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About Taste at Rustic

Taste at Rustic is an exciting 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

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List
Special Occasions
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Good for a Date (46)
Tasting Menu (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Authentic (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Healthy (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Business Meals (16)
Cosy (16)
Group Bookings (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

5 star everything from start to finish. Fun, friendly & knowledgable staff. Outrageously good vibrant tasting food. A treat for all senses.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 February 2018

We loved the food the service friendly staff, everything was perfect for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 2 February 2018

I’d give it 6 stars if I could! We booked a great offer through taste.ie so had a limited menu but that really didn’t matter. The room is very cool, the staff (two guys when we were there) super attentive and fun...and the food is FANTASTIC! Had sushi starter with a steak main course and fantastic orange chocolate desert. Lovely cocktail in the bar afterwards. I didn’t see the a la carte menu which is probably pricey but this place is brilliant - thanks for a super night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 February 2018

We had great time in the taste generally,service is great, I wasn’t shocked by price as been there before but my 3 friends need bit time to digest the price. Lol. But we were offered 4 complimentary drinks which are make far more better. :) . Food still amzing as usual .

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Nice meal, very tasty. Sharing sushi plates a lovely starter - 10 pieces necessary for two. Friendly wait staff. Confusing entrance - went to two wrong bars/restaurants before finding the actual restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 January 2018

Fantastic food and service

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (México)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Great food and service! Loved the decor and very confy seats and cozy place. The Bonzai Bar is very hip and great place to have drinks. I was there on New Years Eve and though everything was great I was expecting more for celebrating new years.. no countdown, no sparkling wine and no props!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

The food was sensational, we had the tasting menu and it was well worth worth it. It was a quiet night (just before NYE) but I’d say it would have a great atmosphere in regular times

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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Food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

We had an excellent Japanese meal here whilst visiting Dublin. Nice variety of dishes and excellent steaks. Very good Service and an enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant for the high quality of food, would definitely go back there

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 December 2017

As with our last few visits here we brought some friends for a first visit, we all had a wonderful meal as always. The food and service here are by far my favourite of all places I've been to.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Very delicious food, warm and friendly staff. Service is top class! Best dining experience I've had in a long time!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience4
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Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Geoff was brilliant and ran the place extremely professionally

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on 12 December 2017

I'd been to Taste at Rustic before and was excited to return. I ordered a glass of wine but the wine had corked and there was cork residue in my glass and my wine glass was chipped which was very unpleasant when I took a sip - I sent this back but was waiting a long time for a replacement that I had to follow up on where it was.

My friend and I order the Sirloin on charcoal - my steak was not cooked very well. Usually I like my steak medium rare but it was close to well done when it arrived. I don't like to complain in restaurants and had already sent my wine back so I ate the food.

I would understand if the restaurant was really busy that these things can happen in these instances but we were the 2nd table in the restaurant so there should be no errors when the restaurant is quiet.

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Food2
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 December 2017

very disappointing, competely overpriced.
Vegetarian main course was disgraceful, coconut milk and lime with a few veg thrown in, could make it at home in 10 mins and would cost less tha 5 euro.
Veg starter was also just a salad of pear and radish, absolutly no cooking skills required..menu was 65 a head before wine....shocking, we are complete suckers to put up with this stuff!!
Fish main course was raw in centre and inedible despite leaving it on the hot coals for ages.

Will not be back, shame.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great evening with fabulous food in a very relaxed atmosphere. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the kitchen operate, delivering mouth watering plates of food. The service was excellent with detailed explanations offered for each plate with prompt yet timely service intervention. One of the most enjoyable meals I have had in Dublin, a must for Japanese cuisine or cocktail lovers!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Get there, it's fantastic. Had the pork to start with followed by sea bream and crab, unreal

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas
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Food2
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 (Savannah)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Some of the food items are cleverly created bearing surprise and right balance of umami flavours. Unfortunately the set tasting menu which is usually a safe bet was a continuum of salty broths. Atmosphere was loud - too loud, hot - too hot and busy with people standing leaning on my chair and engaging loudly in conversations across our table.
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable - well oiled machine of a team. Unfortunately Not that clever and we won’t return.

