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About Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

Dublin’s Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath restaurant has a very simple philosophy – the best seasonal ingredients, the simplest of techniques, the most flavour. The real difference at this intriguing restaurant is its truly healthy approach to dining. Though indulgent and mouth-wateringly delicious, Rustic Stone’s menu is based around healthy, life-affirming food, good for the body and good for the soul. McGrath, a Michelin starred chef (at previous venture Mint) and Masterchef presenter but also the man behind the concept and in the kitchen, minimizes the use of sugar and cream, bans the fake and flavourless and produces a menu 90% gluten free, 90% wheat free and 70% dairy free – quite an achievement even before you taste the delectable results of his efforts. The level of detail on the Rustic Stone menu provides everything you need to make an informed dining decision and without busting the bank either.

17 South Great George's Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin 2
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish

Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday: 12.00-14.30 and 17.30-22.30
Friday: 12.00 - 14.30 and 17.00-23.00
Saturday: 13.00 - 23.00
Sunday: 13.00 - 21.00

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 707 9596

Website:
http://www.rusticstone.ie/

Executive Chef:
Dylan McGrath

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Head of Events Shani Williams for any special event requests.

Private Party Contact:
Shani Williams: (01) 901 2268

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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3.8

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome experience! Great food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We had an excellent meal! Appetisers were really good. Service was fantastic.
We took out kids and one is allergic to dairy and found a lot of options on the menu..
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Dublin)·Dined 4 days ago

Rustic Stone was fantastic, I took my daughter out for her Graduation, we both loved it. We will be back very soon. I would highly recomend Rustic Stone to everyone of all ages .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Inverness)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic place. Will definitely go back next time in Dublin. Food and service great. Loved the filet that you cook on a heated stone at table.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Food quality was outstanding. The steak cooked on a hot stone was great. I had the one with mushroom and tarragon topping and it was very good.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a farewell dinner and I had received a voucher from my colleagues. I did not have it in physical form anymore, but they were so kind to still accept it if I had the voucher code, which was the case. Really really appreciated!! The food was very good, I did not expect to be cooking my steak myself, haha! It was fun but not necessarily what I wanted, still it tasted good and my friend and I were happy with the polenta fries, her burger was tasty and everything else was overall very good. It got a bit loud due to quite a lot of testosterone afterwards, but okay, it was a Steakhouse after all! :-D

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Not the cleanest or tidiest place. Reasonably friendly. Very few local diners tell a story

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 (Toronto)·Dined on 17 June 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Rustic Stone. The salmon tempura, peppers and cod appetizers were delicious. We enjoyed the tuna and haddock cooked on the stone. The chocolate soup was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Great service and effort to get us our food in time for theatre booking.
Would highly recommend as a pre-theatre spot for great quality food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Very poor on the food front. Tasteless steak, poor accompaniments (no pepper sauce FFS!). mackerel not conducive to the salad (says herself). €38 French Pinot Noir was like a bad Lidl Rioja

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Very good meat! And adorable strawberry desert. Do not miss to reserve a table.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Very disappointing meal with friends. The service was terrible it appeared the waiter simply could not be bothered. He sat down and slouched on the couch when taking orders and stacked and scraped the plates on the table when collecting them. Food was good however the plate i was given to cook my steak on was not hot. The waiter was no where to be seen ( we were downstairs) so I could not ask him to rectify this. The rest of the food was great however and the wine and cocktails we had were fantastic. It was just such a pity about the service. I did not think he deserved the service charge that was added into our bill.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 June 2017

Our only quibble was that thew red wine was at room temperature--which on this day in Summer(even Irish summer) was over 20c. A proper wine refrigerator is recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 June 2017

We enjoyed sharing a bunch of "starters" which were perfect for us and very nicely prepared and flavored. Cooking stuff on the hot stone was unique and a treat.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 11 June 2017

