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The Samuel Bar & Grill - The Samuel Bar & Grill, Dublin 1, County Dublin

The Samuel Bar & Grill

3.0
3
38 reviews
€31 to €50
Contemporary European
The Samuel Bar & Grill @The Samuel Hotel is a vibrant, modern restaurant with all-day dining, boasting a chargrill and seasonally inspired favourites as well as plenty of comfort food and healthy choices from around the world. Located a short stroll from the 3Arena , the CCD and the Bord Gais Theatre, The Samuel Bar & Grill is the perfect place for great food, an amazing drinks selection and an absolutely stunning interior.
Our Head chef Daniel Byrne has created a menu around locally sourced Irish produce. He is firmly committed to supporting sustainable local produce and we serve the finest selection of meats and produce that Ireland has to offer.

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2 people

19:00


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, European, Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 556 7750
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Byrne

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.0
3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

38 Reviews
  1. SarahK

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    As a group we were there on a very busy night but the service was not good. We were waiting a considerable amount of time and had to remind staff on more than one occasion of our order. Bar staff in particular were nothing short of rude. At least waiting staff were friendly.

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  2. UrsulaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Very close to 3 Arena so handy for pre gig dinner

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  3. KarenK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks were very slow coming to the table we had to go to the bar and at that the bar staff were rude and had run out of most drinks

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  4. Linda

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Shocking service, took 15 mins to get a menu, another 20mins to order, 30mins wait on drinks, just overall really poor service. Hotel itself was lovely, we were going to the 3arena for a show which we were late to because of the poor service. Such a pretty hotel, it is disappointing the service was so bad.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sligo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited one hour and a half for food ..poor service

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  6. LisaB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    No record of my booking despite reserving three weeks in advance and confirming the day before. Took 40min for a soft drink to arrive. Waited 10min for a menu to then have to ask to be provided with one. Waiter broke wine glass which then spilled all over floor. Waited 50min to order food. Terrible service. Lovely location but the food was overpriced for the quality. Seemed totally disorganised with too few staff. Would not recommend.

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  7. jenhen

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food lovely, service awful. They didn't have our booking despite me shining the email confirmation. They could take us anyway so it wasn't a big deal. A friend ordered braised beef, they put the gravy from the turkey dinner on it instead of the advertised mushroom sauce. Her replacement didn't come until we finished ours. Our second round of drinks never arrived. We then has to get the bill amended to remove the drinks and the beef which hasn't been taken off. This was a 5.15 booking on a Friday night. Maybe they were just understaffed. The food that was right was very good and the staff were friendly and trying their best

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  8. Lizzy

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Worst chowder I've ever had!! Fish was not fresh, it was like rubber. Main manager in restaurant does not do well under pressure when busy, he was quite rude actually.

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  9. NiamhK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    BBQ PULLED PORK BRIOCHE BAP came out with no bap but on toast, which they later told us was gluten free bread ! We were not informed beforehand. Ordered drinks and ended up going to the bar ourselves after 15 minute waiting. They said they were so busy but no one at the bar ?

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  10. SarahM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting. Food was good. Service was very poor. We couldn’t order dessert despite wanting to as no one came near us and it was impossible to get the attention of the staff. Lots of niggly things - couldn’t find booking despite having confirmation, no ice buckets for wine, couldn’t get more sauce for food as staff too busy (perhaps not enough staff on the night?) To be honest, I think if we just left without settling the bill, no one would have noticed! Would hope for a better experience if we return.

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  11. SiobhanS

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal and as we were attending an event in the 3Arena, the location was good. I only booked the table on the day so was delighted to get a reservation last minute.

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  12. RonanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a most memorable and enjoyable meal.The food and cocktails were delicious and even though the restaurant was very busy the service was exceptional.Great table service to ensure drinks were reordered in a timely fashion.Parma ham starters were lovely.Pasta and chicken curry mains were ever so tasty.Desserts were beautifully presented and I would highly recommend this gem in the city 🩷

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kilkenny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice restaurant but food was way overpriced for what was served. Could be better and staff could be more attentive, we were left waiting a long time between courses.

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  14. AnnetteF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine and cocktails were all fabulous, we so enjoyed our evening. It was great value on our package deal and the service was very good. We will definitely return ❤️

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  15. HP1950

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service, poor food and the staff, including who appeared to be the restaurant manager were not great.

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  16. PiliE

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After having booked when I arrived the restaurant the kind person in reception told me that the reservation was imposible because of the kichen was closed since 9:30PM. So I have to leave it without dinner. The booking system should be reviewed asap

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  17. JennyI

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had both dinner and breakfast in the Samuel and we were very impressed with the quality of food, the great customer service and the ambience. Servers were all so lovely. Cocktails the best I’ve ever had, pornstar martini was awesome. Caesar salad was great and his chicken burger also very good. Wings as starters really delicious. Nice and quiet so we could chat and hear each other. Breakfast was great, I had porridge which you have to ask a server for, great variety of toppings. He had a cooked Irish breakfast which he said was really delicious. Will visit again.

