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Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

4.2
1071 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, European, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(01) 707 9596
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dylan McGrath
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact our Head of Events Tanja Johnson for any special event requests.
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Private Party Contact
Tanja Johnson: (01) 901 2268
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1071 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the food. Fun to cook on the stone. Live in the USA and this restaurant in Dublin is a must when traveling there. My only regret is the menu changes. The menu use to offer combination cooking items I.e. fillet and shrimp, etc, I miss that.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

SO this was probably the best steak I have had in Dublin. My partner had the chicken salad and loved it. The service was friendly and professional. And then when we got the bill it was another great and pleasant surprise.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic, tasty, fresh creative food, menu a little meat heavy so check it out first if you are veggie/vegan and like choice, as you will mostly be picking from salad options. I am, I did and what a salad - went for the orange salad/just what the doctor ordered. Staff are incredibly friendly too. And wine choices superb. Top tip if you want to go upstairs for a cocktail after, make sure to book a table from the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Great menu and great food. Service from all staff we dealt with was very good and would definitely recommend this restaurant for a must visit

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3.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Food was great at Rustic Stone, and we really enjoyed the experience. The service was marginal at best however, with the wait staff needing training on the basics of customer service. They were in a hurry, completely numb to customers, and not focused on the experience. I would hesitate to go again.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Apart from the price been a little too high, it was embarrassing to find out the toilet roll wal emty of paper. You could imagine my only option

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Food excellent and lovely staff.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Booked a table for two on Thursday early afternoon for Saturday night, arrived on Saturday and our table was beside the toilet and beside the drinks bar which was very noisy as waiting staff were drying and putting away cutlery. When booking the table there were numerous times to choose from so I thought we would have a decent table. We weren't a walk in reservation and had planned a nice evening. We ate our food and got out of there as quickly as possible as we couldn't have a drink in peace.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Disappointed with food steak was cooked again it's arrived at the table no need for stone which was part of the experience the tables are so close together you can hear conversations and people eating.
Not worth the money

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Group of 4- we went to the rustic stone to celebrate our friends birthday. I had emailed ahead to let the know . We got brilliant service from the minute we arrived and even got a special desert for the birthday girl . Staff are very friendly, food is gorgeous.
The only slight downside was the bathrooms-shared male and female which meant toilet seats and floors where wet and a bit smelly.
Apart from that one thing we had a great night and will definitely be back again

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

There was so much variety and pricing was reasonable. Taste of the food as fabulous and service was excellent. Would return for sure

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Very good all round

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Food, wine, service all fantastic.. the tuna on the stone so good ...the only issue if any was i thought the tables for 2 people were a little close together otherwise excellent.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

The food was lovely, however - the table we had was so bad - we were squeezed right into a corner - the wall actually overlapped the table on my left side. If I had been left handed I wouldn’t have been able to eat properly. We were so close to the table next to us we had to move the table for me to get in and out. I found the whole thing quite stressful. Would recommend for groups (so you get a bigger table) but not for couples.

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

While the waiter/waitress were nice people, the actual service was basic, also we had to ask for the wine list.
The booth we were sitting in was small and very compact. And did not lead to a comfortable setting.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Enjoyed our meal overall. Wings and bread to start which were delicious. Both had pasta for mains which we really enjoyed. Service was excellent. Only disappointing part of the meal was the dessert. I ordered the chocolate cake and it was extremely dry. Was unable to finish it. My partner had the chocolate soup and moose and we didn't think it was up to the standard of the starter and mains.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Fun concept! The cook-it-yourself steaks were great but tricky because you have to watch how long you keep them on the stone. Overall, nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Good food and service but I received 2 phone-calls from the restaurant, on the same day, to confirm my reservation in addition to 2 email reminders from Open Table. This is too much communication and suggests that the online booking service and restaurant are not in sync.

Otherwise I was happy with the dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

I had an enjoyable experience. Wasn't pleased to be seated downstairs. I felt the ambience upstairs was better. Loved my salmon starter and himself enjoyed his wings. My pesto main was delicious but my partner was disappointed with the lamb. Too much overcooked pasta. My chocolate soup was simply divine. Our waiter was undoubtedly one of the best I've ever had the pleasure to be served by. He was professional, helpful and so pleasant. I would go back. Thanks

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Great food excellent service good value would definitely revcemd to friends and family

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Celebrated Hubby's birthday with free main course thanks to Rustic Stone! Had chicken wings and quails for starters: amazingly tasty. Mains were burger (bit awkward to eat as so tall!) and small portion of pork parpadelle (plenty as sauce quite rich). No room left for dessert but really enjoyed it! See you next time!

