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About Taste at Rustic

Taste at Rustic is an exciting new restaurant in the heart of Dublin City. A food experience by Dylan McGrath to explore the idea of flavour, tastes and in the room cooking, while being influenced by Japan, Spain and South America.

17 South Great George's Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 HD76
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Irish

Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17.00-22.30

Friday - Saturday: 17.00-23.00

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 526 7701

Website:
http://www.tasteatrustic.com/

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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine

Taste at Rustic Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (62)
Fit for Foodies (50)
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Special Occasions (49)
Tasting Menu (45)
Romance (32)
Authentic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Open Kitchen (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cosy (21)
Business Meals (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fun (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Group Bookings (16)
Modern Decor (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
People Watching (7)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Tapas (3)
Family Style (3)
Seasonal (3)
Outstanding Value (2)
Spicy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Fireplace (1)
Vegan (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food, beautifully presented and attentive, friendly and professional staff

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

First visit and it lived up to all our expectations
We had the tasting menu - excellent tastes , well presented , dish could have been explained a bit better.
Got a bit noisy when 6 people joined the table next to ours and opened the window without consultation - felt staff should have spotted this and at least asked if others in the vicinity wanted the cold air from the window !
We had a great time and will return soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Food was disappointing . We had high expectations after reading the website... re the 5 senses, etc.... but our taste buds were barely tantalised. Food was actually a bit bland. Service was 1st class. We definitely prefer Rustic Stone any day as we find that food is tastier and menu more diversified... but Rustic Stone is very noisy. .. while Taste of Rustic is nice and quiet but not boring...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Fantastic meal experience! From the service to the food! Great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Me and my friend won a voucher for taste at rustic. I have to say the experience was incredible. From the minute we entered the staff were warm and accommodating. We were seated immediately and our wonderful waitress patiently went through the menu with us. She helped us make the most out of the menu and helped me pick the dishes that would compliment each other well. Would definitely recommend everyone I know to try this place.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

Incredible experience! Already looking forward to our return . Our next big celebration and lots more to come with definitely be at Taste. The food is out of this world and well worth the money spent. Thank you for having us.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

This was my third time in Taste. Before I mention food I must say the staff are always genuinely warm and extremely helpful. I have eaten in all of Dylan McGrath's restaurants but this is my favourite by far. I don't exaggerate by saying I think Taste has the best desserts in Ireland. The food overall lives up to the name on every way. It is superb, I will also day that the Wagyu steak was worth the price tag, I don't think I had to chew it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Great tasting menu

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Our dinner was at 9pm on a Saturday evening. We thought the ambiance was nice and the host was friendly and attentive, but food ordinary. I don't think I'd recommend the place for foodies. We love trying different things so we usually order the Omakase when available at a restaurant. It started with a nice miso soup, followed by a small king crab dish, lobster/sea bream sashimi, and a hot pot with monk fish. The crab, the lobster, the sashimi, and the monk fish all seemed fresh but nothing we'd remember to come back for. The highlight of the restaurant in my view was their sake list. They had a couple of my favorites, Nanbu Bijin and Dassai.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 June 2017

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was good. It was a quite smoked in the restaurant upstairs and noisy. So not ideal for a romantic night out but best for groups, or those enjoying a lively scene.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 28 June 2017

Visiting Rustic Taste meany I enjoyed Dylan Mc Grath's second restaurant this week. Social with a large group on Monday and Rustic today. Very impressed with both although both were very different. Both very warm and enjoyable with great cuisine at both.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on 24 June 2017

The Rustic restaurants are two or three restaurants in the same building. The Taste is located on the third floor. The service was excellent, I might go as far as to say outstanding. My host was a young man from Romania who was exceptionally attentive. My first course was a mirin based soup with sea bream. This dish was flawless. It could be served in a Michelin starred restaurant. My main course was less successful. I had the chicken cooked over white charcoal and while tasty and well seasoned, it arrived ever so slightly undercooked. If at home, I might have taken the chance and eaten it as served, but since I had a 8 hour plane trip starting in 14 hours, I could not take the chance. The chicken is served on a skewer in a small barbeque pot that still has the hot white charcoal, so correcting the problem was just a matter of leaving the skewered chicken over the heat for a few more minutes. Overall a positive experience and next time I will try one of the other restaurants that are part of the Rustic .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Excellent food, service and ambience.
Cerviche was amazing.
Thanks for a great evening

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 20 June 2017

Having been a few times, it never ceases to impress me. Nice touch that the staff refer to the fact I've been before. Makes me feel right at home. Very attentive and magnificent food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Beautiful food, amazing tastes. Loved every moment!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

the half price drinks was a disapointment! 'selected drinks', didn't know it was just for the cocktails!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

