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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Dublin 6

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Dublin 6? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Butcher Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (398)
€31 to €50
Steak
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
The Butcher Grill and Steakhouse is based at the heart of Ranelagh, which is one of Dublin's southern suburbs. Offering a menu filled with finest cuts of meat and fish from the best producers, grilled to perfection on our wood-smoked grill. The intimate atmosphere of our dining room, combined with personal and relaxed service, provides the perfect sitting in which to enjoy them.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Best food around in my opinion favourite restraunt to eat in
A photo of Host restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1512)
€31 to €50
Mediterranean
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
We currently take bookings for tables for the next 62 days.

Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged. The menu is concise and constantly changing.

Please note all tables of 6 or more will be required to eat off our Chefs Sharing Menu.

Top review
BarryG
Dined 4 days ago
Best food in Dublin.Staff excellent.Great good and wine.Always a treat.
A photo of Firebyrd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (51)
€30 and under
American
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
Nashville hot chicken

Back in 1930's Nashville, Tennessee, a scorned woman was looking for revenge on her cheating husband. She doused his chicken with hot spices. It backfired and he loved it!

And so did everyone else...

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YaraA
Dined 6 days ago
great food, nice environment, good service and it’s halal
A photo of Shaku Maku restaurant
4.6
4.6 (126)
€30 and under
Middle Eastern
Rathmines
About the restaurant
Shaku Maku is a new Middle Eastern diner serving traditional dishes cooked according to age-honoured recipes and techniques.

This is Middle Eastern soul food, with a focus on a warm, fun & inviting dining space to enjoy the best fresh ingredients from our locally sourced suppliers.

What is Shaku Maku?​Roughly translated, it means: ‘What’s the story?
’Shaku Maku is a riddle, a playful paradox, and an invitation to share.

Top review
YoumnaD
Dined 5 days ago
I love this place, starting from the vibes and the staff. All are very nice. The food is perfect and delicious I tried almost everything in the menu and every time the food is fantastic. Really like the quality of meat there too
A photo of Stella Cocktail Club restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1312)
€31 to €50
Fusion / Eclectic
Rathmines
About the restaurant
A beautiful art deco Cocktail bar located on the mezzanine level of Stella Rathmines. Once a bustling ballroom in the 1920s, it’s kept all of its old-world charms. The bar serves a full drinks menu that includes delectable, expertly made cocktails and a food menu of delicious lite bites and cinema favourites 7 days a week.

The cocktail menu plays off the classics, but with a modern twist. On occasion, taking inspiration from the blockbuster movies shown in our auditorium.

Whether you want to sip a cocktail and enjoy a bite-to-eat before or after the movie or visit the Stella Cocktail Club as your sole destination, we have all the ingredients for a truly special experience.

Please note the Stella Cocktail Club exercises an over 21's policy.

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oddie
Dined 7 days ago
Gorgeous atmosphere and music, great service and comfy surroundings but food was below par. Tempura prawns had a heavy greasy coating of batter served on a bed of undressed kale for bulk.
A photo of Stella Steakhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (125)
€51 and over
Steakhouse
Rathmines
About the restaurant
Welcome to Stella Steakhouse – a unique dining experience. With quality, locally sourced produce at its core, the seasonal menu offers something for everyone.
Whether you are catching up with friends before a movie next door or enjoying a romantic dinner with your loved ones, Stella Steakhouse is the place to be.
At Stella Steakhouse, we are proud to source our steaks from artisan butcher John Stone, located in Ballymahon, County Longford. With over 50 years of experience, John Stone is known as a purveyor of the finest quality dry aged beef. His commitment to quality and unmatched expertise means that we can guarantee the freshest and most tender steaks for our customers. Watch out for our daily chalkboard specials, which will highlight a selection of cuts from abroad.

Our extensive menu offers a variety of other options that are sure to please any palate. From juicy chicken and fresh pasta to delicious seafood dishes, there’s something for everyone at Stella Steakhouse.