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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

We had a fabulous meal, very attentive staff and the place is lovely. However, my husband is celiac and notified the waiter of this in advance of ordering. Despite this and having questioned several of the dishes he was informed half way through one of the courses and when he re questioned the waiter, that what he’d just eaten container wheat! He therefore couldn’t finish the course and was Ill that night night and the following day. We were very surprised by this.
This breakdown in communication is not commensurate with the level of service one one associate with a restaurant in that price bracket.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 December 2017

Very enjoyable, I was nervous that as a vegetarian it would be limiting. Food was excellent, staff knew the menu and made good suggestions.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 November 2017

The Good was really nice and the staff so friendly and helpfull. Ill be back for sure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 November 2017

We had such a wonderful experience here and look forward to returning soon
The food was spectatular and service was excellent
Many thanks!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 November 2017

I have had steak there before but the steak I got was not great...I have had better ...better at home and better in that restaurant...given I was on a 1st date I did not want to complain. Ambience is very different on a Wed night V a Saturday night..its not nearly as good on a wed. Service was great and nice help on the wine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Outstanding cuisine, great mix of flavours. If you love Japanese and fusion cuisine, in a cosy and modern environment this is without a doubt one of the best places in Dublin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

Amazing service, Amazing food but portions are small so don’t expect to get well fed for a fair price - all very enjoyable but even a 3 course dinner will not feed a hungry diner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Service2
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

A bit tricky to find as it was no top of another restaurant but with no signs. Food was amazing, but there was only 1 person taking orders so you would have to be patient (good thing I had a book with me).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

I am a huge fan of Taste at Rustic and I have been to the restaurant on many occasions. This was the first time that I had any issues with the experience. It took quite some time to be seated for our 9pm reservation and I do not think we started to eat until 10pm. The staff were incredibly attentive so their were no complaints, but as the organiser I was conscious of it. I was more disappointed by the food. Across the board, I found it over seasoned, I have ordered the same items on several occasions and I thought there was excessive use of salt on many of the sides and the steaks from the set menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Amazing quality of food. In love with the nigiri. Quite expensive though. But definitely worth a try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

It was really delicious. Great atmosphere, fabulously charred food. Really a treat for the senses. Had a lovely date night with the hubby. Would highly recommend it.
Looking forward to the next visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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Food4
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Ate from Pre Theatre menu, food was very flavoursome and staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will return....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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Food3
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great atmosphere and table service. The food was good, but a little overpriced in our opinion

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·Dined on 20 October 2017

Taste at rustic is a dining experience of the highest quality. I would recommend sitting at the counter/ chefs table so you can see the intricate work of the food being prepared. Stunning place with such helpful front of house.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Great sushi and excellent steak. Wonderful service.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Went for anniversary dinner. Had heard nothing about the restaurant & we had an absolutely great evening! I don't usually leave reviews but felt I had to as I was so impressed with the atmosphere, the service & the food. Amazing find, we'll be back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on 12 October 2017

The people who work at Taste of Rustic are wonderful. They remember who you are and engage with you in a way that does not disrupt your meal but adds to the experience. And the food is exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great food and nice ambience- had a lovely meal and went downstairs for a cocktail at the bar. Was informed that we were unable to sit at bar as we had not reserved chairs (even though nobody was sitting down). This was after we spent a fair whack on three courses & wine upstairs..incredibly disappointing end to what was a lovely night

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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Fabulous Food
Lovely staff
Great ambience
Very enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. Lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

I heard great comments about Taste at Rustic and have been to Rustic Stone and Fade Street Social and love them both. It certainly did not disappoint.
The food was fantastic, staff were so friendly, very helpful and showed a huge interest in the food. I am gluten intolerant and the majority of the menu could be adapted. Everything that I had was beautiful but I have to give the Green Tea Brulee a special mention....it was clearly the nicest dessert I ever had.
There is a great atmosphere in the restaurant and also in the bar. The cocktails are to die for.
I have already recommended it to family and friends and we will definitely be back.
Thanks.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Amazing tasting menu. The food was so good. Very friendly staff and quick and professional service.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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