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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, European, Steak

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 Nicole Souza for any special event requests.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268

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

Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.0

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

- Delicious starters - chicken wings plus Bread & Dips

- Tasty cuts of meat for Main but maybe one too many sauces?

- Service a bit unorganised...asked 4 times if we wanted water for table at beginning by 4 different members of staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food friendly staff served in a unique way. second time to eat here and would go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was poor and the downstairs where we were seated was very smokey and poorly ventilated. The food was okay but not great with two notable exceptions; the chicken wings and the fried cauliflower were both good. I will say that the bathrooms were insanely clean thanks to the hard working lady in there.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good... No kids menus which was a let down

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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service. Great food, and an amazing bar with accommodating waiters. It does get crowded and little intimate with fellow diners-for dinner. Despite that, it was an experience to be shared made especially fun with hot stones to cook your cuts on.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cork)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely staff. Food tasty but a bit gimmicky.2 different bottle s of wine both not nice .An experience. Would reccommend it to young clientele. 20-30 age group.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching
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·Dined 7 days ago

Restaurants was fantastic. One of the best we have been to, with a wode ranging large menu. Would go again in a second if back in Dublin.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

Really beautiful meal. Very large portions. We found the wine to be very expensive

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good overall but I would question the value for money. I had opted for the sirloin on the stone as it is supposed to be their specialty. However, by the time the meat arrived at the table, the meat was nearly well done, defeating the purpose of using the hot stone. It would have been better to have the meat on the side of the stone sliced and then you cook it yourself.

We also had the truffle chips, polenta ones and the pesto ones - all good and decadent!

The children enjoyed their meal (great to have the options for full or half portions of the starters for them). The waiter didn't know what a "shirley temple" was (7up with a dash of grenadine) and it seemed very complicated to get something close to it!

The ambiance was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

The quality of the food was good & the atmosphere was nice, but couldn't help but feel overcharged, so kind of left with a bad taste in my mouth.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Steak was almost cooked through before it came to me and I prefer it medium rare.

Food was brilliant however.
Also the smell from all the cooking in the restaurant results in your clothes smelling like you were in a kitchen for the night but that’s what you sign up for I guess

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·Dined on 17 November 2017

We ate there on Friday lunch time, a little busy with only one server, a manager & a runner working.
We had looked up the menu online and were really interested in trying the Rustic raw menu, had even picked what we wanted.
When we got the menu, we weren’t presented with the raw menu so I asked the server. We were informed that the raw menu had been taken off over a year and a half ago. I informed the server that it was still on the website and he apologised!
So, after that the food was a disappointment. Ordered the burger, which is impossible to eat, have to deconstruct it and eat in sections, the salmon tempura was under seasoned & not very hot. Ordered a couple of sides, roasted cauliflower which was tasty, the bean salad with was very salty.
Had an excellent Portuguese red and a macchiato.
Don’t think we’ll be back to rustic stone. Think we’ll stick to fade street.

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·Dined on 14 November 2017

The reason I booked was due to their early bird menu but wasn't given it. I had to specifically ask for it after being given the regular one which set a bad tone. The place was empty when we arrived so when the table we were given was extremely wobbly we just moved up one table. As I was on a long couch I placed my bag beside me. The waiter came over and asked to take my bag as it would be "in the way of other diners" again there was nobody near me at all. I explained I would move it if anyone wished to sit on the couch. Requested coffee instead of desert 4 times, coffee never arrived. Upon leaving were given the wrong coats. When I went downstairs to use the bathroom I was sang at by the chef trying to get my attention/flirt,highly inappropriate and then when I was going back up the stairs he was sitting looking at me as I went past, very uncomfortable. The toilets were not the nicest.

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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Staff were attentive & very pleasant, but I had to wear my coat inside because I was freezing (it was a very cold day). We had a hamburger & glamburger, the quality of the beef was poor & barely seasoned, almost tasteless (I didn't finish mine). The truffle mayo chunky chips were nice (paid extra for them) but there were only 4 polenta chips with the hamburger, rather miserly. Disappointing on the whole.