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  18. Jenny

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor experience here. Food arrived before they even took our drinks order. Food was cold and arrived very quickly which leads me to think it was a mistake order that they tried to get rid of. Very poor service. Drinks eventually arrived after we finished our door. They never cleared our plates or checked in with us. We asked for the bill and that thankfully came down quickly but still never cleared the table. Will not be returning.

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  19. SheilaE

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Lovely restuarant and overall a great place to dine, except for one major issue. There were flies on the table and landing on the food and sauces. Very poor experience because of that.

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  20. NotApplicable

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible service. We had to call the waiter a few Times before they could give us a Menu card. The food was served in a poor fashion, did not get any feel of eating at a fine dine.

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  21. JudyP

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited menu. No bread with meal. Service was very slow due to critical shortage of staff and a few seeming very new at their jobs. It is all too bad as the hotel is nice and access to this restaurant is important given the location of the hotel being away from other action.

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  22. JamesC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    way below standard you expect. staff were not focused or organised. - simply too slow. food was very average. just food for hungry people. no flavour.

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  23. MaartenS

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Online menu was outdated. Item ordered from the menu didn’t match the description. Waiters and waitresses were nice but overwhelmed by the work. Food came quickly. Waited a long time for the bill.

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  24. Misscork

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very disappointed with the menu. There was only one fish selection of fish and chips which was completely overcooked. I had to scoop the fish flesh from the dried out overcooked batter. Breakfast was poor. No orange juice . Food not being replenished. No eggs or black and white pudding What was available was cold

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  25. BrianH

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Utterly disgraceful. The restaurant refused to accommodate dietary requirements and then told us we cant discuss options with the chef because theres a party that's more important. They also denied this software was related to their reservation system and then said they don't receive any notes added. (Like dietary requirements) Never even got to order food they were so dismissive and arrogant.

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  26. Louise

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff, beautiful restaurant but the food quality was not great. Very expensive for what I got. The goats cheese salad was really just a few green leaves and the cheese whipped goats cheese with the toast. Chips were nice though.

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  27. AshleyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waiters very slow was just myself and husband and another couple in the bar, waiter gave incorrect dish. Atmosphere not great for such a place that have a lovely interior design.

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  28. DylanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu wasn't the best , no pepper sauce with steak is like car with no engine ??

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  29. CatherineD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dreadful food. Four of us had two different types of pasta. It all arrived in the same sauce which was the consistency of milk.

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  30. MammyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salad was nice, however we couldn’t tell if the pulled pork was ok to eat as it smelled off and tasted slightly off too. The chicken burger was ok but way over priced for just a burger and a few chips no garnish nothing. The breakfast was dreadful as ALL the food was stone cold and inedible.

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  31. ConorM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time eating at Samuel. Positive experience. One of the lunches didnt arrive with others but lady explained and they had it ASAP shortly after, great service. Portions could be slightly bigger.

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  32. PatT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a lovely & tasty meal in the Samuel before going to the Michael Buble concert on Sunday 14th May. We have dined many times and have never been disappointed. Very helpful & friendly staff. We would recommend the Samuel restaurant & bar.

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  33. SusanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beef burger and chicken burger lovely chips not very hot and would have been nicer home made nothing special. Staff very nice and gave us table even though we were half hour early overall nice experience handy for 3 arena

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  34. Jennym

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Seemed like there wasn't enough staff for our area, people were waiting for orders to be taken, but our waitress was overworked and extremely apologetic

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  35. JacquelineB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was inattentive, waited 10 minutes to give my order even though restaurant was quiet. Eventually the manager took it. Pasta dish was nice. Green Beans were advertised with crispy onions Just got a plain serving of beans

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  36. Phil

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice restaurant and staff but not up to the level I would expect. Thin paper napkins, no wet wipes or offer of bowls for chicken wings. Thai red curry had nothing Thai about it - it was an Indian curry. No one bothered to asked how the food was. A bit of a mess to be honest.

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  37. LeahM

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated & served very quickly, nice decor, small menu, food was very average.

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  38. AnnmarieB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Average bar food, served very quickly. Good service and nice ambience. Would be nice for drinks with a group.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Samuel Bar & Grill is rated 3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Samuel Bar & Grill

Spencer Place, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, County Dublin D01 R9N4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Drumcondra (D1)
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, European, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    The Luas Red Line stops directly outside the entrance to The Samuel Bar & Grill at the Spencer Place Luas Stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Byrne
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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