Urban Brewing - Stack A Restaurant

4.2
63 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Contemporary European
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  • Great Beer
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Our menus have been carefully crafted to give you a taste of home away from home.We offer a fresh and inventive twist to traditional Irish fare, bringing together flavours from our travels around the world and local seasonal ingredients to create food you’ll fall in love with. Our Stack A restaurant offers a pre -theatre and full a la carte menu. The dishes are simple and creative , with an emphasis on the array of colours and the combination of ingredients on your plate. With an emphasis on fresh Irish produce , our chefs want to show the more artistic side of the evolving food scene.
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JD
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the st Patrick’s day tasters menu and it was spectacular. Also had it with the beer pairing, wasn’t a fan of one of the beers and they swapped the beer out at no additional charge. I can’t recommend the meal enough the chefs there know what they are doing.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was tast, overpriced and mean. Scallops for €13 was actually a single scallop. When they brought the starters we were looking for the rest of the dish to arrive! €27 lamb doesn’t include potatoes or vegetables. The food was well cooked, and tasty but too little of it, far too expensive and too many hidden extras. Dinner for four was over €300 but we were still charged €3.50 for bread. The staff were efficient and officious - no smiling, no personality or banter. Every question was answered with a poker face and we felt rushed to order. To be fair, we shared our feedback about the price and portions at the time and were offered a round of drinks which was appreciated. We won’t be back. If they keep taking advantage of their customers no one else will either! It was pretty quiet even though it was Saturday on a bank holiday.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice menu - something for everyone. Friendly service, nice vibe and prices reasonable

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T
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Expensive for what we had but very tasty. Beautiful location

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K
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down best food I’ve ever had. The chefs are amazingly talented, I can’t rave about it enough. We are still telling everyone to go here. You go in for the atmosphere, I mean the place is very cool to be in a vault underground but then the food blows you out of the water. Cannot wait to come back again and again every time we are in Dublin.

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h
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very atmospheric and welcoming, with knowledgeable, cheerful and friendly staff. Excellent selection of fantastic beers. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and seasoned and one of the best chicken dishes I have tasted for years.

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K
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a fantastic night:) Loved the food, ambiance and atmosphere. We'll be back!!

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N
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They had a great deal for valentines and the food wash delicious.

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

We were very disappointed with our recent lunch order. We ordered two burgers which were served rare, from a food safety perspective all minced meat products ie burgers should be thoroughly cooked, this was not the case & is a danger to human health. Unfortunately not cooking burgers thoroughly puts you at risk of Ingesting bacteria like E- coil or enterococcus. This could be fatal!!!

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TH
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here with work colleagues and my girlfriend in the same trip and it was brilliant both times. Food is amazing and the cellar downstairs creates and amazing place to enjoy an evening! Will be back again if I’m ever in Dublin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cool setting, nice beer and tasty food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and I love the vaults. Service was good

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K
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been trying to get a reservation here for around a year and was happy when finally I found a few spare tables the first week of January! I was drawn to the beautiful interiors and lighting that promised a special night. The food here was divine, I had the 'double beef' main option and beeramisu for dessert. My partner had the beef as well + the plums in filo pastry for dessert. I was very impressed by everything, each mouthful was a journey and discovery. I was hoping to get a little bit more of a marzipan and plum taste out of the 2nd dessert, the beeramisu def. was a winner here. The waitress for very friendly though I don't like being asked if I want to tip (because the machine asks this, apparently). She was very friendly and nonchalant about it though which made the whole thing easier (and we did tip, in cash ;). TO MANAGEMENT: if you want to mirror the upscale and fancy ways of the south Dublin restaurants, you should look into providing some sort of bread and olive oil while your guests are waiting for their food. This was def. missing and an unnecessary pitfall.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Really disappointing. Food was tasteless and staff mixed up our orders. Such a disappointing night. Will never come back.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The craft beer list is amazing and the staff are very knowledgeable. Food also terrific, it got very busy as the evening went on, likely as we went so close to Christmas. Definitely somewhere to go back to on a calm quiet afternoon where that craft bible can be properly explored.

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PO
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very tasty food - I had the Beef Bourguignon which was full of flavour. Also shared a generous cheese plate. Served by a very friendly waiter from Montpellier who gave great wine recommendation.

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NM
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Loved the place but i thought 30e for the venision was a bit much when there is very little on the plate. For that price maybe a side come with it. But it was lovely otherwise.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an exciting and modern restaurant serving food in very inventive ways. Early bird represents great value for money and overall this is a great choice, both for couples and for group dining. I will be back!

