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.
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 HD76
Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17.00-22.30
Friday - Saturday: 17.00-23.00
€31 to €50
(01) 526 7701
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Head of Events Nicole Souza for any special event requests.
Private Party Contact:
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine
Taste at Rustic Ratings and Reviews
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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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