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4.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Love this place. As usual food and service did not disappoint. However our table was next to the bus station and the trays were not cleared very quickly. I don’t think this particular table should be used unless there is no other table remaining.
Great staff and food is second to none.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Hi Guys, I just wanted to say, thanks so much.
I had a great time with my friends,it was everything amazing, I’m delighted with my choice to celebrate my birthday.

The team staff was just fabulous, the manager Geoff make sure to check with me twice if was everything alright.

I certainly come back again.

Thank you so so much.

Etienne Junior.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

This has been one of my favorite recipes in all of Ireland for awhile now, but I was actually disappointed this last time that I visited because many of the recipes are not quite as "clean" or Paleo friendly as I remembered. I asked for a few modifications which were apparently not able to be accommodated either.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The food and service is outstanding in rustic stone. There is a great buzz in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Great Buzz! All age groups felt welcome. Staff friendly and helpful. Food yummy!!

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

I've honestly never felt as well after a meal out as after this. The anti-oxidant and vitamin rich beetroot broth and superfood salad made way for parmasean fries and the chocolate soup dessert! And every bite was delicious. We had a taste.ie voucher and opted for the red wine to accompany. It was also absolutely delightful. We'll definitely be back and I can't wait to bring more friends.

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2.0Dined on 22 March 2018

We were gifted our meal . It was a special offer voucher. The previous times I have dined at the restaurants - Fade st and Rustic Stone I felt the food was much better. The previous times we ordered off the al a carte menu. This time around both my partner and myself felt that the food was only average. I started with the salmon and my partner had the wings - both were good. We both had steak . I had the sirloin for which I paid a supplement . Neither were tasty. My pepper type of pesto rub was unusual to say the least and there was a lot of fat on the steak ( I know sirloin is meant to have some fat on it) I can’t remember the name of the desserts other than one had a type of jelly as a component and the other was a very running type of mousse. Neither of us finished our desserts. Coffee and cocktails were very good and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Very enjoyable evening meal. Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Went here to celebrate our engagement with my parents. Both are very picky eaters, my mum had the lamb pasta and said it was to die for. The rest of us had steak, we all agreed the rumor of beef with pesto was the best. The truffle Parmesan chips are a must!

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Fantastic evening at rustic stone. Excellent service, but the food is fantastic! Beautiful pastas, salads, sides and of course steak. Certainly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Excellent food, great choice and good value for such quality food

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Nice restaurant, great food. Service was fast and waiters are very friendly. As always steak on stone was superb. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The staff were super friendly and the restaurant very accommodating when 1) we cancelled due to the snow and 2) had no problem giving us another date and 3) allowed us to add 2 extra people to our booking.
We will definitely return as soon as we get a chance!

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Was a bit disappointed overall on this occasion, the place was cold ( even after their helpful waiter turned a/c down and a bitter wind came in door every time it opened. I though the “stone” cooled down too fast to cook the last half of the tuna. My mother didn’t have enough choice when did not want to go down the “stone” method of cooking. Coffee and Tea price were steep. Waiting staff were professional and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

We’ve enjoyed the food a lot, the whole concept is just a little different and sharing something on the hot stone is just really nice and delicious in every way. The meat was very good quality and it was lots! Also, the service was really nice.

Only critique: you can throw your clothes into the washing machine afterwards because you smell like steak 🥩

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Great food, excellent service, friendly staff, good ambience

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Food great. We had a voucher. Initially menu looked restricted but it wasn't. No complaints about food. Steaks were delicious Only complaint was the physical layout of restaurant, it was very cramped. Tables far too close together- limited personal space

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

We have been there before and the steak was gorgeous on another level.
On this occasion, the steak wasn't as nice neither the burger or the wings, it was just good, which is disappointing because you don't go to the rustic stone to have just good food and pay such high prices.
On the other hand, service was excellent! great customer service.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

If you want a great food, great atmosphere and excellent staff, then Rustic stone is the place for you. We had a fantastic meal there and we will be back for sure.

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