I only can say that it was AMAZING !!!!!From start to end!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Exciting and varied Japanese inspired cuisine, skillfully prepared and presented.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 1 June 2017

Great restaurant, great food, great experience. Simple as.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Amazing food and service. What an experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Awese food, great service, a bit expensive for what we get even if everything is very well executed. Great taste overall, real japanese flavours, modern and straight to the point

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on 6 May 2017

As always, the food was amazing and the service exceeded the quality of the food. Gave our friends from the US a different perspective on eating in Ireland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Excellent... from start to finish ... special mention to the staff and our Greek waitress.... all in all everything's just on a different level

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 April 2017

This restaurant is outstanding. The food quality is crazy, the personnel is super friendly and the menu is original. This is far from a normal sushi restaurant, and can be pricy but it is really worth it in my opinion !
I normally do not like fish, there are only a few places where I actually can eat fish, this is one of them.
Highly recommended for any gourmet in Dublin.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Tables far too close together, even though the room they put us in at the top was not full. A waiter who would not leave us alone and listened in on our private conversation, then smugly told us we didn't need to order as he already knew what we were having.
Food tasted incredible but overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Fantastic Asian restaurant in Dublin. Some of the best sushi I have ever had. The flavors are well thought out and the ingredients incredibly fresh.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 March 2017

Excellent concept by Chef Dylan. A unique menu that stimulates 5 taste sensations. It is also fun to watch the food preparation which is intricate, involves 5 chefs and even includes the use of a blow torch

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 March 2017

What an incredible meal! From the amuse bouches to the entrees to the cocktails, everything was a wonder to taste and we're so glad we went.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Food was yummy and the service was impeccable. Staff pay attention and are very accommodating to the wants of the customers. The food is imaginative while offering taste that satisfies a hungry appetite. Great dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 March 2017

The Taste is much more than a "meal". It is an experience ! The best experience I've had in a Restaurant in a very long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Excellent customer service as always. Even if the food wasn't as good as it is, I'd still come back as this is a place where you're treated very well from the moment you arrive in the door. Everything tastes good but would recommend the sweetcorn balls as a decadent savoury treat

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Great welcome, very attentive and friendly staff. Great knowledge of menu and ingredients and very helpful in choosing the food to enhance the experience. Great presentation, food cooked with care & attention and so delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Outstanding food, original take on classic dishes making them better while retaining what made the original so good.
My best dining experience in Dublin :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 18 February 2017

We had a teastin menu 60 € pp and a bottle of wine 2x beers and still tap water. ...and I was surprised when I got the bill charging 2.50€ for a still water and 21.03€ service charge.
I always leave some tips around 10% but this was really shocking service charge for two people. I work in the restaurant and we change service charges for groups for 8 people and more so the most restaurants do similar.
Plus I was here before having the same teasting menu and didn't get the service charges ......
so I am thinking maybe staff put this charge thinking aaaaa this guy not gonna leave any tips let's take what we deserve ...maybe

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 February 2017

The starters were underwhelming. I love sushi but I didn't rate this sushi experience. The main courses were nice enough. Thought the mushroom balls were lovely and our fish and meats nicely cooked. The other sides were just alright nothing to rave about. The deserts were lovely which is ironic as Japenese don't really do deserts. Overall considering the price we all really felt it was over priced for what we got. A very annoying feature was the number of times that the waiting staff interrupted our conversation. Definitely excessive. There is a balance between attentive service and annoying interruptions. In line with the price of this restaurant I would have expected this balance to be executed. Top dollar means top service also folks.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

We had the most amazing meal! we could not fault the service or the food and would definitely recommend dining here it is worth every cent.
The Nigiri selection was so tasty and fresh and the Monkfish from the grill was incredible this was definitely the best meal I have ever had. My boyfriend would also agree and recommend the Donut Sticks!
The service was top notch and the waiters were all very attentive. Our main server was Florian who went above and beyond to make our meal extra special (Thank you!).
We could not have had a better meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Amazing sushi!! Wonderful atmosphere for date night or a special occasion for foodies. The bar tender made our group each a different cocktail - and they a great start to our dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. As soon as we walked through the door, our waiter was incredible. He made fabulous suggestions and had us smiling throughout the entire evening. We were the last couple in the restaurant and struggled to leave. Highly recommend this place... it's worth every penny!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 February 2017

This restaurant is sold as a Japanese restaurant but in my opinion it is not a retaurant Japanese is a restaurant that mixes the styles.
The dishes are in general very scarce in the food and its relation quality price is very bad.
As for the service I think it was quite bad as I had booked a table and when I arrived there was no room available I had to be waiting more than 20 minutes and finally I had to sit at the bar because there were no tables available having previously booked, for me This is an awful service.

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·Dined on 3 February 2017

Extremely expensive for interesting but not particularly enjoyable food.

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