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JR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had dinner here and we had such a good night. It was a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and I asked in advance if they could possibly do something special. They definitely pulled through and brought out his dessert with a lovely happy birthday message on the plate and a candle. They made us feel very welcome, service was great and very attentive. It had great ambience with a variety of foods to choose from and also a very extensive wine list although a little pricey. The starters were on the small side however the main and dessert were a perfect size and we were extremely satisfied by the end of our meal.

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Irish food with a Spanish twist in an incredible historic building.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleased that there was a vegan meal option on the menu (that also happened to be delicious, and not mushroom based or soaked in oil like most vegan dishes around Dublin).

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and cocktails in a very unique setting. The food quality was outstanding, like what you would find in one of the greatest restaurants in New York City, and it was very reasonably priced.
I would definitely recommend it.

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SW
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Met friends for lunch, good service, great selection on menu as well as daily specials. Food arrived quickly and delicious as ever.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were so lovely and accommodating, they made my colleague's work anniversary lunch so special. Thank you so much.

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R
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

this is a super cool place. There is a bar upstairs but the real gem is downstairs in the basement. A real food and beer lovers find! A truly huge selection of fantastic specialist beers, a great ambience, a really knowledgable staff - such a fun evening

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely dinner at Urban Brewing. So pleased I chose this place. Friendly staff, spacious (if dark) restaurant - I liked the decor very much. Super food - beautifully presented. The menu is smallish but everything was lovely. Could have done with a better dessert selection and maybe some bread with dinner but otherwise no quibbles. Would definitely come here again.
Great selection of cocktails and beers.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

booked for 8 people mid week, great ambiance in the vaults. We arrived at 7.30, had some wine (great wine a and beer list - ask for the sommelier) chatted and then about 8.45 the server came to ask for our food orders.

There is a tapas menus and dinner menu but they are served in one end of the vaults or the other and you cannot mix and match from the 2 menus as the kitchens are different. Can't understand why this is an issue, but it is.

I wanted the 2 of the big 42 oz steaks to share between 4 people but then the server told us it was too late as the kitchen closed at 9.30 and they could not cook it in time. We all felt the server should have said this to us as we sat having drinks or come to ask for our order earlier if this was the case, very unprofessional.

The server forgot to bring some drinks (she had not entered them into the order machine) and it was just very hard to get her attention all during our meal as we ran out of wine - and this was on a quiet evening.

In the middle of dinner our server asked if we wanted desert as the desert chef was leaving! So again because of her not telling us to order earlier, our dinner felt rushed.

The food was excellent as was the wine but overall we felt we had to work hard to get our server to look after us and felt rushed when there was no need for this.

Good food, terrible service.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely setting, excellent food. Nice home brew selections.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The perfect place to drink good Beer paired with excellent food.

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a
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Unbelievably quiet on a Saturday night - should have been a warning sign. The food was pretentious and overpriced for the quality and amount of food. The staff were inexperienced and it seemed as if it were the waitress's first time taking an order.

The food food was decent, but extremely overpriced, especially considering how tiny the portions were. I couldn't believe my duck entree was a duck breast the size of my index and middle fingers. The space of the restaurant was lovely.

I'd go back there for drinks, but would absolutely not return for food. At the price point of 25 euro an entree, the food should be superb. They failed to meet the mark.

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PN
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good food, below average service. Forgot to bring salt, pepper, ketchup even thought the waiter(s) were asked 3 times.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful setting and very good service, but the food needs work. Starters were very good but all mains were far too salty, and one inedible as a result. Early days for this restaurant so hope the kitchen reaches the standard of front of house in due course.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious inventive food and really nice relaxing atmosphere

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the excellent food and wonderful service made it a great night . High standards all round but relaxed too . This restaurant is special , beers great

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OM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great night, great food, lovely setting and the beer went down a real treat too. We had a great night.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Didn’t enjoy experience was down for Birthday with husband found the noise unbearable ask to be moved but no joy would def not come back

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DS
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Good place for lunch however, service is a little on the slow side. Disappointing that 4/5 of their own beers were out of stock when we visited but, the one we did get to try (with Rooibos) was v good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food and people were incredible. Unfortunately it’s basically a nightclub that happens to serve really good food. The cave-like setting for dinner could have been absolutely amazing, but the thump of the music made it impossible to hear. If they could separate the areas a bit better then it would be 5-stars all the way.

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K
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good, but service left a lot to be desired. Waiter forgot about us a few times, we never got some of the items we ordered, etc. This is coming from someone who used to wait tables for a living, it was a little annoying. Cool place overall though if you’re just looking for ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first night in Dublin!

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