SOLE Seafood & Grill

4.4
133 reviews
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€51 and over
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
SOLE Seafood & Grill encapsulates the true taste of Ireland in the heart of Dublin, offering the ultimate dining experience for any occasion. A restaurant like no other; the chic interior is complemented by a stylish bar and tasteful food and drinks menu. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in this stylish restaurant where the pleasure of fine wine and great food meets.

From shore to soil, provenance is paramount in producing a menu full of show-stopping dishes such as the Captain’s Seafood Platter; a two-tier shared tower of grilled Irish lobster and steamed Roaring water Bay mussels, plus fresh oysters, prawns and Howth smoked Irish salmon, served with Guinness brown soda bread and traditional seafood accompaniments and sauces; or the Sole Meunière; a whole Dover sole, which is filleted at the table for you.

Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Grill, Steak
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Hours of Operation
SOLE Seafood & Grill is open late six nights a week.
Monday - Thursday from 5pm.
Open for lunch from 12pm on Friday and Saturday. (2 course €30 / 3 course €36)

Pre-Theatre Menu available from 5pm to 6.15pm Monday to Saturday (2 course €30 / 3 course €36)
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Phone number
(01) 544 2300
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richie Wilson
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Parking Details
We have 24 hour car parking facilities within a 5 minute walk to the Restaurant
St Stephen’s Green Car Park
Drury Street Car Park
Dawson Street Car Park
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Public Transit
SOLE Seafood & Grill is situated in the heart of Dublin in the city centre’s. Just a 2-minute stroll from Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. Accessible via multiple public transport links, including LUAS, DART and Dublin Bus.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.0
Value
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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, good value, nice atmosphere and good service

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LJ
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visit Dublin 1-2 times a year and have a few favorite restaurants but we always like to try someplace new each time. So, we chose Sole and had a wonderful meal and experience. Service and ambience were excellent. We had our best dinner of this latest trip to Dublin...Sole outbeat our favorites and became a new favorite! We will be back!

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

Came for my partners birthday whilst visiting Dublin. Absolutely exceptional service by the staff, we were very well looked after. The food was amazing (octopus and lobster) and also the wine was beautiful. The staff brought out a little birthday dessert for my partner which was the icing on the cake. Expensive but so so worth it. Will definitely be returning!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely venue with great service but the food was disappointing

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KK
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal and very good service. The fish is as fresh as possible. Highly recommend.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and fabulous seafood. Definitely worth a visit.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good service, would definitely recommend for a quick seafood dinner in central Dublin

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KL
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at Sole. The delicious starters were a lightly dusted octopus and grilled prawn! I had the sole which melted in my mouth and was expertly filleted tableside. The cheese course at the end topped off with an amazing chocolatey dessert and melt in your mouth homemade ice cream was delicious, satisfying, well prepared, and memorable. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience in dublin!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great family celebratory dinner on Friday night , staff were extremely accommodating as our booking changes & party size grew ! Food & service were both excellent favorite dishes were king prawn appetizer, grilled sole & lobster cakes ... we had a late evening , the friendly staff never rushed us.Will definitely return soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

A bit expensive for what it was. The fish and lobster were too dry, the wine selection limited.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dinner experience with outstanding service from Ante and lovely food also. We were in Dublin for a birthday celebration and so glad that we chose SOLE

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NP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable meal.
Definitely one for a special occasion.
Beautiful decor, well presented and local food.
Attentive but unobtrusive service
Can be a little pricey , but it has everything
You would expect from a top class restaurant.

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f
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Sole is not cheap, but probably worth it. I had very good haddock and chips as a main course. Starter of Prawn Cocktail was a bit on the dry side, so I had to ask for more Marie Rose sauce, which was produced pretty quickly. Otherwise it was a fine dining experience.

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a
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter was on top of his game. Outstanding to all our needs

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SD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous food, amazing setting, great service.
House white wine was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Arrived 10 minutes early and asked to wait at the bar. Was left at the bar for 30 minutes. The table we were given was right beside us and was empty from when we arrived. The service was very slow. Our candle container exploded while our server was taking our order, she did remove it but our table was not cleaned and we ended up removing the bits of glass ourselves. We didn’t wait for dessert as at this point we didn’t want another long wait for it to arrive. Over all the we felt it was nice but expensive and probably won’t return.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, lovely food and lovely staff but unfortunately small portions. Mackerel fish is very very cheap to buy and getting one small fillet as the fish dish of the day was disappointing. 2 course early bird @ €30 is overpriced. It costs a restaurant little or nothing to slightly increase portions, even the salad leafs served with the Calamari starter was very little, a few extra costs nothing and keeps a customer happy.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Quiet and really enjoyable. Had a lovely bottle of Rose with the food

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is soooooooo yummy!! Best meal during our trip at Ireland!

