. Our only piece of constructive criticism is that the restaurant was not very warm. I was unable to take off my jacket and for comfort of eating I would have liked to do so.
We will definitely be back and we would like to wish you years of ongoing success.
Kind regards

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

We did have a great evening , however I had to send my Dover Sole back as it was undercooked . By the time it came back out my sides were cold ( no attempt to offer anything fresh ) and so it was a dissapointment

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

Food was average for the price and luke warm however service was excellent

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

We had an excellent waiter Mario at our table for dinner
Only downside was when we arrived. There was no availability for seating for a ore dinner drink. Therefore we had to stand

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

Great energy and yet relaxed atmosphere. Food really good and not rushed along whilst eating. Service excellent, very enjoyable.

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SM
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Overall our dining experience, at a cost of c€100..., was disappointing. My prawn cocktail starter was terrible with very few prawns and sauce, but piles of stale discoloured lettuce bits. I complained to the waitress and she agreed not to charge for it but when the bill arrived it was included. Our 2 glasses of wine arrived and they contained very little wine. My main course was steak, eggs and chips -- the steak was very tough and the chips amounted to only 10 in number. We had a gift voucher for €100 but our bill amounted to less than that. The waitress stated that we could not pay the gratuity with the remaiing amount as the restaurant kept the difference for themselves....... Overall Not a very enjoyable first time in The Ivy .... may be our last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Lovely decor and vibe. Food was very reasonably priced despite the luxurious setting. The food wasn't amazing but for the atmosphere and decor I would definitely go back.

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

Fabulous spot for lunch, service is really slow which is fine if your enjoying a leisurely lunch but could be improved

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

Everything was excellent - didn't ask the price of the wine beforehand and was surprised it cost €49 per bottle as this wine ranges between €21/23 elsewhere. Other than that all very good.

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

Loved my birthday brunch. Waitress was class. Comfy bench seating and gorgeous decor. Food was gorgeous . So much and really reasonably priced . Prosecco is delicious .

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food...good spot for brunch

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JC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I love dining here in Ivy wether its brunch,lunch or afternoon tea. Love the food, ambience and the employess are very helpful and kind. I highly recommend it.

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E
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The service had taken a nose dive since my previous visit; cold toast, 20 minute wait for marmalade, no condiments offered. Thankfully the deco is as beautiful as ever and my company was great.

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C
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

I was expecting so much more. Was hugely disappointed. Interior and ambience was nice, I enjoyed that. Just the menu and the quality of the food served up was hugely disappointing. I don’t like to give negative reviews. I would have loved to said it was amazing from start to finish, but it wasn’t. The food let you down :(

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TO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday celebration that was celebrated by restaurant with cupcake and candle on top
Wine is expensive plonk basically €29 for a €4 supermarket brand
Good was average but bland
Staff however were very attentive and credit to restaurant
Overall a restaurant living on the reputation of its sister in London

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

Overall a really lovely experience! Food was excellent and ambiance was perfect.
They definitely need to do more staff training though. When we arrived the host wasn’t exactly welcoming and it was almost an effort for him to take our jackets. Leaving was the same and we felt we interrupted the conversation that they were having.
Our particular waitress was exceptional throughout the night and was also really friendly but the other waiters that were pouring the wine could have a few more lessons. Not turning the bottle leaving wine all over the glass and table.

Apart from these small issues, it was a great experience and we will be sure to come back.

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

It’s not the best place for dining. The food always has been average here. But the ambiance is very good and you wanna go there again. I would recommend going there only for drinks.

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

I love the eclectic decor and warm inviting ambiance. The service from Emily was amazing and made our experience that much more pleasant. There is an extensive selection of wines and exquisite cocktails to accompany the incredible food menu. There is something to suit every palette and we will definitely be returning to try more dishes off the menu.

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

Very good food, service, ambiance and decor. All round great place

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

After looking forward to a visit for quite a while I was somewhat underwhelmed with the whole experience. The cocktail menu was quite restricted. I ordered a steak and it arrived with no steak knife, eggs were almost burnt in appearance and no sauce. The surroundings were lovely but just fell short of what was I expected from the experience. Dessert was good though!!

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

I was sceptical of attending the ivy on valentines day. As a restaurant owner, I know its a big night and you need reap the rewards. That all said I found the whole meal totally lack luster... I mean it was fine, but nothing I couldn't have been served in a local pub. The steak came on a plate, I wasn't asked if I wanted sauce and when it arrived on the plate with nothing else I was waiting 15 minutes for some sauce to arrive. All this combined with the overpriced bread, extra charges for sauce left me quite disappointed. To be clear I expect to pay for these things but the quality did not live up to expectations.

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

Beautiful restaurant. Fantastic service. Friendly and unobtrusive. Delicious food beautifully presented. Wonderful evening

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

Amazing quality food and drinks. Amazing looking restaurant as well. Staff were super friendly and helped with whatever we needed. Will be coming back whatever occasion we can.

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

Monkfish and prawn curry had very few seafood in it!! More like a vegetable curry.....
service really good , staff should be treated very well by management. Portions overall v small and no sides included

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GC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Afternoon tea was only ok. The portions were small fir the price. Tea and coffee was served 20 minutes before the food arrived and was cold by then. There was no offer of a top up.

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TK
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic Afternoon Tea in the Ivy.
The service is excellent and the food was fabulous. We'll certainly be back in the future! Thanks a million.

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

It's a gorgeous room, really nicely decorated. The food is good comfort food.

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SL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

The food was really poor. I’d heard this from a lot of people but wanted to try it anyway. Extremely disappointed. The food had a very processed taste to it, very over priced. The bathrooms were dirty. However our server was lovely although we felt like we were being rushed and the tables are on top of each other. Overall not a good experience.

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

A super enjoyable birthday lunch in fabulous surroundings and friendly staff...no complaints here....can't wait to come back again

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c
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We had lunch there a few days ago. The soup was not tasty, the steak was gummy, the beef steak came cold and my friend sent it back, the fries were very dry, not tasty, at the desert the waiter did not exactly understand what to bring, it was totally disappointing. The spinach was the only one that was ok. The sorbet was not creamy and had chunks of ice in it which means it was defrost and then frozen again ...
The only thing to appreciate is the setting of this restaurant, which is very chic. It is such a pity. The people go there only for the 'name' of the restaurant. I went to the one in London and it was a lot better.

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SP
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff were lovely and helpful. Will definitely be back!

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