We had very high hopes for our visit to Rustic Stone. It was going to be our "nice dinner out" on our vacation to Ireland. We sat downstairs and were put next to a very loud table of young people. Then, we our order came, the server dropped my husband's fish on the table, picked it up and put it back on the cooking stone. He should have taken it back to the kitchen and brought him a new dinner. We had so many servers we didn't know which person to tell. When we finally told the last person we saw, he was barely apologetic. I expected more from such a well-reviewed restaurant. The salad was delicious but the meat and fish were just okay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 June 2017

I organised this night for a reunion of friends ,1 who traveled from Enniskillen and 1 from Belfast.We WERE having a lovely evening and did enjoy the food and I was aware of the 2 hour table policy ,After exactly the 2 hours was up despite us all paying an average of 80 euro a head and leaving a well deserved generous tip to our waiter we were ask to go upstairs to finish our drinks.Our waiter had informed us that he had reserved a table for us upstair, When we went upstairs with our glasses of wine in hand we found curtesy of a very haughty waitress that this wasn't the case.We were left standing like complete twats at the top of the stairs,Up until this stage we had all being planning on a return tip.We all found the attitude of some of the staff completely unprofessional as at one stage we were asked if we would like her to sack the waiter who had told us about the reserved table. To be honest this waiter was one of the most helpful waiters I have encountered and he definitely wasn't at fault imo .I found once we paid our bill.it was bye bye , This whole experience has left a bitter taste in all our mouth and really spoiled the rest of our evening and I would be very reluctant to recommend Rustic Stone to anyone.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 June 2017

I Love the restaurant, I have been there many times and I am certainly coming back. One thing I didn't like was the consistency of the plating for the polenta chips, on the previous time there was loads of cheese on top but last weekend the portion of cheese was much smaller.

Both the beef roll and the tuna were amazing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Rustic Stone never disappoints
the staff, the service, the food... everything is perfection
will be back again and again

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 June 2017

Very very cramped, we were practically sitting with the couples on either side of us. We could hear every word of their conversations. At one stage, the waiter's rear end was approximately one inch away from my bread when he was clearing plates from the table next to us, not what you want to see while eating. Food overall was ok, the steak was lovely and the pesto chips were the highlight. Poor choices for a vegetarian, pasta, salad etc. Won't be returning or recommending.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 7 June 2017

Great tasting menu, second time eating there to celebrate graduation with the family. This time around there were some problems when we arrived with the ventilation so there was some smoke (and smell) when we walked in although that quickly got fixed. The meat was good as always, but one of the fillet we ordered had a lot of nerves which isn't expected for fillet. Still satisfied with the quality of food overall and it was very tasty, however with the price paid I don't think that one fillet should have been served.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on 7 June 2017

This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was wonderful and fun. The use of hot stones to cook your food or keep it warm ( you can use them either way) is a great conversation point. Fresh ingredients that are aligned with the seasons. The service was outstanding. Very attentive and professional. There is a wonderful wine list and our server's recommendation was bang on. Great for foodies. My only complaint is that it was a bit noisy but this was worth the trip. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on 6 June 2017

We had the steak and a pasta dish. Both were excellent. Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 June 2017

Excellent dining experience with creative fresh flavors

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Pesto pasta, sirloin, and chocolate soup were all amazing

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Great food, even better service.. the only thing I did not like was our table. We were in the corner and we were not seated opposite each other my partner was sitting against the wall and ai was to his right looking down a row of 2 seaters. It was not a nice table. However this will not stop me coming back as everything else was great!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Organic, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Hannover)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Excellent Food and Cocktails. Absolutely recommend the desserts!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 June 2017

The only reason we went here was the present of a voucher. From the very first booking email the tone of conversation was overly pretentious - this is a restaurant trading only on it's celebrities chef's status.

The restaurant itself is badly laid out - overly cramped tables give a cafeteria style feel but at sky high prices. It's not a relaxing venue. The menu is *too* broad and has a scatter-gun approach - better to do a few things and do them well.