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RO
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was the highlight, that and the fresh seafood of course. Thank you Sole!

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are from Chicago and went to Sole when visiting our daughter who was working in Dublin for a year. We were greeted by a very friendly host who made us feel right at home with his humor as well as his efficiency at seating us. Our waiter was Ante we could not ask for a better server and person who was well informed and attentive. The drinks were amazing and did not skimp on the alcohol! the food was outstanding. I would return again and recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Dublin

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RM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed eating at Sole it is the perfect location for a pre theatre meal , staff were great and food was delicious! Really lovely experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had a very pleasant evening at Sole as a group of 4 friends. Sole is situated in a big space so if intimacy is required then this is not the restaurant. The staff were attentive however we do not like having our water and wine glasses filled up every 10 minutes and we like to be left alone to enjoy our meal. The food we chose was tasty however the menu is overpriced. The wine list is very expensive (OK if there is a wide choice cost-wise) so we were not encouraged to have a second bottle. The bottle of wine was €60 and there seemed to be very little choice below this price level. Overall, I believe that it is a shame that like so many other restaurants, Sole does not rely on returning customers and has designed their menu choices and their price point accordingly. We were 4 adults - we had a pre-dinner drink, one bottle of white wine, a glass of red wine and an after dinner drink - we had 4 starters, 4 main courses and one cheese board. Our bill was €440.00. With a tip - our bill was eye-wateringly expensive. Perhaps Sole appeals to diners paying through expense accounts and that is fair enough. We don't mind splashing out, however, I did NOT feel that Sole was the special dining experience suggested by their prices. We are lucky to live in a city that offers so many fabulous dining experiences at a reasonable cost - I will choose better next time.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good ambiance, but the service wasn’t top. Every time the waiter checked how things were going he managed to interrupt someone. Isn’t it better to wait til they’ve finished their sentence? The waitress serving our wine was better but I guess I expected a bit more for the price. I would recommend for a special occasion for the food but service is nothing special.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food, great staff and ambiance. Definitely have the mussels.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, the right ambience for special occasions. A little on the pricy side.

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F
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous is all I am say and the best Dover some I’ve ever eaten. Faultless in every way.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Very nice menu.
Would highly recommend.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

absolutely fantastic restaurant couldn’t fault anything!!! Amazing seafood platter, great wine and first class service. Highly recommend

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KS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, with a wonderful ambience and an expert, friendly server who guided us towards the right choices for each course. We'll be back.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Sole on Saturday and had a great meal and value for money!
I will be back to get the stack!! it looked unreal! I will be recommended Sole to my friends! One of the best fish and chips I have eaten.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, really good fresh food!
We enjoyed having a first cocktail at the bar.
Cosy area.

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RP
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends from Finland want to thank you- it was wonderful feeling and amazing food ever🇫🇮

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C
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely seafood and great service , the seafood tower with the lobster was very tasty!

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PC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It’s seafood not rocket science keep it simple and keep the price right

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AH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the Captain Seafood Tower for 2 and it was absolutely worth the money. Very nice atmosphere also - we had a wonderful evening.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vegetarian dish was made with imagination, tasteful and colourful blend of ingredients, served with thoughtfullness. Equally the starters and desserts. I liked that the meals were the perfect size not too much or little, no feeling of uncomfortableness afterwards. Staff very friendly and helpful, especially David at the bar who kept me company while my dinner partner was late. Ambience unintrusive which is hard to find these days I think. Very happy with my experience there.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I chose sole for a father/daughter dinner, i chose it because it was the sister restaurant of FIRE (my fav restaurant in dublin) i had heard many great things about the place. When we arrived the outside didnt look very special and it was on a busy nightlife street but as soon as you walk in the door your are transported to a sifisticated dining experience

We were seated right away and made very welcome.

The price was very reasonable. We both had 3 courses both including lobster and 2 bottles of wine and it came in at under 200 euro

The food was outstanding and so fresh

Defo my new fav seafood in dublin

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food - highly recommend

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JC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, fully recommend for a nice evening meal or special occasion.

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