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 Shani Williams for any special event requests.
Private Party Contact:
Shani Williams: (01) 901 2268
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine
Taste at Rustic Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food quality, cooking and presentation is really excellent. These people have some very fresh ideas and execute them very well. The atmosphere and service are also top notch. However, we reckoned that while the meal was most enjoyable and we would come back sometime again it would not happen soon - it's just that bit too expensive, probably 10% overpriced. So it is a first class dining experience but poor value for money.
The venue is very nice and the staff are very attentive. However the food was exceptionally poor. I appreciate that on the menu it says "we have played with temperatures..." I would suggest that strategy be abandoned. Perhaps I am a philistine but the anaemic insipid prawns sashimi served luke warm were pretty dire. Likewise the monkfish. As I was dining with a friend whom I hadn't seen in a while I did not complain.
However in other circumstances I would have sent back four of the six dishes we got.
Finally, the price. Even if the quality was good, for what you get (and knowing the cost of fish, etc. And appreciating the overheads) it is grossly overpriced.
I have already recommended another friend NOT to go. Needless to say I will not be returning and would have reservations about dining in the "stone" part now (which I have never eaten in).
I hope that Mr McGrath will take personal charge to improve standards and reconsider the price.
It was great that the restaurant organised to have international superstar Jason Momoa seated at the next table to us :) Food is awesome but just a little bit pricey for what it is, although to be fair I do believe that the restaurant takes all it's food from the best possible sources so maybe this is forgivable.
Excellent and exciting - the Pork Belly was disappointing especially considering the level of the other food. The beef stock in the Beef Sukiyaki I found just a little too sweet but it was nonetheless close to perfect and incredibly delicious.
The king crab was supremely fresh and zesty, delicious yet simple stick rice with lime, great sushi. Could be a contender for best restaurant in Dublin if they got a few things together.
Gem of a place in a convenient location. The cocktails and food were just lovely. Perfect end to our first trip to Ireland & best part of NY Eve. The staff were warm and welcoming, particularly to our 10yr old. Perfect dinning experience, apart from the duck main that we couldn't eat. The waitress offered to replace it, but we declined - discovered it had been removed from our bill which is the kind of service that is lacking in many places. Bumped into the host outside upon leaving & he graciously just gave us his umbrella as it was pouring! We will return to Dublin and this will be our first foodie stop!
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