Food is fine, but there's nicer experiences and better value to be had elsewhere in Dublin.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Very pleasant evening from start to finish.
Great welcome , very friendly staff and the food was amazing. First visit by me and will certainly not be my last .

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Dylan Mcgrath is a culinary genius! Can't praise him enough!! Food absolutely yummy!! So different and great presentation. I was over from UK meeting friend from Galway..worth the flight! Staff very helpful, explained how to use "the stone". Cocktails amazing. Japanese style food upstairs also.Accommodated my seating request!. Ambience great...all in all a truly memorable night and will be back! DO try!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 May 2017

All in all a lovely experience, the birthday plate for my wife was a nice surprise. Food was excellent and service outstanding, the only downside was the seating.
We were squashed into a tiny corner almost on top of another couple.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Food was a absolutely delicious however we waited a while for dessert menu and upon receiving dessert we were advised that table was needed bearing in mind seating policy is within 2hours our reservation was for 6:15 we gave a courtesy call to advise we would be a little late we arrived at 6:25 and asked to leave table at 7:45. We then received a discount for half price cocktails we decided to sit at the bar upstairs unfortunately one of the bartenders knocked over some red wine glasses which spilt into my bag and glass broken on the floor my trousers were wet thank god I was wearing black my bag wet the manager was very nice in dealing with situation and offered a free cocktail

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Our dining experience at Rustic Stone was amazing ! The food is so fresh and flavorful. Our waiter, Duncan, was so helpful and made our experience better!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 May 2017

After 3 calls confiring the booking and increasing the numbers in attedance whilst reconfirming the need for 1 high chair , the table was still not set up for a highchair. The food was good, but not great or special, and certainly not experimental or creative regarding delicious healthy options as advertised. Service was poor for the price-point of the restaurant. The air-conditioning started to leak over our table, we were moved, it wasn't a problem, but the handling of the situation could have been more professionally handled. Welcome was poor and stressed. Have eaten in superior restaurants of similar style and prucepoints in Dublin and wouldn't return to Rustic Stone.

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·Dined on 26 May 2017

Great food. Lighting is a bit bright in the evening. Menu text is too small. Would go again.

Tags: Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Our evening started well, greeted by the host who was full of energy, found us a table and we're thought we were in for a great evening. Unfortunately that enthusiasm wasn't shared by our miserable waiter. No energy, no excitement, no charm everything went flat quite quickly.
The starters gave us some different options to try that you don't see every day. I'd say they were nice but not worth the messing around.
The steaks are the jewel people come to see. Beautiful cuts of steak and the theatre of the hot stone made the visit worthwhile.
Unfortunately that theatre is somewhat spoilt having to constantly duck and avoid getting hit by a hot stone as other people are being served around you.
The desserts didn't seem to appeal,obviously aiming for something unique but nothing appeared to live up to the quality of the mains.

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·Dined on 26 May 2017

Marvellous stuff. Food great. Cocktails great. Service great and excellent staff. Go for it, particularly the chicken wings

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Great place for business dinner and special occasions. Loved the food and the service and would recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 May 2017

I have visited Rustic Stone on a number of occasions and the experience has always never failed to be good. Food is great- Love the cook on the stone feature- very fresh and well presented. Love the cocktails upstairs in the bar- menu is a combo of traditional and contemporary. Rustic Stone is deffo one of my go to's and would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 May 2017

I am sorry to say I had a bad experience. To start with the toilets were dirty. The table was too small for the "signature" menu when using the hot stone. The hot stone went cold quite quickly and the chips when served were at best warm. I asked for a second hot stone for my wife which was not offered. Also while the hot stone is a novelty I would prefer to be asked to have the option of having the chef cook the meat. The staff were far from energetic and enthusiastic. The starters were very nice, the soup with chorizo and the chicken wings, the steak with prawns my wife enjoyed but my fillet steak was a bit bland. Anyway that's an honest account of the meal.

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 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Extraordinario, el rye de la comida fusion en Dublin.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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