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7:00 PM

The Legal Eagle

4.5
45 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Creative Cuisine (22)
We have a very traditional meaty-pubby-old-fashioned-style menu, honouring our own traditional lexicon and producers. That style of food is very much in the 'nose-to-tail' world of dining which sits alongside a celebration of vegetables very comfortably! Both are a celebration of produce and we use some lesser celebrated vegetables and vegetable tops when possible.
Lunch features a daily roast-in-roll, Irish potato flatbreads (think bacon, cabbage & parsley sauce / think roasted squash, fig & honey / think smoked haddock brandade, fennel & duck egg!) and meats from our wood oven, traditional meat platters (hay-smoked ham, corned mutton, haslet, pickles) and delicious Seafood platters filled with the best from our coastal waters. Dinner adds roast bone marrow, rump heart, cauliflower rarebit and Shropshire Blue soufflé. There are 20 craft beers on tap, over 200 wines on a stellar list written with love and a small but considered and decidedly timeless classic cocktail list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, English, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday : 12:00 -16:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
(01) 555 2971
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TessaB 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good original food, with a twist. Fabulous setting

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

We did a city break over the weekend in Dublin and found Legal Eagle on OpenTable
Greeted by a lovely welcoming hostess and served by a lovely gal. Food was yummy and just a bit different, we really enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Good eclectic menu of very tasty food,very good wine list and list of draught and bottle craft beers

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

Loved the menu, knowledgable staff, very courteous. Really great wine list
Good value.

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garrysusan37 
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Really enjoyed the food , excellent friendly staff... worth a visit

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SharonG 
5.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

Love the English pub inspired menu. Inventive and delicious.

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Malpaddy 
5.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

Really enjoyed the food. Great selection of craft beer and the staff were attentive and helpful

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 17 January 2018

Love the fact that the menu is slightly unusual. We had the charcuterie board which was well sized and definitely home cured/made hams etc I had the bone marrow with oxtail and snails and my companion the rabbit. Mine was delightful. Great wine list with some unusual wines eg. Northern Italy. Great service - not sure what its like at weekends may be a bit loud as the tables are very close

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SaraE 
4.0  Dined on 11 January 2018

Really interesting and creative menu, great atmosphere and the best service I’ve had in Dublin in a long time!

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steeveegee 
5.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

The whole thing put a big smile on my face. Okay, it was quiet for a Saturday night when we arrived, but it filled up from around 9pm to give just enough atmosphere but to still feel we were getting extra attention in the service. We were sat next to the wine fridge, which wasn’t awful but also not the loveliest. We chose to sit next to each other on the banquette as the next table was empty, and the staff casually accepted this with no fuss and pulled the tables together - a small but classy gesture. Had a fab cocktail to start and things kept getting better and better.

The food was terrific. It’s not fine dining but it is all about the little things. After some plump, briny oysters (a personal treat when I can get it), I had the roasted bone marrow, as a bit of a punt in the dark. The roasted beets were recommended as a side as the waitress said the dish was rather small, and the combo was perfect. The dressing on the salad next to the bone and it’s sticky, rich and smile-inducing oxtail topping was spot on. A toffee tart finished me off and I left full, but not stuffed, already dreaming of a return.

As professional reviews have said, this place is for lawyerly lunches from the Four Courts, and you could easily spend plenty more than we did... you just don’t have to to have great food here. I’d go back for any meal of the day, and look forward to it. Thanks to the charming staff who made the meal happen.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

Damn good place to eat. Service very helpful. Need I say more

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 22 December 2017

Unbelievable as usual I've been 4 times in the last few months and have recommended it to others who have experienced the same consistent greatness-the highlight of my restaurant experiences in 2017 and I'm sure it will continue to be in 2018

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 20 December 2017

Fantastic gastropub - best in Dublin. Seafood sharing plater is wonderful

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

Fab food and wine, and even better service. Lovely from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

We had an issue with some of the food not being warm enough, however this was handled so professionally and rectified with such good grace that we left happy. The food was superb, very generous portion size. The Fish Sharing platter was huge, oysters incredibly fresh and delicious smoked salmon and amazing smoked scallops.
Will definitely be back. Oh, a shout out to the great tunes being played (at a discrete level) which added to the enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

Best roast beef dinner ever! Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

Food was super tasty, and really interesting menu. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Prices are expected Dublin prices.

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AxelF 
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely evening enjoyed by all. Some unique menu choices and good guidance provided by our very knowledgeable waitress. Will be back again.

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MBbbbb 
3.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Good hearty cooking and friendly staff. Steak was a bit chewy but very good value meal.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 11 December 2017

I booked in the Legal Eagle to go out with two of my girl friends and we had a fantastic night. The atmosphere, the choice on the menu, the food, the fantastic wine list and the friendly and professional service : we loved everything about the place and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 9 December 2017

It’s unlike any restaurant out there. Very different food to other places. Good to try something different, and nice not to have chips on a menu!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Lovely night out. Waiting staff very friendly. Food very different!

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SvWT 
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Very nice staff and excellent food. We were with a group of eight and were served by the very friendly waitress ! Food quality very good, loved the potato flatbreads and the steak!

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vipStockpotty 
3.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

Very nice Irish food - traditional ingredients with a contemporary feel. And a great wine list. But very dim lighting (Hard to read menus or see food) and astonishingly slow service.

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MisterBlue 
5.0  Dined on 23 November 2017

Superb food. A joy. Traditional food done with care and creativity.

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SimonG 
5.0  Dined on 21 November 2017

First visit and will be back. Great atmosphere, inventive menu, everything was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. Great evening.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable evening with a refreshingly original menu. Delicious selection of wines and cocktails. The staff were particularly excellent and their passion for the menu was evident .

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

Food and service was very good only issue for one of the party was lack of rabbit in rabbit pie. This I suspect was a once off issue. Restaurant apologised and replaced meal.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 8 November 2017

What a great place!
Fantastic food...really unusual to get a nose-to-tail Menu in the city.
Staff were superb and the great Craft Beer and Wine list kept us drinking there long after our plates had been cleared!
Couldn't recommend highly enough.

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CCS1 
5.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

Great spot for food and drinks - lovely friendly helpful staff. Great food and service. Would recommend.

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