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

The food & ambiance is pure class.....Great atmosphere.

The service on the other had is outstanding, the manager working last Saturday could not have impressed us anymore.

I will most certainly be back & will definitely be recommending it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

At the prices, one would expect a more intimate restaurant.

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great evening. The food was amazing as always. Thank you so much!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent well presented food, full of flavor and great value. Great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Food was excellent quality and service was very friendly

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 7 November 2017

One of the best restaurants in Dublin! Very creative dishes and cocktails, unique serving presentations (e.g. hot stone to cook your meat), attentive staff, as well as a great atmosphere and energy. Cannot recommend Rustic Stone highly enough.

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 November 2017

As ever, the food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

We enjoyed the evening & our food was excellent-
I would prefer more space between the table of my neighbours

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Delicious rich food. In depth menu with great amount of detail in the descriptions of the dishes. Large dinner portions. Reasonable price compared to restaurants of this caliber. And the stone is a unique and useful solution to have steaks cooked your way. Seriously recommend.

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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Disappointing menu. Pasta dishes were luke warm at best. Venue very smokey due to cooking at other guests tables. Spillages by waiter on the table were not cleaned. Had high expectations from looking at reviews but would not return

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Have dined here regularly in Rustic Stone and never fails to deliver great food and service. Would highly recommend it. Keep up the great work.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

The food was great, the service however was very poor. We order some starters that we never got and the service was very slow. At the end they offered us some free coffee and we ordered 3 but they brought 4, just one more mistake to add to the list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

First visit , disappointed to be honest the entire meal lasted 55 minutes and that was with a bottle of wine ! Service was good but way too quick , starter of salmon didn’t taste very nice and presentation was very poor and unattractive. The steaks were good but the orders were small and poor value . Overall the entire meal was very over priced for what it was and how rushed it was had a similar meal in Wilde in the Westbury the previous week for the same price .

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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Food is very nice but winelist is expeensive. The assistant manager, Mark, is a big loss as he brought a most pleasant and personable touch to dining the restaurant experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (México)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Amazing experience! Service level, presentation and above all taste... totally recommended

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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Really enjoyed our meal, from the bread to the mains to the dessert, it was all fantastic with so many flavours!

We sat downstairs which I would recommend if you are having a get together as it is less noisey but yet still full of atmosphere and comfort.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

There were very few options for vegetarian and the one I chose was not very imaginative. It is old fashioned to serve bit of veggies with cream and pasta. My husband ordered meat, but were dissapointed that he needed to cook it himself. I think that you come to restaurant also to get service and professional cooking. I don't see the point that we amateurs cook our own dinner in restaurant.

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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Loved our Saturday brunch at Rustic. Fantastic cocktails 🍹 great wine and fabulous food see you again soon 👍

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Went there for a friend’s birthday and it was great. All ordered the steak on the stone for mains and it was so tasty. Lollipop prawns were a winner too. Will definitely go back when we return to Dublin!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Food and service were excellent! I mentioned in passing it was my boyfriends birthday and they came out with a birthday plate to surprise him which was great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

great taste, a bit overpriced. Good quality overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

The food was very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. However, the meals are slightly overpriced for the quantity of food you get. People seating next to us were negatively surprised as well when they saw their dinner plates arriving...
They staff is very friendly but not very reactive - waiting times after ordering water or a glass of wine were quite long.
I would give it a second chance, though if they take these things into consideration.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

No time between courses. Felt very rushed. Food was lovely though.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Fantastic food and venue. Excellent spot for a date night. The only small thing that might not be for everyone is the fact that it got a little smokey in the room with all the meats being cooked on stones on surrounding tables. Will certainly go back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Very nice, busy city restaurant with an atmosphere to match. Service and staff were very good. Food was very good. But a bit cold when it arrived. Busy place, you need to book in advance

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Food was so good! Such a delight to find such a varied menu. Very Veg friendly so both the vegetarian and the carnivore in the family were happy.

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