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KevinB
Dined 5 days ago
Focus on steak, but great alternatives too. Scallops dish as a starter was to die for. Knowledgeable server was helpful without being intrusive. I wanted to impress my dinner partner. I also wanted that feel of a classic New York Steak House. Stella Steakhouse knocked it out of the park on both fronts. Go there mid-week for best experience.
A photo of Americana Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (111)
€30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
Americana Bar at the Devlin is your neighbourhood cocktail bar kinda joint, offering up modern cocktails with a retro twist. Our bar team, comprised of some of the best minds the Irish bar industry has to offer, have created a menu of modern cocktails that are clean, light, fresh and fun. Come to our Americana Bar for chilled out neighborhood vibes in the heart of Ranelagh with Italian tapas, quality drinks, jazz nights and good music!

Winner of ‘Best Hotel Bar Ireland’ 2019 Irish Craft Cocktail Awards.

Winner of ‘Best Cocktail Bar Leinster’ 2019 Irish Craft Cocktail Awards.

Breakfast : Monday - Wednesday 7.30am - 10.30am
Tea's Coffees and Pastries - Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm
Afternoon Menu: Monday - Friday 12 noon - 3pm
Tapas: Wednesday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Snacks Menu: Monday, Tuesday & Sunday 5pm - 10pm

Top review
Marc
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely evening over great food and drinks. Friendly staff and great ambience. We’ll be back!
A photo of Mak at d6 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (377)
€30 and under
Chinese
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
Mak At D6 is located in the heart of Ranelagh. Life is simple and delicious, a philosophy that has inspired us to create Mak, a lifestyle restaurant where good food goes hand-in-hand with good times and great company.

We are now available for Christmas bookings. For any large group bookings of 6 or more people please contact the restaurant at makatd6@gmail.com to make a reservation. For the whole month of December, the early bird menu will not be available.

The creation of Julian Mak (a second generation of restaurateur in Dublin) Mak combines Hong Kong-style dim sum and authentic Chinese cuisine and amazing cocktails in an atmosphere and setting that is perfect for either family dining, catching up with friends or a romantic evening for two.

Top review
VeroniqueRvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great flavourful food and ambiance! Large portion and the cost matches quality! Will return again
A photo of Lottie's restaurant
4.5
4.5 (385)
€31 to €50
Irish
Rathmines
About the restaurant
Friendly, neighbourhood brasserie-style restaurant serving modern European cuisine with seasonal Irish produce, boutique wine list and signature cocktails.

We're delighted to be included in Michelin Guide 2024, and as the inspector suggests, "There’s a terrific buzz in the air at this stylish brasserie-style restaurant, where the unfussy cooking is a fine accompaniment to the lively surroundings".

Our bar, "Upstairs at Lottie's," is open at the weekend for a perfect pre-dinner cocktail or to relax on comfortable couches after dinner. We have outdoor areas and private rooms available for hire. Head Chef, Tudorel Ostache, has created some wonderful signature dishes and on Sunday's, Lottie's is the perfect place to enjoy family lunch including our roast specials throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to Lottie's and are delighted to be awarded a Diner's Choice award for 2023 and to feature in the Irish Times 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, 2023.

Top review
LaurenC
Dined 4 days ago
The food was fabulous, I got the potato skins, pork chop and white chocolate and rubarb cheesecake and everything was delicious. The waiter so was friendly and attentive, will definitely be back.
A photo of Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1659)
€31 to €50
Italian
Ranelagh
About the restaurant
Flooded with light and surrounded by windows to make the most of the views, Layla’s is vibrant, friendly and delicious. The perfect spot for dining with friends, a hot date, a family celebration – or just because. Layla’s serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch every weekend and bank holiday Monday. Head out to the beautiful and spacious terrace for a new perspective of Ranelagh.
Top review
PeterG
Dined 2 days ago
It was our first time to your restaurant and we have to say it was an amazing experience. Location, ambience, staff, food . All round excellent. Thanks
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