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7:00 PM

The Legal Eagle

4.5
59 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 59 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service and cocktails...we spent a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon here and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Saw the place online and had to try it out. Another great decision on my part!!

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Great food and venue. Service a bit odd. Great for drinks and starters but then sat with our dirty main plates for 10mins. Staff seemed to go from 3/4 waitresses down to 1. In the end we had to ask her to clear our plates. Then for dessert service back to standard again. Real shame as it took the shine off of an otherwise flawless meal.

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2.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Really disappointing and over-rated food. The boom is back 🙄

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Really enjoyed our dining experience, certainly not your typical menu and lovely plates to share. Very extensive and impressive wine list

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

The food is special and creative. We had the razor clams, the bone marrow with braised oxtail and escargot, and fresh irish oysters to start - each dish was fantastic. We split the steak and ale pie with chips, gravy and pea puree for the entree, which was also great. Our servers would incredibly friendly and welcoming. The cocktails were well made. Would recommend to any foodie in Dublin.

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Very nice restaurant, well designed and very interesting and good food menu.
Slightly overpriced for its location and food. Different but not justifiable.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, menu was interesting and very tasty. Rich food and delicious. It was mid week when we went and it was a lovely relaxing night. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Smashing from start to finish. Greeted with a friendly smile and engaged staff. Comfortable seating and simply tasty food. We we left along long enough to have a great chat but not so long that we were kept waiting for anything. All in all five star service. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Great restaurant. We ordered the rump steak and sole and both were excellent. Nice atmosphere and good service made for one of the best dining experiences we had in Ireland.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

..top quality from all corners x Staff went above & beyond for my veggie needs. Thank you will be back :-)

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really friendly and helpful service together with innovative food. The neighbourhood menu (before 7pm) is great value too. Spectacular wine list.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Delicious food and very friendly service. Will be back...

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Original , very nice food. We had a platter and homemade crisps, happy to see something original on a platter! Nice atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves very much

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5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Good original food, with a twist. Fabulous setting

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Love the English pub inspired menu. Inventive and delicious.

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 23 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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